A new Vernon Grant exhibition based on “Flibbity Jibbit,” a storybook he wrote and illustrated in 1943 for Junket Rennet-Custard Powder, has opened at the Museum of York County, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.
During his career, Grant produced hundreds of illustrations for advertisements and product packaging for major American companies such as Gillette, Hershey’s and Kellogg’s.
Junket’s product was used to thicken milk to make a pudding. Grant produced many illustrations to market the product in magazines, store displays and advertisements.
The exhibit will run through Oct. 20. Admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; youth, $3 and free for Culture & Heritage Museum members and children 3 and younger. Admission is free to the public on Sundays. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
To print a copy of “Flibbity Jibbit,” visit www.junketdesserts.com.
• 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. John’s United Methodist Church. Tenor John Fowler, organist Virginia Moe and pianist Lannia Bronola-Dickert will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.
Dinner includes corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread, wine and beer, homemade desserts and coffee. Entertainment will be provided by the Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing and Accordion Bob with his Irish music. There will be live and silent auctions, a
Tickets are $40 ($30 tax deductible). For sponsorships, call Ronnie at 803-327-7002. For tickets, call Kendra at 864-906-6257 or Pilgrims’ Inn at 803-327-4227.
• The Arts Council of Chester County’s seventh annual Oyster Roast and Auction will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday 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 and youth art workshops.
Dinner includes 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.
• The Arts Council of York County’s 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 are $75 for council members and $80 for nonmembers. 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 Friday 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 information, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at email@example.com, or go to yorkcountyarts.org.
• 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.
• Fort Mill YMCA will host a morning of fitness, 9 a.m.-noon March 2 with a “Hip Hop Explosion” of exercise at 9 and “Soulful Yoga” at 10:45 at the Y, 857 Promenade Walk. The event is designed to raise awareness of the YMCA mission and raise money for the Upper Palmetto YMCA Financial Assistance Campaign.
Each class is $10, members; $15, non-members in advance or $20 at the door. Both classes are $15, members and $20, non-members. Register at the Fort Mill YMCA or at www.upymca.org.
• Virtuous Women Monologues, All White Gala will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Emmett Scott Center, 801 Crawford Road. For information, call 803-329-5661
• A benefit concert to celebrate the life of musician Jack Nims will be held from 1-9 p.m. March 10, at the VFW at 732 W. Main St. in Rock Hill.
Featured bands include the Geary McAlister Band, Occasional Saints, Borderline, Whippoorwill, Cane Creek, Oneppo Brothers, Weekends, and more. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door and in advance at Woody’s Music.
Nims, who died in October at age 61, graduated from Fort Mill High School and served in the U.S. Army before majoring in music at Winthrop University. A carpenter and a musician, he made many of his own instruments, including guitars and mandolins. He was a regular in community bluegrass bands.
The event will include a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds will go to the Red Shoes musician fund, which was founded in 2007 to assist local musicians with expenses associated with medical bills.
For more information, call Woody’s Music at 324-9663 or visit Jack Nims Memorial Concert on Facebook.
• Adnah United Methodist Church will have a barbecue 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1-2 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 Woman’s Club will host 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 veteran’s child.
For tickets, contact Peggy Bodner at 908-451-0936 (day) or 803-329-8668 (evening) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Coupon Mama will have a class “How to Save Money with Coupons,” 1-3 p.m. March 9 at the Rock Hill Masonic Lodge, 130 S. Elizabeth Lane. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will go to Relay for Life. For information, call contact 803-324-4757.
• Clover Chapter No. 138 Order of the Eastern Star will have a Poor Man's Supper, 5-7 p.m. March 2 at the Alpine Masonic Lodge No. 208, 502 N. Main St, Clover. Menu will be pinto beans, vegetable soup, cornbread, slaw, dessert and drink, Cost is $7 for all-you-can-eat. For information, contact David or Kathy Wallace at 803-222-3516.
• 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 other related elder law topics. To sign up, call 803-981-6855. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
• A free workshop on how to protect your identity will be 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the York County Library on Black Street in Rock Hill.
“Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number” will be conducted by Jim Bloom, regional sales manager for Econocheck Corp., a leader in identify theft protection. He’ll give an overview of identity theft, how it happens and steps to take to protect yourself.
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.
• Probate judge Carolyn Rogers, estate attorney, Philip Corson and sociology/anthropology lecturer Lee Q. Miller will lead a workshop on advance care planning at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at Hospice & Community Care located at 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill.
To register or for information, contact Alison Mallard at 803-329-1500 or email email@example.com.
• The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the administration building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5 in York.
• The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP executive meeting will be 6 p.m. March 7 at Freedom Temple Ministries, 215 E. Main St. The general meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, contact Sandra Oborokumo at 803-366-2184 or 803-325-2855.
• The 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.
• Newcomers Club of York County, a women's social and civic organization, will meet 11:30 a.m. March 13 at the City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St. Judy Reed from Chico’s will present a fashion show of the latest spring styles. Buffet lunch is $16 including tax and gratuity. For reservation, call Mary at 803-746-5881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon March 8.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Rock Hill Multiple Myeloma support group meets 10-11:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Catawba Baptist Church, 2659 Catawba Church Road. For information, contact Steve Nunn at 803-412-2266 or email email@example.com.
• Agape Senior will have a drop-in for prospective volunteers, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, at Agape Senior of York, 44 Ross Cannon St..
Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be on hand on to answer questions about the program. For information call 803-517-2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Monday through April 15.
Bring 2012 tax forms, W-2 and 1099s, 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 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27 at the Flexible Learning Center adult education area, 1234 Flint St. Extension, 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. Class members, family and friends are invited.
• The Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 monthly birthday fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at LongHorn Steakhouse, 2255 Cross Pointe Drive, Rock Hill.
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