▪ Kings Mountain National Military Park Nature and Heritage Festival, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. The festival’s theme is “Appreciate Nature, Experience History, and Get Outdoors.” It will encourage visitors to gain an appreciation for nature, understand regional history, and to discover Kings Mountain National Military Park and other public lands. Free. Details: nps.gov/kimo/index.htm.
▪ Rock Hill Tractor Supply Pet Appreciation Week event Saturday at Cross Pointe Drive, featuring pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition and a free Greenies dental dog treat for customers while supplies last. The event includes a local Girl Scout Troop and the York County Humane Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details: 803-980-6115.
▪ Worldwide Day of Play, an annual event designed to inspire children to get up and play, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Children’s Museum, Rock Hill. During Worldwide Day of Play at the museum, children can have fun under a parachute, hop through hoops, make melodies with handheld instruments and engage in healthy play. No registration necessary. Free with general admission: children and adults, $6; members and age 1 and younger, free. Details: chmuseums.org/childrens/.
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▪ The Arts Council of York County bus trip the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, N.C., to see the exhibit, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” Sept. 21. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. from Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, and will return at 5 p.m. Tickets: $75, members and $85, non members and include transportation and admission to the museum and the O’Keeffe exhibit. Ticket deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Available yorkcountyarts.org or 803-328-2787 and at the Center for the Arts. There will be time to shop and eat in Reynolda Village prior to the museum visit.
▪ Keystone alumni spirit night, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Shomar’s, 305 Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. Ten percent of the purchases go to Keystone Alumni Services to help maintain a recovery network.
▪ Free Community Bingo, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sharon United Methodist Church, 3001 Shannon St., Sharon and 2 p.m. Friday at Glenrock Baptist Church, 1815 N. Dobys Bride Road. Ten games and free refreshments. Sponsored by Agape Hospice.
▪ Country rock artist Jamie Kent, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rock Hill Community Theatre, 546 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. VIP tickets: $30, include a meet and greet with Kent at 6:30. Anna Cibbarelli of Fort Mill will open. Kent toured this summer as the opener for Huey Lewis and the News. Tickets: Eventbrite.com. Food truck menu items, concessions and beverages available. More on the music: jamiekent.com.
▪ Lesslie Rural Fire Tax Board, 7 p.m. Monday at Lesslie Fire Department, 3191 Lesslie Highway, Rock Hill. Open to the public.
▪ National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Cafeteria. Business meeting at noon.
▪ York County Marine Corp League’s local detachment, The Olde English Leathernecks, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. The league consists of Marine veterans, FMF Corpsmen and associates. Details: 803-517- 7253.
▪ Rock Hill Music Club, 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Program by organist Justin Addington.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourismyouth art classes begin Sept. 18 for homeschooled students at Fewell Park Recreation Center, Alexander Road. Marilyn Pressley will teach Elements of Art for Beginners for 5-year-olds and Learn the Basics of Drawing Faces for ages 9-11. A Leaf Relief class for ages 8-10 will be offered in October. Details: 803-329-5645.
▪ Grace Community United Methodist Church free English classes, 9:30 a.m. Mondays at 1190 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. Details: 803-548-4078.
A free workshop for first-time and previous home buyers, 10 a.m.Saturday at Rinehart Realty, 1339 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Light refreshments served. Realtors Delores Brown and Tina Bungert will discuss buying and selling process. Todd Briggs, branch manager at Hamilton Group Funding Inc., will discuss the loan process. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Emmett Scott High School Class of 1967 September birthday fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Mondayat Ruby Tuesday’s, Rock Hill.
▪ Rock Hill High Class of 1959, 1 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road, Rock Hill, for lunch and fellowship. All classmates, spouses and friends invited.
▪ Old Zion AME Zion Church seventh Revival Reunion/Home Coming/Camp Meeting, 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Old Zion Heritage Site and Worship Center at Halsellville, 2223 West End Road, Chester. Worship led by the Rev. Emmett Browning and various choirs will sing. Bring lawn chairs, folding tables and coolers for dinner on the grounds. The organization is locating and restoring African-American cemeteries in the Halsellville Community. Detail: email@example.com or 803-581-1545; firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-622-9840.
▪ Affirmation of York County, a faith-based support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and friends, meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. A transgender workshop Oct. 18 will feature two transgender pastors. Details: 803-417-0954, 803-547-6042, or email@example.com.
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