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Community News: Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 14, 2014 

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

• Members of the Friendship Nine civil rights activists and the author of a children’s book about the group will be signing copies Thursday and Friday. The book, “No Fear for Freedom,” will be on sale for $16.95 plus tax.

Thursday’s event is 1-3 p.m. at Fish Market restaurant, 990 Market St., Fort Mill. Friday’s event is 1-3 p.m. at Five & Dine, 135 E. Main St., Rock Hill.

The Five & Dine occupies the site of the former McCrory’s department store in downtown Rock Hill, where the Friendship Nine students arrested after sitting down at a segregated lunch counter in 1961. The men spent a month in jail after being convicted of trespassing as they protested unjust laws that mandated racially separate institutions.

•  Outreach Ministries will have a giveaway event featuring clothing, shoes and other items, 6 a.m.-noon Saturday in the parking lot at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 1214 Flint Hill St., 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 by Redemption’s Cry. The next market will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with entertainment by Woodland.

•  Eta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a forum on Human Trafficking at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, 527 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill.The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Catherine at 803-327-4269 or


• York’s Downtown Live concert features “Pocketful of Strange” 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Whitesides parking lot. Dance to classic rock and rhythm and blues. Food by Old Alley Gift & Snack Shop with soft drinks and adult beverages available. Admission is free.

•  Allison Creek Bluegrass will feature “Cabin Creek,” 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274 between Lake Wylie and Newport. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.


• Westminster Towers will host a Show and Shine car show, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Westminster Presbyterian Church parking lot, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Free registration and admission. Donations taken to benefit the Life Enrichment Department. There will be a silent auction. For information, contact Jessica Wright at 803-326-3141 or go to

•  Eta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a Chinese auction at 2 p.m. June 28 at Boyd Hill Baptist Church, 315 Glenn St., Rock Hill. Drop time is 1 p.m. Tickets are $5. For tickets, contact Kimberly at 803-366-5024 or


•  Keystone’s board of directors will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Keystone Prevention Center, 1600 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Open to the public.

• The commissioners of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will meet noon June 24 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York. Open to the public.


• The Vintage Club dinner meeting will 7 p.m. June 25 in the Phil Glennon Community Center in Tega Cay. Cocktails begin at 6:15.

Local magician Adrian Gagnon will perform. The club is open to residents of Tega Cay. For information, call Judie Fiegel at 803-547-6662 or email

• The Ballroom Dance Club will meet 7:30-10:20 p.m. Friday in the Oak Room at Fort Mill Golf Course Club House, 101 Country Club Drive. A free dance lesson will be from 7:30-8. Dressy casual. All adult ages and skill levels are welcome. Alcohol free and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Guest admission $15 per couple, $7.50 for singles. For information, call Bob at 803-329-5764 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

• The Rock Hill Area Shag Club monthly party will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations, inside the Ramada Inn, on North Cherry Road. Cost is $5 for guests. Deejay will be Scott Smith. There will be food, free shooters, 50/50 drawing. For information, call Ronnie Jackson at 803-517-7724 or email

•  Rock Hill Civitan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mary’s Cafe, Firetower Road. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Harvey Mayhill will talk about the Quilts of Valor Project. For information, email


• The Arts Council of Chester County will host an adult art BYOB Acrylic Painting Party with Christy Buchanan 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts Council Building located at 123 Main Street in downtown Chester.

Create a whimsical painting of a bowl of fruit on a 12 x 16 canvas. All painting supplies included. Bring a favorite wine or appetizers.

Cost is $35, council members and $38, non-members. Cash or check only. Registration deadline is Monday.

A Parent/Child Painting Class with Buchanan will be 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the arts council building.

Cost is $25, age 17 and younger, $35, members and $38, non-members. All art supplies are provided. Cash or check only. Registration deadline is Monday.

To register for either call call Lauren at 803-581-2030 or email

•  AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday at Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Participants get certificates at the end of the class that may reduce insurance rates on collision and liability coverage.

Cost is $15, AARP members and $20, non-members. Registration is required by calling Chris Gross at 803-329-8253.

York County Library

•  Friends of the York County Library will have a fiction book sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fort Mill library branch. Hardcover fiction, paperbacks, and children’s books will be available and priced from 50 cents to $2. For information, go to

Health information

• In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Catawba Care will be hosting a free screening event from 9 a.m.-5pm June 27. Screening will be offered for HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia at 500 Lakeshore Parkway in Rock Hill. Free food and gifts for those tested. For information go to or call 803-909-6363 ext 234.

• 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.

•  Home Instead Senior Care is offering free home safety checks to seniors during June’s National Safety Month. For information call Dani Hatfield at 888-296-2411 ext. 1482. Additional information is available at

Medical clinics

•  Family Resource Centers medical clinics will open in June to assist students who are uninsured or under-insured. Due to the high demand for physicals, parents must make an appointment and accompany their student to the clinic. For an appointment, please call 803-322-6636.

Rock Hill students may also be seen in Fort Mill, Clover or York if they cannot attend the clinic in Rock Hill. Days and location of clinics are listed below:

York Family Resource Center, 37 Pinckney St., open Tuesdays.

Fort Mill Family Resource Center, 120 E. Elliott St., open Wednesdays.

Clover Family Resource Center, 300 Clinton Ave., open Thursdays.

Rock Hill Family Resource Center, 410 E. Black St., open Fridays.

The clinic in Rock Hill will be open 8:30 a.m.-noon June 20, 28 and Aug. 8.

All clinics will be closed during July, will reopen the week of Aug. 4 and resume the full day schedule Aug. 11.

For information, call Cindy Hunt at ParentSmart at 803-981-1557.


• The York County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in York. For information, call Elaine Kershaw at the York Senior Center at 803-684-6115.


• The Finley High School class of 1964 will meet at noon Saturday at the Golden Corral, 1031 North Anderson Road, Rock Hill. All classmates are encourage to attend. For more information contact Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547, James Mayfield at 803-374-1090 or Kater Wylie Cornwell at704-661-7701.

• The Western York County branch of the NAACP executive board will meet at 6 p.m. June 26 at Wesley United Methodist Church. The regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

•  Indian Land alumni reunion for classes graduating 1930-1981 will be June 29 in the Indian Land Middle School gym with a covered-dish lunch (drinks provided). Doors open at 10 a.m. with lunch at 1 p.m.

• From 1965 to 1979, York celebrated South Carolina’s becoming a major grape-producing state with the South Carolina Grape Festival. Part of the fun of the festival was being chosen as a Grapette and ultimately the Queen of the festival. All former Grapettes are invited to a reunion, 10 a.m.-noon July 12 at the Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Highway, York. RSVP to or call 803-207-6682.

• 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.

•  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

•  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 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 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.

Send Community News items to or to 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. Deadline for the Thursday column is 5 p.m. Monday. Deadline for the Sunday column is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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