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Events help Humane Society
YORK COUNTY Several upcoming events are planned to help the Humane Society of York County.
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23, yard sale with household items, sporting goods, frames, furniture, books, toys, purses, clothing and more.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6, annual Hop for the Shot Photo Shoot at BowZee WowZee, 116 Massey St., Fort Mill. Get a professional photo of your dog for $20, $10 for each additional pup. Check and cash only accepted.
• 6 p.m. April 25, Cause for the Paws at the Long Branch Club in Rock Hill. Wing War features four restaurants. There will be a silent auction, music by local bands, mechanical bull rides, raffles, karaoke and more. Tickets in advance: $20 each or $30 couple. For more information, visit humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.
Heart foundation announces events
ROCK HILL The Heart2Heart Foundation announces several events coming up.
• Lunch-n-Learn will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 with guest speaker Robert D. White, EMS community relations coordinator at Piedmont Medical Center, talking about what to do in an emergency until the ambulance arrives. Lunch is at Thursdays Too Restaurant, 147 Herlong Ave. The program is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat, email admin@ theheart2heartfoundation.org by March 26. More information is available online at TheHeart2HeartFoundation.org.
• Health Source of Rock Hill is holding an online March Madness Bracket Challenge. The entry fee costs $10 per bracket and proceeds benefit The Heart2Heart Foundation of York County. Brackets must be filled in by Thursday, March 21. First- and second-place winners receive prizes from Hampton Inn, Leedo’s Pizza and Health Source. Limit one bracket per user name. 168tickets.com/ mmbc-charge-form.php.
• Since her heart attack in May 2012, Sheila Caldwell has had many opportunities not only to share her personal story, but to help raise awareness and educate women about heart disease and prevention. She will be speaking at Thursday, March 21, at Kiwanis Club of York County at the City Club of Rock Hill and at 6 p.m. March 26 at the Mended Hearts meeting at Piedmont Medical Center.
More information is available online at TheHeart2HeartFoundation.org.
Pet Grief Support Group available
ROCK HILL Hospice & Community Care will host a four-week Pet Grief Support Group April 2-23 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 2275 India Hook Road.
The group provides a safe, non-judgmental setting for individuals to share personal experiences and discusses common signs of grief people experience as they cope with the loss of their pet.
Call 803-329-1500 or 803-895-2273 to register.
Arts Council accepting exhibit submissions
ROCK HILL The Arts Council of York County is accepting applications for gallery exhibitions.
The Arts Council is looking for artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. The gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.
Each year, the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for 2014 may , please submit an entry including artist’s resume, written proposal for the exhibition or artist statement, inventory lists with titles, sizes and mediums, jpg images on CD or DVD, plus a $20 application fee. Artists can submit individually or as a group.
Entry deadline is May 1. For more information, visit yorkcountyarts.org or call 803-328-2787.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled the following blood drives this month:
• March 21 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Compact Power-Rock Hill, 225 NorthPark Drive, Rock Hill.
• March 25 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.
• March 28 9-11 a.m., Hall Chiropractic, 1171 Market St., suite 206, Fort Mill.
More public drives can be found online at cbcc.us. Call 704-972-4700 for more information.
Speaker brings graveyard history to life
STEELE CREEK Dan Patterson, professor emeritus of English and Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill, will speak at 2 p.m. April 7 at Old Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Road. The event is sponsored by the Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society.
Patterson is an expert on early folkways of the North Carolina backcountry with a specialty in the early tombstone carvers of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. He will talk about the tombstones carved by the Bigham families of the Steele Creek community. A guided graveyard tour will follow.
Patterson is the author or editor of nine books. His most recent book, “The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry,” tells the story of the Bigham family of stonecutters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina from 1730 into 19th century. In describing these early settlers and their craft, he tells a story of life in early Mecklenburg that goes beyond the names and dates.
On March 25, Patterson will address the dinner meeting of the Mecklenburg Historical Association, focusing on Scotch-Irish settlers such as the Bigham family.
Lowe’s offers clinics for Habitat’s Women Build
ROCK HILL As the national partner of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, Lowe’s in Rock Hill is offering free training clinics for women interested in volunteering with the Women Build.
The following training clinics are scheduled 8-9 a.m.:
April 7 – How to install insulation and drywall
• May 5 – How to finish interior with paint and trim
• June 2 – How to frame walls and roof (conducted offsite at Habitat for Humanity ReStore)
Space is limited to 20. Lowe’s in Rock Hill is located at 1350 Springdale Road. For more information or to sign up to participate, call 803-328-1728 or visit yorkcountyhabitat.org.
Museum offers trip to artist’s home
ROCK HILL As a culmination to the exhibition, “A Life in the Woods: the Paintings of Sallie Middleton,” the Museum of York County is hosting a visit from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. April 16 to Asheville, N.C., home to the artist and her family.
Depart from the Museum of York County with a late morning arrival in downtown Asheville. Lunch on your own. After a guided tour through collections at the Asheville Art Museum followed by a special walking tour focusing on the architectural and art deco works of Sallie’s uncle, Douglas Ellington, the tour will make its final stop at the childhood home of Middleton. The “Ellington House” is a private home and is being restored by Middleton’s daughter. Participants will enjoy a snack on the return journey.
Cost is $50 for CHM members or $75 non-members. Cost includes transportation via mini-bus, museum admission, snacks and all fees. Call 803-909-7591. Deadline for registration and payment is March 15.
CAAC Gala set for April 25
CLOVER 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 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 data 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.
Money available to help low-income families
YORK COUNTY Carolina Community Actions has money available to assist low-income families with heating and water bills, mortgage and rent.
CCA also administers a family assessment program to assist individuals with obtaining employment, licenses for certified nursing assistants, supplies, General Education Degree study and child care.
CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and General Emergency Assistance Program assists eligible households with benefits up to $1,000.
Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.
Applications are taken for emergency heating and water bills, rent and mortgage assistance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.
In addition, applications will be taken for non-emergency heating assistance at the following locations:
• Fort Mill Care Center, 9 a.m. to noon, first and third Wednesdays, 513 Banks St.
• Carolina Community Actions, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (seniors and disabled), Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill.
• Wesley United Methodist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, first and third Tuesdays, 110 W. Jefferson St., York.
• PATH, 9 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Wednesdays, 204 Raille St., York.
• Clover Area Assistance Center, 1 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, 1130 S.C. 55 E.
Qualified households may receive assistance up to $500.
For information, call 803-366-5537.