The Brotherhood Ministry of Boyd Hill Baptist Church will host a Children’s Valentine’s Ball 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the family life center, 315 Glenn St., Rock Hill. Dress code is red and white with no tennis shoes, T-shirts or jeans. Refreshments will be served. The event is free.
There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, free shooters and beer, 50/50 drawing and raffle basket with proceeds going to the Hall of Fame Foundation. Tickets are $25 and sold in advance. For tickets, call Debbie Brown at 803-242-6104 or email email@example.com.
• Count Me in to Do the Right Thing will have a meet and greet event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Lewisville Community Library, Richburg. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 803-789-7800.
• The Carolina Promenaders will host an open house featuring western style square dancing and line dancing 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Shield of Faith Family Church, 2499 Firetower Road, Rock Hill. For information call Danny Thomas at 803-328-0289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The 6th annual Super Bowl Party and Silent Auction benefitting The Haven Men's Shelter will be held Feb. 3 at the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door.
The party features oysters, burgers and hot dogs, open bar and a big screen TV to watch the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
Game and halftime sponsors are the The Haven board of directors and advisory board, Williams and Fudge, Adkins Heating and Cooling and Burns Cadillac Chevrolet. Tickets can be reserved at www.thehavenmensshelter.org or by calling Toni at The Haven, 803-328-0052 or Walter Martinson at 328-6241.
• Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host a Super Bowl party for charity 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Elks Home, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. Buffet served at halftime. Donations: $5.
Catawba Caucus elections
• Candidates interested in advocating for senior adults in Chester, Lancaster, Union or York County must file with the Catawba Area Agency on Aging. Catawba Caucus elections will be in March.
The completed filing form, petition and $10 fee must be returned to Catawba AAA by Feb. 8. Election packets are available from Catawba AAA at 803-329-9670 or toll-free 800-662-8330.
Elected representatives will help develop recommendations for legislation and programs that affect South Carolina senior adults and present the ideas to the General Assembly and the governor.
For information online, visit scsilverhairedleg.org/Default.aspx. For information on the regional Catawba Caucus, contact Myrna Hamilton at 803-802-2231.
• A f ree workshop on investing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, at the York County Library on Black Street in Rock Hill.
“Investing with Confidence” will be conducted by Matt Griffin, financial consultant at Family Trust Investment Services. He will give an overview of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, how to determine your tolerance for risk, asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing.
Handouts will be provided and books on the topic will be available for checkout. Register in advance at familytrust.org/knowyourdough or by calling James Sheedy at 326-2187.
The workshop is part of “Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom,” an eight-month series being conducted free by the library and Family Trust Federal Credit Union.
• South Carolina Legal Services will have a Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heckle Complex, 1070 Heckle Blvd, Building One, Suite 103 (Conference Room) Rock Hill.
The instructional clinic, conducted by an attorney, is for those who have been separated from their spouse for more than one year, who have no minor children, who have no property to divide and who are seeking a divorce on the grounds of one year continuous separation only. You must know where your spouse resides in order to participate in this clinic.
In order to qualify for this clinic, the person’s spouse must not be incarcerated and must live in York County or the parties must have lived in York County the last time they lived together. Also, the wife must not have given birth to any children during the marriage, either by the husband or anyone else, who are currently under the age of 18.
Pre-registration is required by calling South Carolina Legal Services at 803-327-9001 or 1-800-922-3853.
• The York County Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee will host a Hospitality Tax Grant Workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Rock Hill/York County Municipal Airport, 550 Airport Road, Rock Hill.
Due to several changes to the grant application and its guidelines, the hospitality tax advisory committee will review the changes with all potential applicants.
The workshop is mandatory for all groups and organizations that plan to apply for funding.
For information, contact Mikki Rentschler at 803-329-5200.
• Area residents who need assistance getting registered for the free identity protection program due to the recent S.C. Department of Revenue cyber-security breach can attend drop-in sessions this week at any York County Library. Extra computers and staff to assist will be available for online registrations.
The state recommends that anyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 sign up for identity theft protection offered by the state through Experian.
The schedule is:
Rock Hill, Fort Mill and York: 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Clover: 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Lake Wylie: 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
For information, visit www.yclibrary.org or call any branch of the York County Library.
• Keystone board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Keystone Prevention Center, 1600 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Open to the public. For information, call 803-324-4118.
• The York Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners will meet 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Open to the public. For information, contact Barbara O’Connell, district coordinator at 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
• GPS Conservatives for Action PAC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Beef O’ Brady’s in Baxter Village, Fort Mill. Chad Connelly, chairman of the S.C. GOP, will speak. Discussion will center on York County GOP reorganization of precincts. Dinner and drinks can be purchased.
• The York County Education Association will hold an S.C. Legislative meet and greet night, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Flexible Learning Center Cyber Café. 1234 Flint St. Ext., Rock Hill. Open to the public.
• The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP general meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, contact Sandra Oborokumo at 803-325-2855.
• The York County Community Foundation is accepting applications from eligible organizations 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2013 Grants Program.
Priority will be given to projects and programs in arts and culture, education K-12, environment, health and human services.
Those who want to apply must register at the Foundation For The Carolinas web site by Feb. 22.
To register and begin the application process, grant seekers should visit www.yorkcounty-cf.org. If an application was submitted last year, a new registration will not be required.
Completed applications are due by noon on March 1. For information, contact Karen Coppadge, grants specialist, at 704-973-4559 or email email@example.com.
• The Arts Council of Chester County will host a Glass Fusion adult art class with artist Jennifer Haynie 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at 123 Main St.
Participants can create a fused 7-inch glass bowl or suncatcher/trivet. Completed pieces will be fired at ClayEscape studio and available for pickup by Feb. 12.
Cost is $40 for council members and $42 for nonmembers. Supplies and firing are included. Cash or check is preferred. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. BYOB and refreshments are welcome but optional.
To register, call the Arts Council at 803-581-2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday at the York County Library in York. Participants will receive certificates that may reduce their insurance rate on collision and liability coverage.
Open to the public. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is requested. For information, contact Gerald Kemp Jr. at 803-684-9512 or Donald Hunt at 803-329-4405.
• The Shepherd’s Center Adventures in Learning winter session will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays through March 4, at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
Classes open with Bible study at 9 a.m. with Judi Dorman with registration and opening assembly after. First-period classes at 9:45 a.m. include creative writing with Charlotte Hallberg, bridge with Ray Zieverink, current events with Ed FitzGerald, disappearing crafts with Peggy Angel.
Second-period classes begin at 10:40 a.m. repeating creative writing and bridge along with Tai Chi with Casey Blanks and “Rock Hill Past, Present and Future” with Lee Miller.
Creative Stew for all participants begins at 11:40. Topics include skin rejuvenation, Dr. Chris Crawford; “How Education has Changed,” with Rock Hill school board member Walter Brown; “Open Your Eyes,” Dr. Chris Crawford; dental decision, Drs. Bill Culp, Alexander Culp and Charles Culp; and “Our Own Creative Writers.”
Registration is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For information, call the office at 803-328-1343.
• Watercolor class with Joan Carlson will be 10 a.m.-noon Mondays Feb. 11-March 18 at Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill. Cost is $54. Call the center at 803-329-5645 to check availability and get a supply list. Register at the center 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
Pre-school open house
Allison Creek Preschool will host an open house and open registration from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the preschool, at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. A variety of programs are offered for children who are 18 months old by Sept. 1 through 4-year-old preschool. For information, call 803-325-8655.
• Alateen meets 8-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte, behind Zoar Road United Methodist Church. Meetings are for two age groups: ages 6-12 and ages 13 and older. For information, call Lisa at 803-547-2124 or Sandy at 704-904-7834. Members only.
• Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill.
• Rock Hill Gamblers Anonymous meets 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1830 Celanese Road.
• The Brain Injury Support Group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 1795 Frank Gaston Blvd., Rock Hill. The support group is for individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, an acquired brain injury or a stroke and their caregivers.
For information, contact the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina at 803-731-9823 or email email@example.com.
• The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will open Monday at Rock Hill City Hall in the Wellness Center for free tax-preparation assistance. Volunteers are IRS certified and trained by the North and South Carolina Departments of Revenue.
Free of charge, volunteers will electronically file federal and state income tax returns.
Site locations are:
• Rock Hill City Hall on the first floor in the Wellness Center, 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Monday-April 15.
Rock Hill Galleria, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd. Rock Hill: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Clover branch of the York County Library at 107 Knox St., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Bring current year's tax forms, W-2 and 1099's, information regarding other income, deductions/credits, a copy of last year's tax return, and proof of account for direct deposit of refund. Also bring Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification cards for you, your spouse, and/or dependents and proof of identification for yourself and/or spouse.
• The AARP free tax preparation service for seniors and low-income taxpayers will be 12:3-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 6-March 27 at the Flexible Learning Center adult education area, 1234 Flint St. Ext, Rock Hill.
Appointments are not required. Bring a copy of last year’s tax return, Social Security card, picture id, any W-2 or 1099 forms and other forms show other income or deductions.
• The Rock Hill High School class of 1954 meeting will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill.
• The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School alumni will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Blvd. Rock Hill. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.
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