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CHARLOTTE Catawba Corps, a new affiliate group of Catawba Lands Conservancy, will host an annual fundraising event to increase support for local land conservation.
The event, “Taste for the Land,” will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Dressler’s 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.
Blood drives set
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives:
• Oct. 23, 1-7 p.m.: Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• Oct. 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Carolinas Cornerstone, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill.
More public drives can be found at carolinadonor.org.
set Nov. 1
ROCK HILL United Way of York County will host an information meeting for nonprofit agencies interested in applying for UWYC funding for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hospice & Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road.
United Way currently funds 31 partner agencies that provide valuable services and programs within York County. United Way Eligibility requirements will be presented and packets will be available only by request.
A special program will be provided by Pat Kelsaw, MSW Organizational Consultant and Life Coach. She will share information that will help individuals and organizations address core causes of workplace stress.
A maximum of two representatives from each agency are invited. RSVP by Oct. 29.
For more information, call 803-324-2735 or visit unitedwayofyc.org.
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Fall Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Lakeside West shopping center parking lot, off Blucher Circle. Mainly run by New River Community Church volunteers, partners this year include Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce and the YMCA at the new location.
Included will be games, rides, inflatable and music – all free. For more information, visit nrcc.net.
YORK A new holiday market, “Got Gifts?” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Lifeway annex storefront, 25 N. Congress St.
The holiday market will feature specialty vendors showcasing jewelry, accessories, clothing, home items, children’s items and more. Holiday music is planned, and admission will be free.
Vendor applications are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to register is Oct 24.
Christmas home tour dates set
YORK The Yorkville Historical Society will hold its 30th annual holiday tour of historic homes and buildings Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 7
p.m. Six historic homes and two local businesses will be decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. Refreshments will be served at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce. More special events may be scheduled, including a visit from Santa. Tickets are $10, and starting Oct. 27, they can be purchased at the Chamber, 23 E. Liberty St.; the Men’s Shop, 49 N. Congress St.; or at any of the homes on the days of the tour. For more information, call 803-230-4811.
Breast Cancer support group
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce’s board room.
The guest speaker will be Jan Luther.
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center seeks the following volunteers: to answer telephones, financial assistance counselors, computer data entry clerks for client intake, pantry workers, special project workers and classroom instruction/curriculum development.
CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Telephone volunteers are needed in shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during days of operation.
For more information call 803-222-4837 or email email@example.com.
Holiday meal donations wanted
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is collecting turkeys of all sizes for Thanksgiving, along with all the fixings.
In addition, CAAC is collecting aluminum roasting pans. Sides needed include stuffing mix, canned yams, canned or dry potatoes, gravy mix, cream of mushroom soup, Jello, canned cranberry, canned fruit cocktail, canned pumpkin, and pie crust (mix, frozen or refrigerated).
Food can be dropped-off at CAAC from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the center, 1130 S.C. 55 E.
Because food for Christmas meals also will be distributed this year, donations of turkeys, hams and all the fixings will be accepted through Dec. 13. Turkeys and canned, boneless, spiral sliced or shank hams of all sizes will be welcomed. Christmas meal items will be handed out the week of Dec. 10.
YORK Volunteers are needed at the York County Animal Shelter to help with bathing and grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information and follow-up, publicity and marketing.
Volunteers must be 18, and orientation and training are required.
For more information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter, 713 Justice Blvd., York. Applications are available at yorkcountygov.com.
Agape Hospice needs volunteers
Agape Hospice of the Piedmont has patients and families in the York and Clover areas who need the caring support of local volunteers. Volunteer services can be an exceptional gift to patients and their families. Volunteers can offer a variety of services such as: provide clerical or administrative office support; provide caregiver relief; baking ministry; visit patients for companionship or socialization; listen to memories or record life stories; share music, magazines, books or scriptures; hold a hand or share a smile.
To learn more, call 803-517-2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.