The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertiser is your community newspaper. One of the ways we involve ourselves is by running the events and happenings of the community in our weekly calendar. Send us your event listing no later than noon the Monday prior to publication (Thursday) and we will list your event in the newspaper. There is no charge for most event listings. To list your event, email us at email@example.com or call (843) 537-5261.
CHERAW ARTS COMMISSION BURR GALLERY WORKS
WHEN: Oct. 2-30, Exhibit hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm
WHERE: Burr Gallery, 200 Powe St., Cheraw
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission Burr Gallery Works in Brass by J. Gleason featuring sculptures created from musical instruments by Pee Dee area artist Jim Gleason. Come see his Dizzy inspired pieces!
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 ext 12
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SENIOR HEALTH EXPO
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon
WHERE: Senior Circle Center, 914 Chesterfield Hwy, beside Country Kitchen.
WHAT: Adults over 55 are invited to attend this free event that will include health information, local physicians and organizations, $25 flu shots, blood pressure screening and more. Information presented is especially for seniors. The event is being presented by Senior Circle, Healthy Woman and Chesterfield General Hospital.
CONTACT: Senior Circle Center
JEFFERSON 2ND ANNUAL BLUE JAY FESTIVAL
WHEN: Oct. 12 and 13
WHERE: Downtown Jefferson
WHAT: The 2nd annual Blue Jay Festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 6, with a softball tournament and the Miss Blue Jay Pageant. Festivities will continue Friday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 13, with Jefferson’s Got Talent, 5K Run/Walk, the Blue Jay Parade and ending with a dance on Saturday night. Events for the entire family to enjoy such as karaoke, a corn hole tournament, a shag contest, a car and bike show along with many other children’s activities.
CONTACT: 843-658-7600 or www.townofjeffersonsc.com
GOSPEL TABERNACLE FALL RAINBOW TEA
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Gospel Tabernacle Church- 549 Deaton St., Ruby
WHAT: Come out and enjoy an evening at the Gospel Tabernacle. Admission for adults is $5 and children 5-12 tickets are $3.
CONTACT: Bertha Burroughs 843-337-9934 or the church at 843-634-5585
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WHERE: FATZ Restaurant, Cheraw
WHAT: Sponsored by the American Legion. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon and beverage. All proceeds will benefit the America Legion Post #74 of Chesterfield. Plates are $5 each. There will be a raffle drawing as well and you do not have to be present to win. Tickets will be sold in advance on Saturday, October 6 at Piggly Wiggly in Chesterfield.
CONTACT: American Legion Post #74
FREE WORSHIP GOES PINK
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
WERE: Free Worship on Highway 9 in Cheraw
WHAT: This day is set aside to remember and honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer in our community and educate congregations on importance of early detection. Everyone is asked to wear pink to show support, honor survivors and remember those who have lost their battle.
CONTACT: Free Worship
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST HOMECOMING
WHEN: Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Hickory Grove Baptist Church
WHAT: Homecoming worship service with the Riverside Boys singing and the former pastor from Gaffney, SC, Rev. Delos Blanton will be preaching and lunch after the service.
CONTACT: Hickory Grove Baptist Church
FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church – 307 Greene St. in Cheraw
WHAT: Dinner and fellowship will immediately follow the worship service in the dining hall. The public is invited to attend.
CONTACT: Rev. Redonia Thomas or Ms. Jones at 843-537-7523
ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM
WHEN: Oct. 14
WHERE: Mt. Calvary UFBH Church of God, Inc.- 103 Fletcher St., Bennettsville
WHAT: Pastor Jean Sellers of New Faith Christian Center will be the speaker.
CONTACT: Evangelist Laura Green 843-537-6734
PASTOR APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hopewell Baptist Church Fellowship Building, 15084 Highway 9, Chesterfield
WHAT: Honoring the pastors and their spouses who serve our area with love and compassion.
CONTACT: For more information and to register, please call Cindy P. Beard at 623-5526 or 800-572-9322 by Thursday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by Hospice of Chesterfield County.
CHESTERFIELD COUNT GOP MEETING
WHEN: Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chesterfield YMCA Conference Room
WHAT: The Chesterfield County GOP will hold its October meeting on October 16, 2012, instead of October 8th, in the Chesterfield TMCA Conference Room at 5:30 p.m. Our speaker will be Chad Connelly, SC GOP Chairman.
CONTACT: Jack Parker
FREE DOUBLE OUT DOOR MOVIE NIGHT
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19
WHERE: Wallace Baptist Church
WHAT: Now Showing 5th Quarter. Free Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pop Corn and Fun! First Show at “Dark Thirty” and Second Show at 10 p.m. Bring your youth group, a chair, a blanket, a friend or just bring yourself and enjoy!
CONTACT: Wallace Baptist Church
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church Educational Building on 307 Greene St.
WHAT: Our guest speaker is Dr. Karen Chandler, associate professor of the College of Charleston and co-founder/principal of the Charleston Jazz Initiative. She will also have for sell LEGENDS, a CD recording of jazz artists who are native to Charleston and those with musical and familial ties to South Carolina. Tickets $25.
CONTACT: For additional information please contact the, Southern African American Heritage Center, 843-921-9989, www.southernaaheritagecenter.org.
DIZZY GILLESPIE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
WHEN: Oct. 19
WHERE: Cheraw State Park Golf Course
WHAT: Each year the Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Golf Tournament is held the third week of October, in conjunction with the Cheraw Jazz Festival. The organizations primary goal is to help students of Chesterfield County attend schools of higher education. You may show your support by sponsoring a team for the tournament or max a free donation to the scholarship fund.
CONTACT: James Sweeney at 843-537-4663
CHERAW HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1987
WHEN: Friday Oct. 19
WHERE: Cheraw High School
WHAT: Join us in watching the Cheraw High Braves take on the Central High Eagles at the Cheraw High School. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $6 each.After the game, head over to Oskars Restaurant & Bar for “good food, good drinks, and good times with good friends.” Performing at Oskars will be the Robert Gardiner Quartet (Cheraw native).
CONTACT: Oskars Restaurant & Bar 843-320-0303
CHERAW CLASS OF 1987
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20
WHERE: Theatre on the Green and El-Sherif’s Restaurant
WHAT: The SC Jazz Festival will be in full swing with several activities throughout the day at Centennial Park and Theatre on the Green. Please click on the following link for a complete list of events: www.scjazzfestival.com. Following the “Jazz at the Theatre on the Green” event, head over to El-Sherif’s Restaurant for a trip down memory lane.
CONTACT: El-Sherif’s Restaurant 843-921-0066
3rd ANNUAL CAR, TRUCK & BIKE WEEKEND
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: at Free Worship, located at 915 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw
WHAT: Registration begins at 9 am and is $20 for each vehicle entry. Judging begins at 12:30pm with trophies awarded at 2:00pm for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each class pre 1981 Cars & Trucks, 1982 +, Hot rod/Custom, and Motorcycles. There will also be special awards for Best of Show, Pastor’s Choice and First Lady’s Choice. Food and drinks will be on sale inside at the Sweet Aroma Coffee Shop with proceeds going to Free Worship ministry.
CONTACT: Go to www.freeworshipcheraw.com for more info and directions
CLASS OF 1987 EVENTS
WHEN: Sunday Oct. 21
WHERE: The Cheraw Family Worship Center
WHAT: The Cheraw Family Worship Center (located at 3050 Highway 9) is welcoming our class to its 10:45 AM service. Fellow classmate Derrick Gordon and his family will host this event. We hope you will plan to participate in these planned activities. We look forward to seeing you in Cheraw!!
CONTACT: Cheraw Family Worship
HOSPICE “COPING WITH GRIEF” SUPPORT GROUP
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: 700 West Blvd, Chesterfield
WHAT: Hospice of Chesterfield County presents, “Coping with Grief”, a support group meeting for those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Open to the public!
CONTACT: More Info Erica Freeman 623-9155
“MEET THE PIONEERS” FALL WALKING TOUR
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Foundry Hill Cemetery
WHAT: Come and join us for our 1st annual “Meet the Pioneers” Fall Cemetery Walking Tour at Foundry Hill Cemetery. We will learn about the contributions of local African Americans and where they are buried. Mr. Ted Bradley a caretaker of the cemetery and Felicia Flemming-McCall will be the tour guides. We will meet you at the front of the cemetery on Marion Street. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along your book, African Americans of Chesterfield County if you like. Tour Cost-Adults $8 and Children (5-18) are $5.
CONTACT: For tickets and additional information please contact the, Southern African American Heritage Center, 843-921-9989, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEATRE OF ILLUSION
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Theatre on the Green, 200 Market St.
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission presents Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. Described as “Modern Day Houdinis”, this duo presents a big, high-tech stage show that combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with elaborate stage illusions. Audience members will not believe their eyes! Please call for ticket information.
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 ext 12
TRUNK OR TREAT AT PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
WHEN: Wed., Oct. 31st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pine Grove Baptist Church, located at 293 Zoar Road, in Chesterfield
WHAT: Come meet biblical characters and fellowship! Pine Grove Baptist Church and Zoar United Methodist Church will host a Trunk-a-Treat
CONTACT: For more information, call the church at 623-7037.
TRUNK OR TREAT AT FREE WORSHIP
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Free Worship is located at 915 Chesterfield Hwy in Cheraw
WHAT: Everyone is welcome to stop by and trick or treat from trunk to trunk. Each trunk will be decorated and filled with candy for this family friendly event.
CONTACT: Go to www.freeworshipcheraw.com for more info or visit us on Facebook at Free Worship.
WHEN: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Wallace Baptist Church
WHAT: Fun, Food, and Games! Everyone is invited. FREE.
CONTACT: Wallace Baptist Church
ROSENWALD HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
WHEN: Nov. 2 through 4
WHERE: Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at Darlington High School, SIMT Conference Center in Florence, Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School
WHAT: Alumni of Rosenwald High School announce its Biennial Reunion to be held November 2-4, 2012. The reunion is open to all alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the school that was founded in Society Hill, SC in 1930. The three-day Reunion includes a Friday evening registration with an Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at Darlington High School; marching and riding units in the Society Hill Catfish Festival Parade; a Saturday evening banquet at the SIMT Conference Center in Florence; and a Sunday morning Worship and Remembrance Service at the Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School.
CONTACT: See Marie Swiney, Roosevelt Wallace, or Booker T McPhail Jr. for tickets or call (843) 378-4735. Visit us on facebook/rosenwaldschoolreunion
BURR GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
WHEN: Nov. 5 through 30, Hours - Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Burr Gallery at 200 Powe Street
WHAT: Cheraw Arts Commission Burr Gallery Reflections: Photography Exhibit of Cheraw’s Days Gone. This exhibit features a collection of Black & White photographs of Cheraw homes and buildings from 1890-1910
CONTACT: 843.537.8420 ext 12
VETERAN’S DAY MUSICAL TRIBUTE
WHEN: Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Calvary Baptist Church
WHAT: Calvary Baptist Church presented by On Stage Theatre Group & Cheraw Arts Commission- evening of patriotic music and dialogue performed by community singers. Free!
CONTACT: Cheraw Arts Commission
ANNUAL CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street Downtown Chesterfield
WHAT: The theme of this year’s parade is “Every Day is a Gift.” Churches, civic groups and businesses are encouraged to enter “homemade” floats with lighting being encouraged. Best float prizes will be awarded as follows: grand prize - $300, second place - $200 and third place - $100. The grand prize winner will also receive a trophy to keep until next year’s parade. Other entries are also welcome. To enter, please call the Hospice of Chesterfield County office at (843) 623-9155.
WHEN: Every Thursday, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Chesterfield Branch Library
WHAT: Story time for kids. No cost to attend.
CONTACT: For more information, contact 843-623-6730.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
WHEN: 2nd Thursday of every month.
WHERE: Smokehouse Grill, Hwy. 151 N., Jefferson
WHAT: Chesterfield County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind monthly meetings.
CONTACT: 843-658-3251 for more information.
WHEN: Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Faith Temple Church, 4044 Delta Heights Road, Wallace
WHAT: There will be a bible “seed of faith” study for you and your family. Gain understanding of your purpose and your destiny.
CONTACT: For information, call 843-377-9375.
CLASSIC CAR CLUB
WHEN: 2nd Monday at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Shoney’s 905 E. 5th St., Hartsville
WHAT: If you own or have an interest in classic cars, trucks or motorcycles, please join us.
CONTACT: Mike Northcutt 843-332-5015 or 843-621-8031 or Harry Wallace 843-332-1836 or 843-229-2923.
WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Lodge located on the N. Marquis Highway
WHAT: Monthly meetings for lodge #1112 and 152. If you are interested in joining, come and enjoy a meal and entertainment before the meetings.
CONTACT: John Briggs 843-332-6570, Harry Wallace 843-332-1836, Ron Howard 843-332-0889 or Orville Anderson 843-857-8540.
AMVET MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
WHERE: Post 177, Wallace
WHAT: Membership Drive. Sign up or re-new your membership. All military branches welcome.
CONTACT: Earl Hood, 843-439-0401 or Melvin Cohoon, 843-862-5883.
GREATER PEE DEE ANIMAL RESCUE MEETING
WHEN: 6 p.m., Last Saturday of each month.
WHERE: Mary’s Restaurant, Market St., Cheraw
WHAT: Hot dog sale at Cheraw IGA the first Saturday of each month.
CONTACT: Call 843-537-5763 or 843-535-2294.
WHERE: Chesterfield County Animal Shelter.
CONTACT: Debbie Farhi at 704-451-955 or Susan Helms 704-361-3879.
CHERAW ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
WHEN: Daily meetings.
WOMEN SUPPORT GROUP
WHEN: Every Thursday at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 339 N. Page St., Chesterfield
CONTACT: Sheila Awe at 843-623-7364 or email@example.com
GREATER CHERAW CHILDREN’S CHORUS & YOUTH CHORALE
WHEN: Remainder of the Year, Until Spots are Filled
WHAT: Auditions for the greater Cheraw Children’s Chorus and Youth Chorale. Call to Schedule a time.
CONTACT: Ms. Wilkerson at 843-601-5745