Allison Creek Bluegrass with Cabin Creek, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, Highway 274. The music starts at 7 p.m. and lasts two hours. Food concessions are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
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
“Back to the 80s ... The Totally Awesome Musical,” June 21-23, Community Performance Center, East Main Street, Rock Hill. Presented by Rock Hill Community Theater and 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. 803-326-7428
Music in York
Downtown Live features Urban Renewal, 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 21, downtown York at Whiteside’s parking lot. This five-piece group plays classic rock and funk. The outdoor community concert is a program of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce. Food and beverages available. Bring a lawn chair.
The Dyer’s Craft, 1-5 p.m. June 23, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit the Backcountry Farm to see fibers colored with a variety of natural dyes such as sumac, various tree bark, and indigo. Watch as an 18th Century interpreter stitches needlework with hand dyed thread. Learn how dyestuffs are incorporated into period and contemporary cookery. Free for museum members; free with paid admission. 704-866-6923; schielemuseum.org
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. Sundays through Aug. 9, The Schiele Museum, Gastonia. Learn about the adaptations of reptiles, mammals, amphibians and insects with hands-on opportunities.
Old Town Market, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 29, 115 Caldwell St., Rock Hill. The market features fresh seasonal produce, pastured meats, farm products, handmade arts and crafts, entertainments and children’s activities. 803-329-5562; onlyinoldtown.com/market
Gemstone Mining, noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through 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
Mint Museum Community Wellness Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Event combines free health-focused activities and free museum admission in recognition of the significant role arts and culture play in healthy living and a community’s well-being. Activities to be offered include croquet, kickball, yoga nd Frisbee; docent-led tours about the Mint’s permanent collections and traveling exhibitions; artist demonstrations; picnics with healthy snacks and representatives from local farms; and do-it-yourself art activities. The Mint also will offer free admission to visitors at Mint Museum Uptown. Also check out the exhibition F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design) at Mint Museum Uptown through July 7.
Take a safari
African Safari Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Take an imaginary trip back in time to a 1920s safari camp in the hill country of Kenya. There you will meet Kilimanjaro Jack and learn about the history of safaris and their effects on the wildlife, native cultures and economies of sub-Saharan Africa. Special guests Tom and Jennifer Mancke will be in camp all day sharing photos, artifacts and stories from their recent “Naturalist Safari” in Tanzania. Free for museum members; free with paid admission. 704-866-6923; schielemuseum.org
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