Stories and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. No registration required.
Digital SLR I - The Basics, 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 2, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn how to set-up your new digital SLR camera including settings and menu options, modes and lighting settings for great images in every situation. Topics such as shutter speed, aperture opening ISO sensitivity and balance will be discussed. Cost: $40 for members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Horticultural Highlight Walks, 10 a.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 16, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join the horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden. Guides will highlight new developments and installations, note favorite plants and share behind-the-scenes details. Each walk is a unique experience. The Feb. 2 walk will focus on the garden’s orchid collection, while the Feb. 16 walk will feature the garden’s winter highlights. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
The Tints That Glow, through Feb. 17, Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. A free, public reception will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Using Lord Byron’s poem “She Walks in Beauty” as a backbone, Caroline Rust’s exhibit embodies installations of paintings and objects in a multifaceted examination of the feminine world. Showing concurrently are works by Allison Tierney in the Perimeter Gallery, and Batik by Jessica Calloway’s students from Fort Mill High School in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org; carolinerust.com
Shag classes, 7 p.m. Mondays, Belmont Parks & Recreation. 704-813-4783
Ballroom dance classes, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through April 30, Lake Wylie YMCA, 4036 Charlotte Hwy. Dances include Rumba, Cha Cha, Mumbo, Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot, Merengue, Bolero, Tango and Shag. Lead instructor is Jay Hussey, certified instructor from Fred Astaire. You do not have to be a member of the Y to join. Cost: $10 per person per night. 803-831-1888
The Tarradiddle players perform True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Feb. 7, Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series. his parody of the classic tale begins where the book leaves off with Alexander T. Wolf on trial for his deeds. After Al defends himself with his own version of the story, the audience becomes the jury and decides his fate. 803-222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csda
Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6 p.m. Feb. 7 and 21, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274. Music starts at 7 p.m. No cover charge; food for sale.
Digital photo II
Digital SLR II - Metering, 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 9, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, take lighting a step further by learning how to get the correct quality of light to reach the camera’s sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented, and you will see first-hand how to meter a subject to bring out the brightness and vibrant color in each image. Cost: $40 for members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Birding Walks, 9-10 a.m. Feb. 12, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Susan Holland and Gail Ice, stroll through the gardens and meadowood walk to spot winter residents such as cardinals, towhees, robins, sparrows, brown thrashers and bluebirds. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Photographing Orchids, 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 16, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn to use the digital SLR camera’s shutter speed, aperture opening, ISO sensitivity, a meter and the histogram, for amazing color and artful composition. Cost: $40 for members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Showcase of Woodcarvings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. More than 100 carvers from 10 Southeastern states, including York County, will exhibit carvings in competition for $1,800 in cash awards. Theme is “The Wild Wild West.” There will be demonstrations and selling of carvings by nationally known carvers. Tom Wolfe will host a carving competition both days of the show. Carving competitions, seminars, vendors for carving supplies and a raffle. Free admission free parking. 704-529-1748; charlottewoodcarvers.com
The Rock Hill Music Club’s Mid-Winter Concert, 3 p.m. Feb. 17, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Free with a reception following. Tenor John Fowler and Virginia Moe on organ will perform. Jerry Helton and Don Rogers will lead song. 803-366-4266
“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” Feb. 19, Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series. This off-Broadway hit features over 20 classic hits from the ’50s and ’60s and is a must-take trip down memory lane to 1958 Springfield High School prom. 803-222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csda
Anniversary Premiere Party, 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Larne Building, 103 N. Main St. A new Clover 2012 movie will debut.
Orchid Workshop, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 23, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Learn how to grow and succeed with orchids at home. Conservatory staff will discuss tips for growing and repotting orchids. Participants will leave with two orchids - one they pot themselves and one in bloom. Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members, plus $25 materials fee. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Celtic Crossroads, March 7, Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series. The cast, all sons and daughters of musicians, are steeped in the tradition of handed-down tunes played with relish of freedom that was once outlawed in Ireland. 803-222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csda
The Artsy Affair, 7:30 p.m. March 9, City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. All proceeds benefit The Arts Council of York County programs including arts in education and community engagement programs, small grants to artists, arts organizations and schools, Main Stage Series, Blues & Jazz Festival, Underexposed Film Festival, and exhibits. Music is by DJ Angel Juarez. There will be a scavenger hunt, open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets: $75 for members; $80 non-members. Dress is black-tie optional. Tickets must be purchased in advance by March 1. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org
Clover time capsule dedication, 2 p.m. March 17, New Centre Park. Attendees will bury the time capsule as a finale to the celebration. Attendees are encouraged to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.