Steele Creek Library offering computer classes Feb. 26

February 22, 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.


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;

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;


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;


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. 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;

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.


Eco garden

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Productive Vegetable Gardening With Companion Planting, 6 p.m. March 5, Steele Creek Public Library. Learn to be a 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;

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: 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;

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;

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;

‘Julius Caesar’

“Julius Caesar,” March 20-22 and March 27-29, Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte, presented by Shakespeare Carolina. Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. To reserve tickets:

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