Author to speak at Newcomers mixer
Newcomers Club of York County, a women’s social and civic-minded organization, meets at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9 for a mixer in the Palmetto Room of the Old Town Bistro, 135 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
Author and re-enactor Dori Sanders will share the experience of growing up in the rural South on the family’s peach farm. Lunch is $20. Reserve a seat by Jan. 4 by calling Mary at 803-746-5881.
For more information, go to newcomersofyorkcounty.org.
The next Vintage Club has upcoming activities:
• Bowling the first Monday of each month at Strikers in Rock Hill. The cost is $9 a session, which includes games, shoes, and lunch.
Call Michele McGuire at 547-0177
• Theater trip Jan. 12 to Knights Theater for the “Oldies Review.” Call Joanne at 547-7065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Checkers game Jan. 20. The cost is $20 a person. Call Al Vesting at 883-0066.
• Trip to Punta Cana Jan. 20-27. Call Frank Rubbo at 547-6678.
• Bus Trip to Cherokee Casino Feb. 10-11. Call Al Vesting. This trip is open to the public.
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.
For membership information contact Julia Rietz at 396-0203 or email@example.com.
UDC group meets
The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill, welcomes new members as well as descendants of former chapter members.
The chapter was originally chartered as the Fort Mill Chapter 246. The name was changed to the Florence Thornwell Chapter in 1909 to honor its first president, Florence Thornwell. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members. Many of the members’ surnames are as familiar today in Fort Mill as they were 110 years ago when the chapter was chartered.
Ladies aged 16 and older who are interested in joining the UDC can call Gail Robinson at 548-9395.
Legion Post 43 seeks members
American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill is actively recruiting all eligible retired and active duty military members. The post, located at 427 Banks St., Fort Mill, also holds public bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For details, call 547-2414.
VFW has membership drive
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9138 is actively working to recruit all eligible veterans and active duty military personnel into the VFW. Anyone who ever served or is currently serving in any of the five branches of the U.S. military, including the Reserves or National Guard, is welcome to join. Call 547-5480 after 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Birthmother group meets regularly
A support group for women who have given up children for adoption meets in Fort Mill. The goal of this group is to help heal from the pain of losing children. Confidentiality at these support group meetings is stressed and remains a high priority. For information, contact Carolyn at 548-7698 or e-mail 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. For more information, Go to www.deltaalphagamma.com or email email@example.com.
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). 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.
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 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 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Reach them any time at email@example.com.