Western NAACP to meet
YORK The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have a general membership meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church in York.
For more information, contact Wanda Simril, branch secretary, at 803-684-6200.
Bratton family plans reunion
HICKORY GROVE The descendants of Robert McCaw Bratton and Lucinda Alexander Bratton will have the Bratton family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 17 in the fellowship hall of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Hickory Grove.
The family will plan to eat at 1 p.m. Each family is asked bring covered dishes and drinks. For details, contact Zach Dover at 803-242-1529.
York class of 1964 to gather
YORK The York High School class of 1964 is having a class reunion Sept. 5 and 6.
A section will be reserved for 64 members at the Sept. 5 South Point and York football game. Tickets are $6. After the game, members will gather on the deck at the Coal Yard restaurant, 105 Garner St.
From 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, members can tour the old YHS and see the YHS Dragon monument. Dinner will follow at Tony’s Pizza or Wing Cafe in downtown York. Dragon greeters will be downtown at 7 p.m.
The group has reserved the Sylvia Theater from 8 to 11:30 p.m. with a DJ and videos. The cost is $15 for a member and guest.
Mail fees to Carol Montgomery, 2736 Windswept Cove, York, SC 29745 or call her at 803-831-8282; or Linda Warren at 1995 Garvin Road, York, SC 29745, or call her at 803-684-5804.
Lake Wylie author to speak Aug. 26
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie author Larry Timbs Jr. will speak during the Aug. 26 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting.
Larry Timbs Jr., co-author with Michael Manuel of the recently released book “Fish Springs: Beneath the Surface,” will be the guest speaker at the noon Aug. 26 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road.
Timbs is a former reporter, editor and professor who taught at Winthrop University for 27 years.
Set during the mid to late 1800s, “Fish Springs” is a tale of immediacy and universality as the authors tell a love story that speaks to multiple generations. Throughout the novel, an all-knowing narrator lets the reader witness the thinking of his primary characters and a few minor characters through stream-of-consciousness.
Also, tickets are available for the club’s fourth annual Lake Wylie Luau at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Red Fez Shrine Club Pavilion in Steele Creek. The event includes a silent auction and games. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be a boat poker run held earlier in the day. Poker hands cost $10. To purchase tickets or to donate an item or become a sponsor, visit lakewylieluau.org.
The event has raised more than $30,000 to benefit the community through scholarships, and helping local organizations including Clover Area Assistance Center, Lake Wylie Athletic Association and Crowders Creek Elementary School. The club plans to construct an outdoor science center at Bethel Elementary School this year.
The club meets every Tuesday. Lunch costs $9, catered by Christopher’s.
Visit lwrotaryclub.org for more information.
Republic dinner fundraiser Sept. 5
LAKE WYLIE The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women and the York County Republican Party are jointly hosting a September Southern Evening Among Republican Friends fundraiser dinner Sept. 5 at River Hills Marine Pavilion.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with music by Steven James, York County’s award-winning country music sensation. Special guest U.S. House Rep. Mick Mulvaney, District 5, will speak from 7 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a barbecue dinner led by York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant as head host waiter. York County candidates and politicians will serve as celebrity waiters.
The fundraiser will benefit candidates running in the November mid-term elections, including Mulvaney; S.C. legislators Ralph Norman, Tommy Pope and Ray Felder; and County Councilman Bruce Henderson.
Cost is $35, with checks made to Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club. Mail to Suzanne Krause, CLWRW president, 9 Fairway Ridge, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. For information or to make reservations (required), call 803-831-0689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 29.
Head Start taking applications
YORK COUNTY Carolina Community Actions Head Start is accepting application for children ages 3-4 in York and Chester counties for the 2014-15 school year.
Head Start serves children from low-income families and those with disabilities. For information, call 803-366-5398.
Choral group auditions Aug. 27-28
ROCK HILL York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Katherine Kinsey, will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the choir room at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1320 India Hook Road.
The YCCS welcomes experienced singers from high school through adults.
For more information, call 803-323-2250 or 704-591-5147, or visit yorkcountychoralsociety.org.
Lions Club has fish to fry
LAKE WYLIE The River Hills Lions Club’s second annual fish fry is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Camp Thunderbird.
The menu is filet of flounder, chicken strips, hush puppies, french fries, slaw and ice tea from Catfish Cove.
Tickets for eat-in or takeout cost $10 and are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds go to Lions charities.
For information, call 704-583-0349.
The Lions also are seeking live and silent auction items for the River Hills Lions Club Benefit Dinner, which will be Oct. 4 at River Hills Country Club. Proceeds go to River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS.
Types of items needed include framed artwork, gift certificates, professional and college sports tickets, restaurant dinner packages, weekend getaways, jewelry and automobiles.
To donate or for information, call 704-583-0349.
Clover market open on Tuesdays
CLOVER The Clover Farmers Market is open 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays behind Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.
The market features local produce, breads, cheese, free-range meats, local honey and artisan crafts. For information, call 803-222-9495.
POP Club welcomes members
YORK The Heart2Heart Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on raising awareness about heart disease, has joined Market at Inman Farms in York to launch the Power of Produce Club.
The club is open to the public and will give children $2 in tickets to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food plants and seeds. POP Club will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 11 at The Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Highway.
The POP Club is a nationally-recognized children’s program started at the Oregon City Farmers Market in May 2011 to empower children to make healthy food choices and introduce them to where their food originates.
Volunteers needed for York food delivery
YORK The York County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in York. For information, call Elaine Kershaw at the York Senior Center, 803-684-6115
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