Hop on the frontier wagon Aug. 25 at The Schiele in Gastonia

August 19, 2013 


Choral auditions

The York County Choral Society auditions, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Aug. 22, choir room at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. The fall concert will be Dec. 8 in Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University. 803-323-2250, 704-591-5147; yorkcountychoralsociety.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


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


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

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. 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.


Mystery club

Mystery Book Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Aug. 27, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. The Mystery Book Club will be hosted by Christine Tran, a mysteries reviewer for the online publication BookList. Book: “The Intercept” by Dick Wolf. Titles chosen by the group will be discussed on the last Tuesday of each month until November. Audience: Adults, seniors. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Excel basics

Microsoft Excel Basics, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Create a simple worksheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Audience: Adults, seniors. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Excel II

Microsoft Excel, Part II, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. This class is a follow up to the Excel Basics class. After a review, formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet, and charts and graphs will be explored. Prior Excel experience is required. Audience: Adults, Seniors. 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Memorial concert

Dave Fugman Memorial Concert, 2-10 p.m. Sept. 7, The Trap bar and grill, 1923 Westinghouse Road, Charlotte. Proceeds from the concert benefit the American Diabetes Association in Charlotte. Concert organizer is John Haldenwang of Tega Cay, who played with the late Dave Fugman, who died from diabetes complications. The featured live bands include Skinny Velvet, Traffic Jam, Nsane Jane, HaldenVang, Alien Radio, Raisin Cain and Red Dirt Revelators. Admission: $10 per person, $15 per couple. 803-951-837-0008; 704-910-5640

BBQ Fest

Butts and Bluegrass BBQ Festival, Sept. 7, Clover Community Park. There will be ice cream, a children’s corner, zip line, biker games, vendors and more. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children. Proceeds feed the hungry in Clover. Sponsored by the town of Clover and Lisa and Jeff Thornburg.

On stage

DePue Brothers Band performs, Sept. 12, Clover School District auditorium. The first act in the CSDA Performing Arts Series, these four violinist brothers and their symphonic friends join forces, bending and blending genres while delivering a powerful mix of classical, bluegrass and rock ’n’ roll. Season tickets: $50. Individual tickets: $5 to $15. 803-222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csda

Film fest

“Tying the Knot” and “ManDove” showing, noon and 7 p.m. Sept. 18 respectively, Dina’s Place, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Part of the Underexposed Film Series. Jim de Sève directs “Tying the Knot,” which digs deeply into the past and present to uncover the meaning of civil marriage in America today. From award-winning documentary filmmakers Jim de Sève and Kian Tjong “Man Dove” unusual film leaves the interpretive narrative at home as it blends ethnographic filmmaking and reflexive documentary form into a unique cultural adventure. Question-and-answer session with the directors follows. The documentary runs 65 minutes and is not rated. Tickets: $5. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

New play

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” Sept. 18-Oct. 5, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. By Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. This play tells the story of America’s first political maverick. A.J. beat the British, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States - who cares if he didn’t have permission? For ages 16 and older. Tickets - $24-431 - on sale Aug. 20; pay what you can Sept. 12, and preview performances Sept. 13-14. 704-342-2251, ext. 21; actorstheatrecharlotte.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

Hot dog!

Charlotte Chapter of DeMolay Hot Dog sale, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Setzer Lodge, 4217 Stacy Blvd., Charlotte. DeMolay is a nonprofit organization that shows males ages 12- 21 how to be responsible adults with good moral character, and helps develop social and leadership skills. Hot dog plate: $5, includes fixings, chips and drink. 704-315-3804, 704-280-9921


The Second City, Happily Ever Laughter, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, The Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City’s Happily Ever Laughter is a chance to see comedy stars in the making during an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. Arts Council of York County member, $40; nonmember, $45; at the door, $50. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

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