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Community News: Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 28, 2014 

• The 13th annual Christian Sport Shooters Classic, sponsored by Mount Holly United Methodist Church, will be Saturday 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. Score cards must be turned in by 3:30 p.m. Open to shooters of all ages but 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.

Special events

• Corey Heaton, a Clemson Extension service agent expert in wildlife, fisheries and pond management, will discuss water gardens and small ponds, at First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. It is free and open to the public. First Friday in the Garden is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

• Master’s Car Club and Calvary Baptist Church will host the second annual Friday Night Parking Lot Crusade, 5-9 p.m. Friday in the church parking lot, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill. The event features a car show, free hot dogs and drinks, and entertainment by the Heritage Quartet. Bring lawn chairs. For information, contact Eddie Craig at 803-366-4683 or Jerry Deas at 803-493-0232.

• Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a National Day of Prayer service, 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at the church on India Hook Road.


•  Allison Creek Bluegrass will feature Timber Ridge 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, S.C. 274 and Allison Creek Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., food concessions available at 6:30. Free and open to the public.

•  Clover High School Choraliers will present their spring show, Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” at 8 p.m. May 1-2, and 3 p.m. May 4 at the Clover School District Auditorium. Tickets are $7.

•  Westminster Catawba Christian School theater department presents “The Wizard of Oz” in celebration of the classic film’s 75th anniversary. Performances will be 7 p.m. May 2 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 3 in the Catawba campus gym. Tickets are $16 for reserved seats and $12 general admission. Tickets at the door, if available, are $2 more. Children age 5 and younger are admitted free in general admission. Tickets are available at or at the Catawba campus office.


•  Fish fry benefiting PATH will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday in the parking lot at 35 S. Congress St., York. Fish sandwich and soda are $4. For information, call 803-628-0808.

• The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division is collecting canned foods for donation to local food pantries in observance of Community Law Week.

Donations of canned and other non-perishable items are being accepted through May 9 at Chisa J. Putman, 156 E. Main St., Rock Hill and The Goode Law Firm, 229 S. Congress St., Winnsboro.

For information, contact Goode at 803-635-3946 or Putman at 803-324-3292, or go to

• The Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club is sponsoring a golf outing on May 6 to benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home. The outing will be at the Lancaster Golf Club with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30. Cost is $75 which includes green fees, cart fees, beverages on the course, dinner and a chance for the cash drawing. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 teams and additional hole prizes. For information, call Bill McKinney at 803-804-7404.

• The Friends of the York County Library will hold its spring book sale May 1-3 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill.

Thousands of books for adults and children will be for sale at $2 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack. Videos, DVDs and audio books also will be for sale at bargain prices.

Opening night for Friends members will be 5-8 p.m. May 1. Memberships will be sold at the door beginning at $15 for individuals and $25 for families. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m -7 p.m. May 2, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 3. All items will be half price May 3.

Proceeds go to York County Library programs. Information: or 803-981-5837.

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


• The Arts Council of York County’s 100-year-old Chickering and Sons piano at the Community Performance Center has lost its high and low registers. The cost to repair the instrument far exceeds its value.

The council is looking for someone who has one to donate (100 percent tax deductible).

The ideal replacement is a black, 5- to 6-foot baby grand concert piano that is less than 25 years old, and has been stored in a controlled environment. Preferred brands are Baldwin, Kawai, Kimball, Pramberger, Steinway or Yamaha.

For information or to make a donation, contact Mary Lynn Norton, artistic director and facility manager, at


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


• The Tega Cay Vintage Club dinner meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday 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.


• Registration for free swim lessons begins May 5. The lessons are taught by trained swim instructors, offered by the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department.

Sessions for age 4 through adult begin June 9 and will run every two weeks through August. Times and skill levels vary per site. Swim lessons are held at the four city of Rock Hill pools.

Registration will be taken in person, on a first-come basis during business hours at the PRT office (Room 390) at City Hall, Boyd Hill Center, Emmett Scott Center, Fewell Park Center and Northside Center. Sessions fill quickly and space is limited.

A schedule of classes and locations is at and at the PRT office. Call 803-329-5620 with questions.

The city of Rock Hill’s four public swimming pools will open June 7. Hours are 1-6 p.m. weekdays (except for Boyd Hill, which opens at 2 p.m.) and 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is 75 cents for children and $2 for adults.


• Students from Hillcrest Elementary School are invited to attend a reunion planning meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foundation AME Zion Church on Neely’s Store Road, Rock Hill.

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