Florence Alcoholics Anonymous: For more information, visit Area62.org or call 843-445-7119. Shady Group: Noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Monday to Saturday, 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at 413 S. Church St., Florence. Tranquility Group: 12:30 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. Saturday at Parkwood Presbyterian Church, 2307 S. Cascade Ave., Florence. Rule 62 Group: 6 p.m. Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Palmetto St., Florence. Primary Purpose Group: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, 3123 W. Palmetto St., Florence.

McLeod Farmers Roadside Market: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at McLeod Farm, 29247 S.C. 151 South, McBee. The market has fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery treats, old-fashioned slow-churned ice cream and gift items. For more information, call 843-335-8611.

Pee Dee State Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday at 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence. The market features fresh local produce and products. For more information, call 843-665-5154.

Basketball Free Play: 4 to 7 p.m. daily at the A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. This free play is for children ages 14 and up. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

OWLS Early Bird Water Aerobics: 8:15 a.m. today and Friday at Fitness Forum, 120 E. Elm St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50 and lasts 60 minutes. Registration is $39 a month to be paid to Fitness Forum. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

OWLS Beatz Class: 9:15 a.m. today in the multipurpose room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. Beatz is a percussion fitness class set to music. This program is open for active adults over 50. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com.

OWLS Fit & Strong: 10 a.m. today and Friday in the multipurpose room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com.

Summer Activities: 10 to 11:30 a.m. today and Monday at the A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. These activities will include math, reading, and writing. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

TOPS SC 101 – Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 10 a.m. today at College Park Baptist Church, 1501 Third Loop Road, Florence. Weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. and meeting at 10 a.m. Lots of incentive. Call Linda at 843-662-0210 for more information.

Independence Celebration: 10:30 a.m. today on the 100 block of Market Street, Cheraw, and 6 to 10 p.m. at Cheraw High School, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw. There will be a children’s parade with free refreshments and prizes in the morning. Evening events will include live entertainment by Too Much Sylvia and Texaco Country Showdown, kids’ games and rides, food, and fireworks. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit cheraw.com.

Gandy Pool: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to Saturday at the Gandy Pool, 115 Gary St., Darlington. The pool will be open weather permitting. All children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18; no adult may sign in more than two swimmers. Admission is $1 for the day.

Summer Reading Program: 11:30 a.m. today in the community room at Lake City Public Library, 221 E. Main St., Lake City. A movie will be shown. This year’s summer reading theme is “Universe of Stories,” which encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-394-8071.

Organized Free Play: 1 to 4:30 p.m. today and Monday at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. The free play will include dodgeball, volleyball, arts & crafts, and board games. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

Summer Reading Program: 3 p.m. today at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. A movie will be shown. This year’s summer reading theme is “Universe of Stories,” which encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-292-7382 or email kids@florencelibrary.org.

Wine Down Wednesday: 5 to 7 p.m. today at Visit Lake City, 110 E. Main St., Lake City. Participants will get the chance to meet new people while enjoying complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from Piggybacks BBQ and Catfish. For more information, visit visitlakecitysc.com.

OWLS Tai Chi Yang 24: 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. today at the Maple Park Community Center, 915 Gregg Ave., Florence. This Tai Chi style features more movement and is easier to learn than other styles. Beginners are welcome. Please wear loose/comfortable clothing and soft soled shoes. Class minimum is 5, and maximum is 14. An annual fee of $12 is due at registration. To register, visit the Barnes Street Activity Center. For information, email Sharon Webb at SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

Al-Anon Meeting: 6 p.m. today and Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Palmetto St., Florence, and noon Thursday and Tuesday at 413 S. Church St., Florence. These meetings are for friends and relatives of alcoholics. Call 843-662-4938 for more information.

Back to Basics Narcotics Anonymous Support Group Meeting: 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at 406 S. Kemp St., Florence. There is a closed group meeting on the first, second and third Wednesday of each month and an open group meeting on the fourth Wednesday.

OWLS Corn Hole: 9 a.m. and noon Thursday and Tuesday in the gym at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open play for active adults over 50 and lasts 90 minutes. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

Swamp Fox Quilters Guild Monthly Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave., Florence. The guild’s purpose is to educate the membership and community in the art of quilting. New members and visitors are welcome. Annual membership dues are $15. For more information, visit swampfoxquilters.com.

Summer Activities: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. Educational and inspirational speakers will give talks. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

Raising Readers Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Johnsonville Public Library, 242 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville. This story time is for children 5 and under. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-386-2052.

OWLS Yoga: 10:45 a.m. Thursday and Tuesday in the multipurpose room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com.

Lake City Farmers Market: Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bean Market, 111 Henry St., Lake City. Local vegetables, crafts, and more are available to purchase. For more information, call 843-374- 1500.

Basketball Free Play: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. This free play is open to children ages 13 and younger. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

Tours at the Florence County Museum : 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Florence County Museum, 111 W Cheves St., Florence. Exhibit themed public tours take place every Thursday. No registration is required, and they are led by museum docents. Tours are free and open to all.

Thursday Special Programs: 3 p.m. Thursday at the Baker Memorial Public Library, 298 W. Smith St., Timmonsville. This program will be for children ages 6 to 12. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, 843-346-2941.

Ovis Hill Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Naturally Outdoors, 2519 W. Palmetto St., Florence. For more information, visit www.ovishillfarm.com.

Story Time: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsburg County Library, 306 N. Main St., Hemingway. This story time is for children age 5 and under. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-558-7679.

Night OWLS Pilates Mat & Chair Exercise: 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maple Park Community Center, 915 Gregg Ave., Florence. This class will encourage the development of strong and flexible muscles without adding mass, with a focus on core stabilization and strengthening. No experience required. Exercise equipment will be required, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Please wear comfortable workout clothing (sweat pants or yoga pants are fine). An annual fee of $12 is due at registration. To register, visit the Barnes Street Activity Center. For information, email Sharon Webb at SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

“Share the Color” Workshop: Friday recommended registration, event start 11:30 a.m. July 17 at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. Participants will get the chance to make their own sub and get nutritional tips from a dietitian. This workshop is hosted by Subway Restaurants. Children will also receive a coloring book. Registration is required and open to children in grades 5k to 2rd grade; space is limited. For more information, visit florencelibrary.org, email kids@florencelibrary.org, or call 843-292-7382.

OWLS Weight(Wise) Training: 9 a.m. Friday and Tuesday in the Weight Room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50 and lasts 50 minutes. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

Movie Matinee: 10 a.m. Friday at the Drs. Brue & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. The film To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown, and light refreshments will be served. The film is 129 minutes, not rated, and free to adults ages 18 and up. For more information, visit florencelibrary.org.

Pee Dee Growers Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3215 Bluff Road, Marion. Fresh and local vegetables, fruits, and specialty goods will be available to purchase.

Summer Activities: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday leaving at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Children will need to turn in a signed permission slip two days prior, and can take a bus from the A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

Fiesta Friday: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday on the East Main Green, 148 East Main St., Lake City. This event will include music, food, dancing, vendors, and a kids zone. For more information, visit facebook.com/fiestafridaylakecitysc.

Little Pee Dee Night Life: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Little Pee Dee Night Life, 8505 E. Highway 76 North, Mullins. Live bands and dancing every weekend. No alcoholic beverages will be served. For more information, visit facebook.com/littlepeedeenightlife.

City Center Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the back parking lot of the City Center, 369 W. Cheves St., Florence. The market features local farmers and artisans from the surrounding cities and counties. Ovis Hill Farmers Market is an anchor tenant at the market. The market will also host live mini concerts featuring local musicians. For more information or to become a vendor at the market, email jpeze@cityofflorence.com.

Saturday Morning Cinema: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Johnsonville Public Library, 242 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville. The film Wall-E will be shown. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit florencelibrary.org.

Wild Weekends: 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park, 5094 County Park Road, Coward. See live animals and have the opportunity to meet the animal up close.

SEBGA Concerts: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Darlington Music Hall, 1945 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. There will be socialization and an open mic along with live music by Joshua Green, the Ridge Side Band and the Sweet William Band. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for members, $5 for students, and free for children under 12. Light snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, visit sebga.org or call 843-373-2003.

AME Aspire 2019: Sunday to July 10 at the Florence Center, 3300 W. Radio Drive, Florence. This conference is hosted by the Seventh Episcopal District of AME Church, and will include Gladiators featuring DEE-1. Open to all ages; tickets start at $55. For more information, visit ame7.church/aspire2019.

Pathfinder Overnight Camp: Sunday to July 12 at Fork Retch Wildlife Refuge, 573 Fork Retch Ct., Mullins. Participants will learn about conservation, appreciation of wildlife, and stewardship of the earth.  This camp is for children ages 9 to 12. Registration is $300.

Sensory Sensitive Sunday: 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 2701 David McLeod Boulevard, Florence. This experience includes less crowding and noise, dimmed lighting, show and music turned off or down, limited appearances by Chuck E., and permission to bring snacks for children with dietary restrictions.

Planetarium Public Show: Doors open 2 p.m., show starts 3 p.m. Sunday in the CEMC Planetarium at Francis Marion University, 4822 E. Palmetto St., Florence. “One Day, One Sky” will be shown. This event is free and open to families with small children.

Pims Corn Maze: Fairy Tale: 2 to 6 p.m. (Sundays) Sunday to Nov. 10 at Pim Farms, 464 Dovesville Highway, Darlington. This maze for young children (3 to 7 years old) includes gem mining buckets with shells, rocks, and gems. Adult and teen gem mining includes soccer gold and human fuse balls. Admission to the fairy tale maze is $5; adult and teen gem mining is $7. Groups of ten or more must make an appointment. For more information, visit pimfarms.com.

Sunday Family Movies: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. The movies, rated either G or PG, are sponsored by the Friends of the Florence County Library. For more information or to register, call 843-292-7382.

New Ebenezer Baptist Church Summer Camps: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to July 12 at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, 307 S. Ravenel St., Florence. This camp is meant to enhance the educational and spiritual growth of the campers in a safe environment. It is for children ages 5 to 16. Registration includes a $25 registration fee (non-refundable), $25 activity fee, $65 weekly tuition per child, with $60 per additional siblings. For more information, visit nebchurch14.org.

Girls University Summer Adventure Camps: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to July 12 at Girls University, 1249 Celebration Boulevard, Florence. Camp themes will focus on science, technology, engineering, creative arts, and academics. This camp is open for girls in rising 5K through 6th grade. Registration is $105 per week; parents are responsible for lunch and snacks. For more information, visit girls-university.com.

OWLS Gentle Stretch: 9 a.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50 and lasts 45 minutes. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

OWLS Tai Chi: 9 a.m. (open practice) and 10 a.m. (continuing class) Monday in the multipurpose room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com.

Summer Studios: 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Florence County Museum, 111 W. Cheves St., Florence. This camp will focus on the theme Crazy for Clay and end with an exhibit of student works and a reception for families and friends. Registration is $150 per week and limited to 15 students (ages 8 to 12). For more information, visit flocomuseum.org.

Lynches River Summer Camps: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to July 12 at Lynches River County Park, 5094 County Park Road, Coward. Campers will experience new adventures while learning about the outdoors and making new friends. The theme of this camp is “Science Is…” It is open to children grades K through second grade. Registration for one week is $100, with a $25 discount for each additional camp. For more information, visit lynchesriverpark.com.

Culinary Camp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, 100 New Zion Road, Lake City. Camps will explore the garden, make new friends, and have new experiences. Registration is $75 per child and open to children ages 12 to 15. For more information, visit moorefarmsbg.org.

Pickleball Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday at the Pearl Moore Basketball Center, 500 Barnes St., Florence. Beginners are always welcome. For more information, go to FlorencePickleball.com.

Summer Reading Program: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library, 210 E. Hampton St., Olanta. Dr. Jeanette Myers of FMU will be putting on a science program. This year’s summer reading theme is “Universe of Stories,” which encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-396-4287.

Space Crafts: 1 p.m. Monday at the Johnsonville Public Library, 242 S. Georgetown Way, Johnsonville. Participants will be creating rockets and astronauts. This craft is free and open to children ages 6 and up. For more information, call 843-386-2052.

Summer Reading Program: 3 p.m. Monday at the Baker Memorial Public Library, 298 W. Smith St., Timmonsville. This program will involve stomp rockets. This year’s summer reading theme is “Universe of Stories,” which encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, 843-346-2941.

Creative Space: 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. Monday at the Williamsburg County Library, 306 N. Main St., Hemingway. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-558-7679.

Dillon Pop-Up Farmers Market: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at South Plaza, W. Main and Railroad Avenue, Dillon.

OWLS Tai Chi Beginners: 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. (continuation class) Tuesday in the multipurpose room at 513 Barnes St., Florence. This program is open for active adults over 50 and lasts 30 minutes. Registration is $12 a year. For more information or to register, email SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

Toddler and Preschool Storytime: 9:30 a.m. for toddlers, 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers Tuesday at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. Children must be two years old to register for the toddler story time, and 3 to 5 years old for preschool story time. The story time will include stories, finger plays, simple crafts and music. For more information and to register, call the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382.

Summer Activities: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym, 100 Magnolia St., Darlington. These activities will include kickball, soccer, and arts & crafts. For more information, email ParksandRecreation@darcosc.net or call 843-398-4030.

Preschool Storytimes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lake City Public Library, 221 E. Main St., Lake City. Registration is required. For more information, call 843-394-8071.

Summer Reading Program: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnsonville Public Library, 242 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville. The SC Aquarium Rovers will be putting on a “Universe of Stories” event.  This year’s summer reading theme is “Universe of Stories,” which encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-386-2052.

Blood Donation: 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Christian Life Center at Central United Methodist Church, 167 S. Irby St., Florence. Central United Methodist Church is seeking to donate 50 pints in honor of frequent donor and volunteer Woody Jones. To register, visit the church or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code CentralUnited. For more information, visit centralmethodist.net.

Teen Summer Movie: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. Visit the Florence County Facebook page for hints to the movie. For more information, visit florencelibrary.org.

Summer Reading Program: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dozier M. Munn Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Pamplico. The SC Aquarium Rovers will be putting on a “Universe of Stories” event. This year’s summer reading theme is “Universe of Stories,” which encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843- 493-5441.

TOPS SC 101 – Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dawsey United Methodist Church, 2711 Dawsey St., Florence. For more information, visit tops.org or call 1-800-932-8677.

Night OWLS Dance/Stretch: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Maple Park Community Center, 915 Gregg Ave., Florence. This series will feature cardio movements in a choreographic format, using traditional dance techniques and emphasizing dance fundamentals and core strengthening. No dance experience required. Please wear comfortable workout clothing (sweat pants or yoga pants and street shoes are fine). An annual fee of $12 is due at registration. To register, visit the Barnes Street Activity Center. For information, email Sharon Webb at SWebb@CityofFlorence.com or call 843-665-3253.

Line Dance Class: 6 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Poynor Adult Education, 301 S. Dargan St., Florence. Beginner and advanced beginner dancers are invited to learn new dances every week. Beginner-level class is from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., and advance-beginner-level class is from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The fee is $5 per class. For more information visit Heart & Sole Line Dance, Florence SC on Facebook or call Cindy Dowdy at 843-506-2998.

Bingo for All: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Williamsburg County Library, 306 N. Main St., Hemingway. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-558-7679.

Chef Cooper Thomas Cooking Demonstration: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence. Chef Cooper Thomas of Victors restaurant will be presenting this program. The program is open to adults ages 18 and up. For more information, visit florencelibrary.org.

 

 

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