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Community news, July 31: Historical society meeting

Historical society meeting

The Yorkville Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at McCelvey Center in York.

Strauss Moore-Shiple of the Olde English District will talk about the history of African-Americans in York County. Open to the public.

Head start taking applications

Carolina Community Actions Head Start is accepting application for children ages 3-4 in York and Chester counties for the 2014-15 school year.

Head Start serves children from low income families and those with disabilities. For information, call 803-366-5398.

Fire department plans yard, bake sale

The Bethel Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary will hold a yard and bake sale from 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at Fire Station 1, 5600 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie.

Along with yard sale items, there will be a bake sale, and water and lemonade for purchase.

Lions Club has fish to fry

The River Hills Lions Club’s second annual fish fry is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Camp Thunderbird.

The menu is filet of flounder, chicken strips, hush puppies, french fries, slaw and ice tea from Catfish Cove.

Tickets for eat-in or take-out cost $10 and are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds go to Lions charities.

For information, call 704-583-0349.

The Lions also are seeking live and silent auction items for the River Hills Lions Club Benefit Dinner Oct. 4 at River Hills Country Club. Proceeds go to River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS.

Types of items needed include framed artwork, gift certificates, professional and college sports tickets, restaurant dinner packages, weekend getaways, jewelry and automobiles.

To donate or for information, call 704-583-0349.

First Friday in the Garden planned

First Friday in the Garden topic will be Understanding a Pesticide Label at 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will give tips on how to select the right pesticide and apply it properly. The program is free and open to the public.

Clover market open on Tuesdays

The Clover Farmers Market is open 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays behind Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.

The market features local produce, breads, cheese, free-range meats, local honey and artisan crafts. For information, call 803-222-9495.

Master Gardener program taking applications

The Master Gardener program for York, Chester and Lancaster counties is accepting applications for the next class, starting Aug. 5.

Classes will be 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Nov. 11 at the York County Clemson Extension office, 120 N. Congress St., in York.

Contact Paul Thompson at pthmpsn@clemson.edu or 803-684-9919.

For those who cannot attend weekday classes, there is a statewide online Master Gardener class offered through Clemson University.

Details: www.clemson.edu/extension/mg.

POP Club welcomes members

The Heart2Heart Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on raising awareness about heart disease, has joined Market at Inman Farms in York to launch the Power of Produce Club.

The club is open to the public and will give children $2 in tickets to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food plants and seeds. POP Club will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 11 at The Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Highway.

The POP Club is a nationally recognized children’s program started at the Oregon City Farmers Market in May 2011 to empower children to make healthy food choices and introduce them to where their food originates.

Details: inmanfarmsyorksc.webs.com.

Volunteers needed for York food delivery

The York County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in York. For information, call Elaine Kershaw at the York Senior Center, 803-684-6115

Summer reading program sign-ups underway

Online registration is underway for the York County libraries summer reading program. The free program runs through Aug. 1 for all ages.

In addition, there are weekly performances by puppeteers, theater groups, magicians and others. For information and registration, visit www. yclibrary.org.

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