▪ International Day of Peace will be observed Thursday at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. Events include, “Stand Up for Peace, Overcome Hate, 11 a.m., ” DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place with Meg Olson with Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in Washington, D.C. At 7 p.m., “Moral Leadership in Action & Non Violent Engagement as a Path to Peace” will be led by the Rev. Sam McGregor and Rose Hamid in Plowden Auditorium. This event will conclude with music from folk musician and peace activist, Billy Mulligan.
▪ Art on Tap and Art Market, presented by the Arts Council of York County, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St. The event features art activities for all ages, live music, craft beer and shopping with the Gettys studio artists and other local artists. Participants can help artist John Dasso create three public art works to be displayed an the 13th annual Blues and Jazz Festival in October. Admission is free. Tickets to paint with Dasso are $5 and available at the event or yorkcountyarts.com. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
▪ York County is celebrating National Take a Child Outside Week Saturday and Sept. 24 with events the Museum of York County, Anne Springs Close Greenway and Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be presenting special outside activities. All outdoor programs will go on rain or shine; appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended.
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Museum of York County, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with two live butterfly releases at noon and 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. Meet the York County Beekeepers Association and York County Master Gardeners. Activities include a garden and trail scavenger hunt and exploring the museum’s three-quarter-mile nature trail. All events at are free with museum admission. chmuseums.org.
Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, drop-in 1-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Crafts, animal meet and greets, and guided story-book hikes are planned for the day. Free for members, $5 for non-members. The Greenway Nature Center is at the Lake Haigler entrance intersection of Highway 21 and Coltharp Road. ascgreenway.org.
Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring bikes and helmets and meet in the Giordana Velodrome parking lot, 1000 Riverwalk Parkway. PRT staff will go over the rules of the road before you spin away for a family trail ride. Helmets are required; a limited number of loaner bikes are available. Details: 803-817-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Historic Brattonsville’s 13th Annual Piedmont Pottery Festival now called “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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.
▪ Keystone alumni spirit night, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Shomar’s, 305 Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. Ten percent of the purchases go to Keystone Alumni Services to help maintain a recovery network.
▪ NewKirk Baptist Church and Masters Car Club will have a benefit show and shine, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 175 Museum Road, Rock Hill. Registration, $15. Proceeds to missions. Door prizes and awards. Free hot dogs. Details: 803-487-0948.
▪ Walker House for New Beginning will host a casino bus trip fundraiser, Saturday. Pick up and drop off at the former Kmart parking lot, Freedom Drive, Charlotte. Leave at 8 a.m. and return around 8 p.m. Cost: $40 with a $25 casino credit. Deadline is Thursday to get tickets. Call: 704-965-2152 or 540-319-0184.
▪ St. Mary Catholic Church community yard sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 902 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Tables are available for $10. Anyone may participate. Food and beverages available. Details: 803-329-1008 to reserve your table.
▪ 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 is Friday at chrysalisautismctr.com. Details: 803-984-3153 or 803-792-0771. Sponsorships available.
▪ WBT Radio Briarhoppers, 7 p.m. Thursday 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.
▪ Fort Mill Community Playhouse presents “Ghost of a Chance,” a comedy about love, forgiveness and letting go, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-23 and 3 p.m. Sept. 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.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Health Fair for seniors, coordinated by the Rock Hill Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors (OWLS), 10 a.m.-noon Thursday 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.
▪ Law enforcement career fair for veterans, retired service members and the public, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion, 524 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill. Service member and family care representative will be available.
▪ York County Genealogical and Historical Society, 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the sanctuary of Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill. Ann Evans, archivist and curator of Collections of the Springs-Close Family Archives will present The Springs Story: Development of a Southern Textile Empire. Free and open to the public.
▪ Keystone board of directors, 6 p.m. Monday at the Keystone Youth Center, 1668 Herlong Court, Rock Hill. Open to the public. Details: 803-324-4118.
▪ 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.
▪ Catawba Chapter of the DAR, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ebenezer ARP Church’s parlor. Harvey Mayhill will be presented with the South East Regional DAR Veteran Volunteer Award. Prospective members invited.
▪ Western York County branch of the NAACP, 6 p.m. Thursday at York Chamber of Commerce. Details: 803-684-6200.
▪ Rock Hill branch of the NAACP, 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. Candidates for Rock Hill mayor and city council will be guests for a meet-and-greet and brief question-and-answer session. Details: 803-230-9574.
▪ Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 26 for lunch and meeting in the Oak Room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway. Details: 803-228-0248.
▪ Tega Cay Vintage Club, 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Glennon Center. The theme is island/beach. Dress accordingly. Entertain by Lou Illiano on steel drums. Details: email@example.com.
▪ Newcomers Club of York County, Oct. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. A floral designer from Plant Peddler will demonstrate designing fresh and silk flower arrangements. Lunch provide by Olive Garden. Cost: $17. Reservations required: 508-397-2273 or YCNreservations@yahoo.com.
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▪ York County Library in Rock Hill offers the following free programs in September. Register online at events.yclibrary.org or 803-981-5845
Coloring Club for Adults, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bring a bag lunch. All supplies will be provided or bring your own. Light refreshments provided.
Android Beginner’s Class, 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday. A representative from Verizon Wireless will teach the basics of your android device.
Android Intermediate Class, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday. A representative from Verizon Wireless will teach skills on your android device. Basic knowledge of your device required.
iPhone/iPad Basics Class, 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday. Learn basic operations of your device.
iPhone/iPad Intermediate Class, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday Sept. 21. Learn advanced operations of your device.
Robotics Team Question-and-Answer Session, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday for ages 11-17. Learn about the York County Library’s new robotics team.
Drop-In Craft Time, 2-4 p.m. Saturday for age 11 and younger. Create a do-it-yourself craft.
Sweet Treats Family Storytime, 11a.m.-noon. Saturday for age 11 and younger accompanied by an adult. Register: 981-5888. Stories, songs and crafts about desserts.
Saturday Movies at the Library, noon-2 p.m. Saturday . Bring a lunch and see a PG-13 rated movie. Light refreshments will be provided. For adults 18 and up; children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult
▪ Make-A-Wish South Carolina regional volunteer meeting, 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Baxter Village YMCA, Fort Mill. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Adventures in Learning at The Shepherd Center for age 50 and older begins 9 a.m. Monday at Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill. The six-session program runs through Oct. 23. Classes include creative writing, arts and crafts, yoga and dance, healthcare and Medicare issues, Bible study. Details: shepherdscenterrh.org, Shepherd’s Center of Rock Hill on Facebook or 866-610-3663.
▪ Finley High School Class of 1964, noon Saturday at Golden Corral, 1031 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Details: 803-327-4547, 803-374-1090 or 704-661-7701.
▪ Hillcrest School committee cook out, 1 p.m. Sept. 30 on the Hillcrest School grounds, 250 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill. The food is free. Donations, $5 to buy a marker for the grounds. Bring a lawn chair.
▪ Northwestern High School Class of 1977 40th reunion, Sept. 29-30. Details: email@example.com.
▪ Rock Hill Parkinson’s support group, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Dr. John Bakers and representatives from U.S. World Meds will speak. Details: 803-328-5231.
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