Zumbathon helps CAAC, Clover pastor

February 1, 2014 

Zumbathon benefit Saturday in Clover

The Active Living Committee in Clover is having a Zumbathon from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Blue Eagle Academy Gym, 300 Clinton Ave.

The price to attend is a canned food, which will go to Clover Area Assistance Center.

Donations also will be accepted for Pastor Sam Thompson of God’s Kitchen, whose home burned. All the donations for Thompson will go through the Clover Community Bank account.

Several Zumba instructors from the YMCA will lead.

For information, visit upymca.org.

Blood drives set

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas schedules the following blood drives:

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

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9, 2014 Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

CBCC’s Pints for Pounds campaign is underway. CBCC will donate seven pounds of food for every blood donation through Feb. 28 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Visit cbcc.us for more information or to make an appointment at any location.

‘HIV/AIDS Day Saturday

Catawba Care will honor of the 14th annual observation of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road.

The event will have free food, door prizes, entertainment, a free health screenings and free HIV testing.

Catawba Care, 500 Lakeshore Parkway, offers free, rapid HIV testing and free STD testing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. No appointments necessary.

For more information, call 803-909-6363 or visit catawbacare.org.

Rock Hill Film Festival awarded

The Arts Council of York County announced the Underexposed Film Festival has been awarded Best Print Media for the festival’s program at the S.C. Festival & Event Association’s 2014 Event Planner’s Conference and Trade Show held in Myrtle Beach.

Established in 2012, the festival highlights independent filmmakers. The films have a running time of 45 minutes or less. Films that have been showcased in the Underexposed Film Festival YC have gone on to other festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and Festival de Cannes.

The next Underexposed Film Festival YC will be mid-November at the Arts Council of York County’s Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St.

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

Animal foster homes needed

The Animal Adoption League seeks foster homes for dogs and cats.

Time and resources to provide a foster animal with adequate care is a must. Other requirements vary depending on animal needs. Foster homes are asked to provide foster animals with plenty of love, adequate food and water, shelter from the elements exercise. Administering medication may also be necessary.

AAL is a nonprofit organized in 1992 by a group of individuals based in the Charlotte area. The mission to provide veterinary care and temporary-to-permanent housing for homeless and rescued animals.

For more information, visit mynextpet.com.

CAAC has more volunteer opportunities

Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to help stock pantry shelves. Opportunities are available daily.

CAAC opened its doors this month with an operational Full Choice Pantry. In December, glass door refrigeration merchandisers were installed, allowing clients to select refrigerated and frozen food items. A full wall of grocery store shelving also was added. Project funding was in thanks to Coins for CAAC, a fundraiser sponsored by the Lake Wylie and Clover Rotary Clubs; the money raised was matched by Rotary Foundation grants. The River Hills Lions Club also made a generous donation to Coins for CAAC.

Now, larger quantities of food can be moved from the warehouse and stored on pantry shelves. As a result, more volunteers are needed to keep food, toiletries and paper products sorted and stocked on a daily basis. Stocking volunteers are needed for at least three days a week and at varying hours throughout the day.

CAAC is at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to request a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837 or email davidcaac@bellsouth.net.

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