Winthrop Eagle Club will host “Paws & Eagle Claws,” a fundraiser and membership drive, 8:30 a.m. Saturday next to the Winthrop Ballpark.
There will be dog contests for Best Eagle Fan Dog, best costume and pet/owner look alike. Winthrop President Jayne Comstock, her husband Larry and dog Cocoa will attend.
The event will feature vendors, K-9 demonstration and pet adoption. Participants will get a gift bag, T-shirt and bandanna.
Preregistration is $20 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog. Registration is $25 on the day of the event. For registration, visit www.winthropeagles.com.
• Old Town Market – Rock Hill’s only all-local farmers market – will open for two special markets from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 21 inside the Old Town Market Hall, 121 Caldwell Street, behind Millstone Pizza and Taphouse. Admission is free.
These special fall markets will feature seasonal produce, pastured meats, goat cheeses, and a variety of handmade works by local artisans. Pickles Da Clown will also be there selling balloon creatures, glitter tattoos and face paintings, and there will be a strolling magician.
MasterCard and Visa will be accepted at the market’s information table in exchange for Old Town Market Money that can be spent with any vendor.
For information about Old Town Market, visit the website: onlyinoldtown.com/market.
• Historic Rock Hill presents “The White Home After Dark” 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the White Home, 258 E. White St. The event includes ghost tales, tours and hot cider.
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• The fifth annual Richburg Fall Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Richburg Town Park, 116 N. Main St. The event includes food and craft vendors, children’s amusements and live music. Vendors and exhibitors are welcome.
For more information, call the Richburg Town Hall at 803-789-5484 or Tommy McMinn at 803-374-7222 or go to greaterrichburgsc.com to download a vendor application.
• “Celebrating the Harvest” fall festival and concert will be Friday at Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
The festival will be 6:30pm-7:30 pm with the concert from 7:30-8:30pm
Festival admission is $1 and includes 5 tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased. The concert is free but a donations of canned goods is suggested.
• The Highland Ruritan Club will sponsor a Fall Carnival 6 p.m. Friday at the Lowrys Community Center, 2266 Old York Road, Chester. The event features games for all ages, plinko, go fishing, pick up ducks, football throw, pony rides, bull riding, bingo, cake walk and more.
Admission is adults, $2 (includes a door prize ticket); Children, $1 (includes 10 games tickets). Additional tickets are 25 cents. Hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and drinks will be sold at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Chester Food Pantry and a needy family in the community. For information contact Jane Ellen Cameron at 803-377-3787.
• The Memory Lane Cruisers of Lancaster will have its last cruise-in of the year, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Barry’s Classic Grille, 683 Highway 9 By-Pass East.
The event includes door prizes, trick or treating for children, a costume contest with a $25 prizes for best children and adult costumes, trophies to those who register their cars for Manager’s Favorite and People’s Choice. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors are invited to participate.
• Catawba Baptist Church will host a fall festival 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 1450 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. The event includes inflatables, games, rides, food, music and car show. If possible, bring a canned good for the food pantry. Trunk or Treat will be 5 p.m. Oct 31 in the back parking lot. Both events are free.
• The 35th annual Great Pumpkin 5K race and fun run, sponsored by the Rock Hill Striders, will be 9 a.m. Saturday 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 Pilgrims’ s Inn.
Register at active.com or mail to Rock Hill Striders, P.O. Box 751, Fort Mill SC 29716.
• The York Parks and Recreation Department will host the Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt and Hayride 6 p.m. Thursday at the York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St. Bring flashlights.
Pumpkin Painting will be 4 p.m. Friday at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane. Materials provided.
• The grand opening of the Rock Hill Outdoor Center Greens, a new recreation venue at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center at Riverwalk, will be 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The event will feature a variety of free play games and activities for individuals and families including parachute games, a Frisbee zone, corn hole, group games, disc golf, bocce, a reading corner and other activities.
The event is free. Chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. The event will be held rain or shine. Call 803- 329-5620 for more details.
The event will feature performances by the Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir, WUVOP Liturgical Prayzers, past winners, and six students who will be judged on vocal ability, stage presence , and creativity.
Tickets are $2 students and $5 public. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life to assist with the fight against cancer.
For information, contact Austin Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-251-5042.
• The Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will partner this month to present an original production about the history and values of scouting.
“A Century of Honor” commemorates the 100-year relationship between the Church and the BSA and will be staged in the Church’s Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The event will be streamed live at 9 p.m. at scouts100.lds.org, where it will also be available for later viewing. Locally, it will be broadcast 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,1883 Saluda Road, Rock Hill.
• The inaugural Sharon Golf Cart Rally will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday in Sharon at Stone’s Body Shop and surrounding businesses. After the rally, a Golf Cart Party will be 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
The Historic Hill Mercantile also will celebrate its 100th anniversary from noon-6 p.m
The rally, which has a Poker Run theme, is expected to host 100 golf carts. Entry fee is $10 per cart.
For information on the rally, contact Scott Stone at 803-209-4443. For information on the Historic Hill Mercantile celebration, call John T. Carter at 803-927-0105
• St. John’s United Methodist Church will host it’s fall festival, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church on Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill.
The event features more than 50 vendors selling baskets, jewelry, pottery, holiday items, home decor, bake sale, more. Homemade soup and cornbread will be served for lunch. Proceeds to missions.
• St. Vincent de Paul Society will host its 12th annual Fall Festival and Halloween carnival, 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the St. Anne Catholic Church parish life center, 1694 Bird St, Rock Hill.
Actvities include games, a haunted house, costume contest, crafts, silent auction, bake sale and spaghetti supper. Contest registration at 5 p.m.
• First Presbyterian Church at East Main and Saluda streets in Rock Hill will have a bazaar, yard sale and bake sale 3-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Hot dog plates will be served Friday and breakfast biscuits Saturday.
Items for sale will include craft items, inside and outdoor furniture, household items and appliances, yard equipment, baked goods, and holiday decorations. Donations of gently used items can be brought to the church prior to the sale. For more information call Sallie at 803-328-2467. Proceeds will go to church projects.
• Covenant Presbyterian Men of the Church will be selling barbecue 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church at the corner of Mount Gallant and Celanese roads. Plates with half pound of pork, slaw, beans and bread are $7, pounds, $10 and sandwiches, $4. Call 803-366-8223 to reserve your order. Pick up at the church fellowship hall.
• “Fighting for Grayson” benefit, 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Mill Moose Lodge, 1676 Harris St. with entertainment, pool tournament, bounce house and a hay ride at 4 p.m. Hot dog plates will be $6.
Proceeds go to help pay medical bills for Grayson Craig, who was diagnosed with Lymphoma in August.
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Alpha Omega Chapter of Rock Hill, will host a Cancer Awareness Luncheon in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at noon Saturday in the Richard E. Sandifer Family Life Center of Boyd Hill Baptist Church, 315 Glenn St.
The theme is “Pink Rocks!” Dr. Mary Lindsay-Barber with Novant Child and Adolescent Medical Group will speak. The luncheon honors cancer survivors in the community. Cost is $15. Advance tickets only.
For tickets or information, contact Shari Means at 803-622-7186 or Janelle Morris at 803-412-6622.
• The Old Town Zombie Crawl certified 5K and fun run will be 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Rock Hill. Registration is $35 to run as a human and $40 as zombie.
A zombie “survivor party” will be after the race and feature music by the Honest Tradition, Old Sun, Motel Glory and Truckstop Preachers. There will be food and beverage vendors, games, zombie makeovers and pageants and zombie weddings.
To register, go to oldtownzombiecrawl.com. Proceeds benefit the Heart 2 Heart Foundation.
• El Bethel United Methodist Church Women will host a Chinese Auction Oct. 26 at the church, U.S. 21, Fort Lawn. Doors will open at 10 a.m.; drawing 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for 20. Proceeds will be used for missions. For more information call 803-872-4807 or 803-872-4814.
• The Northwestern High School Trojan Booster Club will be selling barbecue plates at 5:30 p.m. Friday before the Northwestern-York football game. Plates are $8 and include barbecue, bun, chips and slaw. Drinks and desserts available. Proceeds benefit all athletic programs at the school. For information or to pre-purchase, contact Bruce Hodge at 803-554-2000 or the Northwestern Athletic Department at 803-981-1989.
• The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in Robinson Hall at First A.R.P. Church, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill.
Mike Bedenbaugh, executive director of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak. Open to the public.
• Henry’s Knob Group of the Sierra Club will have a special meeting on “South Carolina Saying No to Becoming a Waste Colony” 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Center. Stewart Avenue, Rock Hill. Open to the community. Refreshments served.
• The Vintage Club dinner meeting will be Oct. 30 at the Phil Glennon Community Center in Tega Cay. Cocktails begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner at 7. Cost is $22.
• The Newcomers Club of York County monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov.13 at Applied Technology Center, 2399 W. Main St., featuring the culinary talents of the students. Lunch is $10. RSVP to Debi at 803-712-7276.
• The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster, and Chester counties is seeking youth ages 5-19 to participate in the 4-H/FFA swine project and the 2014 Show and Sale.
Participants will get a feeder pig in January, raise it for about three months and show the finished hog at the Annual Livestock Show and Sale. Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered FFA member in the Clover or York FFA Chapter to participate.
This is a United Way of York County-sponsored project. The Bank of York sponsors Grand and Reserve Champion Prizes and the York County Farm Bureau awards special prizes to show participants.
Registration deadline is Dec. 1. For details, call the York office at 803-684-9919 ext. 113 or the Chester office at 803-385-6181 ext. 113.
A free workshop for first-time homebuyers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the City of Rock Hill’s Housing & Neighborhood Services office on Johnston.
“Home-Buying Made Easy” is sponsored by Family Trust Federal Credit Union and The Housing Development Corp. of Rock Hill. Kim Gillette, a Family Trust mortgage loan originator, will explain how to qualify for a mortgage, the types of loans, the differences between fixed and adjustable rates, and how to apply.
Participants also will learn about the Housing Development Corp.’s First-Time Homebuyer’s Program.
The workshop is part of Family Trust’s “Know Your Dough,” a series of free money-management workshops.
Register at familytrust.org/knowyourdough or call James Sheedy at 326-2187.
• A workshop on “How to Start A Small Business” will be 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12 in room 208 of the College of Business (Thurmond Building) at Winthrop University.
• The Tega Cay Beautification Committee will host a free garden class on winter bird sanctuaries at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 28 in the lower level meeting room of the Glennon Community Center,15083 Molokai Drive. Light refreshments served. For information, email Jennifer Stalford at email@example.com or call Kline Whitehead at 704-287-7432.
• AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 31 at Cox’s Harley Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill.
Participants get certificates at the end of the class that may reduce the insurance rate on collision and liability coverage.
Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required.
For information or to register call Gerald Hensley at 803-789-5810 or Donald Hunt at 803-329-4405.
• Agape Hospice will have a volunteer orientation at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1326 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill. For information, call 803-329-4544.
• 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.
• Rock Hill High School class of 1954 will mee et 1 p.m. Thursday at the Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Classmates, family and friends are invited.
• The Celanese Bobbin Stores reunion will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Mayflower Restaurant, 2124 Celanese Road, Rock Hill. For information, call Mamie Brady at 803-328-1357.
• The York High School class of 1973 will have its 40th class reunion Nov. 8-10.
For information, call Gary Farris at 803-684-4361, Pam Neil Perkins at 803-818-5304 or Lily Landstreet Duncan at 803-467-0867.
• Northwestern/Rock Hill High class of 1973 40th reunion, 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 28 at Hilton Garden Inn. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP by Nov. 20. Semi-formal dress. For information, call Debra at 803-517-0160, Brenda at 803-412-0327, Sandra at 803-370-0673, Betty at 704-281-7024 or Margaret at 803-367-3928.
• The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School Alumni will meet 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson’s Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.
• 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 to 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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