The 2013 York County Fall Livestock Show will be Sept. 13-14 at the High Tension Ranch, 930 Sandifer Road, York.
Members of 4-H and Future Farmers of America from around the state will show their livestock.
On Sept. 13, the chicken show will be 5 p.m. with the goat show at 6 p.m.
On Sept. 14, the sheep show will be 8:30 a.m., beef cattle at 11 a.m. and dairy cattle at 2 p.m.
The horse show will be 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at 8024 Park Place Road, York.
The event is free to the public. Food will be sold at both locations.
For information about the York County 4-H Program or the Fall Livestock Show, contact Margie Sippel at 803 684-9919 extension 113 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
• Artisans, craftsmen, and holiday vendors are invited to participate in the Artisans of the Olde English District Holiday Show in Lancaster.
The indoor show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7 at 212 S. Main St. as part of the Red Rose Holiday Tour.
The holiday market will feature handmade arts and crafts, holiday-related vendors, and entertainers.
Fees start at $25 and applications are available by calling Cherry Doster at 803-287-7853 or Christia Humburg at 803-385-6800, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, online at www.lancastercitysc.com or by mail at P.O. Box 6, Van Wyck, SC 29744.
• Visitors can observe occupations of the past during a demonstration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.
Costumed interpreters will portray teachers, blacksmiths, doctors, framers, soldiers. There also will be spinning and weaving demonstrations.
Admission is $6, adults; $5, seniors; $3, ages 4-17; and free for children younger than 3 and Culture & Heritage Museum members. For information, visit www.chmuseums.org.
• The second annual Experience South Carolina Fest will be 4:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday along Main Street in downtown Rock Hill.
The free festival will feature regional cuisine for purchase, entertainment by the Plair All Stars and Front Line, a Kids’ Zone and the Old Town Market with local farmers and artisans.
Ernest Lee, a Columbia artist, will display and sell his Chicken Man paintings and Michael Smalls will showcase his Gullah sweetgrass baskets.
The festival will feature a Literary Corner to showcase some of South Carolina’s authors, including B.K. Amodio, Carmela Harmon, Cindy Cipriano, Amanda Jones, Vermell Bennett, Susan Boyer, Jeryl Christmas, Mike Gillmore, Demetria Alexander Grissett and Jerlene Noble and Michael Scoggins with The Culture & Heritage Museum.
The event is produced by Dyer Hart Productions, Bonnie Wallsh Associates LLC and Brown & Brown Marketing in partnership with The Old Town Association. For information, visit .
• Seras LLC and Shred360 will host a free community shredding event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, 115 Massey St., Fort Mill.
Shredding is provided by Shred360. Residents in Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Charlotte can bring up to 5 bags or boxes of documents for shredding.
Technicians will remove paperwork, magazines, envelopes and other paper-related items from consumers’ vehicles and place it into a roll-cart, which is then tipped directly onto the on-board industrial shredder. Staples and clips do not have to be removed.
For information, contact Greg Shealy at 803-463-7090, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shred360.com/
• The band Green Ice will have its 40th reunion show 8 p.m. Saturday at McBryde at Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Recall also will perform.
Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance; half price with college ID. For information, call 803-554-7362 or 803-984-4901.
• Uriel Presbyterian Church will have its annual Labor Day barbecue, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the church on Stringfellow Road, Chester. Plates are $7. Pounds are $8 and will be sold 1-3 p.m. Sept. 1. For information, call Bobbie Beaty at 803-385-6961.
• The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Oct. 12 at the Winthrop Coliseum. Nearly 600 people from York County are expected for the two-mile walk.
Information on the Alzheimer’s Association will be available. To start or join a team, visit alz.org/walk/sc or call 800-272-3900.
• The second annual Butts and Bluegrass Festival will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Clover Community Park. The event includes a kids’ corner, zip line, biker games, vendors and entertainment by Whipperwill. Admission is $10, adults; $5, children. Proceeds go to Clover hunger relief efforts. Sponsored by the town of Clover and Lisa and Jeff Thornburg.
• Westminster Academy of the Arts will host “Tea at the Magnolia Room” 3:30 p.m. Thursday to benefit the Academy Scholarship fund for students. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call Nancy at 803-325-6779.
• Vendors are being accepted for Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church’s annual fall festival, scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church in Indian Land. Cost is $25 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot outdoor space. Vendors supply table and chairs. Two indoor spaces remain available for $35. For information, call Betty Morin at 803-980-6716 or email email@example.com.
• A free seminar on surgical weight loss will be 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Women’s Tower Auditorium at Piedmont Medical Center. To register, call 877-228-3638.
• Life coach Carol Howell of Senior Life Journeys will talk about Alzheimer’s vs. dementia 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sterling House of Rock Hill, 1920 Ebenezer Road.
Lunch will be provided by Sterling House. Seating limited. RSVP by Sept. 10 by calling 803-366-1189.
• The Vintage Club dinner meeting for residents of Tega Cay will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $22.
Entertainment will be “Vegetable Bingo Night” after dinner. Prizes awarded.
For information call Julia Rietz at 803-396-0203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Newcomers Club of York County monthly luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 11 at Gettys Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Lunch is $14. Guests welcome.
Ellie Stager, owner of The Cordial Churchman, will give a bow-tie demonstration, and there will be a sale of handmade items created by club members.
RSVP by Sept. 6. For information, call Debi at 803-712-7276 or email email@example.com.
• York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 3 p.m. Sept. 15 and the Louise Pettus Archives at Winthrop University, 700 Cherry Road.
Archivist Gina White will talk about collections in the archives. The exhibit “Pirates of the Carolinas” from the South Carolina State Museum will be on display. Open to the public.
• The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP general meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. The executive meeting will be 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Freedom Temple Ministries, 215 E. Main St.
For information, call Sandra Oborokumo at 803-366-2184 or 803-325-2855.
• A meeting to plan the 125th celebration for the town of Hickory Grove will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory Grove Town Hall. Open to the community.
• The York Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners will meet 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Open to the public. For information, contact Barbara O’Connell, district coordinator, at 803-684-3137 ext. 101.
• A Heart2Heart lunch and learn will be 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at city of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St. Deb Myers and Jimmie Sherrill, registered nurses with Piedmont Medical Center, will speak on dietary changes. A $15 cost includes buffet lunch, beverages and tax.
• The Clemson Extension Service York County will offer a 4-H Anglers Club 9 a.m. Sept. 7. Open to new members ages 9-17. Members need to provide their own rod, tackle box, and bait. For meeting location and information contact Jennifer Stalford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-493-4020.
• A 4-H Photography Club for children ages 9-12 will meet monthly at the Fort Mill library beginning in September. Members must own or have the use of a digital camera. Jennifer Walker and Cayla Revels will lead the club. Youth must register as 4-H members with a $10 membership fee. Club dues are $10. For information, call 803-684-9919 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will host its first piano competition Oct. 19 in Smith Recital Hall on the campus in Greenville.
Applicants must be South Carolina residents in grades 7-10. Their teachers do not have to be residents of the state. Entry fee is $25. Deadline for applications is Sept. 16. Students may apply at scgsah.org (under music).
Competition performances are open to the public at no charge. A reception will follow. For information, go to scgsah.org or contact Stephen Taylor at 864-282-3761.
• Trinity United Methodist Church will host a blood drive 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 22 E. Liberty St. For appointments, go to cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700. Those with appointments, should arrive 15 minutes early to register at the site.
• 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 York-Chester County South Carolina State University alumni association will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 1222 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. For information, call 803-242-5600.
A mixer will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1460 Meeting Blvd., Rock Hill.
• The Old Zion St. Paul Halsellville Cemetery Association will meet 8 a.m. Saturday to plan the third annual reunion Sept. 15at the Old Zion Church site, 2331 West End Road, Chester. Cemetery clean up after the meeting. Anyone having loved ones buried there and interested in restoring and preserving this as well as other burial sites are encouraged to attend.
• GriefShare recovery support group will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesdayin the conference room at First Baptist Church, Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill. For information, call the church at 803-327-7181 or Stewart Smith, facilitator, at 803-493-0466.
• Safe Passage in Rock Hill will host a weekly sexual assault survivors support group 6 to 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 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. Meetings are for two age groups: 6-12 and 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 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 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.
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