A Tribute to Veterans ceremony will 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Veterans Garden at Glencairn Garden, Edgemont Avenue, Rock Hill. This patriotic program will honor the dedicated men and women of the military.
The American Legion Post 34, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1404, and other local groups will participate. The event is free.
For information, call Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism at 803-329-5620.
• The Decadent Dreams Chocolate Festival & Fall Market will be 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College.
The event features samples of chocolates, chocolate and holiday gift item vendors, and demonstrations by Chef Bou Baker of Clover High School Culinary Arts Department and Chef Suzanne Young with the Applied Technology Center students.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the Rock Hill Galleria, Sub Station on Cherry Road, Southern Salads and at Keystone. Proceeds will go to Keystone.
• The Yorkville Artists’ Guild will host a fundraiser, An Evening of Art and Desserts, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Cotton Factory, 300 Chatham Ave.
All art is original, framed and ready for hanging. A $1 donation gives donors a chance to win a painting by Joe Zdenek, Betsy Parke or Jack Bolin. Admission is free.
• Mount Prospect Baptist Church youth ministry will host a fall festival, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the church, West Black Street, Rock Hill.
The free event features food, games, hayrides, prizes and candy.
• Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host a free luncheon for the community and veterans, noon-2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Elk Home, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. No take out. The youth department will give away coats.
• Cheer for Children presents “Gratitude is Attitude, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at South Pointe High School, 801 Neely Road.
Admission is one can of food or $1 donation per person. All proceeds benefit Pilgrims’ Inn, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Christians to Feed the Hungry.
For information, contact Dr. Winslow Schock at 803-366-6100 or 803-517-8000 or visit www.cheer4children.net.
• Clemson Extension agent Paul Thompson will talk about mulching for winter at First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. Friday at the Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.
The free event is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
• A Grayson’s Gift fundraiser will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Long Branch, Riverview Road, Rock Hill. Grayson is a 9-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma.
For information visit facebook.com/groups/555896201125645/.
• Western York County Relay for Life will host a House of Horrors, 7:30-11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday at 2264 Nuthatch Drive in Rock Hill. Donations accepted. Bring one canned good.
The First Baptist team will have a yard sale, 7 a.m.-noon Nov. 9. Donations will be accepted 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 8.
• The Fort Mill VFW 14th annual fish fry will be 1-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the post, 1442 Harris Road.
The event is open to the public and only 200 plates will be sold. Plates are $8. For advance tickets, call 803-547-5480.
• Vendors are being accepted for the second annual Perfect Presents Craft Fair, Dec. 7 at York Intermediate School, 1280 Johnson Road. For information, contact Delia Parker firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 803-684-2311.
• The Palmetto School at Children’s Attention Home sixth annual Circle of Caring Breakfast will be 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
Menu includes eggs, biscuits, grits, homemade muffins, fruit and more. Plates are $8. Children age 6 and younger are free. Tickets available at the door.
The event includes raffles for a handmade quilt, a watercolor by artist Wendy Hope and desk clock. Holiday ornaments and other items designed by students at the school will be available for purchase.
All proceeds go to the Palmetto School. For information, call 803-328-6555.
• Kevin Gibson from Veteran’s Financial will talk about the cost of assisted living and the pension available to help veterans with care costs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Sterling House, 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Lunch provided. Seating is limited seating. RSVP to 803-366-1189 by Nov. 11.
• York Shag Club will have its November party 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Twin Rivers Restaurant, 5301 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie. Eddie Thompson will entertain.
Admission is $5, members, and $7, guests. For information, contact Jeanne Neely at 803-366-6280.
• Dr. Jayne Comstock, president of Winthrop University, will speak at 9 a.m. Saturday the Central City Optimist Club at St. Martin dePorres Room of St. Mary’s Church, 902 Crawford Road.
For information, contact Charlie Robinson at 803-327-4547 or email@example.com.
• The Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday at Hermon Presbyterian, 107 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. Volunteers will be on site to distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
• 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 four-week session of shag classes begins 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Tommy and Gail Davis will instruct. All ages and all skill levels are invited. Cost is $20 a person. Park in the White Street parking lot. Contact Pat at 803-980-4000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Arts Council of Chester County will host an Adult Art Class: BYOB Acrylic Painting Party with artist Christy Buchanan 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Arts Council Building, 123 Main St., to create a whimsical Christmas tree painting.
Painting supplies including a 12 x 16 canvas are included. Cost is $35, arts council members, and $38, nonmembers. Bring your favorite wine and appetizers. Registration deadline is Nov. 11.
• Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville is hosting a community health talk, “How to Stay Heart Healthy,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Club of Rock Hill. Dr. Nat Edwards with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Rock Hill will speak.
The final seminar for the year titled “Hard Knocks: What You Need to Know about Sports Concussions,” will be Dec. 3.
Seminars are free and a light dinner is provided. To RSVP, call 704-667-6509 or visit CarolinasHealthCare.org/HealthTalksRh.
• Catawba Area Agency on Aging will host a Medicare Drop-In Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at 2051 Ebenezer Road, Suite B, Rock Hill.
Bring insurance cards and list of medications for a free consultation about Medicare Open Enrollment options. For more information call 803-329-9670.
• The annual 4-H Poultry Sale is 10 a.m. Saturday at 116 Columbia St., Chester. Golden Comets, Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orpingtons will be auctioned in groups of 3 or 5.
Buyers must register prior to the sale time for a bid number. For more information, contact Robin Currence at 803-209-0538 or email@example.com
• The Upper Palmetto YMCA is planning its annual family ski trip to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., for Jan. 15-20 at the Timberline Condominiums at Snowmass. Individuals or groups are welcome.
For information, call Jimmy Johnson at 803-324-9622 ext. 228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration information.
• 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.
• The Emmett Scott High School Class of 1967 will meet for its November birthday fellowship, 5:30 p.m. Monday at Chili’s, Rock Hill.
• The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet 1 p.m. 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.
• 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.
• GriefShare “Surviving The Holidays” seminar will be 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill. For more information email Liz Marsh at email@example.com. Register for the seminar at cbcrh.com.
• 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.
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