To raise awareness among women that heart disease is the No. 1 health threat, The Heart2Heart Foundation is encouraging everyone to Paint York County Red on Friday by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.
According to President and Co-founder Sheila Caldwell, “A simple gesture of wearing red for one day is a great way to reach out to women in our community and educate them about their personal risk factors for heart disease. By joining together we can raise awareness locally about heart disease and help lead women on the path to prevention.”
Recent reports from the American Heart Association reveal that 90 percent of women are at risk of developing heart disease and one in three women will die of heart disease.
The mission of The Heart2Heart Foundation is to educate, support and advocate for women's heart health, thereby affecting not only their lives but also those of their families.
• The Rock Hill NAACP annual Martin Luther King Program will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church, Crawford Road, Rock Hill. The Rev. Charles Sanders Jr. will speak. Open to the public. For information, call 803-366-2184.
• 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.
• John Rosemond will present “Parenting with Love and Leadership” from 2-5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Rosemond, an author and speaker, is a child psychologist and syndicated in 225 daily newspapers. Tickets are $10 and on sale at the church office. Childcare space is limited. Reservations can be made when purchasing tickets. For information, call 803-327-3113.
• Lesslie Fire Department’s 55th annual barbecue and bake sale will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until sold out Saturday. Plates are $8; sandwiches, $3. Delivery available for 10 or more plates. Call 803-324-0828.
• The Young Adult Ministry of Mount Holly United Methodist Church are hosting Project Joey, a fundraiser for Joey Funderburk in Sharon, to help purchase new prosthetic legs. The group will sell smoked Boston butts for $25 (6-pound minimum) and pounds of pulled pork for $10. Orders are due by Feb. 13 and can be picked up Feb. 23 at the church. Orders can be placed via PayPal at mthollyumc.org. All proceeds will go to Funderburk or Grace’s Lamp, a charity he set up to help others with similar needs.
• The 6th annual Super Bowl Party and Silent Auction benefitting The Haven Men’s Shelter will be held Sunday 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 Super Bowl.
Game and halftime sponsors are the Haven board of directors and advisory board, Williams and Fudge, Adkins Heating and Cooling and Burns Cadillac Chevrolet. Tickets can be reserved at 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. Sunday at the Elks Home, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. Buffet served at halftime. Donations: $5.
The gala is presented by Piedmont Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center and will feature a wine tasting by CHL Wines, a heart-healthy dinner by Old Town Bistro, live music by The Tim Hartis Group, dancing, a silent auction and a complimentary Valentine photograph.
Tickets are available online at TheHeart2Heart Foundation.org, as well as at Old Town Bistro. Sponsorships are still available for reserved tables and seating. Proceeds from the event will help fund the foundation’s community outreach programs, educational materials, and healthy heart assessments. For more information, contact Sheila Caldwell at 803-524-5671.
• The Underexposed Film Series, “And Then There Were None” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Tickets are $6. For tickets, call 803-328-2787, email email@example.com, or go to yorkcountyarts.org.
• A free 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.
• The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St., Fort Mill.
The museum’s mission is to promote the collection, preservation, educational interpretation, and display of artifacts, documents, and events most representative of Fort Mill. The meeting is open to the public.
• 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 go to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• Outstanding Native Plants is the topic for February’s free First Friday in the Garden at 11 a.m. Friday in the Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.
Paul Thompson, Clemson Extension Service agent, will discuss native plants, shrubs and trees that are both well-suited for the local climate and desirable for their ornamental value.
First Friday in the Garden is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
• Registration for Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Spring Youth Sports continues until Feb. 15. The following are offered:
Recreation Soccer for ages 5-13 as of March 31.
Baseball for ages 9-16 as of April 30.
Youth Girls’ Softball for ages 7-18 as of April 30.
Cost for each program is $42.
Register at Manchester Meadows, the Cherry Park Tower, the PRT Office (Room 390) at City Hall, and at the four recreation centers.
All players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Returning players with a birth certificate in the system may register online at rockhillrocks.com if they have a current email address on file with the department. For information, call 803-326-3792 or 803-329-5672 or go to rockhillrocks.com.
Volunteer coaches are also needed. For information, call Richard Stutts at 803-326-3848.
• Pickleball, a game played on a badminton court or gym floor with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center, is offered at Boyd Hill and Northside recreation centers in Rock Hill.
The game is played with a perforated plastic baseball, similar to a wiffle ball, and wood or composite paddles.
Games are played 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill, 1165 Constitution Blvd. and 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Northside, 900 Annafrel St. Games are free.
• Rock Hill Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will host a guided walk on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail, 9-11 a.m. Feb. 16 beginning at the picnic tables by the kayak launch at Riverwalk.
The free tour led by Hope Matthews, an interpretive naturalist, will discuss historical sites along the Catawba River how the river has shaped our history and who we are today. T
All activity levels are welcome and the recommended age for this program is 12 and older. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and bring drinking water; this is a rain or shine program but will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.
To sign up, contact Hope Matthews at 803-817-5122 or email@example.com.
• The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and the Commission for Children and Youth are taking nominations for the new Champion for Children Award.
This award recognizes the person or organization in the Rock Hill area who strives in their actions and decisions to ask the No. 1 Question: “Is It Good for the Children?” Adults age 18 and older or organizations who make positive contributions to the community on behalf of children are eligible.
Nominations are due Feb. 15. Forms are available at the Parks, Recreation and Tourism website at cityofrockhill.com or by contacting Patti Panetti at 803-329-5625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award will be presented at the No. 1 Question Annual Summit on March 21.
The Chester Soil and Water Conservation District will award the $500 Allen Lee Beer Scholarship to a Chester County high school senior who plans to major in agricultural or environmental related field. For information, contact high school guidance counselors or Carol Shockley at the CSWCD, 744-B Wilson St., Chester or call 803-581-1908 ext. 101.
• 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 be 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 Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 monthly birthday fellowship dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at Jackson's Cafeteria, Heckle Boulevard.
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