The York Cougar Band shrimp fry will be 3-8 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the York Middle School cafeteria, 1010 Devinney Road.
Plates are $9 and include all-you-can-eat shrimp and sides. Tickets are available in advance from band members and parents and at the door. Take-out available.
Proceeds will pay for band trips and travel. The next scheduled trip is to New York in the spring.
• The Rock Hill Old Town Market will hold its season finale event 5-8 p.m. Thursday at 115 Caldwell St. in downtown Rock Hill.
The market features local farmers selling fresh seasonal produce, pastured meats, hot sauces, local honey and other foods. Vendors will sell homemade arts and crafts.
The market’s finale includes live music by The Perfect Melancholies, a petting farm for children and a live cooking demonstration by chef Greg Collier of The Yolk restaurant in Rock Hill. Mama Beehive Honey Farm, based in Clover, will have a beeswax candle-making session for children.
All activities at the market are free.
• York’s California community will have a Labor Day weekend gathering at 2 p.m. Saturday on California Circle. The street will be blocked for an afternoon of activities.
• Shepherd’s Center fall session of Adventures in Learning will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Open to anyone age 55 and older.
First-session classes include creative writing, bridge, the great outdoors, changing your lifestyle and an old-fashioned Christmas. After a snack break, second-session classes include creative writing, bridge, modern technology and world cultures and religion. Creative Stew, a variety of topics for the group, begins at 11:40 a.m.
Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For information, call 803-328-1343 or visit shepherdscenterrh.org.
• The Sutton Road I-77 overpass will be dedicated as the Leonard A. Farrington 9/11 Memorial Bridge at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2115 Celanese Road, Rock Hill.
Farrington, a World War II Navy veteran, waved the American flag from the overpass on Sept. 11 after the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. Farrington died in 2012. Since his death, Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter One has presented the flag on all bridges in York County on Sept. 11.
• Hospice & Community Care’s Resale shop will have a bag sale on clothing and shoes 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 784 S. Heckle Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the clients of Hospice & Community Care and the Patrick Hospice House.
• A Stop the Violence Campaign rally will be 3-6 p.m. Sept. 8 at Armory Park on South Confederate Avenue, Rock Hill.
• The Rock Hill Luncheon Literary Society will host poet, artist and editor Jonathan K. Rice from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at David’s Steak and Seafood (formerly Thursday’s Too), 147 Herlong Ave.
Rice will have his books available for signing. To register and order lunch, visit luncheonliterary.wordpress.com.
• Tailgate auctions at Inman Farms, will be 10 a.m. Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. Spots are $10, and they are limited.
• Paws in the Park will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Fewell Park, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill for pet owners and their four-legged friends.
Local pet-related organizations and businesses will be on hand with information as well as local adoption agencies will have dogs available.
There will be a competition at 12:30 p.m. for best rescue, most beautiful and most handsome dog. One pet per person is allowed, and pets must be controlled on a 3-foot leash. Owners must clean up after their pets while at the park.
For information, call 803-329-5645.
• Love’s Travel Stop at Sutton Road and I-77 in Fort Mill will host a car and bike show Sept. 14 to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The goal this year is $25,000. Entry fee is $5. Winners of each category get a $50 gift card.
For information, call 803-802-7130.
• The Central City Club 10th Annual Golf Tournament will be Sept. 14 at Spring Lake Country Club, 1375 Springlake Road, York.
Entry fees are $60 per person and $240 per team. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:15. Lunch will follow the tournament. Entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, lunch and event prizes.
Proceeds raised support the club’s youth programs and senior citizens’ Christmas programs.
Each golfer will receive a certificate for a free pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, valued at $200. 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.
To register, contact Lonnie Harvey at 803-325-2020 or Charlie Robinson at 803-327-4547 or go to centralcityoptimist.org.
• 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, by going to 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. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.
Costumed interpreters will portray teachers, blacksmiths, doctors, farmers and soldiers. There also will be spinning and weaving demonstrations.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for ages 4-17, and free for children younger than 3 and Culture & Heritage Museum members.
For information, go to chmuseums.org.
• Seras LLC and Shred360 will host a free community shredding event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday 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 five 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.
• The American Rosie the Riveter Association wants to locate women in the York County area who worked on the home front during World War II in manufacturing and other jobs in support of the troops overseas.
The nonprofit association want to share and place the women’s stories in its archives.
For information, call 1-888-557-6743, email email@example.com, or write P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, AL 35091.
• Clinton College’s Harry and Rebecca Dalton Gallery presents “Korogocho: Photography, Painting and Mixed Media” work by photojournalist Jim Stratakos through Dec. 6. A gallery talk and artist reception will be 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 29.
The show offers an intimate looks at Korogocho, a massive slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The slum is home to thousands of orphans whose parents died from AIDS-related complications. Stratakos, a former Herald photographer, took the photos while escorted by armed guards through the compound. During his tenure at The Herald, Stratakos won numerous awards for his photography.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays.
• 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 and 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. Monday 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.
• Life coach Carol Howell of Senior Life Journeys will discuss 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 is limited. RSVP by Sept. 10 by calling 803-366-1189.
• Rock Hill Toastmasters Club 2040 will host the Area 44 humorous speech and evaluation speech contests at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wellness Extension at Westminster Health & Rehab Center, 831 McDow Ave., Rock Hill. For information, email Patrician Gann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at 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. The meeting is open to the public.
• The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP executive meeting will be at 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.
• Arts Council of York County small grants application deadline is Tuesday. Small grants are available to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools in York County.
The Small Grants Program provides money for small or pilot arts activities, artist professional development, new and developing programs or organizations, and special projects of high artistic quality. The Arts Council allocates between $3,000 and $4,000 each quarter. Organizations and individual artists can request up to $1,000 per grant and get up to two grants in a calendar year.
Information and applications are available by calling 803-328-2787 or visiting yorkcountyarts.org.
• The following classes and events will be offered at Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road. Pre-registration for classes is required. Call 803-329-5661 or visit the center to register.
CRAVE after-school program: 2-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Registration fee $63; program cost, $21 per week with one-on-one tutoring, character development and extracurricular activities.
Seniorcise, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 3-26. Cost, $10.
Zumba, 6-7 p.m. Mondays Sept. 9-30.
Sisters with Purpose, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Free mentoring program that focuses on character, respect, attitude, value and education girls ages 14-18.
Sass Steppers, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 10. Free to join. T-shirts are $10.
Youth Basketball registration, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday for youth ages 5-12. Free
• The York County Animal Shelter needs volunteers to help with bathing, grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information, assisting in follow-ups, 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 Emmett Scott High School class of 1963 will host its 50th reunion this weekend. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn, 503 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill.
• The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral, 1031 North Anderson Road, Rock Hill to plan its 50th reunion. All classmates are invited to attend. For information contact Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547, James Mayfield at 803-374-1090 or Kater Wylie Cornwell at 704-661-7701.
• The York-Chester County South Carolina State University alumni association will meet at 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 at 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 at 8 a.m. Saturday to plan the third annual reunion, scheduled for Sept. 15, at the Old Zion Church site, 2331 West End Road, Chester. Cemetery cleanup after the meeting. Anyone with loved ones buried there who is interested in restoring and preserving this as well as other burial sites is encouraged to attend.
• Safe Passage in Rock Hill will host a weekly sexual assault survivors support group from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 104 Oakland Ave., next to the Varsity restaurant. Participants in the support group meeting must be 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 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 at 6 p.m. on 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 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.
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