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.
Learn about Bright Beginnings March 5
LAKE WYLIE Nina Feemster of Clover Resource Center-Bright Beginnings is the guest speaker at the noon March 5 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting 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.
Optimists offer 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.
Sign up for 4-H Pullet Project
Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 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 Friday, 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.
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.
Play bridge Wednesdays
LAKE WYLIE Play Bridge Wednesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.
For more information or to learn how to play Bridge, call 704-995-3190 or 704-995-3193. Visit carolinabridge.com for more information.
Join Lake Wylie men’s book club
LAKE WYLIE A men’s book club welcomes new members.
Based on similar clubs, the club would like about 12 members meeting monthly in member’s homes. Books to be discussed are chosen by the membership, but typically consist of a mix of fiction and non-fiction.
For information, call 803-831-9280 or email email@example.com.
Toastmasters meet in Fort Mill
FORT MILL Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts.
The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road.
Send club news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to intended Tuesday publication date.