Gallery Up will present the Winthrop University silent art auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Gettys Center, second floor, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
The auction will feature the artwork of Winthrop University students, faculty and alumni in a variety of mediums, available at a variety of prices. Works will include photography, painting, printmaking, jewelry and sculpture.
Auction items will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with the auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Winners must be present at 9:30 p.m. to claim their art. The event is free and light hors d'ouevres will be served.
Partial proceeds from the auction will be used to create a purchase award for the Winthrop 2008 Undergraduate Exhibiton. For details, call 980-5355 or visit visit www.galleryup.com.
Winthrop art exhibits focus on gender, video
Winthrop University will host the following new art exhibits:
• Performing Gender, Friday through March 27 in Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries. A winter reception will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Rutledge Gallery. This exhibition, a sampling of artwork and photographs from around the region, addresses works that graphically represent the body and comment on gender identity. It includes mature subject matter.
• DVD Invitational, Friday through March 6 in McLaurin Hall's Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery. The exhibit features video art works from students in the Department of Design and the Department of Fine Arts.
The exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The gallery will be closed March 17 to 21 for spring break.
For details, call 323-2493 or visit www.winthrop.edu/vpa/galleries.
Africa Alive, family day are planned at MYCO
The Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, will have the following events:
• Africa Alive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Visitors will learn about Africa and its part in American history through storytelling, music, crafts, activities and planetarium programs. West African drum and dance group Borenya will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Vendors will sell African and African-American merchandise. Ethiopian dish tasting will be in the Elephant Hall. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 youth ages 4 to 17 and free for ages 3 and younger. CHM members receive a $2 discount.
• Family Discovery Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and School's Out Discovery Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18. Curators will demonstrate how bark, snow, leaves and water are created for exhibits. On Saturday, learn about animal tracks and meet the museum's corn snake. On Feb. 18, make a turtle rattle and meet the museums's turtles. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 youth ages 4 to 17 and free for CHM members and children ages 3 and younger. For details, call 329-2121.
Black history talent will be on Saturday
The youth missionary department of Tabernacle AME Zion Church will host its third annual black history talent showcase at 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 320 Old Friendship Road, Rock Hill.
Participants of any age are needed for song, dance, poetry and art. Admission is free. For details, call Shonika or Crystal Burns, (803) 524-1872.
Wild game events to feature cooking, deer grunting
Southside Baptist Church is having its sixth annual wild game supper at 6 p.m. Saturday in the family life center, 1229 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. The event is for men only. Participants are asked to bring a cooked wild meat and dress in outdoor gear.
Speaker will be evangelist Chuck Coffey, a bow and turkey hunter. There will be a cooking contest, deer grunting and turkey and duck calling demonstrations, storytelling and door prizes. For details, call 324-0627.
Paddle trip, waterfall hike are planned by Rock Hill PRT
Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism has planned the following trips:
• Winter Waterfall Hike, Feb. 23. A one-day trip to South Mountains State Park near Shelby, N.C., for a two-mile hike and picnic lunch. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, snacks and water. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Cost is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.
• Low Country Paddle, rescheduled for March 8 and 9. An overnight kayak trip on the coastal plain of South Carolina to include Wallace River, Tea Farm Creek and Edisto River. Cost is $150 per person for double occupancy or $185 for single. Tagalongs with their own boats can deduct $20 from the cost. Transportation, lodging, breakfast, guide service and equipment are included.
Master garden event will include three special sessions
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.
Keith Davitt, author and award-winning landscape architect, will discuss techniques to achieve garden designs for outdoor living.
After the garden design discussion, there will be three different program sessions. Each session will include three different topics from which participants can choose.
They are Session 1, antique roses, edible landscaping and small flowering trees; Session 2, water gardening, sustainable gardening and diagnosing plant disorders; and Session 3, yard art, waterwise gardening and propagation techniques.
Cost is $40 and includes a buffet lunch and goody bags. Vendors will be present. Registration deadline is Saturday. For details, call 981-5303, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mastergardenerofyorkcounty.org.
Ceramics, painting offered at Fewell Park
The following art classes will be offered at Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill:
• Ceramics with Ann Pike, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, March 4 to April 8. Cost, $2 plus supplies.
• Decorative painting with Jean Greco, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 6 to April 10. Cost, $65.
• Watercolor painting with Johnny Wine, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, March 3 to 31 or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 6 to April 3. Cost, $44.
• Creative photography with Rebecca McNeely, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4 to 25. Cost, $44.
• Kids 'n pottery with Janet Ebersold, for children ages 6 to 14, 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, March 3 to 17 and April 7 to 21. Cost, $60, includes supplies.
• Sign language with Becky Caughman, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4 to May 6. Cost, $75, and participants are asked to bring ear plugs.
Registration for classes will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at the center. For details, visit www.rockhillrocks.com.
Local disaster forum planned in Lake Wylie
The River Hills Community Association will sponsor a Lake Wylie disaster preparedness forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Camp Thunderbird Recreation Hall, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie.
Speakers will be Cotton Howell and Tom Smith of the York County Council. There will be a question and answer session with Smith. All Lake Wylie area residents are invited.
Boy Scouts, band boosters are planning local benefits
The following groups are having fundraisers:
• The York District of the Boy Scouts of Americal will have its annual Friends of Scouting Pacesetter Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Laurel Creek Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill. Guest speaker will be William F. "Rick" Cronk, retired president of Dreyer's (Edy's) Ice Cream and current National Boy Scouts of America board president. Funds from the event are used to help local Scouts continue their community work and help Scouts and their families participate in overnight Scouting activities. For details, call Eddie Brown, 325-9178.
• Bethlehem First Presbyterian Church will host a fundraiser for Yama Adams from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 1 at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 2260 Chester Highway, York. Funds will be used to help with medical expenses related to a kidney transplant. Fried fish or chicken plates, prepared by Graham's Fish Fry of Gastonia, N.C., will be $7. There will be a bake sale, raffle and silent auction. For details, call (803) 230-9154.
• The Fort Mill Band Booster Club will have an oyster roast and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1 at the Field Trail Barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway, 835 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill. The event will benefit the Fort Mill and Nation Ford high school band programs. Steamed oysters, all you can eat, will be $25. Advance tickets must be purchased for the oyster roast. Hot dogs, fish stew and soft drinks will be sold separately. The auction does not require advance tickets. For details, call 547-3114.
• PATH's Thrift Store, 31 N. Congress St., York , will have a book sale, buy two, get one free of the same kind, Monday to Friday. Tuesday is customer appreciation day and all clothing is buy one get one free. PATH serves needy families in the York school district.
Driver safety program is scheduled at YMCA
The Silver Fox Club and Rock Hill YMCA will host an AARP driver safety program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 to 21 in the upstairs meeting room at the YMCA, 402 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. For details, contact Joyce, 329-9622.
Library has classes in computers, job searching
The York County Library will have the following free computer classes:
• Basic computer skills, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Covers parts of a computer, computer terms and mouse operation. No computer experience is required.
• Basic Internet skills, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb 19. Covers Internet terms, Internet surfing and search engines. Experience with windows and mouse and previous class attendance is required.
• E-mail, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20. Create and manage a free web-based e-mail account. Experience with Internet and a mouse is required.
• Excel 2007, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21. Create, edit and format a simple spreadsheet. Experience with Windows and a mouse is required.
• Powerpoint 2007, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Create and format a simple slideshow presentation. Experience with Windows and a mouse is required.
• Resume writing, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26. Covers types of resumes and resume writing. Basic computer experience is required.
• Job searching, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27. Learn job searching on the Internet. Experience with Internet and a mouse is required.
• Word 2007, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Create, edit and format a Word document. Experience with Windows and a mouse is required.
To register, call 981-5845 beginning Monday. For details, visit www.yclibrary.org.
Woman's club, Sierrans have event news to share
The following groups will meet:
• The Women's Club of Rock Hill will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the clubhouse, 607 Aiken Ave., Rock Hill. The club's international affairs department, chaired by Kathryn Gilchrist, will present a program on micro-loans to developing countries. The department has chosen to make loans through kiva.org to women in Bolivia, Peru and Uganda working for their financial independence. The club will receive e-mail updates from businesses sponsored. The Kiva project and others will be discussed. In addition to the Kiva project, the international affairs department financially supported Project Smile and Heifer International and worked with the home life department, chaired by Judy McCardle, and the conservation department, chaired by Lois Kirkpatrick, to make diapers from T-shirts to send to Honduras.
• The Henry's Knob Group of the South Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley Foundation, 406 Stewart Ave., Rock Hill. Gary Smith, a Greenpeace member and advocate for environmental sanity, will discuss yellow band disease and the threat facing coral populations in the Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles. For details, call Joe Zdenek, 366-9763.
• The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by a business meeting at noon at Firebonz Barbeque and Grill, 2445 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. For details, call 684-3804.
• The Marine Corps League, consisting of retired and veteran Marines, will hold its yearly installation of officers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. For details, call Don Hicks, 517-7253 or 328-1054.
• The Kings Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Parish House of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 E. Liberty St., York. Guest will be Bonnie S. Glasgow, State DAR Regent from Columbia. Visitors are welcome. For details, call Dorothy F. Martin, (803) 831-8086.
Support groups meeting for mental illness, Parkinsons
The following support groups will meet:
• The National Alliance on Mental Illness will have at meeting at 6 p.m. for the support group and a 7 p.m. general meeting Tuesday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. There will be a panel discussion on crisis management by local NAMI members. The meeting and support group are open to the public. For details, call NAMI at (803) 802-4484.
• The Rock Hill Parkinson support group will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Sterling House, 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Lunch will be provided at noon and a meeting will follow at 1 p.m. Reservations are required by Feb. 18 for the lunch. For reservations and details, call Carolyn Petroski, (704) 248-3714 or 1-866-903-7275, or e-mail cpetroski@ parkinsonassociation.org.
• The Catawba Area Agency on Aging and Agape Hospice will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2868 Gaston Farm Road, Richburg. Caregivers can learn new ideas to help care and cope. For details, call Sue Anderson, (803) 377-3322, Agape Hospice, 329-4544 or 1-866-202-6342, or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Southern Piedmont Adoptive Families of America will have a welcome for new visitors at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor temporary conference room of the Catholic Diocese Pastoral Center, 1123 S. Church St., Charlotte. Mark Eckman of the Datz Foundation will discuss how full membership of the United States in The Hague Adoption Convention will affect international adoptions by U.S. citizens. For details, visit www.spafa.org or call Elaine Lane at 548-7668.
Youth mental disorders are topic of new course
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is having a free six-week course for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who have behavioral and emotional disorders.
Such disorders may include ADD/ADHD, depression, bi- polar, anxiety, obsessive compulsive, schizophrenia and others.
Classes will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21 through March 27 at The Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
Participants will learn about the disorders, available help and resources, record keeping and self-care.
A free binder with couse materials is provided. Pre-registration is required. Call (803) 802-4484 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images seen with ears is topic of workshop
Sterling House assisted living, 1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, will host a free health and education seminar about music and the images we see with our ears from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21.
Stephanie Campbell, a registered nurse with Total Care, will present the program. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered.For reservations and information, call 366-1189.
This 2-year-old neutered male black Labrador retriever is available for adoption from York County Animal Control. For details, call 628-3190. Other local groups that have animals to adopt are:
• Humane Society of York County, 802-0902.
• Recycled Pets, 981-5087, www.recycledpetsonline.com.
• Richardson Rescue, 684-6865 or www.richardsonrescue.org.
• Pug Lover's Rescue, 980-7729 or email@example.com.
• Chester County Animal Control, (803) 385-6341.
• Lancaster County Animal Shelter, (803) 286-8103.