Canning Jams and Jellies July 3 in York

July 1, 2013 

WEDNESDAY

Can Jam

Canning Jams and Jellies with locally grown berries, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 3, York County Extension Service, 120 N. Congress St., York. Instructed by Angela Forbes. Wear closed-toed shoes. Cost: $30. Register early; space limited to 12. 803-684-9919; https://shopping .clemson.edu

THURSDAY

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. 704-866-6908; schiele museum.org

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

Good bugs

Beneficial insects, 11 a.m. July 5, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will explain how to identify beneficial insects at July’s First Friday in the Garden program.

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; onlyinold town.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.

COMING

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

Ice Age

Chill Out in the Ice Age!, 5-8 p.m. July 9, Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. On the second Tuesday evenings during summer months (July-September), the exhibits and Museum Store will be open late. Pack a dinner and make a picnic, then at 6 p.m., depart on a tour of the nature trail. If the sky is clear, look at the sun safely through telescopes and learn how our star affects the Earth’ climate. Inside, Dr. Steve Fields will offer answers about the Ice Age. At 8 p.m., watch a Settlemyre Planetarium show. Admission: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 ages 4-17. Next dates are Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org

Go birding

Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. July 9, 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. 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

Can Beans

Pressure Canning with locally grown beans, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 16, York County Extension Service, 120 N. Congress St., York. Instructed by Angela Forbes. Wear closed-toed shoes. Cost: $30. Register early; space limited to 12. 803-684-9919; https://shopping.clemson.edu

Bath canning

Water Bath Canning with locally grown tomatoes/salsa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19, York County Extension Service, 120 N. Congress St., York. Instructed by Angela Forbes. Wear closed-toed shoes. Cost: $30. Register early; space limited to 12. 803-684-9919; https://shopping.clemson.edu

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

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. 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. Free for museum members; free with paid general admission for non-members. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.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

Pickled veggies

Pickle Veggies, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2, York County Extension Service, 120 N. Congress St., York. Instructed by Angela Forbes. Wear closed-toed shoes. Cost: $30. Register early; space limited to 12. 803-684-9919; https://shopping .clemson.edu

Stone age

Tools of Stone, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 3, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit a group of flint knappers at work as they fashion a variety of flaked stone tools using the techniques practiced by our ancient ancestors. Replicated stone arrow and spear points, knives, drills, axes and adzes will be on display. Free for museum members; free with paid general admission for non-members. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

Hummingbirds

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

Monkey time

Monkey Mania, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 10, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visitors will meet the Monkey Lady and her capuchin monkey family. Primate trainers will be on hand to answer questions and to share their experiences. Reservations required. Cost: $3 museum members; $3 plus museum admission for non-members. Call 704-866-6908 for advance tickets. schielemuseum.org

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