Go see “Van Gogh Alive” in Charlotte

April 20, 2014 



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


Support group

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


Tuck Fest

Tuck Fest, April 25-27, The U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte. This three-day festival celebrates the active, outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and live music with more than 30 competitions and demos in and around the river, as well as 17 live bands on two stages. Admission is free. 704-391-3900, tuckfest.org, usnwc.org

Go see Gogh

The “Van Gogh Alive” exhibit debuts April 25 and runs through June 1 at Discovery Place in Charlotte. Over 3,000 of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous works are taken outside of the frame and brought to life.Admission: $20 for adults ages 14-59; $18 for ages 2-13 and 60 and older. Tickets are on sale for timed entries: discoveryplace.org, 704-372-6261, ext. 300, or in person at Discovery Place. Discovery Place brings to the IMAX screen “Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” in The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre. IMAX tickets may be added for an additional $5 per person.


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. Advance tickets are $20 for Arts Council of York County members and $25 for nonmembers. At the door: $30. 803-328-2787, yorkcountyarts.org

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. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $40 for garden members and $46 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252, DSBG.org


Spring splendor

Splendor in the Spring picnic, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Guests are invited to bring a picnic, blanket and chairs to enjoy live jazz music. Guests bringing a picnic receive $2 off each adult admission. The Garden Store’s Wine Nook will offer a tasting of North Carolina wines from 1 to 3 p.m. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. 704-829-1252, DSBG.org


Art exhibits

Three artists on exhibit, through April 27, Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Works by Seth Rouser, J. Michael Simpson, and Robert W. Mullinex. Also showing the 5th Congressional Art Competition through May 2 in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery, Winthrop University’s Senior Graphics. 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. For every item presold, another $4 will be donatedBelk will take pre-orders for items and will not sell anything on-site. All of the bras will be available for pickup in the Belk store in Pineville or mailed at no charge.

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