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News briefs: Humorist featured at Sept. 3 Hospice event in Rock Hill

Humorist Robertson featured at Hospice event

Humorist Jeanne Robertson is the featured speaker at the Sept. 3 LOL Fundraiser for Hospice & Community Care at the Baxter Hood Center.

The third annual event raises money for under-insured Hospice patients. A reception is at 6 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.

Author of three books on humor, Robertson has produced six DVD/CD humor programs in 11 years and can be heard daily on Sirius XM radio’s Laugh USA family comedy channel.

Tickets cost $25 at For more information, call 803-329-1500.

Libraries closed for holiday weekend

All York County Libraries will be closed Sept. 5-7 for the Labor Day holiday.

For more information about library programs and services, visit

Give blood, get hair cut coupon

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts will offer a free haircut to those who donate blood or platelets during September.

Those who present to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email a few days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 8, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

Donors of all blood types – especially types O negative, A negative and B negative – and platelet donors are urged to give. To make an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

York County drives will be held:

▪  2:30-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.

▪ 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill

▪ 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Oakland Presbyterian Activities Center, 421 W. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.

▪ 2:30-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Bright Light Free Will Baptist Church, 1085 N. Congress St., York.

CAAC seeks donations

Clover Area Assistance Center seeks food and supply donations.

Items needed are canned fruits, boxed cereal and toilet paper.

Donations are accepted 9 a.m,-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at 1130 Highway 55 E.

For more information or to arrange other drop-off times, call 803-222-4837.

Blood center posts September drives

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold the following blood drives:

▪ 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 2 at York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt.

▪  4-7:30 p.m., Sept. 6 at Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free ticket voucher.

▪  11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at College Park Baptist Church, 1209 Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill.

▪  10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill.

▪  4-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Regal Manchester Stadium 14, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free ticket voucher.

▪  9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 26, Lauren Miller Student Drive, at Lake Ridge Community Center, 1040 Angelica Lane, Tega Cay.

▪  9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 27 at Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill.

▪  9 a.m.-noon Sept. 30, Jack Lowe Student Drive, at 1353 Del Webb Blvd., Fort Mill.

Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

Vendors sought for barbecue festival

The Sept. 12 Butts & Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Clover is looking for vendors.

Those interested in vending for this festival should contact event organizer Lisa Thornburg at 704-214-2892 or

This event is held in Clover every year to raise awareness of hunger issues within the community. Proceeds will benefit the Clover Area Assistance Center.

Winners of Juried Competition announced

The winners of the 26th annual Juried Competition winners, open internationally to artists 18 and older, have been announced.

Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery was accepted. All forms of media were eligible, including video.

The winners are: Best of Show: “My Home II” by Dallas Austin; first: “From Series: Erosion” by Rebecca Jacobs; second: “Appendage” by Julia Rossman Perez; third: “Confronting Dimension” by Libby Stewart; and honorable mentions: “Meditate” by Leah Mulligan Cabinum, “Questioning the Cause & Sense” by Paul Martyka and “If I Only: the series” by Cory Unkart.

For information, call 803-328-2787, or visit

Foundation sets Sept. 14 for tourney

The Sheriff’s Foundation of York County will hold the ninth annual Invitational Golf Tournament will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill.

Proceeds have been able to give $77,000 in scholarship money to York County students. Also $11,000 has been used to purchase back packs and school supplies for York County students in need. Money raised also goes to Safety Patrol programs, Children’s Attention Home and Boy Scout Explorer Post 1786.

To become a sponsor or participate, call 803-628-3057 or email to register.

Tickets on sale for garden’s music festival

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s first Lost Hollow Music Fest will be held Oct. 17-18 featuring six performances by old time, bluegrass and Americana bands including Grammy winner David Holt and Nashville mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull.

The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 with Riverbend, David Childers & the Serpents at noon, and headliner Sierra Hull at 2 p.m. On Oct. 18, the event starts at noon with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, followed by Underhill Rose at 2 p.m., and headliner David Holt & Josh Goforth at 4 p.m.

The Catawba River Bluegrass Association also will hold jam sessions throughout the weekend on the acoustic stage. Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina will provide information about music born in the mountains of the Carolinas. Other highlights include a cornhole tournament and children’s events. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The festival is free with garden admission. A One-Day Hillside Theatre Package includes a concert blanket, a bottle of wine or six beer tickets and a $10 voucher for membership $47.25. A Two-Day Hillside Theatre Package also includes two food vouchers for $74.99.

Tickets and limited-time packages are available in advance at Hillside Theatre Packages may be purchased by calling 704-829-1252. Tickets will be available at the door.