• Flint Hill Baptist Church will host is annual Christmas program and dinner, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, Flint Hill Street, Rock Hill.
The event is sponsored by the Hunger Outreach churches which include Eastview, Flint Hill and Second Baptist, Epiphany and Grace Lutheran, Cornerstone, St. John’s and Woodland United Methodist and First and Westminster Presbyterian. Menu: turkey, vegetables, fruit, dessert, bread and beverages. Tokens of love after the meal. Entertainment from 11 a.m.-noon.
• Piedmont Medical Center will host a blood drive 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s main lobby, Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill.
Donors can sign gifts tags and a stuffed toy puppy will be delivered to children in area hospitals.
• Shiland Hills Homeowners Association will have its annual luminary display in the neighborhood 6-9 p.m. Saturday. The neighborhood is located off India Hook Road near Celanese Road.
The display is dedicated to the memory of Bob Jenkins. Rain date is Sunday.
• The Rev. Charles Aurand of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church will have his elaborate train and village collection on display 4-8 p.m. Dec. 26-30 in the fellowship hall, 323 N. Congress St., York. The event is free and open to the public. Non-perishable food items will be accepted. For information, call 803-684-2793.
• The Olde English Leathernecks Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1123 has partnered with Hospice and Community Care to use the facility, as the distribution point for this year’s Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots Program.
Olde English Leathernecks have been working with Hospice and Community Care on its project of ‘We Honor Veterans’ and this was a way to expand the relationship to serve York County. Families receiving Toys-for Tots will be notified when to pick up the toys.
• The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County presents “Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday in Barr Street Auditorium, 610 E. Meeting St.
Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for senior citizens and students and $5 for ages 10 and younger and are available at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St. or at the door. For more information, contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803-285-7451.
• Grammy-winning jazz artist Ben Williams and Sound Effects will give a “Downtown Holiday Jazz” concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the City Club, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Tickets are $40 for general seating and $80 for VIP tickets. Tickets are available at Barnes Hair Salon, 803-327-4441. Williams also will conduct workshops at Northwestern and South Pointe high schools.
• Grace Ministries presents a special Christmas service, “Beautiful Things,” 7 p.m. Friday with Three Days Leave and Grace Praise Team at the church on Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill.
• Anne Springs Close Greenway will offer a holiday “Adventure Seekers” day camp from Dec. 30-Jan. 3, featuring a variety of activities including archery, hiking and cold weather survival skills for children ages 7 to 14.
Children will learn compass skills, building and cooking over campfires, and how to safely handle a bow and arrows on the indoor archery range. They’ll also hike along the Greenway’s 40 miles of trails, and search for hidden treasure using GPS to guide them. New Year’s Day includes a pizza party and celebration.
The holiday camp costs $195 for Greenway members and $225 for non-members.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Jan. 1, when hours are noon to 6 p.m. Children should bring lunches but snacks are provided. Excluding Jan. 1, free child care is available before camp beginning at 7:30 a.m., and after camp until 6 p.m.
To register and for information, go to ASCGreenway.org or call 803-547-4575.
• A Prohibition Party will be Jan. 11 in the courtroom at the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill, hosted by The Arts Council of York County. Guests can sample wine, scotch, bourbon and beer and dance to music by the jazz trio, Take Three.
The event includes a gourmet cheese buffet, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert. There will be an auction, including a rare Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20-year bourbon. Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for public by Jan. 1; or $50 for everyone after Jan. 1. For information, call 803-328-2787 or go to yorkcountyarts.org
• The Bethel United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen will open Jan. 9 at 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill. Open to the community. Donations accepted.
• The second annual Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run/Walk will be 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Register at joedavisrun.com.
• Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess, a New York City-based blues and jazz ensemble will perform 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets in advance are $20 for Arts Council of York County members, $25 general admission. All tickets are $30 at the door. For information, call 803-328-2787 or email email@example.com.
• Ann White Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host a luncheon noon-2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Eastview Baptist Church Education Building, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill to commemorate the birthdays of Matthew Maury, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
Joy Sparrow will discuss her book, “A Sparrows Nest of Letters,” after lunch. The book contains correspondence and diary excerpts written between 1856 and 1922 by various members of the North Carolina branch of the Sparrow family. Descendants will portray book characters.
Cost is $25. Reservations are due Jan. 16. For information or to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A soccer referee certification class will be Jan. 18. Pre-registration and online work are both required. Pre-register at screferees.gameofficials.net for Course No. 7401 for the grade 8 entry level soccer official. For information, contact Bob Delaney at email@example.com or 803-230-0582.
• Bethel Fire Tax Board quarterly meeting will be 7 p.m. Jan 6 at Bethel Station No. 1. New officers will be elected.
• The Western York County branch of the NAACP executive board meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday at The United Men’s Club of Clover. The regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.
• The Rock Hill Shag Club Christmas Party will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations at Ramada Inn, Rock Hill.
The event features a turkey dinner with all the fixings, free shooters, 50/50 drawing and DJ Roger Holcomb. Free admission for members and $5 for guests. For information, call Candy Long at 803-324-8756.
• Volunteers needed for men’s shelter at Bethel United Methodist Church, Curtis Street, Rock Hill. For information, call 803-327-4881.
• Agapé Senior will be hosting a volunteer training, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Rock Hill Assisted Living, 1785 Lexington Commons Drive, Rock Hill. For information, contact Kay G. Lee at 803-517-2021 or 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 go to the shelter at 713 Justice Boulevard, York.
• A 60th birthday party and holiday celebration, sponsored by Emmett Scott/Rock Hill High class of 1971, will be 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 27 at the City Club, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Cost is $35 per person. Cash bar. Music by “Sir Nose.” Semi-formal. For information, call Cleopatra at 240-463-4314, Patricia at 803-448-3802, Harriett at 803-329-0140 or Phyllis at 803-329-2862.
• The first meeting of the Carolinas Myositis Support Group-Charlotte Region will be Jan. 11. For information call Brenda Austin at 803-222-4091.
• Safe Passage in Rock Hill will host a weekly sexual assault survivors support group 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.
• New Path divorce and separation support group meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, room 302-304 at First Baptist Church, 481 Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill. For information, call Jamie Burdette at 803-327-7181 or email email@example.com.
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