Out & About in Newberry County

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Oct. 31

Drayton Street AA, 924 Drayton St. in Newberry, holds a Halloween costume party at 8 p.m. with the costume party starting at 9:15 p.m. Covered dish appreciated.

Bush River Activities Association, 9725 Bush River Road, hosts its annual Halloween night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nov. 1

• The Newberry Opera House Guild holds its annual oyster roast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Waldrop Farm in Newberry. Call the Newberry Opera House box office at 276-6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com for more information or for tickets.

Whitten Center holds its 26th annual Motorcycle Run. Activities begin in downtown Clinton at 12:30 p.m. with a live band. Food and T-shirts can be purchased. Proceeds go to the Whitten Center Parents’ Club to benefit the canter. Motorcycles leave the downtown Clinton Square at 2 p.m., cars are welcome.

Nov. 7

American Legion Post 24 hosts a Veterans Day banquet at the American Legion Post Hut on S.C. 34. Social hour is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by the banquet. Thomas H. Pope III, a U.S. Navy veteran who served as Officer-in-Charge of Swift Boat 102 in the Mekong Delta, is the speaker. Tickets may be purchased from any of the Post officers or at the Office of Veterans Affairs, 1856 Wilson Road in Newberry. Call 321-2161 for more information.

• The Newberry Veterans Parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Newberry. Applications are available from Eugene Wilson and Henry Brooks at the American Legion or the city of Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

Arthur Turfa is at Books on Main from noon to 5 p.m. signing copies of his new poetry book “Places and Times.”

Nov. 9

• The Newberry County Humane Society meets at 6 p.m. at Springfield Place Chapel. Rainbow Bridge Foundation will be present a program. Nominations and election of officers for 2016 will be held.

Nov. 18

Little Mountain Newberry OES holds a country fried steak dinner sale at Little Mountain Masonic Lodge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plates are $8.50, eat in or take out. Proceeds will benefit the Freedom and Hope Foundation. Call Betty Lester at 803-276-5344 or Linda Grant at 803-312-4801 for more information.

ONGOING EVENTS

Newberry County First Steps Partnership meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the DSS Conference Room, 2107 Wilson Road. Contact Patricia H. Caldwell at 321-1073 for more information.

• 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.

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.

Newberry Hospital hosts a free class about eating right and enjoying life from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the NCMH Wellness Center.

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.

American Legion Post 70 meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July). Contact Thomas Crisp at 803-940-2793 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.

• The Newberry Newcomers Club meets the third Wednesday of every month.

Women on a Mission and CPG Outreach Ministry meets every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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.

• The Newberry Water and Sewer Authority Board meets at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at its office, 13903 C.R. Koon Highway.

Interfaith Community Services meets on the fourth Thursday of January, April, July and October. Call Sarah Smith at 803-321-2155 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.

Little Mountain Family Health Care Center hosts a free class from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month on diabetes and other wellness topics.

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.