Community News for July 18

July 16, 2013 

York to host summer art camps

Two art camps for children will be offered July 29 to Aug. 2 the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. They are:

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

• “Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture” for ages 11-13, 1 to 4 p.m. 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 of each class is $75 and includes all materials. Art Camp will be taught by South Carolina artist and certified art teacher, Gina Bruce. Registration deadline is July 22 and registrants must pay half of the fee to reserve a place in the camp.

Western county NAACP to meet

The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church in York, followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For details or information, call Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

Library group plans book sale

The Friends of the York County Library will hold its summer book sale July 25-27 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books for adults and children will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack. Videos, DVDs and audio books will also be for sale at bargain prices.

Opening night for Friends members will be 5 to 8 p.m. July 25. Annual memberships will be sold at the door beginning at $10 for individuals and $25 for families. The sale will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27. All items will be half price on July 27.

Book sale proceeds are used to fund York County Library programs. Visit www.yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837 for more information.

Canning classes offered in York

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

Classes offered are: waterbath canning salsa, July 19; and pickled vegetables, Aug. 2. Space is limited to 12 students per class.

Registration is required at https://shopping.clemson.edu or mail a check made payable to Clemson University to the extension office. Include the class date on your check.

MYCO offers Ice Age exhibit

The Museum of York County will be open until 8 p.m. the second Tuesdays of the summer – Aug. 12 and Sept. 10 – for its Ice Age exhibit, with special programs starting at 5 p.m.

Pack a dinner. At 6 p.m., take a tour of the nature trail. If the sky is clear between 7 and 7:30 p.m., visitors can look at the sun safely through specially-filtered telescopes.

Inside the museum, Steve Fields will answer questions and show additional examples of what lived in the area during the Ice Age. At 8 p.m., a program in the Settlemyre Planetarium will show the night sky and how it was different during the Pleistocene.

After the planetarium show if it’s a clear night, the Carolina Skygazer’s astronomy club will let visitors use their telescopes to look at objects in the sky.

Admission is $5, adults; $4 seniors; $3 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger and for Culture & Heritage Museum members.

Sweet Repeat welcomes new members

Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation has welcomed 25 new members this year and is looking for more.

Volunteers are needed for two to six hours a month to work at the Sweet Repeat Shop at Lake Wylie Plaza behind Fred’s.

All proceeds benefit local charities. Club membership applications are being accepted and are available at the store.

Call 803-831-0225 for more information.

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.

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 jennifercaac@bellsouth.net.

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