Genealogical group meeting Feb. 9 in Fort Mill

February 4, 2013 

The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St. The meeting is open to the public.

Sosne to speak Feb. 5 at Rotary meeting

Lake Wylie Rotary Club will hold a club assembly at the noon Feb. 12 meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

On Feb. 19, Mike Butz with Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority will be the guest speaker.

Crystal Nance, York County environmental outreach coordinator, will talk about Adopt-A-Stream at the Feb. 26 meeting.

Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9.

For more information, visit

Learn about accessorizing Feb. 14

Clover Woman’s Club will meet Feb. 14 at Clover School District Administration Building, 604 Bethel St.

Judy Reed of Chicos will talk about changing a basic outfit through use of accessories.

Ann Sosne is the hostess.

Please bring canned goods, such as peanut butter or mac and cheese, and plastic food bags for Pack the Back.

Call 803-222-5799 for more information.

Ballroom Dance meets Feb. 15

The Ballroom Dance Club meets from 7:30 to 10:20 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Fort Mill Golf Course, Oak Room, 101 Country Club Drive.

DJ Rich Brausch plays a variety of ballroom dance music. Dance is to American style in an informal, dressy casual atmosphere; no jeans or T-shirts.

Light refreshments provided; no alcohol.

Cost is $5 per person; free for first-time guests. Call 803-329-5764 or 803-324-2356 or visit

Republican Women to meet Feb. 22

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women will have a luncheon meeting Feb. 22 at River Hills Country Club.

An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m.

Cost of the luncheon is $17. To reserve your seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814 or email Both women and men are invited.

To join the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women, call 803-831-1814. Men may join as an associate member. Annual membership dues cost $25; associate members dues cost $15.

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Seven experts on gardening will be featured during the 8th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium Feb. 23, at Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College. The event is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County.

Patrick McMilllan, Ph.D., director of Clemson University’s Campbell Museum of Natural History and host of SCETV’s award-winning nature program, and Larry Mellichamp, Ph.D., director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, will be the opening and closing speakers, respectively.

Speaking in concurrent sessions will be noted gardening authorities Pam Beck, Carol Buie-Jackson, Amanda McNulty, David Powell and Paul Thompson. They will cover topics ranging from how to create a bird sanctuary in your back yard to the “Dirt on Dirt.”

Eighteen vendors will offer plants, gardening books and other items during the event.

Registration will open at 8 a.m. The $50 fee includes lunch and drawings for door prizes.

Details and online registration are available at Registration deadline is Feb. 15.

For more information, call 704-443-1366.

Women focus

on wine Feb. 20

The River Hills Women’s Club will hold a Feb. 20 luncheon with Jeffery Cushing, owner of Village Cellar in Lake Wylie, as guest speaker.

Cushing will present a program on pairing wine with food, and will hold a blind wine tasting.

Cocktails served at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. at River Hills Country Club.

Call 803-831-2018 to make a reservation.

Optimists launch oratorical contest

The Clover Optimist Club is seeking applicants for its oratorical scholarship program, which will be 10 a.m. April 13 at the Clover club. The topic is “Why my voice is important.”

The speech contest is open to any student younger than age 19 by Dec. 31 and has not graduated from high school or the equivalent may enter. Interested students may pick up an application from the Clover High School counselors or from the Clover Optimist Club.

Entrants must submit a speech on this pre-assigned topic. There are three levels to the contest.

Club winners, including two boys and two girls, will advance to the second level, the zone contest at 10 a.m. April 27 at the club.

One boy and one girl will advance to the third level, the district contest at 10 a.m. May 11 in Columbia. Two winners, one boy and one girl, will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Entrants need to fill out an application, submit a copy of their speech and provide a copy of their birth certificate.

For information, call 803-684-2008 or email

Sweet Repeat seeks volunteers, members

Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation seeks volunteers for two to six hours a month to work at the Sweet Repeat Shop at Lake Wylie Plaza behind Fred’s.

All proceeds benefit charities in the local area.

Club membership applications are being accepted and are available at the store.

Call 803-831-0490 for more information

Join MOMS Club

in Lake Wylie

MOMS Club, a social group serving ZIP codes 29710 and 29745, offers great opportunities for moms and children to join together and enjoy fun activities.

For more information, email or visit and search for “MOMS Club of Lake Wylie, SC.”

Art Guild meets monthly

The Catawba River Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St.

Send club news and photos to Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to intended Tuesday publication date.

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