Community News for May 23

May 22, 2013 

Art guild to offer summer camps

The Yorkville Artists’ Guild will sponsor summer art camps for children June 11-14 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

The four-days camps 9:30 to 11 a.m. for ages 7 to 9; 12:30 to 2 p.m. for ages 10 to 12; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13 to 15.

Cost is $80 for each camp, which includes all art supplies. There will be at least two teachers for each class and no more than 15 students per class. For details, call Sandy Brindle at 803-981-3598.

Memorial Day event planned

The York County Veterans Advisory Council will host a Memorial Day Ceremony 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Lakeview Memory Gardens, York. Boy Scouts will have a special flag ceremony. Barry Burk with Rolling Thunder will speak.

York parks and rec offers summer camps

The York Parks and Recreation Department will offer basketball, baseball and art camps this summer.

Art camps will be at the York Recreation Center and include:

• “The Magnificent Me” for ages 10 to 13, 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 28. Students will learn the basics of portraiture and sculpture techniques through chalk pastel and clay.

“Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture” for ages 11 to 13, 1 to 4 p.m. June 24 to 28. Students will learn sculpture techniques using various materials and design techniques including found objects, clay, paper and paint.

Space is limited to 10 students per class. Cost is $75 and includes all materials. Art camp will be taught by certified art teacher Gina Bruce. Registration deadline is June 17 and registrants must pay half of the fee to reserve a place.

Sport camps will be:

Basketball camp, for boys and girls ages 5 to 15, 9 to 11 a.m. July 8 to 11 at the York Recreation Center. Cost is $50 per child and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be conducted by York Comprehensive High School varsity basketball coaches and players. Registration deadline is July 3.

• Baseball camp, for ages 7 to 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 22 to 24 at the York Recreation Complex on Fourth Street. Cost is $35 per child or $60 for two siblings and includes a camp T-shirt. The camp will be conducted by YCHS varsity baseball coaches and players. Registration deadline is July 17.

Registration for all the camps will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. For more information, call 803-684-3742.

Hunger relief site planned

The Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday, May 24 at St. John Baptist, 3726 Woodlawn St., Sharon.

Volunteers will help distribute food to participants who meet USDA eligibility income guidelines. For information, contact Catawba Area Agency on Aging at 803-329-9670.

Conservation board meeting

The York Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Open to the public. For information, contact Barbara O’Connell at 803-684-3137 ext. 101.

Climer to speak to Republican women

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club will have a luncheon meeting Friday May 24 at the River Hills Country Club, Lake Wylie. New York County Republican Party Chairman Wes Climer will discuss his plans to “grow the York County Republican Party”, with a special focus on gaining younger members.

Reservations are required. An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and the speaker at 12:30 p.m. A question and answer session will end 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 or email

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, call the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787 or email

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

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 803-222-4837.

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