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Community News: Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 12, 2014 

The 29th annual Clover-Lake Wylie Home and Garden Tour will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26 featuring six custom-designed homes showcasing a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and lush flowering gardens.

A buffet luncheon will be available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the River Hills Country Club with a strolling fashion show by Chico’s and the Mens’ Pro Shop will entertain guests as they dine. Cost is $16 payable in the dining room on the day of the tour.

Tour tickets are $20 and can be purchased at “The Cleaners” in Lake Wylie Plaza or by calling Suzanne Krause at 803-831-0689. Tickets also will be sold at the River Hills Plantation security gate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26.

Tour proceeds benefit the Fay Bergman college scholarship to be awarded one or more qualified Clover High School seniors in May.

Special events

• Sterling Lodge No. 344 and Living Beauty Temple No. 709 will host its annual Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday 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. Saturday 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.

The 32nd Annual Great Easter Egg Classic for children ages 2-11 will be 2:15-4:20 p.m. Thursday 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

• The Ladies of Harley will present a Girl’s Night Out 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Harley Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill. Sheila Caldwell, president, and Debby King, RN, vice-president of the Heart2Heart Foundation will speak. There will be a chance to to qualify for free advance heart health risk assessment, free chair massage, drawing for a free anti-aging facial and massage from Pure Escape Spa of Rock Hill and heart healthy treats from Tastefully Simple. For information, contact Pat Del Buono at 413- 262-2809.

•  White Oak of Rock Hill will host its second annual Easter Egg-Straviganza, 2-4 p.m. Friday in the front parking lot. The event includes face painting, balloon animals, ice cream, live music, Easter egg hunt, carousel jumper, and visits with the Easter bunny. Free and open to the public.

• Arkishia Dye Killian will have a book release and signing for “Saved Sandy” noon-3 p.m. April 19 at the Rock Hill Galleria center court. For information call 803-818-8164 or email

• 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.


• 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 Saturday. 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 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 York County Republican Women will meet Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 2124 Celanese Rd., Rock Hill. Dinner is 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Speakers are Senators Wes Hayes and Greg Gregory, Representatives Ralph Norman, Tommy Pope, Gary Simrill, Raye Felder, Greg Delleney, and Dennis Moss. For information, email Marlene Mitchell at

• The Catawba Chapter of the DAR will meet at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at 471 Lakeshore Drive, Rock Hill. All interested chapters are invited to meet State Regent Dot Lind. For information, email Judy at

• The York Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. April 22 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York. Open to the public. For information, contact Barbara O’Connell, district coordinator at 803-684-3137 ext. 101.

• The Rock Hill Branch of the NAACP general meeting will be 5 p.m. April 27 at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, contact Sandra Oborokumo at 803-325-2855. Youth Division will meet at 4 p.m. April 27, t St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, contact Deborah Saunders at 803-517-5014.

• Rock Hill Toastmasters will meet 7 p.m. Tuesdayat Westminster Health Center Garden Room. Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization to help members improve communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Guests welcome.

• 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 Arts Council of Chester County will host two classes in April.

An Adult Art Class: Acrylic Painting on Canvas with Frankie MacLauchlan 5:30-8 p.m. April 22 at the Arts Council Building 123 Main St. Participants will use acrylic paints on canvas to create a painting of hydrangeason 11x14 canvas. Cost is $40, arts council member and $45, non-member. Art supplies provided. Registration deadline is Friday. Recommended for beginner and intermediate levels. Refreshments are welcome, but optional.

A Herbal Facials class with Certified Herbalist Barbara Denny will be 6 p.m. April 29 at the Arts Council Building. Attendees will learn about the medicinal properties of the herbs and their benefits to our skin and make and test an herbal scrub, toner, and mask. Cost is $30, arts council member and $35, non-members. Supplies are provided. Registration deadline is April 25. Refreshments are welcome, but optional.

To register for either class, call 581-2030 or email

Library programs

• The York County Library in Rock Hill will offer the following programs:

Journey to Financial Security: Credit Reports and Scores, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday to learn how to understand and monitor your credit report, and the factors that make up your credit score. Call 803-981-5845 to register.

Egg Hunt “Egg”-stravaganza, 9:30-10:15 a.m. for ages 2-3; 11-11:45 a.m. for ages 4-6; 3-3:45 p.m. for ages 7-10 Friday to enjoy a craft, stories, and an egg hunt with prizes. Call 803-981-5888 to register.

Teens Create & Share, 5-6:30 p.m. April 22 for students in grades 6-12 to bring a sketchbook, notebook, instrument, or electronic device to share ideas and creations and collaborate to create group projects. Library card with Internet permission required for Internet use. Call 803-981-5830 to register.

Teen Lounge, 4:30-6 p.m. April 23 for students in grades 6-12 to drop in for video and board games, D.I.Y. crafts and snacks. Call 803-981-5830 to register.

Bugs, Blossoms, & Butterflies, 11 a.m.-noon April 26 for stories, songs, and crafts about insects and flowers for age 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult. Call 803-981-5888 to register.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. April 28 for students in grades 6-12 to help select materials for the young adult collection, plan events for teens and earn volunteer time for participating. No registration required.

Chess Club, 4:30-6 p.m. April 29 for sixth-12th-graders to learn to play chess or practice chess skills. No registration required.

• The York County Library in Rock Hill will be closed April 20 in observance of Easter. In addition, all York County libraries will be closed on April 21 for staff training. For more information on library programs and services, go to


• 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

• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a Heart Health Risk Assessment Thursday at the hospital Resource Center, in the Women’s Center, ground floor. Fasting is required. For more information and registration, call 1-877-228-3638.

• 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.


• 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.


• Agapé Senior will host a volunteer training 5-7 p.m. April 22 at Agape Senior Assisted Living, 1785 Lexington Commons Drive, Rock Hill. Volunteers provide clerical or administrative office support, participate in the music or baking ministry, and visit with patients. For information, contact Kay Lee at 803-517-2021 or .

• 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.


•  Celanese workers will have a reunion cookout 2 p.m. May 10 at Bowater Park, Rock Hill. For information call Jonetta Simpson at 803-242-6957, Francina Black at 803-329-2573, Bernice English at 329-4767, Eva Simpson at 329-1271 or Brenda Burris at 803-417-8900.

• The descendants of Rev. N. J. Lemmonds reunion will be May 4 at Mineral Springs United Methodist Church in the family life center, 5915 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, Monroe, N. C. Family members of the siblings of Rev. Lemmonds are welcome. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Bring any old photos or memorabilia, a well filled picnic basket and drinks. Paper goods provided. For information, call 704-243-2721 or 704-843-3392.

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

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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