Housing Authority Commission Meeting
The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union will meet Monday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at 201 Porter Street, Union.
Woodmen Of The World
Woodmen of the World will be having their montly meeting Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in Woodman’s Park.
For any questions call 864-427-0205.
Sims Class Of 1968
The Sims High School Class of 1968 will meet on Saturday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at 1101 Union Boulevard.
Business of importance. See you there.
If any questions, feel free to call 864-674-6799.
The Piedmont Physic Garden will host a workshop on Saturday, June 24 entitled “Make Your Turf Great Again” with speaker Kevin Bagwell, who is the head of the Horticulture Department at Spartanburg Community College.
The workshop will be held at 301 E. South Street in Union from 10 a.m.-noon.
The cost is $20 for non-members.
To reserve your spot, you can sign up online at www.piedmontphysicgarden or you can mail a check to Piedmont Physic Garden at PO Box 603 Union, SC 29379.
For questions, please call us at 864-427-2556.
Fun Day Trip To Charleston
A Fun Day Trip To Historic Charleston will be held Wednesday, June 28.
It will be a chartered bus trip to Charleston.
The fee is $35 per seat and covers the trip with stops at Mother Emmanuel Church, Markets, and Hyman’s Seafood Restaurant. (Cost of meals is not included.)
Contact Rose at 864-426-6518 or Novella at 803-984-2060 to book your seat.
One Day Trip To Harrah’s
Betsy & Company along with the Over The Hill Relay For Life Team presents a one day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Saturday, July 15.
Departing Jonesville Municipal Building at 7 a.m., picking up in Union at the Old Walmart Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m., picking up in Spartanburg at Ingles on Pine Street at 8:15 a.m.
If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799.
Care In Our Community
A Caregiver Support Group at Heartland Health Care Center — Union will meet every third Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m in the Assisted Living Unit.
This group is open to anyone providing care for a person with health issues or age-related illness. At our caregiver meetings you will meet others in your same situation and learn new ideas to overcome challenges or find answers to questions you may have.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information call 864-357-0147.
Heartland Health Care Center — Union is located at 709 Rice Avenue, Union.
Open House, Job Fair
Heartland Health Care Center — Union will hold an Open House and Job Fair in the Assisted Living Unit on Tuesday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m.
4-H Summer Camps
Clemson University Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering the following summer camps beginning in June.
4-H Crochet Summer Workshop Series
June 20, July 11 & 18, and August 1
Ages 9 and over
This is a series of workshops for the 4-H’er who has already accomplished the basic crochet stitches — chain and single crochet. We will meet twice a month in June and July, and once in August. 4-H’ers will work on a lap throw and other crochet projects. Here’s an opportunity to advance your crochet skills and make a very pretty throw
Sow And Grow Daycamp
Ages 7 and over
Do you have a green thumb? In this daycamp you will learn how to plant a garden, and actually help plant a raised bed garden on the fairgrounds. You will also learn how to make your garden grow, which bugs are good and bad for your garden, and when to harvest your vegetables. On the second day, Mrs. Jannie will join us to lead you in making some delicious recipes using fresh from the garden vegetables!
4-H Camp Wild
Let’s go camping! Join youth from Union, Chester, York, Fairfield, Newberry and Lancaster counties in a real 4-H camping experience at Chester State Park. This overnight camping program will include wildlife, natural resources, science, water activities, shooting sports, and lots of hands-on 4-H activities. Camp will begin at 10 a.m. on June 27, and end at 6 p.m. on June 28. WILDathon will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by a dinner for campers and their immediate family. Parents provide transportation.
4-H Club Summer Camp
Where: Camp Long in Aiken, SC
Camp Cooper, Summerton, SC
Registration: $275 ($75 deposit upon registration — Balance Due by May 30.)
This is 4-H Summer Camp at its best — overnight camping at Camp Long in Aiken, SC, or Camp Cooper in Summerton, SC. There will be all the traditional camp activities, like swimming, canoeing, fishing, team sports, climbing wall, zip line, hiking, crafts, and so much more. Make friends and memories that will last a lifetime! Parents provide transportation.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages 7 and over
A tornado has left your home without power, or you are walking in the woods and suddenly you can’t remember which way to get home…EMERGENCIES happen every day…how do you survive?? Come to this daycamp and learn basic survival skills, from making shelter, finding food and water, and staying safe until help arrives.
4-H Camp Cloverbud
Ages 5 to 7
This is a 4-H camp just for the little folks to introduce them to the treasures of 4-H. This year our Cloverbuds will get up close and personal with bugs, butterflies, and creepy crawlers in their own backyard. Camp will include science, natural resources and plenty of hands-on 4-H activities. Your Cloverbud will not want to miss a day of this fun camp.
For more information about the summer camps being offered by 4-H call the Clemson University Cooperative Extension at 864-427-6259.
The 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.
Clemson Extension FCL (Family and Community Leaders) have formed a Crochet Club that will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon.
This club is open to anyone from the beginner to very experienced. There will be an instructor on site at least once a month. Other experienced crochet workers will be available to help at other times.
For further information call the Clemson Extension Office from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Thursday at 427-6259 or Juanita McCullough, Secretary for the Patchwork Quilters of FCL at 427-5739.
At The UCAC In June
The following events and activities will be held at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown Union in June.
Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. This is open to everyone!
Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us June 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!
Toddler Time — OUR JUNE CLASS IS CANCELLED. Our next class will be July 28.
2017 Summer Art Camps
Now is the time to register! Camps start in just a couple of weeks! WE HAVE A CAMP FOR EVERYONE! ALL K-5th grade camps include lunch
• Jurassic Camp
June 15 & 16
Dino eggs, bug soap, dino heads, fossils & more!
• Mod Podge Camp
June 22 & 23
Candle Holders, Clip boards, Confetti Bowls, & more!
• Surviving Zombies STEM Camp
June 29 & 30
4th Grade and above
Zombie Hands, Solar Ovens, Water Systems, & more!
• Color Explosion
July 13 & 14
Bags, Crayons, pillowcases & more
• Color Expressions
July 20 & 21
Galaxy Twist T-shirts, Wall Art, soap , & more!
• Self Expression Camp
Festival Masks, Self Expression Masks, Portrait Drawing
*This camp will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and DOES NOT include lunch.
For more information contact Amber at 864-429-2817.
Head Start Accepting Applications
Carolina Community Actions, Inc., Head Start is now accepting applications for children ages 3 and 4 for the 2017-2018 program year.
Head Start serves children from low-income families and children with disabilities. Children with disabilities, including emotional, intellectual and physical (visual, hearing, speech, crippling and other chronic impairments), are eligible regardless of their family income level. Services provided by Head Start include education, nutrition, medical, dental, social services, transportation, parent involvement, and special education services.
We are also now accepting applications for Infants and Toddlers birth to 3 years of age and pregnant mothers for the 2017-2018 program year. Early Head Start Programs begin serving children before they are born by offering services to their pregnant moms. The purpose of this is to ensure that the pregnant woman remains healthy throughout her pregnancy.
CCA Early Head Start/Head Start participates in the USDA Child Care Food Program and breakfast and lunch are served to the Head Start children and formula, breakfast, and lunch are served to the Early Head Start children at no cost to the families. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
A legal birth certificate, certificate of immunization, proof of income for the 2016 calendar year, and social security numbers of all persons in household must be provided when you apply.
The Early Head Start/Head Start center in your area is located at the Jonesville Head Start Center, 514 Alman Street, Jonesville, SC. For further information and/or an appointment, please call 864-674-6014.
The Union Civitans Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at the Inn at Merridun. Lunch is served.
Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. is Gospel Night at Gene’s Music Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Performing will be Gene’s Gospel Hour Band and Middle Cross Gospel Band.
There is no charge but a Love Offering will be collected.
Country Dance Night
Every Saturday night will be Country Dance Night from 7-10:30 p.m. at Gene’s Music Hall. Door’s open at 6 p.m.
Union Express Band will perform and there will be a 1/2 to 1/2 drawing and door prize drawing.
There is an $8 cover charge.
The first Saturday night there are 75 paying guests the door prize will be $100 cash.
DSN Board Meetings
The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board will meet at the following times in 2017:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12 p.m.
All meetings will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street, Union, SC 29379, in the conference room.
Lunch will be provided.
Lions Club 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.
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.
2017 Union County School Board Meeting Dates
These are the 2017 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates. All meetings will be held at 6 p.m.
• June 12, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• June 26, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center
(Meet if Budget has not been approved)
• July 24, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• August 28, 2017 — Monarch Elementary School
• September 25, 2017 — Buffalo Elementary School
• October 23, 2017 — Foster Park Elementary School
• November 27, 2017 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
• December 11, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center
Additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.
The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.
2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates
These are the 2017 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.
• June 13, 2017
• July 11, 2017
• August 8, 2017
• September 12, 2017 at Carlisle Town Hall
• October 10, 2017
• November 14, 2017 at Jonesville Town Hall
• December 12, 2017
Rotarian Annie Smith asked Elise Ashby and Vickie Shields to the Union Rotary Club to speak about the Ag + Art Tour of Union County that is coming up on June 24 & 25. Elise, chair of Union’s Ag + Art Tour, is the founder and owner at Open Air Celebrations and is on the board of trustees for the Catawba Farm and Food Coalition. Vickie is the artist coordinator for Ag + Art Tour of Union County and provided information about various artists that will be a part of the event. For more information about the event, please visit their website www.agandarttour.com.