Clarendon Sun briefs: Screen on the Green movies, reading events, serpentarium and more


Screen on the Green tonight in Turbeville

TURBEVILLE - Clarendon County Fire Rescue and the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office are presenting Screen on the Green at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, on Turbeville's Town Square.

The movie will be "Sing 2."

Bring your chairs and blankets. Drinks and popcorn will be provided.

For more information, call Lt. April Conyers with Clarendon County Fire Rescue at (803) 825-9920.

Turbeville Rocks!

TURBEVILLE - Visit the Turbeville ROCKS Facebook page for details on how you can join in the fun by painting your own Turbeville Rocks art piece.

Let's Read Clarendon June 7, 14, and 21

NEW ZION - Let's Read Clarendon will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 7, 14 and 21 at Walker Gamble Park, 2358 Walker Gamble Road.

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will be on site on June 7 and 28.

Mary Catherine Buyck will be the featured guest on June 7. Sen. Kevin Johnson will be the featured guest on June 14, and Jennie Lee, executive director of Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, will be featured on June 21.

Children can bring their own books to read or choose one from the park's mini library.

For more information, contact Linda Jackson at (843) 598-8210.

Serpentarium comes to library on June 8

MANNING - The Harvin Clarendon County Library welcomes the Edisto Island Serpentarium at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, to the library, 215 N. Brooks St.

The library invites children and adults to join them to meet and learn about reptiles.

For more details, contact Harvin Clarendon County Library at (803) 435-8633.

Camp Happy Days Picnic Table Raffle

MANNING - The Optimist Club of Clarendon County is hosting a Picnic Table Raffle for proceeds to benefit Camp Happy Days, a camp for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings, that is held annually at Camp Bob Cooper during the week of July 4.

The picnic table that will be raffled off is valued at $1,800.

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five and can be purchased at Cissy's, 9 Mill St., or by calling (803) 460-8053. Donations for Camp Happy Days are also welcome.

Manning Farmers Market opens on June 10

MANNING - The Manning Farmers Market will be opening for the 2023 season on Saturday, June 10, at the corner of East Boyce and North Church streets.

It's not too late for home gardeners as well as businesses to register as vendors.

To register for your spot at the market or for more information, contact Carrie Trebil, special projects coordinator for the City of Manning, at (803) 435-8477, Extension 5132.

Camp Happy Days returns to Clarendon County

MANNING - Camp Happy Days will be celebrated the week of July 4 at Camp Bob Cooper.

The weeklong camp hosts children with cancer and their siblings ages 4-16. There is no charge for the campers. All expenses are paid through donations.

Bill Ellis has been volunteering with Camp Happy Days for more than three decades; however, because of his declining health, he's not out and about as much, but he's still willing to talk to groups about Camp Happy Days and how donations from the community help to make the week of activities so successful.

Ellis said donations can be mailed to his address: 1358 Sportsman Drive, Manning, SC 29102. Checks need to be made out to Camp Happy Days.

Anyone wanting more information on how they can donate items to the event can contact Ellis at (803) 460-7666.