ROCK HILL The Museum of York County will host its annual Earth Day Birthday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
Pony rides, earth bracelets, games, and the Scrap Exchange are planned. More than 30 educational exhibits, each with a hands-on environmental message, are included. The event will feature an eco-marketplace where artisans offer items made from recycled materials, and master gardeners plan a plant sale. Document shredding will be provided by Family Trust.
The Settlemyre Planetarium will be celebrating its its newly renovated dome and technological upgrade. Short features showing off the new planetarium will be every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Family-friendly foods will be sold. The Museum of York County is at 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Admisison is free. For more details, call 803-329-2121 or visit www.chmuseums.org.
Dive team kicks off donation drive
The York County Emergency Response Team is kicking off its annual door-to-door fundraiser.
Donors will receive a coupon for a free portrait.
All team representatives will have identification.
The team is an all volunteer nonprofit organization and is the primary responder for all water-related search, rescue and recovery, including underwater dive operations and swift water rescue in York County.
Visit yorkcountyert.com to learn more about the team or to make a donation online.
Call 803-372-7593 or 803-324-7322 for more information.
Donations needed for lake fireworks
LAKE WYLIE Donations needed for the Lake Wylie Community Fourth of July Fireworks to be held at dusk July 4, launching from YMCA Camp Thunderbird.
The fireworks display is funded solely through community donations.
Contributions may be mailed to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.
Garden hosts plant sales
BELMONT The Garden Store at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is expanding its annual Spring Plant Sale this month.
• April 27-28, Shagreen Nursery, annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and flowering shrubs.
Admission is free with general admission. Call 704-829-4490 or visit DSBG.org.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled the following blood drives:
• April 26, 6-10 p.m., Relay for Life East York County, 320 W. Springdale Road, Rock Hill.
• April 29, 1-7 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• April 30, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
More public drives can be found online at cbcc.us. Call 704-972-4700 for more information.
KOP accepting donations
LAKE WYLIE Kenya Orphanage Project is accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at KOP’s storage area near Rey Azteca in Lake Wylie Plaza.
Donations of gently used children’s and adult clothing, shoes, socks, sports uniforms, games and toys, board games, balls of all kinds, bicycles, stuffed animals, backpacks, books, CDs, family-friendly DVDs, bath and hand towels, tablecloth and linen, bed sheets, blankets, curtains, toiletries, hand and garden tools are needed.
For more information, call 704-301-3652.
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, an open bar, live auction and music.
Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837.
CAAC seeks Food Pantry volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 Hwy. 55 E., seeks volunteers to help customers shop directly from the Food Pantry shelves.
Volunteers need to commit three and half hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays.
For more information or to request a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Build clinics set
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.:
• 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 at 1350 Springdale Road. For more information or to sign up, call 803-328-1728 or visit yorkcountyhabitat.org.
Arts Council accepting exhibit submissions
ROCK HILL The Arts Council of York County is looking for artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery. The gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by track lighting.
Artists wishing to be considered for 2014 may 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, call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org.
Short film entries accepted
ROCK HILL The Underexposed Film Festival YC will be held Nov. 15-16 at Community Performance Center.
Independent filmmakers may submit short films in the following categories: narrative, documentary, animation or experimental, with a runtime of 45 minutes or less to participate in this juried competition.
For festival guidelines and entry information, visit withoutabox.com/login/12361 or UnderexposedFilmFestivalYC.org.
Awards totaling $1,950 will be presented at the festival.