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Aug. 4

• The Fairfield County Arts Council meets at 6 p.m. at The Century House in Ridgeway. Laurel Posey, grants coordinator with the S.C. Arts Commission, will discuss programs the Arts Commission has that will benefit the Fairfield County Arts Council and its artists.

National Night Out is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fortune Springs Park, 312 Park St. in Winnsboro. Food vendors, free pizza, face painting, dunk a cop, vision screenings, blood pressure checks, music and balloon art will be featured. The event is sponsored by Winnsboro Public Safety and Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Aug. 7-9

Zion Hill Prevention Save the Kids hosts the 20th annual Back 2 School Stuff the Bus at the Winnsboro Wal-Mart. Call 803-635-4575 for more information.

Aug. 8

• The Winnsboro Farmer’s Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to NAPA in the 100 block of North Congress Street in Winnsboro.

Aug. 10

• The Town of Winnsboro presents Movies Under the Stars in downtown Winnsboro. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs on which to sit. The 2015 version of Cinderella starts at 8:45 p.m.

Aug. 15

• The S.C. Railroad Museum holds a twilight train ride featuring a barbecue dinner at 6:30 p.m. Passengers will be transported to the Rion Quarry Office, where there will be a barbecue dinner featuring two types of barbecue, sides and beverages. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children. Visit www.SCRM.org for more information or to make reservations.

• The Winnsboro Farmer’s Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to NAPA in the 100 block of North Congress Street in Winnsboro.

Aug. 15-16

The Columbia Philatelic Society holds its Summer Stamp & Postcard Show at Spring Valley High School. Parking and admission are free. A merit badge program for Boy Scouts will be included.

Aug. 21

• The Fairfield County Disabilities and Special Needs Board meets at noon at 408 W. Washington St. Agendas are posted monthly. Call 803-635-2154 for more information.

Ongoing Events

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition invites all interested custodial/non-custodial fathers to attend orientation for enrollment into their program every Monday at 10 a.m. They assist with child support, visitation, parenting and relationship issues/concerns. Also they prepare and assist with employment. Call 803-815-0447 or come by 201 Moultrie St. in Winnsboro between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.

Jenkinsville Water Company meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

Fairfield County Council meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

Winnsboro Town Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:15 p.m.

Fairfield County School Board meets third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Jenkinsville Town Council meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Ridgeway Town Council meets second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Winnsboro Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at China Buffet. Visitors are welcomed.

• 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. Meeting dates are Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. No meeting in July. Agendas are posted monthly. Call 803-635-2154 for more information.

Special Notices

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 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.

• The Fairfield County Recreation Department is holding sign-ups for youth basketball leagues. Call 803-635-9114 for more information.

Fairfield Behavioral Health Services invites Fairfield County churches to help them say no to the danger and deadly impact of tobacco by displaying a permanent “Not On These Grounds” tobacco-free sign. Contact Cheryl Y. Goodwin, Special Services Coordinator, at cgoodwin@fairfieldbhs.org or call 635-2335 ext. 20 for more information.

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.

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