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YORK COUNTY --
Sheriff Bruce Bryant of the York County Sheriffs Office and Kevin Brackett of the York County Solicitors Office partner with youth pastors, pillars of the community, business men and women, and current and former NFL players to sponsor a monthly speaker program for at risk juveniles ages 13-16.
The program, The Choice is Yours is a program designed to target at risk youth who are exhibiting destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, gang involvement, signs of rebellion, disrespect for authority, defiance, destruction of family property and expulsion from school among other things. The program will also assist parents in developing relationships with their children in hopes of making changes necessary for a positive future.
The program is spearheaded by Ouida Dest (deputy solicitor of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of York and Union Counties), and former Carolina Panther player and York County Sheriffs Office reserve officer, Michael Scurlock.
Sheriff Bryant says The Choice is Yours program is essential to helping young teens get on the right track.
The program will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Rock Hill District 3 Office, 515 South Cherry Road.
Join Lake Wileys Riversweep Saturday
LAKE WYLIE Volunteers are needed for Lake Wylies Riversweep on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Volunteers will fan out from 13 locations around the lake to collect trash and clean up the shoreline.
Riversweep organizers are seeking community help locating the trashiest sites on the lake, or coves, creeks and streams that feed into the lake. Residents and boaters who find trash can post information on the Lake Wylie Riversweep Facebook page or via Contact Us on lakewylieriversweep.com. Describe the location using local landmarks, location names or GPS coordinates. Photos are great, too.
Volunteers can pre-register for Riversweep online at lakewylieriversweep.com. Volunteers with boats also are needed at the 13 locations to transport volunteers as they clean the shoreline and collect trash.
Dist. 2 candidates to meet in forums
LAKE WYLIE Two candidates forums with York County Council District 2 candidates -incumbent Bruce Henderson (R) and challenger John Rinehart (I) are planned Oct. 16.
Lake Wylie Rotary Club will host a debate from noon to 1 p.m. during its regular Tuesday meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane. Allan Gregory will moderate, and questions also will be fielded from audience members.
The community is invited. Reservations are requested. Lunch, catered by Christophers, costs $9. For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.
An evening forum, presented by Lake Wylie and Clover chambers of commerce, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Clover School District Office on Bethel Street.
Questions will be fielded from audience members. The event is sponsored by the Lake Wylie Pilot and Enquirer-Herald.
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 Dresslers Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave. Entertainment will be provided by The Bad Daddies.
The price for individual or couples event tickets is $75 or $130, respectively. Tickets and memberships can be purchased online at catawbalands.org.
CAAC needs canned fruits, volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is accepting donations of canned fruits this month.
Donations may be dropped off at CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Please use the side door for donations.
For more information, call 803-222-4837 or email email@example.com.
CAAC also is recruiting volunteers to answer phones outside of normal operating hours. Position includes taking messages, responding to phone inquiries and being able to provide accurate information to those seeking assistance. Familiarity with computers is necessary, but training will be provided for specific use of database. For more information regarding hours and days volunteers are needed, or to have a volunteer application packet mailed, call 803-222-4837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out art exhibits in Rock Hill
ROCK HILL An exhibition of art assembled from seven private collections from around York County is on display at the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., through Nov. 4.
The opening reception will be t 6 p.m. Oct. 18 and is free and open to the public.
This show has been curated by Alf Ward and Michael Gentry, and includes sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing and mixed media from artists as prolific as Salvador Dali and artists as local and homegrown as Harriet Goode.
The Center for the Arts Perimeter Gallery is displaying artwork by Columbia-born Charlotte- based artist, Nico Amortegui, in the Perimeter Gallery. His work, filled with bold color and implied facial features, has been compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso.
The Lewandowski Classroom Gallery will feature the Childrens Fall Show sponsored by Elliot Close.
For more information, call 803-328-2787.