York School District's Parent Education and Family Literacy Program, 37 Pickney St., York, is planning the following events for parents with children ages birth to 5 years:
• Storytime and Cougar Cub Class, 11 a.m. today. Dina from the library will share stories and songs. The class provides activities for parents and children.
• Cougar Cub Class, 11 a.m. Jan. 22. The same activities will be offered at 6 p.m.
• A series of six free parenting classes will begin Jan. 28 and will continue on Jan. 29 and Feb. 4, 5, 12 and 13. Each session will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. Classes are free; parents must attend all classes to receive a certificate of completion. To register, call 684-1504.
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• A free health clinic is offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. A pediatrician is available starting at 10 a.m. Services include immunizations, sick visits, sports physicals, vision and hearing screenings and well care services. To make an appointment, call 322-6636.
Covekeepers plan talk on Lake Wylie drought
The Lake Wylie Covekeepers will host a program concerning the impact of the ongoing drought on the Catawba-Wateree River basin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Fez Club in Lake Wylie.
Riverkeeper Donna Lisenby will give a 45-minute presentation about ecology and the basic hydrology of surface water and ground water. She will also show dramatic examples of the drought's impact on the river.
For more information, call Steve Johnson at 389-3871.
Winter bash planned by Rock Hill Civitans
The Rock Hill Civitan Club will host a winter celebration at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Grace Lutheran Church Family Life Center.
Pizza, cookies and drinks will be served at 6:45. For details, call 366-6797.
Fish fry, bake sale planned at local chuch
Grace Ministries Church will have a fish fry and bake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the church, 1511 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill.
Plates include flounder, shrimp or chicken with fries, hush puppies, slaw and onion rings. Combination plates are also offered. Guests are invited to eat in or take home a to-go box.
For details, call 324-5921 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK events planned in Rock Hill, Columbia
The annual NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. service will be at the Freedom Center at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21, 215 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
The Rev. Dr. John McCoy, pastor at Nazareth Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker.
The NAACP King Day at the Dome will begin with a prayer service at 8:30 a.m. in Columbia.
The march lineup will begin at 9:30 and the rally at the Capitol begins at 10:15.
For details, call Sandra Oborokumo at 366-2184.
Deadline is Jan. 24 for Exalt Jesus applicants
The deadline to sign up for the Exalt Jesus Talent Show, hosted by the Women's Initiative Network, has been extended to Jan. 24.
Finalists will appear at the talent show on Feb. 15 at Ballantyne Village Theatre in Charlotte. The event is a Christian version of "American Idol," featuring a red carpet event, dinner and an awards ceremony.
Tickets to attend the show are $40 for individuals and $60 for couples before Jan. 30.
Applicants can register for the preliminary contest by submitting a cassette, CD or DVD of their performances along with the event form and a $25 entry fee to 3581 Centre Circle, Ste 104, Fort Mill, S.C., 29715.
Widows can find support through Hospice program
A widow support group offered by Hospice and Community Care will meet at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Hospice Community Care on India Hook Road in Rock Hill.
Widows who would like to share thoughts and feelings with others who have experienced the death of a husband are invited.
Registration is free, but is required. To register, call 329-1500.