Anne Springs Close Greenway will host Fiddle ’n Pig Shindig, a bluegrass festival and barbecue competition, Sept. 20-21.
Registration deadline for barbecue teams is Sept. 16. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and prizes range from $75 to $1,500.
The two-day event begins Sept. 20 with the “Anything Butt” competition – a chicken wing contest and sampling for visitors, as cook teams begin their overnight cooking.
Barbecue tastings begin mid-day Sept. 21, with teams serving up Boston butts and barbecue spare ribs for visitors and judges.
Teams will be provided 10 eight-pound Boston butts and/or ten racks of spare ribs. Entry fee is $150 for the Boston butt competition and $125 for the spare ribs showdown. The chicken wings contest is $15, and teams must provide their own wings.
For information, rules or registration, go to ascgreenway.org.
• Clover Police Department is hosting “ Sept. 11 – A Day of Service and Remembrance Memorial Service,” 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clover High School Auditorium.
Speakers include SC Adjutant General Retired Stan Spears, Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Medlin, York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood.
Military and emergency vehicles will be on display in the parking lot at 6 p.m.
• “Easy Herbs” will be the topic of September’s First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave.
Sandie Fenton, an herbs expert, will discuss how and when to grow various herbs as well as their uses in cooking. Fenton, a master gardener since 2003, has been a member of the Charlotte Herb Guild for 20 years.
The program is free and open to the public.
• The Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Happy Travelers will go see “Almost Heaven” Oct. 24 at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, Va.
The show highlights John Denver’s music from the late 60’s and early 70’s
Cost is $85, which includes motor coach transportation, dinner and the show.
A registration fee of $25 is required by September 30. Space is limited.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 from this tournament 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 visit centralcityoptimist.org.
• 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.
• Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church will host a chicken stew and hot dog plate sale, yard and bake sale and silent auction beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church, 4619 Pleasant Church Road, Chester.
Entertainment will be by Knox Station and 7th Heaven.
To place orders, call 803-581-0605. Eat-in or take-out available.
• Antioch United Methodist Church will have its annual Country Store and Craft sale 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at the church on Rambo Road, Rock Hill.
Featured items are jams, jellies, chow-chows, salsas, fresh flower arrangements, baked goods, fall wreaths and crafts. Breakfast items will be available for sale. For information, call Raquel at 803-324-5720.
• The Rock Hill Dream Center 5K, a benefit run to help raise money and awareness for the Rock Hill Dream Center, will be 9 a.m. Oct. 12.
Register for the run at active.com.
• A Pink Golf Event will be Oct. 14 at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Sun City. The proceeds benefit the Breast Screening Source of York County, serving Lancaster, York and Chester Counties, providing financial assistance for mammograms and diagnostic screening for the uninsured and underinsured.
The nine-hole scramble begins with check-in at 1 p.m.
Prizes are included for winning teams, closest to the line and best-dressed foursome. A hole-in-one prize will be awarded, also. Complimentary happy hour after gold.
Registration forms are available at breastscreeningyc.org or at the Pro Shop at Sun City Golf Course, or contact Marilyn Navarro at 803-802-4773.
• The second annual Butts and Bluegrass Festival will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 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.
• A yard sale for Abby’s Hope will be Sept. 14 in the old cleaners parking lot on South Congress Street in York.
Proceeds go toward buying 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.
In addition, a benefit ride is also planned for Abby at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 beginning at Patti-O Grill in Clover. There is a $15 donation requested for one rider, a $20 donation for two riders and $15 for an extra hand. The ride will make three stops, and last bike in will be at 5 p.m.
To make a donation to the yard sale, or for information on either of the events, call Lori Hoover at 803-448-3098.
• The York Cougar Band shrimp fry will be 3-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 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.
Proceeds will pay for band trips and travel. The next scheduled trip is to New York in the spring.
• The final concert of 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 Tuesday by calling 803-366-1189.
• AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Registration is required by calling Debbie at 803-547-5543 or Donald Hunt at 803-329-4405.
A second class will be 9 a.m-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Charlotte Avenue YMCA, Rock Hill. To register contact Chris Gross at 803-329-8253 or the YMCA at 803-329-9622.
Participants get certificates that may reduce the insurance rate on collision and liability coverage. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members.
• A “How to Start A Small Business” workshop will be Tuesday at the Winthrop University College of Business in the Thurmond Building, room 208.
The workshop includes the basics of development of a business plan, anticipated expense and projected income. Cost is $25. Materials provided. For information, call 803-323-2283 or register at www.eventbrite.com/event/7397093907
• A four-week series of beginner line dance classes will be 7:30 p.m. beginning Monday 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.
• Fall Extravaganza, a celebration of autumn and the Christmas season, will be 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 5 at Woman’s Club of Rock Hill at 607 Aiken Ave. Handmade arts, crafts and baked goods by members will be for sale along with seasonal items and plants by local vendors.
Admission is $2 per person and includes a drink and apple or pumpkin muffin. For more information, call Vicky at 803-366-9027 or Darlene at 803-322-8281.
The club also will offer a deco mesh wreath class at 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Cost is $35. Light lunch will be provided. For information, call Vicky Goodbar at 803-366-9027 or email email@example.com.
• Rock Hill Shag Club will host its “Touchdown” dance at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at Celebrations at Ramada Inn with deejay Tim Boggs.
Admission is free for members and $5 guests. For information, call Candy Long at 803-324-8756.
• 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 deejay.
Admission is $5 members, $7 guests. For information, contact Jeanne Neely at 803-366-6280.
• The Carolina Accordion and Banjo Society will meet 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Jonathan’s, 10630 Independence Point Parkway, Charlotte. For information, call Kathy at 803-230-1571.
• The Col. William Bratton Chapter of the South Carolina Society – Sons of the American Revolution will meet 10 a.m. Sept. 14 Fort Mill VFW Post 9138, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill
Keith “Little Bear” Brown will discuss the Catawba Nation and their role in the American Revolution.
The meeting is open to guests, family members and anyone interested in researching their ancestral lineage.
• The York County Marine Corp League’s local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill.
The league consists of Marine veterans, retired Marines, and associates. For information, call Don Hicks at 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.
• The Rock Hill Area Senior Sports Classic, Sept. 23-27, offers an opportunity for seniors to compete in horseshoes, golf, bowling, basketball, spot shooting, bocce, shuffleboard and the corn hole toss.
The Senior Sports Classic is open to everyone age 50 and older. Events take place at Boyd Hill Center and other locations.
In conjunction with the Sports Classic, there will be a free health fair, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 26 at Boyd Hill Center.
Registration is required for participation in the sports events only. The fee is $15 and the deadline to register is Friday. The registration fee includes two lunches and a t-shirt. Some additional fees apply for bowling and golf events.
For information or to register, contact Carolyn Snyder or get a registration form from City Hall, Room 390.
• 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 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, and //assisting in //follow-ups, publicity and marketing, and various other jobs at the shelter.
• The Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 will meet for its monthly birthday fellowship dinner 5:30 p.m. Monday at Ruby Tuesday’s.
• The Rock Hill High class of 1959 will have its monthly meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral. All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.
• The former employees of US Plywood, Champion, and Georgia Pacific at the Catawba Plant will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Golden Corral in Rock Hill. Spouses and friends are welcome.
• The annual Hudson Reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Armenia United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Lowrys. Bring a well-filled picnic basket and tea.
• The descendants of John Dunlap and Mary Elizabeth Jones Dunlap will have their annual reunion 1 p.m. Sunday at Antioch United Methodist Church, 1671 West S.C. 324. Please bring a covered dish.
• 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 or drinks. 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 go to nwhs83.com or email Joni Rohr Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-329-1916.
• The NAMI Connection family member support group meets 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill. Sandra Bush with Catawba Community Mental Health will talk about SSI/SSDI and Medicare/Medicaid benefits.
For information, call 803-610-8174 or go to nami.org/sites/NAMIPiedmontTri-County
• 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 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.
at 803-731-9823 or email email@example.com.
• The 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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