A series of art-based programs to accompany the Sallie Middleton exhibition at the Museum of York County will be Saturday and March 10 at the museum, 4621 Mount Gallant Road. The exhibit will run through March 31.
Author and illustrator Helen Correll will speak at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about nature journaling and her book, Middlewood Journal: Drawing Inspiration from Nature. Correll will have a book signing after the program. The program is free with general admission.
Asheville Art Museum's school and family program manager, Erin Shope, will lead a tour through the gallery at 3 p.m. March 10 exploring the original Middleton watercolors. The program is free.
Admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; youth, $3; free for Culture and Heritage Museum members and children 3 and under. Admission is free on Sundays. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
The museum is hosting a visit to artists family home in Asheville, N.C., April 16. The visit includes a guided tour through collections at the Asheville Art Museum with a special walking tour focusing on the architectural and art deco works of Sallie's uncle, Douglas Ellington. The tour will make its final stop at the childhood home of Sallie Middleton, The Ellington House, a private home being restored by Middleton's daughter. Cost is $50 CHM members and $75 non members and includes transportation via mini-bus, museum admission, snacks and all fees.
To register, contact Doris at email@example.com or call 803-909-7591. Payment is due upon registration. Deadline is March 15.
The 31st annual Great Easter Egg Classic, presented by WRHI, FM 94.3, and Interstate 107.1, will be 3:15-5:15 p.m. March 28 at Cherry Park.
Children, ages 2-11, can hunt for 50,000 Easter eggs spread over the softball fields. The eggs contain prizes.
The event is free. Eggs must be collected using the official collection bag, no baskets or other bags. All prizes must be picked up by 6 p.m. the day of the event at the Cherry Park enclosed shelter.
Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism will have a guided walk on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail 9-11 a.m. March 9 at Riverwalk, Cherry Road. It was originally scheduled in February. Historical sites along the Catawba River will be discussed, and participants will learn how the river has shaped our history. This free tour will be led by Hope Matthews, an interpretive naturalist. To sign up or for more information, contact Matthews at 803-817-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 19th annual Pilgrims Inn fundraiser Be Irish for a Night will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 16 at St. Anne Catholic Churchs parish life center, Bird Street.
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 50/50 split the pot, and door prizes.
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.
Rock Hill Parks Foundation and Pi Kappa Alpha are holding a Bikeathon, to raise awareness for youth cycling initiatives, at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winthrop Universitys Byrnes Auditorium. The fraternity brothers will continually cycle for 48 hours along a 25-mile course through Rock Hill.
Money raised will assist with youth cycling programs, equipment and education as well as other cycling initiatives in our area. Youth cycling programs are taking place at the Giordana Velodrome.
For information, contact Merritt Croom at 803-329-5620 or email email@example.com.
Correll Kennedy, a park guide from Cowpens National Battlefield, will talk about the Battle of Cowpens, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St. York. For information, call 803-684-3948 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A benefit concert to celebrate the life of musician Jack Nims will be 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 and Weekends. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door and in advance at Woodys 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 information, call Woodys Music at 324-9663 or visit Jack Nims Memorial Concert on Facebook.
First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill will host a Petes Barbecue sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday selling plates, ribs and pounds and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday selling pounds of meat, beans and slaw at Petes, 3083 India Hook Road. To reserve large quantities, call 803-328-2467.Proceeds go to ministry projects at the church.
The Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the St. Anne Parish Life Center, Bird Street, Rock Hill.
Dinner platters include deep fried or baked fish, hush puppies, french fries, coleslaw and dessert. Cost is $9, adults and $5.50 for a child's plate. Pizza by the slice is $2.
Blackstock Bluegrass featuring Driveline and Bluegrass Travelers will be 5:45-9 p.m. Friday at the schoolhouse. Bring a covered dish to share. Cost is $5. Proceeds go to the buildings upkeep, supplies and bands. For information, call Odell at 803-581-4740.
Kinard Elementary Schools annual barbecue sale will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the school in Clover. Plates, $6, including barbecue, sauce, two buns, slaw, baked beans, chips, tea or water. All orders must be prepaid by Monday. Curbside pickup, 4:30-7:30 p.m. To place orders, call the school office at 803-810-8700 or Lori Browning at 703-643-5628.
The Rock Hill school districts Special Education Department will hold its annual fundraiser 3-5 p.m. March 16 at Edgemoor ARP Church. For tickets or information, contact Sharon Mcknight at 803-789-5839.
Westminster Catawba Christian School will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the merger of Westminster Christian and Catawba Academy and the 40th anniversary of the first graduating class of Catawba with a Denim & Diamonds Dinner and auction on March 23 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Live and silent auction items include cars, vacation homes, birthday parties, residential landscape plan and sporting event tickets. Proceeds benefit the annual fund.
Doors open at 6 p.m., food will be served from 6-7 p.m. and the live auction begins around 7. Tickets are $50, couples; $30, individuals and $10 for an auction-only ticket. Reserved tables of 10 are available for $250. Tickets can be purchased from either school office. Childcare is provided free for infants 5th grade.
For information, contact Jennifer Polston at 803-328-5472 or email email@example.com.
Allison Creek Bluegrass presents the Lemonds, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church on S.C. 274 between Lake Wylie and Newport. The doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions available at 6:30. The family-friendly event is free.
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: Whos Got Your Number will be conducted by Jim Bloom, regional sales manager for Econocheck Corp., a leader in identify theft protection. Hell 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rock Hill Youth Council is seeking volunteers for Youth Service Day, noon-4 p.m. March 23. Groups of teens such as school clubs, church youth groups, Scouts, etc., are invited to participate and make a difference in the community.
Teams will gather at the Old Town Amphitheater on Black Street for a kickoff celebration with free food, music and T-shirts.
Groups organize their own service project and should complete an application by March 20 to register. Application forms available at rockhillrocks.com or by contacting Patti Panetti with Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 329-5625.
Clemson University Extension Service needs canning coach volunteers to teach and mentor friends and family to preserve food in a safe way.
Experts in food microbiology and food preservation will teach volunteers how to teach others. Resources and materials will be provided. Pressure canning experience is necessary. The deadline to apply is March 13.
For information, contact Angela P. Forbes at York County Extension Service at 803-684-9919, ext. 117.
Bethel Fire Tax District will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Bethel Station No. 1.
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 8p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 10:15a.m. Wednesdays at the Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill.
Rock Hill Gamblers Anonymous meets 7:15p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1830 Celanese Road.
The Brain Injury Support Group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday 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.
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill will offer a caregiver support group at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave.. For information, call Dee Curran at 803-327-7448.
Westminster Catawba Christian School begins open enrollment Monday to accept new student applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Space is limited in several grade levels and will be available on a first come basis. For information visit, www.wccs.org.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be available for free tax-preparation assistance 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Monday through April 15 in the Wellness Center at Rock Hill City Hall
Volunteers are IRS-certified and trained by the North Carolina and South Carolina Departments of Revenue to electronically file federal and state income tax returns at no charge.
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 Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 monthly birthday fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday at LongHorn Steakhouse, 2255 Cross Pointe Drive, Rock Hill.
Rock Hill High School class of 1963 will have its 50th reunion May 31-June 1. Class members and Bearcats from the classes of 1960-66 interested in attending should register by May 1. For details, please go to classcreator.com/Rock-Hill-South-Carolina-1963/ or call Judy at 803-712-5609.
The descendants of William and Rachel Hemphill Barber will host a family reunion July 25-28 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Market Square in San Antonio, Texas. For information contact Terry Blake at 803-579-2863 (if driving) or Trina Blake at 803-415-2989 (if flying) or Terrence Barber at 803-327-0703.
Former employees of US Plywood, Champion International and Georgia Pacific at Catawba will meet at noon Friday at the Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill for lunch and fellowship. All former employees and spouses are welcome.
Rock Hill High School class of 1956 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Jacksons Cafeteria. Classmates, family and friends invited.
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