▪ Curtin Farms will host Curtin Farms Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the farm, 407 N. Paraham Road, Clover. The event features local artisans, local foods and live music. Visitors can stroll the grounds of the 100 year-old farm to see peacocks, alpacas and other farm animals as well as a variety of antique and modern-day farm equipment. Hayrides, sawmill and alpaca fiber processing demonstrations will be offered. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children 1 and younger. Rain or shine. Free parking. Go to curtinfarms.com for information.
▪ “Spooky Science Saturday” will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of York County, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Wear a not-too-scary costume and kick-off the day in a ghostly parade. Experience paranormal lighting, contorting mirrors and visit the Hall of Darkness. Solve the mystery of missing bones and uncover the truth about bats, toads, spiders and newts. Winthrop University’s Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society will help with supernatural experiments. The Settlemyre Planetarium will have a special “Scare-olina Skies” presentation at 2 p.m. featuring black holes and eclipsing binary stars. Admission: $6, adults; $5, seniors, $3, youth and free to Culture and Heritage Museum members and age 3 and younger. For information, call 803-329-2121 or go to chmuseums.org/myco.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism and the Rock Hill Dog Club will host Paws in the Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Dog Park at Spencer Park. The free event includes K-9 demonstrations, doggie games, a costume contest and prizes . Local pet-related organizations and businesses will be will be available to answer your pet questions. Two dogs per person and they must be on a three-foot leash when not in the fenced areas. Spencer Park isat 1036 Eastwood Drive in Rock Hill. For information, email email@example.com.
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▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism is offering a free outdoor movie night featuring Disney’s “McFarland USA” (rated PG) 7 p.m. Saturdayat Cherry Park field No. 5. Before the movie, games and races for the family will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. Concessions available. For information, call 803-329-5620.
▪ The 11th annual Rock Hill Senior Expo, sponsored by Westminster Towers, will be 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winthrop University Student Activity Center. Free lunch, door prizes and giveaways. For information, call 329-9670.
▪ Piedmont Medical Center will offer Look Good Feel Better, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Piedmont. The program was created to help individuals undergoing cancer treatments look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. The program provides patient education, patient guides and brochures and free makeup kits for each patient participating. RSVP by 2 p.m. Monday to Daisy Burroughs at 803-329-6838, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The Professional Business Women’s Association will host a Black-Tie Fundraiser, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 7 at Regal Manor Clubhouse, 549 Starlight Drive, Fort Mill. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeurves, dinner, dancing and silent auction. Tickets, $50 and available at PBWAyorkcounty.com or email email@example.com. Proceeds to PBWA scholarship fund.
▪ The United Methodist Women of Bethel United Methodist Church will have a Homemade Holiday Pie Sale. Orders for sweet potato, pumpkin, coconut custard, apple, chocolate nut, buttermilk, pecan, and peanut butter pies are due by Nov. 13 by calling 803-324-2455 or 803-324-4344. Pies can be picked up 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at the church, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill.
▪ Bethesda Presbyterian Church fall carnival will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday featuring silent auction, vendors, carnival games, prizes and hot dog lunch. Proceeds to the child development center.
▪ Richburg Chapter No. 213 Order of the Eastern Star will have a spaghetti supper, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Masonic Lodge in Richburg. Tickets, $7. Eat in or carry out. Proceeds to the scholarship fund.
▪ Chinese auction, sponsored by Shabazz Barber and Styling College and The Humble Abode of S.C. will be Saturday at 208 W. Black St., Rock Hill. In addition there will be a yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and silent auction. Proceeds to Humble Abode.
▪ Relay for Life York County East kick-off is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodland United Methodist Church, Cherry Road, for all team and potential team captains. Relay for Life 2016 is on May 14 at Dutchman Creek Middle School, Rock Hill. To register a team, go to relayforlife.org/yorkeastsc.
▪ Second annual Craftacular event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Lifeway Church, 114 S. Congress St., York. Inside booth rental, $25; outside, $15. For information, contact Jenifer 803-627-6501.
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▪ Historic Rock Hill will host its annual White Home After Dark tour 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the White Home, 258 E. White St. The event includes a spooky, candlelit tour of the home as well as games, ghost stories and treats. Admission, $6, adults, $3, age 17 and younger, free for HRH members.
▪ The Red Fez Shrine Club will have a open house with more than 20 vendors, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Charlotte.
▪ The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clover School District Auditorium, S.C. 55. Tickets are free and available by calling 803-222-8018.
▪ Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Performance Center, 2429 E. Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Farris, a soul singer from Nashville was a 2015 Grammy Award winner. Advance tickets: $25 for Arts Council of York County members; $40 for the public and $45 at the door.
▪ Jasmin Tiodang, 1994 graduate of Winthrop University and former student of Eugene Barban, will give a piano recital, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Barnes Recital Hall at Winthrop. The program will include works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Ginastera and Scriabin. Tiodang currently is a performer and teacher in Puerto Rico. The recital is free and open to the public.
▪ The Winthrop University Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir will celebrate its seventh anniversary with a reunion concert 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. The concert will feature performances by current and past members of the choir and Liturgical Prayze Dance Team. Free admission.
▪ 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. Carolina Chordsmen perform Friday and Dixieland Duo, Oct. 30. Some seating available. Bring chairs or blankets.
▪ Gallery 120 in Clover will host an art exhibition by members of the Catawba River Art Guild Nov. 2-30. A public reception will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the gallery, 120 Bethel St. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.
▪ Bethel United Methodist Church will host a panel discussion on homelessness, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church on Curtis Street, Rock Hill. There will be speakers from various nonprofit agencies who talk about the issues our community faces regarding homelessness specific to single men and women. For those interested in volunteering at the Men’s Warming Center, tours of the facility as well as a brief overview will be provided. For information, call 803-327-4881.
▪ Keystone board of directors will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the Keystone Prevention Center, 1600 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Open to the public. For information, call 803-324-4118.
▪ York County Board of Rural Fire Control will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fire Training Center, Ogden Road, Rock Hill.
▪ The Rock Hill Branch of the NAACP general meeting will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary Catholic Church. For information, call 803-322-5798 or 803-366-2184.
▪ Tega Cay Beautification Committee will have a workday from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Living Memorial Gardens to do general care, trimming, cleaning, and weeding. New members are needed. For information email email@example.com or call 803-802-8727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-287-7432.
▪ The Catawba Council of the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. For information, call Wayne Kersey at 803-287-9453.
▪ Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 2008 will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW Hall, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. All Purple Heart recipients are welcome. For information, call Rich Roszelle at 803-367 8328.
▪ The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5, York.
▪ Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon. Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
▪ The Rock Hill Area Shag Club will have its Halloween costume party, 7 p.m Oct. 30 at Celebrations at Ramada Inn. Officer will be elected. Club will provide dinner. Bring a dessert. Prizes will be given for the best costume and most original.
▪ The Catawba Chapter of the DAR will meet 2 p.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2115 Celanese Rd. The chapter will be celebrating the 125th birthday of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the 117th birthday of the Catawba Chapter. A special program will be presented on the U.S. flag, along with special music and cake. Members and prospective members are invited.
▪ AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-1 p.m Oct. 27 at Toyota of Rock Hill, 640 Galleria Blvd. Rock Hill. Participants will get a certificate that may reduce the insurance rate on collision and liability coverage and is good for three years. Cost is $15, members; $20, non-members. To register contact Gerald Hensley 803-789-5810.
▪ Chester County Beekeeping Association will hold a “Basic Beekeeping Class” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Clemson Extension office, 109 Ella St. Cost is $25. To register, call 803-581-8031.
▪ The Rock Hill Youth Council will award grants of up to $500 for youth-led projects through the Youth Council Grant Program. Projects can range from helping organizations that have special needs to planning and hosting fun or recreational events for youth. Program description and an applications are available at City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office, Room 390 in City Hall or online at cityofrockhill.com/PRT. Applications are due Nov. 13. A workshop to assist in preparing applications will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday in room 373 at city hall. For information or those who are unable to attend the workshop, contact Patti Panetti at 329-5625.
▪ The Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department’s Happy Travelers trip to the Islands of New England will be June 3-10. Adults of all ages are welcome; participants do not have to be a member of the group to travel. Travelers will visit Providence, Newport, Boston, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Hyannis, and Provincetown. Cost is $2,750 ($3,150 single occupancy) and includes airfare, motorcoach transportation, sites of interest, lodging and some meals and taxes and gratuities. Cancellation insurance is available. A $250 deposit is due by Dec. 1. The balance is due by March 25. Registration and payment is taken at the PRT Office at City Hall 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or online at www.cityofrockhill.com/prt. Fees can also be mailed to City of Rock Hill, Katie Conley, PO Box 11706, Rock Hill, SC 29731. For space availability, call Katie at 803-329-5626. For details go to www.cityofrockhill.com/owls.
▪ The Salvation Army in Rock Hill is looking for a space to serve as a distribution center for its 2015 Angel Tree program. The space needs to be 8,000 square feet or more in order to serve more than 1,000 children, said Major Bret McElroy, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army in Rock Hill. Angel Tree gifts that are donated are taken to the distribution center, are sorted and arranged by volunteers and distributed to the families being served. The space is needed for November and December. To help, call Nancy at 803-448-3133 or email at Nancy.Landerman@uss.salvationarmy.org or Bret.McElroy@uss.salvationarmy.org. The Angel Tree program kicks off 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Fountain Park, Rock Hill.
The 4-H Poultry Sale will be 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at 116 Columbia St., Chester. Groups of three or five Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock and Golden Comet hens for sale. Buyers must register by contacting Robin Currence at email@example.com or 803-209-0538.
▪ The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery office of Dr. Jonna J. Moreschi is collecting non-perishable food items for Fort Mill Care Center for the holiday season. Donations can be dropped off during business hours. Call 803-548-4445 for hours.
York County Library
The York County Library in Rock Hill will offer the following free programs in October:
Pet Shop Palooza, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday for ages 11 and younger, accompanied by an adult, for a pet-inspired family story time, with stories, crafts and a puppet show. Call 803-981-5888 to register.
Teen Read Week Celebration: Get Away @ Your Library!, 4:30-6 p.m. Monday Oct. 19 for ages 11-17 with snacks from around the world and book-related crafts. All participants receive a free book. Call 803-981-5830 to register.
iPad/iPhone Basics, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday or 10 a.m.-noon Thursday. Learn basic operations including what certain buttons do, installing apps, connecting to wireless networks, and more. Call 803-981-5845 to register.
Lego Club, 3:45-5 p.m. Wednesday for ages 5-11 to create, and build with Legos, supplied by the library. Call 803-981-5888 to register.
Homeward Path: Homeownership Readiness Program, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Topics include credit and budget education, how to combat predatory lending practices, community down payment assistance programs, educational resources, and affordable housing opportunities. This course is HUD approved and will count toward HUD or FHA training for first time buyers. All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the program. Led by Brendan Vigorito from Money Management International, a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency. Call 803-981-5845 to register.
Rave Reads, 4:30-6 p.m. OCt. 27 for ages 11-17 to learn about new young adult books, share favorites, and receive a free book. Call 803-981-5830 to register.
Bedazzle Your Pumpkin, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 for ages 9-11 to create a beautiful pumpkin using melted crayons, glitter, and other fun decorations. Bring two mini or small pumpkins to decorate. Call 803-981-5888 to register.
▪ Salvation Army is looking for volunteer bell ringers this coming Christmas season. Kettle operations run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Shifts are two house per day. Kettles will begin Nov. 13 and end Dec. 24. For information or to sign up go to ringtoday.us.
▪ 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 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road. Friends and relatives welcome.
▪ Former Hillcrest Elementary School students will meet 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at Foundation AME Zion Church, 1852 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill.
▪ A Parkinson’s support group will meet 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Towers Community Room, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. For information, call 803-328-5231.
▪ 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.
▪ Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Mondays at Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill; at noon Tuesdays upstairs at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; at 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.
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