The York Public Library is offering the following events throughout the month of March - Family Story Time for children of all ages 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday; Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday; Legal Issues Clinic, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26; and Butterfly Gardening: Part One, 10 - 11 a.m., Saturday, March 28. For more information or to register for any events call 684-3751.
The Clover Public Library is hosting the following events in March - Preschool Story Time for 3 - 5 year olds, 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and E-mail for Spanish Speakers, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26. For more information or to register for any of the Clover events call 222-3474.
York Place fundraiser
YORK -- Building Bridges for Children is a fundraiser hosted by York Place to raise money to benefit the emotionally troubled children served by the residential treatment center operated by the Episcopal Church.
The bridge/game benefit will take place 1 - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at York Place's Smith Dining Hall, located at 234 Kings Mountain St. in York. Tickets for the event are $100 per table, or $25 for individual players. The benefit will offer prizes, desserts, coffee and cold drinks for players. To reserve a ticket contact Joyce Sanders at 684-4011 ext. 1009, or 684-0539. A silent auction is also planned for the event. Tickets for the benefit are tax deductible.
Day on the Farm
McCONNELLS -- Visit the newborn lambs and heritage breed animals at Children's Day on the Farm, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Historic Brattonsville.
Learn about farm life in the 18th and 19th centuries through fun hands-on activities: a 4-H petting zoo, children's crafts, toys and games. New this year, an entertainer from Williamsburg, Va., will perform an authentic 19th century medicine show. (Visit www.historicaldiversions.homestead.com for more information.) Throughout the day, a cast of characters will delight visitors with tall tales, music, feats of strength and puppet shows.
Pony rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides and family-friendly foods available. For more information, visit www.historicbrattonsville.org.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $5 for youth ages 4-17, and ages 3 and younger are free. Members receive $2 discount.
Memorial balloon release
YORK -- Friends and relatives of Donnie Eugene "D.J." Kimble will gather at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at First Weslyan Church of York at 1830 York Hwy., for a memorial and balloon release for the York teen killed by a gunshot in a Rock Hill apartment around midnight Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Rock Hill Police are still investigating the shooting.
McCONNELLS -- Saturday, April 18 is Sheep Shearing Day at Historic Brattonsville. Shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning and weaving demonstrations will run 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. An 1840s fashion show is also scheduled for 2 p.m.
The demos are free with general admission: $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for youth aged 4 - 17, and free for children younger than 3. Culture and Heritage Museum members get in free. For more information call (803)684-2327, or visit www.chmuseums.org.
SCDOT wants input
The South Carolina Department of Transportation is asking for public comments related to road resurfacing, Interstate maintenance, safety/pavement markings, bridge replacement and rural mass transit projects that could be funded through the federal economic stimulus plan. The projects - for which a list is available at www.scdot.org/inside/public_comment.shtml - are targeted for construction to begin within 120 days of approval of federal funding.
Comments will be accepted through Thursday, March 26, and should be sent to: Mr. Ron Patton, Director of Planning and Environmental at SCDOT, 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia SC 29202, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the projects is also available at the Catawba Regional Council of Governments at 215 Hampton St. in Rock Hill.