Winthrop to host road race, walk to benefit the hungry on Saturday

The 28th Annual Alyce T. Guettler 5K Hunger Run, a 3.1-mile road race and fitness walk, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Dinkins Student Center at Winthrop University, on Oakland Avenue between Myrtle Drive and Sumter Avenue.

A one-mile fun run will begin at 9:50 a.m.

Early registration must be postmarked by today. Cost is $15 with a T-shirt and $10 without a T-shirt. The one-mile run is free, or $10 with a T-shirt.

Race day registration is $20 for 5K events. The registration closes at 8:30 a.m. Parking is free, and water is provided on the 5K course. Food and drinks will be offered after the race.

The Hunger Run, sponsored by Guettler Eye Clinic, Winthrop University Campus Ministries and Rock Hill Striders, is held in memory of Alyce T. Guettler, on behalf of the poor and hungry in the community and around the world.

The 5,000-meter course is on paved streets and bike paths. Participants may register online at

For more information about registering by mail, call 327-6450 or e-mail to

Auditions planned for 'Grandest Canyon'

The Yorkville Players will continue auditions for its spring production of "The Grandest Canyon," by local playwright Burton Bumgarner, from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12 at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

Two elderly females, one female in her early 30s and one male in his mid-30s to 40s, along with 24 other roles that will be tripled and doubled among actors, will be cast. The director is Doug Algire.

Previous acting experience is not required, though actors with experience should bring a resume. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals will begin Feb. 18, and performances are April 10, 11, 12 and 13. For more information, call (866) 334-0064 or 980-7412.

'Circus King' presented Thursday at McCelvey

Storyteller and musician Sean Driscoll will perform "The Circus King," a combination of comedy-theater, puppets, magic, music and animation, at 9 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

The show is recommended for kindergarten to fifth grades. Cost is $5 per person. For details, call 684-3948.

Northside hosting musical event Feb. 11

The Northside Arts Explorers will present a musical extravaganza at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the cafeteria of the Northside Elementary School of the Arts, 840 Annafrel St., Rock Hill.

All proceeds will help with fundraising efforts for students traveling to perform in March at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C..

Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket includes a dessert and beverage. To register, call 981-1570.

Black male summit to address past, future

Clinton Junior College in Rock Hill will host a one-day black male summit on Feb. 16 in collaboration with the Black Male Summit Committee of York County.

Keynote speaker for the day-long event will be Ronald S. Rochon, dean of the School of Education and associate vice president for teacher education at Buffalo State University.

The summit is free and will begin with an 8 a.m. registration and a continental breakfast. It is limited to the first 200 registrants. The theme is "Respecting Our Past, Building Our Future."

The summit is an attempt to bring black men together to encourage taking responsibility for their lives and to find solutions to their challenges. The workshops will include "Being smart is not being white," "Getting involved in your community," "The importance of fatherhood," "There is hope" and other important subjects.

The program includes lunch and will end at 2 p.m. with free admission for teen participants to the college's women's and men's basketball games. Adult participants will pay $2 admisison to the games.

Details, Sherman Porterfield, (803) 980-4357 or e-mail blackmailsummitcommittee@

Race and racism are topics of art exhibits

Susan Harbage Page's "Postcards from Home" and Juan Logan's "Unintended Relations," both visual art exhibits that examine race and racism in the early 21st century, will be displayed through March 14 at the Clinton Junior College Dalton Gallery, 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.

Talks by the Chapel Hill, N.C., artists will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 27. A reception at the Dalton Gallery will begin at 7 p.m. The exhibition and related events are free and open to the public.

Hours for Dalton Gallery are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 327-7402, Ext. 226, or 323-2653.

Master wildlife program to be offered in Chester

The Chester County Extension Office will offer a Master Wildlifer II program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights, Feb. 19 through March 11, at the Market Building, 116 Columbia St., Chester.

Topics will include management of Bobwhite quail, white-tailed deer and Eastern wild turkey, as well as native and planted wildlife foods.

Early registration is $100. Registration after Feb. 5 is $125.

Visit to register online, or call the Chester County Extension Office, 385-6181, Ext. 112.

Local groups have reunion news to share

• The Emmett Scott class of 1962 will fellowship and hold a regular class meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Shoney's Restaurant, Cherry Road, Rock Hill. For details, call Jackie Thomas at 817-1703.

• The Hicks-Mobley family gathering committee will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at the home of Keisha Kennedy, 717 Flint St. Dates for the 2008 gathering in Myrtle Beach are July 31 and Aug. 1 to 3. Details will be provided later. The committee needs names and address for all family members. Contact Alice Hardin-Hinton, 524-6618 or A monthly newsletter will be distributed; deadline is the last date of each month. Send information to Courtney Blake (803) 370-2731 or