Meet the breeds Nov. 23 in Steele Creek

November 16, 2013 

Music students perform at River Hills

Piano students of Joanne Marie’s School of Piano, with Joanne Barnaba and son Dan Barnaba instructing, performed solo and ensemble piano and guitar pieces Nov. 10 at River Hills Country Club.

Students performing included: Anna Marie West, Zoe Muiruri, Jenna Kerkman, Katelyn Morris, Abby List, Connor Love, Tabitha Porter, Austin Love, Deven King, Hunter Hoak, Emily Park, Macy Price, Christos Karamitros, Samantha Wilson, Abby Renner, Joseph Crovi, Ben Wilson, Libby Wolnik, Reagan Adams, Garrett McCord, Alex Wilson, Delaney Quin, Peighton Quin, Harry Snow and Mary Katherine Mooney.

Meet the Breeds Saturday in Steele Creek

The 23rd annual Piedmont Kennel Club Meet the Breeds event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at 13607 Choate Circle.

While reminding people that puppies are not stocking-stuffers and promoting Responsible Dog Ownership Day, the club plans to to fill area stockings for children ages 6 months to 16 years by asking attendees to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Magical Toy Drive for distribution by the Greater Charlotte Salvation Army.

Meet trainers, breeds and their owners, and enjoy the Pooch Parade. The event is free.

For more information, call 704-282-4947 or visit

Homeless awareness events set this week

The Catawba Area Coalition for the Homeless announces activities for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week running this week through Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Catawba Area Coalition advocates for safe, decent affordable housing for individuals and families in York, Lancaster and Chester counties.

• Wednesday, Nov. 20: Faces of Homeless Banquet, by invitation only. Hosted by Tender Hearts Ministry and First Baptist Church in York with guest speaker Chuck Boozer, WRHI.

• Thursday Nov. 21: Diaper Derby. Collected diapers will be delivered to area shelters and other agencies. Diapers may be dropped off at the Salvation Army at 119 S. Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill.

• Friday, Nov. 22: Food Box Packing. Coalition members will be preparing 125 food boxes for distribution starting at 9 a.m. at Inspiration Baptist Church, 921 Comer Road.

• Saturday, Nov. 23: Food Distribution. Coalition members and community volunteers will be distributing 125 Thanksgiving food boxes to registered families from 9 a.m. to noon. York’s Tender Heart Ministries, along with several churches in York, will be distributing more than 400 food boxes to registered families.

For more information, call Family Promise of York County at 803-329-2456.

Blood drives set in York County

YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives in York County:

• 3-8 p.m. Nov. 27, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Donors get a free movie ticket.

• 3-8 p.m. Nov. 30, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Donors get a free movie ticket.

The center is holding its ninth annual “Puppies for Patients” program through Dec. 31. Donors who give blood during this time will be able to sign a tag that will be attached to a stuffed toy puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

York County libraries closing for holiday

All York County libraries will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for Thanksgiving.

For more information, call 803-831-7774 or visit

Good Folks lunch Dec. 4 in Rock Hill

Good Folks of York County will raise money for two charities at its annual buffet lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Richardson Ballroom at Winthrop University’s DiGiorgio Center.

Lunch costs $30. The reservation deadline is Friday, Nov. 22. Proceeds go to the Adult Enrichment Center in Rock Hill for a sheltered walkway to protect disabled adults from inclement weather, and to the Palmetto Pregnancy Center in Rock Hill for ultrasound equipment and training.

For more information or to register for the lunch, visit

Holiday meal deliveries under way

Clover Area Assistance Center is collecting food for holiday meals.

Items needed include turkeys and hams of all sizes. Nonperishable food items needed are: cranberry sauce, potatoes, yams, green beans, corn, gravy, stuffing mix, broth, olives, pie filling, quick bread mixes, and biscuit or muffin mix.

Holiday food distribution continues through Dec. 19.

Food can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at CAAC, 1130 Hwy. 55 E. Other times by appointment. For more information, call 803-222-4837.

Environmental program accepting applications

Farmers may apply by Dec. 20 for cost-share through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to help eligible South Carolina landowners who address natural resource concerns, promote environmental quality and protect wildlife through EQIP. This program helps farmers improve production while protecting environmental quality by addressing such concerns as soil quality, grazing management, water quality, forestry and wildlife.

Producers interested in applying should visit the York County USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy., York, or call 803-684-3137 for information.

Visit for more information, including eligibility requirements.

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