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CANCELLED! The Ridge Road Community Club will meet Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Executive Committee will have the meal. Please join us for fun, food, and fellowship.

January 6: The Midland Gospel Singing Center located at 705 Martin Smith Rd. in Gilbert, SC cordially invites everyone to their monthly gospel singing. Guests on January 6, 2018 will be the Griffins and the Chordsmen Quartet. Singing begins at 6:00 p.m. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to provide finger foods. Come prepared to receive a blessing! For more information: Brenda Crosby (803) 719-1289.

January 7: Dixieland Jazz Concert – 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7th at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park, Columbia (just off Pickens near Blossom). Enjoy jazz, ragtime and swing with Dick Goodwin, trumpet; Doug Graham, clarinet; Bruce Clark, trombone; Jim Hall, drums; Aletha Jacobs, piano. $10 adults, free to those 18 and younger. Info- www., or contact Red Smith (803) 432-1504.



Monthly/Weekly Meetings:

Yoga class every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:30 at Pleasant Grove Community Center, Hwy. 391 near Traffic Circle. All are welcome!

Community Christian Fellowship’s Emergency Food Pantry is open by appointment. Food is provided free of charge to those who qualify. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. Located near the Traffic Circle. For information, call 892-4179.

The Lexington County Veterans’ Affairs officer, Ed Lundeen, meets veterans, surviving spouses dependents and beneficiaries at the Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon.

Town of Gilbert welcomes you to visit our Depot Museum the first Sunday of each month from 2-5 p.m. It is located at 333 Hampton Street. Donations are accepted. To schedule appointments, please call 892-2344.

The Christian Ministry Center, 1408 Summerland Ave., Batesburg. The pantry days and hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. for clients; 8 a.m.-noon for donations. Food and clothes are provided free of charge with an application process. The Christian Ministry Center serves those in need.

Operation Reach Out hours: Thrift Store and Emergency Food Pantry, at 519 E. Columbia Ave., open Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. We also deliver meals to homebound and have a Thrift Store open to all, no discrimination.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Saluda County will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Ridge Spring Library at 7:00 PM. Any questions regarding this group contact 803-687-1087.

Support Group for Grandparents raising Grandkids. Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Christ Community Church located at 144 E. Columbia Ave (across from Bojangles’) in Leesville. Receive encouragement, emotional and spiritual support. For more information, contact Jan Cushman at 803-331-2449 or Christ Community Church at 803-532-9279.

The Recovery on the Ridge group of Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday at 7:00 pm at the Ridge Spring Library, Main St. in Ridge Spring.

The Lexington Genealogical Assn. meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at a downstairs conference room at the Lexington County Main Library on US Hwy. 1, east of Lexington. All members are urged to attend. Guests are welcome. Genealogy is an account of the descents of a person, the compilation of a person’s family lines. If you are interested in finding your roots we can help. Please come.

Restore Hope Ministries Thrift Store is a non-profit thrift store located at 4810 Augusta Hwy. across from Buddy Taylor’s Produce Stand near Gilbert. They are open Thursday thru Saturday at 11 am. All proceeds go to the local school system. Donations accepted and volunteers needed. For info., call 803-397-3798.

Are you interested in tasting some great food and learning how to stay healthy? Come and experience a delicious buffet and a FREE class on healthy eating! What: lunch and learn program; when: the second Saturday of every month time:12:30 p.m. Presented by Dietitian: Roberta Jupp, RD, LD, CDE; health topic varies by month. Meeting address: 239 Line St. Batesburg, SC 29006.

The Twin City High Alumni meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at the B-L Leisure Center. Any and everyone is welcome to join us. It is not mandatory to be a graduate of the school. For more information call Rev. Tillman Gives, president, 917-446-7877 or Sarah Merriweather, public relations, 803-532-1940.

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered recovery community helping others celebrate freedom from all types of painful hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Meetings are 7:00 pm Tuesday nights at Cedar Creek Church’s Ridge Campus, 788 W. Columbia Ave., Batesburg, SC 29006. For more information contact DeDe Rodgers at 803-532-2223 or Jim Anderson 843-708-7485.

The D & D Whitman Chapter and Unit 51 of the Disabled American Veterans and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary meet every third Thursday at the American Legion Hut, 200 South Hendrix St., Leesville at 7:00 p.m. All interested are welcome.