The 2018 Trevor Booker Basketball Camp will be held June 1-2 at Union County High School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.
The two-day camp, which costs $50, is for boys and girls ages 6 and up. Lunch will be provided to the participants each day of the camp.
The camp will feature special NBA guests Myles Turner, Jawun Eavns, and more.
The families of children interested in participating in the camp may register them online at www.trevorbookerhoops.com.
For business or sponsorship inquiqiries contact [email protected] or 864-612-8950.
The Men of Corinth Baptist Church will have a Fish Fry for their Men’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 2, serving breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m.-until.
They will be serving hot fish and grits plates, fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hot chicken wings, and more.
The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park at the corner of North Pinckney Street and Academy Street.
Please come and bring your neighbors, friends, and remember to take your mother-in-law some hot, hot fish and grits!!!!!!
Deacon Lonnie White, Chairman.
Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.
St. Paul Baptist Church Youth and Missionary will hold sponsor a Buffet Breakfast at Dawkins Restaurant on Saturday, June 2 from 9-11:30 a.m.
Advance tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $10.
To get an advance ticket see any member of St. Paul Baptist Church or contact Rosemary Rice at 864-426-6518.
The breakfast is a fundraiser for the church.
Friends And Family Day
Red Hill Baptist Church will have Friends and Family Day on Sunday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m.
The speaker will be Rev. James Farr, Pastor of Flint Hill Baptist Church, Newberry.
Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor.
Pastor Stephens and the Church Family invite everyone to come out.
Housing Authority Commission Meets
The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union will meet Monday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at 201 Porter Street, Union.
Vacation Bible School
Carlisle Christian Fellowship Church will have Vacation Bible School June 4, 5, and 6 from 6-8 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12.
The public is invited.
Rev. Leroy Edwards Jr., Pastor.
Beekeepers To Meet
The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet on Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. in the classroom at Union County Clemson Extension. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Buddy May, SCBA Master Craftsman Beekeeper and Vice-President of Eastern Apiculture Society will present program on mentoring and his research. Everyone interested in bees is invited to attend.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its program to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
Maple Ridge Baptist Church will observe its Annual Misssionary Program on June 10 at 2 p.m. with Minister Katrina Posey of Grace Community Church of Spartanburg.
The theme for the occasion is “Our Calling.”
We invite all of you to come out to worship with us on this day as we are all called to serve. If you can’t make this day we solicit your prayers.
Because of Christ,
Sis, Eleanor Johnson, President
Rev. Johnny L. Johnson, Pastor
Deacon, Julius Tucker, Clerk
Family & Friends Day
Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 130 Beatty’s Chapel Church, Road, Union, will hold Family & Friends Day Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.
The speaker will be Rev. LaQuitta Griffin, Pastor of Mitchell Chapel Baptist Church.
Rev. James Curenton, Pastor.
Mary Owens presents Dinner Theater on Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. at Main Street Junction.
Theater will include dinner and play.
Tickets for the event are $35 and you must purchase a ticket in advance before June 16 from one of the cast members or Mary Owens.
Contact person is Mary Owens at 864-429-1402.
Music In The Mansion
Enjoy an early evening musical performance in the beautiful ballroom of the Rose Hill Plantation mansion, the former home of Governor William H. Gist and his family. We will be transported to the 1800s as we listen to pieces that for the Gist family and their contemporaries would have been new. Today we consider them classics. Some you will recognize and others may be a surprise. The concert will take place Saturday, June 23, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Brennan Szafron, organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, is returning this summer for this special musical program. Szafron gives intimate and engaging recitals, introducing his audience to musicians and melodies which may be new to the ear or treasured favorites. His concerts, held in the ballroom which resonated with live music in the 19th century, are truly unique. There will be a 15-minute intermission with light refreshments available. At the end of the performance there will be a brief period for questions and discussion.
Reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday, June 20. Seating is limited to the first 35 registrants. Admission: $10/person. This is a Passport Plus program. Contact: Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. Phone: 864-427-5966 or E-mail: [email protected]
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.
The descendants of Peter, Wadus (Waitis), and Samuel Moorman are having a Family Reunion on June 22-24 at Veterans Park Clubhouse in Union.
For more information please call 954 732-7172 or 803 328-5985.
Trip To Harrah’s
Come join Betsy & Company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life Team for a fun-filled one-day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Saturday, July 21.
1st pick up at 7 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building. 2nd pick up at 7:30 a.m. in Union at the Old Walmart Parking lot.
If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799 or 313-520-6799.
CCA Accepting Applications
Carolina Community Actions Head Start/Early Head Start is now accepting applications for children in the Union County area ages 3 and 4 and for Infants and Toddlers from birth to 3 and pregnant mothers for the 2018-2019 program year.
Head Start/Early Head Start emphasizes school readiness by incorporating a research-based curriculum and implementing the mentoring-coaching component. Information and activities are provided to parents throughout the year to smooth their transition into kindergarten. It includse services for the entire family through Parent and Family engagement activities such as monthly parent meetings which include Grandparent and Fatherhood programs. It also assists families with medical and dental needs, including vision, hearing, and developmental screenings and provide special education services for the children with special needs.
Head Start/Early Head Start serves children with special needs including but not limited to children with development, vision and hearing impairment, speech, and orthopedic impairment. Children birth to age 3 receiving Early Intervention Services through Part 3 (Baby Net) automatically qualify.
Head Start/Early Head Start participates in the USDA Child Care Food Program and breakfast, lunch and snacks are served to Head Start children, and formula, breakfast, lunch and snacks are served to the Early Head Start children at no cost to the families. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The following items are required in order to apply to enroll a child in Head Start or Early Head Start:
• Legal birth certificate/documented proof of age
• Certificate of immunization
• Up to date physical
• Proof of income for the 2017 calendar year.
Families must meet the Federal income guidelines in order to qualify. Children with special needs qualify regardless of family income.”
The Head Start/Early Head Start center in Union County is located at the Jonesville Center, 514 Alman Street, Jonesville.
For more information and/or to make an appointment call 864-674-6014.
YMCA Summer Day Camp
Registration is now under way for the Union County YMCA Summer Day Camp which will be be held Monday, June 4 and run through Friday, Aug. 17. The camp, which is for children ages 5-12, will be held Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Children enrolled in the program will enjoy a variety of athletic, educational, and character development activities including swimming in the YMCA swimming pool, a weekly field trip, and STEM activities at the Union County Carnegie Library. A certified teacher will be on the staff to work with the children a couple of hours a week to help them maintain the academic level they achieved in school. The Summer Day Camp will also be participating the Summer Reading Program provided through the Carnegie Library.
Parents wanting to register their children for Summer Day Camp may do so at the Union County YMCA. The camp costs $80 per week for YMCA members and $90 per week for non-YMCA members. There is also a one-time registration fee of $30. When children are registered the fees paid will pay for their camp t-shirt, lunches and two snacks that will be served each day of the camp, and for the weekly field trips.
Those interested in having their children take part in the camp to get them registered as soon as possible as there are only 50 slots available.
June (And July) At The UCAC
This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in June (and July).
Now is the time to register for ART CAMP! All camps are $15 members/$20 nonmembers & include lunch!
Art With Amy — Students will create unique, one of a kind paper bowls.
Art With Amy will be held Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 7th-12th grades.
Asian Adventure — Students will explore the beautiful artwork of Asia. They will learn traditional techniques and the importance that they hold to the culture. Students will create several projects including paper lanterns, scroll paintings, and temaris balls.
Asian Adventure will be held Monday, June 18, Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is for children in kindergarten-1st grade.
Discovering My Hometown — Campers will spend the first day exploring Main Street. After their adventure they will work closely with a Union County Reading Coach and art teacher to write and illustrate their very own book! Students will also have the opportunity to help create a traveling WALL OF ART that will be displayed throughout Union County! Each child will receive a shirt and a copy of the finished book.
Discovering My Hometown will be held Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 2nd-3rd grades.
Inspired By Yesterday — Students will study works of art from some of history’s most famous artists. They will explore the techniques used during the time and then expand on these to recreate the artwork in a new and creative way. Starry Night in 3D? The possibilities are endless!
Inspired By Yesterday will be held Monday, July 9, Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 4th-6th grades.
Will Barnes Abstract Photography Exhibit — Mr. Barnes was born in Autsria and spent most of his childhood in Europe. After college Will worked as a commercial photographer until realizing his passion in photography was Fine Arts. His photography has been shown in over a hundred exhibitions both locally and nationally. They have received numerous awards and are in many pucblic and commercial collections. His newest exhibition is based on colorful abstract visions. I invite you to visit his exhibit and study the detail that is in each photograph.
Opening day for the exhibit was Monday, May 7. The exhibit will run through mid-June.
Other Activities 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 12 at 6 p.m. Share your work with other talented authors and unleash your writing ability!
Jam At Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community while enjoying your lunch! Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!
Monday Night Music — Are you looking for something new to do? Join us Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!
Ag & Art Tour — Remember to stop by UCAC during the 2018 Ag & Art Tour Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, and be a part of our community art project!
For more about the Union County Arts Council and the activities it offers call Director Amber Ivey at 864-429-2817.
Neighborhood Leadership Coalition
The Neighborhood Leadership Coalition will host the following events on the following dates:
Thursday, June 7-Friday, June 8, 12:00 Noon-8 p.m., Youth Summit, Fairgrounds, 106 Fair Lane, Union.
Mission: “To build a strong coalition that will bring growth and change so leaders and citizens can mature and be responsible and accountable.
For more information, visit our website www.neighborhoodleadershipcoalition.info, email [email protected], or call/text 864-427-5222.
Rev. Jerome Brown, CEO
Ann Stevens-Brown, Administrative Director
Union County School Board Meeting Dates
These are the 2018 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates.
• June 11, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• June 25, 2018- Union County Career and Technology Center
(Meet if Budget has not been approved)
• July 23, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center
• August 27, 2018 — Monarch Elementary School
• September 24, 2018 — Buffalo Elementary School
• October 22, 2018 — Foster Park Elementary School
• November 26, 2018 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
• December 10, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center
All board meetings are held at 6 p.m. and 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 2018 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 19, 2018 (Primary on June 12.)
• July 10, 2018
• August 14, 2018
• September 11, 2018 at Carlisle Town Hall
• October 9, 2018
• November 13, 2018 at Jonesville Town Hall
• December 11, 2018