Community news for Nov. 21

November 19, 2013 

Allison Creek Bluegrass to close season

Bluegrass Travelers will close the 2013 season at Allison Creek Bluegrass on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, off S.C. 274 in York. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music at 7 p.m.

The family-friendly event offers music for all ages. Concessions are available at 6:30 p.m. No cover charge. For information, visit

Western NAACP to meet

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP executive board will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Wesley United Methodist Church, York. A members meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

Health insurance class offered

North Central Family Medical Center will host a class on the details and application process for the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1121 Saluda St., Rock Hill. Walk-ins welcome.

Good Folks luncheon Dec. 4

Good Folks of York County will raise money for two countywide charities at its annual lunch Dec. 4 in the Richardson Ballroom at Winthrop University’s DiGiorgio Center.

Cost is $30 and reservations are due Friday, Nov. 22. Buffet lines open at 11:45 a.m.

Proceeds will go to the Adult Enrichment Center in Rock Hill for a sheltered walkway to protect disabled adults from inclement weather and to the Palmetto Pregnancy Center in Rock Hill for ultrasound equipment and training.

Established more than 25 years ago, the all-volunteer Good Folks of York County raises money each year for deserving charities.

For information or to register for the lunch, visit or send a check to Good Folks of York County, P.O. Box 11528, Rock Hill, SC 29731-1528. All donations are tax deductible.

Club taking tea reservations

The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is taking reservations for its Victorian Teas, which are ChristmasVille events. Teas will be 1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the historic Armstrong-Mauldin House, 607 Aiken Ave.

Cost is $20 per person. The tea includes carolers and servers in Victorian attire and music by harpists, Joan Reid and Nancy Smith. The Sugar Plum Boutique will feature some new vendors showing Christmas-themed gifts, decorations and home-made holiday treats.

The club’s cookbook “Traditional Tea Time Favorites” will be available.

The club also is taking reservations for a Children’s Tea with Mrs. Claus at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost is children, $10; adults, $15 and includes favors, music by the Musicality Ringers and other fun activities. Menus differ for children and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The boutique will include items for children. It will be open one hour before, during and after the teas.

The boutique will be open one hour before, during and after each tea.

For reservations for either event, call 803-328-8888.

CAAC seeking donations for holiday meals

The Clover Area Assistance Center is beginning distribution of food items for holiday meals. This includes turkeys and hams of all sizes.

Nonperishable food items needed are: cranberry sauce, potatoes, yams, green beans, corn, gravy, stuffing mix, broth, olives, pie filling, quick bread mixes and biscuit or muffin mix.

Holiday food distribution will continue through Dec. 19. Food can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 East, Clover, and other times by appointment.

For more information, call 803-222-4837.

Republican women plan membership tea

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club will host its annual membership tea for members and prospective members. The champagne tea will be 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Reed home, Rivers Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie.

Special guest state Rep. Raye Felder of District 26 will speak after an installation ceremony of the club’s 2014 officers. They are president, Suzanne Krause; first vice president, Barbara Haba; second vice president, Carol Waris; secretary, Marianne Falls; and treasurer, Sue Powers.

To RSVP, contact Diane Carr at 803-631-1049 or email by Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Club membership includes an automatic membership in the S.C. Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Men may join as associate members. Annual membership dues are $25; associate dues are $10.

Carolinas Wind Orchestra to play free concert

The Carolinas Wind Orchestra will present “Holiday Fantasia 2013: An Evening of Celebration and Joy,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Byrnes Auditorium on Winthrop University campus.

The free program features holiday favorites, along with contemporary arrangements and standard repertoire for concert band.

The orchestra is based at Winthrop University drawing more than 100 musicians from the greater Charlotte metropolitan area. Principal conductor is Dr. William Malambri. For this concert, it will be conducted by Drs. Stanley Michalski and Larry Wells. For more information, visit

Choral groups performing carols Dec. 8

The York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers will present A Celebration of Carols featuring Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and concert settings of carols of the Nativity, with the Rock Hill Elementary Honors Choir as special guests, at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors 62 and older, $5 students with ID. For information, call 803-547-2008 or visit

Youth sought for local swine project

The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties is seeking youth to participate in the 4-H and FFA swine project and the 2014 show and sale.

Youth ages 5 to 19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for around three months and show the finished hog at the annual livestock show and sale. Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered member in the Clover or York FFA chapter to participate.

The weigh-in will be Monday, Jan. 6 and the show and sale will be Saturday, March 22 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.

This is a United Way of York County-sponsored project. The Bank of York sponsors the Grand and Reserve Champion prizes and the York County Farm Bureau awards special prizes to show participants.

Registration deadline is Dec. 1. For details, call the York County Clemson Extension Service office, 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or the Chester County Extension Service office, 803-385-6181, ext. 113.

Volunteer food shoppers needed

Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to serve four to five hours once or twice a month to help select foods for purchase from Charlotte area food bank Second Harvest.

Volunteers will be responsible for loading pallets and large boxes of food into a 26-foot truck and then offloading the merchandise into the CAAC warehouse.

Volunteers work in teams of three to select the food, and an additional team of four assist with offloading.

Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive and maneuver a large truck and forklift is a plus, but not required.

CAAC is at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.

Assistance available

Carolina Community Actions Inc. has funds available to assist low-income families with services including mortgage, rent, water and heating bills.

CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, General Emergency Assistance Program and Duke Energy Project Share Program assists eligible households with benefits ranging from $50 to $1,000.

In addition, CCA Inc. administers employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, GED, childcare and youth leadership programs. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.

For more information on each program, call Diane Wells, Community Services Liaison, at 803-329-5196 or call 211.

York to offer programs for seniors

The York Parks and Recreation Department is offering two programs for seniors ages 55 and older. Classes will be at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

For more information, call 803-684-3742. The programs are:

•  Pickleball-from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Pickleball is an easy game for any skill level. All materials and equipment will be provided and are free of charge.

•  Seniors in Motion-a low-intensity exercise class that will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will help improve cardiovascular, flexibility, balance and strength through low-intensity exercises. The cost is $10 per month.

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, 803-222-9286, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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