Community news for May 9

May 7, 2013 

Western county NAACP to meet

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP executive board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Wesley United Methodist Church in York. It will be followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For details, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

Ancestors program planned at McCelvey

A free public program, Tracing Land Transactions in Wills, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St. in York.

Participants can learn how wills and estate settlements may help them trace ancestors’ property and discover where these resources are located. Reservations are preferred but are not required.

The program is free and will last for about 45 minutes. For more information, call McCelvey at 803-684-3948, ext. 2, or email historicalcenter@chmuseums.org.

Teacher workshop planned in Clover

The York Soil & Water Conservation District is taking registration through May 17 for its annual Summer Conservation Science Workshop open to all K-5 teachers in York County.

The workshop will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 to 27 at Clover High School. The cost is $30 which includes materials and 15 continuing education credits. For information, contact Barbara O’Connell, 803-684-3137, ext. 101, or email at barbara.oconnell@sc.nacdnet.net.

Entries due for photo competition

The Arts Council of York County is calling for entries in its ninth annual Photography Competition and fourth annual Youth Photography Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., in Old Town Rock Hill. They will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2.

Joe Ciarlante, owner of Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, is the juror for this year’s competitions.

Entry fees for the adult competition are $30 for up to two entries for nonmembers and $20 for up to two entries for members. Those submitting to the youth competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program. Entry fees are $5 per photo for nonmembers and $3 per photo for members.

The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts June 20 to July 28 and recognized at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts on June 20.

For competition guidelines and entry forms, go to yorkcountyarts.org, call the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787 or email arts@yorkcountyarts.org.

Sign up for Lions golf tourney

The River Hills Lions Club’s annual Memorial Celebration Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. June 17 at River Hills Country Club.

Registration and lunch start at 11 a.m. There will be an awards dinner and “skill” contests at 5:30 p.m. Rain date is June 24. To register or for more information, call 803-831-2249 or visit riverhillslions.org.

Dazzle and Denim tickets on sale

Catawba Care’s 10th annual Dazzle and Denim: The Diamond Anniversary Party fundraising event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. May 17 at the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek in Rock Hill.

Tickets are $40 through May 9 and $50 afterward. Tiffany Tables can also be reserved for groups of 10 for $400.

For tickets, go to catawbacare.org or mail a check to 500 Lakeshore Parkway, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

All proceeds support Catawba Care, a not-for-profit, United Way organization that provides medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as education to prevent the spread of HIV.

For information, call 803-909-6363, ext. 221.

New 4-H group forming

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a new 4-H Community Club at Academy Christian School in Rock Hill. Focus areas for the club will be livestock and gardening projects.

The club will meet after school once a month at the school, 129 W. Border Road. Wendy Lipe will be the club leader. Interested youth can register as a 4-H member with a $10 membership fee and a $1 insurance fee.

For more information, contact the office at 120 N. Congress St., York, call 803-684-9919 or email msippel@clemson.edu.

Money available to help low-income families

Carolina Community Actions Inc. has money available to assist low-income families with heating and water bills, mortgage and rent.

CCA also administers a family assessment program to assist individuals with obtaining employment, licenses for certified nursing assistants, supplies, General Education Degree (GED) study and child care.

CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and General Emergency Assistance Program assist eligible households with benefits up to $1,000.

Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.

Applications are taken for emergency heating and water bills, rent and mortgage assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

In addition, applications will be taken for non-emergency heating assistance at the following locations:

• Wesley United Methodist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, first and third Tuesdays, 110 W. Jefferson St., York.

• PATH, 9 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Wednesdays. 204 Raille St., York.

• Clover Area Assistance Center, 1 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, 1130 S.C. 55 East.

• Carolina Community Actions Inc., 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (seniors and disabled), Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

Entries sought for quilting show

The second annual From Barns to Bedcovers quilt show, featuring the York County Quilters, will be June 8 and 9, in conjunction with the York County Ag + Art Tour.

New this year, the quilting group is accepting at-large entries to be displayed in addition to those from quilt guilds. This year’s quilt show will be held indoors, at the McCelvey Center in York.

Participants in the show may submit full quilts or samplers, blocks, pillows, stuffed toys, clothing and novelty items. The only requirements are that they must be quilted and handmade.

There is no fee for entry or admission to the show. Deadline to enter is May 10.

For more details, email Signa Curry at signamarie@gmail.com.

Clover Jaycees plan May 18 golf tourney

The Clover Jaycees plan a May 18 golf tournament at Green Meadows Golf Club in Mount Holly, N.C. The event will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Price is $60, which includes two mulligans and a red tee per person. Lunch and beverage cart will be provided. The format is a two-man captain’s choice, but players will have a four-man total score. All proceeds will benefit local community projects, Jaycee Camp Hope and the Clover Jaycees’ building fund.

Hole sponsors are $25; sponsors may provide a sign or the Jaycees will make one. For more information, contact Matthew Readett at 803-230-3880 or Scott Moses at 704-913-3781.

CACC seeking pantry volunteers

The Clover Area Assistance Center is seeking volunteers to help customers shop directly from its food pantry shelves. This a good opportunity for people who are outgoing, caring, enjoy meeting and helping new people, and who want to have fun while they volunteer.

A weekly or biweekly commitment of three and a half hours at a time is needed. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. For more information or to request a volunteer application packet, call Jennifer at 803-222-4837 or email .

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