Care network celebrates ‘milestone’

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Piedmont Care, Inc. will hold its 20th Anniversary and 10th Jam for Care, “The Milestone Party,” on Oct. 21, 6 p.m., at the Cleveland Park Event Center, 141 N. Cleveland Park Dr.

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, live music and cash bar during the celebration.

Tickets are $35 and be obtained via snail mail with check by Oct. 17 to Piedmont Care, Inc., 101 N. Pine St., Suite 200. Spartanburg, SC 29302. Walk-in purchases can be made at the center on Oct. 20 and 21 or at the door at the soiree.


Center hosts bi films

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, 1108 Woodrow St., will begin showing bisexual-themed movies and/or educational pieces on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. and the selection(s) will be posted to the center’s website calendar on Wednesdays of the same week.

Popcorn, coffee and water will be provided. Attendees can bring chips, sodas or other items to share. A kitchen and microwave are available for use.

In other news, the center will host the SC Black Pride Soul Food Sunday on Nov. 23, 12 p.m.

This is the sixth annual event and is open to the LGBT community and allies and is family-friendly affair. Music, games and food will be provided.

This free event is open to the public.


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