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Learn how to trim crape myrtles, 11 a.m. Jan. 3, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will discuss techniques for pruning crape myrtles. First Friday in the Garden is a public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
Digital SLR I – Macro and Close-Up Photography, 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 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 including various 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. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Holidays at the Garden 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 turned on at 5 p.m. nightly, plus festivities in the Visitor Center and Orchid Conservatory, along with servings of hot drinks and treats offered from Belmont’s Caravan Coffee. On the Four Season Garden’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, handbell choirs and more. Holiday events also scheduled. Admission: $12 for adults; $11 for seniors, ages 60 and older; and $6, children ages 4-12. The garden opens at 5 p.m. and is closed Christmas Day. DSBG.org
“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 age 18 with paying adult. 704-337-2011; www. mintmuseum.org
“The First Carolinians: The Life & Times of the First Cultures in the Palmetto State,” through March 1, Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St., Fort Mill. 803-802-3646, www.f ortmillhistorymuseum.org.
“Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer,” through June 29, Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Made up of about 100 photographs from Photo League members.
Dallas Brass, 8 p.m. Jan. 9, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Hwy. 55 E., Clover. Tickets: $15. 803-222-8018; clover.k12.sc.us
Prohibition Party, Jan. 11, courtroom at the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill, hosted by The Arts Council of York County. Sample wine, scotch, bourbon and beer. Dance to music by the jazz trio, Take Three. There will be a gourmet cheese buffet, light hors d’oeuvres and dessert. O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits will have expert vendors on site. There will be an auction, including a rare PappyVan Winkle Family Reserve 20-year bourbon. Tickets: $35 for members, $40 for public by Jan. 1; or $50 for everyone after Jan. 1. 803-328-2787; www.y orkcountyarts.org
Digital SLR II – Metering, 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, take lighting a step further learning how to get the correct quality of light to reach the camera’s sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for non-members. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. Jan. 14, 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
Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. A New York City-based blues and jazz ensemble specializes in American music from the late 1800s-1930, reminiscent of The Ziegfield Follies, The Great American Song Book and early medicine shows. The group features Jessy Carolina on vocals and washboard, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton on piano, banjo and vocals; Jordan Hyde on guitar; Jay Sanford on bass; Mario J. Maggio on clarinet and saxophone; an Satoru Ohashi on trumpet and trombone. Tickets: $20 for Arts Council of York County members, $25 general admission. All tickets are $30 at the door. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org
Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Jan. 18, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden highlighting what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Papercrafting, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 19, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Suzanne Patz, stamp and paper artist, make cards with stamping techniques and something special for Valentine’s Day. Cost: $18 for garden members, $22 for non-members, plus $5 materials fee. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
California Dreaming, 9 p.m. Jan. 28, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Hwy. 55 E., Clover. A dance tribute to an era that introduced the world to the good vibrations of love, peace and summertime fun. Tickets: $15. 803-222-8018; clover.k12.sc.us