Brattonsville plans children’s day
MCCONNELLS Children’s Day on the Farm will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Historic Brattonsville. Hands-on children’s activities relating to colonial and antebellum farm life will include crafts, children’s military drills, toys, games, candle making and a 4-H petting zoo.
Brattonsville’s farm animals will be on display, including newborn lambs. Pony and tractor-drawn wagon rides will be available and there will be family-friendly foods. The event is sponsored in part by Omnova Solutions.
Signora Bella, an Italian equilibrist, will be a highlighted attraction. She balances and juggles on the rola bola, walks the slack-rope and performs feats juggling Turkish swords and flaming torches.
Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 17 and free for CHM members and children ages 3 and younger. Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road. For more information, call 803.684.2327 or visit www.chmuseums.org.
Suzy Bogguss returns to McCelvey stage
YORK Grammy-winning folk artist Suzy Bogguss, a regular on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, will perform at York’s McCelvey Center Friday, March 22. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Bogguss won the Traditional Folk Album in 2005 for “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.” In 2011 she released “American Folk Songbook,” a CD and companion songbook.
“Music has always been my purest joy even as a child,” she writes in the introduction to “America Folk Songbook.” “One of my favorite memories is my grade-school music teacher pounding on the piano and leading the class in rousing renditions of folk songs from all around the world.”
Students from a third-grade class at Harold C. Johnson Elementary School in York will have a special music session with Bogguss and will perform two songs with her during her concert at McCelvey.
Admission is $14 for CHM members and $17 non-members. For ticket information, call 803.909.7242.
Local residents attend farm conference
YORK COUNTY Four York County residents were among more than 150 young farmers across the state who attended a recent S.C. Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Conference in Charleston. The four are Caci Nance, William Nance, Samuel Hall and Lindsey Hall.
Conference attendees participated in workshops including 2013 crop and cattle outlooks, specialty crop opportunities, estate planning, farm financials and a cooking demonstration using local produce just to name a few.
The purpose of the YF&R Program is to develop leadership skills among farmers ages 18 to 35. The S.C. Farm Bureau Federation is a non-profit membership organization formed to promote and preserve family farmers and rural lifestyles.
Bluegrass Inspirations performs at Allison Creek
YORK Bluegrass Inspirations returns to the stage Thursday, March 21 at Allison Creek Bluegrass, a monthly family-friendly event at Allison Creek Church on S.C. 274 between Lake Wylie and Newport.
The event is held on the first and third Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music is from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. Concessions are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
NAACP plans March 21 meeting
YORK The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board members meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Wesley United Methodist Church in York, followed by a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.
Trailblazer trip planned by York residents
YORK Denise Mitchell and Jane Gilfillan will host their 2013 “Trailblazer” trip this summer, June 23 to 30, to see the scenery in Nevada, Colorado and Arizona. Seats are limited, and the tour is open to the community.
The seven-day sightseeing adventure includes overnight in Vegas, Sedona's Red Rock country, Route 66 Hwy., Oak Creek, Zion, Bryce, & Grand Canyon National Parks, Lake Powell's desert lak, and the Colorado River.
For information,call Denise at 684-7311 or connect on Facebook, or call Jane at 684-3364. Deadline is April 11.
Relay for Life has second cookbook
YORK The Western York county Relay for Life has published its second cookbook, “A Taste of Relay Two.” The books are available for $15 from any Relay team member or any member of First Baptist Church in York.
The cookbooks, to benefit the American Cancer Society project, include about 515 recipes from the 2012 teams. People who want the books can also email Linda Crisp at email@example.com or call her at 803-684-3199.
Probate judge to speak March 22
LAKE WYLIE The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women's Club will host York County probage judge Carolyn Rogers as a guest speaker for its luncheon meeting on March 22 at the River Hills Country Club, Lake Wylie, South Carolina.
Rogers, was elected in 2010 to a four-year term. Among topics she plans to discuss are her experiences in running for elected office, her responsibilities and experience as a judge, a highlights of the probate process and how she administers a staggering backlog of court cases.
Both women and men are invited; however reservations are required. An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m. A question and answer session will conclude the program. Extra seating will be provided for those who cannot make it to the luncheon.
Cost of the luncheon is $17 per person. To reserve your seat with or without lunch, contact Linda Armfield at 831-1814 by March 19 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the group, contact membership chair Linda Armfield at (803) 831-1814. Men may join as an associate member. Annual membership dues are $25; associate member dues are $10.
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, 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 email at email@example.com. Space for each training clinic is limited to 20.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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. 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 fee for members.
For details, contact the Clemson Extension Office in York at 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or email Margie Sippel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are available online at www.clemson.edu/york.
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 email@example.com.
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