See past occupations come to life Aug. 31 in Brattonsville

August 24, 2013 


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;

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;

‘Waist’ful Thinking’

Heart2Heart Monthly Lunch-n-Learn: “Waist’ful Thinking,” 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28, City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St. Learn about dietary chances that can lead to healthy lifestyles and the surgical approach to weight loss. Presented by Deb Myers, RN, and Jimmie Sherrill, RN, of Piedmont Medical Center. Myers also is the surgical weight loss program coordinator. Cost: $15, includes buffet lunch, beverages and tax. Gratuity not included. Reservations required. 803-524-5671;


CANCELLED _ ‘Bones’ author

THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Kathy Reichs book signing, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Books-A-Million, RiverGate shopping center, Steele Creek.

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


History alive

Occupations of the Past, 10 a.m.-4p.m. Aug. 31, Historic Brattonsville, McConnells. Explore Historic Brattonsville as costumed interpreters demonstrate century-old trades of teaching, blacksmithing, doctoring, farming, soldiering, spinning and weaving, to name just a few. Watch history come alive and talk with a farmer, step into the wood working barn. Bring a picnic lunch. Cost: adults, $6; seniors, $5; youth ages 4-17, $3; ages 3 and younger, free.

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;


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., Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Titles chosen by the group will be discussed on the last Tuesday of each month until November. Audience: Adults, seniors. 704-416-6800;


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.

SLR basics

Digital SLR I – The Basics, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 7, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn how to set-up a digital SLR camera with settings and menu options, modes and lighting settings to create great images in every situation. Topics such as shutter speed, aperture opening, ISO sensitivity and balance will be discussed. This class requires a digital SLR camera. Cost: $40 for members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252;

Bird walk

Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. Sept. 10, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Karen Gibson, stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252;

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;

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;

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;

Carolina Brass

Arts at the Abbey presents Carolina Brass, 8 p.m. Sept 19, Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont. From the elegance and grace of classical music to the hard driving sound of a big band, Carolina Brass puts it all together. Free; donations accepted. 704-461-6813;

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;

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

Garden walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join garden staff on a custom tour of the garden, highlighting what’s in bloom, seasonal gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252;


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;

Photo light

Digital SLR II – Metering, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 28, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn how to get the correct quality of light to reach the camera’s sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented. Class requires a digital SLR camera. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252;

Collect seeds

Seed Collection Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 28, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Participants will join the horticulture staff on a guided tour of the perennial gardens to seek out and collect seed from the garden’s best summer performers. A classroom presentation will focus on seed preparation and tips for successful germination. Cost: $20 for garden members, $25 for non-members. 704-829-1252;

Fundraiser fun

Christy’s Courage Foundation fundraiser, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 5, Mac’s Speed Shop, Steele Creek. Christy’s Courage is a nonprofit organization helping children with Esophageal Atresia. 704-609-3756;

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