• Paws in the Park will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday 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. Local agencies will have dogs available for adoption.
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.
• Anne Springs Close Greenway will host Fiddle ’n Pig Shindig, a bluegrass festival and barbecue competition, Friday-Saturday.
Registration deadline for barbecue teams is Monday. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and prizes range from $75 to $1,500.
The two-day event begins Friday 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 Saturday, 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 10 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.
• Safe Kids York County and Fred Caldwell Chevrolet will host a free car seat check, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the dealership, 974 Bethel St., Clover. Free hot dogs and drinks.
Safe Kids also will host a child passenger safety technician class, 8:30-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St. Cost is $75.
To register, go to cert.safekids.org/beatech/registerforacourse.aspx.
• A casting call for an independent film, “Color Me Muslim,” directed by Rasheem Pugh will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
Bring a photo ID. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
For information, call 980-986-8640 or 803-280-3562 or visit www.colormemuslimthemovie.com
• The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Oct. 12 at the Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill. Nearly 600 people from York County are expected at the two-mile walk to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease
To join a team visit alz.org/walk/sc or 1-800-272-3900.
• Antioch United Methodist Church will have its annual Country Store and Craft Sale 8 a.m. Saturday 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.
• Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Women Build program third annual Tiaras and Toolboxes Fundraiser Gala will be 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Magnolia Room in Laurel Creek.
The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a live and silent auction, door prizes, and a presentation from volunteers and homeowners.
Tickets are $40. For tickets visit www.yorkcountyhabitat.org. To purchase a table, contact Crystal McClung at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-985-9244.
• Epiphany Lutheran Church will host Oktoberfest, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. The event features food, music and vendors.
• Mount Carmel Freewill Baptist Church will have a food drive 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Olympia Family Restaurant, at U.S. 321 and S.C. 5 in York. Free karaoke. For information, call Tammy at 803-628-4111.
• The Professional Business Women’s Association 2013 Candy Cane Market will be Nov. 9 at Baxter Hood Center, Rock Hill.
Vendors with home-crafted items are invited to sell. Deadline to register is Sept. 30. Go to www.yorkcountypbwa.com for vendor forms.
Proceeds go to the PBWA Scholarship fund.
• Friends of the Library will host a book sale at the Lake Wylie branch of the York County Library 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 27 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 at 185 Blucher Circle.
Hardcover fiction, paperbacks and children’s books will be prices from 50 cents to $2 each. For more information, call 803-981-5837 or go to www.yclibrary.org.
• Tirzah ARP Church’s fifth annual Car, Truck & Jeep Show will be Saturday at the church, 6161 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.
Biscuits, coffee and juice will be sold 9-10 a.m. Tony’s barbecue and hot dogs will be sold 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
For information contact Steve Maloney at 803-366-3952.
• A car and bike show will be Saturday and a carnival Saturday and Sept. 22 at the Love’s Travel Stops, Sutton Road at I-77, Fort Mill to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Entry fee for the car and bike show is $5.
• Agape International Ministries will host a benefit concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Well, 135 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill to benefit the Blackmon Road wash house.
Tickets are $10. For information, call the church at 803-329-0222 or 803-327-0892 or email email@example.com.
• Global Mala Yoga for Peace will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at The Cotton Factory, 300 Chatham Ave., Rock Hill. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Sponsored by Synergy Yoga, the event is to raise money for the Isabel Jurado Foundation, founded by Leslie Jurado in honor of her daughter who has Sanfilippo Syndrome, a progressive and terminal metabolic disease.
Registration is $25 and T-shirts are $20. No yoga experience needed to attend.
• Allison Creek Bluegrass presents Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters 7 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274, York. Campbell is a third generation fiddler from Nashville, Tenn.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions are available beginning at 6:30. The family friendly event is free. For information visit allisoncreekbluegrass.com.
• Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism presents an evening of visual and performing arts hosted by the Therapeutic Arts Programming Committee 7 p.m. Saturday at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.
“TAP Into the Arts” will highlight art from area youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Artists will display their works in watercolor and acrylic paintings, photography and pottery. Select items will be for sale. The Praise Dance Troupe will perform at 7:15.
Free and open to the public. For information, contact Wendy Waddle at 803-329-5659.
• Bill Harley, storyteller, musician and children’s author, will present a free concert 2 p.m. Saturday at the York County Library, East Black Street in Rock Hill.
Harley has produced 30 recordings, 10 children’s books, and given thousands of performances nationwide, including past appearances at the Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival.
An author signing will follow the program with Harley’s recordings and books available for purchase, including his new children’s book, “Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year.”
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the concert is recommended for ages 6 to adult. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, call 803-981-5888.
• The Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Tuesday at First Calvary Baptist Church, 228 Lucky Lane, Rock Hill. Volunteers will help distribute food to recipients who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
• The Rock Hill Happy Travelers trip to Shatley Springs, N.C., will be Oct. 2 for a traditional family style country lunch at the Shatley Springs Inn and to buy apples.
Cost is $72, which includes motor coach transportation, meal and gratuity. The full fee is required at registration. Call Katie at 803-329-5626 to check space availability.
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The York County Education Association-Retired will meet 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Fort Mill school district office, 2233 Deerfield Drive. Lashanti Geathers with the Benefits Program in Columbia will talk about updates to state insurance.
• The Rock Hill Civitan Club Awards Night will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mary’s Cafe, Firetower Road. The incoming South Carolina District Gov. David Simpson will install new officers.
For information, call Ella Messer at 803-366-6797 or visit www.rockhillcivitan.org.
• The Catawba Chapter of the DAR will meet at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer Church Parlor, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Deborah Burriss will give the program, “A Family Heirloom.” For information email Judy at Mdm1@comporium.net.
• Keystone board of directors will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Keystone Prevention Center, 1600 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Open to the public.
• York County Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
Fabric designer and author Amanda Murphy, who markets her own pattern line under the Amanda Murphy Design label and has designed several fabric collections, will speak.
• The Western York County branch of the NAACP executive board meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church; regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.
• A planning meeting for Hickory Grove’s 125th celebration will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory Grove Town Hall. Open to the community.
The Tega Cay Beautification Committee will again host a free garden class, “Fall Landscape Care,” at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 23 in the lower level meeting room of the Glennon Community Center at 15083 Molokai Drive. Open to the public.
For information, email Jennifer Stalford at email@example.com or call Kline Whitehead at 704-287-7432.
• A free Alzheimer’s care training workshop by Home Instead Senior Care will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday at David’s Steak & Spirits, 147 Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. The workshop is in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month.
Topics include how to manage behaviors and encourage engagement.
To make a reservation, call Home Instead Senior Care at 803-817-1901.
• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a heart health screening Thursday at the hospital Resource Center, in the Women’s Center. Screening includes risk assessment, blood pressure and EKG. Cost is $39.95. Must be fasting. To register, call 1-877-228-3638.
• York High School class of 1952 reunion will be noon Saturday at Jackson’s Cafeteria, Rock Hill.
• 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 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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