Applications are available for the Rock Hill Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The parade will feature lighted floats and units showcasing the “Light up the Night” theme.
Entry deadline is Nov. 1, but entry forms should be returned as soon as possible because a limited number of entries will be accepted. Floats are also available for rent.
Parade entry guidelines and entry forms are available at rockhillrocks.com, at Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road, or by calling 803-329-5645.
For float rental information, call 803-329-5645.
• Lando Days Celebration 2013 will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lando. The event includes a classic car show, train and hay rides, bounce house4, live music, bake sale, hot dog and barbecue plates, vendors and tours of the History Center. For information, call 803-789-6361.
• Olde English Leathernecks, Marine Corps League Detachment 1123, will host a viewing of the documentary of the Battle of Dai Do, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at American Legion Frank Roach, Post 34. Cost is $5.
Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor Recipient, who will be guest of honor at the detachment’s 2013 Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 9. in Rock Hill, will be introduced. He and Jay Vargas both earned the Medal of Honor at this battle in South Vietnam in April-May 1968 and will be featured in this video.
For more information, go to oldeenglishleathernecks.org.
• Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s family movie night Oct. 26 will feature the Halloween classic “Gremlins” at 6 p.m. at Cherry Park soccer field No. 4. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. “Gremlins” is rated PG for scary situations and mild violence.
Dress warmly and bring a blanket or lawn chair for the free event. Concessions available for purchase. For information, call 803-329-5620.
• The third annual Oldies Sock Hop, sponsored by the All Saints Knights of Columbus, will be 7-10 p.m. Friday at the River Hills Marina Pavilion. Frankie the K is the disc jockey. Prizes and gifts baskets will be raffled.
Tickets are $15 and include hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks. Advance ticket sales only. For tickets call, 803-627-4743.
• The ninth annual Rock Hill Senior Expo will be 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 481 Hood Center Road, Rock Hill. The free event is for all seniors, caregivers and health care professionals. There will be refreshments, giveaways and door prizes.
• Agape International Ministries, “The Well,” will host a Zumbathon and Wellness Fair Oct. 5 at 95 Bird St., the former Trinity School, as part of its Cancer Awareness Month events.
Tickets for the Zumbathon are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The Wellness Fair is free. Tickets are available at 135 S. Oakland Ave. or call 803-326-0421 or 803-389-8977.
• The Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Pink Mile Walk will be 9 a.m. Oct 12 beginning at 238 Gadsden St., Chester. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Donations can be made in advance or onsite with proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Donations can be mailed to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (for “Breast Cancer Awareness”), P.O. Box 743, Chester, SC 29706. For information, call Anna S. Boulware at 803-377-4605.
• A benefit ride for Abby’s Hope will be 11 a.m. Saturday beginning at Patti-O Grill in Clover. There is a $15 donation requested for one rider, a $20 donation for two rides and $15 for an extra hand. The ride will make three stops and last bike in will be at 5 p.m.
Proceeds will go to buy a handicap van to transport Abby Nivens, a 10-year-old girl from York who suffers from cerebral palsy. She can’t sit or stand on her own, and she makes weekly visits to doctors in Spartanburg.
For information, call Lori Hoover at 803-448-3098.
• A motorcycle show to benefit veterans will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Quiznos, 636 Crown Pointe Lane, Rock Hill. The event includes raffles, corn hole, door prizes, games for children and best in show. Proceeds go to Dorn Community Living Center.
• The St. Martin de Porres Council of the Knights of Columbus will host a yard sale 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 5 at 1830 Hands Mill Road. Proceeds go to Operation Hope, assisting citizens with intellectual disabilities.
• Eastside Baptist Church will host a community yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, North Jones Avenue, Rock Hill. Spaces are available for $15 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth. Sellers can keep their profits. Proceeds from booth rentals will go to the building fund. For information, call 803-322-3842 or email email@example.com.
• 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. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 185 Blucher Circle.
Hardcover fiction, paperbacks and children’s books will be priced from 50 cents to $2. For information, call 803-981-5837 or go to yclibrary.org.
• Dog Gone Good Time Festival will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Humane Society of York County, at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill.
Fun walk, vendors, pet-themed activities and attractions, entertainment, and music provided by Umbrella Events. The Kidz Zone will include bouncy houses, food and more. All proceeds benefit homeless pets.
To register, go to HumaneSocietyofYorkCounty.org and click the Dog Gone Good Time Festival banner on the homepage. For more information, contact Brenda Gendron at 329-7974.
• Carolina Community Actions Head Start is accepting applications in the Chester area for children ages 3-4 for the 2013-14 program. For information, call 803-581-6854 or visit the center at 2135 Quinn Road, Chester.
• Westminster Catawba Christian School will host an open house Oct. 2 for grades K3-fifth grade at 9 a.m. at the Westminster Campus, 1310 India Hook Road and for grades six-12 at 1 p.m. at the Catawba Campus, 2650 India Hook Road, Rock Hill.
Faculty, parents and students will be on hand to talk with prospective families.
• The Newcomers of York County monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Hospice and Community Care Center, Rock Hill, features fall gardening with Clemson extension agent Paul Thompson.
Lunch is $10. RSVP to Debi at 803-712-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to all York County women residents. For information, go to newcomersofyorkcounty.org.
• The Tega Cay Beautification Committee will have workdays at the Living Memorial Garden 9-11 a.m. Wednesday and Oct. 15. New members and volunteers are needed. For information, email email@example.com or call Kline at 704-287-7432.
• Chester County 4-H is offering three “Science on the Move” workshops on 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Clemson Extension Service Office, 109 Ella St. Open to extension agents, volunteers, parents and teachers.
Workshops offered include “Science Trailer,” Robotics for Anyone” and “Rocketry on a Dime.” Cost is $15 for materials and lunch and $5 for materials only. Registration due Friday by contacting Robin Currence firstname.lastname@example.org indicate if you want lunch.
• Strike Back Self Defense for Women and Children is conducting an eight-hour self-defense class for women at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. Classes will meet 9-11 a.m. Sept. 30, and Oct. 2, 7 and 9.
Women of any age are welcome. Class is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is Friday. Register 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the center. For information, call 803-684-3742 or email email@example.com.
• Safe Boating Course by the Catawba Sail & Power Squadron will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Driving 911, 2000 S.C. 160 W., Fort Mill, near Towne Tavern.
The one-day class with an exam yields a certificate to qualify for a discount from most boat insurance companies, meets North Carolina’s law for under-26 boater education to legally drive a boat and qualifies teens 13-16 to operate a personal watercraft.
For information, call Gene Stutz at 803-831-8252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Van Blarcom at 803-548-5362 or email email@example.com. Cost of the manual is $35, which can be shared. The class is free. Lunch can be provided for $5.
• The Rock Hill Youth Council’s Grant Program will award grants of up to $500 to youth-led projects. Projects may range from helping organizations that have special needs to planning and hosting fun or recreational events for youth.
An application workshop will be 6-7 p.m. Oct. 16 in room 272 at City Hall. Attendance is not required to submit a grant. Program description and applications are available from the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office, Room 390 or go to rockhillrocks.com. Deadline is Nov. 8.
For information, call Patti Panetti at 803-329-5625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
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.
• Emmett Scott High class of 1959 will meet at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill. For information, call Bleaker Blake at 803-328-1720 or Sarah Jones Marshall at 803-328-0777.
• The 21st annual Brakefield/Breakfield family reunion will be 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Armenia United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 2840 Armenia Road, Chester. Worship services are 9:30 a.m. for those who would like to attend. All members of the Brakefield/Breakfield family in York and Chester counties are invited. Bring a covered dish.
• The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School alumni will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at 2085 Cavendale Drive, Rock Hill. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793. A cookout will be after the meeting.
• The Finley High School Class of 1964 will meet at noon Saturday at Golden Corral, 1031 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, to plan the 50th reunion. 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 Northwestern Class of 1983 30th reunion will be Oct.11-12. For information, go to nwhs83.com, email Joni Rohr Walker at email@example.com or call 803-329-1916.
• The Rock Hill High School Class of 1954 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road.
• NAMI Piedmont Tri-County Connection Support Group for adults who experience mental illness will be 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at The Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. For information, call NAMI at 803-802-4484.
• Safe Passage in Rock Hill will host a weekly sexual assault survivors support group from 6-7 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 from 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. 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 the month in the Women’s Center auditorium at Piedmont Medical Center.
• Hospice & Community Care will host a Pet Grief Support Group 5:30-6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, 2275 India Hook Road Rock Hill. For information or to register, call 803-329-1500 or 803-895-2273.
• 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 803-731-9823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
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