The 35th annual Great Pumpkin 5K race and fun run, sponsored by the Rock Hill Striders, will be 9 a.m. Oct. 26 beginning at Dinkins Center at Winthrop University. The fun run begins at 9:45 a.m.
Registration is from 7:30-8:45 am. Registration is capped at 150 runners. Cost is $30 by Oct. 23, $35 on race day, and includes T-shirt. Fun run is free. T-shirts available for $10. Proceeds will go to Pilgrim’s Inn.
Register at active.com or mail to Rock Hill Striders, P.O. Box 751, Fort Mill SC 29716.
• Cory Heaton, Clemson Extension wildlife and natural resources agent for York, Chester and Lancaster counties, will discuss how homeowners can cope with a growing population of feral hogs and other nuisance wildlife at the First Friday in the Garden program, 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave.
The programs are a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
• Splash, Dash ’N’ Bash, a non-competitive swim and walk/run for ages 7-14, will be 9 a.m. Oct. 12, with registration at First ARP Church, 201 E. White St. in Rock Hill, at 8 a.m.
At 10 a.m., staff-guided outdoor activities including hula hoops, soccer balls and a short relay will be offered for school-aged children with mental and physical disabilities.
Pre-registration or race day registration between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. at the church is required. Registration forms are available at the church office. Shuttles will take participants and visitors to and from the church to the YMCA. All participants will get awards and be registered to win grand prize drawings.
A free post-race Bash with refreshments, bounce castles, basketball in the gym and other activities is open to all youth ages 14 and younger and special needs friends of all ages. Cost is $10, pre-registration; $15, race day registration. For information, call 803-327-2009.
• Rock Hill Army National Guard Car and Truck Show, sponsored by Rock Hill Cruisers, will be 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at 126 Museum Road. Awards presented at 2:30 p.m. All car clubs welcome.
Registration is $20 to benefit the 178th Engineering Battalion Family Readiness Group. The event includes military displays, vendors and a barbecue lunch, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and soft drinks provided by Temple Baptist Church.
• York County Natural Gas Authority will host Fan Appreciation Day, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the authority’s offices on West Main Street, Rock Hill. Kickin’ Pig will cater a free barbecue lunch. The event includes vendors, Natural Gas Vehicles, food samples from the patio grill, a visit with SC811 Diggity Dog and Big Stuff from Winthrop and hourly prizes. Register for the Broilmaster Grill grand prize in the showroom.
• New Hope Baptist Church will have a barbecue, bake sale and free yard sale, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the church, 875 Neely’s Creek Road, Rock Hill.
Barbecue will sold until it runs out. Proceeds go to help children at Christmas.
• 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.
• The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Oct. 12 at the Winthrop University Coliseum in Rock Hill. Nearly 600 people are expected to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease during the two-mile walk. Start or join a team at alz.org/walk/sc or call 800-272-3900.
• New Vision Freewill Baptist Church Master’s Men Group will host a barbecue, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2563 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill. Plates are $7.50 and pounds, $9.50. For information on business delivery, call 803-417-2917. Proceeds to the building fund.
• Rock Hill Cowboy Mom’s second annual breast cancer awareness powder puff football game will be 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Rock Hill District Three stadium, 211 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill. There will be a bake sale at 3 p.m. sponsored by the Northwestern High School Junior Civitans. A Bath and Body Works gift card will be raffled at 6 p.m. Proceeds go the Angela’s Angel Susan G. Komen Foundation. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• Super Hero 5K and fun run, sponsored by Lake Wylie Anytime Fitness, will be 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12 to benefit Lake Wylie Children’s Charity.
Registration is $25, 5K, and $10, fun run. Register at Anytime Fitness, 131 Evergreen Road or at active.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. 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.
• York Shag Club will have its October party 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at its new location at Twin Rivers Restaurant, 5301 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie. Betty Brown will host. Admission is $5 members, $7 guests. For information, call Jeanne Neely at 803-366-6280.
• The York County Marine Corps League’s local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. The league consists of Marine veterans, retired Marines, and associates. Tickets are on sale for the Nov. 9 Marine Corps Birthday Ball. For information, contact Don Hicks at 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.
• “Affordable Care Act – How will it affect you?” an overview, patient and provider perspective, sponsored by American Association of University Women, will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Whitton Auditorium in Carroll Hall at Winthrop University. The program will be led by Dr. Keith Benson, associate professor, health care management, and a panel of senior health care management students.
• The Arts Council of Chester County will host a reflexology class 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts Council Building located in downtown Chester at 123 Main Street. Barbara Denny, a certified herbalist, will lead to class to learn how to work the feet for healing. Students will get a full-size reflexology salve, an information packet, and a foot chart. Bring a friend or family member to work together.
Cost is $30, arts council member, and $35, non-member. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline is Monday. Refreshments welcome, but optional. To register, call 803-581-2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• St. John’s United Methodist Church will offer a four-week series of beginner line dance classes 7 p.m. beginning Monday at the church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. All ages and beginner skill levels are invited. Cost is $20. Ongoing line dance classes are 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $20 a month, start anytime. For information: call Pat at 803-980-4000 or email email@example.com.
• Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill will offer the following two art classes. Call the center at 329-5645 to check availability. Register at the center 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Introduction to Figure Drawing with Bradley Sabelli, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 5. Cost, $54. Acrylics with Bradley Sabelli, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Oct. 24-Dec. 6. Cost, $54.
• Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, will offer the following classes and events. Pre-registration for classes is required. Call 803-329-5661 or drop by the center to register.
“Celebrating the Harvest” Fall Festival and Concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Festival admission $1 and includes 5 tickets; additional tickets may be purchased at the event. Concert: free (donation of a canned good is suggested).
Music, games, prizes, entertainment. Events catered to the community.
S.T.E.P. (Striving to Educate and Prepare), 5-7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Free. Registration is required; space is limited.
Good News Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free.
Advanced Seniorcise, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Cost is $10 per class. Led by Odessa Richardson.
Zumba with Tressa Waters, 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $10 per month.
Youth Basketball Registration, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Free for youth ages 6-13.
SWP (Sisters with Purpose), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence): 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 19 to encourage males ages 8-17 to reach their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally.
CRAVE After school program: 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration fee, $63; weekly program fee, $21.
• The following classes and events will be offered at Boyd Hill Recreation Center, 1165 Constitution Blvd., Rock Hill. Pre-registration for classes is required. Call 803-329-5652 or drop by the center to register.
Open Gym: 2:30-5:30 Monday-Thursday, ages 17 and younger; 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, ages 18 and older; 2:30-5 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, all ages. No evening play Monday or Wednesday. Free.
Porcelain Doll Making, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 14-Nov. 18. Cost is $5 and doesn’t include supplies.
Golden Girls, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19 for ages 55 and older. Cost is $5. Students bring projects to work on in a group setting.
Crafts and Ceramics, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20. Cost is $5 and doesn’t include supplies.
Anything Goes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 21. Cost is $5 and doesn’t include supplies. Bring in a project and work in a group setting.
Virtue Class, 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays for ages 11-17 and Wednesdays for ages 4-10 through Dec. 4. Free.
Youth Basketball, 5:15-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 14-Dec. 11. Free for ages 8-14.
SCOPE Homework and Tutoring Program, 4-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Nov. 21. Free for ages 6-12.
Adult Line Dance, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Cost is $2 per class.
Pickleball, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 19. No meetings Oct. 31 and Dec. 5. Free for adult players. Equipment is available at the center.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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. Monday at Outback, Rock Hill.
• The Rock Hill High class of 1959 will meet for lunch and fellowship at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral. Classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.
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