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In brief - October 14, 2008

Foreclosure prevention workshops set

ROCK HILL -- The Homeownership Resource Center, a division of the South Carolina nonprofit Family Services Inc., will hold foreclosure prevention counseling workshops tonight, Thursday and Oct. 28 to help homeowners having trouble paying their mortgage.

• 6-8:30 tonight, Housing & Neighborhood Services Department, 150 Johnson St., Rock Hill

• 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Martha G. Donahue Learning Center, 112 Bozeman Drive, Fort Mill

• 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Housing & Neighborhood Services Department, 150 Johnson St., Rock Hill

York County-area homeowners at risk of foreclosure are encouraged to attend. The workshops are free and HUD-approved. Registration required. For more information, call (888) 320-0350 or visit

Physical therapy focus of lunch

FORT MILL -- The Fort Mill YMCA will host this month's Lunch and Learn at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at its conference room. Donna Diedrich, a physical therapist, will speak about the American Physical Therapy Month topic, "Let's Keep Moving."

The public is invited. Bring lunch; the YMCA will provide sides and drinks. Call the Fort Mill YMCA at (803) 548-8020 to register for this free program.

Barbecue event served Saturday

CLOVER -- Alpine Lodge No. 208 in Clover will have a barbecue sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the lodge on North Main Street.

Plates cost $7 each and include barbecue, slaw, buns and chips. Bulk barbecue also is available for $7 per pound.

For more information, call (803) 222-3516.

CROP Walk Sunday in York

YORK -- A CROP Walk for western York County will be held Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church on East Liberty Street in York. Registration begins at 2 p.m. The walk begins at 3 p.m.

The 31st annual York County CROP Walk will be held Oct. 26 at the Dinkins Student Center at Winthrop University. Registration and entertainment begin at 2 p.m. The walk begins at 3 p.m. Admission to the walk is one canned food item.

Call (803) 327-5640 or e-mail for more information.

Steele Creek residents invited to police meeting

STEELE CREEK -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Rodney Monroe will be present a community meeting in Steele Creek from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Police and Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Road, Charlotte.

The event is part of a series of discussions in response to several requests to meet with community groups and neighborhood associations throughout Charlotte.

For more, visit

YMCA holding health fair, giving flu shots

FORT MILL -- A community Health Fair will be held Oct. 20-21 at Fort Mill Branch YMCA. Screenings include blood, sugar, cholesterol and PSA screenings. Prices range from $10 to $30.

Vendors include Nutrilite Nutritional Products, Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Bank of America, Fort Mill Dermatology, Baxter Urgent Care and In Focus EyeCare.

For more information, call (803) 548-8020, ext. 259.

• Also, flu shots will be given from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Fort Mill Branch YMCA by RN Cindy Caldwell of Carolina Occupational Health and Wellness. Cost is $25 per person. Requirements are at least 4 years of age and no allergies to eggs. Call (803) 548-8020, ext. 259, for more information.

Literacy group needs volunteers

York County Literacy Association is holding a tutor workshop for adults who would like to volunteer to help another adult improve reading and math skills from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Rock Hill School District's Flexible Learning Center, 1234 Flint St. Ext., Rock Hill. For more information, call (803) 981-1375 or (803) 222-8079.

Group planting flowers Oct. 23

TEGA CAY -- The Tega Cay Beautification Committee is holding a workday Oct. 23 to plant bulbs in the median of Tega Cay Drive. The group meets at 2 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Tega Cay City Hall.

Beautification members will be selling T-shirts and sweatshirts with the Tega Cay logo during the Oct. 25 Tega Cay Fall Festival. Proceeds go toward purchasing flowers and shrubs to plant in public areas of the city and especially to replace plants that did not survive the extreme drought.

Call (803) 802-8727 for more information.

Coupon books available

TEGA CAY -- The Tega Cay Volunteer Fire Department has Citipass Coupon Books available, which are good through Nov. 30, 2009. Cost is $25, with half of the proceeds going to the department. Call (803) 548-6206 for more information.

Smith to speak Oct. 24

LAKE WYLIE -- Tom Smith, a Republican for York County Council District 2, will

speak at the Oct. 24 Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women luncheon at River Hills Country Club.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with social time, followed by lunch at noon and the speaker at 12:30 p.m. The public, both men and women, are invited.

The cost is $14 per person. Reservations must be made by Oct. 21. Club members call

(803) 831-0550.

Others interested in attending or joining the group, may call (803) 831-0689.

Democrats to meet Oct. 24

LAKE WYLIE -- The Democratic Women of Lake Wylie are hosting a luncheon Oct. 24 at Fishbone Grille in Fort Mill.

Meet-and-greet begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon.

Jim Watkins, Democratic Party chairman, will talk about goals for York County Democrats, and what Democrats need to know and do before going to the polls Nov. 4.

All are welcome. Cost: $12 per person. Reservations must be made by Monday. Call (803) 631-5360.

Chili Cook-Off helps Girls on Run

FORT MILL -- Bi-Lo, WRHI, and Interstate 107 FM present the search for Fort Mill's Chili Cook-Off Champion on Nov. 1 at Bi-Lo on S.C. 160 in Fort Mill.

The contest is open to the public. Registration information is available at Bi-Lo, the Leroy Springs Complex or the Girls on the Run Web site, Cost to attend is $5 for a sample of all the entries.

There also will be a bake sale, door prizes, children's activities and judging by local celebrities. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run scholarship program.