Community news for Feb. 13

February 14, 2014 

Agape to host drop-in

Agape Senior will host a drop-in from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Agape Senior of York, 44 Ross Cannon St.

Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there to greet people and answer questions about about joining the organization’s volunteer ministry.

Confederate group to hold meeting

The Pvt. Thomas Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

Don Gordon of Lexington will speak about Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton. For information, call Kirk Carter at 704-806-2941.

Clover Woman’s Club to meet

The Clover Woman’s Club will meet 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

The program is “Historical Tour of Early Times in York County.”

Judy Miller is chairman of the refreshments with Carolyn Nivens and Donna Hartsoe. Call 803-222-5799 or 803-222-7873 for more information.

Tax help available

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for low-income, elderly and handicapped taxpayers began this week.

Tax assistance will be offered 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday through April 15 at Rock Hill City Hall Wellness Center; and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 1-22 at the Clover Public Library., 107 Knox St.; Rock Hill Galleria, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd.; and Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.

Sign up for girls’ running group

Registration is open for Girls on the Run of the Tri County, presented by Piedmont Medical Center. Activities begin Feb. 24 and end with the Girls on the Run 5K on May 10.

The after-school program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

For information, go to To volunteer, contact Lindy Morris at 803-493-3834 or email

GOP group invites new members to Feb. 28 meeting

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club welcomes newcomers, visitors and members to its Feb. 28 membership luncheon at River Hills Country Club.

The featured speaker will be Kim Wellman, president of the S.C. Federation of Republican Women.

The meeting will begin with an 11:30 a.m. social, followed by lunch and speaker at noon. Cost is $18 per person. To reserve a seat with or without lunch (please specify), email by Feb. 25.

To become a member of the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club, email Annual membership dues are $25; dues for associate members (men) are $10. CLWRW membership includes an automatic membership in the SC Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.

Polar Plunge Feb. 22 for Special Olympics

Area Eleven Special Olympics will host the third annual Frozen Fans Polar Plunge on Feb. 22 at Ebenezer Park on Lake Wylie. Registration begins 11 a.m.; the plunge is at noon.

Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics athletes in York, Chester and Lancaster counties by providing year-round sports training and competition for local, state and national competitions.

A minimum $50 must be raised to take the plunge, and participants will receive a Frozen Fans T-shirt. Fun costumes are encouraged but not required. Registration is not necessary. For information, email

Gardening symposium planned

Seven experts on gardening will be featured during the ninth annual Joy of Gardening Symposium on March 1 at Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College, Rock Hill.

Speakers include Joe Lamp’l, Barry Glick, Cory Tanner, Stephanie Turner, Keven Shanks, Paul Thompson and Rolf Mischker. Topics range from the “Five Biggest Mistakes in Our Gardens and How to Fix Them” to “Organic Pest Management.”

Nearly 20 vendors will offer plants, gardening books, pottery, jewelry and other items during the event. Registration will open 8 a.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch and drawings for door prizes.

Registration is available at Deadline is Feb. 21. For information, call Nancy Newman at 704-443-1366.

The symposium is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County.

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