Conservation group meeting Feb. 19
YORK The next meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway.
Residents and other agencies interested in conservation issues are welcome. For information, call 803-684-3137.
Register for Living Healthy by Feb. 20
GASTONIA N.C. Cooperative Extension and Centralina Area Agency on Aging offers Living Healthy 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 3 at Lucile Tatum Center.
The six-week program, running through April 7, is developed by Stanford University to help with health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. Facilitators are Pam Bryson and Linda Minges.
The program, valued at more than $100, is offered free but registration is required. Call 704-865-3291 or email Pam.Bryson@gastongov.com by Feb. 20.
Blood drives set
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold the following blood drives:
As part of CBCC’s sixth annual Pints for Pounds campaign, CBCC will donate 7 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank for each blood donation made this month.
Call 704-972-4700 or visit cbcc.us for more information.
Register for gardening event by Feb. 21
ROCK HILL Feb. 21 is the deadline for registration for the 10th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium to be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Baxter Hood Center atYork Technical College, 452 S. Anderson Road.
Tickets for the event, featuring horticulturist and TV personality Bryce Lane and six other speakers, cost $60 each, which includes lunch.
Garden-related items will be available for purchase from local and regional vendors, and door prizes will be awarded.
Visit http://symposium.yorkmg.org/ for registration and payment, and to view the symposium brochure.
Sheriff’s public forum Feb. 24
YORK COUNTY The York County Sheriff’s Office will hold a public forum to discuss the success of the YCSO/ICE 287g program at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the jury assembly room of the Moss Justice Center.
Sheriff’s Office staff and ICE officials will answer questions.
Child seat safety check Feb. 27
FORT MILL Britax will hold a free child car seat check on all brands 8-11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Britax USA Headquarters, 4140 Pleasant Road.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will demonstrate the correct way to install and use car seats, provide safety recommendations and answer questions.
Call 704-409-1695 to confirm.
Vendor St. Pat’s application deadline Feb. 27
CLOVER The town of Clover is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Festival March 14.
Deadline is Feb. 27. For information, call 803-222-9493 or visit cloversc.org.
Apply for small arts grants by March 1
ROCK HILL The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is 5 p.m. March 1.
The 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.
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 at yorkcountyarts.org, on the Grants page under the The Arts heading. Prospective applicants must discuss the proposed project with the executive director at least 10 days in advance of the application deadline date.
For information, call 803-328-2787.
CAAC seeks food donations
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center seeks food donations.
Items needed include chicken noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, and other nonperishable items.
Donations may be dropped off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.- 3p.m. Thursday at the center, 1130 S.C. 55 E.
Call 803-222-4837 for information.
Artists may apply for exhibitions
ROCK HILL The Arts Council of York County is accepting applications for 2016 gallery exhibitions.
Each year the council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered may submit the following to Mike Gentry, gallery manager for the Arts Council: $20 application fee (nonrefundable); 10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs); inventory lists, with titles, sizes and mediums; resume; and written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement.
All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. May 1. Artists may submit work as a group or individually. Notification of acceptance will be provided via email. Submission packets will not be returned. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40 percent commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.
CHS class of ’85 plans reunion
CLOVER Clover High School class of 1985 is looking for classmates for the 30-year reunion.
Classmates can send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-582-0781.
Fun run, walk planned for Relay for Life
YORK The second annual Hippity Hoppity Hope 5K fun run and walk will be April 11 at First Baptist Church, 102 S. Congress St.
The event is a benefit for the church’s Relay for Life team, raising money for the annual American Cancer Society benefit.
A children’s race will begin at 7:50 a.m. and the 5K race will be at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for the 5K only. All proceeds benefit the cancer society.
Register at sportoften.com.
Film festival accepting entries
ROCK HILL Underexposed Film Festival yc invites independent filmmakers to submit professionally presented short films, with a run time of 45 minutes or less, to participate in this juried competition.
Categories are narrative/fictional, animation, experimental and documentary.
Awards for best of show and in each category totaling $2,250 will be presented at the festival Nov. 5-7 at Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St. Other awards include Cinema Carolina, Best Female Director, Best Student Film and Terry Roueche Audience Choice.
Entry fees and deadlines, beginning in May, vary. For festival guidelines and entry information, visit withoutabox.com/login/12361.
Entries submitted via withoutabox.com may be eligible for a $5 discount. Entries submitted via FilmFreeway.com are automatically granted a $5 online discount. For those who do not wish to submit their films online, festival guidelines and entry information are available at underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org. Mailed and hand delivered entries will not be accepted.
For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org.
Animal shelter seeks volunteers
YORK York County Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 713 Justice Blvd., needs volunteers to help bathe and groom, exercise, socialize, train, provide adoption information and follow-up, and publicity and marketing.
Volunteers must be 18 or older, and go through orientation and training process. For more information, call 803-818-6485.
Volunteer applications can be downloaded at email@example.com.
Agape offers Canine Forward program
YORK COUNTY Agape Senior has a new volunteer program, Canine Forward, which offers regular free dog walking and playtime services for seniors living independently, but who are physically unable to exercise their animals.
The program recognizes the importance of the relationship between the owner and his or her pet.
The program depends on volunteers for walking, playing with and brushing the animals.
Canine Forward provides training. To volunteer, call 803-329-4544.