Ag + Art
Arts Talk Luncheon for the Ag + Art Tour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, sponsored by The Arts Council of York County. Learn about gardening in urban and suburban settings, and the National Barn Trail Program. Guest speakers are Martha Charles, backyard gardening and farming expert, and Martha File, lead coordinator of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided tour throughout the weekend of June 8-9, designed to generate interest in local farms, fresh foods and “made in York County” traditional arts. Tickets for luncheon: $15, includes box lunch, beverage and dessert. 803-328-2787; agandarttour.com
Scotch-Irish Identity Symposium, June 6-7, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, sponsored by The Culture & Heritage Museums and Center for Scotch-Irish Studies. The biannual symposium provides a forum for scholars from across the U.S. and Canada to present the latest research in the fields of Scotch-Irish history, culture and heritage in North America. The theme for this year’s conference, “Scotland, Ulster and America: Ties that Bind,” will explore the cultural exchanges between Scotland, Ulster and America over the last 400 years. Registration and the opening reception is from 4 to 8 p.m. June 6. The symposium will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7, and will include presentations on Scotch-Irish family histories, the Scotch-Irish settlement of colonial America, the musical links between Scotland and Southern Appalachia, and the Scotch-Irish “holy war” in the Carolinas during the American Revolution. Symposium attendees will also have the opportunity to pick up signed copies of CHM historian Michael Scoggins’ new book, “The Scotch-Irish Influence on Country Music in the Carolinas.” 803-818-6768; scotch-irishsocietyusa.org/symposia
Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. June 6, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Highway 274, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food concessions available at 6:30 p.m. Free, family-friendly event.
First Friday in the Garden - Vegetable Pests, 11 a.m. June 7, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Retired Clemson Extension Agent Henry Nunnery will speak.
Feis Chlobhair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8, Clover Memorial Stadium, Clover. Celebrate Clover’s heritage at the Clover Scottish Games and Scotch-Irish Festival with arts, crafts, athletics, music and more. Admission and parking is free. Sponsored by Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce and town of Clover. 803-222-3312; cloverscottishgames.com
Bee Wild!, June 8, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. During this event, guests participate in activities and see the secret lives of bees, and learn how they make honey and wax. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. DSBG.org
Evolution of Paper Money, 11 a.m. June 8, McCelvey Center, York. Explore the history of late 19th century printed currency with guest speaker Vernon Terry, as he explains how Confederate cash influenced the government’s role in manufacturing paper money. This program is free and runs about 45 minutes. 803-684-3948, ext. 2
Mystery Book Club, 7-8 p.m. last Tuesday of the month through November, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Mystery titles, chosen by the group, will be discussed. For adults. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary .org/programs
Steele Creek Readers Book Club, 10:30-noon June 11, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Discussing “Mudwoman” by Joyce Carol Oates. For adults. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs
Wild Life!, July 13, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Learn about and see up-close, a wide variety of animals found in the garden and around the region. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. DSBG.org
Project H.O.P.E., 5-7 p.m. June 17-20, Hospice & Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Healing Ourselves through Personal Expression is a therapeutic art project for children to express their grief in a healthy, creative way. Bereaved children ages 7 and older are invited to create works of art with the assistance of a grief counselor and local artists. Registration is required for the program. 803-329-1500
Internet Basics, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 26, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Learn how to access, navigate and print from a website. Get basic techniques for searching the Internet and being safe online. Experience using a computer mouse is recommended. For adults. Registration begins this week. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs
Microsoft Word Basics, 2-4 p.m. June 26, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. Some experience with computers recommended. For adults. Registration begins this week. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs
Email Basics Using Gmail, 5:30 p.m. June 26, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Learn to send emails, attach files and manage your account using Google’s free email service, Gmail. Some experience with computers recommended. For adults. Registration begins this week. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs
Wild Wings!, Aug. 4, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Wildlife biologist Susan Campbell traps, bands and releases hummingbirds. Visitors can observe, ask questions and help release the birds. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. DSBG.org