Applicants sought for Princess, Queen of Roses pageant

The application deadline for Princess and Queen of Roses pageant will be at 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Applications are available for pick up at the Orangeburg Parks & Recreation office, 367 Green Street, Orangeburg. Fees are $40. For more information, call 803-533-6020.

OCL offers kids' programs

The Orangeburg County Library will present Peek-a-Boo and Little Chicks programs at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, in the meeting room. Peek-a-Boo programs are for children from birth to 2 years of age, accompanied by parents. Little Chicks programs are for children 2 to 5, accompanied by parents. For more information, call the Children’s Services Department at 803-533-5858.

Youth forum 'Stand Up, Speak Out' Feb. 20

The program "Stand Up, Speak Out!," a youth forum to take action against bullying, violence and depression will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the recital hall of the South Carolina State University Fine Arts Building, 300 College St., Orangeburg. For more information, call 803-378-6556 or 803-747-0065.

NBL offering crocheting program

The North Branch Library will hold a "Beginning Crocheting" program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The event is for all ages, and it will be held at the North Branch Library. There is no fee; all materials will be provided. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 803-247-5880.

Sorority to hold 'Chocolate Tea' Feb. 22

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Beta Zeta Omega Chapter of Orangeburg will present its annual Black History program "The Chocolate Tea" as part of its Arts Awareness program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Trinity UMC, 185 Boulevard St., Orangeburg.

JSL oyster roast Feb. 24

The Orangeburg Junior Service League will host an oyster roast at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from any JSL member; food and wine will be included in the ticket price. All proceeds will directly benefit service projects in the local community. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-682-3999 or email

Baseball registration Feb. 24 in Neeses

Baseball signup for the Town of Neeses' Recreation Department will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Neeses Town Hall on Highway 321/Savannah Highway. The registration fee per player is $40. Teams were formed include T-ball for ages 4-6, machine pitch for boys 7-8 and girls 7-10, and two teams with pitching for boys 10 and under and boys 12 and under. The teams will play from mid-April through the end of May. The town is also seeking coaches for the teams. For more information, call 803-247-5811.

Fishing with Friends benefit March 2

The 13th annual Fishing for Friends Banquet and Live Auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Govindbhai Patel Community Center, 1178 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the live auction and silent auction will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 in advance or $120 at the door and can be purchased from any committee member or at Murphy's Auto Glass.

Youth Symposium March 10

The Eta Gamma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, in partnership with the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Mount Carmel UMC, will sponsor a Youth Symposium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at 12457 Heritage Hwy. in Bamberg. The theme of the symposium is "Creating Connections: Building Blocks of Leadership." For more information, email

Tractor pull in St. George March 10

The Bair-ly Pulling Tractor Pull will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at 762 Mount Zion Road, St. George. There will be antique tractor pulls, an antique truck and car show, food and crafts and pedal pulls for kids. Admission is $10 and kids under 10 get in free. For more information, call 843-563-4114.

Color for a Cause March 15

Prince of Orange Mall has announced the launch of Color for a Cause, an event that raises funds and awareness in support of local organizations. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the mall. Organizations can visit to register for the event.

Girl Scouts Badge Clinic Saturdays at SCSM

The State Museum is offering the perfect opportunity for Girl Scouts looking to satisfy badge recommendations with its new Girl Scouts Badge Clinics. On Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Girl Scouts will get to explore the radical world of robots. Scouts will become familiar with important figures in the history of computer science, do a little dancing as they learn about the basics of programming and create their own Binary Baubles to wear. To learn more or to register, visit

Chris Stapleton coming to Columbia

COLUMBIA -- Country music singer Chris Stapleton will be coming to Colonial Life Arena with his "All-American Road Show" on Oct. 25. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

CMA announces half-price rates

COLUMBIA -- The Columbia Museum of Art announces specially reduced admission pricing for the duration of building renovations, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. Museum goers can get in for half-price. Adult admission is now $6, $5 for seniors and $2.50 for students. Children ages 6 and younger get in free. For more information, visit


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