Piano students perform at club
LAKE WYLIE Piano students of Joanne Maries School of Piano performed solo and ensemble piano and guitar pieces May 4 at River Hills Country Club.
Students performing were: Owen Branch, Mason Branch, Zoe Muiruri, Anna Marie West, Avery Conklin, Katie Link, Connor Love, Austin Love, Kate Morris, Caroline Lostetter, Alexandra Lostetter, Deven King, Hunter Hoak, Michael Vanderlip, Margaret Lostetter, Samantha Wilson, Macy Price, Abby Renner, Nolan Cathers, Joseph Crovi, Tabitha Porter, Jenna Kerkman, Garrett McCord, Ben Wilson, Emily Park, Delaney Quin, Peighton Quin, Harry Snow, Alex Wilson, Mary Katherine Mooney, and Gabrielle Hoang.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced the following blood drives in York County:
• 1-5 p.m. May 15, ESP Associates, 3475 Lakemount Blvd., Fort Mill.
• 4-7:30 p.m. May 23, Charlotte Knights, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill. Free admission for donors.
• 4-8 p.m. May 24, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.
• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1883 Saluda Road, Rock Hill. Josh Ashworth student drive.
• 5-8 p.m. May 27, Omni Health and Fitness Center, 2685 Celenese Road, Rock Hill.
• 9 a.m.-noon May 28, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.
CBCC will remember fallen heroes this month. Donors are encouraged to give blood in memory of someone who laid down their life for others.
For more information, visit cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.
Canning classes scheduled
GASTONIA N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering home canning workshops:
• Basics of Canning (lecture only): Learn how to safely preserve foods with water-bath canning, pressure canning, pickling and making jams/jellies. Dates: May 27 10- 11:30 a.m. or May 27 6-7:30 p.m.
• Jams, Jellies & Fruit Spreads: Learn how to safely prepare a variety of fruit spreads. Participants will be guided step-by-step in making a fresh batch of fruit preserves. Dates: May 22 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or June 3 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session. Location: Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St.
Call to register: 704-922-2110 five days before each session.
Historical center renovated
YORK The Historical Center of York County moved into a renovated facility at the McCelvey Center at 210 E. Jefferson St. and will hold a grand opening celebration 5-7:30 p.m. May 29.
The new facility, formerly referred to as the Annex at the McCelvey Center, is an upgraded 18,600-square-foot brick structure that includes humidity control and new windows made with glass designed to eliminate sun damage. The interior features sheetrock walls, custom millwork, six restrooms and storage rooms to house the Culture & Heritage Museums collections of art, archives and historical objects.
The $2 million renovation also includes a new pitched-hip roof, which replaces the flat roof, and the site has a new water and sewer infrastructure. During renovations, a 25-foot well, which was hand-dug and lined with laid stones circa 1872, was uncovered. The well remains as an unexpected point-of-interest in the Historical Centers lobby.
The Annex was built in 1956 to provide classroom space for Yorkville Graded School. Renamed the McCelvey Elementary School in 1973, the 111-year old building was part of the York School District until 1987. Originally housed in the McCelvey building, the Historical Center first opened in 1989.
The Historical Center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Donations needed for fireworks
LAKE WYLIE Donations for the Lake Wylie July 4 fireworks are needed.
The show begins at dusk, about 9:30 p.m. July 4, launching from Camp Thunderbird.
The show is funded solely through donations. Contributions can be made to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.
Small grants available
ROCK HILL Small Grants are available to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools throughout York County. The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is 5 p.m. Sept. 1
Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year. Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at 803-328-2787 or yorkcountyarts.org.
County offers free program
YORK COUNTY Anyone interested in learning more about York County government can apply for a new program debuting next month.
The York County 101 Citizens Academy is a free program that will walk participants through government departments, giving residents a look at public functions and services.
The program will run 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday of each month May to October.
For more information, call 803-684-8511 or visit yorkcountygov.com/citizensacademy.
Sheriffs Association offers honorary memberships
YORK COUNTY Sheriff Bruce Bryant invites York County residents to become honorary members of the South Carolina Sheriffs Association.
Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for $25, while businesses can show their support with a $50 contribution. The funding provides technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. Contributions are tax deductible.
South Carolina Sheriffs Association does not solicit via telemarketing. If you receive a phone call, hang up.
Call 803-772-1101 or visit sheriffsc.com for more information.
CAAC seeks volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 S.C. 55 East, is the largest food pantry in western York County and provides aid through food, financial assistance, education, medical and dental care.
CAAC needs volunteers, including those with skills in curriculum development/instruction; programs and services; information technology; financial assistance; and personal budgeting. Hourly positions for pantry and computer intake also are available.
For more information, call 803-222-4837.
Animal foster homes needed
CHARLOTTE 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 and 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.