▪ The York County Veterans Advisory Council annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor fallen heroes, 3:45 p.m. Sunday 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.
▪ The annual Chester County Memorial Day ceremony will be 11 a.m. Monday in the foyer of the Chester County War Memorial building, 154 Main St. Chester High School ROTC will present the colors. Local veteran will unveil the Memorial Monuments and place weaths. The Chester County Marine Corps “Devil Dogs’ will place flags on the graves of veterans 10 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Gardens. The event is sponsored by Chester County Veterans Affairs, American Legion Post 27, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, United States Marine Corps League-Detachment 1161 and the Ladies auxiliaries.
▪ Historic Brattonsville’s Memorial Day festivities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday features historical interpreters demonstrating Carolina Backcountry life during the colonial period. Bring a picnic lunch. As a Blue Star Museum, free admission is offered to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Details: chmuseums.org or 803-684-2327.
▪ Senior Expo, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Filbert Presbyterian Church, U.S. 321, York. Vendors will demonstrate products, services, along with seminars and entertainment. Free admission.
▪ The Masters Car Club 15th annual car show, Saturday at Burns Chevrolet Cadillac, 2515 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Gates open 9 a.m. with registration until noon. Cost: $20. Awards at 3 p.m. Live music, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. by Lebo Blackmon and the Soul Revivers. Blackmon is a former member of Maurice Williams and Zodiacs. Free hot dogs and drinks. Door prizes. Details: 803-366-4683.
▪ Fort Mill Library to host “Fake News – False Narrative and Fact Checking,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. June15 with a panel of media and political science specialists. Register at yclibrary.org or call 803-547-4114. Limit 70.
▪ American Legion Frank Roach Post 34 hosts bingo Tuesday at the post, 524 Heckle Bouevard, Rock Hill. Doors open 5 p.m. Cards are sold at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $25. Open to the public. Proceeds go to local charities and to help veterans in need. Food can be purchased. Detail: 803-327-2959.
▪ 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.
▪ Durable groundcovers for sun and shade will be the topic for the First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. June 2 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the program. Free and open to the public.
▪ Allison Creek Bluegrass will host The Griggs, 7 p.m. June 1 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church S.C. 274 and Allison Creek Road in York. Free admission. Hot dogs, hamburgers and desserts available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; food service begins about 6:30.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Summer Concert in the Park series features Chris Holder, 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Fewell Park, Alexander Road. Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair.
▪ 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 (Thursday - 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.
▪ Hermon Presbyterian Church Summer Enrichment Program, weekdays, June 5-Aug. 4 for ages 5-12. Register 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday at the church, 107 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. Space is limited. Details: 803-327-6015 or hermonpresbyterian.org.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism is offering Summer Art Camps for ages 6-14 at Fewell Park Recreation Center, 1204 Alexander Road. Taught by Ashley Beard and Susan Barnette, weekly sessions are $75 with supplies included. Camp details and registation (10 days prior to camp) cityofrockhill.com/prtcamps or call 803-329-5654.
▪ Camp High Hopes is enrolling for its summer camp for ages 8-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 12-15 and 19-22 at Boyd Hill Baptist Church life center. Details: 803-324-1502.
▪ 4-H summer camps offers a variety of traditional camps for age 7-14 to participate in outdoor adventures, create crafts, enjoy archery and swimming. Details: 803-684-9919, ext. 113 or email@example.com.
▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers the following summer camps: BMX camps, Extreme Kids, soccer, art, tennis, youth track cycling clinics, Camp Arc for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Kinder Arc for ages 3-5 with intellectual disabilities. Registration is underway. Details: cityofrockhill.com/prtcamps.
▪ 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. Thursday. 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 Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1875 Ridge Road, Clover. Volunteers will distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. Details: Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.
▪ Emmett Scott High School Class of 1967 birthday fellowship, 5:30 p.m. June 5 at Ruby Tuesdays, Rock Hill.
▪ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Chester High School Class of 1962 55th reunion, 11 a.m. June 24, Palmetto Club, Columbia. Hosted by Joe Collins. Details: 803-789-5570 or email@example.com
▪ 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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