Tega Cay book club hosts speaker
The Tega Cay Women’s Book Club Luncheon featuring speaker Tamela Rich, author of “Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer” will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Fish Market Restaurant in Baxter.
The cost is $5. Contact Pat Gerlipp for reservations or questions at 547-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary: ‘Service above self’
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Mill Golf Course Clubhouse, a group of Rotarians and guests meet to discuss how we can all apply “Service Above Self.”
Go to fortmillrotary.org.
Genealogical society meets
The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Fellowship Hall of Oakland Ave. Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
Dr. Eric Emerson, director of the S.C. Department of Archives and the State Historic Preservation Officer, will be the speaker.
Attendees should enter the church from the parking lot on Park Avenue behind the church.
Fort Mill Lions Club invites new members
The Fort Mill Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at Unity Hall in Unity Presbyterian Church with dinner served at 7 p.m. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., ending around 8:15 p.m.
Call Lion President John Andrejko at 547-2390.
Christmas home tour in York
Come to York for the 30th annual holiday tour of historic homes and buildings, sponsored by the Yorkville Historical Society. The tour will be Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Six historic homes and two local businesses will be decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. Refreshments will be served at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce. More special events may be scheduled, including a visit from Santa.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Chamber, 23 E. Liberty St.; the Men’s Shop, 49 N. Congress St.; or at any of the homes on the days of the tour. For more information, call Denise Eakin at 803-230-4811.
Waxhaw Woman’s Club plans tour
The Waxhaw Woman’s Club has scheduled its biennial Holiday Tour of Homes for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8.
Individual tickets are $20 or four for $60 and can be ordered at waxhawwomansclub.net or call 704-770-8239.
Beta Sigma Phi is here to help
Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s sorority, has a chapter in Fort Mill. The sorority is nonacademic with 200,000 members in chapters around the world and 30 members in Fort Mill and Tega Cay (Epsilon Epsilon Chapter).
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.
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. Go to www.meetup.com/charlotteyogaclub.
Vintage Club lowers minimum age
Any resident of Tega Cay who is at least 50 years old can join the Vintage Club. This includes a couple even if only one of them is 50 or older.
Monthly meetings are held at the Glennon Center in Tega Cay, providing more room for diners and additional members. The club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at the Glennon Center and holds a variety of outings and activities. Dues are $15 per person a year and the dinners each month are $21 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Contact Julia Rietz at 396-0203 or email@example.com.
All artists welcome
The Catawba River Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Guests are welcome.
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.
Caregivers offer support
A caregivers support group meets at 852 Gold Hill Road, suite 201, Fort Mill. This group is a 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 problems?
Contact York County Master Gardeners for expert advice 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Go to www.deltaalphagamma.com or email email@example.com.
From Michigan? This club’s for you
The Michigan Club of Sun City Carolina Lakes is soliciting new members. You must be a former Michigan resident and live in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Annual dues is $10 per person or couple. Email Dale Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elks welcome 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. 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. Call Margie Sippel at 803-684-9919 ext. 113 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alateen meetings 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 at the Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte (approximately two miles from Sonic on Hwy. 160 in Fort Mill). 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 participate in beach cleanups, including an underwater cleanup. Contact the group on Facebook, or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Contact Harrison at 548-0490 or email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-338-5022.
Woman’s Club of Fort Mill helps kids celebrate
The Woman’s Club of Fort Mill in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Mill, hosts a monthly birthday party for the 53 children in the club.
Each child participates, and those whose birthdays fall during that month are given a book as a birthday gift from the Woman’s Club. All of the children are treated to cupcakes, ice cream, juice and chips to make it a real celebration. In addition to the birthday party, Jordane Reid, director of the Fort Mill branch of the BGC presents to a boy and a girl a “Youth of the Month” certificate recognizing them for outstanding citizenship.