THE LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT has received the County Level Zero Tolerance Achievement Award from Palmetto Pride in recognition of the agency’s efforts to enforce litter control ordinances and educate the public on compliance. In April, code enforcement officers, resident deputies and citizens, civic groups and businesses removed a total of 99 tons of debris and trash from Lexington County.
SEEDS OF HOPE FARMERS MARKETS: Fresh produce through August, from S.C. family farms. Saturdays: Ascension Lutheran Church, 827 Wildwood Ave., 8-11 a.m.; Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road, 8 a.m.-noon; Christopher Towers, 1805 Devine St., 9 a.m.-noon; Grace UMC, 410 Harbison Blvd., 8 a.m.-noon; Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3707 Moss Ave., 8 a.m.-noon; Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine St., 8 a.m.-noon; St. Mark UMC, 3200 Lyles St., 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Virginia Wingard UMC, 1500 Broad River Road, 8 a.m.-noon; Washington Street UMC, 1401 Washington St. Sundays: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., 8 a.m.-noon; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2701 Heyward St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull St., 8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays: Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays: Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St., 8 a.m.-noon; Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road, 8 a.m.-noon; The Carolina Apartments, 3201 Meadowlark Drive, noon-2 p.m.
THE SIXTH ANNUAL RIDE TO RID HUNGER is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at Carolina Honda, 901 Buckner Road. Members of the Club of Brothers will depart at 10 a.m. with a police escort to Harvest Hope Food Bank on Shop Road for a donation drop and luncheon. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 along with food items for hungry families.
KIDS KICK CANCER, a fundraiser for Camp Kemo, will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the USC pool, Blatt Center, 1300 Wheat St. The event is a kickathon, participants will kick 800 meters (32 laps); each kicker is asked to donate at least $25 and prizes will be awarded for highest individual donor, highest team donation and highest team participation. Last year’s event raised $14,000 for the week-long summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.