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Community news, Jan. 29: Fun run, walk planned

Fun run, walk planned for Relay for Life

The second annual Hippity Hoppity Hope 5K fun run and walk will be Saturday, April 11 at First Baptist Church, 102 S. Congress St., York.

The event is a benefit for the church’s Relay for Life team, which is raising money for the annual American Cancer Society benefit.

A children’s race will begin at 7:50 a.m. and the 5K race will be at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for the 5K only. All proceeds benefit the cancer society.

Register at www.sportoften.com.

Crape myrtle pruning demo planned

Homeowners who would like to learn how to prune their crape myrtles without committing crape murder may attend either of two free demonstrations Saturday, Feb. 7.

Dave Powell, certified master arborist, and Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will demonstrate proper pruning techniques from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1051 Eden Terrace, across from the Winthrop University baseball stadium.

Between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., they will repeat the demonstration at the York County Election Commission office at 13 Congress St., York.

The demonstrations will take place outdoors, so those who attend are advised to dress appropriately.

Azaleas are First Friday topic

Barbara Albritton-Grant, a master gardener and educator, will discuss native azaleas during the First Friday in the Garden program at Glencairn Garden Friday, Feb. 6.

The presentation will begin at 11 a.m., at the Glencairn Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. First Friday program are free and open to the public.

First Friday in the Garden is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

Run for reading planned

The inaugural Krispy Kreme race Run 4 Reading will be at 8 a.m. Feb. 28.

The 4-mile loop begins and ends at Winthrop University, with a stop at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill, where participants will be challenged to eat a dozen doughnuts before racing back to the finish line.

There will also be a casual run, a campus Fun Walk and a Kidz Fun Zone. Details and registration can be found at run4reading.racesonline.com. Proceeds benefit The Early Learning Partnership of York Co.

Adventures in Learning planned

The Shepherd’s Center of Rock Hill spring session of Adventures in Learning meets Mondays through March 2 downstairs at Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave. Coffee is served 9:15-9:30 a.m. during registration, followed by a short devotion.

Adventures in Learning offers an opportunity for ages 50 and older to try new skills and socialize. The first visit is free, and attending the six week session is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

The first session is 10-11 a.m. with classes in introduction to watercolor, beginner knitting, creative writing, bridge and other card games, and photography.

The second session begins at 11:15 a.m. with a variety of choices. Local author Jean Weaver will lead classes about becoming a writer, finding a publisher and researching topics. Kiera Bradley-Samples will lead exercises to build energy and balance. Acoustic guitarist Frank Stewart will perform on Feb. 2. Creative writing, bridge and card games continue.

The Lunch Bunch meets at 12:15 p.m. for a Dutch treat meal at a different Rock Hill restaurant every week.

For information, leave a message at 803-328-1343 or go to shepherdscenterrh.org for a complete list of classes.

St. Patrick’s Day vendors needed

The town of Clover is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Festival March 14.

Early registration is due by Jan. 30. Deadline is Feb. 27. For information, contact Amy Gonzalez at 803-222-9493 or agonzalez@cloversc.org or go to cloversc.org.

Clover class of ’85 plans reunion

The Clover High School class of 1985 is looking for classmates for their 30-year reunion, to be held in 2015. Classmates can send their contact information to cloverclassof1985@yahoo.com or call 704-582-0781.

Agape offers Canine Forward program

Agape Senior has a new volunteer program, Canine Forward, which offers regular free dog walking and playtime services for seniors living independently but who are physically unable to exercise their animals.

The program recognizes the importance of the relationship between the owner and his or her pet.

The program depends on volunteers who help maintain the care of these pets. Volunteer responsibilities include walking, playing with and brushing the animals.

Canine Forward provides training. To volunteer, call volunteer manager Kay G. Lee at 803-329-4544.

Register for gardening symposium

Registration is open for the 10th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium Feb. 28 at Baxter Hood Center, Rock Hill.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $60. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County, the event includes seven gardening experts, break-out sessions, vendors and a chance to win door prizes.

To register online, go to symposium.yorkmg.org/registration. To pay by mail, make checks payable to, Master Gardeners of York County, and mail to: 266 Fischer Road, Fort Mill SC 29715.

Flu shots for children available

Free flu shots for children are available at the Early Learning Partnership’s free children’s clinic.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center, 410 E. Black St. Children birth to age 18 who do not have health insurance can see a doctor or nurse practitioner. Services include sick visits, immunizations, and sports and school physicals.

For appointments, call 803-322-6636.

Other clinics are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover. York County children may attend any of the four clinics.

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