Historical group meeting May 3
York County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet 3 p.m. May 3 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road.
A brief history about Allison Creek Presbyterian Church will be followed by a walking tour of the adjacent African-American graveyard where more 300 graves have been located and marked. When possible, those buried there have been identified.
The meeting is open to the public.
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Wagon of Hope benefit for Relay
First Baptist Church of York Relay for Life team, Stars of Hope, will sell tickets for a chance to win a “Big Red Wagon of Hope” at the May 23 relay.
The Western York County Relay for Life will be at the field behind York Middle School. The estimated cost of the items in the wagon is about $500, including a $120 wagon donated by Tractor Supply in York.
Tickets are $2 each or three for $5, available in advance or at the event.
Rotary, Clover students clean lake
Lake Wylie Rotary and Clover High School Interact club spent several hours April 18 cleaning Crowders Creek.
Members pulled bottles, cans, balls and plastic from the river, although it was noted the total haul was less than previous years.
Lake Wylie Rotary dedicates two days a year, one in spring and one in fall, pulling trash from the river. The group’s participation is part of York County’s Adopt-a-Stream program. The fall cleanup coincides with Riversweep, sponsored by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Lake Wylie Covekeepers and Lake Wylie Marine Commission.
4-H offering beekeeping camp
4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, will host a beekeeping camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-29 for ages 5 to 19 at the York Extension Office 120 N. Congress St.
Campers will learn the basics of beekeeping, bee’s jobs in the colony including how pollination takes place, the parts of the hive, the equipment beekeepers use, and how honey is extracted. Campers will receive resources to take home and a sample of honey.
The registration fee is $10. Call 803-684-9919.
York County Library plans book sale
The Friends of the York County Library spring book sale will be April 30 to May 2 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill.
Thousands of books for adults and children will be for sale at $2 per inch. DVDs and audiobooks also will be for sale.
Opening night for members will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Memberships will be sold at the door for $15, individuals and $25, families. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. All items will be half-price Saturday.
Proceeds go to library programs. Details: www.yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837.
Support local 4-Hers
National 4-H Council runs its 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Co. through May 3.
This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming.
Shoppers at the Rock Hill TSC 2374 Cross Pointe Drive store and the York TSC on 802 E. Liberty St. can support 4-H in York County by buying paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All money raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in York County.
Clover Woman’s Club plans picnic
The Clover Woman’ Club end-of-year picnic will be 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the home of Barbara Crate, 430 Glenn Road in Clover.
Members should bring a covered dish. Crate will provide drinks and paper products. Committee chairs should bring their committee report.
Donations for homeless school children and back the pack are always needed and accepted. Details: Crate, 803-222-5702.
Choral society to perform
The York County Choral Society will perform Mozart’s Requiem in D minor (k. 626) 4 p.m. May 3 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University.
This work is one of choral literature’s most well-known masterpieces and features soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists with orchestral accompaniment. Also featured will be contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo’s ethereal Sunrise Mass, performed with stringed orchestral accompaniment. Additional selections by both composers will be performed by the York County Chamber Singers.
Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the concert or by going to www.yorkcountychoralsociety.org; $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students with ID.
Kings Mountain parks to host runs
A Kings Mountain marathon and half marathons will be May 2 at Kings Mountain state and national military parks.
Races start at 8 a.m., with food vendors and music available from 10 a.m. to noon. The race covers a rolling hills course through the state and national parks.
For information and registration, go to www.kingsmountainmarathon.com.
PATH needs drivers to pick up food
PATH, or People Attempting to Help in York, a basic needs and food assistance agency, is needs ing new volunteer drivers.
The agency needs teams of two people to drive to the Second Harvest food bank in Charlotte one Friday a month to shop for groceries for the food pantry.
PATH is located at 204 Raille St. in York. Call 803-684-3992 for more information.
Girls on Run hosting 5K race on May 9
Girls on the Run Tri County will hold a noncompetitive 5K run and walk celebration at 8:30 a.m. May 9 at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill.
More than 500 girls ages 8-15 will accomplish their goals while celebrating their uniqueness and strengths.