Lake Wylie Public Library holding events Feb. 13 and Feb. 18 for kids

February 9, 2014 


Story time

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lake Wylie Public Library. For 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. No registration required.


Fancy tea time

Fancy Nancy Valentine Tea Party, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 13, Lake Wylie Public Library. Children ages 5 to 7 are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with favorite book character, Fancy Nancy, in tea party finery and make Valentines and enjoy tea-time refreshments. Dolls are welcome to attend. Registration required. 803-831-7774


Garden walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join staff on a custom tour of the garden. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252;

Guided tours

By Way of the Back Door: The Enslaved at Brattonsville, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays in February, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Guided tours focus on three generations of slavery from 1780-1865, along with ongoing activities throughout the day. Tours will include stops at Colonel Bratton’s house, the slave cabins, the Brick Kitchen and the Homestead. Interpreters will tell the story about Watt and lead visitors to the slave cemetery to his marble tombstone, a rare tribute for a slave, erected by the Brattons in honor of his patriotic services in the Battle of Huck’s Defeat. Admission: adults, $6; seniors, $5; youth ages 4-17, $3. 803-684-2327;

Heart Gala

The second annual Celebrate with Heart Gala, 6 p.m. Feb. 15, City Club of Rock Hill, East Main Street, Rock Hill. The event features a shrimp and grits bar, a wine tasting with complimentary food pairings, an open martini bar also serving beer, mixed drinks and wine and music and dancing with DJ Travis Dupree in the main ballroom and the Marc Hoffman Quartet in the lounge Tickets: $50 per person. 803-524-5671;


Learn Spanish

Conversational Spanish For English Speakers, 6 p.m. Mondays, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Forget high school Spanish class. No verbs will be conjugated here. This class will help you learn everyday Spanish. To register: 704-416-6800;


Flights’ exhibit

Tony DiGiorgio’s “Travels and Flights of Fancy” exhibit, through Feb. 16, Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. DiGiorgio’s artistic approach creates striking imagery that provides viewers with an introduction to the possibilities of photography in the digital age. Showing concurrently to DiGiorgio’s work in the Dalton Gallery are works by Dana Shelby in the Perimeter Gallery, and Matt Horick and Caleb Sauls in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery. 803-328-2787;

On display

“Silhouettes” by Tim Matthews exhibit, through Feb. 27, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 121 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. An exhibit focused on the thoughtful play of color, texture, contrast, light and shadow. Matthews paints primarily in acrylics, but also works in watercolor, pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, with subjects that range from seascapes to still life and portraiture. The works featured in Silhouettes are an exercise in stretching the artist’s imagination. Not all are representational works; many are abstractions, sketches created with paint. 803-328-2878;;

First cultures

“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,

Art and Orchids

Arts and Orchids exhibit, through March 23, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The garden has paired thousands of its orchids with the works by North Carolina artist Rick Lazes. “The World is Bending” is made up of large shapes made of wood or metal, that Lazes says make a social statement about the changes and challenges that people around the world are encountering during the early part of the 21st century. “Liquid Art” showcases colorful acrylic sculptures melted into obscure shapes. These pieces are painted with incredible detail. The pieces will be available for purchase. Orchid arrangements will complement the art. The garden will offer classes on how to grow and care for orchids at home from 1-3 p.m. March 1. Workshop costs $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers, plus a $25 materials fee. Photographing Orchids will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 with instructor Dave Kelly. The exhibits are free with garden admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 704-825-4490;

Photo exhibition

“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.


Teen treat

Choco-fest for Teens, 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Lake Wylie Public Library. Sixth- through 12th-graders can test their knowledge of chocolate trivia and make sweet treats. Registration required. 803-831-7774

Fettucini fun

Family Night XV with “The Fettucini Brothers,” 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. The Fettucini Brothers, Alfredo and Aldente, are celebrating 25 years of traveling the globe, spreading mirth, merriment and the joy of juggling. Bouncing balls, cascading clubs, dancing diabolos, spinning plates and clanging cups are all combined and choreographed into an action-filled evening. Audience participation pairs with all Fettucini dishes. Individual tickets: $5; or $10 for family of three or more. 803-222-8018;,

Pro Musica

Carolina Pro Musica presents The French Court of Catherine de Medici, 8 p.m. Feb. 25, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1510 E. Seventh St., Charlotte. Catherine, who married Henri II King of France, was inclined to express her creativity through festivals. She was known to enjoy dancing and showcased dance-dramas, an early form of ballet. Vocal music, often part of these productions, consisted of one or two voices accompanied chanson or multi-voiced arrangements. Tickets: $7.50-15.

Close photos

Digital SLR IV – Macro and Close-up Photography, 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 22, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. One of our most advanced offerings, macro and close-up photography presents the photographer with some unique challenges. Requires a digital SLR camera. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252;

Garden symposium

Ninth annual Joy of Gardening Symposium, March 1, Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College, Rock Hill. Seven experts – Joe Lamp’l, Barry Glick, Cory Tanner, Stephanie Turner, Keven Shanks, Paul Thompson and Rolf Mischker – will talk about topics including “Five Biggest Mistakes in Our Gardens and How to Fix Them” and “Organic Pest Management.” Nearly 20 vendors will offer plants, gardening books, pottery, jewelry and other items during the event. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Cost: $50 fee includes lunch and drawings for door prizes. Registration deadline: Feb. 21. 704-443-1366;

Women’s conference

“Change Begins with Me” conference in support of Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8, The Well-Agape International Ministries, 135 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. The Catawba Care event is free and participants will be provided with free breakfast, lunch, tote bags, T-shirts and gas cards. The conference will provide women with an opportunity to increase their awareness of women’s issues including HIV/AIDS and provide networking opportunity. Advance registration: Day-of registration available. 803-909-6363

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