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The adult education and leadership development course will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10813, 610 Manning Ave. This class will give students an understanding of the Constitution and the individuals who wrote it. The course is free and those who complete the course will receive a certificate from Webster University. Call Dr. Davis at (386) 697-4002 or Cmdr. Al Spencer at (803) 406-0748 for details.

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Lincoln High School cafeteria, Council Street. Call (803) 968-4173.

The Sumter Branch NAACP's annual Martin Luther King program will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 805 S. Harvin St. Rep. Joe Neal will serve as keynote speaker.

"Chemo with Style" Support Group will hold its first meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2560 Tahoe Drive.

The Sumter Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Sumter Elks Lodge on Pinewood Road at Second Mill Pond. Open to all area hams and those interested in amateur radio. Visit http://www.sumterhamradio.org/ or find the group on Facebook.

The Sumter County Chapter of AARP will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Sumter Senior Services Center, 119 S. Sumter St. Doris Gleason, South Carolina AARP outreach director, will speak. Open to anyone 55 years or older. Call (803) 773-9681.

The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will hold a dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Lincoln High School cafeteria, Council Street. Cost is $8 per person and menu will consist of fried fish or fried chicken, red rice, lima beans, peach cobbler, roll and a drink. Call (803) 968-4173.

The Ruach Bridal and Special Events Show will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 245 Oswego Highway. For information, call (803) 775-5416 or visit theruach.org.

Area residents are invited to participate in a three-day public workshop and discussion about the Shot Pouch Greenway, a 3.5-mile trail stretching from Dillon Park to Swan Lake. The public events will be held at the Swan Lake Visitors Center as follows: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, Public Visioning Presentation; 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, Property Owner Drop-In; and 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Final Public Workshop Presentation. For more information about the Shot Pouch Greenway, contact Adams-Raczkowski at the Planning Department, 12 W. Liberty St., (803) 774-1639, or email jadams-raczkowski@sumter-sc.com.