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, 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. Thursday at The Cotton Factory, 300 Chatham Ave.
All art is original and framed. A $1 donation gives donors a chance to win a painting by Joe Zdenek, Betsy Parke or Jack Bolin. Admission is free.
• The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is taking reservations for its Victorian Teas, which are ChristmasVille events. Teas will be 1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the historic Armstrong-Mauldin House, 607 Aiken Ave.
Cost is $20 per person. The tea includes carolers and servers in Victorian attire and music by harpists Joan Reid and Nancy Smith. The Sugar Plum Boutique will feature vendors selling gifts, decorations and homemade holiday treats.
The club’s cookbook “Traditional Tea Time Favorites” will be available.
The club also is taking reservations for a Children’s Tea with Mrs. Claus at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost is children $10, adults $15 and includes favors, music by the Musicality Ringers and other activities. Menus differ for children and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The boutique will include items for children. It will be open one hour before, during and after the teas.
For reservations for either event, call 803-328-8888 and your call will be returned.
• The Arts Council of Chester County will host its annual Holiday Open House 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 123 Main St.
Wednesday is reserved for council members. Thursday is open to the public.
The event features Santa and Snowman Spindles, holiday paintings and lamps, Funky Christmas Trees, holiday jewelry, handpainted ornaments and signs and steel sculpture ornaments.
• Clothing giveaway, 7:30 a.m.-noon at Flint Hill Baptist Church parking lot, 1214 Flint Hill St., Rock Hill. Sponsored by Outreach Ministries.
• Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host a free luncheon for the community and veterans, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Elk Home, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. No take out. The youth department will give away coats.
A Veterans Day Dance will be 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at the Elk Home. Free admission for veterans with identification until until 10 p.m. Donation $5.
• Cheer for Children presents “Gratitude is Attitude, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at South Pointe High School.
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.
• A Tribute to Veterans ceremony will be 10 a.m. Friday 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.
• Joe Williams of Clover, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, will speak after the annual Veterans Day parade at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown York. The parade, hosted by the American Legion Post 66 in York, will begin at the Agricultural Building and proceed on Congress Street to the parking lot at Whitesides Cleaners.
• The town of Fort Lawn Christmas parade committee is accepting entries for the parade Dec. 14. For information, call the town hall, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 803-872-4724. No fee for entries. Prizes awarded to the top three floats.
• Local artist Amelia Simmer will have an art show, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 189 Church St., McConnells.
• Westminster Towers will host a Dine and Discover: The Real State of Real Estate, led by by John Rinehart, founder of Rinehart Realty, at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 in the community room, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Lunch served. For reservations, call 803-328-5231 or email email@example.com.
• India Hook United Methodist Men’s fall barbecue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Plates include barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll, tea and dessert. Cost is $8 adults, $4.50 children, and whole chickens are $8. Youth will have a bake sale.
• Mount Holly United Methodist Men’s Club fish and chicken fry will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Friday. Plates include flounder or chicken, slaw, fries and hush puppies. Cost is $9 adults and $6 ages 12 and younger. Orders of six or more plates can be delivered to businesses at lunch. Desserts available at the site. Proceeds to missions.
• Love N Cherish Family Center will have its annual turkey dinner fundraiser, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday. Plates are $10 and include turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Delivery available for four or more orders. Group orders can be faxed to 803-324-2258 by Thursday. For information, call 803-329-2643.
• Holiday bazaar, craft and bake sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Ultimate Life Church, 377 Rubin Center Drive off Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill. Sausage biscuit breakfast at 8 a.m. Hot dog lunch at noon. For information, call 803-802-2541.
• The Fort Mill VFW 14th annual fish fry will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday 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 fourth annual Candy Cane Market, sponsored by the York County Professional Business Women’s Association, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Baxter Hood Center, 452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free admission.
• Cabin Creek will perform at Allison Creek Bluegrass on Thursdayat the Allison Creek Presbyterian Church on S.C. 274, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 and the music starts at 7. No cover charge. For information visit www.allisoncreekbluegrass.com
• Rock Hill Toastmasters will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Health Center Garden Room. Guests are welcome.
• The Rock Hill Civitan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdayat Mary’s Café, Firetower Road, Rock Hill. Wendy Schonfeld from the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center will speak. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 803-366-9896.
• 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 Rock Hill Family Resource Center’s free pediactric medical clinic is open 8:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays at 410 E. Black Street, Rock Hill. Co-sponsored by the Early Learning Partnership, clinic is for children, birth through 18 years of age, who do not have insurance. To make an appointment, call 803-322-6636.
• Pickleball games are held 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Boyd Hill Recreation Center, 1165 Constitution Blvd. and 6-8 p.m. Mondays (except the second Monday) at Northside Recreation Center, 900 Annafrel St. Free to the public.
• Volunteers are needed Friday and Saturday to help clean and get the Men’s Shelter at Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill, ready for winter occupants.
All ages can volunteer. For information, call Sandy Lane, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 803-327-4881 or email email@example.com.
• 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 go to the shelter at 713 Justice Boulevard, York.
• 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.
• NAMI Piedmont Tri-County support group for adults who experience any mental illness will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill. For information, call Susan Vogel 803-366-6138.
• The Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill offers a Caregiver Support Group open to the community at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill. 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-Anonmeets 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 Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill. For more information email Liz Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
• 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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