• Learn floral designing for the holidays, 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Lower Providence Community House Women’s Club, 9735 Community House Road, Charlotte. $10 at the door. Reservations recommended. Call 704-905-8334.
• Seniors Christmas Party, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Dec. 2-3, at Grace Presbyterian Church on Hwy. 160 West, Fort Mill. Seniors from across York County are welcome to enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, bingo, a visit from Santa and more. For more information, call Janet Pritchard at 431-6120.
• Christmas tree lighting, 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in Confederate Park on Main Street, Fort Mill. Sing carols, meet Santa and enjoy hot cocoa.
• Arbor Day celebration, 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Living Memorial Gardens at 100 Shoreline Parkway, Tega Cay. A Serviceberry Tree will be planted in Memory of Bill Fenton. For more information, email Jennifer Stalford at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kline Whitehead at email@example.com or 704-287-7432.
• Winter block party, and Red Rose Holiday Tour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the corner of Main and Gay streets, Lancaster. Entertainment includes the Java Band, dance troupes, a Native American festival, Santa train and more. Crafts and other vendors. For information, contact Jimola Wade at 803-289-1494 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to lancastercitysc.com.
• Fort Mill Christmas parade, 11 a.m. Dec. 7. The parade begins on Tom Hall Street and proceeds down Main to N. White Street.
• Tega Cay Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Glennon Center. Santa arrives at 6:15 p.m. and will be posing for photos next to the tree until 6:30, at which time he’ll move down to the Hearth Room to hear all the Christmas wishes from the younger kids. The FMHS Choral Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.
• Fifth annual Van Wyck Community Development Club Christmas Parade and Candy Toss, noon, Saturday, Dec. 7, in front of Van Wyck Christmas Post Office at the corner of Old Hickory and Steele Hill Roads. It ends at the Van Wyck Community Center, where Santa will be on the Van Wyck Fire Department truck.
• “Lighting of the Way,” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Van Wyck Post Office.
• The York County Choral Society and Chamber Singers, presents “A Celebration of Carols” 4 p.m. Dec. 8, in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University. Featuring Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and concert settings of best loved carols of the Nativity, with the Rock Hill Elementary Honors Choir as special guests. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors 62+, $5 students with ID. For information call 547-2008 or got to yorkcountychoralsociety.org.
• Breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 14, hosted by the Fort Mill High School Dance Team at the school. $8 per guest. Great opportunity to take photos with Santa. The dance team will perform a holiday-themed program. Information: 803-548-1900.
• Casting call, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 615 Banks St., for the March production “Welcome to Mitford.” Bring a resume and a list of conflict dates. Head shots or photos desirable, but not necessary. For more, go to fortmillplayhouse.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.
• Bingo, good eats, at Fort Mill American Legion Post 43. Call 547-2414.
• Between the Springmaid Sheets, exhibit at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St., Fort Mill. Between the Springmaid Sheets is a look at the daring and controversial ad campaign created by Col. Elliott White Springs of Springs Industries that launched Springs Cotton Mill into the national limelight in the 1940s. The exhibit is comprised of selected original illustrations by internationally famous artists and illustrators such as James Montgomery Flagg, Rockwell Kent, George Petty, and Clayton Knight. For more information, call 802-3646, email info@FortMillHistoryMuseum.org or stop by the museum.
• Fort Mill VFW Monthly Breakfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Sunday of each month Sunday in the VFW Hall, 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill. Coffee, scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, hash browns, biscuits, fruit and hot cakes for $6. Open to the public and family-friendly.
• Preschool Story Time and activities, for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Del Web Library in Indian Land. No registration is required.
• 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.
• Yoga classes, at Complete Wellness Chiropractic 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Complete Wellness Chiropractic Office as part of the Charlotte Yoga Club. Cost is $5 for club members and $7 for non-members. Call 704-899-5000.
• Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Fort Mill Public Library. Story time and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers.
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