Slide down to Main Street for some music

The Hurst family -- Brian, left, father DeWitt and Allison -- did that during one of the Museum of York County's Wonderful Wednesday programs this summer, along with help from and MYCO volunteer Anna Good, right. They played Mancala, an ancient game that is popular in Africa. You can find out what's happening this fall at MYCO by reading today's column and checking online at
The Hurst family -- Brian, left, father DeWitt and Allison -- did that during one of the Museum of York County's Wonderful Wednesday programs this summer, along with help from and MYCO volunteer Anna Good, right. They played Mancala, an ancient game that is popular in Africa. You can find out what's happening this fall at MYCO by reading today's column and checking online at

Main Street Live in Downtown Rock Hill will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at the end of Main Street from Wachovia to the Gettys Center. The Skintonz will perform. Admission is free. In the event of rain the concert will be rescheduled for the following Thursday.

Wine, workshops and walking are on museum schedule

The Culture and Heritage Museums will have the following events:

n The 2008 Vintage Celebration, the 15th anniversary wine-tasting benefit, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Wines and specialty beers will be served. All guests will receive a tasting glass provided by O'Darby's. The event will include live auctions, a wine raffle and a wine pull. Paula Gillman & Co is sponsoring a primer tasting conducted by Catherine Rabb, associate instructor at Johnson & Wales University. Admission is $50 for CHM members and $60 for non-members. Tasting begins at 6:30 p.m. for Vintner-level participants. Prices for Vintner tasting level are: $375 for Magnum level, $750 for Jeroboam level, $1,500 for Rehoboam level and $2,000 for Imperial level. Wines are offered by Ben Arnold Beverage, Carolina Craft Distributors, Grapevine Distributors and Falcor Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine, Paula Gillman & Co. and Southern Wine & Spirits. Beers are offered by B&B Distributors, Comer Distributing Co. and Thomas Creek Brewery. The event will feature special guest Stuart Roy, director of wine and spirits at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Michelle DiEduardo at (803) 329-2121, Ext. 113, or e-mail

n Family workshop, for children ages 4 and older with an adult, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Museum of York County. Participants will be taught about the benefits of outdoor time and share in activities. Each family will receive a magnification loupe. Cost is $5 per family for CHM members and $8 per family for non-members. The event is organized by Liz Baird of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in recognition of international "Take a Child Outside Week." To register, call (803) 981-9182 by Monday.

n Bridges & Trails: Connecting Community to Nature, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at MYCO. Learn about the projects Carolina Thread Trail and A Bridge and Its Place. An overview of the planned regional trail network will be given by Ann Browning, project director, and a discussion of a project for planning footbridges to unite segments of the trail will be conducted by Deborah Ryan, associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The event is free. For registration, call (803) 329-2121 by Tuesday. Designs and results of the student study are on exhibit at MYCO through August.

Arts events include exhibits, guild meeting

The Arts Council of York County will have the following events:

n Teacher exhibition, through Sept. 25 at the Perimeter Gallery & Edmund D. Lewandowski classroom gallery, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill. For more information, call (803) 328-2787.

n Robin Y. Zavada Exhibition, through Aug. 31 at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston St., Rock Hill. For more information, call (803) 328-2787.

n Catawba River Artist Guild Meeting, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts. For more information, call (803) 328-2787.

Award-winning corps to perform in Rock Hill

The Plymouth Fife & Drums Corps, under the direction of Jim Predhomme, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Hill City Hall. The Corps perform under drum major Jennie Rowe and color guard commander Stephanie Cogo. For details, visit

Winthrop concert to benefit local Habitat

Music for Humanity and the York County Habitat for Humanity will hold a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Barnes Recital Hall at Winthrop University.

The concert will feature bass-baritone Kristopher Irmiter, mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock and comedian Kier. Irmiter, a 2007 Grammy Nominee, has performed in all 50 states and throughout Canada. Babcock is noteworthy in her symphonic concert and recital engagements that have included "Murder and other Operatic Mayhem" with the National Symphony Orchestra and "Where the Boys Are" with musical director, Steve Blier. Kier, besides being a comedian, is also a speaker, singer and songwriter who played a writer's night at the Bluebird Cafe and was headlined at Zanies Comedy Club.

Tickets are available at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 825 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, and administrative office, 1034 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. There is a minimum donation of $10 per ticket and checks should be payable to Music for Humanity. Half of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of York County.

Make plans to come out for Down Home Play Festival

The Rock Hill Community Theater will have its 2008 Down Home Play Festival at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 through 16 and 3 p.m. Aug. 17 in Johnson Theatre, Winthrop University. Original one-act plays will be presented by local and regional playwrights. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors for Friday and Saturday performances and $10 adults and $8 students and seniors for Thursday and Sunday performances. Anyone with an Winthrop University ID will be $5. For details, visit

Rock Hill PRT schedules signups for fall sports

Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism's fall youth sports registration begins Monday and continues through Aug. 29. Volunteer coaches are also needed for these programs. The following are offered:

n Football for ages 7 to 10 as of Nov. 30, 2008, $35.

n Recreation soccer for ages 5 to 13 as of Aug. 31, 2008, $35.

n Competitive soccer for ages 10 to 15 as of Aug. 1, 2008, $77.

Registration is taken from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Manchester Meadows, 337 E. Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill; at the Cherry Park tower, 1466 Cherry Road, Rock Hill; the PRT office room 390 at City Hall, 155 Johnson St., Rock Hill; Boyd Hill Recreation Center, 1165 Constitution Blvd., Rock Hill; Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road, Rock Hill; Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill and Northside Center, 900 Annafrel St., Rock Hill. First time players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. A registration brochure is available online at For details, call (803) 326-3792 or (803) 329-5672. Those interested in coaching should call Leslie Ballard at 329-5673.

York County's vehicle auction planned on Saturday

York County will have a vehicle auction at 9 a.m. Saturday on S.C. 5 in York, beside the York County Animal Shelter. For details, call 684-8520 or visit the purchasing department site at

Benefits planned for diabetes, local family

The following fundraisers are planned:

n The Rock Hill Fitness will host a pushup fundraiser to support the American Diabetes Association today through Saturday at the business, 1335 Celanese Road, Rock Hill. For details, call Courtney Sweeney at (803) 324-1155.

n Alpine Lodge No. 208 will host a hot dog sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Alpine Masonic Lodge, 502 N. Main St., Clover. Hot dogs are $1.25 each and can be made to order. Eat-in or carry-out are available. For more information, call Kathy Wallace at 222-3516.

n A charity car wash will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Carwash at Cherry and Dorchester roads to raise money to help with medical expenses for the family of Matthew Fuller Yarbrough, 24, who had a heart failure. Tickets are $8. For more information, call (803) 280-6309 or visit matthewyarbrough.

n Thrift Store Ministries of Western York County, 31 N. Congress St., York, will have a sale on children's clothing this week-all you can stuff in a bag for $5. The store needs donations of furniture, clothing, appliances and other items. Volunteers are needed. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; the store is closed Wednesday and Sunday. Thrift Store Ministries serves needy families in the York school district. For details, call 628-0808.

n Miracle Treat Day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Dairy Queen, 2260 Cross Pointe Drive, Rock Hill across from the Galleria Mall. All store profits from Aug. 7 will be donated to Children's Miracle Network. For details, call the store at 980-1006.

n A fundraising barbecue and raffle to benefit the Pilgrim's Inn will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wachovia building on Main Street in downtown Rock Hill. A raffle drawing will be at 1 p.m. Proceeds will go toward repair of recent weather damage to the Pilgrims' Inn facility. Raffle tickets are $2 for a chance to win a prize package worth $1,000. A donation of $10 will purchase 6 raffle tickets and a free 30-day membership to Omni Health and Fitness. Activities include food, beverages, face painting and clowns. The event is sponsored by Fire and Ice HVAC and Omni Fitness.

n The 13th annual 4-H Invitational Golf Tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Mid Carolina Country Club, 3593 Kiblers Bridge Road, Prosperity. Tournament registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Awards will be given for first through third place teams, longest drive, most accurate drive and closest to the pin. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to expand and enhance South Carolina 4-H Youth Development programs, scholarships and opportunities such as National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference. Four person teams are $340 and individuals are $85 per player and includes dinner and drinks on the course. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration is due by Friday. Send checks payable to Clemson University Foundation c/o the 4-H Annual Fund and mail to 4-H Youth Development, 210 Barre Hall Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 29643. For details, call Andy Lowery, Event Chair, at (800) 845-1745, Ext. 560 or Daniel Bozard at (864) 656-2742.

Rock Hill band offers public preview

Rock Hill High School Band of Distinction will conclude band camp with a parent preview at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the school, 320 W. Springdale Road, Rock Hill. The public is invited.

The band kicked off its camp last week with about 178 students, the largest in 25 years. The band is preparing for their show "Dangerous," with music by Bernard Hermann. It will travel in September to Massilon, Ohio, to the Bands of America Regional Championships.

Artist guild competition takes place in August

The Yorkville Artists' Guild Open Art Competition 2008 will take place Aug. 21 to 24 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. The reception for artists and invited guests will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21.

The show will be open to public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Entry fee for one to five paintings is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Works must be delivered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 or 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 17. Awards will be $750 for best of show, $400 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third place. For more information and details on eligible work, call Jack Bolin at 417-0146.

Tractor, engine show is planned in York

The Fourth Annual Tractor & Engine Show, which is also a car and truck show, will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church, 2040 S.C. 161, York. There will be biscuits, hot dogs and hamburgers. Vendors are welcome. There are no entry fees. For more information, call (803) 684-2473.

Free football camp planned at Belleview school

Belleview Wildcat football coaches invite ages 7 to 10 to a free football camp from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Aug. 11. at the baseball field at Belleview Elementary School, 501 Belleview Road, Rock Hill. For details, call Coach Phil at (803) 322-3826, Coach Jason at (803) 367-1692 or Coach Rob at (803) 371-3896.

Local events planned for National Night Out

The following National Night Out events are planned:

n The Hunger Outreach Program group, comprised of area churches, will host a Rock Hill picnic from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Flint Hill Baptist Church, 1214 Flint Hill St., Rock Hill.

n The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and Lancaster Police Department will have a crime and drug prevention event from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Caroline Court Educational Center.

Lionesses, Post K among meetings this week

The following groups will meet this week:

n The Lake Wylie Lioness Lions will have its monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m. Friday at the River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr, Lake Wylie. The meeting will be followed by a presentation by Paul Kutz, the Comporium external relations manager. He will discuss the changeover from analog to digital television. For those interested in attending the meeting, call Olivia Goodell at (803) 831-5833. Community donations are being accepted for its Sweet Repeat fundraising project, behind Fred's on S.C. 49. Gently used or new items for resale are accepted. Profits are donated to the local community after a small donation to the international community. Barbara Beckham, district governor 32D visited with the Lioness group during a recent luncheon meeting.

n The Rock Hill Civitan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shoney's Restaurant on Cherry Road. Linda McCoy will speak on working with people with disabilities. For more information, contact Leila Long at 366-3339.

n The local Post K, a non-profit community services association that sponsors children's safety programs and a deaf scholarship program, will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Lake House Family Seafood Restaurant, 3921 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. For more information, call Helen Helms at 329-4490.

n Rock Hill Toastmasters Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Health & Rehabilitation Center, 831 McDow Drive, Rock Hill. Toastmakers International is a non-profit club that aims to improve public speaking and leadership skills. For details, visit

n York County Crescent Shrine Club will not have steak night during August. A 10K dance will be Aug. 16 at the Shrine Club with entertainment by the Looks EZ Band. Steak night will resume Sept. 20 on the third Saturday of each month. For details, call Barry at 684-4117.

n The Western York County branch NAACP will meet Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church. The executive board member meeting will be at 6 p.m. followed by a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. For details, call Wanda Simril at 684-6200 or Steve Love at 684-7124.

n 50s Plus, a community group, will meet at noon Aug. 6 at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, 250 Ridge Road, Bowling Green. Speaker will be Rev. Bob Moss, retired from Presbytery, Rock Hill. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share. For details, call (803) 222-3598.

Families, school grads plan local reunions

n The Emmet Scott High School class of 1967 will gather for their August birthday fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Outback, 1319 River Run Court, Rock Hill.

n The Childers family will gather for its family reunion at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 E. Liberty St., York. Family introductions will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a picture at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served and family pictures will follow. Admission is $10 adults, $7 ages 6 and above and free for children under 6. Payment should be mailed to J. W. Childers at 7213 Coachmaker Road, Columbia, 29209. Participants are invited to bring pictures or mementoes. Copies of the Childers Heritage Book wil be $30. Details, J. W. Childers at (803) 776-0488 or

n The descendants of Robert McCaw Bratton and Lucinda Alexander Bratton will have their reunion on Aug. 17 in the fellowship hall of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Hickory Grove. They will plan to eat around 1 p.m. Each family is asked bring a picnic lunch. For details, contact Libby Ramsey Brown at (803) 684-9592.