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Community News: Sunday, April 6, 2014

April 5, 2014 

The second annual Cause for the Paws, benefiting the Humane Society of York County, will be 6 p.m. Thursday 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

Special events

• Historic Brattonsville’s annual Sheep-Shearing Day will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the site in McConnells. Interpreters at the living history museum will be shearing the Gulf Coast Heritage sheep and demonstrating how raw woolen fleece is processed. Bring a picnic lunch. Admission is $6, adult; $5, seniors; $3, ages 4-17 and free, age 3 and younger and Culture and Heritage Museum members. For information, go to or call 803-684-2327.

• Family Trust Federal Credit Union and Cintas Document Management will provide free document shredding for the public from 9 a.m.-noon April 26 as part of Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County, Mount Gallant Road. Shredding will be provided for personal and business documents in trucks located at Mount Gallant Elementary School. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips do not need to be removed. Destroyed documents will go directly to a paper recycling plant. Earth Day Birthday will feature activities, games, a 4-H petting zoo, educational exhibits and an eco-marketplace. Pony rides and food will be available for purchase.

• The beauty and talent committee of Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host the 2014 Scholarship Pageant at 1 p.m. April 13 at the Elk Lodge, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. Admission is free. For information, call Rosetta Walker at 803-324-0152.

• The Tega Cay Beautification Committee will hold a workday from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Turner Field. New members and workers are needed. For information email or call Kline at 704-287-7432.

• The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill Spring Luncheon and Garden Tour is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 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.

• The York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers, in a collaborative performance with the Winthrop Chorale and Chamber Singers, present Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a secular cantata featuring the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman at 4 p.m. April 13 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University.

Also featured will be music by Vaughan Williams’ British predecessors, contemporaries and successors. All groups are directed by Katherine Kinsey, director of choral activities at Winthrop and artistic director of the YCCS.

Admission is $15, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $5 for students with ID. Details:

• 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


• The Master Gardeners of York County annual Spring Plant Sale will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. April 13 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

A variety of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, vines, herbs and vegetables ranging in price from $1 to $10 will be for sale.. The plants are donated by members of the master gardeners group and are inspected by a certified plant inspector.

Each plant will be labeled. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Unsold plants will be available at the Museum of York County’s Earth Day Birthday event on April 26.

Proceeds are used to support the master gardeners group’s education and community service projects. For more information, go to

• A Spring Vendor Blender will be 3-5 p.m. April 13 at Byron and Holly’s Salon, 13-A E. Liberty St., York. Vendors include Arbonne, Origami Owl, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Executive Designs and Brush Up Painting. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Donations, monetary or canned goods will be taken for Tender Hearts.

• A benefit golf tournament for John Nestvogel to help pay medical bills will be May 3 at Waterford Golf Club, Rock Hill, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Nestvogel was the recipient of an artificial heart at Carolinas Medical Center while he waits for a heart transplant. Cost is $100 per player or $400 per team. Sign up by April 19. For information, email Proceeds go to medical bills.

•  Mended Hearts sixth annual golf tournament will be April 26 at Carolina Crossing Golf Club with 9 a.m. shotgun start, captain’s choice. The tournament is sponsored by Mended Hearts Chapter No. 289, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.

Cost is $50 per player and includes range balls and lunch. To register, call Gerald Kemp 803-684-9512.

•  The Body second annual Cuba golf tournament will be April 26 at Regent Park Golf Club. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration is due April 13. To sign up, go to For information, email

• First Baptist Church of York Relay for Life Team “Stars of Hope” will host at 5K Easter race, 8 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Rock Hill Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe on Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill. Proceeds will help provide exams and eyeglasses for children and adults in our community who cannot afford them. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 11. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Gary at 803-325-2133.


• The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Cafeteria, Rock Hill. Business meeting begins at noon.

• The York County Library board of trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill. Open to the public. For information, go to or call 803-981-5831.

•  AARP Group No. 1416 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Garden Room of Westminster Towers, India Hook Road.

• 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. For information, call Don Hicks at 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.

• Lisa Raye Hund with Consolidated Planning will talk about long-term care insurance from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

Hunger relief

• Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Smithford Road, Hickory Grove. Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.

Health information

• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a free Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) screening 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the hospital Resource Center, located in the Women’s Center ground floor. This test involves taking a blood pressure in the arm and leg. To register, call 1-877-228-3638.

• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a free seminar on surgical weight loss April 10. For times and locations, call 877-228-3638.

• The Early Learning Partnership’s Free Children’s Clinic is open from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays at 410 E. Black Street, Rock Hill, in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center. Children, birth to 18 years of age, who do not have health insurance can see a doctor or nurse practitioner for free. Services include sick visits, immunizations, and physicals including sports and school physicals. Call 803-322-6636 to make an appointment. Other clinics are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover.


• The Children’s School at Sylvia Circle, a public Montessori School of Choice in the Rock Hill school district, 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,

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.

• 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.


• Volunteers are needed for the Area 11 Special Olympics Spring Games Friday at Cherry Park. More than 1,200 Special Olympics athletes from York, Chester and Lancaster counties will compete in track and field events. Nearly 900 volunteers are needed. Volunteer registration begins at 9 a.m. Events will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Large groups or clubs can call 803-329-5659 in advance.

• 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 Blvd., York.


• The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet at noon Saturday at the Chester Cove Restaurant, 1622 J.A. Cochran Bypass. All classmates are encouraged to attend to plan the 50th reunion on May 2-3. 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 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 birthday fellowship dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Monday 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.

• Students who attended Hillcrest Elementary School are invited to a reunion planning meeting, 11 a.m. April 19 at Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill.

Support groups

•  NAMI monthly support groups and education meetings 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. For information, call 803-610-8174 or go to

•  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.

•  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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