YORK The United Daughters of the Confederacy Beth Shiloh Chapter No. 1799 in York and the York Public Library will host “Kessie’s Tales of the Civil War” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the library, 21 E. Liberty St.
The free program will be presented by Kitty Wilson Evans, a well-known re-enacter and storyteller. Evans has performed in rural schools with the S.C. Arts Commission.
Evans will share stories about Kessie from her book “Kessie’s Tales: the Adventures of an African-American Slave Girl in South Carolina,” which was co-written with Lucinda R. Dunn.
Evans was born at Fort Benning, Ga., and she holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from Winthrop University in children’s literature.
Beth Shiloh Chapter 1799 will serve refreshments after the program.
The program is suitable for all ages. Reservations are requested. Call 803-684-3751.
Alzheimer’s focus of Rotary meeting
LAKE WYLIE Carol Howell of Senior Life Journeys will talk about Alzheimer’s disease at the noon April 9 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.
Upcoming speakers for the rest of the month include Todd Sykes of Lake Wylie Athletic Association talking April 16 about soccer in the community; Georgia Oakes, Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator, speaking April 23; and Laurie Helms and Thad Fisher as guest speakers from the Rock Hill Outdoor Center and Giordana Velodrome.
Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.
Clover club to meet April 11
CLOVER The Clover Woman’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. April 11 at the home of Neel Cypher, 811 Belwood Drive.
The club will have a program about the Clover Biblical Release Studies, presented by Brenda Boyd and Ginger Bowman. Judy Lark is hostess.
Call 803-222-9398 for more information.
Learn about Catawba history April 16
York County Genealogical and Historical Society will be at 7 p.m. April 16 at Carol Ray Dowling Center, Hubbard Drive, on the campus of USC-Lancaster.
The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will join with two Lancaster groups, the Katawba Valley Land Trust and the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster, to present a program on the history and archaeology of the Catawba Indian Nation. The presenter will be Stephen Davis, associate director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill. His work has focused on six Catawba settlements that were occupied between about 1750 and 1820: Nassaw-Weyapee, Charraw Town, Old Town, Ayers Town, New Town and the Bowers Site.
Davis, one of the leading authorities on Catawba Indian history, has held several archaeological digs in Lancaster and York counties. His talk is titled A Decade of Archaeological Investigations in the Old Catawba Nation.
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 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 email@example.com.
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 opportunities for moms and children to join together and enjoy fun activities.
Play bridge Wednesdays at Wylie
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.
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