On the stage
The Fort Mill Community Playhouse, presents “Becky’s New Car” today through April 28. Shows are 7:30 Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and those over 65. Tickets can be purchased at Crossings on Main with cash or check, or patrons can make reservations online by visiting the website at FortMillPlayhouse.org. 803-548-8102.
Pet Grief Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m. April 23, Hospice & Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road. The group provides a safe, non-judgmental setting for individuals to share personal experiences. 803-895-2273
Heart2Heart Lunch-n-Learn, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. April 24, Thursdays Too Restaurant, Rock Hill. Women will learn heart risks and how to prevent heart disease. Email admin@ theheart2heartfoundation.org; TheHeart2HeartFoundation.org
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.
The Steele Creek Library,13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, will host a financial literacy session, “Your Three Most Crucial Financial Decisions,” at 5 p.m. April 24. Barbara Bennett, investor education specialist, N.C. Department of the Secretary of State, will stress planning, implementing, and protecting. Free. To register, contact the library at 704-416-6800 .
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 :$20 each or $30 couple. Event supports Humane Society of York County.
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 members of Charlotte Shag Club Junior Shag committee. 704-784-2758.
Friends of the York County Library spring book sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 26 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. All items half price April 27. 803-981-5837; yclibrary.org.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host a Splendor in the Spring picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic and enjoy live music, a wine tent and games. Admission, free for members, adults, $12; seniors 60 and over, $10; and children age 4-12, $6. For more information, visit www.DSBG.org.
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
Shutterbug Photo Contest Winners display, through April, Visitor Pavilion at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. DSBG.org
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.
Digital SLR I - The Basics, 9:30 a.m.-noon May 4, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 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 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
Garden tour and lunch
Tour gardens in historic York. Backyards and Beauty Spots, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11. Tickets with lunch are $25, lunch only is $12. Event includes plant sale, garden items and art sale. 803-684-6020 or 803-684-4889.
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
DanielStoweBotanicalGarden. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org