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In brief - April 14, 2009

Tour homes on the lake

• The River Hills Home Tour takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 within River Hills Plantation. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Jac-Lyn's Hallmark, 4082 Charlotte Hwy., or the day of at the River Hills main gate. A luncheon buffet will be served at the River Hills Clubhouse 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon are $14. For more information, call 803-831-0689 or 803-831-9995.

• Rock Hill Music Club will present their 13th Musical Tour of Homes 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 26, featuring four homes in the Lake Wylie area. Nineteen musicians will perform in 30-minute sets in the four homes. For tickets and more information, call 803-366-4266.

Look for more information about these home tours in next week's Lake Wylie Pilot.

Muddy Water Watch training scheduled

LAKE WYLIE -- The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will hold Muddy Water Watch classes from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 2 and May 9 at Fort Mill Public Library at Baxter Village. The free training workshops teach volunteers to recognize and report sediment and erosion control violations at active construction sites. For more information, call program coordinator Pam Beck at 704-827-8351; e-mail or visit

Walk-To-Cure Diabetes Saturday

LAKE WYLIE -- The River Hills Lions Club will be participating in the 2009 Walk-to-Cure Diabetes on Saturday and will be walking in honor of two local students who have diabetes -- Ashley Pettus and Matthew Kuehler.

The group also will walk in memory of Matthew's 12-year-old cousin, Max Corrada, who died last month from complications of diabetes.

Donations may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5016, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 or visit (go to the NC Walk, donate to a Walker, "River Hills Lions/Lions Strutters").

More than 85 percent of JDRF expenditures go directly to research and education. To join the walk, call 803-831-8227 or

York libraries closed Thursday

All York County Libraries will be closed April 16 for staff training. Normal operating hours will resume on April 17.

Cancer benefit for Medler April 26

TEGA CAY -- McHale's in Tega Cay, 1820 Gold Hill Road, will host a cancer benefit for Jane Medler from 1 to 6 p.m. April 26.

Several styles of music will be performed, including rock, rap, country, pop and contemporary blues. Children eat free.

Activities include raffles, face painting, pinatas and games.

Cost is $10 at the door, with proceeds going to Medler. For more information, call 704-858-4359 or 803-242-3180.

Poker run June 6

LAKE WYLIE -- Phil Huffman of Lake Wylie, owner of Dilworth Coffee House, is looking for donors and sponsors to help with prizes and giveaways, entertainment and food for the second annual Coffee House Poker Run for "I'm a Kool Kid" Foundation to be held June 6.

The 150-mile ride will start and end in Lake Wylie after riding through the North Carolina mountains.

To find out more, call 803-371-8545.

Tickets for CAAC gala on sale

CLOVER -- The Clover Area Assistance Center will host its annual gala with "A Safari Adventure" theme from 7 to 10 p.m. May 14 at the Museum of York County's African Halls.

The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres, open bar and wine tasting provided by Lake Wylie Liquors.

Traditionally hosted in the fall, CAAC moved the date of its annual fundraiser to the spring this year to avoid conflicting with other charitable events in the area.

The need for services and assistance to the less fortunate in the Clover community has increased alarmingly with the recession.

Cost to attend is $75 per person ($50 is tax deductible). To make reservations, send checks to CAAC, P.O. Box 521, Clover, SC 29710, or call 803-831-1794 or 803-831-0122 for more information.

See local artists' works in exhibit

ROCK HILL -- The Arts Council of York County's new exhibition, Main Identity, features a variety of work by 18 studio artists, including Lorraine Turi and Marcia Buike of Tega Cay.

The exhibition is on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., through May 1. A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts.

The participating artists have studios in either the Center for the Arts or the Gettys Center. Each artist has their own identity, which they explore through their work.

For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit