Coming Up 2-8-12

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Library offers adult computer class
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, will offer an Intermediate Excel computer class for adults from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, for $10. Reservation forms available at the library. For details, e-mail delwebblibrary@yahoo.com or call (803) 548-9260.

Keep Lancaster warm by donating coats
The Lancaster Rotary and Breakfast Rotary clubs are taking donations of gently used coats and new blankets now through Thursday, Feb. 9.
Drop-off points are Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road; The Lancaster News, 701 N. White St.; and the Leroy Springs Fairway Room, 1840 Springs Club Drive (Lancaster Golf Club), all in Lancaster.
Items will be distributed through Christian Services, Jackie’s Place, Lancaster Outreach Project and Family Promise.

Relay team captain’s meeting Thursday

There will be a Relay for Life team captain’s meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St., Lancaster.

CBCC area blood drives this month
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold these public blood drives this month:
• Thursday, Feb. 9, 3-7 p.m., Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd., Fort Mill
• Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-7 p.m., Manchester Village, Rock Hill
• Feb. 21, 3-7 p.m., Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill
CBCC is hosting its fourth annual Pint for Pounds campaign to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. CBCC will donate six pounds of food for every blood donation through Feb. 29.
More public drives can be found at www.cbcc.us. CBCC’s donation center at 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte, is open Tuesday-Saturday. Call (704) 972-4700 for details.

Support group to meet Friday
A dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease support group, sponsored by Senior Helpers, meets at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Carolina Lakes Golf Course Club House in Sun City Carolina Lakes. The group is open to the public. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 547-6766.

IL garden club to meet Monday

The Perennial Optimists Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. The club is open to Indian Land residents who enjoy gardening. For details, call Melanie Meehan at (803) 548-8873 or Mary Russell at (803) 547-8816.

Fort Mill VFW holds breakfast Sunday
The Fort Mill VFW, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill, invites the public to enjoy breakfast at the VFW from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The $6 breakfast includes scrambled eggs, grits, sausage gravy, hash browns, biscuits, fruit, hotcakes and coffee. For details, call (803) 547-5480 or visit www.vfw9138.org.

Look Good...Feel Better program Monday

Look Good...Feel Better, an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with, or being treated for cancer, is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Marion Sims Theater inside Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.
Done in a small setting, the free two-hour, hands-on program by trained cosmetologists includes skin and nail care/makeup application tips and options for dealing with the hair loss side effects of cancer treatment drugs. To register, call Mane Street Hair Designers at (803) 283-8494. 

Dementia support group meets Tuesday
Senior Helpers will hold an Alzheimer’s/dementia support group at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Suite 118 of Tom Hall Plaza, 818 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 547-6766.

Bluegrass concert Feb. 18 at USCL

Bluegrass band Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Tickets, $35 each, are available online at www.lancastercitysc.com.
/PerformingArts/PA_Tickets.aspx. For details, contact  Jimola W. Wade at (803) 289-1494 or jwade@lancastercitysc.com.

AARP offers free tax preparation help
The AARP Tax Aide program offers free tax return preparation and e-filing for the elderly and low- to moderate-income earners at these locations through April 17:
• Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For details, call Tracy Olinger at (803) 547-7894 or Lonnie Shrine at (803) 547-7196.
• Lancaster County Community Center, 508 E. Barr St., Lancaster, from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For details, call Verma Blakney at (803) 285-9847.
Participants should bring last year’s return; Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents; photo ID; all 2011 W-2s and 1099s; property tax information; interest income statements; all necessary receipts; and a blank check with your name, routing and account number, if you want your refund to be direct deposited.
There is no age limit and you do not need to be a member of AARP to participate in the program.

Sign up now for library’s Art Studio
Register now for Del Webb Library at Indian Land’s Art Studio for third- through fifth-graders.
Participants will explore the artwork of Caldecott Award-winning artists Simms Taback and Chris Raschka and create their own works with the help of Sun City Art Club members.
Sessions will be 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 13 and March 20. The studio will wrap up with an art gallery reception at 4 p.m. March 27.
To register, call (803) 548-9260 or visit the library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, to sign up.

Sign up now for garden symposium
The Master Gardeners of York County will host its seventh annual Garden Symposium at the Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College, 452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25.
“Growing a Garden: Basics and Beyond” will include presentations by garden experts, including Horticulture Magazine columnist Carol Reese and Rick Schoellhorn, director of New Products for Proven Winners, vendor booths and door prizes.
Cost is $48 per person, which includes lunch. Make checks payable to Master Gardeners of York County and send to Sue Senn-heim, 2215 Nations Ford Road, Rock Hill SC 29730. For online registration form and brochure, visit www.yorkmg.org.
Registration deadline is Feb. 10. For details, call (803) 324-9777.

Brahms concert March 4 in Fort Mill

The York County Choral Society will present “Brahms: A German Requiem” at  4 p.m. March 4 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. The concert will be presented with baritone and soprano solos and two piano accompaniment. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door or online at www.yorkcountychoralsociety.org.

Library to host author talk March 6
Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, will host a talk and book-signing with Newbery Award-winning children’s and young adult author Karen Hesse at 5:30 p.m. March 6. Those who read five of her books before the talk will receive a prize.

Library offers preschool storytime
The Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, holds Wonderful Wednesdays, a preschool storytime for ages 3 to 5, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Wednesday. For details, call (803) 548-9260.

‘Breakfast for the Brain’ on Thursdays
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold “Breakfast for the Brain” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through May 24. The class will help participants improve their memory, think more clearly and have a more positive attitude. Cost is $10. For details, call (803) 285-6956.

Wednesday senior health workshops
The Lancaster County Council on Aging will hold a workshop, “Introducing Better Choices, Better Health,” for people with ongoing health conditions, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. To register, call (803) 285-6956.

Golf and Rotary clubs collect items for kids
Carolina Lakes Golf Club and the Indian Land Rotary Club are collecting food, paper and toiletry donations for the Rock Hill Children’s Attention Home and the Lancaster Children’s Home.
Indian Land residents may drop off canned goods, paper products or toiletry items in the lobby of Carolina Lakes Golf Club, where there is a collection container.

Health department offers flu shots
The Lancaster County Health Department is offering flu shots. This year, DHEC is contracting with VAXCARE to provide the vaccines. The company can bill selected insurance companies, along with Medicare Part B. Cost is $25 for the flu shot or $30 for the flu mist. To make an appointment, call (803) 286-9948.

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