Fun things to do abound in York, Lancaster and Chester counties

‘Sunflowers at Sunset’ by Gerry King will be among work on display at “Piedmont Perspectives: Artwork by the Catawba River Art Guild” at the Museum of York County. Opening day, Jan. 20, will feature ‘Come Draw With Me,’ where the public can sketch with artists.
‘Sunflowers at Sunset’ by Gerry King will be among work on display at “Piedmont Perspectives: Artwork by the Catawba River Art Guild” at the Museum of York County. Opening day, Jan. 20, will feature ‘Come Draw With Me,’ where the public can sketch with artists. Contributed

Special events

▪ Roosevelt Community Watch Martin Luther King program, 6 p.m. Monday at Omega Outreach Ministry, 101 Marion St., Clover.

▪ Bethel United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church on Curtis Avenue, Rock Hill. Open to the community. Donations accepted. The kitchen is open Thursdays through March.

▪ The Arts Council of York County’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – That ’70s Gala – is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Chunky Daddy will perform. There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear disco outfits. Tickets are $70. Available online at or 803-328-2787. Sponsorships available. Proceeds go to arts council projects, grants and education.

▪ “Piedmont Perspectives: Artwork by the Catawba River Art Guild” opens Saturday in the Museum of York County’s Springs Gallery. Representing 24 artists, the exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography, paper collage and jewelry.Guild members will talk with the public and participate in the annual “Come Draw with Me,” 10 a.m.-noon. Bring a sketch pad and pencils. The Carolina Raptor Center will be on site with avian artist, Diaval the Raven. The exhibit runs through May 12. Admission: $8, adults; $7, seniors; $5, youth; free to members and age 3 and younger. Details: 803-329-2121 or


▪ Haven Men’s Shelter 11th annual Super Bowl Party and fundraiser, Feb. 4 at Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event include multiple television screens, open bar, oysters and tailgate fare. Tickets: $60 in advance; $65 at the door. For tickets: or 803-328-0052.


▪ York County Quilt Guild, 6:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Susie Braund will present her trunk show, “A View of a Quilter and Her Quilts from 1950 to 2017.”

▪ Rock Hill Shag Club 2018 Kick-off Party, 8 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations, inside the Ramada Inn on North Cherry Road. Wear your team’s favorite colors. Cost: $3, members and $5, guests. Dee jay is Roger Holcomb. There will be free shooters and 50/50 drawing. Details: 803-517-1859, or​​​


▪ Western York County branch of the NAACP, 6 p.m. Thursday at Greater York Chamber of Commerce.

▪ York Soil & Water Conservation District commissioners, 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York. Open to the public. Details: 803-670-3018.

▪ Indian Land – Sons of the American Revolution Chapter, 1:30-2:30 p.m. lunch and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Oak room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Hwy., Indian Land. Details:803-228-0248. Meetings are open to the public.


▪ The Museum of York County will host a series of seminars that focus on the region’s 600 million year geologic history. “Carolina Piedmont through Time” is a trio of seminars led by Steve Fields, the museum’s curator of natural history. Seminars are 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23, “From the Depths of the Earth and Ocean;” Feb. 20, “Big Times – Dinosaurs and their Kin;” and March 20, “Rise and Teigh of the Mammals.” Suited for age 12 and older. Cost for three seminars: $15, members, volunteers, students with ID, and $25 non-members. Registration required at or 803-981-9182. Seminar includes a signed copy of Dr. Steve Fields’ book, “In Your Nature.”

York County Library

▪ All York County libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

▪ The York County Library in Rock Hill offers the following free programs in January. Register online at

Third Tuesday Book Club, 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday to discuss “Paradise Valley” by Dale Cramer.

Chess Club, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday for age 17 and younger. Play or learn to play chess. No registration required.

Wired Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday. Learn basic computer skills, terms along with introductory tutorials on how to use the mouse, etc. No experience required. Register online or call 981-5845.

Lego Club, 6-6:15 p.m. Wednesday for ages 5-11. Build with Legos, supplied by the library. Register online or call 981-5888.

Genealogy with Family Bibles, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adults. Seating limit 50. Learn how to use family Bibles in genealogy, preservation tips, and even how to locate your long lost family Bible. Register online or by calling 981-5825.

Robotics Team Meetings, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday for ages 11-17. Learn how to program robotics equipment and compete in challenges. Register online or call 981-5830.

Computer Lab Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Drop in to get questions answered about computers or tablets. No registration required.

Ancestry Scrapbooking, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday., Bring an old photo to scrapbook. Learn artful ways of preserving old family photos, memorabilia, and documents within the pages of a beautiful scrapbook. Supplies provided for a one-page layout but you can bring your own.

Drop-In Craft Time, 2-4 p.m. Saturday for ages11 and younger. Create a do-it-yourself craft, while supplies last. No registration required.

National History Day Workshop, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday for ages 11-17. Work with mentors to improve your project. Register online or call 981-5830.

“Guilty Pleasure” Cinema, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday for adults 18 and older. Celebrate wonderfully bad movies, cult classics, and cheesy hits old and new. In this parody of action-thriller blockbusters, a mall cop with grand ambitions foils a robbery that turns out to be more than it seems. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

▪ Agape Hospice is seeking volunteers to share time with patients, office work and other tasks. Details: 803-517-2021 or


▪ Rock Hill High School Class of 1968 50th reunion, April 20-21. Details:

Work program

▪ Carolina Community Actions WIOA program is recruiting ages 17-24 for its work program. All applicants must qualify, be out of school and willing to work for 7 1/2 weeks. They may earn up to $1,600 tax free and gain permanent employment. Details: 803-366-5302, 803-372-7002, 803-372-9869 or stop by the office, 546 S. Cherry Road, suite C, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Support groups

▪ Rock Hill Parkinson’s support group, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the community room at Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Susan Calahan of Hospice and Community Care will speak. Details: 803-328-5587.

▪  Scleroderma support group meeting, 6 p.m. March 15 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. Details: or 803-802-9332.

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