▪ Rock Ridge Farm, Ridge Road, Clover, will be among the farms on tour during the York County Ag + Art Tour. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. June 11. Farms in Chester also will be open for touring. Rock Ridge will host more than 10 artisans demonstrating their crafts. See animals, historic home, buildings and grounds. “The Cabin” country store will be open to sell grass fed beef, natural chicken and pork, all raised on the farm. Barbecue will be will be available for purchase both days. Details on all participants: agandarttour.com
Tour stops Saturday and June 11 include:
York County: Anne Springs Close Greenway Garden, Baker Farm, Black's Peaches, Bush-N-Vine Farm, Curtin Farms, Downtown York Farmers Market, Ferebee Farm, Historic Brattonsville, J&J Family Farm, Ketchen Place Farm, Myersart and Farm, Penny Family Farm, Rock Hill Educational Community Garden, Roger Ridge Ranch, Sanders Peaches, Sharon Hill Farm, Tega Hills Farm, The Peach Tree Orchard and Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery.
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Chester County: Chester Farmers and Artisans Market, Cotton Hills Farm, Fishing Creek Creamery, Gaston Farm Road Equestrian Center, Powell Farm, Puddle Moon Farm, Red Bug Barn, Thames Farm and Watson Farms.
▪ Family Fun Day, noon-4 p.m. Saturday 625 Crown Pointe Lane, Rock Hill, sponsored by Blanchard Health Center and Healthy Living with Jess. There will be games, music and vendors. Free and open to the public. Details: 803-504-0299.
▪ Finley Fun Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday June 10 at 112 Caldwell St., Chester to raise money for the S.L. Finley Restoration Association. The event includes games, bounce houses, live music and food available for purchase. Pledges to the association are tax deductible.
▪ Fort Mill Library to host “Fake News – False Narrative and Fact Checking,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 15 with a panel of media and political science specialists. Register at yclibrary.org or call 803-547-4114. Limit 70.
▪ VFW Honor Guard Boston butt and barbecue chicken sale, noon-7 p.m. Saturday at the post, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. Plates, $10 and whole butts, $27. From 8 p.m.-midnight there will be live music with the Happy Hour Band, Smoking Creek Band and Randy Murphy along with a cash bar, 50/50 drawing and auction. Open to the public.
▪ The Humane Society of York County’s second annual Paws for Life Celebration Gala, 6-10 p.m. June 17 at the Glennon Center at Tega Cay Golf Club, 15083 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay. The event is semi-formal and tickets include dinner, drinks, dancing, and silent and live auction. Single tickets are $100; $150, couples and $700, tables for eight. For tickets: tinyurl.com/pawsforlife2017. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations for the silent and live auctions are welcome.
▪ Hospitality Heating and Air Conditioning 16th annual Brett Ringer Scholarship golf tournament, June 15 at Pinetuck Golf Course, 2578 Tuckaway Road, Rock Hill. This scholarship honors the memory of Brett Ringer, the late son of Jim Ringer, a former Rock Hill High School football coach. The tournament is Captain’s Choice with a shotgun start. Entry fee: $50, individuals or $200, teams. Details: 803-984-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org or register online HospitalityHeatandAir.com.
▪ Tega Cay Lions annual Fourth of July Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. July 4 at the Tega Cay Golf Club Menu: of flounder or chicken tenders, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, hush puppies and tea. Tickets: $11, adults and $7, age 11 and younger.. Bruster’s ice cream available for purchase. Tickets: tegacaylions.wix.com/tegacaylions or 803-369-3013.
▪ The Katawba Valley Land Trust lecture series, 7 p.m. Thursdayat the Dowling Center, Hubbard Drive at USC-Lancaster. Mark Cheathem, author of “Andrew Jackson, Southerner,” will speak. Cheathem is professor of history at Cumberland University in Tennessee. Free and open to the public.
▪ York County Library board of trustees, 5 p.m.Thursday at the Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. Open to the public.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Summer Concert in the Park series features Chris Holder, 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Fewell Park, Alexander Road. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair.
▪ The Rock Hill Civitan Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mary’s Cafe on Firetower Road. Todd and Barbara McCoskey and their children will share their journey to a five day adoption. Details: Ella Messer at 803-366-9896.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism will offer a two-stage adventure race, The Pump House River Run, Saturday along the Catawba River. The race includes a 3-mile paddle from Riverwalk to River Park, and a 5K run on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Kayaks and paddle boards can be used. There are youth and adult divisions and participants can compete solo or as a two-person relay team. Packet pick-up and equipment drop-off starts at 6:30 a.m. at the kayak launch on Herron’s Ferry Road. The event begins at 8 a.m. The Pump House will host a celebration after. Details and registration at cityofrockhill.com/phrr. Proceeds got to PRT’s Nature Navigators Endowment.
▪ The Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery hunger relief site, 9 a.m. Friday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Volunteers will distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. Details: Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
York County Library
All York County libraries will offer free summer programs for all ages from infants to adults. The following programs will be offered this week at the Main Library in Rock Hill. For a complete schedule: yclibrary.org
Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off, 10 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Monday for ages 11 and younger. Build a better reader with our Summer Reading Challenge. Build with Legos, Strawbees and construct a pom pom shooter.
A Good Yarn Stitching Club, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Monday. Bring your needlework and join our drop-in stitching group. All skill levels welcome.
Parent-Teen Game Night, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday for ages 11-17 and their families. Enjoy an evening of board and video gaming with a variety of technologies. Dinner provided. Call 803-981-5830 to register.
Building Blocks and Books Magic Show, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Wednesday for ages 3-11. Enjoy the antics of Professor Whizzpop, with a mix of magic and lots of audience participation.
Chess Club, 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday for ages 11-17. Learn to play chess or practice your skills.
Lil’ Lilly Ann’s Story of Jubilee: A Celebration of Freedom, 5 p.m. Thursday for ages 7-11 accompanied by an adult..Lil’ Lilly Ann (Carlo Dawson) will share her story of jubilee at the very first Juneteenth. Enjoy songs, games, and a quilt square craft. Ms. Dawson’s book, Juneteenth, will be available for purchase. Call 803-981-5888 to register.
Ultimate Paper Airplane Challenge, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday for ages 11-17. Create paper airplanes and compete in fun challenges. Call 803-981-5830 to register.
Genealogy Group, 1-2:30 p.m. Friday for adults. This small support group meets monthly to discuss research, techniques, new sources, and help each other learn more about family history. Call 803-981-5847 to register.
Build, Read, Grow, June 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Manchester Meadows Park, 337 E. Mt. Gallant Road. Kick-off Summer Reading with the York County Library Bookmobile with fun activities: build a healthy snack mix, follow along on a Storywalk, and construct a wooden craft with help from Home Depot. All ages welcome.
On the Front Porch with Mama Millie, 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7-11, accompanied by an adult. Storyteller Mama Millie will share Brer Rabbit Tales and other African American folklore in honor of Juneteenth heritage. Children will create masks of characters from African folklore. Carlo Dawson will have her book, Juneteenth, available for purchase. Call 803-981-5888 to register.
▪ Rock Hill High class of 1962 55th reunion Saturday 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.
▪ The Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill offers a caregiver support group open to the community at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill. Details: Dee Curran, R.N. at 803-327-7448.
▪ Affirmation of York County, a faith-based support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and friends, meets 7 p.m. June 13 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. Details: 803-417-0954, 803-547-6042, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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 8-9 p.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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