• 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. Saturday 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 Farrington’s death, Rolling Thunder South Carolina Chapter One has presented the flag on all bridges in York County on Sept. 11.
• 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. Saturday 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.
• 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.
• 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 “White Family Descendants” is the topic of Historic Rock Hill’s third lecture in its series about “Ann Hutchison White and Her Home — White Family Descendants” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the White Home, at the corner of East White Street and Elizabeth Avenue. Free and open to the public.
Martha MacDonald and Historic Rock Hill staff will talk about the influence that the White family has had on Rock Hill.
• A yard sale for Abby’s Hope will be Sept. 14 in the old cleaners parking lot on South Congress Street in York.
Proceeds to go toward buy a handicap van to transport Abby, a 10-year-old girl who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. She can’t sit or stand on her own and makes weekly visits to doctors in Spartanburg.
To make donation to the yard sale or for information, call Lori Hoover at 803-448-3098.
• 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. Sunday. For information, call Bobbie Beaty at 803-385-6961.
• The York Cougar Band shrimp fry will be 3-8 p.m. Saturday 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.
• Dog Gone Good Time Festival will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28, hosted by the Humane Society at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Proceeds used to help homeless pets. To register, go to www.HumaneSocietyofYorkCounty.org. For information, contact Brenda Gendron at 803-329-7974 or email at Brenda.email@example.com.
• Gaston Farm Road Equestrian Center’s Open Horse Show will be Sept. 14 at the farm, 2717 Gaston Farm Road, Chester.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and show starts at 11 a.m. There are 59 classes. Ribbons will be awarded for first-sixth place. Entry fee is $8 unless noted. Negative Coggins is required.
Concessions provided by The Front Porch. Admission and parking is free. Bring lawn chairs.
For information, call Beth Gaston at 803-374-6255 for visit www.Gastonfarmcenter.com.
• The J. Max McKee Band returns to the stage Thursday at Allison Creek Bluegrass at Allison Creek Church on S.C. 274. Door open at 6 p.m. with music from 7-9 p.m. Concessions are available at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. For information visit www.allisoncreekbluegrass.com.
• The final concert this year’s Main Street Live season will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in downtown Rock Hill. Presented by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event features the band The Weekends at 6 p.m. The free event features food, beverages, and a kids zone.
• 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.
• A four-week series of beginner line dance classes will be 7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 9 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. All ages and beginner skill levels are invited. Cost is $20 a person. More information: call Pat at 803-980-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Learn to Draw with Bradley Sabelli will be offered 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays Sept. 12-Oct. 17 at Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill. Cost is $54. Pre-registration is required. To register visit the center, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
• A new children’s book club, the OWL (Our Wee Literature) Book Club, for early readers debuts 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill with author Tameka Fryer Brown and her book “My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood.”
Free with general admission and to museum members. To register, call 803-327-6400.
• The Rock Hill Civitan Club will have its annual Family and Friends Picnic, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer Park. Barbecue from Kickin' Pig will be served with homemade desserts. Members of the Chester Civitan Club will attend. For information about the club, call 803-366-9896.
• York Shag Club will host a pre-SOS dance Saturday at Checkers, 1685 Katy Lane, Fort Mill. There will be door prizes and free food. Summie Davidson will dee jay. Admission is $5 members, $7 guests. For information, contact Jeanne Neely 803-366-6280.
• Clover Woman’s Club Membership Tea will be 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Neel Cyphers home, 811 Belwood Drive. Dues are $20. For directions, call Neel at 803-222-9398.
• Moira Quinn, chief operating officer for Charlotte Center City Partners, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting at River Hills Country Club. To attend, call Anita Rounds at 803-831-8683.
• Local TPA of American Post K will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the End Zone, 2354 Ebenezer Road. For information, call Phyllis at 803-328-1654.
• 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. Thursday at Freedom Temple Ministries, 215 E. Main St. For information, call Sandra Oborokumo at 803-366-2184 or 803-325-2855.
• Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism is coordinating a new adult coed recreation kickball program with games to be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October at Cherry Park.
Teams can have no more than 20 players. Cost is $125 per team. Registration and payment will be taken during business hours at the Cherry Park tower until the of Sept. 13.
For information, visit RockHillRocks.com or call 803-329-5672.
• Adams Chapel AME Church will host the Novant Health Mobile Breast Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 950 W. Main St., Rock Hill.
Mammograms are covered under most insurance plans.
Appointments are not required but recommended by calling 704-384-7226. For information visit novanthealth.org/pink.
• 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.
• Aragon Mill workers from the 1940s-60s will have a reunion 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Northside Baptist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill. Bring a covered-dish, drinks, paper products or ice. Spouse and family members invited.
For information, call June Brewton at 864-445-3400 or Shelvie Howell Faile at 803-475-2210.
• The Northwestern class of 1983 30th class reunion will be Oct. 11-12. Class members who have not been contacted, can visit www.nwhs83.com or email Joni Rohr Walker at email@example.com or call (803) 329-1916.
• 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 NAMI Connection Consumer Support Group for adults with a mental illness meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill.
The family member support group meets 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Hut. Sandra Bush with Catawba Community Mental Health will talk about SSI/SSDI and Medicare/Medicaid benefits.
For information, call 803-610-8174 or visit www.nami.org/sites/NAMIPiedmontTri-County
• The Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill offers a caregiver support group 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill. Open to the community. For information, call Dee Curran at 803-327-7448.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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