Community news for Dec. 26

December 24, 2013 

Train, village collection to be on display this week

The Rev. Charles Aurand of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church will have his elaborate train and village collection on display 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 26 to 30 in the fellowship hall, 323 N. Congress St., York.

The event is free and open to the public. Nonperishable food items will be accepted. For information, call 803-684-2793.

Relay for Life plans York kickoff

The Relay for Life of Western York County will have its annual kickoff celebration 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Road, York.

The Western York County Relay for Life will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at York Middle School.

Participants are welcome to join in different ways. The organization is looking for new teams, committee members and survivors.

Anyone interested or who would like more information can contact the event co-chairmen, Kristine Sims at or Chris Corley at

Dallas Brass to perform in Clover

The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will perform at the Clover School District Auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door the evening of the concert. Call the auditorium at 803-222-8018 for more details.

The Dallas Brass concert, American Musical Journey, incorporates a full complement of brass and percussion for a musical travelogue through American history.

From the time of George Washington to the present day, music will be selected from the masters, including Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, Berlin, John Williams, Sousa; and styles including Dixieland, swing, folk, patriotic, and pop.

The ensemble includes: Michael Levine (director, trombone), D.J. Barraclough (trumpet), Luis Miguel Araya (trumpet), Juan Berrios (french horn, alto horn), Paul Carlson (tuba) and Ryan Burd (drums/percussion.)

The Dallas Brass has shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Restless.”

4-H Robotics Club forming

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a Robotics Club for youth ages 8 to 12. The club will be limited to 12 members.

Youth will use 4-H curriculum and household items to build robots as they learn different elements of robotics. The club will be led by volunteer leaders, Jennifer Walker and Patricia Hatch.

The club will meet each Friday at a leader’s home in York from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning on Jan. 10. Interested youth must register as 4-H member with a $10 state membership fee and there will be an additional fee that will be discussed with parents. Email Jennifer Walker at for information.

For more information, contact the Clemson Extension Office at 120 N. Congress St., York, or call 803-684-9919.

Libraries collecting food for fines

York County Libraries will collect Food for Fines through Dec. 31 to encourage the return of overdue library materials while giving back to the community.

Prohibition party planned Jan. 11

A Prohibition party will be Jan. 11 in the courtroom at the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill, hosted by The Arts Council of York County. Guests can sample wine, scotch, bourbon and beer and dance to music by the jazz trio, Take Three.

The event includes a gourmet cheese buffet, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert. There will be an auction, including a rare Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20-year bourbon.

Tickets are $35 for members, $40 for public by Jan. 1; or $50 for everyone after Jan. 1. For information, call 803-328-2787 or go to

Volunteer food shoppers needed

Clover Area Assistance Center needs 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.

For information, call 803-222-4837 or go to

Funds available for low-income families

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, child care 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 offers two senior programs

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

•  Pickleball – 9-11 a.m. Mondays. Pickleball is an easy game for any skill level. Materials and equipment will be provided free of charge.

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

Meal-delivery volunteers needed

The York County Council on Aging needs 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.

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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