Things to Do Jan 21-31 | Arts & Culture
January 21 – Martin Luther King Day – Federal, State, County holiday
January 21 - South Carolina Native Ann Pamela Cunningham’s Contributions to Our Nation’s History
Local historian Val Green will present a program on the story of Laurens County native, Ann Pamela Cunningham who is credited with saving George Washington's beloved home Mount Vernon from ruin and neglect. This program is sponsored by the John Bratton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. There will be a short chapter meeting during the program but the public is invited to attend.
Pamela was born August 15, 1816 at Rosemont Plantation, in Laurens County. In a letter to Pamela, Cunningham's mother described the crumbling condition of the estate as she saw it in 1853 while on a steamship heading down the Potomac River. Cunningham was in her 30s and, having been crippled in a riding accident as a teenager, decided she would initiate a campaign to save the estate. She raised funds to purchase Mount Vernon by launching an unprecedented appeal for donations through newspaper articles directed toward "The Ladies of the South", and subsequently founded The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union; the group that still owns and manages Washington's estate. She served as its first regent (president). The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is the oldest preservation and women’s organization in the United States.
Ann’s mother and Val’s 3rd great- grandmother were sisters and he has collected some unpublished stories about his shared ancestors and their connections with the family of our first president. Recently, the newly opened Museum of George Washington at Mt. Vernon incorporated information researched by Mr. Green into a very interesting artifact display among their permanent exhibits. Val’s 2rd great grandfather (William Lowndes Yancey), Pamela’s first cousin, raised $75,000 of the $200,000 to purchase Mt. Vernon from the Washington family. In appreciation for his efforts, Pamela bequeathed to him Washington’s military spy glass used during the Revolutionary War. The fate of the spyglass for the next 150 years is a tale of historical interest and intrigue.
The program will be at the Christ Central Community Center at 235 S. Congress St. next to the museum, at 6 PM. The public is invited to attend free of charge. More information is available at 635-9811 or email@example.com.
January 22– Winning at Weigh Loss Information sessions 6 – 6:45 PM at Fairfield Diabetes Education Center at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Come to one information session , register & choose a possible program time: Tues at 2-3 PM or 4:30 – 5:30 PM or 6-7 PM. Program fee $60, information session free. Classes begin January 29. For information or if cannot attend the information session, call to schedule an appointment before Jan 25. Sandy at Martin Primary 635-6099 or Mac Russell at Fairfield Diabetes Center 712-0372
January 22, Part 2 will teach Payroll using QuickBooks, Payroll Reports, and 1099s.
The University of South Carolina, Columbia Area, Small Business Development Center will offer a three part Quick Books Training Seminar. Each seminar will cost $45.00. All seminars will be held at 111 Maiden Lane, Town of Lexington Town Hall Conference Center, Suite A. Free parking is available. All classes to be held regardless of size. Presenter: Debbie Werts, Manager at Elliot Davis Company. Debbie has more than 25 years of experience in client accounting services. She has focused on providing clients with write-up services and helps to ensure the accuracy of financial reports and records through the utilization of the latest accounting software technology. Debbie’s concentration areas include business start- up organizations and QuickBooks consultation. Registration for these courses can be located at http://www.uscregionsbdc.com/columbia_seminars.php. For further information, please contact Bob Pettit, Business Consultant, Columbia Area, Small Business Development Center, 803-777-4942, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 23 – Computer Literacy Classes. Special Saturday Classes at Fairfield County Adult Education Center located in the back of Gordon Odyssey Academy. 9 AM – Noon. Free Call 803 635-7823 for information and to register. Classes also available in February
January 24 – Chamber 8th Annual New Member Reception. 5:30 – 7 :30 at Honeysuckle Acres B&B 70 Honeysuckle Lane Winnsboro. Networking opportunity for new chamber members to introduce their new business to other chamber members.
January 24 – Searching for you Native American Ancestors Part 2 – 11 AM at Christ Central Community Center 235 S Congress St. Presented by Val Green. Sponsored by the Fairfield County Genealogical Society. For information call Frances Lee O’Neal at 803 635-3027.
January 24 – Relay for Life of Fairfield County Kick Off Dinner honoring survivors & caregivers. 6 PM, First Church of the Nazarene, 650 9th St. $5 per person, includes spaghetti dinner, salad, drink & dessert. Survivors are free. Tickets contact Norma Branham, Stacy Person, Cheryl Goodwin, Patti Reid or Lana Dodson at 803 635-4607. Survivors RSVP to email@example.com.
January 26 – Classes for “Parents To Be”. Healthy pregnancy, Childbirth I, II & III, Breastfeeding, or Your New Baby. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Finish entire Saturday class series and be eligible for $20 worth of baby supplies or Attend the Infant Car Seat Safety Class and receive free infant/child seat. Must pre-register by January 24 by calling 635-6099. Classes are free to anyone who is pregnant and lives in Fairfield County.
January 26 – Faith Based Tobacco Education Training 9 am -12:00 pm (Registration 8:30am) Christ Central Community Center 235 Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Who Should Attend: Pastors, Ministers, Directors, Deacons, Secretaries, or designated person who will lead the tobacco prevention efforts.
Prerequisite: Faith Based Organization must have the Model Faith Based Tobacco-Free policy signed
by appropriate leader(s) AND identify 2 representatives to participate in the training and to lead tobacco free education efforts in your church. The purpose of this training is to provide the latest information on tobacco and to sound the alarm on the deadly impact tobacco has on health.
1. Conduct one (1) tobacco free education activity or session for congregation and or/surrounding community
2. Display tobacco free materials provided on church grounds and vehicles
3. Recruit 10 families to adopt tobacco free policy for homes and vehicles
4. Distribute tobacco free materials to families and community
5. Learn how to earn incentive $$ dollars for completing objectives.
FREE but must register by January 25, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Registration is limited to 40 participants, 2 per faith based organization. . Lunch to go after training. To obtain the Model Tobacco Free Policy, registration form or for more information, please contact Cheryl Y. Goodwin, Special Service Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 635-2335 ext. 33.
January 26 – Winter Turkey Shoots – 7 PM Sponsored by VFW Men's Auxiliary 74 Veterans Drive, Ridgeway. Special 410 shoot for kids (ages 14 and under) following second, fourth and sixth rounds. Food for sale by VFW Ladies Auxiliary
January 27 - Drink Small's 80th Birthday Celebration & Tribute at the 145 Club. Begins 4PM - Musicians from the greater region to join the celebration, including Marv Ward, WallStreet Jim, Anthony Charles The Blues Dolphins and more. This is a Charity Fund Raising Event, to the benefit of Blues Legend, DRINK SMALL.
A unique opportunity to spent an up-close & personal Sunday afternoon with a Living Legend.
A Live Celebration of The Art that brings us & keeps us together: MUSIC, made in Winnsboro.
And it all began with the Greats like Drink, and a simple 1 - 4 - 5... 145 S Congress St 803 210-5809 or 803 402-7700
January 29, Part 3 will teach increase use of function, Job Costing – which products are most profitable, managing your business using QuickBooks, Key Reports, and putting it all together. The University of South Carolina, Columbia Area, Small Business Development Center will offer a three part Quick Books Training Seminar. Each seminar will cost $45.00. All seminars will be held at 111 Maiden Lane, Town of Lexington Town Hall Conference Center, Suite A. Free parking is available. All classes to be held regardless of size. Presenter: Debbie Werts, Manager at Elliot Davis Company. Debbie has more than 25 years of experience in client accounting services. She has focused on providing clients with write-up services and helps to ensure the accuracy of financial reports and records through the utilization of the latest accounting software technology. Debbie’s concentration areas include business start- up organizations and QuickBooks consultation. Registration for these courses can be located at http://www.uscregionsbdc.com/columbia_seminars.php. For further information, please contact Bob Pettit, Business Consultant, Columbia Area, Small Business Development Center, 803-777-4942, email@example.com.
January 31 – SPECIAL HOUSE CONCERT EVENT- 8PM JIMMY DAVIS - One Night Only - Live @ The 145 Tickets go on Sale January 5th @ The 145 Club $8 in advance - $10 day of show doors: 7PM
… This versatile singer-songwriter, named "Premier Male Vocalist" five times by the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, knows no boundaries when it comes to musical styles. Influences range from The Beatles to the Eagles, Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons to Jackson Browne. His songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Restless Heart, Joy White, Johnny Rivers, as well as many other independent artists. Davis has appeared as a backing vocalist on numerous recordings by artists such as Johnny Lang, former Eagle Bernie Leadon, Danny Tate, Eric Gales, William Lee Golden, Mark Collie, Keith Sykes, Iris DeMent, Cory Branan, Susan Marshall, John Eddie, and the late Toy Caldwell. But it’s Jimmy’s charisma, warmth and talent as a performer that make him stand out among his well known peers… hear clips, read more http://www.reverbnation.com/jimmydaddydavis 803 210-5809 or 803 402-7700