Habitat of York County seeks build volunteers this week

August 26, 2013 

Habitat for Humanity of York County seeks volunteers ages 16 years old and older Aug. 28-30.

For more information or to sign up, call 803-328-1728 or visit yorkcountyhabitat.org.

Small Arts Grants deadline Monday

The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is Monday, 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. Monday, Sept. 2. Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at 803-328-2787 or yorkcountyarts.org.

Blood drives announced

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives throughout York County:

• Sept. 7, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.

• Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, suite 105, Rock Hill.

• Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt for donors.

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirts for donors.

• Sept. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

There is currently a regional blood shortage. All blood types are needed. Call 704-972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment today.

Library hosts lecture Sept. 10

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.

Art competition winners announced

The Arts Council of York County announced its 24th Annual Juried Competition winners Aug. 15 at a public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.

Each year, the competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Juror was Rebecca Elliot is the assistant curator of Craft + Design at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte.

Awarded are: Best of Show: “OBOL” by Adrian Rhodes; first, “The Ineffable State of Being” by Seth Rouser; second, “Ghost Dancer” by Robert J. Dygert; third, “geologae brilliotara no 001-005” by Katie Poterala; and honorable mention, “Bound (Night)” by Rebecca Jacobs.

Works will be on display in the Dalton Gallery through Sept. 15.

Call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org for more information.

‘Visions of Art’ Sept. 20-21

“Visions of Art,” with experienced and beginner artists, photographers and sculptors from Lake Wylie and surrounding areas, will show their work in a non-juried exhibit Sept. 20-21 at River Hills Country Club.

Artists will meet the public at a preview party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday with heavy appetizers and cash bar for $24. Reservations required.

The show, free to the public, will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21.

Call 704-617-9180 for more information.

Artist project grant deadline looms

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 entries due Sept. 20

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 second 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.

There are no restrictions on subject matter. All participants must submit three copies of each entry for distribution to judges. Email entries will not be accepted. No entries will be returned. Your name must not appear on the manuscript, and pages must be numbered with the title of the entry. Please include the title of the submitted work and all contact information on the entry form.

For complete guidelines and entry information, please visit yorkcountyarts.org.

Entry fee for this year’s adult competition costs $15 per entry for non-members, $10 per entry for members. There are no entry fees for the youth competition.

Those submitting to the youth competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program to be eligible to enter.

All participants are invited to a free, public reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, where the winners will be announced. Winners are encouraged to read passages from their work at the reception.

For more information, call 803-328-2787.

Charity poker run Sept. 21

A charity poker run will be 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

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.

Art on Main accepting applications

FORT MILL The Fort Mill History Museum will present Art on Main, a Fine Art and Master Craft Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.

With fine art and master crafts as its focal point, Art on Main will feature local entertainment, art demonstrations and food concessions from local restaurants.

For booth or show information and applications, visit FortMillArtOnMain.org.

CAAC needs canned foods

CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 S.C. 55 E., needs food donations

Canned items needed include green beans, sweet peas, pinto beans, black-eyed peas, chicken, tuna, spaghetti sauce, chicken noodle soup and canned pastas with meat.

Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3p.m. Thursday.

Call 803-222-4837 for more information or to make special delivery arrangements for large quantities of food donations.

Meal delivery volunteers needed

CLOVER The York County Council on Aging is needs volunteers to deliver meals to frail, homebound seniors in Clover. Delivery takes about one hour and can be done during a lunch hour or around that time.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call Clover Mill Senior Center at 803-222-9286 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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