Grief seminars Nov. 17 in Rock Hill

November 12, 2012 

Hospice & Community Care offers two free grief seminars from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17: “Coping with the Holidays” for adults and “Stars of Remembrance” for children.

Coping with the Holidays will discuss how to cope with grief during the holidays, dealing with difficult emotions, whether to change traditions or leave them the same, and how to handle memories flooding in.

Stars of Remembrance will discuss what grief is, how it affects us and how to cope during the holidays without a loved one. The program will consist of activities, crafts, stories and music. There will be a closing ritual for families to participate in together.

Registration is required by Thursday, Nov. 15. Call 803-329-1500.

Library posts holiday closing

The Lake Wylie Public Library will be closed Nov. 22-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CAAC seeks holiday meal donations

Clover Area Assistance Center is collecting food for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals through Dec. 13.

Items wanted include turkeys, hams, stuffing, gravy mix, gelatin, pie crust, canned yams, potatoes, cranberries, pie filling and fruit. Disposable roasting pans also are requested.

Items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at CAAC, 1130 Hwy. 55 E. Christmas meal items will be handed out the week of Dec. 10. For more information, visit

Toys for Happiness applications accepted

Application dates continue for WRHI’s Toys for Happiness Christmas assistance program.

• Family Resource Center, Parenting Partnerships, 37 Pinckney St., York, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16.

• Family Resource Center, ParentSmart, 410 Black St., Rock Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

United Way of York County at the YMCA, 402 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17.

Toys for Happiness provides gifts to eligible York County children to age 14. Toys for Happiness is a partner of United Way of York County’s Sleigh Bell Network.

For more information, call 803-324-2735 or visit

Help kick out hunger

Eng School of Self-Defense, 503 N. Main St., will hold a kick-a-thon at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

The theme is “Kick Hunger Out of Clover.”

Self-defense students ages 4 to teens will participate. Pledge donations accepted. Call 704-913-2583 for more information.

Donate food to pay library fine

The annual Food for Fines program will begin Nov. 26 and run through Dec. 31 at all York County libraries.

Library users may pay off fines for overdue materials with nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. For each donated item, $1.00 will be credited to outstanding fines only, but will not cover the cost of lost or damaged materials.

All types of nonperishable food items, toiletries and disposable diapers will be collected. Items collected will be donated to York County food banks.

Library patrons are encouraged to participate even if they have no outstanding library fines.

For more information, visit

Blood drives set in York County

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has planned the following blood drives this month in York County:

• 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17, Earth Fare, 725 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Free giveaways from Earth Fare will be given to all donors.

• 4-8 p.m. Nov. 24, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. A free movie ticket will be given to each donor.

• 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Walmart, 970 E. Liberty St., York.

• 4-7 p.m. Nov. 26, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

• 4-7 p.m. Nov. 26, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.

The annual Puppies for Patients program also is under way. Donors who give blood in November and December will be able to sign a tag that will be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered to children in local hospitals.

For more information, call 704-972-4700 or visit

Volunteers needed

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

• 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 online at

• 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

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