Community News for Aug. 8

August 8, 2013 

Roosevelt watch plans back-to-school bash

The Roosevelt Community Watch will host its annual back-to-school bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Roosevelt Community Park Center, Clover.

There will be food, games and prizes. School supplies, beverages and monetary donations can be taken to the center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

For information, call Willie Phillips at 803-389-7031.

Artists’ guild plans show and sale

The Yorkville Artists’ Guild will host its annual open art competition Aug. 23-25 during Summerfest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at McCelvey Center.

The top award is $750 for the Lawrence Harris Family Best of Show. Other awards range from $400 for First Place to $50 for People’s Choice and Merit Awards. Purchase awards will be announced.

Entry fee for nonmembers is $35 for one to three paintings and $5 for each additional painting, up to five. For guild members, the fee is $25 for one to three paintings and $5 for each additional work, up to five.

Two-dimensional works only are accepted, with a size limit of 48-by-48 inches, including frame. Artists must be 18 or older. Paintings must be framed, wired and ready to hang. The only unframed work is gallery-wrapped canvas, wired for hanging.

Paintings that require glazing must be framed with acrylic or Plexiglass if outside dimensions of the mat are larger than 24-by-30 inches. All work must be original. No work over two years old or previously entered in the event will be accepted. Entries for sale should be labeled with a price; works not for sale should be labeled NFS.

Work should be delivered by the artist to McCelvey Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. A reception for invited guests will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at McCelvey. Pickup time is 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

For details and complete rules, call 417-0146 or 981-3598.

Driver safety program planned in York

An AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the York Public Library, 21 E. Liberty St. Participants will receive their certificates that may reduce the insurance rates on collision and liability.

Cost for AARP members is $12 and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For information, contact Gerald Kemp at 803-684-9512.

Inman farms to observe market week

The Market at Inman Farms will be celebrating National Farmers Market Week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 with demonstrations, Taste of the Market grilling, kids activities, tractors, lemonade stand, complimentary tomato sandwiches and music.

The market is at 1169 Black Highway, York. For information, go to and click on the market link.

Hopewell day to be Aug. 21

The Tri-Cities Community Club is gearing up for the 96th annual Hopewell Day on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The Hopewell Day picnic and singing will be at the old Hopewell Schoolhouse outside of Hickory Grove, off Highway 97. The singing will begin at 10 a.m.

The Riverside Boys from Lockhart and the Hamptons from Blacksburg will be the featured groups this year. There will also be plenty of congregational singing.

For details, contact Chris Revels at 803-925-2840 or Dale Mitchell at 803-6280926.

Western county NAACP to meet

The Western York County branch of the NAACP will have its executive board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at The United Men’s Club of Clover.

It will be followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

Auditions set for choral society

The York County Choral Society will hold auditions in the choir room at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 and 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Aug. 22.

The fall concert will be Dec. 8 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University. Details: contact Dr. Katherine Kinsey at; 803-323-2250 or 704-591-5147 or visit

Literary competition to be held

The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th annual Literary Competition, highlighting short stories and poetry from the Southeast; and the second Annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting short stories and poetry from across York County.

The postmark deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 20.

The 10th annual Literary Competition will include an adult and youth component. Each category will be judged independently. Authors may enter both the short story and poetry competition. First-place awards are $100. Winners of the youth competition will be awarded certificates of achievement.

Entry fees for the adult competition are: nonmembers: $15 per entry; arts council members: $10 per entry. There are no entry fees for the youth competition. All participants are invited to a free, public reception and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill.

For more information, call the arts council at 803-328-2787, email or visit the website at

Blood drive set in Sharon

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 3726 Woodlawn St., Sharon.

MYCO offers Ice Age exhibit

The Museum of York County will be open until 8 p.m. the second Tuesdays of the summer – Aug. 13 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 p.m. 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.

CAAC 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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