Motown Returns to Rock Hill April 12

April 7, 2013 


Coloring contest

Main Street Children’s Museum Coloring Contest display, April 11-16, Perimeter Gallery at Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-328-2787;

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.


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;


Songs of war

Songs of the War Between the States, 11 a.m.-noon April 13, McCelvey Center, York. Folksinger Philip Cheney, director of the Oconee County Public Library, has entertained local and community groups and schoolchildren in the upstate for more than 40 years, and plays five-string banjo and guitar. Dressed in a Confederate uniform, Cheney will perform songs familiar to soldiers on both sides of the Civil War battlefields about food, Goober Peas and Hard Crackers, as well as ballads of lost love, Lorena and Annie Laurie. The program is free and open to the public. 803-684-3948;

Sheep shearing

Sheep Shearing at Historic Brattonsville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Observe and appreciate the work of an old-fashioned sheep shearer, learn how raw fleece is sorted, separated and then washed using old-fashioned lye soap. The wool is then dyed with natural indigo dye, carded and spun into wool. Mutton cooking demonstrations will be ongoing in the 19th Century brick kitchen. Admission: adult $6; senior $5; youth 4-17 $3. 803-684-2327;

Flower photos

Photographing Flowers, 9:30 a.m.-noon April 13, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, enjoy a guided tour through the garden and find the locations that offer the best blooms, while learning how to photograph flowers effectively by capturing their true colors and adjusting the camera’s focal range. Cost: $40 for members, $46 for non-members.


Spring concert

York County Choral Society Spring Concert, 4 p.m. April 14, Westminster Presbyterian Church. The full chorus will present Cantata No. 4 by J. S. Bach and Missa Brevis by Kodaly.

Additional selections performed by the chorus or the York County Chamber Singers include works by Byrd, Brahms, Clausen and Mendelssohn. Soprano Jennifer Hough, mezzo soprano Kristen Wunderlich, tenor Daniel Stein, and bass Justin Rhymer will be featured as soloists, with guest organist Mark Frye and Susan Read as accompanists. Admission: $20, $15 for seniors (65 and older) and Winthrop faculty, $5 Winthrop students.


Day trip

See Sallie Middleton’s home in Asheville, N.C., 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. April 16, hosted by Museum of York County as a culmination to the exhibit “A Life in the Woods: the Paintings of Sallie Middleton.”

Depart from the Museum of York County with a late morning arrival in downtown Asheville. Lunch on your own.

After a guided tour through collections at the Asheville Art Museum followed by a special walking tour focusing on the architectural and art deco works of Sallie’s uncle, Douglas Ellington, the tour will make its final stop at the childhood home of Middleton. Cost is $50 for CHM members or $75 non-members. 803-909-7591

Retro fun

Retro Fun, 6-7:30 p.m. April 16, Lake Wylie Public Library, Blucher Circle. Sixth- through 12th-graders are invited to celebrate the’70s and ’80s with crafts and games. Register by calling 803-831-7774.

‘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;


Pet grief

Pet Grief Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 23, Hospice & Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road. The group provides a safe, non-judgmental setting for individuals to share personal experiences and discusses common signs of grief people experience as they cope with the loss of their pet. 803-329-1500, 803-895-2273

Toddler time

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through May 14, Lake Wylie Public Library, Blucher Circle. For children ages 24-35 months and their caregivers to hear stories, songs and do activities. Registration required. 803-831-7774

Winning photos

Shutterbug Photo Contest Winners display, through April, Visitor Pavilion at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

Post exhibit

Come See Me Festival’s 50th Anniversary Poster Exhibition, through April 15, Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery at Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-328-2787;

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