A Morning in Fort Mill

March 24, 2014 

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    Don’t miss this!

    •  ‘ Legally Blonde,’ on stage in the Fort Mill High School auditorium. The production will be 7 p.m., March 27-29 and April 3-5 in the Fort Mill High School auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The cost $8 for students and $15 for adults.

This Week

•  Journey to Financial Security: Teaching Children about Money, 1-2:30 p.m. March 26 at the Fort Mill Library. Help your child understand the money basics of earning, spending, saving, borrowing and sharing. To register, call 547-4114.

•  Participate in game shows, win prizes, and see yourself on TV 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 27, at the Fort Mill Library. For kids in third to fifth grades. To register, call 547-4114.

•  A morning in Fort Mill, 10 a.m. March 29. Meet at the bandstand in Confederate Park on Main Street to learn about the monuments in the park that honor the Catawbas, slaves, soldiers and women “who sacrificed so much from 1861-1865.” Continue to Unity Cemetery on Tom Hall Street to visit the graves of several Medal of Honor recipients and end the visit in Fort Mill at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St.

•  Spruce up parks and trails, in Tega Cay 9 a.m. March 29 starting at Trailhead Park. Free bottled water and a picnic for all volunteers. Bring work gloves. For more, email jstalford@comporium.net or call Kline at 704-287-7432.

Next Week

•  Fight the pests, See a strange critter in your garden but don’t know if it’s friend or foe? Plan on attending First Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. April 4 when Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will discuss “Common Landscape Pests” at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Free.

•  Community yard sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5, to benefit the Fort Mill High School Band in the FMHS parking lot. Thousands of items including DVDs, books, sporting equipment, tools, children’s toys, furniture, and much more will be available for purchase rain or shine. For more, go to fortmillhsband.com.

•  Newcomers Club of York County, hosts its charity luncheon to benefit the Children’s Attention Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at Westminster Towers Wellness Center Extension, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. $15. RSVP by March 31 to YCNreservations@yahoo.com. For more information, go to www.newcomersofyorkcounty.org.

•  Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. April 5 at Walter Elisha Park, downtown Fort Mill, hosted by Lifepointe Christian Church. 30,000 eggs to be discovered by children 11 and younger. Baskets provided. Register online at www.lifepointecc.com.

•  Spring concert, by Carol Edmond 2:30 p.m. April 6 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Free. Donations accepted. Light refreshments will be served. Traditional Irish tunes, Bach, Ginastera, Mendez, and more.

Coming Soon

•  Fort Mill History Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12-13 at Walter Elisha Park. Experience the sights and sounds of Revolutionary War Gen. Thomas Sumter’s encampment recreated by The New Acquisition Militia, and a Civil War encampment re-enacted by the 6th South Carolina Volunteers. See what camp life was like for a World War I soldier, and soldiers of World War II and a replica of the H.L. Hunley, a Confederate Civil War submarine. Free. For more information, call 802-3646, email info@fmhm.org or go to fortmillhistorymuseum.org.

•  Southern Sweet Tea and Pearls, a traditional Southern tea hosted by the York County Woman’s Club, will be 2 p.m. April 12 at the home of Judy McCardle, 471 Lakeside Drive, Rock Hill. Tickets are $25. For reservations, call Judy at 803-493-6530 or email mdm1@comporium.net. Proceeds benefit Safe Passage and Tender Hearts.

•  Fifth annual S.C. Strawberry Festival Pageant, 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Nation Ford High School auditorium. For tickets, go to SCStrawberryFestival.com.

•  Auditions, for the annual St. Philip Neri Italian Festival Italian Idol talent contest 7:30 p.m. April 26. Cash prizes, trophies, and other prizes will be given for first, second and third in two age divisions (7-13 and 14 and older). To schedule an audition go to SPNitalianfestival.org. or call 803-370-0600

Every Week

•  Exhibit, “Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer,” through June 29, Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Made up of about 100 photographs from photo league members.

•  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, hot food, at Fort Mill American Legion Post 43. Call 803-547-2414.

•  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 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Del Web Library in Indian Land. No registration 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 803-547-4114 to register.

•  The Ballroom Dance Club, meets monthly at the Fort Mill Golf Club. For more information, email leopcronin@yahoo.com or go to theballroomdanceclub.com.

•  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 nonmembers. 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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