Fort Mill Times

WEEKLY GUIDE - April 21, 2009



The Upper Palmetto Chapter Bloodmobile drives, April 22: 1:30-6 p.m. Fort Mill Ford, 801 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, and 2-7:30 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.


Job Searching, 9:30-10:30 a.m. April 22, Steele Creek Public Library. Learn about resources for finding company information, skills improvement, writing resumes with templates, online applications, posting your resume online and more. 704-416-6821


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.



Nation Ford Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution meet, 6:15 p.m. April 23, Fort Mill Library in Baxter Village, S.C. 160, Fort Mill. Ralph Wheeler of York County American Red Cross will talk about disaster preparedness. Anyone who would like to learn more about joining is welcome. 803-396-0634


Historical Marker dedication ceremony, 4:30 p.m. April 23, North Wilson and West White streets, Rock Hill. During its heyday in the early 1900s, Anderson Motor Co. and its predecessor, Rock Hill Buggy Co., will be commemorated with a state historical marker. At least five of the 13 Anderson cars known to exist today will be on display at Glencairn Garden from noon to 4 p.m. Some of the cars will carry descendants of the Anderson and Holler families who founded the two businesses. 803-329-2121;


The Global Cafe, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Steele Creek Public Library. Improve your English and make new friends. Join us for conversation and a chance to learn and share. 704-416-6800



The Ballroom Dance Club meets, 8-10 p.m. April 24, Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Visitors are invited with admission being $10 a couple for first and second visits. Light refreshments served. Dress code is dressy casual. Ballroom music is played by DJ Jim Wright. 803-366-9805;


"Father Knows Best," 8 p.m. April 24-25 and 3 p.m. April 26, presented by Rock Hill Community Theatre. Play by Edward James, adapted by Kristen Sergel and directed by John Bryan. Based on the popular television sitcom of the 1950s and '60s, "Father Knows Best" portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class life of the era and brought us the adventures of the Anderson family. Admission: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors; $2 off matinees.


An Indulgent Affair: A time to spoil yourself and Mom, 7-9 p.m. April 24, Cajun Canvas, 11116-B South Tryon, Steele Creek. Shopping for Mother's Day has never been easier with several fantastic vendors under one roof. There will be complimentary food, dessert bar, wine tasting, discounts and coupons, and door prize give-aways. Cost: free. For more information on this event, and the participating vendors go to


The Friends of the York County Library book sale, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 24 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. New at this sale will be individually priced collectible books on Thursday and Friday only. Book sale proceeds are used to fund York County Library programs. Erin's Tea Room will be open 10:30 a.m-2 p.m. April 24-26 for lunch with baked goods, pottery, plants, and more for sale with proceeds benefitting First ARP Church ministries. 803-981-5837;



The Master Gardeners of York County annual plant sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25, Museum of York County Earth Day Birthday celebration. Featured are plants grown by the Master Gardeners, including perennials, shrubs, small trees, vegetables and house plants. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions, provide identification and show pictures of the plants offered for sale for those not yet mature and blooming. 803-684-9919;


Earth Day Birthday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Visit more than 30 fun, educational exhibits, each with a hands-on activity or environmental message and more. 803-329-2121;


River Hills Newcomers Social "So where are you from?," 7 p.m. April 25, hosted by Dianne and Lee Kehler, 95 Heritage Drive. Bring a dish to share with 10 people representing where you are from. Cost: $5. RSVP by April 22. 803-632-7118


Green & Growing Fest , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25-26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Includes exhibitors and programming focused on green living. Environmental components of the event will focus on rainwater harvesting, organic vegetable gardening, gardening to attract native wildlife and vegetable gardening for children. Growers and producers from Foothills Fresh, a cooperative of growers from nearby counties including Gaston and Lincoln, will bring their wares for sampling and for purchase. Admission: $10, adults; $9 seniors 60 and older; $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490;



"Don't Tell Mother!," 7:30 p.m. April 30, May 1-2 and May 7-9, and 3 p.m. May 3, presented by The Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill. The 'Drama and Dessert' production of Monk Ferris' fast-paced comedy is directed by Elaine Roberts by special arrangement of Samuel French Inc. Dessert will be served at intermission of each performance. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors older than 65 and students. Advance tickets are available at 803-548-8102


Rain Barrel Workshop - Make Your Own, 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon May 2, Stowe Park Picnic Shelter, Belmont. Cost: $45, includes barrel and materials. Space limited. 704-560-2218