Enquirer Herald

News in brief - April 3, 2008

Belly Dance

YORK -- The York Parks and Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane, is accepting registration for an adult belly dancing class. The class, for ages 15 and older, will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, starting this week. Cost is $50 for a six-week session. For details, call 684-3742.

NAACP meeting

YORK -- The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have an executive board member meeting at 6 tonight at Wesley United Methodist Church, 110 W. Jefferson St., York. A general membership meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. For details, call Wanda Simril at 684-6200 or Steve Love at 684-7124.

Market returns

YORK -- The Downtown York Farmers Market returns this weekend and will run Saturdays through October.

For more information on participating as a vendor, call Signa Curry at (704) 299-2322 or Jim Dickerson at 684-4225 or e-mail gotofarmersdaughter@yahoo.com.

Barbecue sale

YORK -- The Philanthropic No. 32 Masonic Lodge in York is having its semi-annual barbecue Saturday. It will be sold at the lodge and in the parking lot in front of Whitesides Cleaners. Price is $7 a pint or $7 a plate, which plate comes barbecue, baked beans, slaw and a roll. They will be selling from 10 a.m. until sold out. For more information contact Bobby McCarter at 684- 3117

Historical center grant

YORK -- The Historical Center of York County at the McCelvey Center recently received a grant from the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board to help protect historical records.

The grant of $7,326 is based on an in-kind match of $4,632 and a cash match of $1,849.

The grant will be used to provide acid-fee boxes for general sessions court records and to convert to microfilm Court of Common Pleas cases from 1800 to 1839. Virtual Images Technology of Pineville, N.C., will handle the microfilm conversion.

As required by the grant, archivist Nancy Sambets and research archivist Brooke Harris attended a disaster and recovery workshop at the S.C. Department of Archives and History. The workshop included a mock disaster and allowed participants to recover wet, archived items such as books, papers, microfilm and photos.