Steele Creek Library offers classes for success July 24

July 20, 2013 

  • More information Hummingbirds Photographing Hummingbirds, 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 10, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography. Learn techniques that will improve your ability to capture these small, fast-moving birds through your camera lens. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org Free admission Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 13, 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., explore a variety of fluorescent rocks and minerals. 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. Aug. 13, Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. On the second Tuesday evenings during summer months (through 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 date is Sept. 10. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org Bird walk Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. Aug. 13, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by volunteer Karen Gibson. 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 Bake bread Baking Bread, 2 p.m. Aug. 17, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Discover the science and art of bread making. From raw ingredients to the finished product, learn about the factors that work to create one of mankind’s most common yet misunderstood foods. At the end of the program, sample bread and get recipes to try at home. Cost: $3 museum members; $3 plus museum admission for non-members. Seating is limited; reservations required. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org On stage Marti Jones and Don Dixon perform, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Jones started as the front-woman in the power-pop group Color Me Gone in the ’80s. Tickets: 415. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org Garden stroll Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Aug. 17, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Garden staff will highlight what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org Wagon ride On the Great Wagon Road, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 25, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. By 1776 there were more than 250,000 settlers in the Carolina Backcountry. The main route of settlement into the area was from Pennsylvania down the Great Wagon Road, from Philadelphia through West Virginia into the Carolinas and on to Georgia. Discover why folks made the journey, how they traveled and what they brought with them. Free for museum members; free with paid general admission for nonmembers. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org Benefit concert RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center’s Scholarship Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Nashville recording artist Templeton Thompson headlines with Clover’s “American Idol” Ja’Bria Barber opening. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of. All proceeds provide therapeutic horseback riding services to special-needs children. 803-222-6008; rideability.com

WEDNESDAY

Achieve goals

“Accomplish Your Goals with Jennifer Pharr Davis,” 6-8 p.m. July 24, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Davis shares how to refine business practices with goal-setting, teamwork, efficiency and creative problem solving. Free. Adults only. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Computer class

Computer Basics, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 24, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, and get a basic overview of computer terms. For people with little or no computer experience. Free. For adults only. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

THURSDAY

Book sale

The Friends of the York County Library book sale, July 25-27, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books priced at $2 per stack inch. Videos, DVDs and audio books also for sale. Opening night for Friends members 5-8 p.m. July 25. Open to public a.m.-7 p.m. July 26 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27. All items half price on July 27. 803-981-5837; yclibrary.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. 704-784-2758

Overeaters group

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

FRIDAY

Juggling fun

Flying Debris Juggling Show, 10:30 a.m. July 26, Lake Wylie Public Library. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance by Todd Key and his Flying Debris Show combining juggling, circus skills, a little magic, and a mix of comedy and reading encouragement. Recommended for pre-K- fifth grade. No registration required, but seating is limited.

Word basics

Microsoft Word Basics, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. July 26, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. Some experience with computers recommended. Free. For adults only. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Free movie

“Rocky IV” showing at Movies in the Park after Dark, 8:30 p.m. July 26, New Centre Park, Clover. Children’s activities and concession open at 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Movies are rated PG. Pets, tobacco and coolers prohibited. Donations to God’s Kitchen, Moped to Memphis and CAAC accepted. Next up: Aug. 2, “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Free. cloversc.org

SATURDAY

Excel class

Microsoft Excel Basics, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 27, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Create a simple worksheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Free. For adults only. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

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. Help animal keepers prepare items for the animals to enjoy. Enjoy displays, live animal encounters and games throughout the day. Free for museum members; free with paid general admission for nonmembers. 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 nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Let’s dance

National Dance Day, 1-4 p.m. July 27, Bank of America’s Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts. Dance instructors will teach National Dance Day routines and group numbers. 704-348-5770; BlumenthalArts.org

ONGOING

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 veteran’s ID card and up to five of their family members for the summer.

Painting exhibit

Thomas Kelly Pauley painting exhibition, on display through July 30, City Hall Rotunda Gallery in Rock Hill’s City Hall, 155 Johnson St., Rock Hill. This exhibit pays homage to historic portrait artists such as Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

COMING

Book club

Mystery Book Club, 7-8 p.m. July 30, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. The Mystery Book Club will be hosted by Christine Tran, who will discuss “Start Shooting” by Charlie Newton. Titles chosen by the group will be discussed the last Tuesday of each month until November. Free. For adults only. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Meet author

Meet the Author: Jean Houghton-Beatty, 6-8 p.m. July 31, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Local author Jean Houghton-Beatty will share excerpts from her novel, “Stoney Beck,” and discuss her research and writing process. Free. For adults only. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Pickle 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

Magic garden

“The Secret Garden,” 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2, Lake Wylie Public Library. Bright Star Children’s Theatre performs this classic work of literature and includes the audience to make the magical garden come to life. Recommended for pre-K- fifth grade. No registration required, but seating is limited.

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

Hummingbirds

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

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. 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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