The Arts Council of York Countys event, The Artsy Affair, will be at 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 that 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.
Tickets for council members are $75 and $80 for nonmembers. Tickets include heavy hors doeuvres, 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 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.
• Saturdays inclement weather caused the cancelation of the Rock Hill Community Theatre performance of I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change. In response, the theater group has scheduled an additional performance for 8 p.m. Thursday in the Community Performance Center, East Main Street.
Tickets for Saturdays show will be honored Thursday or at any of the remaining performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Ticketholders are asked to call 803-326-7428 to notify which show they will attend.
• The Rock Hill Music Club Mid-Winter Concert and reception, originally scheduled Feb. 17, has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. March 3 at St. Johns United Methodist Church. Tenor John Fowler, organist Virginia Moe, and pianist Lannia Bronola-Dickert are the performing musicians. The concert is free and open to the public.
• The Arts Council of Chester Countys 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 councils arts programming, exhibits, classes and youth art workshops.
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 at 6:45 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 members and $45 for nonmembers. About 40 tickets are left. 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.
• Robinson Funeral Home will host its annual Celebration of Life memorial service for those who died in 2012 at 4 p.m. Sunday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, 527 Dave Lyle Blvd, Rock Hill. For information, call 803-327-4245.
• The Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host IMPACT Day of Service: A Journey to Wellness, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9 at the Emmett Scott Center, 801 Crawford Road.
Activities include health screenings and information displays, vendors and food tasting. A mobile blood drive and mammogram unit will be on site. Free and open to the public. For information, call Sonia Dennis-Hart at 704-490-0272.
• The Rock Hill Family Resource Centers free pediatric medical clinic is open 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays. The clinic, co-sponsored by the Early Learning Partnership, is located at 410 E. Black St., Rock Hill.
The clinic is for children through age 18 who do not have insurance. Services provided include immunizations, physicals including sports physicals and sick visits. Other free pediatric clinics are located in Fort Mill, Clover, and York. To make an appointment or to get directions, call 803-322-6636. For other information, call 803-980-2079.
• The Rock Hill Family Resource Center and The Benefit Bank will sponsor a free tax clinic on 9 a.m.-noon Friday at 410 E. Black St. For appointments, call 803-980-2079 and leave a message with your name and number. This will secure your appointment time. Bring all tax documents such as W-2s, Social Security numbers, mortgage information, medical bills, etc.
• To celebrate Heart Month, The Heart2Heart Foundation, Piedmont Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center and Community Resource Center, The Community Blood Center, and The Galleria Mall will hold a Healthy Heart Mall Walk, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the mall, Dave Lyle Boulevard.
The walk is free for women ages 18 and up. Women also get a basic healthy heart risk assessment and qualify for prizes and events planned for moms and children.
For information, go to TheHeart2HeartFoundation.org.
• In preparation for Habitat for Humanity of York Countys 2013 Women Build, Lowes in York will be offering five training clinics. The clinics are free, open to women who want to volunteer with the Habitats Women Build.
Clinics will be offered from 8 to 9 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. Topics are, Feb. 23, safely using hand and power tools; March 23, framing for walls; April 27, installing insulation and interior trim; May 25, how to install exterior siding; and June 22, painting and punch-list items.
Lowes in York is located at 1010 E. Liberty St. For information or to sign up, contact the Habitat for Humanity at 803-328-1728 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Space for each training clinic is limited to 20.
• Adnah United Methodist Church will have a barbecue 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1and 2 at the Adnah Church Family Life Center, 1618 Adnah Road, Rock Hill.
Plates are $8 and include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips, bun, dessert and drink. Pounds also will be for sale. Delivery available for five or more plates. Contact Eddie Thomasson at 803-417-0217 for advance tickets or delivery requests. For delivery on the sale days, call 803-366-2731.
• York County Womans Club will host a Southern Sweet Tea and Pearls, a traditional Southern tea, 2-4 p.m. March 9 at the home of Judy McCardle, 471 Lakeside Dr, Country Club Estates, Rock Hill. Anna Lemmon, local vocalist, will entertain.
Cost is $25. Proceeds will go to a scholarship for a local veterans child.
For tickets, contact Peggy Bodner at 908-451-0936 (day) or 803-329-8668 (evening) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Friends of Brattonsville are hosting a Recruit a Patriot event, noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Historic Brattonsville for volunteers to work at the site in McConnells.
Volunteers can dress in 18th or 19th century attire while learning the history of the settlers of the Carolina backwoods including the Bratton family and the enslaved. Other opportunities range from gardening and carpentry, to sales and hospitality. There will be tours of the site and refreshments for those attending. To sign up or for information, call 803-909-7218 or email email@example.com.
• South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus along with Rep. John R. King will host a town hall-style meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Tillman Hall Auditorium at Winthrop University.
Topics include the caucus agenda and an update on potential legislation this year. The event is free and open to the public.
• HarborChase Assisted Living and Memory Care of Rock Hill and Khaled Law Firm will host a free informational workshop on elder law at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1611 Constitution Blvd. Topics include living wills, power of attorney, and will other related elder law topics. To sign up, call 803-981-6855. Light hors doeuvres will be served.
• The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the administration building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5 in York.
• The Vintage Club dinner meeting for residents of Tega Cay will be Wednesday in the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner at 7.
Entertainment provided by musician Les Marple. For membership Information, call Julia Rietz at 803-396-0203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Applications are being accepted by Family Trust Federal Credit Union for its Eddie Reeves Volunteerism Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is given to a Family Trust member of any age who is an exemplary volunteer. The award will be announced at the April 9 meeting . The scholarship is named for Eddie Reeves, a credit union volunteer for more than 30 years who served as board chairman for 25 years. Deadline to apply is March 9. Applications are at familytrust.org under scholarships, grants and donations.
• The Chester Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a photography contest for all Chester County students enrolled in grades 6-12. Deadline to enter is April 15. The photos must be taken in Chester County between Feb. 18 and April 1. The five categories are: trees, plants, native wildlife, landscapes and rural life.
Each photograph must be accompanied by a signed application. Each applicant is limited to three photographs and photos must not show a date on the image.
For applications and rules, students should contact their guidance counselor, classroom teacher, principal, or Carol Shockley at the district office, 744 B Wilson St. or call 803-581-1908, extension 101.
York County Library
• The York County Library in Rock Hill will offer the following free programs:
Youth in the Civil Rights Movement, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Sixth- to 12th-graders will learn about youth involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and create a display for the young adult area in the library. Volunteer time will be earned for participation. Call 981-5830 to register.
Anime Afternoon, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday. Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 are invited to view, discuss and share their work. Call 981-5830 to register.
Percy Jackson Party, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Feb. 27-28. Celebrate the Percy Jackson book series with games, crafts, and trivia. Dress as your favorite character, god or goddess. For ages 9-12. Call 981-5888 to register.
For information, go to yclibrary.org.
• The Friends of the York County Library book sale will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 1 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2 at the York library, 21 E. Liberty St. The sale will include hardcover and paperback fiction and videos for children and adults. Prices will range from 50¢ to $2 per item.
For more information, go to yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837.
• Auditions for Beckys New Car will be 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 615 Banks St. Callbacks, if needed, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. Polly Adkins will direct.
The show revolves around Becky Foster, a middle-age woman who is caught in middle management and a middling marriage with no prospects for change on the horizon. Production dates are April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and 28.
Actors will do cold reads and should bring a resume and head shot. For a character breakdown go to fortmillplayhouse.org.
• Applications for the 4-H Pullet Project are due March 1. Children can order multiples of 12 or 25 chicks to raise.
Five pullets out of 25 and three pullets out of 12 will be returned to be auctioned at the Fall Pullet Sale in November. The remainder will be the childrens to keep. Breeds offered are Golden Comets, Buff Orpingtons, and Rhode Island Reds.
Cost is $35 for 12 chicks or $60 for 25. The deposit is returned when the project is successfully completed. Childrenwho are not members of 4-H have to pay an additional membership fee of $10. For info, contact Clemson Extension Office in York at 803-684-9919 ext. 113 or by email at email@example.com.
• Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will offer a cooking class for middle school students and teens, 4-6 p.m. March 5 focusing on Tex-Mexican recipes at the York County Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St., York.
Cost is $14 and 4-H members will receive discount. Deadline to register is Monday. For information, call 803-684-9919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Mended Hearts, Chapter 289, will have its annual Heart Month dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thursdays Too Restaurant, 147 Herlong, Rock Hill.
Dinner will be dutch treat. Walter Brown, member of the Rock Hill school board, will speak. To sign up, call 803-985-4651 by Feb. 25. Open to the public.
• 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 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, call the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina at 803-731-9823 or email email@example.com.
• Grief Share, a 13-week grief support recovery seminar, will begin Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill. The group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. and is for anyone who has lost a loved one, family member or close friend. Cost is $17 for the materials, but scholarships are available. Register at cbcrh.com or call the church office at 803-328-6632.
• The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be available for free tax-preparation assistance. Volunteers are IRS-certified and trained by the North Carolina and South Carolina Departments of Revenue. Volunteers will electronically file federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
Site locations are:
Rock Hill City Hall on the first floor in the Wellness Center, 9
Rock Hill Galleria, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd. Rock Hill: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, 10
Clover branch of the York County Library, 107 Knox St., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bring 2012 tax forms, W-2 and 1099s, information regarding other income, deductions/credits, a copy of last years 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.
Appointments are not required. Bring a copy of last years 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. Feb. 28 at Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Class members, family and friends are invited.
• The Chester High School class of 1983 will have a planning meeting for the 30th reunion at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chester County YMCA, 157 Columbia St. The tentative date is Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
For information call Shelia Bowser Grafton at 803-379-1100, or by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Facebook page Chester Senior High Class of 1983.
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