▪ The Winthrop University Concert Bands present an outdoor program of compositions for the wind band at 6 p.m. Sunday on the lawn at Byrnes Auditorium on the campus. The program, reminiscent of band concerts of the early 1900s, will feature marches, musical medleys, folk songs and patriotic music by John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson, Karl King and others. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic. Free and open to the public.
▪ Sistah 2 Sistah will host a Girl Talk Session for ages 9 and older, 2-4 p.m. Saturday in Faber Hall at The Oratory, 434 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. Topics include bullying, self esteem, confidence and hygiene. For information, go to sistah2sistah.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Lando Days celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 in Lando. The event features a classic car show, bake sale, train rides, children’s zone, live music, food, raffles and door prizes.
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▪ Fort Mill VFW will host live entertainment with Ron Morrow, 8-11 p.m. Saturday at 1442 Harris Road. The event is open to the public. For information, call 803-547-5480.
▪ Clemson Extension agent Paul Thompson will talk about how to identify and treat stinging caterpillars at First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. The one-hour programs are free and open to the public.
▪ Global Freedom, Inc., in partnership with Philadelphia United Methodist Church, will host the Bridging The Gap Summit, aimed at offering solutions to the racial issues facing America. The summit will be 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10 at Philadelphia, 1691 S.C. 160 West, Fort Mill. For more information, go to thebridgesummit.org. or call 704-968-1201.
▪ The AARP Local Chapter will sponsor its annual free community shred event, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Rock Hill Housing Authority parking lot, 467 S. Wilson St. Any confidential and sensitive records and paperwork can be brought for shredding. Remove file folders, envelopes and other packaging material.
▪ Friends of the York County Library will have a book sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Fort Mill branch of the York County Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing. Choose from hardcover fiction, paperbacks and children’s books, priced from 50 cents to $2. For more information, call 803-981-5837 or go to yclibrary.org.
▪ Christina Baker Kline, author of the novel “Orphan Train,” will discuss the history of orphan trains in the United States, 7-9 p.m. Monday at the York County Library, East Black Street, Rock Hill. A book sale and signing will follow the program. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 803-981-5845 or go to yclibrary.org, then “events and classes,” to register.
Trains, nicknamed “orphan trains” because of their passengers, were used from 1854 to 1929 to transport orphaned or abandoned children from the eastern cities of the United States to Midwestern farms to begin new lives.
“Orphan Train” was on five national best-seller lists, including the New York Times. Kline is also the author of novels “Bird in Hand,” “The Way Life Should Be,” “Desire Lines” and “Sweet Water.” For information on the author, go to christinabakerkline.com.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism hosts its Friday Lunch Stop with live music 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Black Street parking lot. The event runs each Friday through Oct. 30. Chris Holder performs Friday on guitar with favorites from the 1960s to today. Some seating available. Bring chairs or blankets.
▪ VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3746 will sponsor a Chinese auction Saturday at the post on Crawford Road. Drop time is noon; auction starts at 1 p.m. Donation: $5.
▪ White Oak of Rock Hill will have a community yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at White Oak, 1915 Ebenezer Road. In case of rain, the sale will move inside.
▪ The Arts Council of Chester fall fundraiser will feature the Carolina Rhythm Band, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Chester War Memorial Building, 154 Main St., Chester. The band plays beach, Motown, classic rock and country. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and raffle. General seating is $25 for members and $28 for nonmembers; after Tuesday, all tickets will be $30. Reserved tables for eight are $250. Only 12 tables available. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Council or Posh Peacock Salon. Cash or check only.
▪ Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene will host a craft bazaar, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 3 at the church, 998 Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill. The bazaar includes more than 30 vendors, door prizes, lemonade stand, bake sale and breakfast vendor. For information, call Jessica at 803-242-2998.
▪ The Humane Society of York County will have its sixth annual Dog Gone Good Time Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Proceeds will help with rescue at the shelter.
▪ The Well at Agape Church and Eden Community Development Corp. will sponsor “I Will Walk a Mile in Your Shoes” cancer awareness benefit, 9 a.m. Saturday beginning at Buffalo Wild Wings. Registration is $40. For information, go to thewellrockhill.org.
▪ The 2015 Friends’ Concert with Erin Moon-Kelly, Falin Bowers, Brandi Icard and Carol Edmonds will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster County Council for the Arts, 201 W. Gay St. Free admission and parking.
▪ One Way in Christ will perform at Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274 and Allison Creek Road near Lake Wylie. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions available at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Love offering.
▪ The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road. For information, call Sandra Oborokumo at 803-325-2855.
▪ The Vintage Club of Tega Cay monthly dinner will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails served at 6. DJ Crash will provide entertainment. The club is open to Tega Cay residents age 50 and older. For information, contact Judie Fiegel at 803-207-0793 or email@example.com.
▪ Carolina Community Actions Head Start has openings for ages 3-4 in Rock Hill, York, Chester and Edgemoor for the 2015-16 program year. Head Start serves low-income families and children with disabilities. Breakfast and lunch are provided. For information, call 803-328-3074 in Rock Hill; 803-684-2093 in York; 803-581-6854 in north Chester and 803-789-3601 in Edgemoor.
▪ The Upper Palmetto YMCA is planning its annual ski trip to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Feb. 20-25. Cost includes lodging, equipment rentals, ski school (if needed), transfers, tips, taxes, lift tickets, two “get acquainted” dinners. One-, two- and three-bedroom units are available. For information, contact Jimmy Johnson at 803-324-9622, ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to upymca.org.
▪ The National Alliance on Mental Illness will offer free 15-hour education courses for parents of children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges. Classes will be 6:15-8:45 p.m. for six consecutive Mondays starting Oct. 5 at Piedmont Medical Center in the Doctor’s Dining Room; and 6:15-8:45 p.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays starting Oct. 6 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Conference room A, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Registration is required by calling Judy Rauppius at 803-610-8174 or email email@example.com. Each class is limited to 15.
▪ The Home Instead Senior Care in the York and Chester County area is launching a new campaign, Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program, to provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. An interactive, online version of the training is available at AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com. For information about the program and for additional resources, go to AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com.
▪ Bethel United Methodist Church will open its Men’s Warming Center in November at 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill. The center opens around Nov. 15 and closes the middle of March. Volunteers are needed to help run the center. For information, call 803-327 4881.
▪ The Rock Hill High class of 1954 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road. All members, relatives and friends invited.
▪ The Rock Hill Chapter of Finley High School alumni will meet 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson's Cafeteria 1735 Heckle Blvd. Anyone who attended Finley High School is invited. For information, call Charlie M. Robinson at 803-327-4547 or James T. Dunham at 704-232-0793.
▪ Mended Hearts Chapter 298 of Piedmont Medical Center will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the CV Teleconference room of the Heart Center at Piedmont. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. Mended Hearts is for anyone who has suffered a heart event or their caregiver.
▪ 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. For information, call 803-547-2124 or 704-904-7834.
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