August At The UCAC
First Encounter — Photographer George Ligon is bringing his work back to Union County Arts Council. After spending 15 days on Safari, Mr Ligon has produced an exhibit that will allow all of Union County the ability to have a “First Encounter” with the wildlife of Kenya. We invite everyone to visit this extraordinary show!
Exhibit Dates: July 8-Aug. 18.
Reception Date: Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m.
First Responder Door Hanger Class — Attention all First Responder Families! This class is made for you! Show your Love for your First Responder by displaying it on your front door! Please contact UCAC to register for this class!
Friday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.
$20 for members/$25 for non-members.
Corky Canvas — Corky Canvas is back! Ladies, grab your friends and your favorite drink and join us for an evening of fun!
Friday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m.
$25 for members/$30 for non-members.
Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!
Jam at Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.! Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community. Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!
Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, August 9 at 6 a.m. This is open to everyone!
Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!
Toddler Time — Friday, Aug. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us! $10.
Back To School Bash
On Aug. 6, the Union County Prayer Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Back to School Bash. It will be held at the Union County Fairgrounds beginning at 12 p.m. We will also be honoring the 2nd year Scholarship Recipient, Ms. Damisha Bryant, at the Bash! Bring your family. All the children will get free school supplies. Drawings will be held also.
First Steps Meeting
The Union County First Steps Partnership Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. at the Union County Schools District Office Annex located at 120 Lakeside Drive in Union. The public is invited to attend.
Anyone wishing to attend that requires special assistance due to a disability is encouraged to contact Mrs. Catherine M. Childers, Executive Director at 864-429-1740, Ext. 134 prior, to the start of the meeting.
Community Prayer Meeting
The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the USC Union gazebo. Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world, and for the Church.
Let us give thanks for our country, and pray fervently for its future. Pray for God’s guidance in the elections this year. Please pray for our military, our police, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.
All are welcome. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.
Fall Charity Golf Classic
The Union County Health Care Foundation will hold its annual Fall Charity Golf Classic at Woodfin Ridge on Oct. 7. The event will be a Captain’s Choice Tournament. Persons wanting to participate must register to do so by Sept. 30. For more information contact Union County Health Care Foundation Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey at 864-301-2466.
UCHS Hall Of Fame Nominations Sought
The Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations of individuals to be considered for the UCHS Hall of Fame.
If you would like to nominate an individual from any of the county’s former high schools, please do so by contacting Mike McGee by phone at 864-429-1765, Extension 16, or email email@example.com. You should provide the name and mailing address of the nominee.
The deadline for nominations to be considered this year is Aug. 26.
Jonesville Town Festival
The Jonesville Town Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from noon-9 p.m. We are looking for vendors, musical groups, dance groups and singers. If you would like to be a part of the festivities, feel free to contact, Betsy Thompson at 674-6799, Randy Spencer at 426-2219 or Ronald Young at 466-7293. We will look forward to hearing from you.
The Jonesville Town Festival committee is looking for someone that might would be interested in doing a car show for the Festival which will take place on Sept. 17.
If interested please contact Betsy Thompson at 864-674-6799, Randy Spencer at 864-426-2219 or Ronald Young at 864-466-7293.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.
Light refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Brandon Dietz the 2015 SC Junior Beekeeper will present a program on Commercial Pollination.
Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
Saturday, Aug. 13
The Carlisle Finishing group formerly known as Cone Mills meets at 9 a.m. at Midway for breakfast. Our guest speaker will be Bradley Adams, our new football coach at Union County High School. All retirees and former employees are welcome. For more information call 466-5276.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street. Lunch will be provided.
The scheduled meetings for the rest of 2016 are as follows:
— Wednesday, September 28
— Wednesday, October 26
— Tuesday, November 22
Lions Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.
For more information contact Penny Adamo at 864-427-8322.
Post 22 To Improve 2016 Baseball Team
Union American Legion Post 22 is currently working on much-needed improvements for their 2016 baseball team. Changes will be made from top to bottom, and will go back to the 1925 roots of American Legion Baseball, teaching “young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health, and active citizenship.” This quote is from the historical article at www.legion.org/baseball/history
Legion Post 22 is currently looking for enthused volunteers to help carry the proud tradition of American Legion baseball forward in Union County. If you love baseball and working with teenagers, or just like helping out in your community, and are able to contribute in any way at all, please consider volunteering. There are many ways to contribute your time, from being one of the coaches for the regular or junior teams, to just helping out for a few hours at a time. To volunteer yourself, please give the head of the Post 22 Baseball Committee, Joe Tracy, a call at 931-249-9686 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Democratic Party Election Dates
October 8, Voter Registration Deadline, November General Election.
November 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., General Election.
Please volunteer and get involved in your local voting precincts and vote in all elections.
Contact: Ann Stevens, Union County Democratic Party Chair, 864-429-1108 (v/t)
Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.
The Bereavement Program will be held at the Medi Home Hospice office located at 720 Duncan Bypass, Suite C, Union, on the top floor of Austin Rehab.
Meetings will be every first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Facilitators are Rev. Richard Brown, Chaplain; Kanisha Benjamin, Social Worker.
For more information contact 864-426-7784.
2016 Union County Council Meetings
Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (Carlisle Town Hall)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Jonesville Town Hall)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Election held on November 8, 2016)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
2016 Union County School Board Meeting Dates
August 8, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
August 22, 2016 — Monarch Elementary School
September 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
September 26, 2016 — Buffalo Elementary School
October 10, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
October 24, 2016 — Foster Park Elementary School
November 14, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
November 28, 2016 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
December 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
All meetings are at 7 p.m.
The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.