Area happenings for April 16

April 16, 2013 

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.

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

On stage

“Peter Pan,” April 19-21, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, presented by Young Yorkville Players. Directed by Barbara Johnson. Tickets: $8. 803-230-2006; yorkvilleplayers.com

SATURDAY

‘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; yorkcountyarts.org

Garden walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. April 20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Garden guides will highlight what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Each walk is a unique experience. Walks are free with garden admission. DSBG.org

ONGOING

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. DSBG.org

Social Fabric

Social Fabric exhibit, through April 28, Dalton Gallery at Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The exhibit is by Detroit artist Margi Weir, presenting two different, but related bodies of work. A free, public reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 18. margiweir.weebly.com/index.html

COMING

Love bluebirds

Tips & Tricks for Attracting Bluebirds, 1 p.m. April 24, Lake Wylie Public Library, Blucher Circle. Marion Davenport, owner of Chirp ’n Chatter, will discuss bluebird houses, diet, natural enemies and garden plants to attract them. Call 803-831-7774 to register.

For animals

Cause for the Paws, 6 p.m. April 25, Long Branch Club, Rock Hill. Wing War features four restaurants. There will be a silent auction, music by local bands, mechanical bull rides, raffles, karaoke and more. Tickets in advance: $20 each or $30 couple. Event supports Humane Society of York County. humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org

Book sale

Friends of the York County Library spring book sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books for adults and children will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack. Videos, DVDs and audio books also for sale. All items half price April 27. Book sale proceeds fund York County Library programs. 803-981-5837; yclibrary.org

Digital basics

Digital SLR I - The Basics, 9:30 a.m.-noon May 4, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn how to set-up a digital SLR camera including settings and menu options, modes and lighting settings to create great images in every situation. Topics such as shutter speed, aperture opening ISO sensitivity and balance will be discussed. Cost: $40 for garden members; $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Founders Day

Founders Day celebration, May 5, Episcopal Church Home for Children, 234 Kings Mountain St., York. Registration: 10 a.m.; Holy Eucharist, 11 a.m.; picnic, 12:30 p.m.; awards ceremony and program 1:30 p.m. 803-684-4011, ext. 1023

Go birding

Birding Walks, 9-10 a.m. May 14, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by volunteer Karen Gibson, stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds – observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Glen Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. May 17, Arts Council of York County’s Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Miller, the band’s first leader and namesake, mysteriously disappeared while traveling with the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band in Europe. His music lives on in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tickets: $35. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

Yard sale

Red Fez Shrine Club Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-noon May 18, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Steele Creek. Includes a 50/50 raffle and baked goods for sale. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the club’s pool maintenance fund.

Photo lighting

Digital SLR II - Metering, 9:30 a.m.-noon May 18, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, take lighting a step further and learn how to get the correct quality of light to reach the camera’s sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Guided Walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. May 18, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Guides will highlight what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Specific topics and guides will be announced the week before on the Garden’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/DanielStoweBotanicalGarden. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

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