Fort Mill Times

Safe boating course May 11 on Lake Wylie

Charlotte Power Squadron will hold a safe boating class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Lake Wylie Marina.

Cost is $40 for materials. For more information, call 704-365-5508 or email

Boating course scheduled May 18

Catawba Sail &Power Squadron will hold a safe boating course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at Driving 911 classroom, 2000 Hwy. 160, Fort Mill.

America’s Boating Course includes safe boating techniques, knots, useful hints, “rules of the road”, navigation, trailering and more. This one-day class with an exam will earn a certificate qualifying for a discount from most boat insurance companies.

Cost of manual is $30, which can be shared. The class is free. Lunch can be provided for $5.

Call 803-831-8252 or 803-548-5362.

Dive team donation drive under way

The York County Emergency Response Team is holding its annual door-to-door fundraiser.

Donors will receive a coupon for a free portrait.

All team representatives will have identification.

The team is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization and is the primary responder for all water-related search, rescue and recovery.

Visit to learn more about the team or to make a donation online.

Call 803-372-7593 or 803-324-7322 for more information.

Lake Wylie Music Fest June 8

Lake Wylie boaters can anchor and listen to the music for one day only as Lake Wylie Music Fest returns this summer June 8.

Jan Pendleton, along with husband Jon and friends Paul Noble and Caroline Boatright, launched the fest in 2010, with concerts at “The Cow Cove” in the back of Boyd’s Cove.

Performers set up on a beach stage at a private residence playing to an audience of as many as 150 boats. The show is accessible by boat only.

The music line-up includes regional acts, including “American Idol” contestant Josh Sanders of Kannapolis, N.C.

Boaters are challenged to decorate their boats, and prepare special food and drink to celebrate the fest. A panel of floating judges will award trophies.

For more information, visit .

DNR posts fishing rodeos

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources announces its series for outdoor family events around the state. Youth ages 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult, and no adult fishing will be allowed. Registration is required. Visit for the full schedule or call 803-737-8483.

The first week’s events:

• May 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Draper WMA (York County)

• May 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jimmy Shay Memorial Fishing Rodeo at Lick Fork Lake (Edgefield County)

• May 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Goose Creek Fishing Rodeo (Berkeley County)

• May 18, 8 a.m.-noon, Barnwell County

• May 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Darlington County (Rancho Road, Hartsville)

• May 18, 8 a.m.-noon, Foster Park Lake (Union County)

• May 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Piedmont Tree Nursery (Tamassee)

• June 1, 8 a.m.-noon, Chattooga River at Burrells Ford