Bluegrass group Lemonds play March 7 in York

March 3, 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 presents the Lemonds, 7-9 p.m. March 7, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Highway 274. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 p.m. This is a free family-friendly event.

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. More boys needed. Instructors are Bill Bateman and Fran Taylor, members of Charlotte Shag Club Junior Shag committee. 704-784-2758

SATURDAY

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

Benefit concert

Benefit concert, 1-9 p.m. March 10, VFW, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. Featured bands include the Geary McAlister Band, Occasional Saints, Borderline, Whippoorwill, Cane Creek, Oneppo Brothers and Weekends. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door and in advance at Woody’s Music. The concert celebrates the life of Jack Nims, who died in October at age 61. He graduated from Fort Mill High School and served in the Army before majoring in music at Winthrop University. The event includes a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds go to the Red Shoes musician fund, founded in 2007 to help local musicians with expenses associated with medical bills. 803-324-9663

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 South Carolina 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

ONGOING

Shag lessons

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

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

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

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

Flash photo

Digital SLR IV - Flash Photography, 9:30a.m.-noon March 16, Daniel Stowe, botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn to use both the on-camera popup flash and the optional hot-shoe flash. Topics to be covered are flash as the main light source, balanced flash, fill flash and using flash to freeze motion. Learn how to determine which type of lighting should be used in various situations. Cost: $40 for members; $46 for non-members. DSBG.org

Egg Classic

The 31st annual Great Easter Egg Classic, 3:15-5:15 p.m. March 28, Cherry Park, Rock Hill. There will be 50,000 Easter eggs spread over the softball fields and will contain hundreds of prizes, ranging from Easter Baskets to candy to Coca-Cola six packs. For children ages 2 to 11. All prizes must be picked up by 6 p.m. the day of the event. 803-324-9622

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