The Young Yorkville Players will open the family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.
The show will continue next weekend, at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and 3 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets, available at the door, are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.
Gardening symposium announced at Withers Hall
The Master Gardeners of York County are sponsoring The Joy of Gardening Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Withers Hall, Winthrop University. The focus of the day will be gardening for outdoor living.
Noted author and award-winning landscape architect Keith Davitt will share techniques for outdoor garden designs.
Three breakout sessions will follow, with topics on antique roses, edible landscaping, small flowering trees, water gardening, sustainable gardening, diagnosing plant disorders, yard art, waterwise gardening and propagation techniques.
The $40 registration fee is due Feb. 16 and includes a buffet luncheon. For a brochure or more information, visit www.mastergardenerof yorkcounty.org, call 803-981-5303 or e-mail yorkjoyofgardening @yahoo.com.
Focus groups scheduled on local art community
The Arts Council of York County invites the community to participate in a series of focus group meetings with consultant Susan French Harper.
Participants will have an opportunity talk about the local art community and may help design programs to meet the county's growing needs.
Participants may be asked general questions about their relationship to the arts, how they are involved, how many events they have attended in the last year and how they receive information about the arts.
Times are 10 a.m. and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 on the second floor of the Tom S. Gettys Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
To register, call Debra Heintz at 328-2787 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Mill Cub Scouts plan Pinewood Derby
Fort Mill Cub Scout Pack 219 will race wooden, handmade cars during its annual Pinewood Derby from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at Fort Mill Ford on Gold Hill Road.
The event will showcase the Scouts' new 42-foot track and electronic timer.
The dealership's owner, Todd Grubb, agreed to help Pack 219's 2008 Pinewood Derby with a donation, as well as providing a location for the event, to be in the dealership's showrooms.
Parents, siblings and Scout friends will form a separate non-Scout division of racers for the event. Prizes for speed and design will be awarded.
Cub Scout membership is open to all boys from first through fifth grades. Pack 219 has 38 members at all ranks; they meet at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill, which sponsors the Pack.
Membership in the Pack is open to any boys in that age group who are interested in joining.
Pro se divorce clinic to be offered on Jan. 23
Local attorneys will conduct a free, instructional Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Rock Hill City Hall, Conference Room 202, 155 Johnston St.
The clinic is for people who have been separated from their spouses for more than one year, have no minor children or property to divide and are seeking a divorce on the grounds of one year continuous separation only.
Participants must know where their spouses live in order to attend. The clinic will include forms and instructions for filing divorce action in Family Court in York County, serving spouses with court papers, representing themselves at a final hearing and filing the correct final divorce documents, all without an attorney.
Pre-registration is required. To register or learn more about clinic requirements, call South Carolina Legal Services at 327-9001.
Donations are sought for needy area moms
New Life 91.9 will host The Carolinas' Largest Baby Shower from 4 to 6 p.m. this week, through Friday, to replenish items such as diapers, forumula, baby clothing and other newborn necessities for women and their families facing crisis pregnancies.
Donations will be accepted at these days and centers:
• Today, Palmetto Pregnancy Center, 828 Lucas St., Rock Hill.
• Wednesday, Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center, 718 S. Main St., Lancaster.
• Thursday, H.E.L.P. Crisis Pregnancy Center, 1700 Secrest Shortcut Road, Monroe, N.C.
• Friday, Charlotte Pregnancy Resource Center, collecting at the Arboretum Chick-fil-A, 3217 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte.
Josh Uecker, heard weekdays on New Life, will broadcast live from the centers all week. For a list of donation wish lists from each center, visit www.newlife919.com.
Local groups have meeting news to share
The following groups will meet Thursday:
• Spencer Estates Neighborhood Association will have its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center at Belleview Elementary School, 501 Belleview Road, Rock Hill.
• The Lewisville Preservation Society will discuss the archaeological findings of Fort Motte at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Front Porch Restaurant on Lancaster Highway in Richburg. Guest speaker will be archaeologist and historian Steven Smith with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.
• The American Legion Auxillary of Fort Mill will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Legion Hall. The guest speaker will be Command 1st Sgt. Joseph Medlin.
Artist reception planned in Chester
An artist reception for Elizabeth Hawkins, who recently moved to the Chester area, will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ann D. Marion Gallery, 123 Main St., Chester. Hawkins' paintings are inspired by her love of the sea in New York and the sunny summers and snowy winters of Pennsylvania.
Thrift store sale will be this week
PATH's Thrift Store will continue its buy one, get one free sale on children's clothes through Saturday at the store, 31 N. Congress St., York. PATH serves needy families in the York School District.