Fort Mill Times

Weekly Guide - August 5, 2008


The Yorkville Artists' Guild monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, McCelvey Center, York. The public is invited. (803) 328-6747.


The Crabb Family Revival in concert, doors open at 6 p.m. Aug. 7, Union Road Church of God, 2315 Union Road, Gastonia, N.C. General admission: $10. (704) 864-9493


Friday Nite Jam featuring Early Warning, 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 8, outside on the patio at Holy Grounds Cafe & Juice Bar, 510 S. Main St., Clover. (803) 222-4GOD


Lake Wylie Lioness Lions luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8, River Hills Country Club. Paul Kutz, Comporium external relations manager, will talk about the changeover from analog to digital television. To attend or join the club, call (803) 831-5833.


Hot dog sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9, Alpine No. 208 Masonic Lodge, North Main Street, Clover. Hot dogs cost $1.25 each, fixed any way you like. Eat in or carry out. (803) 222-3516


Benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity of York County, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music at Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Musicians featured include Rock Hill native Kristopher Irmiter, Audrey Babcock and other local artists and music styles from Broadway and Flamenco to opera. Tickets ($10 donation) available at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 825 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, or the Administrative Office, 1034 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. Half of the proceeds go to Habitat. (803) 328-1728


"Freedom Salute Ceremony" for returning soldiers from Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) with the 178th Engineer Battalion S.C.A.R.N.G, 5 p.m. Aug. 9, American Legion-Post 34, 199 South Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Change of command at 3 p.m. (803) 519-6202


River Ramblers: Worth Mountain Park & Pinckneyville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9, meet at the Museum of York County. Geologist Irene Boland, naturalist Steve Fields and historian Michael Scoggins will introduce participants to the natural and cultural history of the area. Wear clothing for moderate hiking, bring bag lunch, water and sunscreen. Must be 18 or older. Cost: $20 CHM members, $25 non-members. Call (803) 329-2121 for information, or (803) 981-9182 to register.


• The Downtown York Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, North Congress Street, York, through October. (704) 299-2322, (803) 684-4225.

• The Fresh Market in Belmont. (704) 650-1774


Kid's Day, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 10, Proactive Chiropractic and Rehab Center, 11010 S. Tryon St., suite 112, Steele Creek. There will be a bounce house, fire truck, police car, music, pizza and vendor demonstrations. (704) 504-1770


Take a Child Outside family workshop, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 11, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Facilitated by Liz Baird of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and offered in recognition of international "Take a Child Outside Week" (Sept. 24-30). Participants will learn about the benefits of outdoor time and share in activities. Each family will receive a magnification loupe to take home. Cost: $5 per family for CHM members, $8 per family non-members. Recommended for ages 4 and older with an adult. (803) 981-9182;


Bridges & Trails: Connecting Community to Nature, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Learn about two projects: the Carolina Thread Trail and A Bridge and Its Place. Free and recommended for adults. (803) 329-212;


River Hills Newcomer's August Coffee, 11 a.m. Aug. 14, picnic at South Point Park. Bring a folding chair; lunch provided. Bring paper products to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. Make reservations by Aug. 7. (803) 631-5130


Down Home Play Festival, 8 p.m. Aug. 14-16 and 3 p.m. Aug. 17, Johnson Theatre, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Presenting original one-act plays by local and regional playwrights: "Salvo" by Jason Cripps of Fort Mill, "Sugar Magnolia" by Susan McBrayer Demchak of Rock Hill, "Plain View" by Richard Brashear of Rock Hill, "The Red Cape" by Jennifer Hubbard of Charlotte, "Intercom" by Danielle Doucet of Aiken, "Home" by Jessica Reese of Telford, Tenn. Directed by students or graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Each night, the audience will vote for a favorite. A final tally on Aug. 17 decides the overall audience favorite. Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors for Friday and Saturday night. Thursday night and Sunday matinee performances will be $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Anyone with a Winthrop University ID admitted to any show for $5.


"Animals at Night," 5:39-9:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Carolina Raptor Center will hold demonstrations with owls at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Visitor Pavilion. Learn to identify tracks of animals found in the Piedmont region, while children also can create their own animal track casts to take home. There also will be a scavenger hunt for plants with animal names. Light food items will be for sale, or families may bring picnics. General garden admission applies. (704) 829-1252;


Friday Nite Jam featuring artist Matt Evans, 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 15, Holy Grounds Cafe & Juice Bar, 510 S. Main St., Clover. (803) 222-4GOD


Auditions for "Rabbit Hole," 1- 5 p.m. Aug. 16 by appointment, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. Be prepared to read from the script. Bring a current headshot and resume. Director Dennis Delamar will be casting two male roles and three female roles. Rehearsals begin in October , and performances run Nov. 7-29. (704) 342-2251, ext.1;

Audition for "Jerry Finnegan's Sister," written by Jack Neary, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18-19, 240 E. Black St., Rock Hill. Needed one man and one woman aged 18 to 25. Jerry Finnegan has had an "Unrequited something" for his best friend's sister, the girl next door, for most of their lives. Now, the night before her wedding he resolves to finally do something about it. Show time: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27, presented by Rock Hill Community Theatre and directed by Stephanie Daniels at Old Town Amphitheatre, City Hall, Rock Hill. (8030 324-2578


Tega Cay's Parks and Recreation Committee is planning the area's largest Recreation Equipment Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, Turner Field. All proceeds go to York County Children's Attention Home. Donations of gently-used recreation equipment may be dropped off at the Tega Cay Administration Building on Shoreline Parkway, The Parks and Rec Office at Runde Field, and the Beach and Swim Center in Tega Cay; Town Tavern on Highway 160; and Gold Hill Self Storage on Gold Hill Road. (803) 802-0775, (803) 548-3512;


Newcomer's August Social Low Country Boil for adults only, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, South Beach Park, hosted by Angela and Richard Doescher. Dinner will be shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes. Bring appetizers, salads and desserts for 10 people. Contribution is $5 per couple, $3 for individuals. In case of rain, the social will move to 51 Fairway Ridge. Make reservations by Aug. 15. (803) 631-1924


2008 Vintage Celebration, 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 23, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Celebrate the Culture & Heritage Museums' 15th anniversary with wine tastings and hear from special guest Stuart Roy, director of wine and spirits at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Pouring wine will be Ben Arnold Beverage, Carolina Craft Distributors, Grapevine Distributors and Falcor Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine, Paula Gillman & Co., Southern Wine & Spirits. Offering beer will be B&B Distributors, Comer Distributing Co. and Thomas Creek Brewery. There will be a silent and live auction, wine raffle and wine pull. Paula Gillman & Co. will sponsor a Primer Tasting conducted by Catherine Rabb, associate instructor at Johnson & Wales University. All guests will receive a tasting glass sponsored by O'Darby's. Tickets: $50 per CHM member, $60 per non-member and $90 per couple for CHM members. An exclusive Vintner Tasting begins at 6:30 p.m. for Vintner level participants. Vintner Tasting Levels are as follows: $375-Magnum Level, $750-Jeroboam Level , $1500-Rehoboam Level and $2000-Imperial Level. (803) 329-2121, ext. 113;


Clover Area Assistance Center fundraiser, "A Tropical Evening with Friends," beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, Dairy Barn of Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill. There will be entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Tickets: $75 per person ($50 tax deductible). (803) 222-4837, (803) 831-0122.


Woofstock 2008, a celebration of dogs and their owners, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20, York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St., York. The event, organized by Dogma & Fetch, is York County's first all-dog theme festival to benefit Recycled Pet animal shelter in Rock Hill.


Organizers of the "Visions of Art" Exhibition Sept. 26-27 are looking for experienced and beginner artists in Lake Wylie and the surrounding area to participate in the two-day event to be held at River Hills Country Club. Visions of Art is a non-juried show, limited to the display of framed art (paintings and photography) and sculpture. Artist entry deadline is Aug. 29. For an application or more information, call (803) 831-9180 or (704) 588-3576.

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