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

Haven Men’s Shelter hosts its 11th annual Super Bowl Party and fundraiser, Feb. 4 at Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Rock Hill.
Haven Men’s Shelter hosts its 11th annual Super Bowl Party and fundraiser, Feb. 4 at Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Rock Hill. TNS

Special events

▪ 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.

▪ “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 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. Details: 803-329-2121 or

▪ Donnie Floyd, Hendrick Motorsports chaplain, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship United Methodist Church, 1200 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill. Floyd has spent 18 seasons as a crew member on the NASCAR race teams of Terry LaBonte, Brian Vickers, Casey Mears, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase Elliott. He has taken part in more than 188 wins, traveled the race circuit and received seven Championship rings from Jimmy Johnson. Floyd takes his life experiences and shows how the Gospel is relevant for us today. Free admission and hot dogs. Details: 803-324-0482.

▪ Camp High Hopes and Boyd Hill Baptist Brotherhood Ministry, Valentine Community Dance, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Boyd Hill Richard E. Sandifer Life Center, 310 Glenn St., Rock Hill. Free to students of all ages. Free food and prizes. Wear red. Nazareth and Union Baptist churches are co-sponsors.


▪ Epiphany Lutheran Church’s 10th annual Chocolate Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3 at the church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. The event includes, Chocolate Cafe cupcakes, bake sale, ice cream, chocolate delights, chocolate chili, wine tasting and bounce house. Admission is free.

▪ 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.

▪ Newcomers Club of York County’s monthly meeting and “Bingo Fundraiser,” 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Palmetto Room, 150 E. White St., Rock Hill. Five & Dine will provide lunch. Cost is $16. The fundraiser will open to the public at 12:45 pm, $10 at the door. Five bingo games start at 1:15 p.m. Packs of five cards are $10 each and members can play as many packs as they like. Individual cards are $3 each. Cover all prize is a $100 Pump House gift certificate and wine. Proceeds benefit year-end charities. Reservations are required. Call 508-397-2273 or by 10 p.m. Feb. 8.


▪ Allison Creek Bluegrass will host RDR Bluegrass, 7 p.m. Thursday at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274 at Allison Creek Road, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food served at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Details:

▪ Agape Bingo Bash, 2 p.m. Friday at Glenrock Baptist Church, 1815 North Dobys Bridge Road, Fort Mill. For those for those 55 and older. Free refreshments and 10 games. RSVP to 803-517-2021.


▪ Rock Hill Shag Club 2018 Kick-off Party, 8 p.m. Saturday at Celebrations, inside the Ramada Inn on North Cherry Road, Rock Hill. 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​​​


▪ York Soil & Water Conservation District commissioners, 10 a.m. Tuesday at USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, 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. Tuesday in the Oak Room at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Meetings are open to the public. Details:803-228-0248.


▪ 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. Tuesday , “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

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

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.

▪ York County Library has a new online service that makes reading recommendations based on what you, the reader, like. SelectReads offers monthly genre newsletters; new arrivals newsletters; custom, subject-based monthly newsletters created by you; author spotlight newsletters highlighting authors and the books in our collection; and popular awards list for children, teen and adults. Other features are book descriptions, reviews and author profiles. Details:

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

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.

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