▪ 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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdayat Cross Pointe Drive, featuring pet adoptions, 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. 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. Children can have fun under a parachute, hop through hoops, make melodies with hand-held 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/.
▪ Historic Brattonsville’s 13th Annual Piedmont Pottery Festival has evolved into the “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Hightower Hall. More than two dozen traditional, contemporary and Catawba Indian potters from the Carolina Piedmont will demonstrate and sell their wares. Visitors can enter a free drawing to win pottery. Red Oak BBQ food truck will be there. Live bluegrass music will be performed Michael Scoggins, Herschel Brown and Cottonwood. Admission: adults, $8; seniors, $7; youth, $5; members and age 3 and younger, free. Details: chmuseum.org or 803-684-2327.
▪ Crime Stoppers of York County board of directors fundraising pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Restaurant, Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill. Mascots will greet children. Cost: $7 age 11 and older; $4, age 1-10. Proceeds benefit the Anonymous Tips received to fight crime in York County. Tickets available at the door.
▪ 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.
▪ Chrysalis Autism Center’s fifth annual golf tournament and $10,000 putt contest, Sept. 25 at Rock Hill County Club. Tee-off, 9:30 a.m. The goal is to raise $60,000. Registration: $125 per player, $50 per foursome and $20 per play for the putt contest. Deadline to register Sept. 22 at chrysalisautismctr.com. Details: 803-984-3153 or 803-792-0771. Sponsorships available.
▪ Fort Mill Community Playhouse presents “Ghost of a Chance,” a comedy about love, forgiveness and letting go, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16, 22-23 and 3 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at 220 Main St., Fort Mill. Tickets: $16, adults; $13, students and available at Tega Cay Pharmacy or Crossing on Main. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Details: fortmillplayhouse.org or 803-548-8102.
▪ 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.
▪ Allison Creek Bluegrass will host the WBT Radio Briarhoppers, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Allison Creek Road, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food available about 6:30 p.m. Details: AllisonCreekBluegrass.com.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Health Fair for seniors, coordinated by the Rock Hill Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors (OWLS), 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 at Boyd Hill Center, 1165 Constitution Blvd. Free and open to the public. Vendors focusing on health and wellness, plus door prizes. Participants may bring old or expired prescriptions to drop off. Details: 803-329-5626.
▪ York Soil & Water Conservation District commissioners, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Open to the public. Details: 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
▪ York County Genealogical and Historical Society meets, 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the sanctuary at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Ann Evans, archivist and curator of collections at the Springs-Close Family Archives will talk about “The Springs Story: Development of a Southern Textile Empire.” Open to the public.
▪ Western York County branch of the NAACP, 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at York Chamber of Commerce. Details: 803-684-6200.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism will have a family trail ride, 10 a.m. Sept. 23 on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail at Riverwalk. Bring your bike and helmet, and meet at the Giordana Velodrome parking lot, 1000 Riverwalk Parkway. Helmets are required and a limited number of loaner bikes are available at 803-817-5122 or email@example.com.
▪ Make-A-Wish South Carolina regional volunteer meeting, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Baxter Village YMCA, Fort Mill. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism youth art classes begin Monday for homeschooled students at Fewell Park Recreation Center, Alexander Road. Marilyn Pressley will teach Elements of Art for Beginners for 5-year-olds. 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.
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: email@example.com.
▪ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-581-1545; email@example.com or 803-622-9840.
▪ Rock Hill Parkinson’s support group, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Road. Dr. John Bakers and representatives from U.S. World Meds will speak. Details: 803-328-5231.
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