The community is invited to participate in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, Nov. 15-21. All of the week's events are sponsored by the Kershaw County Housing Partnership, a United Way initiative. The events are as follows:
TaNyah Radden of Camden was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday. TaNyah learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviews conducted in the Columbia area. TaNyah submitted an application and took part in an interview session by the Columbia pageant coordinator.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 will host its annual Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Legion Hall, 1047 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The public is encouraged to attend and honor those from our community who made the supreme sacrifice for our country. Cadets from Camden Military Academy and Army JROTC units from Camden High School, North Central High School and Birchwood High School will participate.
Camden ART will open its juried Fall Show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County Friday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the Bassett Gallery through Jan. 8.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at the home of Brenda Sullivan. The speaker will be Caroline Matthews, president of The Garden Club of Columbia. Her program will be on what is happening and going on in their club. There will also be a vote on our new members, so the meeting will be closed.
The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will present its annual Fall Choral Showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to enjoy the vocals of five music ensembles from Kershaw County Schools as well as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County under the direction of Dr. Susan Wyatt. Lugoff-Elgin High School is located at 1284 U.S. 1, Lugoff.
Continuing the discussion of the American Revolution in South Carolina, the Camden Archives and Museum will host a lecture that delves into the Native American experience just prior to and during the American Revolution.
The Family Resource Center's (FRC) Teen Advisory Board will host its first Color Run on Oct. 31 at Scott Park on Battleship Road. The event titled "Color Me Scary" is a fundraiser and awareness event to support FRC's mission of providing free counseling, advocacy, and education programs that promote awareness, healing, and support.