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Community News: Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 2, 2014 

A benefit for Richard Jenkins, who needs a heart and lung transplant after being bitten by a spider seven years ago, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at John’s Place in Fort Mill. Jenkins is shown here with his daughters Chloe, 7, and McKinley, 17 months, and his wife Laura.


The Fort Mill History Day celebration will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12-13 at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St. The event includes children’s games, food, demonstration and a replica of the Confederate Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley will be on exhibit.

The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship and has been the subject of many television specials. For information, call 803-802-3646, email

Special events

•  Count Me In to Do the Right Thing will host a bingo for youth and senior citizens 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Richburg Fire Department. Prizes are essential household goods to be awarded to the senior citizens. Refreshments served. Open to the public.

•  Boyd Hill Baptist Church Brotherhood Ministry will host a spring dance for children ages 5-16 from 6-8 p.m. April 12 in the Richard E. Sandifer Life Center, 315 Glenn St., Rock Hill. There will be free food, drinks, games and prizes. Open to the community.

• The public is invited to join a group traveling to Alaska from May 28 to June 7. The trip includes land touring from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and a Princess cruise originating in Whittier and visiting the ports of Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, and Vancouver, British Columbia. For information, call Judith at 803-366-9308.

• Missionary and author Dr. Gene W. Pike will have a book signing for “Get That Monkey Off My Back,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd’s Fold Books, 415 N. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

•  “Leap into Literacy” kicks off the Week of the Young Child at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Old Town Amphitheater in downtown Rock Hill. All children will get a free book compliments of Dr. Winslow Schock and the “Cheer for Children” library.

• A book signing for Pat Guerry Hodnett’s new novel “In Full Sun,” the third in the series of the “Lily” Kate trilogy, will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Gillespie House, 10 W. Liberty St., York.

• The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill will host Mama’s Sunday Dinner and Grandpa’s Country Store from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the clubhouse on Aiken Avenue. Menu includes grilled chicken, baked ham, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, cucumber salad, biscuits and assorted desserts. Tickets are $18 for adults; $9 for ages 10 and younger. For reservations call 803-328-8888 (leave message) or Daisy at 803-329-2808. The club’s Spring Luncheon and Garden Tour is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12 at the clubhouse with a lunch buffet of salads, sandwiches, and assorted desserts and a stroll through the beautiful gardens. Tickets are $15 for adults; $7.50 for ages 10 younger. Reservations for four or more are encouraged but drop-ins are welcome. For reservations call 803-328-8888 and leave a message.

• “Common Landscape Pests” is the topic of First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. The free educational program is open to the public Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will speak.


• A benefit for Richard Jenkins, who needs a heart and lung transplant after what he believes was an untreated spider bite, will be 6 p.m. Saturday at John’s Place, 940 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. There will be drink specials, live music, T-shirts, silent auction and a cornhole tournament. A bar crawl will be noon-5 p.m. For information, call John Baker at 803-600-4626. Sponsored by, White Horse, Six Pence, Beef O’Brady’s, Cloud 9, Empire Pizza of Fort Mill, Wing Bonz of Fort Mill, John’s Place and Cracker Barrel of Rock Hill.

• The second annual Cause for the Paws, benefiting the Humane Society of York County, will be 6 p.m. April 10 at City Limits South, 761 Riverview Road. The event includes a silent auction, raffle, music and line dancing, drink special and a “wing war.” Admission is $25 or $40 per couple and includes two wings from each competing restaurant. Must be age 21 or older. For tickets, call 803-329-7674 or go to

• First Baptist Church of York Relay for Life Team “Stars of Hope” will host at 5K Easter race, 8 a.m. April 12 beginning at the church. Early packet pick up will be 3-6 p.m. April 11 or at 7 a.m. the day of the race. To register, go to For information, call the church at 803-684-4297.

•  Queen City Model A Club will host a fundraiser for Harlan Sullins, a 3-year-old will brain cancer, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12 at 135 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. The event includes a car show and rides in Model A cars for donations. In addition an account “Harlan the Hero” is set up at Arthur State Bank, 201 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• The Westminster Catawba Environmental Club will host a yard sale 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Catawba Campus, 2650 India Hook Road. Proceeds got to People Water, an organization to bring clean water to those in need. The club’s goal is to raise $500. Items not sold will be donated to Goodwill. For information, email Bernie Cooke at,

• The Myles Family will host a Chinese auction, 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall, 902 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Drop time is 1-2:30 p.m. Proceeds to the Flood Family reunion. For information, call 803-329-2546 or 803-517-5303.

• The Rock Hill Scott-ites will host a Chinese auction at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emmett Scott Neighborhood Community Room, Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Drop time is noon-1 p.m. For information, call 803-329-0521 or 803-329-2911.

• The Knights of Columbus and St. Anne Catholic Church Vietnamese community will host fish frys, 5-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent at the St. Anne school cafeteria in the family life center. Plates are $9 adult, $5.50 children.


• The Palmetto Teen Group presents “The Masked Musketeer” Thursday-Sunday and April 11-13 at Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 615 Banks St. Show time are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and April 11-12 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12 and 13. For tickets, go to


• David Carriker, chief professional officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of York County, will speak at the Central City Optimist Club, 9 a.m. Saturday in the St. Martin de Porres Room at St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, contact Charlie Robinson at 803-327-4547 or To be a guest speaker, contact Lonnie Harvey Jr. at 803-325-2020 or


• The York County Marine Corps League’s local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. The league consists of Marine veterans, retired Marines, and associates. For information, call Don Hicks at 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.

• The Bethel Fire Tax District Board meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at Station No. 1.

• Lisa Raye Hund with Consolidated Planning will talk about long-term care insurance from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 10 at Sterling House, 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Lunch provided. RSVP by April 7 by calling 803-366-1189.

•  Memory Makers Choir for senior citizens meets 11 a.m. Thursdays at Westminster Academy of the Arts, 1320 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. The group is free to join.


• Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service will conduct a one-day Backyard Poultry Workshop, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 25 at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence. The program will cover several important aspects of poultry production. Cost is $65 and includes copies of the presentation, fact sheets, lunch and refreshments. Applications are available at local extension offices or by calling 843-661-4800, Extension 0. Space is limited. Registration deadline is April 21.

• A free workshop, “Getting Old is Not for Sissies,” will be led by Mitchell Payne of Warner, Payne & Black at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the Family Trust office at 1219 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Payne will give an overview of wills and documents for power of attorney and health care power of attorney. Handouts will be provided and books on the topic will be available to checkout. Register at or call James Sheedy at 803-326-2187.


• The York County Democratic Women’s Council is offering two $1,000 scholarship awards in memory of Bessie Moody-Lawrence. She was a professor of education at Winthrop University and served in the S.C. House from 1993-2008. She tackled issues that affected children, teachers, women and the poor. The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior. For information visit the York County Democratic Office, 858 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, or call 803-327-4222

Health information


• The Children’s School at Sylvia Circle, a public Montessori School of Choice in Rock Hill School District 3, is accepting enrollment in its 3K and 4K program for the 2014-15 school year. Enrollment packets are available at the school office, 929 Sylvia Circle. Tours are available throughout the year. For information, call 803-981-1380,

• Carolina Community Actions is accepting applications for children ages 3-4 for the 2014-15 Head Start program year. Applications are available at 1446 Russell St., Rock Hill; 100 Lestina Court, Fort Mill; 300 Clinton Ave., Clover; 2133 Quinn Road, Chester; 1966 Westbrook Road, Edgemoor; 37 Pinckney St., York; and 500 Hampton Road, Lancaster. For information, call 803-366-5398.


• Lancaster’s Red Rose Festival, May 16-17 in downtown Lancaster, is seeking commercial and food vendors and artists. Deadline to apply is April 7. For information go to, email or call 803-289-1498.

Tax help

• The AARP Tax Aid program will offer free federal and state income tax preparation from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 15, at the Fort Mill Library in Baxter Village. The last client is taken at 3:30 p.m. Bring 2013 tax return, picture IDs, Social Security cards for all being claimed, 1099s, 1098s, W-2s and any other proof of deductions or income.

• Free federal and state tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers age 60 and older will be offered from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursday, through April 3 at the Adult Education Center at the Flexible Learning Center, 1234 Flint St. Ext. Bring 2013 tax return, picture IDs, Social Security cards for all being claimed, 1099s, 1098s, W-2s, and any other proof of deductions or income. No appointment necessary.

• The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for low-income, elderly and handicapped taxpayers will be offered 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, through April 15 at Rock Hill City Hall Wellness Center.


•  Family Preservation is accepting applications for therapeutic foster parents in the York County area. For information call 803-327-1775.

• The York County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals Tuesdays and Thursdays to home-bound seniors in Clover. For information call Patty Teeter at 803-222-9286.


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

• The Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 April birthday fellowship dinner will be 5:30 p.m. April 7 at Long Horn, 2255 Cross Pointe Drive, Rock Hill.

• The Gordon family reunion will be July 25-27 at Elks Park, 4050 Elks Park Road, Rock Hill. For information call Tammy Gordon at 803-493-8622.

Support groups

•  Caring for the Caregiver support group, sponsored by Senior Life Journeys and Always Best Care, will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Westminster Academy of the Arts, 1320 India Hook Road. Bring your own lunch and share the challenges of caregiving.

•  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.

•  Affirmation of York County is a new support group for people in faith communities who seek support and understanding for ourselves and others in working through the issues confronted by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and their friends. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill. People of all faiths and denominations are welcome. For information call Ellen at 803-417-0954, Melissa at 803-547-6042 or email

•  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

•  Grief Share begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastview Baptist Church Education Building, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill. Registration is $15 for materials. Scholarships available. For information contact Jane Cowan at 803-324-0386 or, or Clyde Carrigan at 803-684-4052 or

•  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.

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