‘Little Mermaid’ performed at Rotary


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Courtesy photo The UCHS Drama Department showed off their vocal skills with samples from the musical “The Little Mermaid” this past Tuesday during the Union Rotary Club at Covenant Baptist Church. The Rotary Dinner Theater will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets for the Dinner Theater are $15 each. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased at Union County Arts Council-UCAC or Union County High School. Non-dinner performances will be Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m.


Union Music Club Scholarship Fundraiser

The Union Music Club will present in concert Dr. Brennan Szafron, Organist/Choirmaster of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC, on Thursday, April 28 in the sanctuary of Grace United Methodist Church, 201 South Church St., at 7:30 p.m.

A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Szafron will present a program entitled “Spring Has Sprung; New Life Begun,” that will include some familiar hymn tunes as well as showcase the recent additions to the Grace 2 manual, 30 rank Casavant pipe organ!

Tickets for this fundraiser are $10 and may be purchased in advance from any Union Music Club member, the Grace Church office, or at the door that evening.

A reception will be held for Dr. Szafron following the concert.

All proceeds will go toward Music Scholarships.

Mother-Daughter Friends Spring Tea

The Friends of the Union County Carnegie Library will host their first Mother-Daughter, Friends Spring Tea on Saturday, May 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the library.

Participants may decorate their own table and sign-up for judging or have a volunteer Friends’ member decorate it instead. Table viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sponsors, who will receive special recognition, are encouraged to reserve tables at $50 for a table of 4 or $75 for a table of 6 prior to the open-public sale which will begin on Monday, April 11 and run through Friday, April 29. No tickets will be available after April 29. To purchase sponsor-reserved tickets or for additional information, contact the library (427-7140) or the Friends (427-2767). Tables will be limited.

Cost for the actual tea will be $50 for a table of 4 or $75.00 for a table of 6. The menu will include the following: scones with cream and strawberry jam or lemon curd, cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches, egg salad finger sandwiches, ham & cheese finger sandwiches, Banbury tea tarts, chocolate cream puffs, chocolate dipped strawberries and of course, hot tea or lemonade.

Non-sponsor tickets may be purchased at the library beginning April 11.

Proceeds will benefit the Friends on Main Bookstore.

Pond Management Workshop

The Clemson Extension Service will hold a Pond Management Workshop at its Cherokee County office at 1100 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, on Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m-3 p.m.

The speaker will be Dr. Cory Heaton and the topics covered in the workshop will include pond stocking, pond fertilization, acquatic weed identification and control, and fish health and biology. There will also be several hands-on demonstrations at a nearby pond.

The fee for the workshop is $50 and includes materials, lunch, refreshments, and two pesticide credits.

To RSVP contact Amy Mallette at 864-489-3141, Ext. 114.

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

The Union County Branch of the NAACP 2016 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Center, 168 Lovers Lane Road, Union, SC. The theme is: Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Justice. The keynote speaker is Sharon Brown Harriott, Director of TRIO and Community Support Programs of Midlands Technical Collage and South Atlantic Regional Director the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Life Membership Plaques will be presented during the banquet to the following:

• Mark Hill Baptist Church

• Mae K. Brandon

Individual tickets are $30 per person and $60 per person (which will include a one-year Regular Adult membership and a one-year subscription to Crisis Magazine).

Sponsorships are also available. There will also be a silent auction. Please support us by being a sponsor, purchasing tickets and ads for the journal, or donating to the silent auction.

For tickets, sponsorship, and journal ad information, please contact Reverend James A. Williams at (864) 674-6304 or Carolyn Glenn at (864) 429-9392.

For more information regarding this event or about the NAACP, please contact the Branch President, Reverend Michael A. Glenn at (864) 427-2112.

For many years the Union County Branch of the NAACP has been fighting for the cause of civil rights. We are proud of our rich history and will continue our fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality.

The Union County Branch of the NAACP meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Union Housing Authority, 201 Porter Street, Union, SC.

Relay For Life Fundraisers

The following Relay For Life fundraisers will be held over the next several weeks.

• Saturday, April 23

— Dollar General Relay Team will have Shayna Marie from Crunk for Cardio to do a workout session at the Jonesville Gym 5 p.m., admission is a $10 donation.

Thursday, April 14

• The Torrington/Timken Retirees will meet at 6 p.m. at Lisa’s in Whitmire.

Saturday, April 16

• “Plein Air Painting” with artist Betsy Skipper will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Piedmont Physic Garden, 301 E. South St., Union. Cost is $20. To register, please call 864-427-2556 or email us at info@piedmontphysicgarden.org.

Monday, April 18-Tuesday, April 19

• The Union Medical Center Volunteers will have a Book & Gift Sale in the hospital lobby from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 18, and from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 19.

Friday, April 22

• There will be a Relay For Life Hot Dog Sale with plates ready for pickup beginning at 11 a.m. at Blue Ridge Hospice, 103B South Boyce St., Union (behind the CVS Pharmacy).

Plates will include two hot dogs, chips, and a drink.

Pre-orders only. Call to place your order by April 20 (864-466-1024).

Will deliver for order of 10 or more.

Saturday, April 23

• “Plant Sale” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Piedmont Physic Garden, 301 E. South St., Union.

Monday, April 25

• The Union County Democratic Party hold its monthly meeting at 5:45 p.m. at 201 Porter Street, Union. The meeting is open to the public. Ann Stevens, Chair.

Wednesday, April 27

• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street. Lunch will be provided.

The scheduled meetings for the rest of 2016 are as follows:

— Wednesday, April 27;

— Wednesday, May 25

— Wednesday, June 22

— Wednesday, August 24,

— Wednesday, September 28

— Wednesday, October 26

— Tuesday, November 22.

Tuesday, May 3

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

Light refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wilbur Smith will demonstrate use of a vaporizer to kill varroa mites using oxalic acid.

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.

Buffalo Fire Department Offering Scholarship

The Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department’s James H. Hampton Scholarship will be awarded to a recipient that lives in the BVFD Service Area.

The scholarship is available to a high school senior or adult that is seeking an advanced degree. The degree may be pursued at a technical school, college or university.

Applications are available at Union County High School, Andy’s, or by calling 427-5739.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is April 29, 2016.

Lions Club

Lions Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.

Friends On Main

Beginning Friday, April 15, Friends on Main will be open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Come and enjoy the great prices (3 hardbacks for a dollar; 10 paperbacks for a dollar; and 6 children or young adult books for a dollar) on new and slightly used books as well as purchase a Lions’ broom! Proceeds from book sales support the Union County Carnegie Library and broom sale profits are used for those who need but cannot afford glasses.

Union County Arts Council

• Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

• Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us April 18, at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!

• Toddler Time — Friday, April 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us! $10.

• Mini Monet — Join us on Saturday, April 16 for a morning full of creativity! We will explore the art of mixed media! This class is open to all students, Kindergarten-5th Grade. $15 members/ $20 nonmembers.

• Corky Canvas — Who is ready for a night out with the girls? We have the perfect thing for you! Grab some friends and your favorite drink and we will provide the rest! Our talented teacher Brandi Ketterman will walk you through how to paint the perfect piece! You don’t have to be an artist to join in on the fun!

• Elementary School Awards & Reception — We would like to invite everyone to the Awards Reception for our Elementary School Art Show. These students were selected by their teachers to exhibit their work in our Gallery. Please join us as we honor these very talented students! We want to thank Gestamp LLC for supporting our Youth Shows. Tuesday April 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

• Mommy & Me Tea Party — Join us for an afternoon of tea, cookies, and creativity! You and your daughter will spend the morning together creating your very own Tea Cup Flower Pot! Space is limited for this class so I encourage you to call UCAC TODAY and reserve your spot!! May 7, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $25. for Mother & Daughter Paint is messy, dress for that, BUT the best hat will win a prize!!! Invite everyone you know!!

Have you joined UCAC yet? NOW IS THE TIME! All members receive special pricing on camps, classes, and events. For more information contact Amber @ 864-429-2817

FCL Offering $750 Scholarship

Union County Family & Community Leaders (FCL) is offering a $750 scholarship to a Union County adult resident who has been, or is in the workforce, and is raising a family.

This award will be paid out in two installments of $375. The first payment will be made in time for your first semester, and the second in time for your second semester. Award will be directed to the qualified institution (technical school/community college, 4-year college or university) of your choice.

Applications and instructions are available at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 Kirby St., Union. For more information call 864-427-6259, Ext. 114. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Completed applications are due on or before June 1, 2016. Applications received after this date will be disqualified.

FCL is a non-profit organization, and we support this scholarship fund and many smaller service projects through fundraising events during the year.

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.

Post 22 To Improve 2016 Baseball Team

Union American Legion Post 22 is currently working on much-needed improvements for their 2016 baseball team. Changes will be made from top to bottom, and will go back to the 1925 roots of American Legion Baseball, teaching “young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health, and active citizenship.” This quote is from the historical article at www.legion.org/baseball/history

Legion Post 22 is currently looking for enthused volunteers to help carry the proud tradition of American Legion baseball forward in Union County. If you love baseball and working with teenagers, or just like helping out in your community, and are able to contribute in any way at all, please consider volunteering. There are many ways to contribute your time, from being one of the coaches for the regular or junior teams, to just helping out for a few hours at a time. To volunteer yourself, please give the head of the Post 22 Baseball Committee, Joe Tracy, a call at 931-249-9686 or email him at crazy_joe46@yahoo.com.

2016 Democratic Party Election Dates

April 30, 9 a.m., South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention, Columbia.

May 14, Voter Registration Deadline, June 14 Primaries.

June 14, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., South Carolina Primaries.

June 28, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., South Carolina Primaries Runoff.

July 25-28, National Democratic Convention, Philadelphia, Pa.

October 8, Voter Registration Deadline, November General Election.

November 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., General Election.

Please volunteer and get involved in your local voting precincts and vote in all elections.

Contact: Ann Stevens, Union County Democratic Party Chair, 864-429-1108 (v/t)

Bereavement Program

Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.

The Bereavement Program will be held at the Medi Home Hospice office located at 720 Duncan Bypass, Suite C, Union, on the top floor of Austin Rehab.

Meetings will be every first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Facilitators are Rev. Richard Brown, Chaplain; Kanisha Benjamin, Social Worker.

For more information contact 864-426-7784.

2016 Union County Council Meetings

Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (Primary held on June 14, 2016)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (Carlisle Town Hall)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Jonesville Town Hall)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Election held on November 8, 2016)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Union County School Board Meeting Dates

April 25, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center (Academic Recognition)

May 9, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center (Retiree Banquet)

May 23, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

June 13, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

June 27, 2016 — Meet if budget has not been approved

July 25, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

August 8, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

August 22, 2016 — Monarch Elementary School

September 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

September 26, 2016 — Buffalo Elementary School

October 10, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

October 24, 2016 — Foster Park Elementary School

November 14, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

November 28, 2016 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

December 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

All meetings are at 7 p.m.

The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.

Courtesy photo

The UCHS Drama Department showed off their vocal skills with samples from the musical “The Little Mermaid” this past Tuesday during the Union Rotary Club at Covenant Baptist Church. The Rotary Dinner Theater will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets for the Dinner Theater are $15 each. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased at Union County Arts Council-UCAC or Union County High School.

Non-dinner performances will be Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m.

http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_thumbnail_Drama-Club-4-12-16.jpgCourtesy photo

The UCHS Drama Department showed off their vocal skills with samples from the musical “The Little Mermaid” this past Tuesday during the Union Rotary Club at Covenant Baptist Church. The Rotary Dinner Theater will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets for the Dinner Theater are $15 each. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased at Union County Arts Council-UCAC or Union County High School.

Non-dinner performances will be Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m.

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