▪ The Arts Council of York County will host the York County High Schools Art Show through Dec. 29 at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. A reception was Nov. 30 where the winners of the York County High Schools Art Show were announced. This year, 16 art teachers from 6 York County high schools, representing 3 districts, selected works by 86 students for exhibition. The students’ work will be on display in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery. Jack Bolin and Sandy Brindle-Carter of the Yorkville Artists’ Guild, and Dr. Bradley Sabelli of the Catawba River Art Guild served as jurors. The York County High School Art Exhibit is coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, and is sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.
▪ For the first time in 75 years, the St. John’s Chancel Choir will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah,” under the direction of Justin L. Addington, director of music and organist, 11 a.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, South Oakland Avene, Rock Hill. The event also features a chamber orchestra and soloists. Open to the community.
▪ A Celtic Holiday Celebration, 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Johns United Methodist Church sanctuary, South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill. The program of traditional music from Scotland and Ireland will feature “With Strings Attached” with Mary Ann Helton on piano, and Elda Franklin on viola and Celtic musicians “Stone’s Throw,” of Hickory, N.C. with Diana Stone, violin; Margaret Walters, flute; Martha Hill, harp and Phil Barringer, bass. Free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food for Rock Hill food banks will be accepted.
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▪ “TAP Into the Arts,” an evening of visual and performing arts, sponsored by Rock Hill PRT and Area 11 Special Olympics, is 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Carhartt Hall at The Cotton Factory, 300 Chatham Ave., Rock Hill. The show highlights visual and performing art from area adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Rock Hill PRT’s therapeutic art programs. Artists will display their work. Select items will be for sale. The Rock Hill PRT Praise Dance Troupe will perform at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: 803-329-5659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Historic Brattonsville’s annual Christmas Candlelight Tours, 3-9 p.m. Saturday at the site on Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Historically dressed interpreters portray how the holidays were celebrated in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries. Food prepared by Friends of Brattonsville will be available for purchase. The gift shop will be open. The site will be closed on event days until 3 p.m. Brattonsville Road will be closed 2:30-9:30 p.m. Follow detour signs.
▪ Breakfast with Santa, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance ($6 at the door), and includes all you can eat pancakes and bacon and a picture with Santa.
▪ Christmas in Olde York holiday tour of historic homes and sites, 3-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in York. Tickets available at YorkvilleHS.com until 2 p.m. Saturday for $10, plus processing. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour at Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 23 E. Liberty St. Tickets are good for both days.
▪ Community Bingo, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sharon United Methodist Church, 3001 Shannon St. Free and open to the community. Refreshments provided. RSVP: Kay Lee at 803-5172021.
▪ Fort Lawn Parade: 2 p.m. Saturday where U.S. 21 South starts, travels Main Street and ends at Municipal Drive. Organized by the town of Fort Lawn. Rain date is 3 p.m. Dec. 10. No entry fee. Details: 803-872-4724.
▪ Lancaster Parade: 6 p.m. Saturday and runs from Main Street at Springs Street through downtown to Williams Street. Organized by See Lancaster. This year’s theme is “Misfit Toys.” Lights are required.
▪ Richburg Parade: 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Richburg Road, travels Main Street and ends near the fire station. Organized by the Richburg Fire Department. Line up no later than 10:30 a.m. No entry fee. Details: 803-789-3636.
▪ Van Wyck Parade: noon Saturday near the post office, travels Old Hickory Road and finishes at the community center with a meet and greet with Santa Claus. The parade is sponsored by the Van Wyck Community Development Club. No entry fee. Line-up begins at 11 a.m. Details: 803-517-0775 or email@example.com.
▪ Fort Mill High School Dance Team’s annual Breakfast With Santa with seating at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday at the school. The event includes photos with Santa, breakfast, vendors, crafts and performance by Fort Mill High School Dance Team. Tickets: $12, adults; $8, children. Details and registration at eventbrite.com (Breakfast with Santa).
▪ Pancake Breakfast with Father Christmas, 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday Camp Thunderbird dining hall, Lake Wylie. Sponsored by River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club. Details: rhlwlions.org or call 704-614-3087.
▪ Rock Hill Community Theatre will reprise “Scrooge’s Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec.14-16 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 18 at the theatre, 546 S. Cherry Road, suite N (behind ROC Emporium). In Ken Jones’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, “A Christmas Carol,” the actors portray all the characters in this Christmas tradition. Tickets: $15, adult, $12, students and seniors, and $2 discount for matinees. Tickets: rockhilltheatre.org or 803-326-7428. The theater also is a collection point for Toys for Happiness.
▪ Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Holiday Jazz Concert, featuring the David Pankey Trio, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Donations: $10, adults; $5, teens; age 12 and younger, free. Reclaimed wood items from the church’s historic properties will be for sale. Proceeds help with the upkeep of the historic properties at the church. Open to the public. Details: 803-366-1302.
▪ Agape Hospice will host “Putting Your House in Order,” 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdayat Mount Zion Baptist Church, 5376 McConnells Highway, McConnells. Speakers include Bishop Ronnie Duncan, Agape Hospice chief diversity officer; J. Monique Ramseur, manager of Robinson Funeral Home; Kenneth and Margaret Willins, financial advisors, Syretta Anderson, attorney. Open to the public. Details: 803-684-9302.
▪ TPA Post K Christmas dinner, 5:30 p.m. Friday at Jackson’s Cafeteria. Dutch treat. Meeting after. Details: 803-328-1654.
▪ Western York County branch of the NAACP, 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Details: 803-684-6200.
▪ Rock Hill Music Club, 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave. Program by Rock Hill High School Chorus. Open to the public.
▪ York County Newcomers Club “Make It and Bake It” silent auction and buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hilton Garden Inn, 650 Tinsley Way, Rock Hill. Bidding opens at 11 a.m. Lunch: $18. Reservations required. Call 508-397-2273 or email YCNreservations@yahoo.com by Dec. 7.
▪ Finley High School class of 1964 annual Christmas dinner, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Lobster in Pineville, N.C. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Details: 803-230-3325, 803-374-1090 or 704-661-7701.
▪ Rock Hill High class of 1959 will meet for lunch and fellowship, 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral, Anderson Road. All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.
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