God & Country Rally
A God & Country Rally will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, from 4-7 p.m. at the West Springs Community Center.*
For the children there will be a bounce house, face painting, snow cones, and popcorn.
There will be food including hot dogs right off the grill as well as slaw, baked beans, chips, dessert, and drink. Plates are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
There will be live music by The Disciple 5 of Moore and Living Harvest of Greer.
This community event is a time to worship, eat, and fellowship together. Please bring your lawn chairs.
*In the event of rain, the rally will be held at West Springs Baptist Church.
Medi-Home Hospice will hold a Street Fair on Nov. 4 from 3-7 p.m. in the parking lot at 702 S. Duncan Bypass, Union.
The Street Fair is free and the public is invited to attend.
October At The Arts Council
• Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!
• Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us October 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!
• Toddler Time — Friday October 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us! $10.
• Dwight Rose Exhibit — We invite you to visit the gallery and spend some time in the world of Dwight Rose. Mr. Rose is our 2016 Juror and has displayed his watercolor artwork for all of Union County to enjoy. With over 30 pieces to view , his talent will amaze you.
• Mini Monet — Our Saturday children’s classes are back! Join us on October 15 for a morning of pumpkins! We will supply everything you need to create your masterpiece, you just need to bring your CREATIVITY!
$15 members/$20 nonmembers; 9-11 a.m.; please pre-register.
Union American Legion Post 22 will be having its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 10.
The meeting will be held in its regular location, the Legion Hut at 120 Scenic Drive in Veterans Memorial Park in Union.
A meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.
Post 22 meets on the second Monday evening of the month and prospective members are always welcome to attend.
As part of their on-going efforts to support the Union County Carnegie Library and raise money to replace the roof on Friends on Main, the Friends will sponsor a Fall Festival at the library from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, October 14.
To include the community-at-large in this event, the Friends need sponsors willing to create scarecrows which will be judged by those attending the festival. Grand Prize will be $75! Sponsorship entry forms and directions are available at the library; the deadline to sponsor is October 10.
There will be both free and inexpensive games, activities, and food for a family-centered experience. Some of the games will be ring toss, horse shoes, yard darts, pumpkin bowling, tic tac toe, and fishing; activities will include corn hole, cupcake walk, basketball, solo cup water race, pumpkin painting, and pool of corn. A deal on tickets will be available: buy ten for $5 and receive a free balloon. Come out and join the fun!
For further information, call the library at 864-427-7140.
2016 Hog Jog 5K
The 2016 Hog Jog 5K will be held Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. at Midway BBQ, 811 Main St., Buffalo,
Pre-Race Day Registration for the Hog Jog is at the Union County YMCA, 106 Lakeside Drive, Union.
Race Day Registration will be at Midway BBQ beginning at 6:30 a.m.
The registration fee is $20 and includes a visor and breakfast. Breakfast will be served to participants upon completion of the run.
Breakfast for non-participants is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
Hog Jog participants will run along a course that begins at Midway BBQ, goes along Buffalo Highway, turns right on to Times Boulevard, then right on to Rice Avenue, makes a loop through the Timken Complex parking area, continues on Rice Avenue, right on Lukesville Road, then right on Duncan Avenue to the finish.
Proceeds from the Hog Jog will go to support the Union County YMCA’s Annual Campaign.
For more information contact the Union County YMCA at 864-427-0668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2o16 Union County Fair Flower Show
“Moments to Remember,” the 2016 Union County Fair Flower Show, will be presented by the Good Neighbors Garden Club and the Union County Master Gardeners Association.
For a chance to win blue ribbons and a grand prize, enter your best horticultural specimens or reserve a slot and create a floral design.
Look for further details in the 2016 Union County Fair Book available at the Clemson County Extension Office. Beat the crowd and pick up a fair book and your entry tags to complete before registration.
When: Registration is Monday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Judging will be Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Where: Flower Hall at the Union County Fairground.
Additional Information: Contact Linda Roberson at 427-5445 or Donnis Henderson at 427-2418.
2016 4-H Market Steer Sale
The Union County Livestock Association and Union County 4-H will hold the 2016 4-H Market Steer Sale at 6 p.m. Oct. 18, during the Union County Agricultural Fair.
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to come out and take part in the sale, and to support the 4-H youth who are participating in the South Carolina Market Steer Project.
Benefits of supporting the SC Market Steer Project Sale include all natural product guaranteed steroid free; the ability to customize cuts of beef with a local processor; option of purchasing whole, sides or quarters of beef; supporting the education of youth through the project and through proceeds going to individual youth members who have raised and shown their steer throughout the year.
For questions or more details, email Dr. Meghan Wood at email@example.com.
The Union County Young Republicans and The Union County Democratic Party have partnered to sponsor a series of debates featuring candidates for local offices in Union. The goal of these debates is to provide a forum for candidates to speak on the issues important to the people of Union, in a fair an impartial environment.
The dates and times for the debates are as follows:
• October 27, 2016, 7 p.m. — House District 42
All debates will be held in the auditorium at USC Union. There will be no cost for those wishing to attend the debates, but seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Questions may be submitted in advanced by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions in writing before the debates begin. Submitting a question does not guarantee that it will be used in the debate. The debate committee will review all submitted questions and determine if they shall be used.
The Bi-Partisan debate committee is made up of three representatives of the Union County Young Republicans, and three representatives of the Union County Democratic Party.
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.
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, 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
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.