▪ The York County Veterans Advisory Council annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor fallen heroes, 3:45 p.m. May 28 at Lakeview Memory Gardens, 1774 Filbert Highway, York. There will be patriotic music by Judy Goode and Annette Marlow, prayers, color and honor guards, flowers and remembrances. Guest speaker, Col. Melinda Woodhurst, is a Bronze Star recipient who served two combat tours and current York County Veterans Service Officer. The event concludes with a 21-gun salute and Echo Taps. Free admission and refreshments. Details: 803-517-0641 or 803-684-3007.
▪ Rock Hill Community Theatre Spirit Night, 4-9 p.m. Monday at Mario's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 2349 Cherry Road. The theater will get 20 percent of the proceeds by telling the server you support Rock Hill Community Theatre.
▪ India Hook United Methodist Women spring yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church, Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Sale items include jewelry, furniture, household items, appliances and holiday decorations. Breakfast foods and a hot dog lunch will be sold.
▪ Hospitality Heating and Air Conditioning 16th annual Brett Ringer Scholarship golf tournament, June 15 at Pinetuck Golf Course, 2578 Tuckaway Road, Rock Hill. This scholarship honors the memory of Brett Ringer, the late son of Jim Ringer, a former Rock Hill High School football coach. The tournament is Captain’s Choice with a shotgun start. Entry fee: $50, individuals or $200, teams. Details: 803-984-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org or register online HospitalityHeatandAir.com.
▪ Indian Land Sons of the American Revolution Chapter, 1-2:30 p.m., lunch; 4 p.m. meeting, Tuesday Oak Room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Details: 803-228-0248
▪ The Yorkville Historical Society, 7 p.m. Thursday at McCelvey Center in York. Genealogist Brent Holcomb will present his books and publications relating to research and resources on genealogy. A reception at 6:30. Open to the community.
▪ Rock Hill Council of Neighborhoods, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Road. Councilwoman Kathy Pender and members of the Rock Hill Police Department will speak at this special Ward 2 event. Open to the public.
▪ Commissioners of the York Soil & Water Conservation District, 5 p.m. Thursday at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Open to the public. Details: 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
▪ Rock Hill branch of the NAACP general meeting, 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary Catholic Church, 902 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
▪ Rock Hill Community Theatre presents “Play On!” by Rick Abbott, a hilarious story of a theater group trying to put on a play in spite of interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. The play is directed by Sheri Marvin. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 3 p.m. May 21 and 28. Tickets: $15, adults; $12, seniors and students; $2 discount for matinees; rockhilltheatre.org or call 803-326-7428.
▪ Greenway Summer Concert Series returns for its fifth year at Anne Springs Close Greenway featuring 14 concerts each Thursday June-August. The concert are at the Comporium Amphitheater. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. This summer’s lineup includes Next Level (June 1- Member Appreciation Concert), Time Sawyer (June 8), Mike Frost Band (June 15), Doug Burns Band (June 22), Matt Stratford Trio (June 29), Patrick Dodd Trio (July 6), West Bolz & the One Trick Ponies (July 13), Party Parrot Band (July 20), J’Michael Peeples (July 27), Mr. Nigel & Friends (Aug. 3- Back to School Bash), Triple Play (Aug. 10), HC Oakes Duo (Aug. 17), Joe “Elvis” Borelli & Band (Aug.t 24) and Flashback, the Party Band (Aug. 31.) Bring blankets, chairs and picnics. Concerts are free for members and $5, non-members. Event parking is $5 per car with seasonal special event parking passes available: $30, members and $45 non-members.
York County Library
▪ York County Libraries will offer the following free programs. For a complete schedule, go to yclibrary.org.
Fandom Hangout, 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, for ages 11-17, Main Library. Call 803-981-5830 to register. Join fans of anime, Dr. Who, Minecraft, and more, to share your work, participate in planned activities, or just hang out. Appropriate cosplay is welcome.
Silent Films with Ethan Uslan, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Fort Mill Library. Call 803-547-4114 to register. Uslan, 3-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, will provide live music to accompany silent films. Learn about films and music of the era while enjoying an entertaining show.
Karaoke Lounge, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday for ages 11-17, Main Library. Call 803-981-5830 to register. Show off your singing skills (or lack thereof) in a laughter-filled afternoon of music and snacks. Don't wanna sing? Just come for the fun.
Friend Squad, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday for ages 11-17, Main Library. Call 803-981-5830 to register. Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others your age. Teens of all abilities are welcome.
Roller Coaster Building 101 by Engineering for Kids, 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday for ages 8-11, York Library. Call 803 684-3751 to register; 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Clover Library. Call 803-222-3474 to register. Design a new ride for a local theme park, developing a prototype first, then creating a model of the fastest, most exciting roller coaster.
Lego Block Party, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday for ages 7-11,York Library. Call 803-684-3751 to register. Imagine, create, and build a one-of-a-kind Lego structure to match our theme. Snacks and Legos provided.
▪ Registration for Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism's Summer Youth Sports is underway. The following are offered:
Soccer Clinics for ages 5-13; age as of March 31. Cost: $50.
Volleyball - Outdoor for ages 7-12; age as Sept. 1. Cost: $42.
Flag Football for ages 7-12; age as of Sept. 1. Cost: $42.
Register during office hours at Manchester Meadows, Cherry Park Tower, PRT Office (Room 390) at City Hall, and at the four recreation centers. Bring a copy of your birth certificate. Returning players with a birth certificate and current email address on file can register at cityofrockhill.com/prt. Volunteer coaches are needed. Those interested in coaching soccer should call 803-326-2634; volleyball 803-325-2634; and flag football 803-326-3848.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism will offer a two-stage adventure race, The Pump House River Run, June 10 along the Catawba River. The race includes a 3-mile paddle from Riverwalk to River Park, and a 5K run on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Kayaks and paddle boards can be used. There are youth and adult divisions and participants can compete solo or as a two-person relay team. Packet pick-up and equipment drop-off starts at 6:30 a.m. at the kayak launch on Herron’s Ferry Road. The event begins at 8 a.m. The Pump House will host a celebration after. Details and registration at cityofrockhill.com/phrr. Proceeds got to PRT’s Nature Navigators Endowment.
▪ Deadline to apply for Arts Council of York County small grants for programs in July-September is 5 p.m. June 1. The grants are awarded to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools in York County to support projects of high artistic quality. Special arts projects that develop during the year are eligible for small grants. Requests of up to $1,000 per grant can be made, and groups can get up to two grants in a calendar year. Details: 803-328-2787 or yorkcountyarts.org.
▪ The Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery hunger relief site, 9 a.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 5376 McConnells Highway, McConnells. Volunteers will distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. Details: Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
▪ Rock Hill chapter of Finley High School alumni, 5 p.m. Monday at Jackson's Cafeteria 1735 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. Details: 803-230-3325 or 704-232-0793.
▪ Rock Hill High School Class of 1954, 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road. Classmates, friends, family invited.
▪ Finley High School Class of 1964, noon Saturday at the Golden Corral, 1031 North Anderson Road Rock Hill. All classmates are invited. Details: 803-327-4547, 803-374-1090 or 704-661-7701.
▪ Henry J. Adams reunion, 1 p.m. Sunday at Camp Creek Baptist Church, Lancaster. Bring a well-filled basket. Details: 803-320-8340.
▪ Rock Hill High Class of 1962 55th reunion June 10 with a picnic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westminster Park and dinner, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Rock Hill Country Club. Details: email@example.com.
▪ Chester High School Class of 1962 reunion, 11 a.m. June 24, Palmetto Club, Columbia. Hosted by Joe Collins.
▪ Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill; noon Tuesdays at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and 8p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill. Serenity Seekers, 6 p.m. Mondays, The Journey Church, 5415 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie.
▪ Al-Anon Family Groups is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience strength and hope. Details: 864-235-4638 or al-anon-sc.org.
▪ Alateen meets 8-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. Meetings are for two age groups: 6-12 and 13 and older. Details: 803-547-2124 or 704-904-7834.
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