▪ South Carolina Department of Natural Resources fishing rodeo for ages 15 and younger, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdayat the Draper Wildlife Management Area in McConnells, adjacent to Historic Brattonsville. Fishing poles and bait proved. Bring a pole if you have one. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Free lunch for registered children. Register on site or at dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos or call 803-737-8483. On May 27, the SCDNR will offer free boat inspections, 10 a.m.-noon at Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill as part Safe Boating Week, May 20-26.
▪ Bethel Volunteer Fire Department 50th anniversary, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Station 1, 5620 Oakridge Road, Lake Wylie, with ice cream, face painting, music and other children’s activities. Firefighters will be smoking and selling Boston butts, about 8 pounds, for $35. All orders must be made in advance at 803-412-7669.
▪ Keystone Substance Abuse Services and Werner Family Chiropractic 11th annual COOLFest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the BMX Supercross Field at the Riverwalk, Rock Hill. The field day includes Tug o’ War, relay races, volleyball, bowling, obstacle courses and more. COOLFest features giant inflatables, face painting, contests, giveaways and a safety zone. There will be a prize drawing including family passes to Tweetsie Railroad and Lazy 5 Ranch. Free and open to the public. Details: coolfest.org.
▪ Glencairn BloomFest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the meadow at Glencairn Garden with garden-themed vendors, music, garden tours and plant sales, hot dog lunch and baked treats. Children’s activities celebrating National Kids to Parks Day are featured. Details: cityofrockhill.com/bloomfest.
▪ “Liberty or Death – the Revolutionary War in the Carolinas,” a national reenactment portraying how the turning point of the revolution was defined in South Carolina, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Historic Brattonsville, McConnells. The event will feature reenactments of the three largest land battles – Kings Mountain, Camden and Eutaw Springs -- fought in South Carolina during the American Revolution. More than 300 reenactors will form infantry and cavalry regiments for one of the largest overarching living history demonstrations in the Southeast. Admission: adult, $10; senior, $8; ages 4-17, $6 and free for members and age 3 and younger. Details: chmuseums.org/brattonsville or 803-684-2327.
▪ Masters Car Club Shriners car show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, York County Crescent Shrine Club, 2065 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill. Entry fee: $20 and includes one lunch. There will be custom trophies, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and hot dog lunch. Proceeds to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
▪ Rock Hill Community Theatre Spirit Night, 4-9 p.m. Monday at Mario's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 2349 Cherry Road. The theater will get 20 percent of the proceeds if you tell the server you support Rock Hill Community Theatre.
▪ Spencer Estates Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, City Operations Center, 757 S Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Tim Sylvester with the public works department will speak.
▪ Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter, 1-2:30 p.m., lunch; 4 p.m. meeting, Tuesday Oak Room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land. Details: 803-228-0248
▪ Rock Hill Council of Neighborhoods, 6:30 p.m. May 25 at Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Road. Councilwoman Kathy Pender and members of the Rock Hill Police Department will speak at this special Ward 2 event. Open to the public.
▪ Commissioners of the York Soil & Water Conservation District, 5 p.m. May 25 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway,York. Open to the public. Details: 803-684-3137 ext. 101.
▪ Rock Hill Community Theatre presents “Play On!” by Rick Abbott, a hilarious story of a theater group trying to put on a play in spite of interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. The play is directed by Sheri Marvin. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 25-27 and 3 p.m. Sunday and May 28. Tickets: $15, adults; $12, seniors and students; $2 discount for matinees; rockhilltheatre.org or call 803-326-7428.
▪ Ballroom Dance Club, May 19 in the Oak Room of the Fort Mill Golf Club, 101 Country Club Lane, Fort Mill. Guests: $15, couples; $7.50, singles which includes a 30-minute dance lesson. Dances include swing and shag. Light refreshments provided and you may bring wine. Dressy casual. All skill levels are welcome. Details: 803-329-5764, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
▪ Rock Hill Area Shag Club, 7 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations, inside the Ramada Inn on North Cherry Road. The Kentucky Derby Party is $3, members and $5, guests. Details: Frankie McConnell at 803-517-1859 or email email@example.com.
▪ Camp High Hopes is enrolling for its summer camp for ages 8-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 12-15 and 19-22 at Boyd Hill Baptist Church life center. Details: 803-324-1502.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Biking Bonanza, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center at Riverwalk. Bring your helmet and bike to ride at Giordana Velodrome, Novant Health BMX Supercross Track, Criterium Course and Mountain Bike Trails. Free. Canceled in case of rain. Details: bikerockhill.com or at 803-326-2479.
▪ Deadline to apply for Arts Council of York County small grants for programs in July-September is 5 p.m. June 1. The grants are awarded to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools in York County to support projects of high artistic quality. Special arts projects that develop during the year are eligible for small grants. Requests of up to $1,000 per grant can be made, and groups can get up to two grants in a calendar year. Details: 803-328-2787 or yorkcountyarts.org.
▪ Make-A-Wish South Carolina volunteers, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Baxter Village YMCA. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Hill chapter of Finley High School alumni, 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson's Cafeteria 1735 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. Details: 803-230-3325 or 704-232-0793.
▪ Henry J. Adams reunion, 1 p.m. Sunday at Camp Creek Baptist Church, Lancaster. Bring a well-filled basket. Details: 803-320-8340.
▪ Rock Hill High Class of 1962 55th reunion June 10 with a picnic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westminster Park and dinner, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Rock Hill Country Club. Details: email@example.com.
▪ Mended Hearts support group, 10 a.m. Saturday in the Doctors Dining room, Piedmont Medical Center, 2225 Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
▪ Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill; noon Tuesdays at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and 8p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill. Serenity Seekers, 6 p.m. Mondays, The Journey Church, 5415 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie.
▪ Al-Anon Family Groups is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience strength and hope. Details: 864-235-4638 or al-anon-sc.org.
▪ Alateen meets 8-9p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. Meetings are for two age groups: 6-12 and 13 and older. Details: 803-547-2124 or 704-904-7834.
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