Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, educational experience," LeGrand Administrator Kimberly Gibson said.
Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Thursday, May 16 for The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself and Camden ART's opening reception for its spring exhibition, Black Birds, Ravens & Crows, in the Bassett Gallery. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Voices will take the stage at 7 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing located at the FAC behind the Wood Auditorium. Tickets to The Voices of Camden are $5 and are available online as well as at ...
Pictured is the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC). They will be one of the performing groups at the Camden Music Association's (CMA) Member and Guest Showcase May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. Members of the CCKC: Sherry Algood, Sierra Benson, Jean Broom, Anne Compton, Megan Commings, Isa Commings, Grace Dunham, Judith Hawkesworth, Linda Higgins, Barbara James, Mary Ellen Jordan, Diane Lee, June McCaskill, Khadija Murphy, Steven Parrot, Susan Stubbs, Lynne Summers and Belinda Webb.
The Rotary Singers will be performing at the Camden Music Association Member and Guest Showcase on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center. Director of the Rotary Singers is Mary Ellen Jordan.
In an effort to build self-confident in girls and women with special needs in a supportive environment, Blaney Baptist Church will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the South Carolina Miss Amazing Pageant. The dinner will be held May 18 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Nick Marullo of Troop 38 from Camden Military attained the rank of Eagle Scout April 18. His project entailed building, replacing, and placing descriptive and directional signs at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Historic Camden Executive Director Joanna Craig was especially pleased with the three descriptive "way" signs for the cannons, blacksmith forge, and dugout canoe. Signs by Colt helped with this project and deserved special thanks. Nick is from Raleigh, N.C., and plans to attend The Citadel this fall after graduating from Camden Military Academy. Pictured is Marullo and his Scoutmaster Greg Simonson of Troop 38 behind a ...