Libraries closing for holidays
All libraries will close at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and remain closed Jan. 1.
For information about library programs and services, visit yclibrary.org.
Red Cross seeks blood donations
• 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 24, Sam’s Xpress, 2354 Parchment Blvd., Fort Mill.
• 2:30-7 p.m. Dec. 30, Tirzah A. R. Presbyterian Church, 6161 Mount Gallant Road, York.
For more information, visit Redcross.org.
CBCC posts blood drives
• 4-8 p.m. Dec. 26 and Dec. 30, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Donors receive a free movie ticket.
During December, every donor may sign a gift tag to be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered to children in the local hospitals as part of CBCC’s 10th annual Puppies for Patients program.
Call 704-972-4700 or go to carolinadonor.org for more information.
Pay library fines with donations
This charitable program allows library users to pay off fines for overdue materials with nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. For each donated item, $1 will be credited to outstanding fines. It will not cover the cost of lost or damaged materials.
Nonperishable food items, toiletries and disposable diapers will be collected. Items will be donated to York County food banks. Library patrons are encouraged to participate even if they have no outstanding library fines.
Donations will be accepted at all libraries and the bookmobile. For more information, visit yclibrary.org.
Country couple dance class starts Jan. 8
Beginners class is 7:30-8:15 p.m. Intermediate is 8:15 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $30 per person for six-week session.
Couples preferred, but singles welcome.
For information, call 803-831-1076.
Tax program needs volunteers
Volunteers will be trained by the Internal Revenue Service, S.C. Department of Revenue and N.C. Department of Revenue to prepare basic tax returns.
The training is free to volunteers who will learn to prepare 1040A, 1040EZ and the basic 1040 forms with schedule A and B.
Training will include the filing of tax return on computers. Training will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12-16 at Rock Hill City Hall, 155 Johnston St., in the Wellness Center on the first floor. For information, call 803-322-4195.
Apply for Citizens Police Academy
The academy runs 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays for 10 sessions March 2-May 4. A formal graduation will be held May 11.
The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from the divisions. The goal is to create partnerships with York County residents for better efficiency.
The free class is open to adults 18 and older.
Applications, accepted through Jan. 31, are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, district offices and online at yorkcountysheriff.com. Call 803-628-7634 for more information.
Flu shots for children available
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center, 410 E. Black St. Children birth to age 18 who do not have health insurance can see a doctor or nurse practitioner. Services include sick visits, immunizations, and sports and school physicals.
For appointments, call 803-322-6636.
Other clinics are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover. York County children may attend any of the four clinics.
CHS Class of ’85 plans reunion
Classmates can send contact information to email@example.com or call 704-582-0781.
Agape offers Canine Forward program
The program recognizes the importance of the relationship between the owner and his or her pet.
The program depends volunteers for walking, playing with and brushing the animals.
Canine Forward provides training. To volunteer, call 803-329-4544.
Riding center seeks support
Donations go through the Community Foundation of Gaston County. Call 704-241-2270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA plans ski trip for next year
The group will stay at the Timberline Condominiums in Snowmass. The package includes a range of rooming options for five nights; transfers to and from the airport, and from the airport to Timberline; luggage service; four-day lift ticket to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk ski areas; shuttle service from Snowmass to Aspen; and a welcome reception and slope-side picnic.
Call 803-324-9622, ext. 228, or visit upymca.org.
Registration open for gardening event
Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County, the day-long event will include seven gardening experts, break-out sessions, vendors and a chance to win door prizes.
The early registration fee, which includes lunch, is $50. After Dec. 31, the cost will be $60.
To register, visit symposium.yorkmg.org/registration.
To pay by mail, make checks payable to: Master Gardeners of York County, and mail to: 266 Fischer Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.