March Lunch and Learn

Each month Westside Community Center offers an education presentation called Lunch and Learn. For the month of March, Marcus Brown will be joining us to speak about matters of life and death– literally. Marcus Brown is the owner and director of Marcus Brown Funeral Home located in Anderson, SC.  He will cover information on how to create a will, set aside money for necessary funeral expenses, and more.

The event will be held in the Wellness Center at Westside on Wednesday March 10th at 12 PM.

For more information about Marcus Brown, his website is

Published in: on March 4, 2010 at 11:13 AM  Leave a Comment  

Bridge Tournament Returns to Westside

The Ladies Bridge Tournament returned to Westside Community Center this Friday and Saturday. The dates of the event were February 19th and 20th. Ladies from all over the state of South Carolina and the surrounding areas came to enjoy the festivities and Westside’s facilities. The ladies had such a good time that they say they will return next year.

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 8:20 PM  Leave a Comment  

Anderson International Festival Draws Crowds to WCC

On Sunday, the two-week long Anderson International Festival drew to a close at Westside Community Center. Crowds of neighbors, families, and friends congregated at WCC to see the much anticipated festival finale.  Each year, the festival chooses a theme that celebrates a different culture. In year’s past, the theme has been Russian and Celtic.  This year the theme was West African Journeys.

People congregated in the Westside Gymnasium to see traditional African clothing, eat delicious foods, learn the dances, hear the drum inspired music, and to rediscover a culture that has so greatly effected the Anderson area. For the children, there were arts and crafts and face painting to enjoy. There was also a performance by the Ohio University African Ensemble, featuring audience participation and song and dance.

The finale was a wild success, and many families are waiting eagerly to see what the AIF will bring next year.

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 12:11 PM  Leave a Comment  

Anderson Council of Garden Club Plants Trees at Westside

Anderson Council of Garden Club generously donated and planted 5 beautiful new trees at Westside Community Center. The trees, three Grancy Grey Beard and two Crepe Myrtles, have been placed in the courtyard to bring seasonal color. The preschool children at the Center even came out to help, adding little cupfuls of dirt.

Many thanks to the Garden Club! These trees will be enjoyed by staff, visitors, and children for many years to come.

To see the article about this in the Independent Mail, visit the link below:

Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM  Leave a Comment  

West African Village Comes to WCC

Anderson International Festival will be hosting West African Journeys, a celebration of West African culture and its contribution to life in South Carolina, from January 15- 30, 2010. This area was the region from which vast majority of African slaves bound for the English colonies in America were taken. Thus, the traditions regarding arts, cuisine, and customs had an immense impact on everyday life in South Carolina.

Westside Community Center is proud to announce its involvement with this year’s festival. The Center will be hosting the festival finale on January 30th from 1-4 PM. During this time, the gymnasium will be transformed into a West African Village, bringing West Africa to Anderson, SC. The celebration will include West African music, art, food, and dancing and is sure to be fun for the whole family.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (864) 367-3879 or visit

Published in: on January 26, 2010 at 4:11 PM  Leave a Comment