Community News for July 25

July 23, 2013 

Military order plans benefit for wounded vets

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 2008, will be having a VIOLA fund raiser at the Lowe's in York from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Come out and support Wounded Veterans Helping Other Veterans.

For more information contact Butch Glenn at 803 -684-3957. The group is looking for veterans that have received the Purple Heart to join the chapter.

Area blood drives planned

The following area blood drives are planned by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas:

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17, St John Missionary Baptist Church, 3726 Woodlawn Street, Sharon.

• Aug. 19, city of Clover, 120 Bethel St.

Garden group plans garlic sale

The Master Gardeners of York County will hold their second annual garlic sale Friday, Aug. 2, at the Learning Center, Glencairn Garden, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

The sale will be from noon to 2 pm, following the monthly First Friday in the Garden, also at the Learning Center.

At least six types of gourmet garlic, including new varieties, will be available for purchase. The bulbs, which are fresh-picked and grown without chemical sprays, are suitable either for cooking or replanting.

Both mild and pungent types will be offered, some of which will store for nine months or longer. For further information call 803-222-9321 or email

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.

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 or call 803-981-5837 for more information.

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

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