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Community News: Sunday, June 1, 2014

May 31, 2014 

Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism is offering two special events in June to celebrate National Great Outdoors Month.

June 14 is Get Outdoors Day. Residents can visit River Park 9 a.m.-noon for an open house event including geocaching activities, a children’s literacy trail, kayak demos, interactive displays, and more. The event it free.

Family Movie Night & Great American Backyard Campout will be June 28 at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center greens. Tents can be set up from 4-8 p.m. and Disney’s “Frozen” will be shown at 9 p.m.

Campsites must be reserved in advance for $5 per tent space. Families participating can bring a picnic-style dinner. A free continental breakfast will be provided to campers, courtesy of EarthFare. Register at or at the PRT office in City Hall, Suite 390.

For information, contact Tom Bell at or 803-329-5632.

Special events

• A watercolor exhibition by Madie Horne will be on display June 3-27 at the Rock Hill City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston St. Horne will greet visitors and take question about her work from 3-5 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

• First Friday in the Garden will feature a “plant walkabout” at 11 a.m. Friday in Glencairn Garden, led by Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson. He will discuss plants found in the garden. The event is free and begins at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

•  Old Town Farmers Market off Caldwell Street in Rock Hill will be open 5-8 p.m. Thursday. The market features produce vendors, arts and crafts, and entertainment. The next market will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

• The Arts Council of York County kicks off the York County 2014 Ag + Art Tour with an Arts Talk Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18 in the Courtroom at the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The June 21-22 tour is a free, self-guided tour of the Catawba region’s farms, featuring local artisans and farmers markets.

The kickoff luncheon features Martha File, founder and lead coordinator of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, and Lindsay Stuber, programs manager of The White Home. Tickets are $15 and include a box lunch, beverage and dessert. For tickets, call 803-328-2787 by June 13.

After the luncheon, File will conduct a hands-on quilt block workshop,1-4 p.m. in the courtroom. Admission is $15. Make reservations by June 13. Advance payment is required. All materials furnished. Bring a cover-up apron for painting.

The quilt workshop will focus on creating two new permanent 4-by-4 wooden quilt blocks. The blocks will be installed at the Center for the Arts and at a participating farm site on the Ag + Art Tour of York County.

• Hospice & Community Care will offer Project HOPE (Healing Ourselves through Personal Expression) 5-7 p.m. June 16-19. Project HOPE is a program for children who have suffered the loss of a loved one to express their grief in a healthy and creative way. The free workshop is designed for ages 7-18. An adult support group will be offered for parents and guardians of the participants. Registration is required. Location disclosed at registration. To register call 803-329-1500.


• Allison Creek Bluegrass will host “Timber Ridge” 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, on S.C. 274 between Lake Wylie and Newport. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food concessions available at 6:30. The family-friendly event is free.

•  Summer Concert in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. June 10 with Chris Holder at Fewell Park, 1204 Alexander Road in Rock Hill. With vocals and guitar, Holder plays a mix of classic hits and modern day singles from a range of genres – rock, pop, country, blues, beach and Motown.

The free concerts are the second Tuesday of each month through August. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair. For information, go to or call 803-329-5645.

• Family entertainer Roger Day will present two “Marsh Mud Madness” shows at 1 p.m. and 3:30 Saturday at the York County Library in Rock Hill.

Day created his new show Marsh Mud Madness in partnership with the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Ga. His high-energy shows will introduce children and families to the plants and animals that live in and around the saltwater marshes and beaches of barrier islands.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is recommended by calling 803-981-5888.


• Capt. Bobby J. Albert, Highway Patrol, Troop 4, S.C. Department of Public Safety, will speak at 9 a.m. Saturday to members of the Central City Optimist Club meeting at St. Martin de Porres Room of St. Mary’s Church, 902 Crawford Road. This program part of Optimist International’s Respect for Law month. For information, contact Charlie Robinson at 803-327-4547 or


•  Rock Hill Civitan Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mary’s Cafe, Firetower Road. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Gretchen Love will talk about working at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. For information, email

Summer camps

•  4-H Camp Wild, three days of boating, crafts, shooting sports, hiking, and camping in tents, will be 10 a.m. June 24 to 11 a.m. June 26 at Chester State Park. Tents can be loaned. The camp is for ages 8-14 and costs $85. For information, contact Robin Currence at or call 803-209-0538.

•  4-H Heritage Skill Sewing camp will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2-6 at Edgemoor ARP Church, S.C. 901 for rising fourth- through sixth-graders. Cost is $15.

•  ClubScience: Environmental Science camp will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2-6 at Fort Lawn Community Center for ages 8-13. The camp will include at water science day at Landsford Canal State Park and kayaking. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

For information, call Robin Currence at 803-209-0538 or email

• Registration is open for summer camps at Catawba Baptist Church, Rock Hill. Camps include: Art Camp, June 9-11; Reaching for the Goal Sports Camp, July 7-10; Music Camp, July 14-18 with a presentation 6 p.m. July 20; Volleyball Camp, July 21-24; and Camp Hodgepodge, August 4-7. Times, cost, ages and registration forms are online at or call the church office at 803-324-1036.

•  Camp High Hopes, a free summer enrichment camp for ages 8-15, will be June 16-19 and June 23-26 at Boyd Hill Baptist Church family life center, Glenn Street, Rock Hill. Lunch provided. To sign up call D.H. Seale at 803-324-1502 or Felicia Minter at 803-899-9938.


• The Jefferson High School class of ’68 will hold a reunion planning meeting 3 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in York. For information, call Bessie Meeks at 803-831-9671.

• Former Hillcrest Elementary School students are invited to a reunion planning meeting, 11 a.m. June 14 at Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill.

• The Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 June birthday fellowship dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at The Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 2124 Celanese Road, Rock Hill.

Health screening

• Piedmont Medical Center will offer a free Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) screening 2-4 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 determine if you are at risk for developing circulatory problems in the legs. To register, call 1-877-228-3638.

Support groups

• The Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill caregiver support group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave. Open to the community. For information, call Dee Curran at 803-327-7448.

• The Surgical Weight Loss Program support group at Piedmont Medical Center will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Women’s Center Auditorium at Piedmont Medical Center. The group is for people interested in or recovering from bariatric surgery. Family members are welcome. No registration is required

•  Overeaters Anonymous meets at 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 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. 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

•  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.

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