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Club news: Touch-a-Truck May 2 in Steele Creek

Mom groups meeting May 2

MOPS and MOMSnext will meet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2 at Christ the King Church for a Touch-a-Truck event.

The event allows children to see vehicles from heavy machinery to fire trucks and police cars. There also will be silent auction items and barbecue plate for lunch.

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Hear choral society May 3

The York County Choral Society will perform Mozart’s Requiem in D minor (k. 626) at 4 p.m. May 3 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University.

This work is one of choral literature’s most well-known masterpieces and features soprano, alto, tenor, and bass soloists along with orchestral accompaniment. Also featured in this performance will be contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo’s ethereal Sunrise Mass performed with stringed orchestral accompaniment. Additional selections by both composers will be performed by the York County Chamber Singers.

Tickets are available at the door the day of the concert or online $15 adults, $10 ages 62 and older, $5 students with ID.

Historical group meeting May 3 at church

York County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. May 3 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road.

A brief history about Allison Creek Presbyterian Church will be followed by a walking tour of the adjacent African-American graveyard where more 300 graves have been located and marked. When possible, those buried there have been identified.

The meeting is open to the public.

Lake Wylie Rotary cleans lake

Lake Wylie Rotary and Clover High School Interact club spent several hours April 18 cleaning Crowders Creek.

They pulled bottles, cans, balls and plastic from the river, although it was noted the total haul was less than previous years.

Lake Wylie Rotary dedicates two days a year, one in the spring and one in the fall, pulling trash from the river. The group’s participation is part of York County’s Adopt-a-Stream program. The fall cleanup coincides with Riversweep, sponsored by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Lake Wylie Covekeepers and Lake Wylie Marine Commission.

Support local 4-Hers

National 4-H Council runs its 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Co. through May 3.

This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming.

Shoppers at the Rock Hill TSC 2374 Cross Pointe Drive store and the York TSC on 802 E. Liberty St. can support 4-H in York County by buying paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All money raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in York County.

Girls on Run celebrates with 5K May 9

Girls on the Run Tri County will hold a noncompetitive 5K run and walk celebration at 8:30 a.m. May 9 at Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill.

More than 500 girls ages 8-15 will accomplish their goals while celebrating their uniqueness and strengths.

All runners receive a T-shirt, finisher’s medal, goody bag and post-race celebration with food, drinks and music.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization that offers a 10-week positive youth development after-school program for girls in third to eighth grades.

For more information or to register for the event, visit

Clover Woman’s Club plans picnic

The Clover Woman’ Club end-of-year picnic will be 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the home of Barbara Crate, 430 Glenn Road.

Members should bring a covered dish; drinks and paper products provided. Committee chairwomen should bring reports.

Food donations for homeless children and Pack the Back program will be accepted. For information, call 803-222-5702.

Sweet Repeat posts new hours, seeks manager

The summer hours for the thrift shop run by Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday from May through August.

The store is staffed to accept donations 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the story in Lake Wylie Plaza. Call 803-831-0722 to set up an alternative time and for large furniture donations. Items needed include clothing, furniture and household items.

Sweet Repeat is searching for a part-time store manager with retail management experience, able to lift 50 pounds, have a valid driver’s license and transportation. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday, about 20 to 25 hours per week. Applicants may stop by the store at 4082 Charlotte Highway 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday to apply.

4-H registering for day camps

4-H Youth Development of Clemson Extension Service in York County is offering several day camps this summer.

▪ 10 a.m.-noon June 9: 4-H Ag & Art. Come paint farm animals and gain self-confidence. For ages 9 and older. Cost: $15.

▪ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10: 4-H Bread & Birdhouses. Come learn about birds, build birdhouses and bake bread. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $15.

▪ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11: 4-H Pasta. Learn how to make homemade pasta and sides to make a complete Italian inspired meal. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $10.

▪ 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26: 4-H Beginners Camp Sew. Learn to sew, which can open up new job opportunities. Fore ages 9-14. Cost: $30, includes starter kit.

The York County 4-H office is at 120 N. Congress St. For more information or to register, call 803-684-9919.

4-H offering beekeeping camp

4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, will host a beekeeping camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-29 for ages 5 to 19 at the York Extension Office 120 N. Congress St.

Campers will learn the basics of beekeeping, bee’s jobs in the colony including how pollination takes place, the parts of the hive, the equipment beekeepers use, and how honey is extracted. Campers will receive resources to take home and able to take home a sample of honey.

The registration fee is $10. Call 803-684-9919.

Lions need eyeglasses

The River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club seeks eyeglasses.

Collection bins are at Sweet Repeat Thrift Shop in Lake Wylie Plaza, Harris Teeter at Steele Creek, Dr. Poole’s office in Clover, Food Lion in Lake Wylie and Lake Wylie Public Library.

From Lake Wylie donations go to Columbia, then on to a recycling center where volunteers determine which glasses are reusable, checking prescriptions, cleaning, packaging and sending them to wherever they’re most needed around the world.

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