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LAKE WYLIE The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women welcomes members, guests and potential new members to its upcoming luncheon meeting Friday, 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.
S.C. State Rep. Tommy Pope (R-SC Dist. 47) will be the featured speaker. In addition to legislative updates, the meeting presentation will include discussion of South Carolina’s movement to resist “Obamacare” and the recent hacking of the state’s database containing tax information on state residents.
By joining the CLWRW, members have the opportunity to get involved in a host of activities: social events such as the monthly luncheons with featured speakers; annual home tour college scholarship benefit to fundraising; and assisting with GOP campaigns.
Cost of the luncheon is $17. To reserve your seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814 or email email@example.com. 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.
Women focus on wine Wednesday
LAKE WYLIE The River Hills Women’s Club will hold a Wednesday, 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.
Learn about protecting lake Feb. 26
LAKE WYLIE Crystal Nance, York County environmental outreach coordinator, will talk about Adopt-A-Stream at the Lake Wylie Rotary Club’s meeting at noon Feb. 26 at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.
Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.
Gardening Symposium Saturday
ROCK HILL Seven experts on gardening will be featured during the 8th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium Saturday, 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 symposium.yorkmg.org. For more information, call 704-443-1366.
Youth cooking class March 5
YORK The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will offer a cooking class for middle school youth and teens from 4 to 6 p.m. March 5 at York County Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St.
The class will focus on Tex-Mexican recipes and how to fit the recipes into a healthy lifestyle.
Cost $14; 4-H members receive a discount. The deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 25.
For more information, call 803-684-9919.
Optimists launch oratorical contest
CLOVER 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Pullet Project To Be Offered
Raising baby chicks from day one to egg laying age can be a rewarding experience for our 4-H youth.
This year, members can order 12 or 25 chicks to raise over the summer. Youth return five pullets out of 25 and three pullets out of 12 to be auctioned at the Fall Pullet Sale the first Saturday in November. The remainder of the pullets will be the youth’s to keep. Chicks will be placed with the youth the end of April. The three breeds of chicks will be offered: Golden Comets, Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds. All of these breeds are hearty, easy to raise and lay large brown eggs.
To participate in this project, youth will need to complete an application form, available through the local Clemson Extension Office, and pay a deposit of $35 for each 12 or $60 for each 25 chicks ordered. All applications are due by March 1. The deposit will be returned to the youth in the fall, after they complete the project, and return their five pullets for the auction. Proceeds from the auction will help finance next year’s pullet project.
Youth who are not already a member of 4-H will be required to pay an additional membership fee of $10. With the membership, youth will receive a T-shirt and have the opportunity to join other 4-H projects offered for the year including clubs, projects and summer camps.
For more information, call 803-684-9919, ext. 113, or access the forms at clemson.edu/york.
Sweet Repeat seeks volunteers, members
LAKE WYLIE 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
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.
Catawba River Art Guild meets monthly
ROCK HILL 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. For more information, go to catawbariverartguild.com