Area Events & Happenings


PC piano duo

CLINTON — The Kindall-Nitsch Piano Duo performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in Edmunds Recital Hall at Presbyterian College. Admission is free. Susan Kindall is professor of Music in Piano Performance & Pedagogy at Bob Jones University. Paul Nitsch is the Carolyn G. McMahon Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte, N.C.

Cross Hill festival

CROSS HILL — The 27th annual Comin’ Home to Cross Hill Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 with the annual parade on S.C. 39 near Watts Bridge Road.

Entertainment will include the 282nd U.S. Army Marching Band from Fort Jackson, amusement rides, bingo, car show in the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Cross Hill, a cruise-in, musical entertainment by Karen Lewis and the band ELOVATION, food and crafts.

The event will wrap up in the park at 4 p.m. with a drawing for door prizes that include a 55-inch television set, Dell laptop and a Kindle Fire. Call 864-554-1154 for more information.

DNR dove hunt

ABBEVILLE — A youth dove hunt sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service will be held Sept. 3 at the U.S. Forest Service Power of Partnerships Dove Field in Abbeville County.

The field is at the end of Bass Road, which is about five miles east of Abbeville on S.C. 72. Pre-registration is not required, and the field will be open for the youth hunt from noon until 6 p.m.

Eligibility for the hunts requires adults age 21 or older to bring one or two youths who are age 15 and younger. Youths ages 16 and 17 can participate in the hunt with or without an accompanying adult.

Youth under 16 do not have to be licensed or possess a Wildlife Management Area permit. Youth 16 or 17 years old must possess a free Migratory Bird Permit and have a Junior Sportsman License or an Apprentice License and a WMA permit.

Visit www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting/youthhunting/specifichuntcriteria.html or call DNR’s Abbeville Field Office at 864-223-2731 for more information.

Rose Hill program

UNION — Rose Hill Plantation will hold its fourth annual Labor Day program on Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Discover how enslaved African-Americans kept this 19th century plantation in full running order. The program will examine several duties that the laborers did on a regular basis and will provide a window into their day-to-day life.

Interactive activities include cooking and broom making demonstrations as well as ranger-led walks to visit the remains of 19th century laborer homes on the plantation. In addition, Dontavius William as “Adam” and Tyrie Roswell as “Cato” will present their personal stories as enslaved workers.

The program is $2 per person, age 6 and older. No reservation required.

Colonial Market Day

CLINTON – Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will host a Colonial Market Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 where volunteers will demonstrate the different aspects of life during the Colonial period.

The event will feature skilled craftsmen who will be offering wares for sale representing the Colonial time period.

Demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Admission is $2 for adults or donation of a nonperishable food item for “Hunger Takes No Vacation” food drive. Children 15 and under will be admitted free.

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