The ability to read is the ability to travel the world


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times This poster at Buffalo Elementary School seeks to encourage children to read by appealing to their desire to see the world. It shows pictures of different aspects of the natural world and the great variety of the bodies of water, plant life and landscapes that make the earth such a diverse place. The bottom of the poster has a message which conveys to children the ability of reading to enable them to travel around the world even if they are at school or at home. The message states that "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." It is a reminder of the power of reading to open up the world to young minds and why it is important to encourage and support the efforts of those young minds to learn to read and use that skill to learn even more about the world around them.


Thursday, Aug. 13

• The Torrington/Timken Retirees meet at the Blue Ocean in Clinton at 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 14

• Woodmen Life Lodge 323 is sponsoring a Free Skating Night Event from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Union Skate Center, 1753 Cross Keys Highway, Union. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to Woodmen members only.

Monday, Aug. 17

• The retired educators in Union are celebrating the first day the buses run as school begins Monday, August 17 by having a ” Not Back to School Brunch” at the SC Works office meeting room on Main Street across from Keepsake Jewelry from 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. All retired public school employees in Union County are invited to attend.

Monday, Aug. 24

• The Union County Democratic Party meets at 6 p.m. at 201 Porter Street, Union, SC. The meeting is open to the public.

Friday, Aug. 28

• Clemson Extension Service will have a Fencing School to teach farmers, gardeners and other interested parties how to put up a fence. The school will be held from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Clemson Extension Service, 1100 West Floyd Baker Blvd., Suite C, Gaffney. The school costs $15 per participant. For more information go to calendar.clemson.edu/events/fencing_school or call Amy at 1-864-489-3141, Ext. 114.^

Tuesday, Sept. 1

The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.

Jennifer Tsuruda, Clemson University Cooperative Extension’s apiculture specialist will present an informative program.

Light refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and program begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

Friends On Main Open Fridays

Great News! Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring a box and shop!

Potters Storehouse 2015 Schedule

The Potters Storehouse will hold its 2015 food distributions on the following dates:

July-December

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Distribution time for each event will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

In case of bad weather, snow or ice, The Potters Storehouse will follow the Union County School District schedule (delays/closings).

For more information call Pastor Don Moore at 864-680-3465.

Volunteers are needed.

Jonesville Festival

The Jonesville Town Festival Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the festival which will take place on Sept. 19, 2015. Also, if there are any vendors that are interested in reserving booths, feel free to contact Randy Spencer at 864-426-2219 or Betsy Thompson at 674-6799. This is a community function. All are welcome. We will look forward to hearing from you.

Class Reunion

The Jonesville High School Class of 1973 is planning their 43rd class reunion. If interested in attending contact Dianne West at 674-0994 or Barbara Baldwin at 429-1262 and leave a message.

Ongoing events

• The Union Lions Club is collecting used/unwanted eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. There is a collection box outside of the Lions Club building, located at 134 E. Main Street, Union. Donated items are refurbished and donated to those in need or sold for money that directly benefits those in need of hearing and vision services. Questions? Contact Lion Kelli Johnston at carnecki@yahoo.com.

• The Union County Arts Council hosts “Painting with Coffee” each Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.!Come join in and work on your art project while you enjoy spending time, and having coffee, with other like-minded artists. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

• The Union County Arts Council hosts Corky Canvas every Friday at 6 p.m. Who needs a FUN night out? All you need are a few friends, a favorite drink, and we provide the rest! Our very talented teacher, Brandy Ketterman will help you create a masterpiece to take home! Each week we will have a different theme. $30 members/$35 non-members Please pre-register.

Items for Community Calendar can be submitted to The Union Daily Times by email to UDTnews@civitasmedia.com, by fax to 864-427-1237, by mail to Community Calendar, 100 Times Boulevard, Union, S.C. 29379 or in person at our office, 100 Times Boulevard in Union. Items will run on a space available basis.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times

This poster at Buffalo Elementary School seeks to encourage children to read by appealing to their desire to see the world. It shows pictures of different aspects of the natural world and the great variety of the bodies of water, plant life and landscapes that make the earth such a diverse place. The bottom of the poster has a message which conveys to children the ability of reading to enable them to travel around the world even if they are at school or at home. The message states that "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." It is a reminder of the power of reading to open up the world to young minds and why it is important to encourage and support the efforts of those young minds to learn to read and use that skill to learn even more about the world around them.

http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_BES-Reading.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times

This poster at Buffalo Elementary School seeks to encourage children to read by appealing to their desire to see the world. It shows pictures of different aspects of the natural world and the great variety of the bodies of water, plant life and landscapes that make the earth such a diverse place. The bottom of the poster has a message which conveys to children the ability of reading to enable them to travel around the world even if they are at school or at home. The message states that "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." It is a reminder of the power of reading to open up the world to young minds and why it is important to encourage and support the efforts of those young minds to learn to read and use that skill to learn even more about the world around them.

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