Art exhibit reception April 10 in Rock Hill

April 5, 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

Support group

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, River Hills Community Church, room 116, 104 Hamilton;s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. piedmontintergroup.org

Exhibit reception

Art exhibition reception, 6 p.m. April 10, Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Three engaging artists – Seth Rouser, J. Michael Simpson, and Robert W. Mullinex – have works on display through April 27. Also showing at the Center for the Arts: In the Perimeter Gallery, “Pastels, Southern Style” through April 13 and the 5th Congressional Art Competition April 16-May 2. In the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery, Winthrop University’s Senior Graphics Show runs through April 11. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

SATURDAY

Sheep shearing

Sheep Shearing Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Interpreters at the living history museum will be shearing the Gulf Coast Heritage sheep and demonstrating how raw woolen fleece is processed for carding, spinning, dyeing with natural indigo, and weaving the wool into finished garments. Bring a picnic lunch. Admission: adult $6; senior $5; youth 4-17 $3. 803-684-2327; chmuseums.org

SUNDAY

Make cards

Papercrafting, 1:15-3:15 p.m. April 13, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Suzanne Patz, stamp and paper artist, use rubber stamps and techniques to create spring floral cards, Easter goodies and blooming basket card for Mother's Day. Cost: $18 for garden members, $22 for non-members, plus $5 materials fee. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

MONDAY

Learn Spanish

Conversational Spanish For English Speakers, 6 p.m. Mondays, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. 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

To the moon

“Back To The Moon For Good,” through June 6, 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. The family-friendly planetarium show is included with museum admission. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.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.

Myositis support

The Carolinas Myositis Support Group – Charlotte, 2-4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St. Pineville, N.C. Speakers will address various topics related to living with myositis and will include a psychologist, neurologist, MDA representative, pharmaceutical representative and acupuncturist. 704-708-8999

COMING SOON

Dance class

Beginner East Coast Swing classes, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 8, J. Paul Ford Recreation Center, 37 E. Woodrow Ave., Belmont. This is a form of social partner dance. Instructor is David Whittington, owner of DW Studios in Charlotte. Classes are $40 per person. 704-825-8191

History celebration

Fort Mill History Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12-13, Fort Mill History Museum. Travel through Fort Mill’s history on a timeline trail through Walter Y. Elisha Park. Experience the sights and sounds of Revolutionary War General Thomas Sumter’s encampment recreated by The New Acquisition Militia, and a Civil War encampment reenacted by the 6th South Carolina Volunteers. See what camp life was like for a World War I soldier, and soldiers of World War II. Also see an exhibition of the H.L. Hunley replica. The Hunley, a Confederate Civil War submarine, was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship. 803-802-3646; fortmillhistorymuseum.org

Get motivated

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

Gooey fun

Peep-a-Palooza, 5-6:30 p.m. April 22, Lake Wylie Public Library. Make gooey crafts and squishy sculptures using Peeps marshmallow treats; for 6th-12th graders. To register: 803-831-7774.

Photo class

Digital SLR II – Metering, 9:30 a.m.-noon April 26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn 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

Musical performance

Alan Black & The Tryon Street Quartet perform, 7:30 p.m. April 26, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Black is the principal cellist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Rounding out the quartet are Rosemary Furniss and Tatiana Karpova on violin, and Ning Zhao on viola. her selctions from Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 13, and String Quartet in A Major, Opus 18 by Beethoven. Advance tickets: $20 for Arts Council of York County members, $25 for non-members. At the door: $30. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

Fit for Cure

Wacoal Fit for the Cure, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 29, Glennon Community Center, lower level, Tega Cay, sponsored by Belk and Carolina Place. There will be bra-fitting specialists from Belk available during the event. For every bra fit, Wacoal/Belk donates $4 to Susan G. Komen and for every item presold, another $4 will be donated, as well as receive a free Wacoal Tote Bag. As a part of this event, Belk will take pre-orders for items. They will not sell anything on site. All of the bras will be orderedMay 8 and will be available for pick-up in the Belk store in Pineville or mailed at no charge. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a free Wacoal Bra.

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