Wild Life!, Thursday, 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
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
The Magic of John Tudor Magician: John Tudor performs a fun, surprising magic show for children through fifth grade and adults at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clover Public Library. Free admission, but seating is limited.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Wylie Christian Assembly Church, 5766 Charlotte Hwy. 704-466-2660.
On the stage
Rock Hill Community Theater presents “Back to the 80s...The Totally Awesome Musical” June 14-16 and 21-23 at the Community Performance Center, East Main Street. Directed by Susan Smith, the musical takes a journey back in time when the Rubik’s cube was popular, bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool and Atari was cutting edge technology. For ticket information, call 803-326-7428.
“Way Back When: Ice Age Beasts of Carolina” opens June 15 at the Museum of York County with a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and a special viewing of the animated film “Ice Age” at 2 p.m. Concessions will be sold. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for youth and free for Culture & Heritage Museum members and children 3 and younger. Sundays are free to the public. For information, go to chmuseums.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, and to raise awareness of grieving children and teens. 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. 803-329-1500.
Library book sale
Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 17 and 18, Clover Public Library. Hardcover and paperback fiction and videos for children and adults. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 per item.
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
Animal Encounters, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday June 12-Aug. 9, The Schiele Museum, Gastonia. Learn about the adaptations of reptiles, mammals, amphibians and insects with hands-on opportunities.
Old Town Market is open 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 115 Caldwell St., Rock Hill, through Aug. 29, with featured entertainment. The market features fresh seasonal produce, pastured meats, farm products, handmade arts and crafts, entertainments and children’s activities. For information, call 803-329-5562, email Tuttle@cityofrockhill.com or visit onlyinoldtown.com/market.
Gemstone Mining, noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday June 12-Aug. 9, The Schiele Museum, Gastonia. Visit the Grist Mill to search for mineral treasures like garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds and rose quartz. Take home what you find.
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 returns for her annual research trip as she 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