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ROCK HILL The deadline to apply for grants through the Arts Council of York County is Saturday, Sept. 1.
Small grants are available to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools throughout York County.
The Arts Council allocates $4,000 to $5,000 to small grant awards each quarter. Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year.
Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at 803- 328-2787, or online at yorkcountyarts.org.
Frase 4th in nation
Tega Cay resident Clarie Frase finished fourth at the U.S. Division I Show Ski Nationals in the swivel competition Aug. 10-12 in Janesville, Wis.
Jaclyn Whitt of Clover, also a member of Carolina Show Ski team who competed at the event, finished 11th.
Blood drives set
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold the following blood drives in York County:
• Aug. 30, noon-5 p.m.: Edgewater Corporate Center, 3023 HSBC Way, Fort Mill.
• Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill.
• Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill.
• Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.: Rock Hill Hitting Facility, 1453 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill.
• Sept. 17, 4-7 p.m.: Oakdale Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 12585 S.C. 55, Clover.
• Sept. 18, 4-8 p.m.: Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.
Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Westminster Catawba Christian School, 2650 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt for donors.
• Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: First Calvary Baptist Church, 623 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
More public drives can be found at cbcc.us.
Libraries closed for Labor Day
All York County Libraries will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.
Normal operating hours will resume at all locations on Sept. 4. For more information, visit yclibrary.org.
Confederate youth day
will be Sept. 29
LAKE WYLIE The eighth annual York County Confederate Heritage Youth Day will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at 6198 Lake Wylie Road.
This year’s event will feature cavalry, artillery and infantry demonstrations conducted by re-enactors.
Call 704-806-2941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste for Land helps Conservancy
CHARLOTTE Catawba Corps, a new affiliate group of Catawba Lands Conservancy, will host its first annual fundraising event to increase support for local land conservation.
The event, “Taste for the Land,” will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Dressler’s Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave. Entertainment will be provided by The Bad Daddies. Event sponsorships are available through Friday, Aug. 31.
The event will benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy.
One-year memberships to the Catawba Corps can be purchased at three levels – $250, $500 and $1,000 – to support the event and CLC’s local conservation initiatives. Tickets to “Taste for the Land” and other member benefits will be provided to those who purchase memberships and sponsorships. The price for individual or couples event tickets is $75 or $130, respectively. Tickets and memberships can be purchased online at catawbalands.org.
Help to stay cool available
YORK COUNTY Carolina Community Actions Inc. has money available to assist low-income families with cooling bills, air-conditioners and fans through Sept. 30. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.
To qualify for a fan the applicant must be aged 60 or older and has not received a fan from CCA in the past year. A limited supply is available.
Applications are taken 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Emergency applications or bills with a cut-off notice are taken on Mondays and Thursdays.
Non-emergency applications are taken on Tuesday and Wednesday at CCA and Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 Hwy. 55 E.