Out & About in Newberry County


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April 11

Newberry Arts Center, 1200 Main St. in Newberry, holds a spring painting party for adults from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $25. Bring your favorite drink or snack of choice. Register at 1323 College St.

Newberry Young Professionals holds a social at Main & Nance at 6 p.m.

• The Newberry County Humane Society holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Springfield Place Chapel in Newberry. A program will be presented.

April 12

• The Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors meets at 4 p.m. in the conference room of Newberry Industries, 115-B Nance St. in Newberry.

• The Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Newberry County Library meets at 4 p.m. at the Hal Kohn Memorial Library. Sandra Oliver will lead the discussion on “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. Call 803-276-6072 for more information.

Newberry County’s Big Read hosts children’s book illustrator Cecile Martin at 6:30 p.m. at Hal Kohn Memorial Library in celebration of “The Week of the Young Child.”

The Newberry Master Gardener Association holds a free presentation by gardener Billy McBee about growing herbs at 7 p.m. at the Clemson Extension Office, 1860 Wilson Road. Advance registration is requested. Contact the Clemson Extension office at 803-276-1091 extension 413.

April 13

Boys Farm holds a ribbon cutting for its two new cottages and holds its 56th Founders’ Day Homecoming Celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A barbecue supper will be served at 6 p.m. Call 803-276-5910 for more information.

April 15

The Partners for PRIDE meets at 12:15 p.m. in the conference room at Newberry Industries, 115B Nance Street, Newberry.

April 15-16

Pork in the Park is held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Park in Downtown Newberry. Streets will be closed the afternoon of April 15.

April 16

Newberry Opera House Guild, 905 Main St. in Newberry, holds an attic sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 803-276-6264 for more information.

April 22

Friends of the Newberry County Library holds the annual Literary Luncheon at noon in Henry Hall at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are available at the Hal Kohn Memorial Library. The speaker will be Patti Callahan Henry, a New York Times bestselling author.

April 23

New Beginnings Christian Church, 1609 First St. in Newberry, holds its annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. until noon. Newberry Wellness Center, DHEC, Newberry Walmart Vision, First Steps, PALSS, Planned Parenthood and other agencies will be attending.

Newberry Car Buffs hold a cruise-in from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sonic in Newberry.

April 25

Newberry Arts Center, 1200 Main St. in Newberry, holds a spring painting party for adults from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $25. Bring your favorite drink or snack of choice. Register at 1323 College St.

April 30

St. John Baptist Church, 5614 S.C. 219 in Newberry, holds a B.A.S.I.C. Health Ministry Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• The Silverstreet High School Alumni Association holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. in the Silverstreet Community Center.

May 9

Newberry Arts Center, 1200 Main St. in Newberry, holds a spring painting party for adults from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $25. Bring your favorite drink or snack of choice. Register at 1323 College St.

ONGOING EVENTS

• The Newberry County Literacy Council offers basic computer classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at its office, 1121 Caldwell St. in Newberry. The free class covers topics including Microsoft Office, Publisher, emailing and Internet. Call 803-276-8086 for more information.

• A community blood drive is held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the NCMH Cafeteria on the Evans Street entrance to the hospital.

• The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 meets at 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Post.

• The Newberry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the conference room at Newberry Industries, 115-B Nance St. in Newberry. They will not meet in February.

EatRight meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the NCMH Wellness Center. The class offers tips on managing weight, cardiovascular health, portion sizes of food and more.

Keep Newberry County Beautiful meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 719 Kendall Road in Newberry. Contact Danielle Rowe at 803-276-1978 extension 101 or by email at newberrysoilandwater@gmail.com for more information.

Little Mountain Town Council meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Little Mountain Town Hall, 206 Depot St.

• The American Legion Post 24 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Post.

• The Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (excluding July) in the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 719 Kendall Road in Newberry. Contact Danielle Rowe at 803-276-1978 ext. 101 or by email at newberrysoilandwater@gmail.com for more information.

Pre-diabetes and BP screenings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the NCMH Wellness Center.

Piney Woods Community 4-H Club meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Park Road Baptist Church, 360 State Park Road near Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity. Open to ages 9-19, topics include canning, cooking, sewing, woodworking, electricity, community service, money gardening, shooting sports and more. Contact Bridgette Taylor at sweetangelmag2@aol.com or 873-8233 for more information.

Women on a Mission and CPG Outreach Ministry meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Shiloh A.M.E. Church’s educational building, 431 Shiloh St. in Prosperity. Contact McKeva Kinard-Shelton at 537-1577 or Crystal Pitts-Glenn at 864-494-2320 for more information.

• The BerryPatchers Quilt Guild meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan St. in Newberry, for fellowship and 6:30 p.m. for a meeting. Contact Sharon Golden at 803-944-1932 for more information.

Women on a Mission meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Shiloh A.M.E. Church, 431 Shiloh St. in Prosperity. Minister Shawn Dreher is the speaker. Contact McKeva Kinard-Shelton at 537-1577 or Mary Harmon at 537-6862 for more information.

Out & About items can be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 558, Newberry, S.C. 29108; in person at 1716 Main St.; via fax to 803-276-1517; or via email at NBOnews@civitasmedia.com. Call 803-276-0625 for more information. Items run on a space-available basis.

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