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Community News: Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 16, 2014 

The Winthrop University Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir’s spring concert “Lift Him Up” will be at 3:30 p.m. April 27 at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Rock Hill. The concert features the VOP Prayze Team, Liturgical Prayzers and other guests.


The Winthrop University Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir spring concert “Lift Him Up” will be 3:30 p.m. April 27 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 1214 Flint Hill St., Rock Hill. Doors open at 3 p.m.

The concert features the VOP Prayze Team, Liturgical Prayzers and other guests. The Rev. Demetrius Jackson of Anderson will be worship leader.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Special events

• The Shepherd’s Center of Rock Hill will host its spring session of Adventures in Learning from Monday through June 2, (no class on Memorial Day) at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.

Adventures in Learning is for people 50 and older to try new skills, learn about interesting topics and socialize. Registration and coffee is 9-9:30 a.m. The first visit is free, and the six-week session is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Members who bring a guest will get a chance to win a door prize.

The day starts with an opening assembly of singing, moving to the music and prayer. The first classes are 10-11 a.m. with four choices. New this session will be lectures on local history in addition to Bible study, creative writing and bridge.

The second session at 11:15 a.m. offers games, gardening and a variety of lectures on topics useful to seniors.

After classes adjourn at 12:15 p.m., join the Lunch Bunch for a meal at a different Rock Hill restaurant every week. For a complete schedule, go to

• The City of York Parks and Recreation Department and Bi-Lo will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for children ages 12 and younger. Bring your own basket. Bi-Lo will serve hot dogs with all proceeds going to York Place. For information, call 803-684-3742.

• 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 are 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 Friday. For information, go to

•  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.

• The 13th annual Christian Sport Shooters Classic, sponsored by Mount Holly United Methodist Church, will be May 3 at Rocky Creek Sports Club in Richburg. The event is a Lewis Class sporting clay shooting event, which includes a 12-station sporting clay course, a rabbit stand competition, a long bird competition, and a barbecue lunch with all the trimmings.

The course will open at 9 a.m., and the last shooters should be on the course by 1:30 p.m. Scorecards must be turned in by 3:30 p.m. Open to shooters of all ages but all all youth shooters must have a parent or guardian sign liability forms before shooting.

Cost is $100 for adult shooters and $75 for age 17 and younger. The price includes a round of sporting clay targets, lunch, T-shirt and a ticket for each game. Additional rabbit and long bird tickets can be purchased separately. Additional lunch tickets are $10.

For information and registration go to or call Donnie Christopher at 803-517-0740. Proceeds go to the new sanctuary fund.

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


• A benefit for Maddie Aldridge will be April 26 at Sanctuary Hill Church of God of Prophecy, 1289 Lincoln Road, York with a yard and bake sale at 8 a.m. A hot dog supper and silent auction will be 3-6 p.m. Proceeds will go to medical expenses.

• The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School Alumni will host a Chinese auction 1-5 p.m. April 26 at VFW Post 3746, 1404 Crawford Road Rock Hill. Drop time is 1-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Scholarship. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.

•  Clover Area Pop Warner Eagles will host host its first 5K/Trail Run at 8 a.m. May 3 at Clover High School. All runners, joggers, and walkers are welcome. Register at Proceeds help our local youth football players and cheerleaders. The group was founded in 2010.


•  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 Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet at 7 p.m. April 24 in the agency’s administration building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5 in York.


•  Newcomers Club of York County monthly luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 at Park Pointe Village, 3025 Chesborough Blvd., Rock Hill. Year-end gifts to selected charities will be presented. Lunch is $11. RSVP to by May 9.

• The Tega Cay Vintage Club dinner meeting will be 7 p.m. April 30 in the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:15. Entertainment will be casino style games and social card games. Prize will be awarded to each table’s big winner. The club is open to residents of Tega Cay.


•  AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for age 26 and older 9 a.m.-3p.m. April 22 at Toyota of Rock Hill, 640 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill. Participants will get certificates that may reduce insurance rates on collision and liability coverage. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For information or to register, contact Gerald Hensley at 803-789-5810.

• 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. Tuesday at the Arts Council Building 123 Main St. Participants will use acrylic paints on canvas to create a painting of hydrangeas on 11-by-14-inch canvas. Cost is $40 for arts council member and $45 for nonmembers. Art supplies provided. Registration deadline is Friday. Recommended for beginner and intermediate levels. Refreshments are welcome, but optional.

An 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 for arts council member and $35 for nonmembers. Supplies are provided. Registration deadline is April 25. Refreshments are welcome but optional.

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


• Piedmont Medical Center will offer free seminar on surgical weight loss Wednesday. For time and location, call 877-228-3638.

Library programs

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


• The Thursday night race series at the Giordana Velodrome begins at 7 p.m. at the velodrome on Cherry Road, Rock Hill. The races run through Oct. 30. Spectator admission is free. For information, go to or call the velodrome at 803-326-2453.


• The Catawba Council of the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature is looking for volunteers in York, Chester and Union counties. Members must be age 60 or older. The group meets monthly. For information, call Wayne Kersey at 803-287-9453.

• Agapé Senior will host a volunteer training 5-7 p.m. Tuesday 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.


• 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.

•  Northwestern High School class of 1975 will have its 40th reunion next year. Class members are urged to send home addresses and email addresses to Karen Clark Pounds at

Support groups

•  Overeaters Anonymous meets 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at River Hills Community Church, 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-Anon meets 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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