The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.
Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.
Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.
Tari Federer of Florence joins the ranks of the Artist's Attic, an art studio located at 930 Broad St., in Camden. Federer discovered her talents as a photographer and painter, unexpectedly. After more than 40 years as a ceramic artist, she returned to school to complete her degree in Visual Arts.
Emily Houde, at left, one of Camden's many accomplished artists is presenting an original work of art to the lucky winner of Chance Art. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presented awards February 25 to Kershaw County students who participated in the 2014 Heritage Tea. Students in grades three through eight from across the county worked on projects reflective of cultural heroes and legends in celebration of Black History Month in an art project competition. Judges presented awards to all winners as well as to the teachers of first place winners. Organizers dedicated the Tea to the memories of Louisa Watkins, Harrison Bennett, Ruby Minton and the students of the Civil Rights movement.
Morse code, once a vital method of sending messages across telegraph lines, was the primary method of communication with other amateur radio operators. As technology evolved amateur radios became capable of voice transmissions and code slowly, over the past 100 years, lost its important role.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to announce that it will be the location for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) beginning today. The meeting will be held in the historic Douglas Reed House. The FAC welcomes the SCAA, along with members of the Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) of Camden. WOLF will be holding their first annual festival on the FAC campus this weekend.
CamdenART will meet Monday at 7p.m. The group will offer a unique wood burning demonstration and hands-on opportunity by gourd and wood burning artist, Linda Kincaid. CamdenART members will get a chance to try their hand at this precise and detailed art work.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is presenting a Scholarship Luncheon at noon on Feb. 13 at the Springdale Hall Club, 161 Knight's Hill Road, in Camden. The public is invited to attend.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its next exhibition in conjunction with the first chamber music concert of the season on Thursday. "Boykin," featuring the works of sisters and local artists Lisa Boykin Adams and Marti Boykin Wallace, will open their upcoming exhibition with a catered reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. The exhibition is sponsored by First Community Bank. Catering is provided by Carolina Café, and will be followed by a chamber music concert featuring Decoda with Claire Bryant. The exhibition runs through March 5.
Auditions for Alice in Wonderland, a collaboration with the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and Columbia Children's Theatre, will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC.
Allison (Allie) Sanders was crowned Miss Camden 2014, and Alexa Williamson was crowned Miss Camden Teen 2014 Saturday evening at Camden High School.
For more than 20 years, the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) has showcased its vocal talents during the holiday season for the community, and the tradition will continue on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.
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