The Western York County Parkinson Support Group will meet 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Lake Wylie Assisted Living, 4877 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. This month's meeting will feature a presentation by the occupational therapy department from HealthSouth of Rock Hill. This support group is for individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, their families and friends, caregivers, the medical community, and the community at large. For more information, call Carolyn Petroski at (704) 248-3714 or Jennifer Davis-Peavy at Lake Wylie Assisted Living at (803) 831-9900.
Daughters of the Confederacy reactivating
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The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill is in the process of reactivating. New members as well as descendants of former chapter members are welcome.
The chapter was originally chartered as the Fort Mill Chapter 246. The name was changed to the Florence Thornwell Chapter in 1909 to honor its first president, Florence Thornwell. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members. Many of the members' surnames are as familiar today in Fort Mill as they were 110 ago when the chapter was chartered. Ladies aged 16 and older who are interested in joining the UDC can call Gail Robinson at 548-9395.
Calling all gardeners
Members of Gardening on the Cay may not all have green thumbs, but they are eager to learn as much as they can about gardening while enjoying the social aspects of the club. Gardening on the Cay is affiliated with the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc., and a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
The club is open to all ladies in Tega Cay and the rest of Fort Mill Township. Meetings are held in member's homes on the second Monday night each month and dues cost $20 for the year.
For more information, call Christine McCallion at 547-3537.
To anyone interested in crochet or knitting, a local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at the Fort Mill Public Library. For more information, e-mail Rose Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.carolinaschaingang.com.
Helping Hands reach out to Tega Cay residents
Helping Hands of Tega Cay offers free services to Tega Cay senior citizens and others who need transportation. Local residents can call for rides to medical appointments, a day at the shopping mall and local stores, visits to the library, banking, visits to the beauty salon or barber shop, etc. The first Tuesday of each month features trips to the mall in Pineville, N.C., for Senior Citizen Day events. For details, call Betty Worrell (548-4063), Peg Snider (548-7043) or Michele McGuire (547-0177).
Young at Heart club has activities
The Young at Heart, an activity group for people aged 50 and older, meets every Thursday at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex in Fort Mill. Quarterly dues cost $24. Activities include line dancing classes and lunches. Call Colleen Littlejohn, senior director, at 547-1059 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Blues club jams
The Fort Mill Blues Club meets to jam twice a month from 7 p.m. until closing at McHale's on Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. Bring your ax, harp, sticks, vocals - whatever your blues chops require. Call (951) 837-0008 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H seeks kids
Let's Go is the name of a 4-H club for kids in Fort Mill aged 5 to 11. The club will explore 4-H projects such as camping, map reading, weather, cooking, animals and more. The leaders are residents Lisa Doggart and PJ Krause, who rotate meeting dates between the second and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information, call 396-8923.
• Want to learn more about other 4-H opportunities in York County? The 4-H Community of Creatures 4-H Club is the perfect spot of children who love animals and like learning about pets. The leader is Beth Rosner of Fort Mill and she has experience with AKC dog showing. Call the Extension Office at (803) 684-9919, ext. 113.
Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts and humorous speeches. Other programs that can provide helpful material are the Better Speaker Series and the Leadership Excellence Series. The Fort Mill chapter meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road in Fort Mill. Call Tim Gunnels at (704) 617-0215.
-- compiled by staff