Steele Creek library offers computer classes June 26

June 23, 2013 

WEDNESDAY

Internet basics

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 required. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Learn Word

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 required. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Go Gmail

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 required. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

THURSDAY

Shag lessons

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 group

Overeaters Anonymous, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Lake Wylie Christian Assembly Church, 5766 Charlotte Hwy. 704-466-2660

FRIDAY

Belmont fun

Red White & Belmont Festival, June 28-30, Stowe Park, Belmont, presented by city of Belmont and Belmont Merchants Association. There will be carnival rides games, arts and crafts, business and nonprofit vendors, food, entertainment, classic cars and karaoke. The Voltage Brothers will play at Friday Night Live on Main Street and the rest of the festival will be in Stowe Park. Saturday festivities run 2-10 p.m. Patriotic service recognizing veterans from all military branches will begin at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Sunday begins at 1p.m. and ends with the Catalinas playing a concert in Stowe Park. Fireworks after Friday and Sunday concerts. 704-825-8191; cityofbelmont.org

SATURDAY

Wellness Day

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

Celebrate

Agape Senior one-year celebration, 10:30 a.m.-noon June 29, 44 Ross Cannon St., York. Listen to WRHI broadcast live, and enter a chance to win two tickets to the Aug. 1 Kenny Chesney concert. Paws Together pet ministry will host at dog show at 10:30 a.m. 803-684-0183

ONGOING

Mystery books

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

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, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Learn about the adaptations of reptiles, mammals, amphibians and insects with hands-on opportunities. 704-866-6923; schielemuseum.org

Market open

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

Gem mine

Gemstone Mining, noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Aug. 9, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit the Grist Mill to search for mineral treasures like garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds and rose quartz. Take home what you find. 704-866-6923; schielemuseum.org

For military

The Mint Museum offers free admission to all active duty military personnel, including active Reserve and National Guard, and their families through Labor Day. All Blue Star Museums, including the Mint, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Discovery Place, Johnson C. Smith University and Levine Museum of the New South, are offering free admission to all military ID holders and up to five family members. In addition, the Mint is offering free admission to any veteran with a Veterans Identification Card and up to five of their family members for the summer. The initiative applies to both Mint locations, Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St., and Mint Museum Randolph at 2730 Randolph Road.

COMING

Go geocache

Nature Trail Geocache, 2-4 p.m. July 4, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Bring your GPS and geocache through the Backcountry Farm and Nature Trail - no experience necessary. Space is limited; reservations required. Free with paid general admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

Free admission

Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy, 4-8 p.m. July 9, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. All the museum’s exhibits and Nature Trail will be available for your exploration. At 5 p.m., learn about the natural history and myths of turtles and meet some live turtles from across North America. There will be a special showing of “The Planets” at 7 p.m. in the James H. Lynn Planetarium. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

Go birding

Birding Walk, instructed by volunteer Karen Gibson – July 9, 9 to 10 a.m., Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds – observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts. These walks are free with Garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Robot time

Clash of the Bots IV, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Join the excitement as robots play hockey and clash together in all-out battles of finesse and brute strength. Discover how robots are built and how robotics increasingly plays a beneficial role in society. Admission; $3 museum members; $3 in addition to museum admission for non-members. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

Garden tour

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. July 20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join the horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden. Guides will highlight what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Butterfly photos

Photographing Butterflies, 9:30 a.m.-noon July 27, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. , Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography learn the best ways to capture the movement and colors of butterflies. This class requires a digital SLR camera. Cost: $40 for garden members; $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Learn about animals

Wild About Animals!, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Go behind the scenes of the museum to discover how the keepers care and train animals. Learn about enrichment activities and help animal keepers prepare items for the animals to enjoy. Discover the special care that is needed to preserve the mounted animals in our collections. Visit with a taxidermist to learn how specimens are prepared for display. Enjoy displays, live animal encounters and games throughout the day. Free for museum members; free with paid general admission for non-members. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

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