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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.
Bolero dance class, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 28, 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; email@example.com
On the stage
Fort Mill Community Playhouse production “Sanders Family Christmas,” Nov. 8-11 and 15-17 at the playhouse. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors 65 and older. Tickets are at Crossings on Main and www.fortmillplayhouse.org.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Tuscan Harvest
“A Tuscan Harvest” fundraiser gala to benefit A Place for Hope, 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Palmetto Room in Rock Hill. The event features an Italian buffet with special operatic performance, silent auction and entertainment provided by Plair. Tickets are $40 per individual, $70 per couple or $300 for a reserved table for 8. Tickets are available at the Old Town Bistro, by calling Mary at 803-329-4673 or email@example.com.
Yorkville Artists’ Guild art auction fundraiser, Nov. 9 at the Magnolia Room, Rock Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Admission is a $25 donation. The auction will feature original works by local artists. A silent auction will include smaller paintings, and $1 buys a raffle ticket for three original paintings.
Tribute to Veterans Ceremony, 10 a.m. Nov. 9, Veterans Garden at Glencairn Garden, Rock Hill. The patriotic program will honor the dedicated men and women of the military. The American Legion Post 34, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1404, and other local groups will participate. The event is free. The Veterans Garden is on Edgemont Avenue. 803-329-5620.
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. DSBG.org
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. mynextpet.com.
A capella group
Ball in the House, an a capella group performance presented by the Arts Council of York County, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main Street in Rock Hill. This five-member vocal band blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop & gospel. Winthrop University’s Jazz Voices will be opening for and performing with Ball in the House. Admission is $25/person for arts council members and $30/person for non-members. 803-328-2787 or www.yorkcountyarts.org.
Horticultural Highlight Walks, 10 a.m. Nov. 17, 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. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Run for charity
5K run to benefit Lake Wylie Childrens Charity, sponsored by Anytime Fitness, 131 Evergreen Road, Lake Wylie, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17. Registration is $25 and early registration includes a free t-shirt. Sponsors have donated items that will be raffled during the event, and sponsors are listed on the T-shirt. Entry forms can be found at the Anytime Fitness Facebook page and at www.LKWChildrensCharity .org. 803-831-1234.
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; DSBG.org
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Holidays at the garden
Holidays at the Garden, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, N.C., Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, with Christmas trees, a lighting display and more. Hours, noon to 9 p.m., with lights on at 5 p.m. nightly. Admission, $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, and $6 children 4-12. Members are free on Tuesday evenings and half-price Wednesday through Monday. www.dsbg.org/events.php