Civitans hear about AG + Art Tour

Photo by Deb Belk Mr. Tommy Sinclair welcomes Ms. Elise Ashby to the Union Civitan Club. Ms. Ashby recently spoke with club members about the Union County AG + ART Tour, which will be held today (Saturday) and Sunday. More information about this event may be found at:

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.

PPG Workshop

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.

Democratic Party Meets

The Union County Democratic Party will meet Monday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Union Municipal Building at 101 Sharpe Avenue.

The meeting is open to the public.

Ann Stevens, Chair.

Senior Citizens To Meet

The Union County Senior Citizens will meet at Mon-Aetna Church Social Hall on June 27 at 6 p.m. with a hot dog meal.

Bring a desert or potato chips and a drink for those who were not ask to bring other things.

Daniel Earl Lawson will be singing.


A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony celebrating the Grand Opening of “Primped & Polished Salon and Spa” will be held Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at 103 Sardis Road, Union.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “Join us in welcoming Primped & Polished owner Ashley Rainwater to the Chamber of Commerce and Union County.”

The ceremony will include refreshments and door prizes.

For more about Primped & Polished go to

DSN Board Meeting

The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 28 at 12 p.m.

The meeting will be held at 226 South Gadberry Street.

Lunch will be provided.

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.

Flag And Pole Give Away

Woodman of the World will be having a Flag and Pole Give Away to the Cross Keys Fire Department. The ceremony will be held Friday, June 30. at 5:30 p.m. on Hwy. 49 at the Cross Keys Fire Department.

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

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages 9 and over

Registration $20

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

4-H Camp Wild

June 27-28

Registration $60

Ages 8-14

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.

Survival Camp

July 13-14

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages 7 and over

Registration $25.00

(Limit 10)

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

July 19-20

9 a.m.-noon

Ages 5 to 7

Registration $20

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.

Crochet Club

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.

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

Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Dino eggs, bug soap, dino heads, fossils & more!

• Mod Podge Camp

June 22 & 23

3rd-5th Grade

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

Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Bags, Crayons, pillowcases & more

• Color Expressions

July 20 & 21

3rd-5th Grade

Galaxy Twist T-shirts, Wall Art, soap , & more!

• Self Expression Camp

June 14

6th-12th Grade

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.

Civitans Meet

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.

Gospel Night

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

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.

Bereavement Program

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 26, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• 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.

• 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

Photo by Deb Belk Mr. Tommy Sinclair welcomes Ms. Elise Ashby to the Union Civitan Club. Ms. Ashby recently spoke with club members about the Union County AG + ART Tour, which will be held today (Saturday) and Sunday. More information about this event may be found at: by Deb Belk Mr. Tommy Sinclair welcomes Ms. Elise Ashby to the Union Civitan Club. Ms. Ashby recently spoke with club members about the Union County AG + ART Tour, which will be held today (Saturday) and Sunday. More information about this event may be found at:
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