Paint a picture at Steele Creek event, help fight heart disease

February 2, 2013 

Cajun Canvas, 11116 S. Tryon St., invites residents out for a painting classes to benefit The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.

“Many of my clients are women,” said Cajun Canvas owner Karen Preston. “This is my way of honoring them and promoting awareness about the Go Red movement which empowers them to lead healthier lives.”

Three events are planned to promote American Heart Month.

• Feb. 7 is GRFW BFF Night Out. Paint with friends and support the fight against heart disease.

• Feb. 9 is Dads and Daughters, Dads and Lads. Bring sons or daughters, and paint the perfect picture for mom. A special Go Red gift included with each package.

• Feb. 14 is The “Un-Valentine” Night. This is a non-traditional Valentine’s Day party including art and fun for just the girls. Get event details at

Get event details at Visit for Go Red events.

Heart Gala Feb. 14 in Rock Hill

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.

Blood drives


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

• 4-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.

• 1-7 p.m. Feb. 21, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• noon-3 p.m. Feb. 27, Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

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

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.

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.

Agape Senior volunteers wanted

Agape Senior is holding a drop-in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Agape Senior of York, 44 Ross Cannon St.

Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there answer questions about joining the volunteer ministry.

For more information, call 803-517-2021 or email

Cruise seminar Feb. 27 at

Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie Travel hosts European Luxury and River Cruising Seminar 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Village Cellar on Charlotte Highway.

Learn about the hottest trend in cruising. Featured speakers are from Oceania Cruises and Amawaterways River Cruises.

Enjoy wine samplings from those regions and door prizes.

Seating is limited; reservations required. Call 803 831-5494 or email

Coupon savings raises money for Relay for Life

Coupon Mama will be holding a class from 1 to 3 p.m. March 9 about how to save money with coupons at Rock Hill Masonic Lodge, 130 S. Elizabeth Lane.

Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

Call 803-324-4757 to sign up or for more information.

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