Men's breakfast Saturday
LAKE WYLIE -- Pine Grove Baptist Church, 5415 Hwy. 557, free men's breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Saturday.
A senior adult gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12. Seniors are invited to come for a Bible study, free lunch and games.
Divorce Care classes meet 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays with child care provided.
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Pet fair Saturday
LAKE WYLIE -- Good Samaritan UMC will host a Pet Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There will be pet shows, pet adoptions, pet product vendors, prizes, pet health classes by area Vets and children's activities.
The rain date is May 9. For more information, call 803-831-0304.
Speaker in Clover Saturday
CLOVER -- Clover Wesleyan Church, 102 Parkview Lane, hosts Kay Ness, a neurodevelopmentalist certified by International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Ness has evaluated and designed home programs for families with children with problems ranging from severe brain injury, autism, Down Syndrome, PDD, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, visual and auditory processing problems, normal and accelerated, from birth to people in their 90s.
Contact Jalayne Setzer email@example.com.
FORT MILL -- The Fort Mill YMCA and Eternal Church will present the movie "Fireproof" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.
Couples are invited to come and enjoy an evening of dinner, movie and discussion about how to strengthen and improve their marriage. Child care will be provided.
Registration is required. The cost is $30 for member couple with three children, or $40 for non-member couple with three children. Call 803-548-8020 for more information.
Conference for women May 8-10
LAKE WYLIE -- Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Hwy., invites women in the community to its conference May 8-10.
Registration for "Women in Relentless Pursuit of God" begins at 10 a.m. May 8, and the conference begins at 1 p.m. There will be breakout sessions Friday and Saturday afternoons.
The featured speaker is Mary Ann Brown, well known throughout the country and for speaking at Christians United Believers conferences, talking each evening, as well as during Sunday morning and evening services. The public is invited.
The conference costs $30 per person and includes lunch.
For more information, call 803-831-7036.
Study to begin
LAKE WYLIE -- Precept Bible Study: Revelation Part II The Unveiling of The Book of Revelation 12-week study will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning May 13 at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowder's Cove Lane. The cost is $27.50 for workbook. Registration deadline is May 5. Call 803-324-8680 or 803-831-0304.
Take tour of gardens May 9
YORK -- Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Good Shepherd hosts its first-ever "Backyards and Beauty Spots" garden tour May 9 to visit five gardens in the historic district of York and several beauty spots.
Gardens on tour: Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Lowry, 5 Wright Ave.; Mr. and Mrs. James Bradford, 12 Wright Ave.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hanlon, 208 Kings Mountain St.; Sue Ellen Lee, 7 Kings Mountain St.; and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shultz, 212 E. Liberty St. Beauty spots for peeking: The Courtyard, 22 N. Congress St.; The Sideyard, 9 Kings Mountain St.; and The Garden at Good Shepherd, 108 E. Liberty St.
There will be a plant sale, garden shop and an art sale featuring works by local painters and other artists.
The day also includes a buffet lunch at the church parish hall, 108 E. Liberty St.
Garden tour-only tickets cost $15; lunch-only, $7; or garden and lunch, $20. Garden tour tickets will be available the day of the tour, but advance purchase is required to reserve lunch by May 7.
For reservations or information, call 803-684-6020 or 803-684-4113.
Italian Festival May 14-16
FORT MILL -- St. Philip Neri's 14th annual Italian Festival will kick off 5-9 p.m. May 14 at 229 Munn Road E.
Thursday will be a Grown-Ups Evening Out, featuring live and recorded opera while festivalgoers dine on homemade Italian dishes.
A new feature event includes advance tickets for wine-tasting at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, presented by festival partner Grapevine of Baxter Village in the gated patio on the church grounds.
The festival continues 5-10 p.m. May 15 and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. May 16. For more information, visit saintphilipneriitalianfest.org.
For 50s and older
BOWLING GREEN -- A 50s Plus community group meets the first Wednesday of the month for fellowship, a covered-dish lunch and a program at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, 250 Ridge Road, Bowling Green. Call 803-222-3598.
YORK --Allison Creek Bluegrass begins at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Allison Creek Presbyterian gymnasium, 5780 Allison Creek Road. Call 803-366-1302 or visit allisoncreekchurch.com.
Christian concerts set
• JoyFest tickets are on sale for the May 23 gospel event at Carowinds' Paladium Amphitheatre, featuring renowned artist Kirk Franklin. Other performers are Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Smokie Norful. Christian comedian Bone Hampton will serve as emcee for the event. For more information, visit carowinds.com. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 704-522-6500 or visit ticketmaster.com.
• An impressive festivity of Contemporary Christian Music returns to Carowinds June 13 featuring renowned artist tobyMac and powerhouse band Third Day, for SonFest 2009. The concert also will feature Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, Fire Flight, Remedy Drive, speaker Mike Pitt and comedians Bean and Bailey. Kevin Michael "Toby" McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is a Grammy Award winning artist, producer and songwriter. He was first known for being a member of the Christian trio dc Talk, staying with them from 1989 until their announced hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of three studio albums. Call 704-522-6500 or visit ticketmaster.com.