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Building homes, providing hope and making the community stronger

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County completed construction on its 34th home in the county last week and will begin working on its 35th home very soon. Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The oroganization helps initiate partnerships between qualified families and community members, working together towards building a home.

October 04, 2013 | | Arts


‘Walk for Life!’ event at Hampton Park

The Midlands Women's Center (MWC) announces its Walk for Life! event at Hampton Park in Camden.

October 02, 2013 | | Arts


Miss Camden pageant informational meeting

The Miss Camden Scholarship Program will hold an informational meeting for any young woman wanting to compete for Miss Camden 2014 or Miss Camden Teen 2014, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, 607 South Broad St., in Camden.

October 02, 2013 | | Arts


And the winners are...

Saturday night's Dancing with the Stars at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) event was, as volunteer services coordinator for the FAC Margaret Bishop said, "a great success!" Bishop commented that the show was met with "a sell-out crowd. It was a wonderful event for the FAC."

October 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


Local writer and gardener published in Petigru Review

The South Carolina's Writer's Workshop (SCWW) has announced the list of contributors for the 2013 Petigru Review, the annual SCWW member anthology. Among the authors featured in Volume 7 of this anthology is local resident Bobbi Adams of Bishopville. Adams' essay "Scrambled Eggs" is included in the nonfiction section of Petigru Review.

The 2013 Petigru Review will be unveiled at the SCWW Symposium in Columbia, October 26. Submissions were judged and selections were made by Susan Williams, Mary Anne Benedetto and Celia Rivenbark for nonfiction. For more information about the SCWW visit www.myscww.org/conference.

September 23, 2013 | | Arts


Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to hold annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its annual meeting on September 19 at 6 p.m. in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing of the FAC. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are invited to gather as the FAC reviews its accomplishments in 2012-2013 and announces its plans for the upcoming 2013-2014 season, which will be the FAC's 40th year.

September 18, 2013 | | Arts


Local author selects winner of essay contest

The birth of her first granddaughter Delilah inspired Sandra Thomas, originally of Elgin, to write her first children's book Grandma's Here. Thomas said, "I was sitting at home recuperating from a knee surgery so I was able to spend more time with her and seeing her grow and get into stuff filled my heart."

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


Dancing with the Stars at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for its first ever fundraising performance of Dancing with the Stars. Several community members and professional dancers have volunteered their time to dance at this event.

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


Camden Community Concert Band to honor founding

The first rehearsal of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) 2013-2014 year will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Camden High School band room.

September 04, 2013 | | Arts


Dick Goodwin Big Band to perform at FAC

The Dick Goodwin Big Band often plays for major social functions in the Southeast, but in concert this brassy ensemble programs a wild potpourri of styles -- numbers from the swing era and earlier, current tunes from sometimes surprising sources, and new music written especially for the ensemble.

August 21, 2013 | | Arts


‘Chance Art’ winner named for August

Mary Duren of Camden was selected as August's Chance Art! winner. She won a piece called Palmetto created by Dot Goodwin. Chance Art! is a program sponsored by The Artist's Attic. A piece of art created by a local art is given away to a lucky community member. For a chance to win, simply fill out the coupon and bring it by The Artist's Attic located at 930 Broad St., in Camden. The Artist's Attic features eight different artists with their various works on display for purchase.

August 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


James Gregory, ‘The Funniest Man in America,’returns to the FAC

The FAC of Kershaw County is opening its 2013-14 season with one of the South's favorite comedians -- James Gregory. Known as "The Funniest Man in America," Gregory is slated to return to the FAC on Thursday, Aug. 22 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now with two price options.

August 21, 2013 | | Arts


Open house and hot dog lunch

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites all community members to the 2013 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Attendees may take part in a community art project; tours of the FAC; pottery, dance and music demonstrations; and face-painting.

August 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


CamdenART hosts South African potter

CamdenART will host South African potter Jacobus H. Greyling at its Monday meeting. Greyling will speak beginning at 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center.

March 29, 2013 | | Arts


Winners of the FAC’s Youth Arts Month Exhibit announced

More than 140 pieces of art by Kershaw County school children were submitted to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Youth Arts Month Exhibit this year. After much deliberation, the winners have been announced. The juried exhibit of elementary, middle and high school artwork by students throughout Kershaw County in a variety of media, from colored pencil and watercolor to mixed media, photography, and sculpture will be in the Bassett Gallery through April 5.

March 27, 2013 | | Arts


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FAC introduces adult dance class

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.

September 01, 2014 | | Arts


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