EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we introduce our calendar in a new format for The Herald. Each Thursday and Sunday we will highlight key events for the weekend and the coming week, respectively. For a more complete list of calendar events, go to heraldonline.com.
Clover Woman’s Club Game/Card party and brunch is 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1 at Clover School District Office, 604 Bethel St. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets: $15. Details: 803-831-9454 or 704-651-5759. Proceeds go to the club’s scholarship fund.
Meet the authors
Second annual Local Author Fair, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Rock Hill library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill. Sixteen local authors will display their literary works of poetry, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction. Authors will sell and sign their books. No registration is required. Details: 803-981-5825.
Go for a walk
YCL Walking Club meets 9-10 a.m. Friday at York County main library in Rock Hill. Join the YCL Walking Club. First Friday of the month meet in the main entrance of the library. Third Friday of the month the group meets at a local park. Learn more at yclibrary.org.
See a play
Fort Mill Community Playhouse presents “Panache,” a comedy by Don Gordon and directed by Polly Adkins, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and 3 p.m. Nov.4. Performance dates also are Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at the playhouse, 220 Main St. The play is about a down-on-his-luck artist, who works nights as a fry cook, and a chic, wealthy woman who go to war to get the rights to the personalized license plate PANACHE. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended at fortmillplayhouse.orgor 803-548-8102. Tickets: $18, adults and $13, students. Tickets available at Tega Cay Pharmacy, 729 Crossroads Plaza, or Crossings on Main, 102 Academy St.
Take a bike ride
Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism hosts Rock Hill Biking Bonanza, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Rock Hill Outdoor Center cycling venues in Riverwalk. The day offers racing and an event party, classic bicycle show, guided rides along the river and the opportunity to ride on the race tracks. Bring your bike and helmet. Attendance and parking are free. The complete event list on the inaugural Rock Hill MTB Challenge is at cityofrockhill.com/bonanza. Details: 803-326-2479.
Drink pints for pups
Pints & Paws Fundraiser fundraiser 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Benford Brewing Co., 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster. South Carolina’s first agriculturally operated brewery will be pouring up their specially-crafted beers in support of Lancaster County Spay & Neuter Project. There will be live music, 50/50 raffle, vendors, food trucks, mule wagon rides, child and dog friendly activities. Details: email@example.com.
Audition for a play
Fort Mill Community Playhouse auditions for it’s February production of “SNAPSHOTS: a musical scrapbook” is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3. Auditions also are Nov. 10. All auditions are by appointment at the playhouse, 220 Main St. Call 718-683-4523. The play runs Feb. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24. Details: fortmillplayhouse.org or call 803-548-8102.
Know your history
Genealogy Group meets 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the York County main library in Rock Hill. This small support group meets once a month to discuss our research, techniques, new sources and help each other learn more about family history. All skill levels welcome. No registration necessary.
Lake Wylie Shag Club’s “Veterans Day Party” is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Fort Mill Moose Lodge, 1676 Harris Road. DJ will be Steve Coley. Food will be provided. Admission: $3, members; $7, guests and veterans will be admitted free.
Learn about local history
“Soldiers, the Enslaved and Civilians,” presents a trilogy of scenarios to tell the story of Brattonsville during the Civil War, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4. Historical demonstrations include sewing, cooking, blacksmithing, archery, and cannon and rifle firing. On Saturday, Culture & Heritage Museums historian Michael Scoggins will present two programs using Bratton family historical records to explore the war’s impact on Brattonsville. A 19th Century church service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Original Victorian mourning artifacts will be on display. Live music of the era will be performed by Pickin’ Pearls. Food will be on sale. Admission: $10, adults; $8, seniors age 60 and older; $6, ages4-17. Details: chmuseums.org/brattonsville or 803-684-2327.
Kick off National Diabetes Awareness Month with Piedmont Medical Center’s annual Diabetes Bazaar is 7:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 in the Women’s Tower in Rock Hill. The free event features speakers, education materials, information on self-management, health screenings, refreshments and children’s activities. Register at 833-388-5249 or mypmc.com/diabetesevent.
Breakfast for benefit
Circle of Caring Breakfast, which benefits The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home, is 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Cost: $10 per person, and free for age 6 and younger. The event includes breakfast, entertainment, teacher testimonials and a raffle. Tickets: 803-328-6555.
Snag breakfast seats
Habitat for Humanity Community Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 234 E. Main St., Rock Hill, celebrates 30 years of building homes. Breakfast is complimentary and provided by First Presbyterian. RSVP by Nov. 2. Details: 803-985-9244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Methodist Women of Bethel United Methodist Church are taking orders for its annual Holiday Pie Sale. Pumpkin, coconut, sweet potato, buttermilk, egg custard, pecan, apple, chocolate nut and peanut butter will be available. Pies can be picked up 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 16 in the Bethel gym, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill. Details or to order: 803-324-2455 or 803-417-0797.
Time to volunteer
Habitat for Humanity of York County is seeking men and women skilled in construction to assist with building and repairing homes. Any skill level is welcome but there is a specific need for skilled volunteers. Details: email@example.com or 803-985-9244.