WOMEN'S CLUB LUNCH
River Hills Women's Club Luncheon, Oct. 15, River Hills Country Club. Cocktails begin at noon, lunch served at 12:30 p.m., program at 1 p.m. with "Serenade to the Season" Fashion Show presented by Vicki Chester of Dillard's South Park. (803) 831- 0210; firstname.lastname@example.org
GOT THE BLUES
Blues singer Robin Rogers performs, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Longitude 81, 971 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. robinrogers.com
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Open blues jams, first and third Thursday of every month, McHale's, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. (803) 548-2151
Senior Stretch, 9:30-10:15 a.m., and Senior Line Dance, 10:15-11 a.m., every Thursday and Tuesday, Belmont Parks and Recreation Department. Cost: Free for Belmont residents, or $10 per month to others for both line dance and stretch. (704) 825-8191; belmontparksandrec.com
My 4-H Kitchen class for youth aged 8 to 11, 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 16, York County Extension office, 120 N. Congress St., York. The class will meet the third Thursday of each month. Cost: $30. (803) 684-9919, ext. 113
Clover Jaycees, members aged 21 to 40, meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 502 W. Main St. in Clover. (803) 222-9493
Friends of the Library Book Sale, Oct. 16-18, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books will be for sale at $1 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack. Videos, audio books and surplus library equipment also will be available at bargain prices. Preview Night is from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 16 for Friends members. Memberships will be sold at the door for $10 for individuals and $25 for families. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18. On Saturday, books are 50 cents per inch. All proceeds benefit library programs. (803) 981-5837; yclibrary.org
The Yorkville Players present "Aladdin," a new version of the story based on the "Arabian Nights" tale and written by William Glennon, 8 p.m. Oct. 17-18 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. "Aladdin" is directed by Jill Neff. Aladdin and his friends, including the dancing monkey, have an eye for adventure. Zorah, the mysterious stranger from the East, has an eye for Aladdin's old lamp. Darkana Nightglade, a flamboyant sorceress, has an eye on her clouded crystal ball. The beautiful princess has an eye on Aladdin. The Sultan thought he had an eye on his great palace until it vanished! And the two genies from the lamp and the ring have an eye on each other's talents. There are spells, potions, and reversals of fortune as Aladdin discovers the magic of the lamp and his love for the Princess, and finally outwits the crafty Zorah. This new version of the "Arabian Nights" story is fast-paced and funny. Cast consists of children and adults. Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. (803) 372-2433; yorkvilleplayers.com
MUSIC IN YORK
Carolina Gator Gumbo with Mama Said, 9 p.m. Oct. 17, Sylvia Theater, York. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at door. myspace.com/thesylviatheater
Pretty in Pink Luncheon, 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Green Pond United Methodist Church, 983 Bethel St., Clover. In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mrs. Vergie Wingate will speak. Community invited. (803) 684-2672, (803) 222-7882
COMMUNITY CAR SHOW
"Cruizin for a Cure," 1-4 p.m. Oct. 18, Christopher's Bar & Grill, 1500 Village Harbor Drive. Cars, trucks and motorcycles will compete in categories including best paint, best hot rod, best truck, best motorcycle, most original, best club participation, best interior, best engine and best of show. Registration is $15. Fees and donations will go to the Leukemia Society of South Carolina. (704) 631-6230
Crown Financial Ministries Financial Management Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18, River Hills Community Church Life Center. (803) 831-1615; rhcconline.org
Leon Redbone performs, 9 p.m. Oct. 18, Sylvia Theater, York. Tickets: $19 advance, $23 at door. myspace.com/thesylviatheater
Community Harvest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18, Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road, Steele Creek. (704) 588-0686
GOING TO THE ... CATS
Fourth annual "The Cats Around Us," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18, S.C. 49 and Carroll Cove Road, Lake Wylie. Feral Cat Alliance in Lake Wylie celebrate National Feral Cat Day with a benefit, adoption of non-feral cats by Animal Adoption League and provide education. (803) 631-0116, (803) 222-1005; nationalferalcatday.org, alleycat.org, friendsofferalfelines.org
Civil War Reenactment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Battle re-enactment are at 2 p.m. each day. (803) 684-2327; chmuseums.org
Lake Wylie Lutheran Fall Festival & Bazaar, Oct. 18, 2906 S.C. 160 W., Fort Mill. Bazaar & Tag Sale runs 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with household items, knick knacks, glassware, linens, rugs, furniture, curtains, tools, electronics, toys and games, children's and adult clothing for sale. Fall Festival runs 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. featuring children's games with prizes, bounce house, apple bobbing and hay rides, popcorn and cotton candy, plus a costume contest. There also will be craft booths and a bake sale. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase including sausage biscuits, waffles, juice and coffee for breakfast and hot dogs, chips and soft drinks for lunch. Eat in or take it home. Rental space costs $15. (803) 396-8379, (803) 548-3832
Living History Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays year-round, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Witness life in the Carolina Backcountry during the 18th and 19th centuries through activities such as farming, shearing sheep, picking cotton and military drills. Activities and demonstrations vary weekly. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 4-17, free for members and children 3 and younger. (803) 684-2327
STARS OF THE SHOW
October Settlemyre Planetarium shows at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Saturdays: 11 a.m. The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket for ages 5-8; 2 p.m. Carolina Skies for all ages; and 3 p.m. Planetquest for ages 7 to adult. (803) 329-2121; chmuseums.org
The Downtown York Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, North Congress Street, York, through October. (704) 299-2322, (803) 684-4225.
Our Natural World Book Club meets, 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays through May 12, 2009, Fort Mill Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. Read and discuss books that provide a deeper understanding of our place in the natural world. Selections include classic literature, engaging non-fiction works and young adult fiction. Offered in partnership with York County Library. (803) 547-4114
The Clover Optimist Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 1500 Tom Joye Road, Clover. (803) 684-2008
American Red Cross York County Chapter Blood Drive, 2:30-7 p.m. Oct. 20, Clover Presbyterian Church, 202 Kings Mountain St, Clover.
The Yorkville Players Community Theater auditions for "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20-21, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Roles available for up to 25 actors. Requires a minimum of three males and two females. Previous acting experience is not required, although actors with experience should bring a resume. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. The director is Doug Algire. Performance dates are Dec.11-14. (866) 334-0064, (803) 980-7412; yorkvilleplayers.com
The Fettucini Brothers, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. A performance by the princes of pasta, also known as The Fettucini Brothers, is a blend of juggling and arts, seasoned with comedy. Cascading clubs, dancing diabolos, spinning plates and clanging cups are choreographed into an action filled evening that will keep the audience on the edge of its seat. Cost: $5 adults, free for children 12 and younger. (803) 222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csda
American Red Cross York County Chapter Blood Drive, 1:30-6 p.m. Oct.24, York Electric Cooperative, 1385 E. Alexander Hwy, York.