AARP tax aides official
CLOVER AARP tax aide volunteers were presented with their official AARP volunteer work shirts at Clover Library Public Library at an April 8 ceremony.
Volunteer Gene McCarthy presents shirts to Lowell Lueking and Berry Bright. Mike Shively also received a shirt but wasn’t there at the time.
Beginning in February and throughout tax season, the AARP tax program is offered for seniors and low-income taxpayers. About 325 federal and 450 state returns are filed each year at the site.
Emergency sirens to be tested Wednesday
YORK The Catawba Nuclear Station will perform a siren test at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday for three minutes.
No public action is required during the test. If sirens were to sound at a time not designated as a test, it means to tune into local media for emergency alert information.
The siren tests are administered quarterly.
Photo competition deadline Friday
YORK COUNTY The York Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a photography contest for York County students from kindergarten to college.
Amateur photographers may enter up to five photos, all entries must be digital and submitted electronically via email and a release form must be submitted for each photo.
Photo categories are: Conservation in Action, Close-up Conservation and Agriculture across America.
Deadline for entries is Friday, April 18. Photos will be judged on technical merit and composition.
At least one first prize of a $25 gift card will be awarded in each of the categories and each of the age groups: kindergarten to fifth grades, six to eighth grades, ninth to 12th grades, college age 18-22.
Complete rules and entry forms may be obtained by calling 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
Film fest entries accepted
ROCK HILL Entering into its third season, the Underexposed Film Festival YC focuses its attention on encouraging, nurturing and supporting the creativity and vision of independent filmmakers, and providing a forum where their work can be viewed.
Independent filmmakers across the world are invited to submit professionally presented short films, with a run time of 45 minutes or less to participate in this juried competition.
Categories include narrative, animation, experimental and documentary. Awards also will be given to best female director and best student film. Entry deadlines and fees vary.
The films selected for screening will be shown at the Underexposed Film Festival YC at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St. Nov. 13-15. For more information, call 803-328-2787, or visit yorkcountyarts.org.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced the following blood drives this month in York County:
• 4-8 p.m. April 19, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket.
• 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 21, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt.
Through April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution for each donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
Look for more information at cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.
Conservation group meets April 22
YORK The next York Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. April 22 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy.
The public is welcome to attend. For information, call 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
Drop off meds through April 26
YORK COUNTY Operation Medicine Drop runs through April 26.
Unused and unwanted medications should be dropped off at: York County Sheriff’s Office, Moss Justice Center, York; Clover Police Department, 112 Bethel St., Clover; Fort Mill Police Department, 111 Academy St.; Rock Hill Police Department, 120 E. Black St., Rock Hill; Tega Cay Police Department, 7705 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay; York Police Department, 12 N. Roosevelt St., York; Winthrop Police Department, 526 Myrtle Drive, Rock Hill.
You can remain anonymous when dropping off medication.
Diabetes classes begin May 8
GASTONIA Living Healthy with Diabetes will held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning May 8 at Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St.
This is a six-week workshop running Thursdays until June 12 to help you manage diabetes by learning how to manage symptoms, eat healthier and read nutrition labels, keep blood sugar in check, fight fatigue and pain.
Classes are sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Classes are free, but registration is required. Call 704-865-3291 by May 1.
County offers free program
YORK COUNTY Anyone interested in learning more about York County government can apply for a new program debuting next month.
The York County 101 Citizens Academy is a free program that will walk participants through government departments, and give residents a look at public functions and services.
The program will run 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday of each month May to October.
For more information, call 803-684-8511 or visit yorkcountygov.com/citizensacademy.
Sheriff’s Association offers honorary memberships
YORK COUNTY Sheriff Bruce Bryant invites York County residents to become honorary members of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for $25, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution. The funding provides technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. Contributions are tax deductible.
South Carolina Sheriff’s Association does not solicit via telemarketing. If you receive a phone call, hang up.
Call 803-772-1101 or visit sheriffsc.com for more information.
CAAC seeks volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 S.C. 55 E., is the largest food pantry in Western York County and provides aid through food, financial assistance, education, medical and dental care.
CAAC needs volunteers including those with skills in curriculum development/instruction; programs and services; information technology; and financial assistance and personal budgeting. Hourly positions for pantry and computer intake also are available.
For more information, call 803-222-4837.