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LAKE WYLIE Learn about diabetes from Pat Higgins, manager of American Diabetes Association, who will speak at noon on Tuesday, March 19, at the Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.
Higgins will talk about the ADA’s programs, including Diabetes Alert Day (March 26), Stop Diabetes at Work, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Live Empowered (program targeted to the African-American community), Stay Safe at School (advocacy) and any other questions they might have.
Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.
Ballroom Dance Club meeting
FORT MILL The Ballroom Dance Club meets 7:30-10:20 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Fort Mill Golf Course, the Oak Room, 101 Country Club Drive.
Dance is American style in an informal atmosphere. Dressy casual, no jeans or T-shirts. Light refreshments provided; no alcohol.
Free for first-time guests; $5 per person. Call 803-329-5764 or 803-327-2356, or visit theballroomdanceclub.com for more information.
Author to speak
at March 16 luncheon
ROCK HILL The Rock Hill Luncheon Literary Society will sponsor author Jamie Mason from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Thursdays Too, 147 Herlong Ave.
Mason, who grew up in Washington, D.C., will share her journey as a writer and offer tips on writing, revising and publishing. A question-and-answer session will be included if time permits.
Mason will sign her debut mystery novel, “Three Graves Full.” Books must be pre-ordered and brought to the event.
For more information or to register, visit http://luncheonliterary.wordpress.com.
for fashion show
LAKE WYLIE The monthly meeting of the River Hills Women’s Club will be held March 20 at the River Hill Country Club.
This month’s program will be a Spring Fashion Show, featuring fashions from Stein Mart Ballantyne, presented by Tina Westphal.
Cocktails served at noon. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., with the program at 1 p.m. Make reservations by calling 704-309-3483 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
York County Probate Judge
LAKE WYLIE The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club welcomes guests, members and potential new members to its upcoming luncheon meeting March 22 at River Hills Country Club.
Featured speaker is Carolyn Rogers, who was elected in 2010 to a four-year term as York County Probate Judge. She will talk about her experiences running for elected office, her responsibilities and experience as probate judge, highlights of the probate process, and how she administers a staggering backlog of court cases.
As probate judge, Rogers has jurisdiction over the administration of estates, issuing marriage licenses, the appointment of guardians and conservators, and involuntary commitments to institutions, among other duties.
Rogers’ legal career included practice in estate planning, probate administration and litigation, and real estate.
An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m.
Both women and men are invited to the meeting.
Cost of the luncheon is $17 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve your seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814 by March 19 or email email@example.com.
To join the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women, call 803-831-1814.
Lake Wylie home tour April 27
LAKE WYLIE The 28th annual Clover/Lake Wylie Home and Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, sponsored by Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club.
This year’s them is “Living Leisurely in Lake Wylie,” reflecting the homes and gardens featuring spacious designs with room for relaxation, entertainment and recreation.
Proceeds go to a $2,500 scholarship for a qualified Clover High School senior.
There also will be a $15 per person buffet luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River Hills Country Club that will include a fashion show presented by Chico’s and men’s wear from the golf shop.
Tickets cost $20 per person, available in advance at The Cleaners, Lake Wylie Plaza, and at River Hills Plantation front gate the day of the event. Luncheon tickets will be available in the dining room of the club on the day of the tour. Call 803-831-7543 or 803-831-8278 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beta Sigma Phi
is here to help
Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s sorority, has a chapter in Fort Mill. The sorority is nonacademic with 200,000 members in chapters around the world and 30 members in Fort Mill and Tega Cay (Epsilon Epsilon Chapter). It was founded for social, cultural and civic enrichment.
The Greek letters of its name represent life, learning and friendship, which is the organization’s motto.
They hold two annual charity drives: one in the fall to raise money for Fort Mill Care Center and one in the spring to raise money for Foundation for Fort Mill Schools.
The website is fortmillbsp.org.
A 4-H Equestrian Club is available for kids ages 5 and older. It is led by Teresa Snyder, a horse riding instructor. Call 803-684-9919, ext. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Widows can find support here
Hospice & Community Care will facilitate a widows support group open to the public at no charge. Registration is required. For location and to register, call 803-329-1500.