eNews for May 25, 2017


Top News
Share Your Feedback on Sun City Pools
Hurricane Workshop Presentation Available Online
Riverbend Pool Closed for Repairs
Memorial Day Office Closures, Guest Info
Sun City Mayfest This Weekend
Argent Lakes To Close For Aerification
June SunSations Delivery
Walk Then Ride at Argent Lakes Golf Course
Purrysburg Fitness Center Closed In June For Renovations
Fitness Center Open Houses
Beaufort County Bookmobile Comes to Sun City
Join the SCTV Broadcast Team


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
Share Your Feedback on Sun City Pools

Executive Office
Memorial Day Office Closure
Irrigation Seminars for Argent II Residents
We Shine – Donuts for Dad


Common Area Maintenance

Communication
Lowcountry Snapshots Debuts on SCTV
This Week On Healthy Living


Community Standards
Memorial Day Office Closures, Guest Info

Facilities Management
Riverbend Pool Closed for Repairs

Golf
Aerification Begins This Month
Golf Course Tours
Father’s Day Sale at Okatie Creek
June Golf Clinic Calendar


Health and Wellness
Group Exercise Class Cancelations
Pool Deck Cleaning
Caregiver Support Group
Get Fit with New Pilates Plus Class
Upcoming Health and Wellness Workshops


IT Services

Lifestyle Services
July Ticket Sales
Sun City Baseball Hats On Sale Now
Upcoming Trips with Lifestyle Services
Tickets On Sale Now for Fear Factor Kid’s Camp
Meet the Author – Debby Grahl
Saturday Nightlife – Neil Diamond Tribute
Movies at Magnolia Hall 


Clubs and Groups
Forum Club Hosts Solicitor Duffie Stone
Memorial Day Weekend Military Softball Tournament
Veterans Association Memorial Day Ceremony
Sign Up for Children’s Summer Art Classes

 


Top News

Share Your Feedback on Sun City Pools

The Board of Directors has formed a task force to re-examine our pool policies. We would like input from all residents so that we have a good understanding of whether these policies are meeting your needs. We have set up an email box for residents to share their experiences. The email is at pools@schhca.com. It’s important for all pool users to voice their opinions. Emailed comments will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31. Please include your name, neighborhood and comments.     

 
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Hurricane Workshop Presentation Available Online
The PowerPoint from the May 25 Ready or Not: Hurricane Workshop is now available on this website. Log in and click “Documents” from Resident Central. The slides will be listed under “Meeting Presentations.”
 
A video of the meeting will be available on the Video Library of the website at a later date. Additionally, a rebroadcast of the meeting will be shown on Sun City TV’s Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum channel 5 and live streaming on this website. Keep checking eNews Weekly for air dates and times. 


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Riverbend Pool Closed for Repairs 

The Riverbend outdoor pool is closed for repairs due to a water leak. A reopening date has not yet been confirmed.
 

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Memorial Day Office Closures, Guest Info 
Community Association offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Fitness centers will be open from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Guests may use the fitness center for free from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29. The Lakehouse Fitness Center will be open normal hours from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday, May 29, with staff available from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. It will be self-use for residents only from 2–10 p.m. The Logo Building will be open 7 a.m. –noon, Monday, May 29. Residents can obtain guest ID cards at any fitness center or Palmetto Commons.
 
All land and water group exercise classes at Purrysburg Fitness Center are canceled Monday, May 29 except for the 9 a.m. Total Body Toning class with Joan. All regular classes will be held as scheduled at the Lakehouse and Hidden Cypress Fitness Centers.
 
Please remember to obtain a gate pass for friends or relatives who will be visiting your home during the Memorial Day holiday. Simply reserve your guest pass by calling the Main Gate at (843) 705-4035 and providing the guests’ names, your name and activity number. Riverbend residents may call (843) 379-5528 for a guest pass.

 
Sun City Mayfest This Weekend

5 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Lakehouse
Bring your lawn chairs and spend the evening celebrating Sun City! Shop the club merchandise, and eat, drink and be merry with great food, cold beer, wine and other drinks. Two great food trucks, Squeaky Beaver and Rollin’ Smoke, will provide the food. Enjoy an out-of-this-world concert by The Swingin’ Medallions, and challenge your neighbor to a game of corn hole. Tickets are $8 per person. Gate and cash bar open at 5 p.m.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall. Click here to read more about this event. 
 
Parking for Mayfest
Golf cart parking is suggested for this event, and a free wheelchair-accessible trolley service will be provided from Pinckney Hall between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Click here for parking recommendations.


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Argent Lakes to Close for Aerification

The important agronomic practice of aerification begins this month with Argent Lakes Golf Course, which will be closed May 30-June 2. 


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June SunSations Delivery

Keep an eye on your lower box Wednesday, May 31 for the latest issue of SunSations! The June issue comes with the brand-new Hurricane Preparedness Guide to help you get ready for extreme weather. Also, learn all about the community’s Maintained Neighborhoods and get the skinny on the Health and Wellness Department’s newest group exercise classes. As always, enjoy an issue full of great features. Read the latest SunSations online at this website beginning Friday, May 26. Simply log in with your member ID and password and click the SunSations logo to start reading.


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Walk Then Ride at Argent Lakes Golf Course

Head to Argent Lakes Golf Course to participate in two great events on Wednesday, May 31! Click here to learn more.
 
National Senior Health & Fitness Day: 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the Lakehouse Fitness Center
Join our celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day with a refreshing walk on Argent Lakes Golf Course! After the walk, enjoy fresh fruit yogurt parfaits and stick around for drawings to win the official National Senior Health & Fitness Day T-shirt. Register at the Lakehouse by calling (843) 645-4515.
Click here to read more about this event.
 
Tour Argent Lakes Golf Course: 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31. After the walk, hop on a golf cart and join the Sun City Golf staff and the Golf Advisory Committee on guided tours of Argent Lakes Golf Course. Sign up by calling (843) 645-0507.
Click here to read more about the tours.


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Purrysburg Fitness Center Closed in June for Renovations

Renovations to the Purrysburg Fitness Center locker rooms will begin Monday, June 5 with the work estimated to continue for about four weeks. The fitness center will be closed during construction. It is suggested, if possible, to use the other fitness centers in the afternoons when there is greater availability for most of the cardio equipment. There will be no orientations at Purrysburg Fitness Center in June.


Hours for the Indoor Pool and Aerobics Room Only
 

Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Staff available.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Staff on property from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
for indoor pool and aerobics use.
Self-use from 1–6 p.m. Indoor pool only.
Swim with a buddy!
Aerobics room unavailable.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Self-use all day, indoor pool only.
Aerobics room unavailable.


The group water and land exercises classes will continue. The land classes will check-in at the front desk and go directly to the aerobics room as the entire gym will be closed and blocked off. 
 
The water classes will check-in with a staff member at the back pool door closest to the croquet greens. Cash and member charges will be available for class payment at the back pool door. If you plan to pay by credit card, you will need to pay at the front desk, take your receipt and show it to the staff member at the back pool door.
 
Interval Circuit Training (ICT) will not be available during the renovation. After much discussion, it was not possible to move the sessions. Instead, receive a free group exercise card to attend any of the group exercise classes for free at any location. ICT cards will be activated when the center reopens. ICT trainers will be working as trainers on the floor at the other fitness centers during the times they normally would work the ICT program.
 
The Purrysburg Indoor Pool will remain open as so many residents rely on that pool. Access the pool through the back doors, and staff will be on site from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. –1 p.m. Saturday. The indoor pool will be open for self-use hours from 1– 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday. Restrooms will be available at the Logo Building or the Yemassee Crafts Center, so please plan ahead!

 

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Fitness Center Open Houses

1–3 p.m. June 8 at Lakehouse Fitness Center
1–3 p.m. June 15 at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
Join the Health and Wellness staff at upcoming fitness center open houses to learn how to start your wellness journey safely. Staff will introduce you to equipment and help you create your own balanced workout routine. Fitness centers will be closed to regular members during each open house. 


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Beaufort County Bookmobile Comes to Sun City

The new Beaufort County Library Bookmobile will begin making regular stops in Sun City from 1–2 p.m. every other Monday in the Pinckney Hall parking lot. Its first visit is scheduled for June 5.
 
The bookmobile can hold up to 2,500 items, and its shelves are stocked with newly released popular fiction titles in large and regular print, biographies and nonfiction, local history titles, audiobooks and DVDs. The other half of the bookmobile is loaded with juvenile and teen fiction. In addition to checking out and returning items, other bookmobile services include requesting items from library branches, picking up holds and requested materials, and applying for a library card.
 
Residents will need to show a valid Beaufort County library card to check items out from the bookmobile. Jasper County residents may use the bookmobile by purchasing an out-of-county library card for $30/year.
 
Beaufort County Library originally operated a bookmobile from 1963 to 1993, but a lack of funding brought the program to an end. The library was able to purchase a new bookmobile in 2016 to resume service in 2017. Sun City is one of the 40 stops across the county as part of the revived program. For more information,
click here.


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Join the SCTV Broadcast Team

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity that allows you to have fun and be creative? Consider joining the Sun City TV (SCTV) broadcast team! The Board of Directors has authorized the group to actively seek new members through various communication channels in an effort to achieve Chartered Club status. There are many opportunities for you to share your passions, from on-air talent to production to script writing. Click here to learn more about the roles that make Sun City TV possible and where you might best fit in. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved.


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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

Share Your Feedback on Sun City Pools

The Board of Directors has formed a task force to re-examine our pool policies. We would like input from all residents so that we have a good understanding of whether these policies are meeting your needs. We have set up an email box for residents to share their experiences. The email is at pools@schhca.com. It’s important for all pool users to voice their opinions. Emailed comments will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31. Please include your name, neighborhood and comments.  


Executive Office

Memorial Day Office Closure
Community Association offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.  
 
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Irrigation Seminars for Argent II Residents
1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 14 at the Lakehouse
Argent II residents are invited to learn more about their irrigation systems at this informative seminar. Topics include how to set your irrigation clock, adjust irrigation settings, change, adjust or unclog sprinkler heads and more. A question-and-answer session will follow. To register, call the Maintained Neighborhoods Office at (843) 645-4517 by June 7.   
 
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We Shine - Donuts for Dad
8 a.m.–Noon Friday, June 16 at Golf Pro Shops
Dads, come celebrate Father’s Day with complimentary donuts and socializing with the Community Association staff. 
 
 

Common Area Maintenance

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Communication

Lowcountry Snapshots Debuts on SCTV

Lowcountry Snapshots, a new show produced exclusively for Sun City residents, debuts this week with a spotlight on the grand opening of the new Hardeeville Library. Tune in to SCTV at 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Hargray channel 238 and Spectrum channel 5 or watch the show online anytime at this website.

Lowcountry Snapshots is hosted by Sun City resident Judy Lampe and features stories about remarkable people, places and events. Upcoming episodes include features on local history and traditions, teaching viewers how to prepare a Lowcountry boil, dressing like a Southern lady and more. 

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This Week on Healthy Living

Get to know Coastal Carolina Hospital’s medical experts, doctors and surgeons in Sun City TV’s Healthy Living program, with your host Debi Lynes. This week Terrilyn Sassmann, Volunteer Services Manager at Coastal Carolina Hospital, discusses volunteers. Healthy Living airs every day at 9 a.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5, and on this website.

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Community Standards

Memorial Day Office Closures, Guest Info
Community Association offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Please remember to obtain a gate pass for friends or relatives who will be visiting your home during the Memorial Day holiday. Simply reserve your guest pass by calling the Main Gate at (843) 705-4035 and providing the guests’ names, your name and activity number. Riverbend residents may call (843) 379-5528 for a guest pass. Residents can obtain guest ID cards at any fitness center or Palmetto Commons.  


Facilities Management

Riverbend Pool Closed for Repairs
The Riverbend outdoor pool is closed for repairs due to a water leak. A reopening date has not yet been confirmed.

 

Golf

Aerification Begins This Month
The important agronomic practice of aerification begins this month with Argent Lakes Golf Course. The short-term disruption of play associated with aerification has long-term benefits for the greens. The full schedule for all Sun City golf courses is below:
 
Argent Lakes: Closed May 30-June 2.
Hidden Cypress: Closes at 11:30 a.m. June 5 for half-day maintenance and will remain closed through June 9.
Okatie Creek: Closes at 11:30 a.m. June 12 for half-day maintenance and will remain closed through June 16.   

Golf Course Tours
Join the Sun City Golf staff and the Golf Advisory Committee on guided tours of Sun City golf courses, beginning with a tour of Argent Lakes Golf Course at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31. Sign up by calling (843) 645-0507.
 
Other upcoming tours include Hidden Cypress Golf Course at 9 a.m. June 7 and Okatie Creek Golf Course at 9 a.m. June 14. Sign up for the Hidden Cypress tour by calling (843) 705-4999 and sign up for the Okatie Creek tour by calling (843) 705-4653. Learn the history behind the greens and all about what each course has to offer during the tours.
Click here to read more about the tours.

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Father's Day Sale at Okatie Creek

Father’s Day is almost here! Purchase any regular men’s shirt and receive 12 noodle golf balls for $9.99 through June 18. 

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June Golf Clinic Calendar

Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses.
Click here for the June schedule. Clinics are $10 each, and you can sign up at the course in which the clinic you wish to attend is held. Clinics are open to players of all skill levels. 

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Health and Wellness

Group Exercise Class Cancelations
The 8 a.m. Cardio Splash and 9:30 a.m. Cycling classes at Purrysburg Fitness Center are canceled on Saturday, May 27. 

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Pool Deck Cleaning

Hidden Cypress pool will be closed from 8 a.m.–noon Wednesday, May 31 for pool deck cleaning.   

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Caregiver Support Group
10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Hidden Cypress, Coosaw/New River rooms
Providing care for a family member in need is a centuries-old act of kindness, love and loyalty. This is a free forum facilitated by Tidewater Hospice. No signup necessary.  

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Get Fit with New Pilates Plus Class
Pilates Plus uses slow, steady isometric exercises to strengthen and tone all muscle groups. The class ends with a slow stretch. All fitness levels welcome. The class takes place at 9 a.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. Wednesdays in Hidden Cypress. 

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Upcoming Health and Wellness Workshops
Introduction to Meditation: 9 a.m. Mondays, June 5, 12 and 19 at Riverbend with Judy Owen. Learn how meditation relieves stress and calms the mind. Cost: 65. Preregister and pre-pay at the Lakehouse. 
 
Conscious Aging Workshop: 1 p.m. Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10 and 17 at Riverbend with Judy Owen. Explore self-limiting beliefs, stereotypes and assumptions about aging to make better, more conscious choices. Cost: $99. Preregister and pre-pay at the Lakehouse.

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IT Services

Check back next week for more news.   

Lifestyle Services 

July Ticket Sales
8 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at Pinckney Hall
Tickets for all July events go on sale online and at Lifestyle Services. 
 


Sun City Baseball Hats on Sale Now

Stop by Lifestyle Services in Pinckney Hall to purchase a new Sun City baseball hat, available in white or stone. Hats are $10 each. Click here to see what they look like. Come and get them while they are still available! While you’re there, check out all the other merchandise for sale, such as T-shirts, water bottles, pool towels and more, all with the Sun City logo. 

 

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Upcoming Trips with Lifestyle Services

Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach
Thursday, June 1
This trip highlights Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. Travel to this quaint waterfront village of shops, restaurants and boutiques. Lunch is included at one of the local restaurants before boarding a sightseeing boat for a narrated cruise around Cumberland Island, the southern-most Georgia’s Golden Isles. Learn the history, fame and tales of this interesting area and get a chance to view the island’s wild horses. Cost: $120. Contact Norma Gourley at (843) 705-6774 for more information.

Historic Andersonville - Yoder's and Peaches!
Tuesday, June 6
Travel to central Georgia to the famous Mennonite restaurant, Yoder’s, for a delicious homestyle lunch. Then it’s a short drive to historic Andersonville to the site of Camp Sumter, which was a prison during the Civil War. Also see the Drummer Boy Museum, famous for its Confederate and Union drummer boy uniforms, and enjoy a tour narrated by a local guide. Cost: $99. Contact Norma Gourley at (843) 705-6774 for more information.

 

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Tickets on Sale Now for Fear Factor Kid's Camp

8 a.m.–Noon, Wednesday, June 28-Friday, June 30
Kid’s Days returns this year with a Fear Factor theme! Do you have the guts to come to kid’s camp? Kids will be treated to magic shows and learn their own magic tricks, a fun water day and more. Registration forms are available now at Lifestyle Services. Registration is $45 per child for the three-day camp; open ages 5 to 11.
Click here to read all about what this year’s Kid’s Camp has to offer!

 

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Meet the Author - Debby Grahl

7 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at Pinckney Hall
Meet romance author and Hilton Head Island native Debby Grahl, who will discuss her books The Silver Crescent and Rue Toulouse. Pinckney Perk will be open selling fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Free event, no signup necessary. 

 

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Saturday Nightlife - Neil Diamond Tribute

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Pinckney Hall
The Bobby Ryder Quartet will perform a tribute to Neil Diamond you don’t want to miss. Tickets are $12.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.

 

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Movies at Magnolia Hall

Tickets, $3, go on sale an hour prior to each showing unless otherwise noted. Matinee Movies are closed captioned for the hearing impaired.  
 
Fences: 7 p.m. Monday, May 29 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Magnolia Hall. A working class African-American father tries to raise his family in the late 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references. Stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson. 139 minutes.
 
Allied: 7 p.m. Monday, June 5 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at Magnolia Hall. In 1942, an intelligence office in North Africa meets a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use. Stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and Jared Harris. 124 minutes.
 
Hacksaw Ridge: 7 p.m. Monday, June 12 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at Magnolia Hall. WWII Army medic Desmond T. Doss serves in the Battle of Okinawa and refuses to kill, later becoming the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images. Stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey. 139 minutes. 

 

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Clubs and Groups

Forum Club Hosts Solicitor Duffie Stone
Duffie Stone, solicitor for the 14th Judicial District, will be the guest speaker at the next Forum Club meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, May 26 in Magnolia Hall. Mr. Stone has also been appointed to serve on the South Carolina Commission of Prosecution Coordination and elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the District Attorneys Association. Coffee and donuts will be available at 8 a.m.

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Memorial Day Weekend Military Softball Tournament
The Sun City Softball Club travel teams bring back the Memorial Day Weekend Military Softball Tournament with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Sun City Softball Field. All residents and their guests are invited; free admission. Hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds and donations will benefit local charities that provide services to local military men and women and their families.

Tournament Schedule:
9:30 a.m. – Opening ceremonies with Sun City Veterans Association Color Guard
9:45 a.m. – Sun City Lady Diamonds vs. combined ladies’ teams from Parris Island and Hunter Army Air Field
11 a.m. – Hunter Amy Air Field vs. Sun City men’s teams
12:15 p.m. – Hunter Army Air Field vs. Parris Island
1:30 p.m. Parris Island vs. Sun City  
 
Veteran's Association Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Sun City Veterans Association Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29 in the Magnolia Hall Parking Lot. The guest speaker will be Mary Edie Meeks, a former Vietnam combat nurse. The SCVA Color Guard and SCVA members will be featured marchers. 
 
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Sign Up for Children's Summer Art Classes
The All About Art Club will host summer art classes for children ages 8-12 beginning in July. Children must be guests of a Sun City resident. Registration begins June 1 in the Art Room of the Yemassee Crafts Center. Class size is limited. Pay by check only, $10 per child per class. Classes are 1–2:30 p.m. July 8-drawing; July 15-watercolor; July 22-collage; July 29-acrylic.