ROCK HILL York County women are invited to grab hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week through Sunday, May 12.
Lowe’s Home Improvement contributes more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provides $5,000 Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates. Lowe’s also conducts “How-To” clinics to teach women key construction skills to support Habitat projects.
No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate, call 803-328-1728 or visit yorkcountyhabitat.org/donate.
Piano students play for honors
LAKE WYLIE Piano students of Joanne Marie’s School of Piano, instructed by Joanne M. and Dan Barnaba, participated April 19 in the National Guild of Piano Teachers audition center at River Hills Community Church.
Students received local, district, state and national honors, and have become members of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. Students memorized and performed from two to 10 pieces each.
Students are Dae Bigach, Mason Branch, Gabrielle Hoang, Aaron Klazinga, Abigail Klazinga, Joanna Klazinga, Grace Mooney, Emily Park, Tabitha Porter, Delaney Quin, Emily Quin, Alex Wilson, Ben Wilson and Lauren Williams.
For more information, call 803-831-5826.
Tuesday Teens May 14
LAKE WYLIE 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.
For more information, call 803-631-0111.
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.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled the following blood drives:
• May 9, 4-6 p.m., Army Recruitment Office, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill.
• May 11, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.
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.
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 UnderexposedFilmFestivalYC.org.
ROCK HILL The Arts Council of York County presents its ninth annual Photography Competition and the fourth annual Youth Photography Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.
The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. June 2.
Adult entry fee costs $30 for up to two entries, or $20 for up to two entries for members.
Youth, grades K-12, cost $5 per photo, or $3 per photo for members.
The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 20-July 28, and recognized at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. June 20.
Awards or adults are $500, $250 and $100 for top three spots. Youth award winners receive $50, $30 and $20 for top spots.
For competition guidelines, entry forms and for more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org.