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From Glow Run this Saturday to Run Like a Mann in October
TONIGHT: Presbyterian College’s Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, located in the Harper Center for the Arts, will host the “Incisive Fantasy” gallery from Sept. 8 to Nov. 19, 2016. An opening reception will be held for the exhibit Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. followed by a reading by PC alumna Lauren Johnson (7:30 pm). The reception is free and open to the public. “Incisive Fantasy” is a group invitational exhibition featuring works by the artists Rosarie Appel from New York; Charles Clary from Conway, S.C.; Anne Herbert from Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Karen Seapker from Nashville, Tenn.; and Kirk Stoller from San Francisco. The exhibit features the work of five nationally recognize artists and expands on the notion of abstraction as a catalyst for idiosyncratic and unexpected visual explorations. Going beyond the time-honored traditions of formalization and reduction, these works draw the viewer into self-phantasmagorical theaters of invention and fancy. Lauren Johnson is a 2010 PC graduate with majors in English and Theatre.  After graduation, she taught in China. In May of 2015 she received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Lauren was last on the stage of the Harper Theatre as Eurydice in Sarah Rule’s play of the same name. The Harper Center Gallery hosts four exhibitions annually—two exhibitions from nationally and internationally recognized artists, the senior art major exhibition and the annual student exhibition. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is to the gallery is free. - PC News Service on-line

A big green dragon came to life during the 2015 International Day at Presbyterian College’s Springs Center - the cultural exhibitions and performances will be part of this year’s Confucius Institute International Day Celebration Saturday, Oct 1,  11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on East Plaza. Springs will be the in case of rain location. A free lunch buffet will be provided, and the public is welcome to attend and visit the cultural displays. Co-hosts for this event are the Office of International Programs, Student Involvement, Multicultural Programs, Modern Foreign Languages Department and the Music Department. - Clinton Chronicle File Photos


THIS SATURDAY: Laurens County SAFE Home is doing a Glow Run, with a dance party at the end, silent auction, bounce house and fun for the whole family on 9-24-16, at Little River Park, Laurens. For those community members only wishing to attend the silent auction there will be a $5.00 admission charge to the event.

DawnMarie Ardelt

Executive Director

Laurens County SAFE Home

Phone 864-682-7270

Fax 864-683-3670


The popular Squealin’ on the Square festival returns NEXT weekend to downtown Laurens for the annual barbecue cook-off, entertainment, arts and crafts, and vintage vehicles show.

The 16th annual Squealin’ is presented by the City of Laurens, PRTC and the Laurens Commission of Public Works, along with other sponsors. The cook-off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, during the Sept. 30 - Oct 1 festival.

Tickets are necessary for the carnival rides, but all other activities are free and open to the public. Also, ducks will be on sale at the Rotary booth for the Laurens Rotary Duck Race, 3 p.m. Saturday at Little River Amphitheater.

The festival starts Friday (Sept. 30). Barbecue sales start at noon, continuing until 10 p.m. Food sales, and arts and crafts run from 4 to 10 p.m. Amusement rides are open in the county parking lot from 4 to 10 p.m.

The band Vinyl will play from 5 to 7 p.m., then Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues takes over, 8 to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, activities get underway at 8 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m., with the antique tractor and engine show, and the Ugliest Tractor Contest. Amusement rides open at 10 a.m. Down on the Farm petting zoo will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the children’s area behind Palmetto Bank. Contests, horse rides, fire trucks and local dance teams also will be in this area.

The Gospel Hour begins at 10 a.m., with Redeemers of Faith followed by Southern Travelers (at 11), and the vintage motorcycle show will be in the Sun Trust parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pickle-eating contest will be at noon in the Main Stage Area.

The tractors Parade of Power will be at noon, and the classic car cruise-in and car show will be held from 11 a.m. until. Roving entertainers (Bobo the clown and mascots) will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Ballad of Carolina will perform from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the hawg calling contests will begin at 2:30 in the Main Stage Area. The Folsom Prison Gang will perform from 3 to 5 p.m.

Barbecue contest awards will be presented at 5 p.m., followed by the Zaxby’s Insane Fireman’s Challenge (wings-eating contest) at 5:30. 

Rounding out the festival will be the Carolina Coast Band from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact Main Street Laurens for more information about Squealin’ on the Square.



PHOTOS: 2015 Run Like a Mann - Clinton Chronicle File Photos


The Laurens County Cancer Association will hold its 7th annual “Run Like a Mann” 5K event on Saturday, Oct. 22 with a start time of 8:30 am. The event will be held at the office of the Laurens County Cancer Association located at 1337 Medical Ridge Road, Clinton, in the LC Professional Park behind the GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital.

Registration is open for anyone who wishes to participate. Registration fee is $30 if registered before Oct. 15.  

After Oct. 15, registration will be $35. This year, a One Mile Fun Run will be offered for a $20 registration fee.  Bounce house play area will be open for children.

All proceeds from the run goes to support the mission of the Laurens County Cancer Association – providing tangible support for citizens of Laurens County who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

For more information visit LCCA’s website: www.hopeincommunity.com or call the LCCA office at 833-3976.

The Run Like a Mann major sponsors for 2016 are Greenville Health System, Self Regional Healthcare and Lanford Industrial Services.

THIS SATURDAY: The Laurens District 55 High School Band will present the 10th annual Henry Laurens Invitational at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Competition starts at noon, with 28 high school bands, the Marching Crusaders of North Greenville University and LDHS Band will also perform in exhibition during the day-long competition. The Henry Laurens Invitational will be the largest band competition in the state this year. Participating bands are in 2 categories based on the size of their horn line. Smaller bands (Green class) will compete first, with awards starting around 4 pm. Larger bands (Gold class) will begin competition immediately following with awards starting at 9 pm. 

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