October’s four-week Fall Frolic offers outdoor family fun each weekend at Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, featuring horse and wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch and children’s activities. Visitors can kayak on Lake Haigler or mine for gems in Steele Creek.
Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $12, and $8 for Greenway members. Children age 4 and younger get in free.
The 2,100-acre nature preserve also offers 40 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
For information, please visit: www.ascgreenway.org.
• Lando Days Celebration 2013 will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Lando. The event includes a classic car show, train and hay rides, bounce house, live music, bake sale, hot dog and barbecue plates, vendors and tours of the History Center. For information, call 803-789-6361.
• The Fort Mill History Museum will host “Art on Main” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Fort Mill. Art on Main is a juried fine art and master craft festival that was first held in 2006.
Artists and craftsmen will exhibit hand-crafted pottery, unique woodturnings, exquisite paintings, Sweetgrass Gullah baskets, amazing photography, jewelry, woven rugs and more.
In addition there will be entertainment and children’s activities,
• The Catawba chapter of Prisoner of War survivors will present a historic flag with the names of 31 prisoners of war from York, Chester and Lancaster counties to the Lancaster County Historical Museum at 1 p.m. Oct. 19.
The flag will be presented by Kathleen Cooper, whose late husband, James, was a POW during World War II.
Open to the public. The museum is in the restored former county courthouse at 104 Main St., Lancaster.
• 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. Friday 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.
• 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 Saturday 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.
• 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.
• A Fall Extravaganza will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Woman’s Club of Rock Hill 607 Aiken Ave. Autumn and Christmas items will be featured. Club members and local vendors will have handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, seasonal items and plants for sale. For information call Darlene at 803-322-8281 or Vicky at 803-366-9027.
• Family Trust Federal Credit Union will celebrate five years of serving the Clover community from Monday-Friday.
The weeklong celebration will include daily giveaways and a hot dog lunch for members and business partners. The Clover office opened in September 2008.
• 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.
• The St. Martin de Porres Council of the Knights of Columbus will host a yard sale 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at 1830 Hands Mill Road. Proceeds go to Operation Hope, assisting citizens with intellectual disabilities.
• Jim Garrett and the Popcorn Sippers will perform at Allison Creek Bluegrass 7 p.m. Thursday at the Allison Creek Church, S.C. 274, York.
Garrett has been performing music for more than 50 years and plays lead and acoustic guitar, lead and backup vocals.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30. The family-friendly event has no cover charge. For information, visit www.allisoncreekbluegrass.com.
• Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday at Hickory Grove Park, 1025 Wilkerson St., Hickory Grove. Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
• The Salvation Army will be scheduling appointments for the 2013 Angel Tree Program 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday.
Call 803-324-5141 or visit the office to schedule an appointment and get a list of items you must bring to qualify for assistance
• 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 Wednesday 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.
• York Shag Club will have its October party 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at its new location at Twin Rivers Restaurant, 5301 Hwy. 557, Lake Wylie. Betty Brown will host.
Admission if $5, members; $7 guests. for information, call Jeanne Neely at803-366-6280.
• Rock Hill Toastmasters will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 15 in the Westminster Health Center Garden Room. Guests are welcome.
• 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.
• TPA of America Post K will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pier 51, Rock Hill. The organization sponsors children’s safety programs and a hearing-impaired scholarship. For information, call Phyllis at 803-328-1654.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 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 Old Zion St. Paul Halsellville Cemetery Association will meet 9 a.m. Saturday at the Old Zion church site, 2231 West End Road, Chester. Those with loved ones buried there or interested in restoring and preserving the site are encouraged to attend.
For information, call Jannie Price-Woods at 803-581-1545 or Eumon Chisholm, Jr. at 803-377-8325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jedwardwright@gmail.com
• The Robinson/Gladden family reunion committee will meet 3 p.m. Saturday at 2170 Neelys Creek Road, Rock Hill to finalize plans for the reunion on Oct 13.
For information, contact Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547, Robert Robinson at 803-328-8759 or Lucille Robinson Hooper at 803-789-5335.
• The Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 birthday fellowship dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at OutBack, Rock Hill.
• NAMI Piedmont Tri-County Connection Support Group for adults who experience mental illness will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. For information, call NAMI at 803-802-4484.
• The Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill offers a caregiver support group 1 p.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave. For information, call Dee Curran at 803-327-7448.
• Safe Passage in Rock Hill will host a weekly sexual assault survivors support group from 6-7 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.
• 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 email@example.com.
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