VFW hosts membership drive dinner
The Fort Mill VFW is holding its annual membership drive kick-off 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the post, at 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill.
The post provides the meat entree and the Ladies Auxiliary provides the side dishes and desserts.
Social hour is 2 to 3 p.m., food will be served at 4 p.m.
There will be an opportunity to renew memberships. All members of Post 9138, including the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries are invited. Members are encouraged to bring their spouse or GF/BF.
Any prospective members are encourage and invited to attend. The membership categories are: Veteran’s membership – his or her self; Men’s & Ladies Auxiliary membership (father or mother, grandfather or grandmother, son or daughter served in a combat area).
For more information, call 547-5480.
All artists welcome
The Catawba River Art Guild meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Guests are welcome at the meetings.
The Catawba River Art Guild was created to support, encourage and inspire the interest of art and artists in the community. Dues are $5 per year.
For more information about the Art Guild and upcoming classes, call Herb Dumaresq at 803-327-5065.
Note: There are no meetings in June and July but other events are planned – call for details.
Elks recruiting new members
Fort Mill Elks Lodge 2859 is in the midst of its membership drive and is looking for interested residents to help it grow.
For more information on the lodge, go to www.fortmillelks.org or call Sal Incorvaia at 704-504-1513.
Have something to say? Say it here!
Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts and other humorous speeches.
Other programs that can provide helpful material are the Better Speaker Series and the Leadership Excellence Series.
The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.
Call Tim Gunnels at 493-9048 or Andy Hanschu at 704-287-0687.
A 4-H Equestrian Club is available for kids ages 5 and older. It is led by Teresa Snyder, a horse riding instructor.
For more information, call Margie Sippel at 803-684-9919 ext. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for trauma, abuse victims available
A one-hour Trauma and Abuse Recovery Group hosted by the Center for Restoration in Fort Mill, will meet for eight weeks every Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Gain understanding, share and heal in a safe group context.
Call 803-280-7821 or email email@example.com.
Alateen meetings offered for teens affected by others’ drinking issues
Weekly Alateen meetings are held from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.
It’s a 12-step meeting for children and teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The group offers meetings for ages 6-12 and 13-19.
Meetings are held at the Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte (approximately two miles from Sonic on Hwy. 160 in Fort Mill ).
For more information, go to www.zoarroadclub.org.
Scuba club dives into events
The Carolina Scuba & Adventure Club meets monthly at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
Club members will be participating in beach cleanups, including an underwater cleanup.
For more information, contact the group on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down Syndrome support offered
A support group for Fort Mill-area residents who have loved ones with Down Syndrome is available.
For details, call Theresa Marino at 802-0332
Prostate cancer support available
In conjunction with the American Cancer Society Columbia office, Marvin Smith of Fort Mill provides ACS Man-to-Man prostate cancer support in the York County area.
If you have recently been diagnosed with or treated for prostate cancer, call 802-0903. Or email email@example.com.
Support for incest survivors available
A support group for victims of incest meets in Indian Land.
Sarah Harrison, an expert peer counselor in the field and the author of “You Love Your Daddy, Don’t You?,” a book about her own childhood incest, hosts the group.
The group meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Del Webb Library at 7641 Charlotte Highway.
Incest victims and survivors are welcome to come to find support to move ahead in their lives. For more information or to join the support group, contact Harrison at 548-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Widows can find support here
Hospice & Community Care will facilitate a widows support group open to the public at no charge. Registration is required.
For location and to register, call 329-1500.
Indian Land Dems meet
Indian Land residents are organizing the Indian Land Democratic Club. In addition to monthly meetings, news and information will be shared on the website www.indianlanddemocrats.com. Residents are invited to attend the Indian Land Democrats Club at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the meeting room of the Del Webb Library.
Indian Land GOP meets
The Indian Land Republican Club holds its monthly meeting at the Indian Land Library.
Anyone interested will be welcome. Call Melvin Threatt at 704-906-6173.
Club for young mothers
A new club for young mothers meets in the conference room at the Fort Mill Library in Baxter Village.
Young mothers in their teens to early 20s are encouraged to bring their children and socialize while giving their children the chance to interact with kids their age.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 775-338-5022.
Yoga Club welcomes all
The Charlotte Yoga Club in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie brings $5 Yoga, Budokon and Pilates classes to the area. There’s no cost to join at www.meetup.com/charlotteyogaclub.
Fort Mill Lions
Fort Mill Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. The meetings are held at Unity Hall in Unity Presbyterian Church with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. ending around 8:15 p.m.
Call Lion Pat Connor, president, at 548-8124 to visit or for more information.
Tega Cay Lions
Tega Cay Lions Club meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month. The meetings are held at the golf club on Molokai Drive with breakfast served at 8:15 a.m. The meeting begins at 8:30 and end around 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call Lion Sue Gulasky, president, at 548-3539.
Beta Sigma Phi is here to help
Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s sorority, has a chapter in Fort Mill. The sorority is a non-academic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world and 30 members in Fort Mill and Tega Cay (Epsilon Epsilon Chapter). It was founded for social, cultural and civic enrichment.
The Greek letters of its name represent Life, Learning and Friendship, which is the organization’s motto. They hold two annual charity drives: one in the fall to raise money for Fort Mill Care Center and one in the spring to raise money for Foundation for Fort Mill Schools.
Their website: www.fortmillbsp.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and can be found on Facebook at Beta Sigma Phi of Fort Mill.
Caregivers have support
A Caregivers Support Group meets at 852 Gold Hill Road, suite 201, Fort Mill.
This Caregiver Support Group is structured gathering of caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia who meet to discuss issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Call 396-2155.
Have gardening problem?
Contact York County Master Gardeners for expert advice 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays at Clemson Extension Office in York at 803-684-9919 and on Fridays at Bigger House in Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill at 803-324-4177. Reach them any time at email@example.com.
Woman’s meets monthly
The Woman’s Club of Fort Mill meets monthly at its new location, 210 Tom Hall St. For more information on how to become a member, call 547-5753.
Civic sorority welcomes moms
Delta Alpha Gamma, “The Sorority for Mommies,” in Fort Mill, is dedicated to community projects and supporting local businesses and causes such as breast cancer research and awareness.
From Michigan? This club’s for you
The Michigan Club of Sun City Carolina Lakes is soliciting new members.
You must be a former resident of Michigan and live in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Annual dues is $10 per person or couple. If you are interested in joining this club, email Dale Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.