‘Visions of Art’ applications due Friday
LAKE WYLIE The committee for the “Visions of Art” invites experienced and beginner artists in Lake Wylie and surrounding areas to submit works for the Sept. 20-21 non-juried exhibit at River Hills Country Club.
Applications for paintings, sculpture and photography will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 23. The entry fee is $30.
Artists age 18 and older may submit three entries with size restrictions. Participants are invited to meet the public at a preview party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Call 803-831-7173 for an application or more information
Wylie student earns $1K scholarship
CHARLOTTE Holland Haag of Lake Wylie and a student at Gaston Day School in Gastonia earned the Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award Scholarships.
These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to McDonald’s employees who are furthering their secondary education and have made significant contributions to their communities and achieved academic success.
For more information, visit mcdonalds.com.
Blood drives set throughout county
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives:
• Aug. 24 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Healthy Hometown, McNeel Street, York.
• Aug. 26 1-7 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• Aug. 27 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
There is currently a regional blood shortage. All blood types are needed. For blood donation information, call 704-972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org.
Free garden class Monday
TEGA CAY The Tega Cay Beautification Committee will host a free garden class at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the lower level meeting room of the Glennon Community Center, 15083 Molokai Drive.
Janelle Dixon, a York County master gardener, will talk about seed saving.
Open to all county residents. Light refreshments served. For information, call 704-287-7432.
Conservation group meeting Aug. 27
YORK The next commissioners meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy.
Members of the public or other agencies interested in conservation issues are welcome to attend. For more information, call 803-684-3137.
Habitat seeks build volunteers
ROCK HILL Habitat for Humanity of York County has several volunteer opportunities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old with guardian consent under 18.
Dates are Aug. 21, Aug. 24 and Aug. 28-30.
For more information or to sign up, call 803-328-1728 or visit yorkcountyhabitat.org.
Small Arts Grants deadline Sept. 2
ROCK HILL The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is Sept. 2.
Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools throughout York County. The Small Grants Program provides support for small or pilot arts activities, artist professional development, new and developing programs or organizations, and special projects of high artistic quality that cannot support themselves.
The Arts Council allocates between $3,000-$4,000 to small grant awards each quarter. Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year. Applications for the October through December 2013 grant period are due by at 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at 803-328-2787 or yorkcountyarts.org.
Lake Wylie Luau tickets for sale
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Rotary Club will hold its third annual Lake Wylie Luau on Sept. 7 at a new location, Red Fez Club’s outdoor pavilion in Steele Creek on Lake Wylie.
Tickets cost $30 in advance, or $35 at the door, and include music, food, wine and beer, plus door prizes.
Sponsors and silent auction items are wanted. Proceeds go to Clover Area Assistance Center Full Choice Pantry Initiative, and other programs.
For more information or to order tickets, call 803-517-2190 or 803-627-2242, or visit lakewylieluau.org.
A Boating Poker Run also will be held with registration from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Red Fez Club Pavilion.
Cost is $10 per hand.
To sign up in advance or for more information, call 803-631-5161.
The club meets at the noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane. Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9.
For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.
Literary Society luncheon Sept. 7
ROCK HILL The Rock Hill Luncheon Literary Society will sponsor poet, artist and editor Jonathan K. Rice from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at David’s Steak & Seafood, 147 Herlong Ave.
Rice will share his personal approach to integrating art and poetry. A question-and-answer session will be included. Rice will have his books available for purchase and signing.
For more information, visit luncheonliterary.wordpress.com.
Library hosts lecture Sept. 10
FORT MILL A community service lecture, “A Drug Free Approach to Learning and Behavioral Problems,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing.
The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is a nonprofit organization affiliated with doctors who speak about various health-related topics throughout the community. The lecture is free to attend.
For more information, call 803-543-1922.
Artist project grant available
ROCK HILL Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant are available.
The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.
The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.
Guidelines and applications are available at yorkcountyarts.org and must be submitted online by noon Sept. 19.
For more information, call 803-328-2787.
Literary competitions announced
ROCK HILL The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States and the 2nd annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across York County. The postmark deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
The 10th annual Literary Competition will include an adult and youth component. Each category will be judged independently. Authors may enter the short story and the poetry competition, and entries are eligible to win an award in each competition. However, there will be no repeat prize winners within the categories. The winners of the youth competition will be awarded certificates of achievement.
Cash awards for literary competition are $100 for first, $50, second and $25, third.
For complete guidelines and entry information, please visit yorkcountyarts.org.
For more information, call 803-328-2787.
Charity poker run Sept. 21
LAKE WYLIE A charity poker run will be held Sept. 21 for Lake Wylie Children’s Charity.
The main concert event is set for Sept. 29.
This year’s event is helping the family of 3-year-old Emma Rose Poplin-Revels of Fort Mill, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Lake Wylie Children’s Charity last year presented a check to the family of Luke Moore in the amount of $42,500, according to the groups website.
For more information, call 803-230-7900 or visit lkwchildrenscharity.org.
Benefit concert Sept. 21 in Clover
CLOVER RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center’s Scholarship Benefit Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E.
Nashville recording artist Templeton Thompson headlines with Clover’s “American Idol” Ja’Bria Barber opening.
Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 day of. All proceeds provide therapeutic horseback riding services to special-needs children.
Call 803-222-6008 or visit rideability.com.