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Community News: Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 9, 2014 

The 32nd Annual Great Easter Egg Classic for children ages 2-11 will be 2:15-4:20 p.m. April 17 at the softball fields at Cherry Park, Rock Hill. There will be 50,000 eggs containing thousands of prizes, ranging from candy to Coca-Cola six packs to Easter baskets.

The event is free. Official collection bags will be handed out at the park entrance. No baskets or other bags allowed. All prizes must be redeemed by 5:30 p.m. the day of the event at the Cherry Park Enclosed Shelter. Rain date is April 18. For information, go to

Special events

• 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. Sunday 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 beauty and talent committee of Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host the 2014 Scholarship Pageant at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elk Lodge, 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. Admission is free. For information, call Rosetta Walker at 803-324-0152.

• Carole Holmberg, Settlemyre Planetarium manager at the Museum of York County, will share her expertise on the April 15 lunar eclipse prior to the full-dome planetarium show “Back to the Moon for Good” through Monday. The 25-minute film about the Google Lunar XPRIZE, “Back to the Moon for Good” is presented at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through June 6. The next total lunar eclipse visible from South Carolina will be Oct 28.

• Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host its annual Easter egg hunt at noon April 19 for ages 3-12 at 1644 Ogden Road, Rock Hill. Lunch will be provided.

• The Fort Mill VFW will have an Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. April 19 at the post, 1442 Harris Road. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Some eggs will have prizes. For information, call Susie at 803-366-9918 after 10 a.m.

•  Boyd Hill Baptist Church Brotherhood Ministry will host a spring dance for children ages 5-16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday 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 Spencer Estates Neighborhood Association annual spring picnic will be 4 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of Belleview Elementary School, 501 Belleview Road, Rock Hill. Current and former residents are welcome. Bring picnic foods, drinks and lawn chairs. Plates, forks, spoons, cups and ice will be provided.

• 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.


• The Daughters of Light Chapter No. 151 OES Scholarship Committee will sponsor a fish fry, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple, 977 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Fish dinners are $7 and includes fish, baked beans, slaw, roll, and a drink. Sandwiches are $5and includes chips and a drink.

• The Master Gardeners of York County annual Spring Plant Sale will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday 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

•  Queen City Model A Club will host a fundraiser for Harlan Sullins, a 3-year-old with 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 in 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 York County Library in Rock Hill will offer the following free computer classes. Space is limited and registration is required:

Basic Internet Skills, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday to learn terms, browsers and search engines for surfing the Internet. Previous class attendance or experience with Windows and mouse required. Call 803-981-5845 to register.

Word 2013 Basics, 10 a.m.-noon April 22 or 5-8 p.m. April 24 to learn how to create, edit and format a document using Microsoft Word 2013. Experience with Windows and mouse required. Call 803-981-5845 to register, starting Monday.


• The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill will have its annual installation dinner Monday at the clubhouse, 607 Aiken Ave. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6. Kathie Walker, district president, will install new officers. Daisy Miller will install new members. For information, call 803-328-8888.


• The Western York County branch of the NAACP executive board meeting will be 6 p.m. April 17 at Wesley United Methodist Church. The regular meeting will be 6:30 p.m. For information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

•  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.


• 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 to 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. York County Democratic Women Council meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Golden Corral, Anderson Road. New members welcome.

Health information

• The Early Learning Partnership’s Free Children’s Clinic is open 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays at 410 E. Black St., Rock Hill, in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center. Children, ages birth-18, 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover.

Tax help

• The AARP Tax Aid program will offer free federal and state income tax preparation 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Tuesday, 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 Tuesday at Rock Hill City Hall Wellness Center.


• The Arts Council of York County is accepting nominations for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award and the Business and the Arts Partnership Award. The winners will be honored at the Arts Council’s annual celebration June 12 at the Community Performance Center, Rock Hill.

The Ben Ardrey award honors Dr. William Benjamin Ardrey, a Rock Hill pediatrician who was very involved with the arts throughout his lifetime. The award was established in 1992 to recognize individuals who have committed themselves to arts and culture during the past year.

The Business and the Arts Partnership Award was created in 1992 to recognize businesses whose dedicated partnership with the arts has been demonstrated during the year.

Nomination forms and criteria are available at the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787 or stop by the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Deadline is 5 p.m. May 23.


• The Jefferson High School class of 1970 will have its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 110 W. Jefferson St., York. Plans for the 45th reunion will be discussed. For information, call Stan Byers at 803-627-0920, Janet Thomasson at 803-893-8527 or Harry Good at 803-322-2764.

• 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. Reunion cost is $75 per person. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547, James Mayfield at 803-374-1090 or Kater Wylie Cornwell at 704-661-7701.

• 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

•  Overeaters Anonymous meets 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at River Hills Community Church, S.C. 49 at 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. For information go to

•  Healing Choices, abuse groups for men and women, meets 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Fort Mill Church of God. For information, email or call 803-547-2629, ext. 28.

•  Celebrate Recovery, freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups, will meet 6 p.m. Mondays at North Rock Hill Church, 2562 Mount 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., Rock Hill. 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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