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
Overeaters Anonymous, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Wylie Christian Assembly Church, 5766 Charlotte Hwy. 704-466-2660
Lake Wylie Breast Cancer Support Group meets, 11 a.m. May 11, City Tavern.
Mother’s Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. All moms receive free admission, and the first 250 mothers receive a potted plant. Stroll through the garden and enjoy complimentary 30-minute yoga sessions in the White Garden every hour beginning at 10 a.m. Sample teas from Savannah’s Tea Room, butter mints by Gayle’s Gourmet and try locally made shower gels, bath salts and more, by Bayberry Woods.704-825-4490; DSBG.org
Smokin, 8:30 p.m. May 11, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. One of the nation’s only bands dedicated to paying tribute to arena rock’s biggest hits, Smokin features more than two hours of classics by bands such as Styx, Journey, Van Halen, Boston, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Night Ranger and more. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. CrownTickets.com
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
Landscape and nature photography exhibit, through May 30, City Hall Rotunda Gallery in Rock Hill’s City Hall, 155 Johnson St., Rock Hill. Gerry King is a member of the Carolina Nature Photography Association. 803-328-2787, yorkcountyarts.org
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. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Teen Iron Chef
Teen Iron Chef, 6-7:30p.m. May 14, Lake Wylie Public Library. Are you the next Teen Iron Chef? Choose a culinary challenge, and compete to see whose reigns supreme. All ingredients proved and prizes will be awarded. For grades 6 to 12. Register by calling 803-831-7774.
Steele Creek Readers Book Club, 10:30 a.m.-noon May 14, Steele Creek Public Library. Discussion on “The Dressmaker” by Kate Alcott. Led by staff. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs
Finding Credible Health Information Online, 6-7:30 p.m. May 15, Steele Creek Public Library. Christie Silbajoris, director of NC Health Info, will explain how the Internet can be an accessible and comprehensive health info source. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs
Go Red forum
Go Red For Women Luncheon and Education Forum, May 16, Charlotte Convention Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for education, awareness and research, as well as swifter action against heart disease in women. 704-208-5514; heart.org/charlottencgoredluncheon
Music in Lake Wylie
DeCarlo performs, 9-10:30 p.m. May 17, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce, Lakeside West center. DeCarlo, the band fronted by current Boston lead singer Tommy DeCarlo, will perform a collection of Boston hits, along with songs by Foreigner, Toto and .38 Special. Cover charge: $5 for those who are not bowling. 803-831-2553
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
Dazzle and Denim
Catawba Care’s 10th annual Dazzle and Denim: The Diamond Anniversary Party fundraising event, 7-11 p.m. May 17, Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Rock Hill. Catawba Care, a not-for-profit, United Way organization, provides medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV. Tickets: $40 through May 9. After this, tickets will be $50. Tiffany Tables can be reserved for groups of 10 for $400. 803-909-6363; catawbacare.org
Red Fez Shrine Club Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-noon May 18, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Steele Creek. Includes a raffle and baked goods for sale. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the club’s pool maintenance fund.