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Program to detail integration at Emmett Scott

February 5, 2014 

The Friendship Nine and others will be honored during a Black History Month program at noon Saturday at Union Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

ANDY BURRISS — 2011 Herald file photo

The City of Rock Hill’s Committee on Human Relations will host a Black History Month presentation Feb. 13 beginning with a reception at 5:30 pm in the Rotunda at City Hall. A program from 6 to 7 p.m. will examine the integration of the Emmett Scott student body into Rock Hill and Northwestern High Schools.

• The fourth annual St. Paul Old Zion Halsellville Heritage Day will be 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at St. Paul’s Halsellville Baptist Church. For information, call Jannie Price Woods at 803-581-1545, Eumon Chisholm Jr. at 803-377-8325 or Jimmy Wright at 803-754-9510.

• A Black History Month program, noon Saturday at Union Baptist Church, 1195 Hands Mill Highway, Rock Hill, will honor the Friendship Nine and others. Melvin Poole, president of the Rock Hill Chapter of the NAACP, will speak.

• “Potatoes and Other Late Winter Vegetables” is the topic for First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Master Gardener Rolf Mischker will present the free program. First Friday in the Garden is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Eta Alpha Omega Chapter, Agape International Ministries and “The Well” present “Pink Goes Red,” 7-9 p.m. Friday. The location has changed to 135 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. The event features education on heart disease, blood pressure screenings, healthy refreshments, line dancing and Zumba fitness. Free and open to the public.

•  Clover High School band’s winter programs will have a barbecue fundraiser 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Clover High School Applied Technology Center Café. Tickets for the take-out-only event are available for $8 through Friday from students. A small number of tickets will be available at the door. Students also will host a Family and Friends night at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 with exhibitions by the indoor drumlines and winter guards.

• The second annual Celebrate with Heart Gala will be 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the City Club of Rock Hill, East Main Street. The event features a shrimp and grits bar, a wine tasting with complimentary food pairings, an open martini bar also serving beer, mixed drinks and wine and music and dancing with DJ Travis Dupree in the main ballroom and the Marc Hoffman Quartet in the lounge Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling 803-524-5671.

• The annual Festival Golf Classic will be April 8 at Pinetuck Golf Course with a 12:45 shotgun start. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Attention Home and the Palmetto School at Children’s Attention. Cost to enter the four-person Captain’s Choice event is $240. Fees include course beverages, range balls, box lunch and pin awards. Top three teams in each division win cash prizes. Hole in one on hole 17 wins $5,000. For information, call Jerry Couch at 803-329-1734 or Lewis Murray at 803-327-1141.

• Bethel United Methodist Church’s Sweet Street for Valentine’s Day will be 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church on Curtis Street in Rock Hill. Homemade candy, cookies, cakes and other sweet treats will be for sale. Proceeds go to missions.

• Rock Hill artist Tim Matthews’ exhibit “Silhouettes” will be on display through Feb. 27 at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 121 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. Matthews paints primarily in acrylics, but also works in watercolor, pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, with subjects that range from seascapes to still life and portraiture. The second-floor gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

•  Fort Mill Care Center’s annual meeting will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at 818 Tom Hall St.

•  The Pvt. Thomas Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at McCelvey Historical Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Don Gordon of Lexington will speak about Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton. For information, call Kirk Carter at 704-806-2941.

• The Clover Woman’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at McCelvey Center, 212 East Jefferson St. York. The program is “Historical Tour of Early Times in York County.” For information, call Rita Dulin at 803-222-5799 or Kay Vrooman at 803-222-7873.

• The fifth annual Luncheon and Afternoon of Bridge/Games is noon-3 p.m. March 6 at the Woman’s Club of Rock Hill, 607 Aiken Ave. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch, beverages, table snacks and door prizes. Reservations are due by March 3 by calling Connie at 803-328-8888 or emailing Proceeds go to community service projects, as well as the upkeep of the clubhouse and garden.

•  Anne Springs Close Greenway will offer the Catawba Master Naturalist Program, part of the S.C. Master Naturalist program, March 5-May 12. Participants learn to identify plants and animals, better understand ecological concepts and explore the history and culture of the region. Classes meet 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenway. Cost is $600, which includes materials and field trip costs. For information, go to

•  America’s Boating Course will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Driving 911 classroom, 2000 S.C. 160 near the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill. The free one-day class with an exam will earn a certificate that may earn a discount from boat insurance companies and qualify ages 13-16 to legally operate a boat or personal watercraft. To sign up and get a course manual, contact Gene Stutz at 803-831-8252 or or Jim Van Blarcom at 803-548-5362 or Cost of manual is $35, which can be shared. Lunch provided for $5.

• The Children’s School at Sylvia Circle, a public Montessori School of Choice, will have an informational meeting, 6-7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. Open enrollment for K5-fifth grade continues until Feb. 28. New K3 and K4 students can enroll until the first day of school. For information, go to and click on “schools of choice.”

• The Rock Hill Youth Council Youth Service Day will be noon-4 p.m. March 29. School clubs, church youth groups, scouts and youth groups are invited to participate. Teams will meet at the Cherry Park Open Shelter for a kick-off celebration with free food, music and free T-shirts. Volunteers will then go to a project location to work. Groups are responsible for organizing their own service projects and should complete an application by March 21 to register. Forms are available at or by contacting Patti Panetti at 803-329-5625 or Katie Wieberg at 803-329-5642.

• The York County Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, congregations and governmental and educational institutions for its 2014 Grants Program. Priority is given to projects and programs in arts and culture, education, environment, and health and human services. Registration is due Feb. 21 and applications are due Feb. 28. Information:

•  Arts Council of York County small grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools in York County. deadline to apply is 9 a.m. March 3. For information, call the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, email, or go to

•  North Central Family Medical Center will host Affordable Care Act classes at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 and 22 at 1131 Saluda St., Rock Hill. Classes will provide information about the Affordable Care Act and the enrollment process. No appointment is necessary. A certified Affordable Care Act counselor will be available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Great Falls library and from 1-4 p.m. Fridays at the Lewisville library to answer Affordable Care questions and enrollment procedures.

• Catawba Care will observe the 14th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with an event 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, Rock Hill, with free food, door prizes, entertainment, free health screenings and HIV testing.

•  Rock Hill High School class of 1956 will have dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral, North Anderson Road. Family and friends welcome.

•  Rock Hill High class of 1959 will meet for lunch and fellowship at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral, North Anderson Road. All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

• The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet at noon Saturday at Golden Corral, North Anderson Road. 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 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.

•  NAMI monthly support groups and education meetings and will be Tuesday at The Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Tuesday’s meetings are: NAMI Connection Consumer Support Group, 6:15 p.m.; support group for family members, 6:15 p.m. and the education meeting, which is open to the public, 7:30 p.m. Gretchen Benner with Piedmont Music Therapy will speak at 7:30.

•  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

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