Listen to bluegrass Feb. 21 in York

February 17, 2013 

WEDNESDAY

Story time

Stories and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. No registration required.

THURSDAY

Bluegrass

Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6 p.m. Feb. 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.

Shag lessons

Junior Shag Lessons, 5:45-7 p.m. Thursdays, Lynn’s Dance Club, 4819 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Free lessons are for ages 8 to 20; no partner required. Instructors are Bill Bateman and Fran Taylor, members of Charlotte Shag Club Junior Shag committee. 704-784-2758

SATURDAY

Clover party

Anniversary Premiere Party, 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Larne Building, 103 N. Main St. A new Clover 2012 movie will debut.

Grow orchids

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

Patriot volunteers

Become a Modern Day Patriot, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 23, Historic Brattonsville. Meet Culture & Heritage Museum Director Carey Tilley; Brattonsville Manager Kevin Lynch; Brattonsville staff and Friends of Brattonsville to learn about becoming a volunteer. There will be tours of the site and refreshments. 803-909-7218; wcole@chmuseums.org

Fossil Fair

Fossil Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. This event spotlights a natural treasures from the earth, including fossils, rocks and minerals, with special guest Dilophosaurus from Carowinds. Visitors will have a chance to learn more about Carowinds’ “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit opening in the spring and enter for a chance to win tickets. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

ONGOING

Take tour

“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 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 still connected to the site. Admission: adult, $6; senior, $5; children ages 4-17, $3. 803-684-2327; chmuseums.org

Go shag

Shag classes, 7 p.m. Mondays, Belmont Parks & Recreation. 704-813-4783

Ballroom dance

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

Middleton paintings

“A Life in the Forest: The Paintings of Sallie Middleton,” on display through March 31, Springs Gallery at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. More than 30 watercolor paintings of plants and animals offer authentic portrayals of the native wildlife of the Carolinas. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children ages 4 and older; free on Sundays. chmuseums.org

Make cards

Card Making Class, fourth Friday of month, J. Paul Ford Rec Center, Belmont. Must register. 704-460-9292

Craft time

Lil Bit Crafty Class, 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, J. Paul Ford Rec Center, Belmont. 704-825-8191

COMING

Herb garden

Herb gardening, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Feb. 28, Lake Wylie Public Library. Get answers to questions about herb gardening from Sugar Creek Garden Center staff. No registration is required. yclibrary.org

Go Celtic

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

Artsy Affair

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

Get artsy

Artful Weekend, March 9-10, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. At 10:30 a.m. March 9 is Nature Journaling & Book Signing with illustrator and author Helen Correll. Following her 30-minute program, participants will have the opportunity to purchase and have her sign her illustrated book, “Middlewood Journal: Drawing Inspiration from Nature.” At 11:30 a.m. is Sketching in the Galleries using Sallie Middleton’s works as an inspiration. Bring art materials (dry medium). From 3 to 4 p.m. March 10, is Gallery Talk with Asheville Art Museum’s School & Family Program Manager Erin Shope talking about the exhibit. chmuseums.org

Clover time

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.

Egg Hunt

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, 7:15 p.m. March 28, Belmont. For ages 3-8. Easter Bunny will appear. 704-825-8191

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