Bolero Dance class begins Oct. 31

November 5, 2012 


Story time

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Lake Wylie Public Library. Story time and activities for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. No registration required.

Trick or treat

Trick or Treat, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Lake Wylie Retirement and Assisted Living, 4877 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie. Free and open to the public. 803-831-9900

Bolero dance

Bolero dance class, 7:30-9 p.m. beginning Oct. 31, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Learn the Bolero, a slow and smooth dance, in this five-week series. Donation: $25 for children’s building. 803-980-4000;


For gardeners

“Minor Bulbs” First Friday topic, 11 a.m. Nov. 2, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. For gardeners who would like to expand their bulb repertoire beyond daffodils and tulips. Paul Thompson, Clemson Extension Service agent, will be the presenter. First Friday in the Garden is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.


Grief camp

Camp E.L.F., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3, First Presbyterian Church Ministry Center, 234 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Camp E.L.F. (Expressing Loss Freely) is for children, teenagers and adults to learn healthy ways to identify, express, and shape feelings and emotions related to losses due to death, divorce, health or jobs. Presented by Agape Hospice of the Piedmont. 803-521-2399

Cat lovers

Adopt a cat, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 17, at Animal Adoption League’s Cat House, blue building in Crossroads Shopping Center in Fort Mill. Cats also are available for viewing at the Chirp ’n Chatter wild bird store every day of the week in the same shopping center.

Garden tour

Horticultural Highlight Walks, 10 a.m. Nov. 3, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join professional horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden highlighting new developments and installations, note favorite plants and share behind-the-scenes details. Each walk will be a unique experience. Next walk: 10 a.m. Nov. 17. 704-829-1252;

Make ointments

Herbal Pleasures: Liniments and Ointments, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 3, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Barbara Swierszcz, Serenity Acres Farm, learn about and make liniments and ointments created with herbs to soothe your skin. Cost: $18 for members, $24 for non-members, plus $15 materials fee. 704-829-1252;

Photo II

Intuitive Photography II, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Katherine Leonard, KL Creative, this part two of a series, builds on the skills learned in the first class to create a better picture by practicing the essential elements of composition. Guided by the instructor, you will shoot, edit and print your way to a portfolio of your strongest pictures. Cost: $50 for members, $60 for non-members, plus $15 materials fee. 704-829-1252;


Chocolate fest

Fourth annual Decadent Dreams Chocolate Festival & Fall Market, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Baxter Hood Center, Rock Hill. Proceeds benefit Keystone Substance Abuse Services. A list of local chocolatiers and chocolate artisans, as well as holiday gift vendors, who will participate are available online at There will be a Chocolate Pie Eating Contest, Cupcake Wars Competition, Chocolate Fountain Area, Chocolate Spa, Children’s Corner featuring a game booth hosted by Best Buy, as well as other games and activities, and a silent auction. Chocolate demonstrations will include Chef Bou Baker form the Clover High School Culinary Department and Chef Suzanne Young’s students from the Applied Technology Center. Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 at the door, available at Keystone Prevention Center, 1600 Ebenezer Road, Galleria Mall Office, or online at 803-324-4118

See art

Art exhibit of seven private collections, runs through Nov. 4, Dalton Gallery, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. This show includes sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing and mixed media from artists as prolific as Salvador Dali and artists as local and homegrown as Harriet Goode. 803-328-2787


Learn line dance

Line Dance lessons, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Start any Thursday. Lessons are for beginners and intermediates. No boots or shorts. Cost: $20 donation a month requested for children’s building. 803-366-7568;


About horticulture

First Tuesday Presentation: Perspectives on Horticulture, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 6, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Led by Horticulture Manager Peter Grimaldi, this panel discussion will feature the garden’s entire horticulture department: Landscape Technician Bill Bissell, Production and Display Coordinator Bryan Deak, Landscape Technician Mary Duke, Lead Horticulturist Kaiti O’Donnell and Orchid Specialist Lee Potts. Including Grimaldi, these staff members represent almost 90 years of combined industry experience. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. 704-825-4490;

Creative class

Creative Movement Classes, 10 a.m. Nov. 9, Palisades Episcopal School, 13120 Grand Palisades Pkwy., Charlotte. Led by PES Performing Arts Director Jennifer Tankersley, classes for ages 3-5 inspire expression in students through music, movement and drama. Free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations required.

Art journals

Artful Journals: Mixed Media Masterpieces, instructed by Nance Presson, 9:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 10, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Explore creative journals made by artist Nance Presson, and then plan and create your own work of art. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Cost: $18 for members, $24 for non-members, plus a $10 materials fee.

Photo comp

Photographic Composition, 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 17, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, take your technical skills and apply them to composition. Learn to hone and use your visual skills to compose an image that directs the viewer to your intended image. Cost: $50 for members, $60 for non-members. 704-829-1252;

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