See Lake Wylie playwright’s show Feb. 22 in Charlotte

February 18, 2013 

  • More information 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. Parade entries accepted Come-See-Me Festival seeks parade entries for the 50th annual event at 6:30 p.m. April 11. Entries may represent any decade from the 1960s to today. The Parade Committee will review for creativity and theme adherence. Download the parade form at Entry forms are due at noon March 8. Approved entrants will receive notification of acceptance and an invoice by March 25. Entry fee costs $30, due by April 1. For more information, contact CAAC Gala set for April 25 Clover Area Assistance Center announces the annual fundraising gala with this year’s theme, “An Evening in the Orient,” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. There will be food, open bar, live auction and music. Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837. CAAC seeks volunteers Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 Hwy. 55 E., seeks volunteers. Volunteers are need to answer telephones in shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers also are needed to assist pantry shoppers, work on special projects, help computer date entry, and classroom instruction and curriculum development. CAAC is open 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays. For more information, call 803-222-4837.

Carol Butler of Lake Wylie will have a play in Theatre Charlotte’s upcoming event at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, themed Forbidden Love, at 501 Queens Road.

Four actors – Della Freedman, Zendyn Duellman, Sy Arden and Laura-Nelle Parnell – will perform Butler’s play.

There will be other works performed by local artists, a cash bar and a free raffle as part of the “just do it” themed reading and performance series.

Tickets cost $5, plus cat food donations accepted. Tickets are available at the door.

Citizens’ Police Academy extends start date

Registration for the 2013 class of the York County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Police Academy class has been extended.

Citizens’ Police Academy will run for eight sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, March 4-May 20. It will end with a formal graduation.

The Citizens’ Police Academy class is open to adults, ages 18 and older, and is free.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to the functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from the different divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. The goal, in addition to providing an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, is to create meaningful partnerships with York County residents.

Applications are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, any of the district offices and online at For more information, call 803-628-7634.

Upcoming blood drives

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

• 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.

Register for grants by Friday

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 Friday, Feb. 22, online at

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

Clover Premiere Party Saturday

Tickets are now available for the town of Clover’s Premiere Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, 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. 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

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

Support group starting for MS

A support group is starting in Lake Wylie for people with MS. It plans to have speakers such as Dr. Michael Kaufman, physical therapists, Tai Chi demonstrations, and other areas that may be of help in dealing with this disease.

The first meeting will be March 9 at the home of Cathey Pinson, 4474 Island Fords Road in Lake Wylie, from 10 a.m. to noon. Her home is on the water amid her beautiful gardens. It will be a casual meeting to discuss plans for future meetings. This is an opportunity to meet other people suffering from the myriad effects of MS and exchange information with one another.

Call Tommy Haughton at 831-2948.

Siren test scheduled

at Lake Wylie

Officials at Catawba Nuclear Station will sound one siren on at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 27 in the area of Oakridge Middle School and Bethel Fire Department, off S.C. 557.

This test is in addition to the normal siren tests listed in the 2013 Catawba emergency planning calendar.

The siren will sound for about three minutes. No public action is necessary.

If this was a real emergency, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public. In the event of severe weather, the siren test will be postponed until a later date.

For questions related to this siren test, call Catawba Nuclear Station at 800-777-0006, select option 1.

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