Community News for June 27

June 26, 2013 

Divorce clinic planned

South Carolina Legal Services will have a Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 2 p.m. July 2 at Heckle Complex, 1070 Heckle Blvd, Building One, Suite 104, Rock Hill. No one will be allowed into the clinic after 2 p.m.

The clinic, conducted by an attorney, is for those who have been separated from their spouse for more than a year, who have no minor children, no property to divide and who are seeking a divorce on the grounds of one year continuous separation only. You must know where your spouse resides to participate in this clinic.

To qualify, the person’s spouse must not be incarcerated and must live in York County or the parties must have lived in York County the last time they lived together. Also, the wife must not have given birth to any children during the marriage, either by the husband or anyone else, who are younger than 18.

Registration is required by contacting South Carolina Legal Services at 803-327-9001 or 800-922-3853.

Canning classes offered

York County Extension Service will offer four canning classes this summer at the extension office, 120 N. Congress St., York. Classes are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cost $30 per class.

Classes offered are: jams and jellies, July 3; pressure canning green beans, July 16; waterbath canning salsa, July 19; and pickled vegetables, Aug. 2. Space is limited to 12 students per class.

Registration is required at or mail a check made payable to Clemson University to the extension office. Include the class date on your check.

Agapé celebrating anniversary

Agapé Senior is celebrating its first anniversary in York, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29 at the center, 44 Ross Cannon St.

A dog show, hosted by Paws Together Pet Ministry as part of the celebration, will begin at 10:30 a.m. A drawing for a chance to win two tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert will be held. For information, contact Lindsay Davis at 803-684-0183 or email her at

Hunger relief site planned

Second Harvest Partners, sponsored by Providence Presbytery, will have a hunger relief site 9 a.m. Friday, June 28 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 4858 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill. 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.

Meal delivery volunteers needed in Clover

The York County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to frail, homebound seniors in Clover. Delivery takes about an hour and can be done during a lunch hour or around that time.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering should call Tonya Begley at the Clover Mill Senior Center at 803-222-9286 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Master Gardener applications accepted

Clemson Extension Service is taking applications for the Master Gardener Class. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Aug. 6 to Nov. 12 at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St.

The program is open to all adults, regardless of gardening experience. Participants learn about all aspects of gardening from soils, to growing vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns. They also learn about garden pests, beneficial insects and plant physiology. The class costs $300. In addition to the fee, participants must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in service to the community.

Enrollment is limited, and applications are due by July 6. Applicants will be contacted in July. Call 803-684-9919 for more information.

Arts council offers summer camps

Arts Council of York County’s 2013 Summer Art Camps will run through July 12 featuring 20 topics for ages 6 and older. The camps will be at the Center for the Arts, the Gettys Art Center and the Community Performance Center.

Camps will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Camps fees are $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. I Heart Art summer camp T-shirts are $10 at registration. The deadline for camp registration is two weeks prior to the start of each camp. View the full schedule of camps at and download the registration form at

For information, call 803-328-2787 or email at

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 her at

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