York to host Halloween events
The York Recreation Department will host a flashlight pumpkin hunt and hay ride Thursday, Oct. 29 at the York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St.
Hay rides start at 6 p.m. and the pumpkin hunt starts at 7 p.m.. Admission is free, but participants should bring a flashlight.
Pumpkin painting will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane. Admission is free and the department will provide materials.
CHS students collect golf balls for Lions’ project
During a recent Friday night Clover High School game, there were more than footballs on Memorial Stadium field. There were golf balls there, too.
Clover High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC and the LEO club (young Lions) members collected 300 golf balls for the River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club’s Bunkers for Baghdad project.
Lion Len Fleet spearheads the project, which supplies used golf balls to U.S. military troops abroad and at home. Last year, more than 8,000 balls were donated.
“I can’t thank Clover High Principal Rod Ruth enough for helping us kickstart our second year of collecting,” Fleet said. “It is appropriate the school was celebrating Military Appreciation Night that Friday evening.”
Historical group meeting at state park
York County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Landsford Canal State Park, 2051 Park Drive, Catawba.
The Chester County park has a rare combination of historical and natural resources. Park Superintendent Al James and Ranger Don Oneppo will share the story of the creation of a canal in the 1820s to avoid the rocky shoals of the Catawba River. Also learn about the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily, which lives in the shoals. After the presentation, hike the trails.
Cost is $2 for park fee entrance.
Cancer benefit planned for local youth
A tailgating benefit for 13-year-old cancer patient Trevor Aureliano of York will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Endzone Sports Bar, 2354 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill.
Trevor has been diagnosed with stage 3B Hodgkins lymphoma.
Grilled hot dog plates will be $6 and there will be a DJ, door prizes and auctions. For details, call Tiffany Novak at 803-431-0582 or Kimmie Gregory at 803-372-1169.
Clover art gallery to host exhibit
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 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the gallery, 120 Bethel St.
Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Clover gallery seeks artists
The town of Clover is accepting submissions for Gallery 120, 120 Bethel St.
Artists should email an artist bio and three hi-res images of work to email@example.com, and include Monthly Artist Feature Submission in subject line.
Gallery 120’s Advisory Board Members for 2015-16 are Shanna Stanton, chairwoman; Alexandria Baker, vice-chairwoman; Jackie Clarkin, secretary; Debbie Sherwood, curator; LuAnne Lovelace, Barbara Denny, Andrea Meglii and Chris Williams.
Gallery 120 opened in January. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Call 803-222-9493 or visit cloversc.org.
4-H seeks leaders
York County 4-H is seeking volunteers to lead clubs and short-term projects in sporting clays, shotgun, photography, finance, robotics, small pets and healthy lifestyles.
For information, call 803-684-9919.
Joy 4 Tots Ride Nov. 8
The 11th annual Joy 4 Tots Ride starts at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Oakridge Clubhouse on Oakridge Road and ending at Roosevelt Park in Clover.
Bikers should bring one toy per biker.
Call 704-813-2792 or 980-522-1328 for more information.
Make-A-Wish volunteers needed
Make-A-Wish South Carolina holds volunteer interest webinars at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.
Registration in advance is required. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Call 864-250-0702 for details.
Head Start openings available
Carolina Community Actions Head Start has openings for ages 3-4 in Rock Hill and York for the 2015-16 program year. Head Start serves low-income families and children with disabilities. For information, call 803-328-3074 in Rock Hill and 803-684-2093 in York.
CAAC seeks donations
Clover Area Assistance Center seeks food and supply donations.
Items needed are canned fruits, boxed cereal and toilet paper.
Donations are accepted 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at 1130 Highway 55 E.
For more information or to arrange other drop-off times, call 803-222-4837.
Therapeutic center seeks volunteers
RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover welcomes new volunteers.
No experience necessary; training is provided.
The center helps families of children and adults with special needs build and improve strength, balance, core stability, focus and attention and increase confidence and self-esteem with facilitative interaction with horses and riding. RideAbility also serves veterans with its Equine Services of Heroes Program.
Those interested in the 2015 fall program for children and adults with special needs, the Equine Services for Heroes or the riding program can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Sponsors, including individuals, churches or clubs, are also needed to provide financial support for children and adult riders and veterans.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The nonprofit Friends of the York County Animal Shelter needs volunteers to help bathe, groom, exercise, socialize, train and provide adoption information for the animals, as well as assist in follow-ups, publicity, marketing and fulfilling other jobs at the shelter.
Time and mileage may be tax-deductible. Volunteers must be 18 or older; orientation and training are required. Details: 803-818-6485 or go to the shelter at 713 Justice Blvd. in York.
4-H compiling alumni directory
4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, is compiling a directory of 4-H alumni in hopes of building up the alumni community in York County. Email Faith Isreal at email@example.com, Ashley McCarter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-684-9919.