Youth wanted for 4-H/FFA swine project
YORK COUNTY The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties seeks youth to participate in the 4-H/FFA swine project and the 2015 Show and Sale. The registration deadline is Dec. 1.
Ages 5 to 19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for three months and show the finished hog at the annual Livestock Show and Sale.
Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered FFA member in the Clover or York FFA Chapter to participate.
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The weigh-in will be held Jan. 5, and the show and sale will be in April 28 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.
For details, call 803-684-9919, ext. 113.
Clover Christmas home tour Dec. 6
CLOVER The Clover Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Christmas Home Tour 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6.
There are seven tour stops. They are:
• Andy and Tammi Carter, 6606 White Ash Court, York.
• Lucas and Corrie Mackanos, 1280 Ole Cambridge Circle, Clover.
• Ron and Monica Roveri, 1008 Labrador Lane, Clover.
• Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2445 Highway 557, Clover.
• Clover Town Hall, 116 Bethel St., Clover.
• Good Things Consignments & More, 104 S. Main St., Clover.
• The Palmetto House, 306 N. Main St., Clover.
Tickets cost $10, and are available from members and at The Palmetto House and Good Things Consignment in Clover.
Proceeds go to a scholarship for a Clover High School senior.
For information, call 803-222-4390.
York Parks and Rec announces Christmas activities
YORK The York Parks and Recreation Department has announced Christmas activities for youth.
Breakfast with Santa will be 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.
Tickets are $4 in advance by Dec. 9 and $5 from Dec. 10 to 13. The cost includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and bacon and a 5-by-7-inch photo with Santa. Walk-ups are welcome.
Movie Night at the Sylvia, featuring “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey, will be Dec. 18 at the Sylvia Theater in downtown York. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., with the movie to begin at 6:48 p.m.
The event is free and limited to the first 200 people. Children younger than 12 must be with an adult.
For details, call the York Recreation Center at 803-684-3742.
Lions serving pancake breakfast Dec. 13
LAKE WYLIE The River Hills Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast with special guest Father Christmas 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 13 at Camp Thunderbird dining hall.
Father Christmas will be the main attraction posing for pictures with the children. In addition, there will be a bounce house, cookie decorating, face painting, free eye exams and balloon twisting by magician Adrian Gagnon. The York County Sheriff’s Department, Bethel Volunteer Fire Department and Highway Patrol with its Rollover Simulator will be there, too.
Admission is $10 for children, $5 for adults. Tickets will be available at the door and in advance at Bagel Boat. Proceeds go to Lions charities.
Register for gardening symposium
YORK COUNTY Early registration is open for the 10th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium Feb. 28 at Baxter Hood Center, Rock Hill.
Registration, which includes lunch, is $50. After Dec. 31, the cost will be $60. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County, the event includes seven gardening experts, break-out sessions, vendors and a chance to win door prizes.
To register online, go to symposium.yorkmg.org/registration. To pay by mail, make checks payable to, Master Gardeners of York County, and mail to: 266 Fischer Road, Fort Mill SC 29715.
Flu shots for children available
YORK COUNTY Free flu shots for children are available at the Early Learning Partnership’s free children’s clinic.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center, 410 E. Black St. Children birth to age 18 who do not have health insurance can see a doctor or nurse practitioner. Services include sick visits, immunizations, and sports and school physicals.
For appointments, call 803-322-6636.
Other clinics are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover. York County children may attend any of the four clinics.
Tax program needs volunteers
YORK COUNTY Volunteers are needed to help low income, elderly and handicapped taxpayers prepare income tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Volunteers will be trained by the Internal Revenue Service, S.C. Department of Revenue and N.C. Department of Revenue to prepare basic tax returns.
The training is free to volunteers who will learn to prepare 1040A, 1040EZ and the basic 1040 forms with schedule A and B.
Training will include the filing of tax return on computers. Training will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12-16 at Rock Hill City Hall, 155 Johnston St., in the Wellness Center on the first floor. For information, call Bill Perry at 803-322-4195.
YMCA plans ski trip for next year
YORK COUNTY The Upper Palmetto YMCA annual family ski trip to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., will be Jan. 14-19.
The group will stay at the Timberline Condominiums in Snowmass. The package includes a range of rooming options for five nights; transfers to and from the airport, and from the airport to Timberline; luggage service; four-day lift ticket to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk ski areas; shuttle service from Snowmass to Aspen; and a welcome reception and slope-side picnic.
Good Folks plan December luncheon
YORK COUNTY Good Folks of York County’s annual fundraising luncheon will be Dec. 2 at the DiGiorgio Center on the Winthrop University campus to benefit Keystone Substance Abuse Services’ planned Youth and Adolescent Center.
The fee to join Good Folks of York County is $30, which includes the luncheon. To become a member, visit www.goodfolksofyorkcounty.com.
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