Community news and upcoming events in York, Chester and Lancaster counties.
• Masters Car Club Show and Shine will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Burns Chevrolet Cadillac, 2515 Cherry Road. Registration is free but donations will be accepted for Kids for Jesus Bus Ministry and other charities. Trophies will be presented. Free hot dogs and drinks. For information contact Jerry Deas at 803-329-1545 or Eddie Craig at 803-366-4683.
• Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos opens Saturday at the Museum of York County, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Forty-one astrophotography images from Kassie Carrols eighth-grade science students at York Middle School will be on exhibit through May 19.
The museum partnered with the York school district to offer the opportunity for students to research, learn and photograph the cosmos using the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Admission is $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, youth and free for Culture & Heritage Museum members and age 3 and younger. For more information, visit chmuseums.org.
• The Memory Lane Cruisers of Lancaster will host its first cruise-in of the year, 6-8 p.m. March 28 in the parking lot of Dominos/Curves/Energy Center/Barry's Classic Grill on S.C. 9 By-Pass East.
All cars, truck, motorcycles and tractors are invited. There will be door prizes for entrants and a 50/50 drawing and games.
• Hoops for a Cure, sponsored by Earth Angel Breast Cancer Foundation, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane, York. Teams will range in ages from 9 to adult. Admission is $5.
• First Baptist Church will host a Relay for Life Gospel benefit, 6 p.m. Saturday at the church on Armenia Road, Lowrys featuring Heart 4 Him. Love offering. Donations can be mailed to Fred Castle, team captain for the Spirit of Hope, 628 Colony Road, Chester, SC 29706. Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon March 22 with a hot dog lunch.
• Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill will have a country lunch at 11 a.m. March 24 at the church. Menu includes, stew beef and rice, chicken and dumplings, pinto beans, turnips and collard greens, macaroni and cheese, pineapple casserole, slaw, dessert and drink. Plates are $7. Open to the public.
• Covenant Presbyterian Men of the Church will sell barbecue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church at the corner of Mount Gallant and Celanese roads, Rock Hill. Plates with a half pound of barbecue, slaw, beans and bread is $7; pounds, $10 and sandwiches, $4. Proceeds go to grounds maintenance and community needs. To place orders, call 803-366-8223.
• The Presbyterian Women of Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church will have a hot dog, hamburger and bake sale 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center at 1184 N. Shiloh Road, York.
• The Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the St. Anne Parish Life Center, Bird Street, Rock Hill. Plates include fried or baked fish, hush puppies, french fries, slaw and dessert. Cost is $9 adults and $5.50 for childs plate. Pizza by the slice is $2.
• The 2013 Festival Golf Tournament will be April 16 at Pinetuck Golf Club, S.C. 901 Rock Hill. Team entry fee is $240 and hole sponsorships are $50. Entry fee includes lunch, course fees and on-course beverages. Prizes will be give for the top three teams in each division. Raffle tickets available for prizes after the tournament.
Proceeds will go the Children Attention Home and Palmetto School at the attention home.
Deadline to enter is April 12. For information, call Lewis Murray at 803-327-1141.
• Susan Bruce, regional education coordinator of Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, will present a workshop, Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? for parents of children with special needs.
The workshop will be 6-7:30 p.m. March 28 in Rock Hill City Hall Council Chambers and will include types of bullying, recognizing bullying, laws that protect and questions to ask your child about bullying.
Free, but registration is requested at 800-759-4776 or 803-772-5688. The event is sponsored by the Rock Hill Mayors Committee for People with Disabilities.
• Middle and high school students are invited to the Students to Offset Peer Pressure workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Family Life Center of Union Baptist Church, S.C. 274 at Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.
Keith Wilks, executive director of student services for Rock Hill School District 3, will discuss Where will Your Decision Land you ... Facebook, Internet, Peer Pressure, and Bullying. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. For information, call 803-366-1556.
• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a free informational seminar on surgical weight loss at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Women's Center Auditorium, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. To register, call 1-877-228-3638.
• Alice Ripley, Tony Award-winning actress for her work in the rock musical Next to Normal, will give a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. March 30 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Local musicians and comedians will open the show.
Tickets are $30 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Keeghans Kause, a newly established fund in memory of Keeghan McCormack to raise awareness about teen and young adult suicide. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-248-6328.
• A six-week series of Samba lessons beginning March 27 at 7:30 p.m. will be at St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill. Instructor is Josh Love, owner and professional dance instructor of J'Adore Ballroom Studio in Charlotte. Classes are for all ages and experience. No partner needed. A donation of $30 per person will go to the children's building. For information, call Pat at 803-980-4000 or email email@example.com.
• NAMI will offer a free 15-hour course for parents of children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges. For information call Betsey OBrien at 803-802-4484 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited to 15.
• The York Soil and Water Conservation commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 26, at 4:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York. Open to the public.. For information, contact Barbara OConnell, district coordinator at 803-684-3137 ext. 101.
• The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet at 7 p.m. March 28 at the agencys administration building located, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5 in York.
• GPS Conservatives for Action PAC will host a public forum, 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Rock Hill.
Expected to attend are state senators Wes Hayes and Greg Gregory and representatives Ralph Norman, Gary Simrill, Deborah Long, Tommy Pope and Greg Delleney.
Open to the public.
• Vintage Club dinner meeting for residents of Tega Cay will be Wednesday at the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner at 7. For information call Julia Rietz at 803-396-0203 or email email@example.com.
• 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: 6-12 or 13 and older. Info: 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. Info: Steve Nunn at 803-412-2266 or email email@example.com.
• Hospice & Community Care will host a four-week Pet Grief support group 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays April 2-23 at the Hospice & Community Care campus, 2275 India Hook Road Rock Hill. To register, call 803-329-1500 or 803-895-2273. Free and open to the community.
• Mended Hearts, Chapter 289, a heart patient support group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the doctor's dining room at Piedmont Medical Center. Sheila Caldwell, president and founder of the Heart2Heart Foundation, will speak.
• The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School alumni will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.
• 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.
• 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 not required. Bring a copy of last years tax return, Social Security card, picture ID, any W-2 or 1099 forms and other forms showing other income or deductions.
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