• S.B. Johnson Consulting holds a drop-in and silent auction from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. as a fundraising event to support Mrs. Fairfield County Plus America pageant.
• Pine Tree Playhouse, 230 S Congress St. in Winnsboro, holds open auditions for men and women ages 16 and up for “The Boardinghouse.” Sunday auditions at 3 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday auditions are at 6:30 p.m. No stage/acting experience is needed. Backstage help also needed. The play will be staged April 1 through April 10. Contact Andi Phipps at (803) 422‐3524 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feb. 8-Feb. 11
• The Fairfield County Strategic Community and Economic Development Commission hosts meetings to discuss the current condition of Fairfield County and what improvement opportunities are available short term and long term. All meetings will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meetings will be at Fairfield Central High School (Feb. 8), McCrorey Liston Elementary School (Feb. 9), White Oak Conference Center (Feb. 10) and Mt. Olive Church in Ridgeway (Feb. 11).
• An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meeting is held from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. at Council on Aging, 210 E. Washington St. in Winnsboro. Call 864-542‐9998 or 800-272‐3900 or visit alz.org for more information.
• The Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce begins its Small Business Success Plan Seminars at the MTC Fairfield Campus in Winnsboro. Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Thursday through March 24. Call the Chamber at 803 635-4242 to register.
• The S.C. Railroad Museum holds its annual Valentine Dinner Train. The train will depart the depot at 6 p.m. Tickets are $140 for couples or $75 for singles. Adults only please. Reservations are required.The menu will be announced later. Email Henry Nechemias at email@example.com for more information.
• Believers and Achievers of Fairfield County holds a helium balloon release at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield County Courthouse to honor loved ones who have died. Balloons will be released together. Contact Darreyl Davis at 803-402-9746 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• The S.C. Railroad Museum holds its annual Valentine Dinner Train. The train will depart the depot at 6 p.m. Tickets are $140 for couples or $75 for singles. Adults only please. Reservations are required. The menu will be announced later. Email Henry Nechemias at email@example.com for more information.
• Sylvia’s Foundation Annual Scholarship Gala, hosted by Sylvia Harrison, is at 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Winnsboro. Call 803-635-6939 for more information. The event will be hosted by Sylvia Harrison.
• Midlands Technical College holds the Fairfield Community Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Fairfield Hall on Midlands Tech’s Fairfield Campus.
• Jenkinsville Water Company meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month.
• Fairfield County Council meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month.
• The Fairfield Behavioral Health Services board meets from 5 p.m.to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Call 803-635-2335 for more information.
• The Winnsboro Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at China Buffet. Visitors are welcomed.
• Winnsboro Town Council meets at 6:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.
• The Fairfield County School Board meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
• Jenkinsville Town Council meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.
• Ridgeway Town Council meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
• The Fairfield County Disabilities and Special Needs Board meets at noon the third Friday of each month at 408 W. Washington St. unless a special meeting is called. No meeting in July. Agendas are posted monthly. Call 803-635-2154 for more information.
• Chameleon Inspirations Learning Center presents the Celebration of Education Awards at 7 p.m. April 23. Nominations can be submitted at www.chameleonilc.webnode.com. The deadline for certified teacher nominations is March 4. Nominations for all other positions are due by February 12. Calling 803-815-0833 or 803-402-9367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Fairfield County Emergency Alert Program registers residents to get alerts about emergencies in the area. You must have an email address to register for the alert program. To register, go to the Fairfield County Website at www.fairfieldsc.com and click on the link For Fairfield County, SC Alert Registration.
• Fairfield Head Start/Early Head Start is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. To be eligible for Head Start, children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016. To be eligible for Early Head Start infants must be eight weeks old. The child’s birth certificate or other proof of age and proof of family income from the previous 12 months are required.
• Fairfield Memorial Hospital provides free assistance to individuals registering for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act from Monday through Friday. Call 803-635-0209 or 803-718-4930 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also available.
• Guardian ad litem volunteers are needed to represent abused and neglected children in Fairfield County. Call 803-286-6064 for more information. Training is free.
Out & About includes listings of events such as plays, festivals and the like in Fairfield County and surrounding counties. Items can be submitted in writing to The Herald Independent, P.O. Box 90, Winnsboro, S.C. 29180; by fax to 635-2948; by email to WBHnews@civitasmedia.com; or in person at 127 N. Congress St. Call 803-635-4016 for more information.