Hospitality grant workshop Jan. 30 in York County

January 27, 2013 

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The York County Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee will host a Hospitality Tax Grant Workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Rock Hill/York County Municipal Airport, 550 Airport Road.

The hospitality committee would like to review the changes that have been made with all potential applicants. Only nonprofit agencies are eligible. The workshop is mandatory for all groups and organizations that plan to apply for funding.

For more information, call 803-329-5200.

‘True Story of Three Pigs’ on stage Feb. 7

The Tarradiddle Players present “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Clover School District Auditorium.

“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” begins where the book leaves off, with the trial of a much-maligned citizen of the piggy public. Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for his deeds.

Three pigs build houses; the one who builds his house out of brick doesn’t get eaten by the Big Bad Wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is it the whole truth or porcine propaganda? That’s the question raised in this brilliant parody of “The Three Little Pigs.”

Admission costs $5, and children age 12 and younger are admitted free.

Grants available

for nonprofits

The York County Community Foundation is accepting applications from eligible nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2013 grants program. Priority will be given to arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services.

Registration should be completed Feb. 22 online at

Completed applications must be submitted by noon March 1. Call 704-973-4559.

Children’s garden plans to be revealed

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Executive Director Kara Newport will present details, including the latest design concepts, of the upcoming Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 5 during the garden’s upcoming First Tuesday presentation.

Newport will discuss the unfolding plans for this new three-acre experience. Located at the heart of the garden, Lost Hollow is a sophisticated, artistic design that takes advantage of a dramatic and beautiful existing landscape.

During this presentation, guests will see the latest sketches and images from artist and designer W. Gary Smith, that detail the various destinations within Lost Hollow that are designed to unleash creativity in children of all ages and encourage imaginative play and a passion for plants, art and design.

After the presentation, Newport will open the floor to questions from guests and reporters.

First Tuesday presentations are free with garden admission. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Call 704-825-4490 or visit

Tickets on sale for Clover Premiere Party

Tickets are now available for the town of Clover’s Premiere Party at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Larne Building in downtown Clover. The party is part of the town 125th anniversary celebration.

The new “Clover 2012” movie will make its debut at the party. In addition, a new Clover Hall of Fame will be unveiled with a Clover Through the Years exhibit. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets cost $20, and are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clover Town Hall, 114 Bethel St. Only 100 tickets are being sold. Call 803-222-9495.

Upcoming blood drives

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives:

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 30, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1875 Ridge Road, Clover.

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 3, Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

Child car seat safety check Friday

Britax is offering free child car seat safety checks for all brands from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the headquarters, 13501 South Ridge Drive.

For more information, visit

Heart Gala Feb. 14

To celebrate National Heart Month and the launch of a new initiative in York County, The Heart2Heart Foundation will be holding its inaugural Heart Gala on Valentine’s Day at the Palmetto Room at the Old Town Bistro on Main Street.

The evening will feature a wine tasting by CHL Wines, heart-healthy dinner by The Old Town Bistro, live music by The Tim Hartis Group, dancing, a silent auction and a complimentary Valentine photograph.

Tickets are available online at and through The Old Town Bistro.

The event is presented by Piedmont Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center.

Sponsorships are available for reserved tables and seating. Proceeds from the event will help fund the Foundation’s community outreach programs, educational materials and healthy heart assessments. For more information, call 803-524-5671.

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