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Community News: Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Embrace the hog from jowl to ham on Hog Butchering Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. More than 20 historically dressed interpreters gather for the traditional processing and preserving of a whole hog.

Watch while they prepare chitterlings and sausages and make bacon. The living history museum will host pork-processing activities throughout the day, including rendering lard and stirring up a batch of soap, as well as butchering, preservation and cooking demonstrations. Food from Gardner’s BBQ of York County will be available for purchase.

Admission: adult, $6; senior, $5; youth 4-17, $3; free for Culture & Heritage Museums members and children 3 and younger. Information:

Special events

• “The Problem with Leyland Cypress” is the topic of the

First Friday in the Garden

program at 11 a.m. Friday at the Glencairn Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. The date was changed because of the New Year’s Day holiday. Clemson extension agent Paul Thompson will speak. The event is free and open to the public.


Fort Mill VFW Post 9138

will have a cookout 5 p.m. Saturday at the post on Harris Road. Cost is $5 for chili with rice, cornbread, crackers and dessert. Entertainment provided.

• The third annual

Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run

will be Saturday at the Baxter Village YMCA in Fort Mill. The event, which raises money for Keystone Substance Abuse Services, has added a 10K race this year.

The 10K race starts at 8 a.m., while the 5K race begins at 9:15 a.m. Entry fees: $30 for 5K, $40 for 10K, or $50 for both. Register at or in person at the Baxter YMCA the day of the race. Fees go up $5 on race day.

• Kimberly Johnson, author of “No Fear for Freedom: the Story of the Friendship 9” will speak at the

Guild of the Museum of York County’s

meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at the museum on Mount Gallant Road in Rock Hill. The book will be available for purchase, and Johnson will be available for book signing. For information, contact Windy Cole at 803-909-7218 or


• The

Bethel United Methodist Church soup kitchen

will open at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill. Donations accepted. Open to the community.


• Family Trust Federal Credit Union will offer a

free money management workshop

beginning Jan. 20 at its Fort Mill location. Four monthly classes will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. and cover basic budgeting, credit scores, home buying and investing basics. For information, call James Sheedy at 803-326-22187 or email

Blood drives

• The

American Red Cross

will have blood drives at these locations in York County:

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, 2-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15.

Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon, 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 15.

Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd., Fort Mill, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Catawba Indian Nation, 996 Avenue of the Nations, Rock Hill, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York, 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 30.

For information, go to or call 800-733-2767.


Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

will have blood drives at these locations in Rock Hill and Fort Mill:

Best Buy, 1775 Chamberside Drive, 4-6 p.m. Monday.

Walmart, 2377 Dave Lyle Blvd., 4-6 p.m., Monday.

Walmart, Lake Wylie, 4-6 p.m. Thursday .

Agape Hospice of the Piedmont, 1326 Ebenezer Road, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 31. Free movie ticket.

Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11.

Allen Tate Realtors, 1602 Ebenezer Road, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 13.

Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Road, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 18.

Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.



Soccer referee training and certification

for entry-level training will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Manchester Meadows for age 14 and older. Cost is $80. For information, contact Bob Delaney at or 803-230-0582.


• Stop smoking with the three-session


series, taught by Deb King, RN. Classes are 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 21 and 28 at the York County Library in Rock Hill. Participants who complete the course will get a free QuitSmart Kit, which includes the QuitSmart Book, a Better Quit Cigarette, and a self-hypnosis CD. The programs are presented in partnership with the Heart2Heart Foundation. Call 803-981-5845 to register.

• The

NAMI Family to Family Course

will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. The free series of 12 sessions for caregivers provides basic education about brain disorders and ways to improve the lives of families living with someone who has a mental illness. The course will cover information about schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder, manic-depression, major depression), panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain and addictive disorders. For information, call Susan Vogel at 803-366-6138.



Agape Senior

is looking for volunteers to work with patients and their families. For information, call Kay Lee, volunteer manager, at 803-517-2021 or email



• The

Emmett Scott High School class of 1967

’s January birthday fellowship dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at LongHorn Restaurant, 2255 Crown Pointe Drive, Rock Hill.

• Former students of

Hillcrest Elementary School

will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foundation AME Zion Church, Neely Store Road, Rock Hill, to plan a reunion.

Support groups

• The

Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill caregiver support group

will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 359 Park Ave. Open to the public. For information, call Dee Curran at 803-327-7448.


Affirmation of York County

is a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, families and friends. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill. For information, call Ellen at 803-417-0954, Melissa at 803-547-6042 or email



meets 8-9 p.m. Thursdays at Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. Meetings are for two age groups: 6-12, or 13 and older. For information, call 803-547-2124 or 704-904-7834.



meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Serenity Club, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill; at noon Tuesdays upstairs at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill; at 8 p.m. Mondays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill; and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the house beside First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.