Ruthie Foster to perform at McCelvey
YORK Soul, blues, rock, folks and gospel performer Ruthie Foster will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.
From Gause, Texas, singer-songwriter of blues and folk music, Foster has made a name for herself. From her humble church gospel choir beginnings to her Top 40 cover tunes with the U.S. Navy Band, Foster’s music history forms the foundation for her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel.
She has been nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster.” And her album, “Let It Burn,” featuring The Blind Boys of Alabama and soul legend William Bell, was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album of the Year.
She is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, receiving the KoKo Taylor Award for Traditional Female Artist of the Year in 2011 and 2012.The performance at McCelvey is Foster’s last performance in America before embarking on a month-long tour in New Zealand and Australia.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $14 for Culture and Heritage Museum members and $17 for non-members. For ticket information, call 803-909-7242.
Library friends plan York book sale
YORK The Friends of the York County Library will hold a book sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the York Public Library, 21 E. Liberty St., York.
The sale will include hardcover and paperback fiction and videos for children and adults. Prices will range from 50 cents to $2 per item.
For more information, visit www.yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837.
4-H cooking class offered in York
YORK The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will offer a cooking class for middle school youth and teens from 4 to 6 p.m. March 5. The class will focus on Tex-Mexican recipes and how to fit the recipes into a healthy lifestyle.
The class will be at the York County Extension Office, 120 N, Congress St,, York. The fee to attend is $14 and youth that are registered 4-H members will receive discount on the fee. The deadline to register is Feb. 25.
For more information, contact the office by calling 803-684-9919 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Sigma Theta plans day of service
The Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting its Impact Day of Service: A Journey to Wellness, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Emmett Scott Center, 805 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
Activities include health screenings and information displays, vendors, food tasting and lots of fun. A mobile blood drive and a mobile mammogram unit will be on site. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Sonia Dennis-Hart at 704-490-0272 for details.
Lowe’s offering Habitat training
YORK In preparation for Habitat for Humanity of York County’s 2013 Women Build, Lowe’s in York will be offering five training clinics. The clinics are free, open to women who want to volunteer with the Habitat’s Women Build.
Clinics will be offered from 8 to 9 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. Topics are, Feb. 23, safely using hand and power tools; March 23, framing for walls; April 27, installing insulation and interior trim; May 25, how to install exterior siding; and June 22, painting and punch-list items.
Lowe’s in York is located at 1010 E. Liberty St. For information or to sign up, contact the Habitat for Humanity at 803-328-1728 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Space for each training clinic is limited to 20.
Brattonsville plans volunteer event
MCCONNELLS Historic Brattonsville is recruiting new volunteers.
The Friends of Brattonsville are hosting a Recruit a Patriot event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 Historic Brattonsville. Participants can meet Culture & Heritage Museum Director Carey Tilley; Brattonsville manager Kevin Lynch; Brattonsville staff and Friends of Brattonsville volunteers.
There will be tours of the site and refreshments for those attending.
Please call or email CHM Volunteer Resource Manager, Windy Cole, to sign up for the recruitment event and for more information at 803-909-7218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CACC needs volunteers
CLOVER Volunteers are needed for the Clover Area Assistance Center
Volunteers are needed to answer telephones, be pantry shoppers, do computer data entry, handle special projects and do classroom instruction and curriculum development.
Hours of the center are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Telephone volunteers are needed in shifts, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
CAAC is located at 1130 S.C. 55 East, Clover. For more information, call (803) 222-4837 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to sign up for pullet project
YORK Sign-up is beginning for the 2013 4-H pullet project.
Youth can order multiples of 12 or 25 chicks to raise over the summer. They return five pullets out of 25 and three pullets out of 12 to be auctioned at the fall pullet sale the first Saturday in November.
The remainder of the pullets will be the youth’s to keep. Chicks will be placed with the youth around the end of April. The three breeds of chicks that will be offered are Golden Comets, Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds. All of these breeds are hearty, easy to raise, and lay large brown eggs.
Youth need to complete an application form, available through the local Clemson Extension Office, and pay a deposit of $35 for each 12 or $60 for each 25 chicks ordered. All applications are due by March 1, 2013. The deposit will be returned in the fall, after youth complete the project, and return their five pullets for the Fall Auction. Proceeds help finance next year’s pullet project.
Youth who are not a member of 4-H will be required to pay an additional membership fee of $10. There is no additional fee for members.
For details, contact the Clemson Extension Office in York at 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or email Margie Sippel at email@example.com. Forms are available online at www.clemson.edu/york.
Clover Jaycees plan cookoff
CLOVER The Clover Jaycees will host a community chili cookoff at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Clover Jaycee Hut on U.S. 321.
Those who wish to enter a pot of chili for tasting and judging may do so for $20. Those wishing to come and taste can get in for $5. For more information, contact Cindi Collins via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
NAACP plans Feb. 21 meeting
YORK The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at The United Men’s Club of Clover. The meeting will be followed by a general membership members meeting at 6:30 p.m.
For details, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.
Brattonsville to offer slave tours
MCCONNELLS In conjunction with Historic Brattonsville’s Living History Saturdays in February, visitors can take a 30- to 45-minute tour that will focus on the lives of slaves of the Bratton family over three generations.
The focus will be on the slaves who belonged to Col. William Bratton, Dr. John Simpson Bratton and Dr. John S. Bratton as well as those on the plantation during and after the Civil War. Visitors will also learn about the descendant families who are still connected to the site. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth ages 4 to 17. CHM members and children 3 and younger are free. Historic Brattonsville is at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. For information, visit www.chmuseums.org or call 803.684.2327.
Agape Senior plans Feb. 26 drop-in
YORK Agape Senior plans a drop in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Agape Senior of York, 44 Ross Cannon St..
Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will greet visitors and answer questions about joining the volunteer ministry. For additional information please call her at 803-517-2021 or email email@example.com
Clover Optimists launch oratorical contest
CLOVER The Clover Optimist Club is seeking applicants for its oratorical scholarship program, which will be 10 a.m. April 13 at the Clover club. The topic is “Why my voice is important.”
The speech contest is open to any student who is younger than 19 by Dec. 31 and has not graduated from high school or the equivalent may enter. Interested students may pick up an application from the Clover High School counselors or get one from the Clover Optimist Club.
Entrants must submit a speech on this pre-assigned topic. There are three levels to the contest. Club winners, including two boys and two girls, will advance to the second level, the zone contest. The zone contest will be at 10 a.m. April 27 at the club.
One boy and one girl will advance to the third level, the district contest at The district contest will be 10 a.m. May 11 in Columbia. Two winners, one boy and one girl, will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Entrants need to fill out an application, submit a copy of their speech and provide a copy of their birth certificate.
For details, contact Josie Skinnell at 803-684-2008 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life plans cookbook sale
YORK Relay For Life has compiled its second cookbook “A Taste of Relay Two,” containing nearly 515 recipes from the 2012 Relay teams.
Books are $15 and are available from Western York County Relay for Life.
Proceeds will go to the 2013 Relay April 27 in York.
For information, contact Lynda Crisp at email@example.com or call her at 803-684-3199.
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