Fly a kite March 21 at Lake Wylie Public Library

March 18, 2013 


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.


Fly a kite

Let’s Go Fly a Kite, 4-5:15 p.m. March 21, Lake Wylie Public Library. Children ages 8-12 can learn the basics of kite-building and, if weather permits, test fly them. Registration required. 803-831-7774


Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7 p.m. March 21, Allison Creek Church, Highway 274. Bluegrass Inspirations performs. Allison Creek Bluegrass is a family-friendly event on the first and third Thursday of every month at the church. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music from 7 to 9 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 p.m.

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


Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit Garden Adventure, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23-24, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The loveable and mischievous rabbit from the Beatrix Potter story will visit for a special Easter adventure. In addition to characters from the story, the garden will have live bunnies available for professional photo sessions. Greg Briley Photography will be available with photo packages starting at $39.95. Food and drinks available for purchase. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6.

On stage

Natalie Merchant will perform with the Charlotte Symphony, March 23, Belk Theater. During her performance with the Charlotte Symphony, Merchant will include songs from her days with 10,000 Maniacs. Tickets: start at $44.50. 704-972-2000;

Health fair

2nd annual Bodies, Bellies & Brains: A Child’s Health Fair, 10a.m.-2 p.m. March 23, Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd. Event is expanded to include pre-k and elementary aged children, and middle schoolers. 704-866-6904;


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 watercolors of plants and animals offer authentic portrayals of native wildlife of the Carolinas. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children ages 4 and older; free on Sundays.

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. 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


Egg Hunt

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

Avoid fraud

Preventing Senior Fraud, 11 a.m.-noon March 28, Lake Wylie Public Library. Pam Horack of Pathfinder Planning LLC will show how easy it is to fall for a scam, why con artists prey on seniors, common types of fraud, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Registration required. 803-831-7774

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

Motown show

Motown Returns to Rock Hill, 7:30 p.m. April 12, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Internationally known, 10-person cast from Virginia Beach, Va., Masters of Motown, perform. Tickets: $25 for Arts Council of York County members; $30 for non-members. 803-328-2787;

‘My Man Godfrey’

“My Man Godfrey” showing, 7:30 p.m. April 20, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, part of the Arts Council of York County’s Underexposed Film Series. This comedy romance was released in 1936, is 94 minutes and rated G. Tickets: $6 per person. 803-328-2787;

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