VFW Post 11078 to meet today


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11078 of Summerton will meet at 6 p.m. today at the VFW Post on Cantey Street, directly behind First Citizens Bank. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Call Carl A. Farley at (803) 478-7593 or (803) 460-8910.

The Carolina Coin Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at 155 Haynsworth St., the Parks and Recreation Department building. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month and visitors are always welcome. Call (803) 775-8840 for information.

South Carolina Legal Services will hold an expungement workshop at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Clarendon One Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St., Summerton. This is your opportunity to put your past behind you. Come let attorneys Christina Kelly and Tiffney Love begin or continue the process of clearing your legal record. Call Kathleen L. Gibson at (803) 485-2043 or (803) 225-0832 for information about this free workshop.

Paxville Community Development Corp. (PCDC) will hold a family fun festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at PCDC Community Center, 10183 Lewis Road, Paxville. This event will feature food, music and games. Bring your own chairs. No coolers or alcohol allowed. Call James Zeigler at (803) 452-5805 or (803) 464-3487.

A picnic in the park with live entertainment will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the North HOPE Center Park, 904 N. Main St. Sponsored by the James R. Clark Memorial Foundation Sickle Cell clients, this event is being held in recognition of Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will hold its harvest ball meeting 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 310 Palmetto St. Call (803) 469-7133.

The Scotts Branch High School Alumni Association will meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Eagles Nest in Summerton (old district office on Larry King Highway). Your support and help are needed for a major project planned for the near future. Call Eliza at (803) 460-1726 or Robert at (803) 225-4085.

The Sumter Branch NAACP will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3860 S.C. 261 North, Rembert. The public is invited to attend.

The Westside Neighborhood Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at the Birnie HOPE Center, 210 S. Purdy St. Sumter County Council Chairman Jim McCain will give an update on the county and Penny for Progress updates. Contact Jim McCain at (678) 429-8150 or jtmccain@bellsouth.net.

The Disabled American Veterans Gamecock Chapter 5 will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 18 Hardpack Road, off of Peach Orchard Road.

The SCEA-R monthly membership meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the North HOPE Center. A membership party, compliments of the state SCEA-R, will be held.

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 will hold a pancake dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DAV building, 18 Hardpack Road, off of Peach Orchard Road. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased at the door.

The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. Guest speaker will be Wendy O'Steen, nurse educator with Vanda Pharmaceuticals of Washington, D.C., which specializes in the circadian rhythm disorder Non-24. Visit the chapter's booth at the Sumter County Fair. October is blind awareness month. Contact Debra Canty, chapter president, at (803) 775-5792 or debra.canty@frontier.com. Donations are welcome and can be mailed to NFB Sumter Chapter, P.O. Box 641, Sumter, SC 29151.