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Worthy Boys and Girls Camp fundraiser is Feb. 1

January 22, 2014 

The artwork of local artist Reid Baker will be on exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through February in the Springs House Galleries at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. An opening reception is scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday.


The Worthy Boys & Girls Camp annual charity ball, “One Night in Tuscany,” will be 6-11 p.m. Feb. 1 at Events at Manchester, 1965 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill.

The semi-formal event includes a catered meal, live music, dancing, open bar and silent auction. Auction items include sports and movie memorabilia, vacations, jewelry, furniture and more.

There will be a free limosine service available at the end of the evening to make sure everyone makes it home safely and a discounted block of rooms for reservation by ticket holders at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The Worthy Boys & Girls Camp, organized and run by officers from the Rock Hill Police Department, provides a free weeklong camp to York County youth ages 9-12.

Tickets are $75 and available by calling the Rock Hill Police Department’s Community Services Division at 803-329-5583 or Sgt. Toshia Smith at 803-329-5541. For information about the camp, go to

Special events

• The Shepherd Center’s winter session of Adventures in Learning for adults 55 and older will begin on Monday and run through March 3 at Oakland Baptist Church at 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. The group meets 9 a.m.-noon Mondays for classes, Bible study and fellowship.

A contribution of $20 in advance or $25 on Monday is requested to support the center’s activities. Each session begins with Bible study at 9 a.m., registration and coffee from 9:15 to 9:30, and an opening assembly from 9:30 to 9:45.

At 9:45 a.m., participants can choose from current events taught by Ed Fitzgerald, exercise and dance taught by Lynn Hope Smith and Amy Laughlin, creative writing by retired professor Charlotte Hallberg, or bridge taught by Ray Zieverink.

A second round of classes begins at 11 a.m with cultural cooking demonstrations, health and wellness, creative writing and bridge. The cooking class is limited. Participants must sign up in advance by calling 803-328-1343.

At noon, the Lunch Bunch, open to all participants, goes out to eat. For information, go to, where class offerings are posted under the Newsletter heading.

• The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will exhibit the artwork of Reid Baker from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through February in the Springs House Galleries, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster. Reid is a local artist, businessman and member of the Council of the Arts board of directors.

The opening reception will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, call the Council of the Arts at 803-285-7451 or go to

• A Heart Health Symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at Westminster Towers Wellness Auditorium, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. The event includes free health screenings, speakers, educational material, snacks, lunch and door prizes. Limited seating. Registration is due Wednesday. Register at or by calling 803-328-5587.

• Seven experts on gardening will be featured during the 9th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium March 1 at the Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College, Rock Hill. The symposium is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County.

Speakers are Joe Lamp’l, Barry Glick, Cory Tanner, Stephanie Turner, Keven Shanks, Paul Thompson and Rolf Mischker. Topics include the “Five Biggest Mistakes in Our Gardens and How to Fix Them” and “Organic Pest Management.”

About 20 vendors will offer plants, gardening books, pottery, jewelry and other items during the event. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch and drawings for door prizes. Registration is available at Deadline is Feb. 21. For information, call Nancy Newman at 704-443-1366.

• The Seventh Annual Super Bowl XLVIII Party and Silent Auction, benefiting The Haven Men’s Shelter, will be Feb. 2 at the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek in Rock Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event includes a 20-foot screen television, open bar, oyster roast and tailgate menu items. Tickets are $50 in advance. For tickets, go to or call 803-328-0052.

• The Rock Hill Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will have its 2014 Founders Day program, 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, 339 W. Black St. The program is free and open to the public.

• Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host a Mardi Gras Dance Feb. 1 at the Elk Home, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. Music by Dr. J. Doors open at 9 p.m.

• Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville will host a community health talk, “Sound Heart: An Overview of Cardiac Care Trends,” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the City Club of Rock Hill, East Main Street. Dr. Richard Musialowski and Denine Raymond, RN, of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, will speak. The event is free, and a light dinner will be provided. For information or to RSVP, call 704-667-6507 or go to


• Bethel United Methodist Church’s mission team will host a Valentine candy walk from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb 8 at the church on Curtis Street in Rock Hill. Homemade candy will be for sale and can be packaged in Valentine boxes and bags.

•  Friends of the York County Library book sale will be Thursday-Saturday at the Pope John Center at The Oratory, 434 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. Thousands of books for all ages will be sold at $2 per inch. Videos, DVDs and audiobooks will also be available at bargain prices.

Opening night for members is 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Memberships, $15 for individual and $25 for families, will be available at the door. The sale is open to the public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. All books will be half price on Saturday.

•  Bowling Green Presbyterian Church’s annual vegetable soup and oyster stew supper will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday at 250 Ridge Road, Clover. Homemade desserts will also be served. In the event of inclement weather, the supper will be Feb. 1.


• The York County Education Association – Retired will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Clover School District Office, 604 Bethel St., Clover. State Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, will speak. All retired educators are invited.

• The York County Board of Rural Fire Control will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday , at the Fire Training Center, Odgen Road, Rock Hill. Meal provided.

• The York County Democratic Women’s Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill.

• The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 7900 Park Place Road, East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5, York.

• Commissioners of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Open to the public. For information, call Barbara O’Connell at 803-684-3137 ext 101.

• The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster. Open to the public. The center is dedicated to documenting, preserving, appreciating, and studying Native American cultures and history. Exhibits include over 1160 pieces of Catawba Indian pottery.


• The Vintage Club dinner for residents of Tega Cay will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:15. The club will celebrate the new year with a casino/game night. Prizes will be awarded. For membership, call Julia Rietz at 803-396-0203 or email

• The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill will present a special “ Tea & Topics” in celebration of Heart Month from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the clubhouse on Aiken Avenue, Rock Hill. Dr. Sushil Singhi of Carolina Cardiology Associates and Sheila Caldwell, president and CEO of The Heart2Heart Foundation, will speak. Light refreshments will be served and participants will get a Heart2Heart goody bag. Free, but seating is limited. For reservations, call 803-328-8888.

• Local beekeepers in the Fort Mill area and those who want to learn about beekeeping can attend the first meeting of the Honey Bee Club at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Springs Greenway Adventure Center. The goal of the club is to teach beekeeping, from the novice to the advanced beekeeper. For information, call Cynthia Robinson at 803-981-2495 or email

• Registration for Girls on the Run of the Tri County, presented by Piedmont Medical Center, opens Monday . Activities begin Feb. 24 and end with the Girls on the Run 5K on May 10. The after-school program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. For information, go to To volunteer, contact Lindy Morris at 803-493-3834 or


• A free seminar on surgical weight loss sponsored by Piedmont Medical Center will be Tuesday. To register, call 877-228-3638.

•  Sterling House of Rock Hill will host a seminar on long-term care insurance from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 with Lisa Raye Hund from Consolidated Planning. Lunch provided. Limited seating. To register by Feb. 11, call 803-366-1189.


• Registration for Clover Recreation youth baseball, softball and soccer continues until Jan. 31 for returning 2013 participants in all divisions. Registration for new participants will be Jan. 31-Feb. 21. To register, go to the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration hours will be extended until 8 p.m. Mondays. Registration also is available at

• Tryouts for Carolina Reds Baseball for youth ages 8-10 will be 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, email, call 803-417-6568 or 803-322-6900, or go to

• Registration for Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Spring Youth Sports is under way and runs through Feb. 14.

The following are offered:

Recreation soccer for ages 5-13 as of March 31. Cost is $42.

Baseball for ages 9-16 as of April 30. Cost is $42.

Youth girls softball for ages 7-18 as of April 30. Cost is $42.

Registration is taken during office hours at Manchester Meadows, the Cherry Park Tower, the PRT Office (Room 390) at City Hall, and at the four recreation centers.

Players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Returning players with a birth certificate in the system may register at if they have a current email address on file.

A registration brochure is available at For information, call 803-326-3792 or 803-329-5672.

Volunteer coaches are also needed for these programs. Those interested in coaching soccer should call Richard Stutts at 803-326-3848; for youth softball call Katie Wieberg at 803-329-5642; and youth baseball call Jason Reynolds at 803-329-5640.


• Deadline is Jan. 31 for food vendors to sign up for the Come-See-Me festival’s Gourmet Gardens event on April 5 at Cherry Park. The event offers a wide variety of activities and food choices. For applications, go to

Tax help

• The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for low-income, elderly and handicapped taxpayers begins Monday. Tax assistance will be offered 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, beginning Monday and running through April 15 at Rock Hill City Hall Wellness Center; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 1-22, at Rock Hill Galleria, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd.; Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill; and the Clover Public Library, 107 Knox St.


• The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet at noon Saturday at Golden Corral, 1031 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. All classmates are encouraged to attend 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.

• The Rock Hill High School class of 1954 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road. Classmates, family and friends invited.

• The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School alumni will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson’s Cafeteria 1735 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. Any one who graduated or attended Finley High School is encourage to attend. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.

Support groups

•  Celebrate Recovery, freedom from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups, will meet 6 p.m. Mondays at North Rock Hill Church, 2562 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. For information, call Rob at 803-493-1231.

•  Grief Share, a 13-week grief support recovery group, will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave. Cost is $17 for materials. You can attend at any point during the session. Register at or email Liz Marsh at

•  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

• The Carolinas Myositis Support Group – Charlotte meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the fellowship hall of Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St. For information, call Brenda Austin at 803-222-4091 or Alison Alexander at 704-708-8999 .

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