Cabin Creek playing Nov. 7 at Allison Creek Bluegrass event in York

November 3, 2013 

WEDNESDAY

Web basics

Internet Basics, 11 a.m. Nov. 6, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Learn to access, navigate and print a website, and basic techniques for finding information on the Internet. For adults with some computer experience. 704-416-6800

Email basics

Email Basics Using Gmail, 2 p.m. Nov. 6, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. An introduction to email for those who do not already have an email account. Learn to send emails, attach files and manage an account. 704-416-6800

Career exploration

Career Exploration: Meet a Profession, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Todd Nuccio serves as the trial court administrator for North Carolina’s 26th Judicial District. Audience: adults, ages 12-18. 704-416-6800

THURSDAY

Bluegrass

Allison Creek Bluegrass presents Cabin Creek, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free family friendly event. allisoncreekbluegrass.com

Cello-guitar

Jones-Maruri cello and guitar duo, 8 p.m. Nov. 7, Abbey Basilica, Belmont, N.C., presented by Arts at the Abbey. Based in Spain, the duo of cellist Michael Kevin Jones and guitarist Agustin Maruri present a concert of music from the baroque to contemporary periods including Schubert’s “Sonata Arpeggione.” One of their contemporary works is based on American folk songs. The series is sponsored by the monks of Belmont Abbey and the Associated Foundation of Belmont. The concert is free; donations accepted. 704-461-6813.; bac.edu

ONGOING

Shag class

Shag classes, 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Nov. 4, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Tommy and Gail Davis will start with the basic step and progress through commonly danced steps. All ages and skill levels invited. Cost: $20 per person. 803-980-4000; pathollisgrant@cs.com

Renaissance festival

20th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, weekends 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Nov. 24, Huntersville, N.C. The Festival’s artisan marketplace mimics 16th century architecture and features 100 merchants, crafters and artists that create, demonstrate and sell handmade wares. Eleven outdoor stages and performance settings offer non-stop theater, comedy, music, dance, magic, circus entertainments and falconry demonstrations. Hundreds of costumed villagers fill the lanes with additional entertainment. The festival’s signature attraction features medieval knights on horseback jousting three times daily in the queen’s tournament arena. 877-896-5544; RenFestInfo.com

World’s Fairs

“Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939” exhibit through Jan. 19, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. See about 200 examples of glass, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, precious metalwork and textiles displayed at the world’s fairs between London’s Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London in 1851 and New York’s World’s Fair in 1939. Admission: $10 adults; free to children younger than 18 with paying adult. 704-337-2011; mintmuseum.org

COMING SOON

Neuropathy workshop

Peripheral Neuropathy workshop, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, Infinite Wellness, 1698 S.C. 160 W., Fort Mill. Presented by Richard Schaffer Jr., MD. Free; seating is limited. 803-547-4343

Bird walk

Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. Nov. 12, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by volunteers Gail Ice and Ann Mozingo, stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds, and observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

Book club

Steele Creek Readers Book Club, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Discuss “The Light Between the Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman. Led by a staff member. Audience: adults. 704-416-6800

Word basics

Microsoft Word Basics. 11 a.m. Nov. 13, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. Designed for adults with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. Audience: adults. 704-416-6800

Word II

Microsoft Word, Part II, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. This class is a follow up to the Microsoft Word Basics class. After a review, paragraph formatting, headers and footers, and other more advanced topics will be explored. Prior Word experience is required. Audience: adults. 704-416-6800

Christmas Show

Southern Christmas Show, Nov. 14-24, The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets: $10 at the door, $3 for children ages 6-12; ages 6 and younger free with paying adult. Advance tickets $9 for adults; available online at SouthernChristmasShow.com.

Plant walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Nov. 16, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 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

Bid on trees

Symphony Guild of Charlotte’s third annual Festival of Trees holiday fundraiser, Nov. 16-Dec. 8, with the new Breakfast at Nordstrom – A Holiday Children’s Fashion Show at SouthPark Mall on Nov 16. Festival of Trees is a real-time and online silent auction of tabletop artificial trees decorated by renowned interior, floral and landscape designers, businesses, retailers, nonprofits and community organizations. As a prelude to the debut of the trees, the fashion show, featuring styles for women and children, will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the children’s department of Nordstrom. The 13 trees will be on display for bidding in the luxury wing of SouthPark Mall outside of Nordstrom. The trees will relocate to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Dec. 5-8, and be on display for bidding before and during the Charlotte Symphony Pops Series performances of “Magic of Christmas.” Bidders also can vie for the trees online at symphonyguildcharlotte.org/FOT.htm. Visit the website for fashion show tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger, and $40 for VIP seating. Proceeds from both events benefit the Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras and youth music education.

‘Catching Fire’

“Catching Fire” movie release party, 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Lake Wylie Public Library. Enjoy food and activities inspired by the book and film “Catching Fire.” For grades 6-12. Registration required; limited to 25. 803-831-7774

Jazz Orchestra

Charlotte Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Hwy. 55 E., Clover. The United States Navy Jazz Ensemble was originally scheduled to perform, but became unavailable due to the government shutdown. Admission is free, but tickets are required. 803-222-8018

Garden lights

Holidays at the Garden, opens Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The garden glows with half a million LED lights in the lighting display, plus see festive fun in the Visitor Center and Orchid Conservatory, along with servings of hot drinks and treats offered nightly from Belmont’s Caravan Coffee. On Four Season’s lawn, guests can enjoy live entertainment Thursday through Sunday featuring a cappella groups like Queen City Groove, gospel groups like Lake Norman Baptist Church, jazz ensembles, hand bell choirs and more. Holiday events also scheduled: Admission: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60 and older , and $6 children 4-12. The garden opens at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and is closed Christmas Day. DSBG.org

Mystery books

Mystery Book Club, 6:35 p.m. Nov. 26, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Hosted by Christine Tran, a mysteries reviewer for the online publication BookList. Discussing “Mallory’s Oracle” by Carol O’Connell. Titles chosen by the group will be discussed on the last Tuesday of each month. Audience: adults. 704-416-6800

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