The Arts Council of York County will host a free public reception for The Tints That Glow, an exhibit by Caroline Rust, at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St. in Rock Hill.
The exhibition will be on display through February 17. Using Lord Byron's poem, She Walks in Beauty as a backbone, Rust's The Tints That Glow embodies installations of paintings and objects.
• A Celebration of Black History, “Remembering Emmett Scott High School,” 6-7 p.m. Thursday in the City Council chambers at Rock Hill City Hall. Light refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. in the Rotunda.
• Culture of the Catawba Tribe with Travis Blue will be 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Blue will talk about the language, history, pottery and regalia of the tribe. The free event is part of the Ancestors and Archives program at the Historical Center of York County.
• The 8th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium will be Feb. 23 at Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College, in Rock Hill. Patrick McMilllan, Ph.D., director of Clemson University’s Campbell Museum of Natural History and host of SCETV’s nature program, and Larry Mellichamp, Ph.D., director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, will be the opening and closing speakers.
Break-out sessions will cover topics ranging from how to create a bird sanctuary in your backyard to the “Dirt on Dirt.” Eighteen vendors will offer plants, gardening books and other items.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. The $50 fee includes lunch and drawings for door prizes. Details and online registration are available at symposium.yorkmg.org. Registration deadline is Feb. 15. For information, call Nancy Newman at 704-443-1366.
• The Winthrop University GEM (Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths) annual Valentine’s Jewelry sale will be noon-5 p.m. Friday in Room 114 of the DiGiorgio Center at Winthrop. Jewelry for both men and women will be on sale, with prices starting at $5.
A portion of the proceeds will help fund an upcoming public programming to raise awareness about the ethical sourcing of materials in jewelry and the visual arts.
The program is seeking donations of unwanted jewelry for the “community jewelry mining project.” A drop box for donations for this project will be at the sale. For information, contact Courtney Starrett at 803-493-3641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• Sterling House of Rock Hill will host a Valentines Dance for residents and family members at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Les Marpel will perform. Open to the community. For information, call 803-366-1189.
• Showcase of Woodcarvings will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. More than 100 carvers from 10 Southeastern states, including York County, will exhibit carvings in competition for $1,800 in cash awards. Theme is “The Wild Wild West.” There will be demonstrations and selling of carvings by nationally known carvers. Tom Wolfe will host a carving competition both days of the show. Carving competitions, seminars, vendors for carving supplies and a raffle. Free admission free parking. 704-529-1748; charlottewoodcarvers.com.
• Ware Land & Timber, a forest management and timber company, will give away 800 oak seedlings for individuals to plant. For information, email email@example.com or call 803-366-1961 or go to wareforestland.com.
• The Arts Council of Chester County's 7th annual Oyster Roast and Auction will be 6-9 p.m. March 2 at the Armory, off Old York Road. The event will feature both a silent and live auction to benefit the council's arts programming, exhibits, classes, youth art workshops, and more.
There will be a steamed oyster bar and lowcountry boil buffet, bread, dessert, and sweet tea. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available
Doors open at 6 p.m., and food will be served from 6:45-7:45 p.m.. The live auction will begin around 8 p.m.
Reserved tables are available for $525 which includes eight tickets and preferred seating. General seating tickets are $40 for council member and $45 for non member. No tickets are sold at the door. Tickets are available at the arts council, 123 Main St. Cash or checks only. For information, call Lauren Medlin at 803-581-2030. Updates can be found at facebook.com/artschester.
• The Arts Council of York County's event, The Artsy Affair, will be 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the City Club of Rock Hill, 140 East Main St.
Guests will dance with music by DJ Angel Juarez. The event will feature a scavenger hunt, photo booth, tastings by Van Gogh Vodka and a silent auction which includes original art, vacation getaways, gift certificates for skincare and lawn care, Old Town Amphitheater Concert Series Upper Tier passes and concert tickets, handmade jewelry, autographed memorabilia and more.
There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.
Tickets for council members are $75 per person and $80 for non members. Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and costumes for photos at the photo booth. Dress is black-tie optional. Tickets must be purchased by March 1 at the Center for the Arts, online at yorkcountyarts.org, or by calling 803-328-2787.
All proceeds benefit arts programming in York County. The goal this year is $25,000.
Sponsorships and reserved tables are available. For more information, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to yorkcountyarts.org.
• Fort Mill VFW Monthly Breakfast will be 8-10 a.m. Sunday at the post, 1442 Harris Road Fort Mill. Cost is $6 and includes scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, hash browns, biscuits, fruit, pancakes and coffee. Open to the public. For information, call 803-547-5480.
• The United Methodist Women at Bethel United Methodist Church will host a Valentine’s Day Candy Walk, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall, 1232 Curtis St. Homemade candies will be available for sale.
• To celebrate National Heart Month in February and launch the Heart2Heart Foundation, an inaugural Heart Gala will be Feb. 14 in the Palmetto Room at Old Town Bistro, Main Street, Rock Hill.
The gala 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 photo.
Tickets are available at TheHeart2Heart Foundation.org and Old Town Bistro. Sponsorships are available for reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will help fund the foundation’s community outreach programs, educational materials and healthy heart assessments. For information, contact Sheila Caldwell at 803-524-5671.
• The newly expanded PAWSibilities thrift shop grand re-opening will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2144 Carolina Place Hwy. in Fort Mill. Visitors will be treated to refreshments and door prizes and a chance to shop for bargains on everything from books and clothes to furniture and fitness equipment. Proceeds go to the Humane Society of York County.
• Lancaster’s Hospice & Community Care's Resale shop will be having a bag sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 121 S. Main St. Proceeds benefit the clients of Hospice & Community Care and the Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.
• National Girl Scout Cookie Day is Friday to celebrate the world’s largest girl-led business which brings in revenue of $790 million and sells to 50 million cookie fans. All proceeds go to the local Girl Scout council for its programs.
Cookie orders will be taken through March 18 by Girl Scouts. In addition, customers can buy directly from Girl Scouts on weekends from Feb. 22-March 18 at participating local retailers such as Bi-Lo, K-Mart, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other area businesses.
For information log onto girlscouts.org or call 1-803-240-8213.
• The Underexposed Film Series, “And Then There Were None” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Saturday 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.
• Sterling House of Rock Hill will have a lunch and learn on long term care insurance 11:30-12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the center, 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. To register, call 803-366-1189.
• NAMI Piedmont Tri-County will host a 12-week Family to Family education program for caregivers of those with mental illness beginning Feb. 24 at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Class is limited to 20 people. For information, call Susan Vogel at 803-366-6138 or Bennie Thompson at 803-789-5570.
• The Western York County Branch of the NAACP executive board will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at The United Men's Club of Clover. General membership meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.
• The York County Marine Corp League's local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill,. The league consists of veteran and retired Marines and associates. Visitors are welcome. For information, contact Don Hicks at 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.
• TPA of America Post K will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pier 51, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The group sponsors children’s safety programs and a hearing-impaired scholarship program.
• The Kiwanis will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the City Club of Rock Hill, East Main Street. Peter Rieke will talk about Kiwanis Aktion Club.
• The Ballroom Dance Club will meet 7:30-10:20 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Fort Mill Golf Course, the Oak Room, 101 Country Club Drive. Dressy casual; no jeans or t-shirts. Light refreshments provided but no alcohol. DJ Rich Brausch plays a variety of ballroom dance music. First time guests admitted free, otherwise, $5 per person. For information, call Bob at 803-329-5764 or Leo at 803-324-2356 or go to theballrooomdanceclub.com.
• The Colonel William Bratton Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will meet 9:45-11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Fort Mill Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing. Historian Mark C. Anthony will speak on the requirements for SAR membership, the resources available to assist in your family historical research and the importance of the SAR membership.
Anthony is the current SAR South Carolina State Society Upstate vice president, former South Carolina Society State president and a member of the Daniel Morgan SAR chapter. The meeting is open to guests and family members, as well as anyone interested in researching their ancestral lineage with the possibility of joining SAR.
• The Arts Council of Chester County will host an Adult Art Class: BYOB Acrylic Painting Party with artist Christy Buchanan 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts Council Building, 123 Main St. The class will be held on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The class will focus on painting a whimsical heart theme with your favorite poem or saying on 12 x 16 canvas. Bring what you want to say, already typed out in the font you choose (make two or three copies and change the font and size).
Cost is $35 for ACCC members and $38 for non members and includes painting supplies. Participants must be 21 or older. Bring your favorite wine and appetizers if you like. Registration deadline is Monday.
To register, call Lauren at 803-581-2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
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 York County First Steps Partnership Board is seeking nominations to the York County First Steps Board of Trustees. Nominees should reside or be employed in York County.
Nominees should have a commitment to the education, healthy development and well-being of young children ages birth to age 6. Nomination forms are available at York County First Steps offices, 410 E. Black Street, Rock Hill, SC or by calling (803) 981-5780. Deadline is Feb. 22.
• 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 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 at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The York County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in Rock Hill, York, Fort Mill and Clover in York County, and in Chester, Great Falls and Edgemoor in Chester County.
Those who would like to sign up to deliver meals or have questions should contact the center where they’d like to volunteer. Volunteers deliver a hot, nutritious lunch , but also and provide a brief period of companionship. Below is contact information for the centers in need of volunteers:
To volunteer contact Paula Adams at 803-328-0197, ext. 302, in Rock Hill; Elaine Kershaw at 803-684-6115 in York; Billie Haney at 803-547-6184 in Fort Mill; Tonya Begley at 803-222-9286 in Clover; Marsha Locke at 803-385-6109 in Chester; Mary Colvin at 803-482-4196 in Fort Lawn; and Betty McCurry at 803-789-5420 in Edgemoor.
• Volunteers are needed at the York County Animal Shelter to help with bathing and grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information and follow-up, publicity and marketing. Volunteers must be 18, and orientation and training are required. For more information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter, 713 Justice Blvd., York. Applications are available at yorkcountygov.com.
• The Robinson/Gladden family reunion committee will meet 3 p.m. Saturday at 1487 Mount Vernon Road, Fort Lawn. For information, call Robert Robinson at 803-328-8759, Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or Lucille Robinson Hooper at 803-789-5335.
• Rock Hill High School Class of 1959 will meet at noon Tuesday at Golden Corral Restaurant, Anderson Road. All class members, spouses and friends are welcome.
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