The Arts Council of York County presents singer-songwriter Marti Jones and recording artist/producer Don Dixon at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
Jones got her start as the frontwoman in the power-pop group Color Me Gone in the 80s. Her style is compared to Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Raitt and Annie Lennox.
Growing up in Lancaster, Dixon played in the Cavaliers in junior high school. He went on to produce R.E.M. albums “Murmur” and “Reckoning,” The Smithereens’ “A Date with the Smithereens” and Hootie & the Blowfish album “Scattered, Smothered and Covered.”
Tickets, $15, and are available at 803-328-2787 or yorkcountyarts.org. Doors open at 7 p.m. For information on Jones and Dixon, visit dondixonmusic.com.
• The 96th annual Hopewell Day, sponsored by the Tri-Cities Community Club, will be Wednesday at the old Hopewell Schoolhouse outside of Hickory Grove off S.C. 97.
The singing begins at 10 a.m. featuring the Riverside Boys from Lockhart and the Hamptons from Blacksburg. There also will be congregational singing. The famous beef hash will be available at 8:30 a.m.
For more information contact, Chris Revels at 803-925-2840 or Dale Mitchell at 803-628-0926.
• York County Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Buy-Local Committee will host its August Cash Mob at 4 p.m. Tuesday to support small, locally owned businesses in the community.
Participants will meet at the Winthrop Commons Shopping Center, 725 Cherry Road, where the targeted business will be announced and then caravan to the location. Participants are encouraged to spend a minimum of $20.
For information, contact Alisha Rosenthal at the chamber office, 803-324-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Allison Creek Bluegrass presents “Country Grass,” 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Allison Creek Church, S.C. 274, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions are available at 6:30 p.m. For information, go to allisoncreekbluegrass.com
• “The Curious Savage,” a comedy for all ages, will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Presented by The Yorkville Players, it is written by John Patrick and directed by Jessica Williams. Tickets, $8. For information, call 803-673-7529 or visit yorkvilleplayers.com
• Grace Presbyterian Church will host its 14th annual yard sale, barbecue and bake sale Aug. 24 at the church on S.C. 160 West in Fort Mill.
The yard and bake sale will be 7-11:30 a.m. Barbecue plates with coleslaw, baked beans, roll and tea or lemonade will be sold from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Plates are $9 adults; $4.50 children.. Soft drinks and desserts will be available for purchase. Pork by the pound is $12.
• Summerfest Breakfast will be 7-9 a.m. Aug. 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St., York.
Menu includes grits, eggs, bacon sausage, homemade biscuits, fruit, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $7, ages 11 and older; $3, ages 4-10 and free, age 3 and younger.
The Bible Study Class uses proceeds to help needy families at Christmas.
• Rock Hill High School Band of Distinction barbecue will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (or until it’s gone) Aug. 23 at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, S.C. 21, Lesslie.
Pork and chicken plates are $8 and include slaw, beans and a roll. Pounds of pork are $9. Family packs of three pounds of pork, quart of slaw and beans, rolls and tea are $40.
For information, call Tracy at 803-448-4204.
• The Central City Optimist Club 10th annual Golf Tournament will be Sept. 14 at Spring Lake Country Club, 1375 Springlake Road, York.
Entry fee is $60 per person and $240 per team. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:15 a.m., with lunch after. Entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, lunch, and event prizes.
Proceeds raised from this tournament support youth programs that include scholarships, oratorical and essay contests, Special Olympics and recognition programs and the senior citizens Christmas program.
Each golfer will receive a certificate for a free pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. Prizes are awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams, longest drive and closest to the pin winners. A new car from Dunlap-Johnson Chevrolet will be awarded for a hole-in-one on the 10th hole.
For information, contact Lonnie Harvey at 803-325-2020 or Charlie Robinson at 803-327-4547 or go to centralcityoptimist.org
• The York County Humane Society’s Furry Friends Fundraiser of dinner and tennis will be 7 p.m. Fridayat Tega Cay Tennis Club, 15083 Molokai Drive.
Cost is $7 for pizza, homemade sides, desserts, raffles, prize and tennis. Proceeds go to the YCHS to help feed the shelter animals.
• Clover Touchdown Club fourth annual steak dinner and live auction will be Aug. 24 at Clover High School cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Former Blue Eagle and former state Adjutant General Stan Spears will speak.
Tickets are $60 for two dinners and ticketholders will be entered into a cash drawing for $500 and $250 and drawings for door prizes.
Live auction items include Myrtle Beach weekend trips, Blue Eagle corn hole Boards, Blue Eagle helmet, Blue Eagle jersey and other items donated from local businesses.
Proceeds support the football program. Tickets will be sold 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the stadium.
For information go to clovertouchdownclub.com or call James McMackin at 803-230-1337.
• The Yorkville Artists’ Guild will host its annual open art competition Aug. 23 to 25 during Summerfest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at McCelvey Center.
Top award is $750 for the Lawrence Harris Family Best of Show. Other awards range from $400 for first place to $50 for People’s Choice and Merit Awards. Purchase awards will be announced.
Entry fee for nonmembers is $35 for one to three paintings and $5 for each additional painting, up to five. For guild members, the fee is $25 for one to three paintings and $5 for each additional work, up to five. All work must be original.
Only two-dimensional works are accepted, with a size limit of 48-by-48 inches, including frame. Artists must be 18 or older. Paintings must be framed, wired and ready to hang. The only unframed work is gallery-wrapped canvas, wired for hanging. Paintings that require glazing must be framed with acrylic or Plexiglass if outside dimensions of the mat are larger than 24 by 30 inches.
Work should be delivered by the artist to McCelvey Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. A reception for invited guests will be 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at McCelvey. Pickup time is 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26.
For details and complete rules, call 803-417-0146 or 803-981-3598.
• Mount Prospect Baptist Church will host a Back-to School Bash 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the church on West Black Street, Rock Hill. The event features free food, games, karaoke, talent show, giant slide and school supplies. Open to the community. For information, call 803-329-2772.
• Back-to-School Bash, sponsored by Northside Baptist Church, will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the church parking lot off Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill.
Free backpacks with school supplies will be given to the first 300 students in kindergarten to eighth grade.
The free event also features bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon artist and refreshments. Community agencies will provide activities and giveaways along with information about services.
• Kappa Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Kut Kreator Barbershop will host its fourth annual free Back-to-School haircuts, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday at 875 Albright Road, Rock Hill.
Students also will get a book from the Rock Hill Reads project and school supplies. Refreshments provided. Open to the community.
• The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is Sept. 2. Small grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools throughout York County.
The arts council allocates between $3,000-$4,000 to small grant awards each quarter. Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year.
For information or applications, call 803-328-2787 or go to yorkcountyarts.org.
• The Arts Council of Chester County will host several classes Wednesday-Aug 27.
A pottery class for all ages with professional potter Susannah Hayes, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Falls Library meeting room, 39 Calhoun St., Great Falls.
This workshop will be hand-building with natural impressions. Students are encouraged to bring in leaves or their favorite flowers. The pottery will then be taken for firing and will be available for pickup from the Great Falls Library after approximately two to three weeks.
This class is open to adults and youth age 7 and up.
Cost is $25 for members and $27 for nonmembers. Supplies are provided. Registration deadline is Aug. 19. Refreshments are welcome, but optional.
An Adult BYOB Acrylic Painting Party will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday with artist Christy Buchanan at the Arts Council Building, 123 Main St.
Students will create a colorful, whimsical version of one of her new “funky chicken” style acrylic paintings.
Painting supplies included. Bring a favorite wine or appetizers.
Cost is $35,members and $38, non-members. Registration deadline is Wednesday.
An herbal class, “Teas and Baths,” taught by Barbara Denny (Swierszcz) who is a certified herbalist, will be 6-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the arts council.
Participants will learn about herbs, their properties, and which herbs to use for healing teas and baths and create two blends to enjoy at home. All supplies are provided.
Cost is $30 members and $35, non-members. Registration deadline is Aug. 25. Refreshments are welcome, but optional.
To register for any class, call the arts council at 803-581-2030 or email email@example.com.
• AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the York Library, 21 E. Liberty St.
Participants will receive their certificates, which may reduce the insurance rates on collision and liability.
Cost for AARP members is $12, and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For information, contact Gerald Kemp at 803-684-9512.
• The Ballroom Dance Club will hold its dance 7:30-10:20 p.m. Friday in the Oak Room of the Country Club Golf House, 101 Country Club Drive, Fort Mill. Dress code is dressy casual. All adult ages and skill levels are invited. Rich Brausch will deejay. Dances are alcohol free and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. For information call Bob at 803-329-5764 or Pat at 803-980-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to theballroomdanceclub.com
• Rock Hill Area Shag Club’s “Dancing With the Stars” dance will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations at Ramada Inn.
Eddie Teeter will deejay the event which features a couples contest with prizes and steak and shrimp skewers.
Cost is $3 for members and $5 for guests. For information call Candy Long at 803-324-8756.
• The Tega Cay Beautification Committee will host a free garden class at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 26 in the lower level meeting room of the Glennon Community Center at 15083 Molokai Drive. Janelle Dixon, a York County Master Gardener will talk about seed saving. Open to all county residents. Light refreshments served. For information, contact Jennifer Stalford at email@example.com or call Kline Whitehead at 704-287-7432.
• The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, at the administration building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5 in York. Open to the public.
• The USA Cycling Elite Mass Start National Track Championships will be Aug. 22-24 at the Rock Hill Giordana Velodrome, 1000 Riverwalk Parkway, off Cherry Road.
Rider warm ups begin at 4 p.m. and races start at 6 p.m. and continue until all races are complete. Awards will be presented throughout the evening.
The races are free and open to the public. Food by Newk’s Eatery and drinks will be available for sale. There will also be a Race Expo area for the public to visit.
For information, contact Thad Fischer at 803-326-2453 or email Thad.Fischer@cityofrockhill.com.
• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a free Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) screening 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital Resource Center in the Women’s Center. The test involves taking a blood pressure in the arm and leg. To register, call 877-228-3638.
• The York County Animal Shelter needs volunteers to help with bathing, grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information and follow-up, publicity and marketing, and various other jobs at the shelter. Volunteers must be 18 or older, and orientation and training are required.
For information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter at 713 Justice Blvd., York.
• The McNaughton/Hearon family reunion will be Sept. 14 at Kershaw Recreation Center, 200 Close Circle. Bring food and drinks. Ice and paper goods provided. Door open at 11 a.m. Dinner at 1 p.m. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol McNaughton at 803-834-5554.
• The Emmett Scott High School class of 1963 will hold its final meeting 6 p.m. Sunday at 358 Hampton St., Rock Hill. T-shirts will be available. For information contact the Beulah Peterson, class president, at 803-980-8254.
• A Scleroderma support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill. Scleroderma patients, family, and friends are welcome. For information, contact Kay or Jerry Misik at 803-802-9332.
• Hospice & Community Care will offer a five-week support group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 27. The groups are free and open to the community. Space is limited. Registration is due by Aug. 23.
For information, call Hospice & Community Care at 803-329-1500 or 800-895- 2273 and ask to speak to a grief counselor. Meeting location will be disclosed at registration.
• Safe Passage in Rock Hill will host a weekly sexual assault survivors support group 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at 104 Oakland Ave., next to the Varsity restaurant. Participants in the support group meeting must be ages 18 or older. For information, call Safe Passage at 803-329-3336.
• Alateen meets 8-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. Meetings are for two age groups: 6-12 or 13 and older. For information, call Lisa at 803-547-2124 or Sandy at 704-904-7834.
• Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Serenity Club, Rock Hill; noon Tuesdays upstairs at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill; 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.
• Rock Hill Gamblers Anonymous meets 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1830 Celanese Road.
• The Surgical Weight Loss Program support group meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the Women’s Center auditorium at Piedmont Medical Center. The group is for those interested in or recovering from gastric bypass or lap band surgery.
• The Rock Hill Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Piedmont Medical Center in The Women’s Tower Auditorium. A meal will be served. For information, call Terry Shortt at 803-524-3465.
• 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. For information, call the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina at 803-731-9823 or email email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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