The Young Yorkville Players will present "The Shakespeare Project" and "The Fifteen Minute Hamlet" at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, July 25, 26 and at 3 p.m. July 20 and 27.
In "The Shakespeare Project," adapted by James Zager, the most famous scenes and monologues are taken from a selection of Shakespearean works and presented in a contemporary style with new interpretations. In "Fifteen Minute Hamlet," Tom Stoppard's version takes the most famous and best- loved lines from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and condenses them into a hilarious 15-minute version.
Tickets are $8 adults and $5 children and may be purchased at the door. For details, call (866) 334-0064 or 980-7412 or visit www.yorkvilleplayers.com.
Get football tips from South Pointe High coach
Fewell Park will have a football seminar, "In the Huddle" with Bobby Carroll, head football coach at South Pointe High School, at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the park, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill. Carroll will cover various aspects of the game for interested adult or youth. Topics include rules, plays and more. The event is free. For details, call Jim Austin, center supervisor, at 329-5645 or visit www.rockhillrocks.com.
Tega Cay planning annual bash, community events
The Tega Cay Community will have the following events:
n The eighth annual Tega Cay Bash will be from 7 to 11 p.m. July 26 at the Tega Cay Golf Club and Community Center, 1 Molokai Drive, Fort Mill. This year's theme is football fever. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For details and tickets, call Trudie Bolin Heemsoth at 547-5900 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
n Tega Cay's 7th annual baseball night will be July 26 at the Knights Baseball Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill. A tailgate party will be at 5 p.m., pregame activities will be at 6:45 p.m. and the game starts at 7:15 p.m. Bob Cullen, Citizen of the Year, will throw the game's first pitch. The evening will end with fireworks. Neighborhood groups are encouraged to join in along with the Vintage Club, Fire Department, Lions and other participating groups. For details and reserved seat tickets, call Bill Fenton at 548-6206 or Barbie Staples at 548-3512, Ext. 123.
Red Hat Rubies planning now for Christmas Ball
The Red Hat Rubies of Rock Hill will have its formal Christmas Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 22. Cost is $45 per person and includes a sit down dinner, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, cash bar and disk jockey.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by Aug. 1. Send checks and make them payable to Rock Hill Rubies, Annette Greene, 230 Campsite Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732. Include name, chapter name, address, e-mail address and escort's name if applicable. Tickets and directions will be mailed two weeks prior to the event. No refunds are given after Aug. 1.
Get in on McCelvey fun with season passes
Season tickets for the 2008-2009 McCelvey series, a performing arts series, are now available. The Shady Grove Band will kick off the season on Sept. 20. Future performances include War Bonds, the Annie Moses Band and Simply Sinatra. Season tickets are $55 for CHM members and $75 for non-members by calling 684-3948.
York's Hunter Street school offers summer reading
Hunter Street Elementary School will have a summer reading program for its students. Students may check out books from the library and participate in fun literacy activities on these dates:
n Monday, activities, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., library open, 3 to 6 p.m.
n July 21, activities, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., library open, 9 a.m. to noon.
n July 28, activities, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., library open, 3 to 6 p.m.
n Aug. 4, activities, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., library open 9 a.m. to noon.
Arts council offering several classes to expand talents
The Arts Council of Rock Hill will have the following classes:
n A pottery workshop led by Mickey Shane will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26 at the Rock Hill Pottery Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Shane is a noted ceramic artist and will demonstrate how adornments such as handles, spouts, ilds and others, when combined on a pot, can have a greater effect as a whole than their individual effects. Shane will discuss formal relationships and proportions when creating pottery and how to allow one's work to grow naturally. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the discussion. Cost is $50 and the deadline to register is July 21. The workshop is part of the Arts Council of York County's 2008 Workshop Series. For details, call the Pottery Center 980-3888, the Arts Council at 328-2787 or visit www.yorkcountyarts.org.
n Sculpture cake carving techniques, 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. July 29 at the Cookie Cafe, 113 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The class is demonstration only. Cost is $10 and includes refreshments. Registration forms can be obtained at the cafe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 25. For details, visit www.cakemanonline.com. or call 980-5812.
n Fondant techniques, 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Cookie Cafe, 113 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The class is demonstration and participation with all materials supplied. Cost is $20 for class and $10 for materials fee. Registration forms can be obtained at the cafe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 25. For details, visit www.cakemanonline.com. or call 980-5812.
Cheerleading camp set at Northwestern
Small Fry, Pee Wee and Gra Y cheerleaders will have a week-long cheerleading camp from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week at Northwestern High School, 2503 W. Main St., Rock Hill.
Registration is $45 for YMCA members and $50 for non-members. Register at the YMCA, 402 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. For details, call Mike Herndon at the YMCA, 329-9622.
Life Builders needs help to teach English classes
Life Builders ESL Ministry offers free English classes to those wanting to learn or improve their English. Classes meet every week beginning in September. Teachers and volunteers are needed to help with classes. Training for teachers will begin in August. Classes are offered in Rock Hill, York, Clover, Fort Mill and Lancaster. For details, call Barbara at 327-6144 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to the heart of print with research workshop
A seminar on using newspapers for research, will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Historical Center of York County at McCelvey Center 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Participants will discover valuable information that genealogists can find in the Yorkville Enquirer. The free event is part of the Ancestors and Archives series.
Farmers invited to rediscover through experiences
A workshop for new and experienced farmers, Rediscovering the Farm, will feature discussions by successful farmers and other experts about their experiences of producing crops, livestock and value added products. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at USC Salkehatchie, 807 Hampton St., Walterboro. Participants may pick and choose sessions according to their interests. Cost is $10 per person. Space is limited. Make checks payable to Clemson University and send payment by Aug. 1 to Rediscovering the Farm, P.O. Box 1086, Walterboro, SC 29488. The workshop is sponsored by the Clemson Extension Service.
Redemption World Fellowship has class for singles
Redemption World Fellowship of Rock Hill is sponsoring a new class for singles or others that are interested in finding a direction in life. The class will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. July 28 at 1524 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Registration is $30 and includes study material. For details, call Lorie Mayfield at (704) 257-4542 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Christian singles invited to mingle at Clover church
Clover First Baptist Church invites single and single-again Christian adults of all denominations to a summer singles mingle at 7 p.m. July 25 at the church, 117 S. Main St., Clover. The event will include food, fun, fellowship and networking with area singles. Child care will not be available. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crescent Shriners planning steak night monthly
The Crescent Shrine Club will have a steak night from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and every third Saturday of each month at the club, 2065 McConnells Hwy., Rock Hill. Steak is $12 and hamburger steak is $9, and both plates include baked potato, tea or coffee, roll and salad bar. The event is open to the public. For details, call Barry at 684-4117.
Local groups making plans for fundraising events
These area fundraisers are happening:
n CRAVE, a youth mentoring program, is seeking school supplies or monetary donations for a school supply give away for low income children to be held Tuesday and Thursday this week. Items may be dropped off at the Emmett Scott Center, 801 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Also, the organization can pick up donated items. For details, call Latoya Mayes, (803) 984-2975.
n Rosevelt Community Watch is seeking school supplies or monetary donations for its 14 annual Back to School Bash to be held at Rosevelt Community Park in Clover. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 at the Rosevelt Community Center, Wilson St., Clover or can be given to any community watch member. Monetary donations can be sent to Rosevelt Community Festival, P.O. Box 1352, Clover, SC 29710. For details, call Willie Phillips at (803) 222-3772 or (803) 389-7031.
n Thrift Store Ministries of Western York County, 31 N. Congress St., York, will have a buy-one-get-one-free sale on men's and women's shorts and T-shirts this week. The store needs donations of furniture, clothing, appliances and other items. Volunteers are needed. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; the store is closed Wednesday and Sunday. Thrift Store Ministries serves needy families in the York school district. For details, call 628-0808.
n Restoration Outreach Ministries will have a benefit horse show at 10 a.m. July 26 at the Greenway, Old Charlotte Highway, Fort Mill. Gate fees are $5 adults, and $3 children younger than 12. Concessions will be on the grounds. Horse show participants must have current coggins and cost is $ 5 per class for most classes. All proceeds go to Restoration Ranch, a non-profit charity organization. For details, call Janice, 417-2640; or Hilary, (803) 448-9704.
n The Humane Society of Lancaster will have a Saturday Social to benefit the animals of Lancaster County from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 at 126 S. Main St., Lancaster. Grilled hot dog plates and cold beverages will be sold. Pets will be available for adoption. Adoption fees are $100 with a $50 refund upon proof pet has been spayed or neutered. For details, call the hot line at (803) 285-5900 or e-mail the Humane Society at email@example.com.
York County Library programs continue through July
All York County libraries will offer a free vacation reading program for ages 3 to 12 through Aug. 1. For details, visit www.yclibrary.org or call 981-5888. Children can keep track of minutes read or being read to and will receive prizes when they meet goals.
A partial program schedule is:
n Big Bad, Little Red Pig Show, a family program, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Mill Public Library; 1, 2:30 and 4 p .m. Wednesday at the York County Library; 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clover Public Library; 2:30 and 4 p .m. Thursday at the York Public Library; and 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lake Wylie Public Library. An original puppet show that blends two classic children's stories for a family-friendly program.
n YMCA Activate Series: Food and disease, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the York County Library. Learn how to reduce your risk of chronic diseases through daily lifestyle changes . The program is part of the YMCA activate healthy living series.
n Itty Bitty Baby Bugs, for babies 23 months and younger and their caregivers, 10 a.m. Thursday at the York County Library. Call 981-5888 to register. Bring babies to a wiggly, giggly story time filled with stories, rhymes and songs about our smallest creatures.
n Toddler time, for ages 24 to 35 months, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Fort Mill Public Library. A weekly story time with songs, finger plays and movement activities for toddlers and their parent or caregiver.
n Jumping Jitterbugs, a story time for ages 24 to 35 months and their caregivers, 4 p.m. July 21 at the York County Library. To register, call 981-5888.
n The Ugly Duckling, 1, 2:30, and 4 p.m. July 22 at the Fort Mill Public Library; 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. July 23 at the York County Library; 10:30 a.m. July 24 at the Clover Public Library; 2:30 and 4 p.m. July 24 at the York Public Library; and 10:30 a.m. July 25 at the Lake Wylie Public Library. Porkchop Productions brings colorful characters, big laughs and audience participation in this whimsical adaptation of the classic tale about a misfit duckling trying to find her place in the world.
n Creepy, Crawly Critters, for ages 6 to 9, 11 a.m. July 22 at the York County Library. To register call 981-5888. Explore the lives of good and bad bugs with a special guest, The Orkin Lady, become a certified master bug hunter and make insect crafts.
n Insect-O-Mania, for ages 10 to 12, 3 p.m. July 29, York County Library, Rock Hill. Learn about the life of bees from a local beekeeper and make an earthworm hotel. To register, call 981-5888.
n Family story time, story time for children of all ages accompanied by an adult, 4 p.m. Thursdays through July 31 at the York County Library.
The summer reading program for teens also will run through Aug. 1, with programs, prizes and food for rising sixth- through 12th-graders. Some programs require advance registration. A sample of programs are listed below. For a complete schedule visit www.yclibrary.org or call 981-5830. Related events include:
n Green teens, an altered clothing workshop, for rising sixth- through 12th-graders, 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday at the York County Library, Rock Hill. Call 981-5860 to register. Participants can create a vest from old jeans. Bring a bagged lunch; drinks and desserts are provided.
n Teen Advisory Board, 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the York Public Library. The teen advisory board selects materials for the young adult collection and plans events for teens.
n Rock on with rock band, for rising sixth- to 12th-graders, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clover Public Library and 5 to 7 p.m. July 31 at the Fort Mill Public Library. Teens can explore their inner rock star with Wii's "Rock Band" and play other video games.
n Teen Bling Jewelry Workshop, for rising sixth- to 12th-graders, 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 26 at the York County Library, call 981-5860 to register. Learn how to make earrings using wire, jewelry findings and tools. Each participant will make at least 3 pairs of earrings.
n Anime Fest, for rising sixth- to 12th-graders, 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 at the York County Library. To register call 981-5860.
Library locations are:
n The York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill, 981-5858.
n The York Library, 21 E. Liberty St., York, 684-3751.
n The Clover Library, 107 Knox St., Clover, (803) 222-3474.
n Fort Mill Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill, 547-4114.
n The Lake Wylie Library, 185 Blucher Circle, Lake Wylie, (803) 831-7774.
Historic Rock Hill, Humane Society meeting
These area groups will meet:
n Historic Rock Hill will have a membership and community meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rock Hill City Hall, 155 Johnson St. Speaker will be Stephen Turner of Rock Hill. Turner will show a collection of early Rock Hill postcards and photographs. The program is free and open to the public.
n The Humane Society of Lancaster County will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Covenant Baptist Church, Craig Farm Road, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-5900 or visit www.savelancasterpets.org.
Alumni groups announce dinner, planning sessions
The following alumni announce reunion/meeting information:
n The Emmett Scott High School class of 1967 will meet for its monthly birthday fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Chili's Bar and Grill, 630 Tinsley Way Rock Hill.
n A planning meeting for the Joint High School reunion for Rock Hill High School and Northwestern High School classes of 1973 and 1974 will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rogers Memorial Church, 1756 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill. Those interested in working on the planning team should attend this meeting. Those wishing to help but unable to attend the meeting should submit contact information to Dale Dove at 327-1910 or e-mail Dale@Dove-Barton.com. The reunion will be held June 19 through 21, 2009.
Family members asked to make note of reunions
The following families are having reunions:
n The descendants of the late William Thomas Williams and Annie Graham Williams will have a family reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at Neely's Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 974 Neelys Creek Road, Rock Hill. A picnic supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a business meeting will follow. Each family is asked to bring a picnic basket and tea. For details, call Eugene Mitchell at 327-5653.
n The 71st annual reunion of the descendants of Capt. John Whitley Mitchell and Jemima Plaxco Mitchell will be at 1 p.m. July 20 at Mount Holly United Methodist Church, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill. A picnic lunch will be followed by a business meeting. For details, call Don Mitchell at 684-2490.
n The descendants of Easter and J.C. McMullen are having a family reunion Aug. 29 through 31. Registration will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Cherry Park. For details, call Bobbie McMullen Marshall at 329-6228 or Joanne McMullen Wright at 329-4211.
Union Baptist seminar will relay information on AIDS
An AIDs information workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Union Baptist Church Community Family Life Center, 1195 Hands Mill Highway, Rock Hill. The Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Catawba Care Coalition will provide information about HIV/AIDs prevention, treatment and detection. Testing will be available and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Alliance and the Health and Wellness Ministry of the Union Baptist Church Community Family Life Center. For details, call 327-2477 or 327-5068.
Get cholesterol, blood sugar checked at K-mart
A free total cholesterol and diabetes screening will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 at K-mart, 2302 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. No appointment is needed. Screenings will be done by CholestCheck Health Screening Services and the event is sponsored by K-mart. For details, call CholestCheck at (800) 713-3301.
Sterling House plans days of free events
The Sterling House of Rock Hill will have the following free events:
n Wellness day, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday. Learn about physical wellness and fun exercise.
n Purposeful activity day, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Gardening begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by meaningful crafts at 11 a.m.
n Spiritual heart and emotions day, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Larry Sizemore, senior associate pastor of First Baptist Church, will present a program, Caring for our Spiritual Heart.
n Socialization and intellect day, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Learn about the Alzheimer's Association's maintain your brain program.
n Turn down the music, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Registered nurse Stephanie Campbell of Total Care Home Health, will speak about how to socialize, relax, enhance your mood and lower stress with music.
n Veteran's benefit seminar, 3 p.m. July 24. The seminar addresses benefits concerning assisted living available for veterans and surviving spouses. Pat Nivens with York County Veterans Affairs will discuss the services available.
For details and reservations on these events, call 366-1189.
Yorktowne Village hosting seminar on veteran benefits
Yorktowne Village Assisted Living will have a seminar on the assisted living benefits available to veterans and surviving spouses. The free seminar will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the center, 40-42 Ross Cannon St., York. Pat Nivens of York County Veterans Affairs will discuss services available. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available. For reservations and details, call Amanda at 684-0183.
Hospices' Project HOPE gives help to grieving children
Hospice and Community Care will have a therapeutic art project for grieving children, Project HOPE, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the campus, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Project HOPE, healing ourselves through personal expression, is an outlet for grieving children to express grief in a healthy, creative way and to raise awareness for grieving children and teens.
Bereaved children are invited to create works of art with the assistance of a grief counselor and local artists. The program is free. Registration is required by calling the bereavement counseling department at Hospice and Community Care at 329-1500.
Red Cross sending out word: Blood donations needed
The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donors. Its current supply is not sufficient to meet the current demands of local hospitals. All blood types are needed, but donors with type O positive, O negative, A negative and A positive are especially needed.
The American Red Cross York County Bloodmobile schedule for July is as follows:
n Tuesday, 3:30 to 8 p.m., Sharon Baptist Church, 3850 York Road, Sharon.
n Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., AbitibiBowter, 5300 Cureton Ferry Road, Catawba.
n July 21, 2:30 to 7 p.m., American Red Cross, 200 Piedmont Blvd., Rock Hill.
n July 22, 3:30 to 8 p.m., West End Baptist Church, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill.
n July 23, 2 to 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 29525 Munn Road, Fort Mill.
n July 26, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Maggie Moo's Ice Cream, 753 Crossroads Plaza, in the Tega Cay Village Shopping Center, Fort Mill. All donors will receive a pint of icecream, a ticket to see the Charlotte Knights on August 22 and be entered into a region-wide drawing for a $1,000 gas card. For an appointment, call 548-6244.
n July 29, 2:30 to 7 p.m., Fort Mill community at First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.
n July 31, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tyco Electronics, 200 Interconnect Drive, Rock Hill.
Parkinson Support Group will discuss family interaction
The Rock Hill Parkinson Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at HealthSouth of Rock Hill, 175 Amendment Ave., Rock Hill. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month. The program will be on talking to children and grandchildren about Parkinson's by Janice Broach from Hospice Care of S.C. For details, call Kris Kessling at 327-8442 or Don Robertson at 324-8861.