A list of fun things to do in our area
DON’T MISS THIS!
• Holiday Fair, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fort Mill High School. More than 40 professional vendors and crafters selling items ranging from handsewn apparel to homemade pottery. Baked goods, candles, and handcrafted jewelry. Pictures can be taken with Santa for $2. Babysitting is available while you shop for $5 an hour. Babysitting is also available for parents who have errands or shopping to do in other locations for $7 an hour.
• Gingerbread House contest, drop off 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the lower level of the Glennon Community Center in Tega Cay. The entries can be simple or detailed and will be judged on use of candy, creativity, and overall appearance. Open to the public and the winners will be announced after the tree lighting 6 -8 p.m., Dec. 4 at the Glennon Center. For more information, contact Donna Britsch at email@example.com or at 803-230-2403 or go to www.tegacaysc.org.
• The Fort Mill Christmas Parade, is Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Fort Mill starting at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in placing a entry in the parade needs to download an application, which can be found at www.fortmillsc.gov. Call 547-2273 or email Brown Simpson, Parks & Recreation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Lake House Holiday Shopping Spree Art & Crafts Festival, noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Sun City Carolina Lakes, located on Hwy. 521 in Indian Land. Fine art, crafts and more. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 547-8858.
• Town of Fort Mill Christmas tree lighting, and holiday kick-off. Dec. 2, 7 p.m. at Confederate Park on Main Street in Fort Mill. Riverview and Sugar Creek Elementary School choruses will perform and Santa Claus will make a special appearance.
• Tega Cay holiday tree lighting, 6 -8 p.m., Dec. 4, at the Glennon Center, 15077 Molokai Drive. There will be arts and crafts, plus Santa Claus will make an appearance.
• Love Lights Luminarias, Saturday, Dec. 8 Sponsored by the Animal Adoption League. The event will be held at the pond in front of the Lakeview Acres Neighborhood on Celanese Road in Rock Hill. Luminarias will be lit 5-8 p.m. in honor or in memory of a special person or pet for a donation of $4 per luminaria. Upon request an acknowledgement card will be sent for an additional $1 per luminaria. Rain date is Dec. 9. For more information, contact the Animal Adoption League at email@example.com or call Lucy at (803) 985-3865.
• Arbor Day celebration, 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Living Memorial Gardens in Tega Cay. A tree will be planted in appreciation to first responders and their families everywhere, and particularly local police, firefighters and paramedics. Refreshments after the program. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 704-287-7432.
• Open Studio and Sale, 3 -9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at 3699 Harmony Road in Catawba. Holly Glasscock will be featuring her original artwork at her home studio. There will be music and refreshments, and some pieces will be priced as low as $20.
• Van Wyck Christmas parade, noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at the post office and continuing up Old Hickory Road to the community center. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will stop by the community center to meet and talk with all the little ones. To participate, apply by Dec. 7 by contacting Ollie Bass at 803-286-9022 or 803-320-1099 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Winter Wonderful, hosted by the Charlotte Knights 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Knights Stadium off Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. The event will feature a toy and coat drive, a tree lot for fans interested in purchasing that special tree, arts and crafts for children, face painting, holiday music and an appearance by Santa Claus. Fans are asked to enter through the picnic area gate located in Lot 6.
• Parent’s Morning Out, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 9, hosted by the Philadelphia United Methodist Kenya Missions Team. Enjoy hassle-free shopping for $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional sibling. Lunch will be served and the kids will enjoy games, crafts and movies. Space is limited so register now by contacting Amy Ruff email@example.com.
• I n Dulci Jubilo: A Mosaic of Choral Masterworks and Contemporary Classics to Celebrate the Holiday Season, 4 p.m. Dec. 9 in Byrnes Auditorium on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill. Free parking. Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors age 65 and older and Winthrop Faculty with ID, $5 Students, Free to Winthrop Students with ID. For more information, go to yorkcountychoralsociety.org.
• Crafts, vendors, silent auction and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Glenrock Baptist Church in Fort Mill. Proceeds will help the church buy a new van. The church is located at 1815 Doby’s Bridge Road. For more information, call 547-6420 or go to glenrockbaptistchurch.org.
• The Fort Mill VFW is serving breakfast, 8-11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. Breakfast costs $6 and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage and coffee and is open to the public. The VFW is located at 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill. For information, call 547-5480 or go to www.vfw9138.org.
• Rent a kayak, at the Anne Springs Close Greenway to take out on 28-acre Lake Haigler. $7 for a one-person kayak, $10 for a tandem kayak for 30 minutes. To reserve, call 548-7252.
• A Kids Book Club, for ages 7-12 and includes puppet shows, library games and activities at the Lancaster Public Library, 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For details, call 285-1502.
• Book Clubs for Adults, at the Fort Mill Library. Join other book lovers for a monthly discussion of some great books. Choose the group that best meets your schedule and interests. Call 547-4114 to register.
• Bingo, good eats, at Fort Mill American Legion Post 43. Call 803-547-2414.