See Fettucini Brothers Feb. 20 in Clover

February 15, 2014 

WEDNESDAY

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. yclibrary.org

THURSDAY

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; clover.k12.sc.us/csda

Bluegrass

Allison Creek Bluegrass welcomes Bluegrass Inspirations, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, Allison Creek Church, Highway 274, York. Doors open at 6 p.m.; concessions sold at 6:30 p.m. No cover charge. Family-friendly event. allisoncreekbluegrass.com

SATURDAY

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; DSBG.org

Folk artists

Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Lowry Family Theater, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Noted American songwriters, Scott and O’Brien are true folk artists with something to say. The crafty pickers’ collaborative songwriting serves up environmental concern over coal-mining with “Keep Your Dirty Lights On,” nominated for a 2013 Grammy for Best American Roots Song. West Virginian O’Brien won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2005 with “Fiddlers’ Green.” Kentucky native Scott has written hit songs for Nashville’s finest – Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, and the Dixie Chicks. The duo’s latest album, “Memories and Moments.” Tickets: $20 CHM embers, $25 general admission. 803-909-7313, 803-909-7488; chmuseums.org

Evening of Radiance

An Evening of Radiance, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. This Arts Council of York County’s annual fundraising gala celebrates the creativity and elegance evoked by Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year. This is a red carpet Hollywood affair, with music by jazz musician Leslie Thompson Richardson and DJ Chris Roland. Includes open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction including vacation packages and original art by local and regional artists such as Harriet Goode and Bob Doster. All proceeds benefit arts programming in York County. Tickets: $100. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

Tree pruning

Pruning demonstrations on many types of trees including crape myrtles, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22, Trailhead Park at the main entrance of Tega Cay, 7725 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay. Demonstrations by York County Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson and Bartlett Tree Experts Manager Dave Powell. Free. atjstalford@comporium.net

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; chmuseums.org

MONDAY

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; cmlibrary.org/programs

ONGOING

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; artoftimmatthews.com ; yorkcountyarts.org

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, fortmillhistorymuseum.org

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. Pieces are available for purchase. The garden will offer a class on how to grow and care for orchids at home from 1-3 p.m. March 1. Class cost: $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers, plus a $25 materials fee. 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; DSBG.org

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.

COMING SOON

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. carolinapromusica.org

Facebooking

Facebook Basics, 11 a.m. Feb. 26, Steele Creek Public Library. Create a Facebook account and learn to navigate this social networking site. Familiarity with computers and Internet is required. To register: 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Excel basics

Microsoft Excel Basics, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, Steele Creek Public Library. Learn to enter and edit data in a worksheet and do basic spreadsheet formatting. Keyboard and mouse skills required. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment. To register: 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

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; symposium.yorkmg.org

Eco garden

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Productive Vegetable Gardening With Companion Planting, 6 p.m. March 5, Steele Creek Public Library. Learn to be a more savvy gardener. Companion planting is an organic approach to vegetable gardening that can increase the productivity of a garden without using commercial pesticides and fertilizers. To register: 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

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. To register: catawabacare.org. Day-of registration available. 803-909-6363

Book club

Steele Creek Readers Book Club, 10:30 a.m. March 11, Steele Creek Public Library. Join a discussion of “The Last Summer of the Camperdowns” by Elizabeth Kelly. Led by a staff member. To register: 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Live healthy

Healthy Living on a Dollar, 2 p.m. March 18, Steele Creek Public Library. Get recipe and food preparation ideas and learn how to stretch your dollars to live healthy on any budget. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program application assistance will be available. To register: 704-416-6800; cmlibrary.org/programs

Swing time

Big Ray and the Kool Kats perform, 7:30 p.m. March 14, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The band is comprised of a four-piece rhythm section, four sizzling horn players, two jazzy female vocalists and premiere Sinatra stylist, Dan Barrale. Led by trumpeter Ray Caddell whose live recording credits include appearances with Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra. Advance tickets: $35 for general public, $30 for Arts Council members; $40 at the door. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

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