DeCarlo playing March 21 at Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce

March 17, 2014 



Allison Creek Bluegrass with The Hinson Girls, 7-9 p.m. March 20, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, S.C. 274. Doors open at 6 p.m., concessions available at 6:30 p.m.,

‘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:


Music in Wylie

DeCarlo band performs, 9 p.m. March 21, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Fronted by current Boston lead singer Tommy DeCarlo, hear classic Boston songs and songs by artists such as .38 Special, Toto and Foreigner. 803-831-2553

To the moon

“Back To The Moon For Good,” opens March 21, The Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Forty years after the historic Apollo landings, this 25-minute digital film ushers in a new era of lunar exploration, immersing spectators in the latest space race – a $30 million private competition to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. Narrated by Tim Allen. Runs every Tuesday-Saturday at 3:30 p.m. until June 6. The family-friendly planetarium show is included with museum admission. 803-329-2121;


Dog wash

Animal Adoption League Charity Dog Wash, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22, Canine Café, 125 Remount Road, Unit A, Charlotte. Cost: $15 per bath. All proceeds go to AAL. Some adoptable dogs will be there.

Day on the Farm

Children’s Day on the Farm, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Focusing on farm life in the 18th and 19th centuries, the living history museum will offer hands-on activities with toys, games, candle making and blacksmith demonstrations. This year’s event will feature professional storyteller Tim Lowery and children’s author Sheila Ingle will be signing her book “Fearless Martha.” Admission: adult $8; senior $6; youth 4-17 $5. 803-684-2327;

Fiction sale

Friends of the York County Library fiction sale, March 22-24, York County Library, Rock Hill. Hardcover and paperback fiction titles, and VHS tapes, on sale priced 50 cents to $2. Times: 9 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday. 803-981-5837;


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. Pieces are available for purchase. 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;

Baxter exhibit

Todd Baxter paintings on display, through March 28, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 121 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. Baxter of Charlotte, worked as a graphic designer for about 30 years. In June 2010 he began work in fine arts. He works primarily with oils and is a 2014 member of the Oil Painters of America. He has work represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte and Olive’s in Fort Mill. 803-328-2787;


In Clover

Kathy Mattea performs, 8 p.m. March 27, Clover School District Auditorium, 605 Bethel St., Clover. Mattea’s signature blend of Appalachian, gospel, bluegrass, roots and Celtic music have garnered multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy awards. Tickets: $15.

Free concert

The Gaston Symphonic Band performs, 8 p.m. March 29, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55, Clover. Gaston Symphonic band has more than 75 members playing a variety of music from classical, pops, marches, Broadway and jazz. The concert is free and no tickets are required. 803-222-8018;

Meet author

Meet author Saloma Miller Furlong, 2 p.m. March 29, Rock Hill Main Library. Formerly a member of the Ohio Amish community, Furlong will talk about her experiences growing up Amish and how she reached the decision to leave that life. Her release is “Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds” and “Why I Left the Amish.” She has been featured on two episodes of the PBS documentary show “American Experience,” about the Amish way of life. Copies of her books will be available for sale and signing. Registration required. 803-981-5845

Hoppin’ fun

Peter Rabbit at the Garden, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 29, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Meet characters from the story, including Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. Greg Briley Photography will offer photo op packages. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Bunny Café, provided by Best Impressions Caterers. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6.

Photo exhibit

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment exhibit, opens March 29, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. The first stop on the national tour of the exhibition following its run at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. On view through July 20, featuring nearly 100 photographs, including moving depictions of far-flung cultures, compelling illustrations of conceptual topics and arresting images of social issues. Cost: $10 special exhibition fee after general museum admission.

Get motivated

Jillian Michaels on stage, April 15, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte. Tickets: start at $25.

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