Community News from York, Chester and Lancaster counties: Oct. 22, 2015

The Richburg Fall Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Richburg Town Park.
The Richburg Fall Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Richburg Town Park. Courtesy of Town of Richburg

The 2015 Richburg Fall Festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Richburg Town Park, 116 N. Main St., featuring food and craft vendors, children’s amusements, live music, and a classic car show presented by the Masters Car Club of Rock Hill.

Proceeds from the car show will benefit the Fort Lawn Community Food Pantry. Vendors and exhibitors are welcome.

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▪ Indian Land VFW’s second annual Pig Pickin’ fundraiser will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Barbecue plates, $10. Sponsors are Brew’s Tavern and 521 BBQ. Proceeds will go to help veterans and the community. Advanced tickets are available at Brew’s Tavern.

▪ St. Vincent de Paul Society will have its 14th annual Fall Festival and Halloween Carnival, 4-8 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church family life center, 1694 Bird St., Rock Hill. Activities will include games for all ages, a haunted house, costume contest (registration at 4 p.m.), crafts, silent auction, bake sale and spaghetti. Proceeds benefit the needy in the community.

▪ The 37th annual Rock Hill Striders Great Pumpkin 5K and fun run for Pilgrim’s Inn will be Oct. 31 beginning at Dinkins Hall at Winthrop University. 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the fun run at 9:45 a.m. Packet pick-up and race day registration is 7:30-8:45 a.m. 5K registration, $35 in advance; $40 at the race; fun run, free. Online registration at

▪ Adnah United Methodist Church Spaghetti Supper and Singing will be Saturday with supper, 5:30-6:45 p.m. and singing at 7 p.m. featuring Knox Station. Plates are $8, adults; $4, age 12 and younger. Proceeds go to United Methodist Women projects.

Covenant Presbyterian Church will have a yard sale and barbecue, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church at Mount Gallant and Celanese roads. Barbecue by the pound is $10, plates with beans, slaw and bread, $8, sandwiches, $4.50. Proceeds go to church projects and missions.

▪ Bethesda Presbyterian Church fall carnival will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday featuring silent auction, vendors, carnival games, prizes and hot dog lunch. Proceeds to the child development center.

▪ Chinese auction, sponsored by Shabazz Barber and Styling College and The Humble Abode of S.C. will be Saturday at 208 W. Black St., Rock Hill. In addition there will be a yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and silent auction. Proceeds to Humble Abode.

▪ Historic Rock Hill will host its annual White Home After Dark tour 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the White Home, 258 E. White St. The event includes a spooky, candlelit tour of the home as well as games, ghost stories and treats. Admission, $6, adults, $3, age 17 and younger, free for HRH members.

▪ The Red Fez Shrine Club will have a open house with more than 20 vendors, 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Charlotte.


▪ Jasmin Tiodang, 1994 graduate of Winthrop University and former student of Eugene Barban, will give a piano recital, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Barnes Recital Hall at Winthrop. The program will include works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Ginastera and Scriabin. Tiodang currently is a performer and teacher in Puerto Rico. The recital is free and open to the public.

▪ Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism hosts its Friday Lunch Stop with live music, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Black Street parking lot. The event runs each Friday through Nov. 6. Entertainers include the 4 Chordsmen barbershop quartet Friday, Dixieland Duo (Tim Hartis and Tim Moe) Oct. 30 and Chris Holder on Nov. 6. A special Wednesday edition will be Oct. 28 featuring Greg Lilley. Some seating available. Bring chairs or blankets.

Art show

▪ Gallery 120 in Clover will host an art exhibition by members of the Catawba River Art Guild Nov. 2-30. A public reception will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the gallery, 120 Bethel St. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.


▪ Bethel Fire Tax District will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Station No. 1. Officers for 2016 will be elected.

▪ Bethel United Methodist Church will host a panel discussion on homelessness, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church on Curtis Street, Rock Hill. There will be speakers from various nonprofit agencies who talk about the issues our community faces regarding homelessness specific to single men and women. For those interested in volunteering at the Men’s Warming Center, tours of the facility as well as a brief overview will be provided. For information, call 803-327-4881.

▪ The Rock Hill Branch of the NAACP general meeting will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannon Hall across from St. Mary Catholic Church. For information, call 803-322-5798 or 803-366-2184.

Hunger relief

▪ Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon. Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.


▪ The Rock Hill Area Shag Club will have its Halloween costume party, 7 p.m Oct. 30 at Celebrations at Ramada Inn. Officer will be elected. Club will provide dinner. Bring a dessert. Prizes will be given for the best costume and most original.

▪ The Catawba Chapter of the DAR will meet 2 p.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2115 Celanese Road. The chapter will be celebrating the 125th birthday of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the 117th birthday of the Catawba Chapter. A special program will be presented on the U.S. flag, along with special music and cake. Members and prospective members are invited.


▪ AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-1 p.m Tuesday at Toyota of Rock Hill, 640 Galleria Blvd. Rock Hill. Participants will get a certificate that may reduce the insurance rate on collision and liability coverage and is good for three years. Cost is $15, members; $20, non-members. To register contact Gerald Hensley 803-789-5810.

▪ Chester County Beekeeping Association will hold a “Basic Beekeeping Class” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Clemson Extension office, 109 Ella St. Cost is $25. To register, call 803-581-8031.


▪ Salvation Army is looking for volunteer bell ringers this coming Christmas season. Kettle operations run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Shifts are two house per day. Kettles will begin Nov. 13 and end Dec. 24. For information or to sign up go to

▪ Bethel United Methodist Church will open its Men’s Warming Center in November at 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill. The center opens around Nov. 15 and closes the middle of March. Volunteers are needed to help run the center. For information, call 803-327 4881.


▪ The Rock Hill High class of 1954 will meet 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, Anderson Road. Friends and relatives welcome.

Support groups

▪ GriefShare, a new 13-week series, starts 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1830 Celanese Road, Rock Hill. For information, contact Bill Stroud at 803-517-6177.

▪ 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. For information, call 803-547-2124 or 704-904-7834.

▪ Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Mondays at Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill; at noon Tuesdays upstairs at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; at 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.

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