Stories and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. No registration required.
Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6 p.m. Feb. 7 and 21, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274. Music starts at 7 p.m. Trinity Gospel Bluegrass Band will be taking the stage. 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
About the Catawba
Culture of the Catawba Tribe, 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 9, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Explore the heritage of the Catawba with guest speaker Travis Blue as he shares information about the language, history, pottery and regalia of the tribe. Free and open to the public. 803-684-3948, ext. 2.
“By Way of the Back Door: The Enslaved at Historic Brattonsville” tours, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays through February, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. In conjunction with Historic Brattonsville’s Living History Saturday, this month visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a 30 to 45 minute site tour that will concentrate on the lives of the enslaved who worked for the Bratton family through three generations. The focus will be on the slaves who belonged to Col. William Bratton, Dr. John Simpson Bratton and going into the sons of Dr. John S. Bratton, as well as those who were still on the plantation during and after the Civil War. Visitors will also learn about the descendant families who are still connected to the site. Admission: adult, $6; senior, $5; children ages 4-17, $3. 803-684-2327; chmuseums.org
Shag classes, 7 p.m. Mondays, Belmont Parks & Recreation. 704-813-4783
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. Caroline Rust’s exhibit embodies 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. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org.
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. You do not have to be a member of the Y to join. Cost: $10 per person per night. 803-831-1888
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, 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
Horticultural Highlight Walks, 10 a.m. 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 feature the garden’s winter highlights. Free with garden admission. 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
Wedding Showcase, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 17, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. There will be dozens of vendors offering the latest trends in wedding attire, photography, food and beverage menus and samples, floral arrangements, entertainment needs and much more for the big day. Brides get in free. General admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org