Planetarium offering two new shows in Rock Hill

April 29, 2013 

Starting April 30, the Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium will debut two planetarium programs.

“Perfect Little Planet” takes young space explorers on a tour of our solar system. They’ll travel with a family of extragalactic aliens who are looking for the perfect vacation spot.

“Ice Worlds” reveals how the Earth has heated up over time and discusses how that might affect life on our planet. The program also shows where ice can be found on other worlds and moons in the solar system. These two new programs will join the live Carolina Skies, which details the nightly sky.

Ice Worlds: Tuesday-Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

• Perfect Little Planet: Saturday at 11 a.m. April 30-June 1; Tuesday-Saturday at 11 a.m. June 4-Aug. 10.

• Carolina Skies: Saturday at 2 p.m. and the second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.

Public planetarium programs are included in admission to the museum.

Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 4 and older. The museum is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road.

Exhibit submissions due Wednesday

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 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 Wednesday, May 1. For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org.

Women Build clinic Sunday

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.

Tuesday Teens May 14

Palmetto Pregnancy Center kicks off Tuesday Teens from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 14.

Pregnant teens and teen mothers with infants can share experiences.

There will be door prizes, food and more.

For more information, call 803-631-0111.

Deputies win awards shooting competition

Two York County Sheriff’s deputies won top honors from the National Rifle Association Tactical Police Competition April 13 in Anderson.

Sgt. Heath Clevenger and Sgt. Buddy Brown finished second overall in the Tactical Division out of 20 teams consisting of law enforcement, military and members of the US Secret Service.

Also, out of 71 individuals Clevenger and Brown came in fifth and six place overall.

New DUI team charges 39

The York County Sheriff’s Office DUI Enforcement Team has made 39 DUI charges since the two-deputy unit was formed mid-December.

Of the 39 DUI charges, 33 have gone to court in which the defendants pled to DUI/DUAC or lesser charges. In 2012, the Sheriff’s office made 239 DUI charges, a 61 percent increase from the 148 charges made in 2011.

The DUI Enforcement Team dedicates 100 percent of its time to combat drunk driving and aggressive driving in York County. Since December, the team has issued 497 traffic citations from seat belt violations to speeding violations.

The York County Sheriff’s Office received a $250,701 grant to start a Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Team. The money from the grant will be used to pay for the salaries of two deputies, new patrol cars and equipment.

Donations needed for lake fireworks

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.

• May 3 12:30-3:30 p.m., MorningStar Fellowship Church, 375 Star Light Drive, Fort Mill.

• May 4 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Strawberry Festival, 112 Confederate St., Fort Mill.

May 4 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill.

• May 6 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, suite 105, Roc

. Call 704-972-4700 for more information.

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