African artist exhibit opening June 27 at Stowe Garden in Belmont

June 22, 2014 

WEDNESDAY

Storytime

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.

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.

FRIDAY

‘ZimSculpt’

“ZimSculpt” exhibit opens June 27 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Curated within a horticultural display that will take guests vicariously from the savannahs of south-central Africa to its lush tropical high country, more than 100 sculptures will be on display and offered for sale. “ZimSculpt” represents a variety of nearly 200 artisans in Zimbabwe. Opening reception is 6-9 p.m. June 26 and costs $25 per person. Reservations required: 704-829-1294. The exhibition is free with garden admission. DSBG.org.

AC/DC band

Hells Bells, a national AC/DC tribute band, performs. 9-11 p.m. June 27, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Cost: $5 at the door. 803-831-2553; lwbnb.com.

SATURDAY

Photo time

Shutter Bugs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 28, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Learn about the science behind developing a photo, create a natural photo frame and go on a photography scavenger hunt. See the new exhibit, “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic.” Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org.

ONGOING

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. 704-337-2000; www.mintmuseum.org.

S.C. boundary exhibit

“The Shaping of South Carolina” exhibit, Fort Mill Historical Society, 301 N. White St., Fort Mill. Exhibit details the disputes, politics and science surrounding the state’s boundary lines from colonial times to the present. In addition, the exhibit highlights the borders in contention today. Open Wednesday-Saturday. 803-802-3646; info@fmhm.org.

Native movies

Movie Mondays Go Native, 2 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 18, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Enjoy movies on the big screen in the museum’s auditorium with family-friendly films about American Indians. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org

Woodland Indians

The Woodland Indians, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, June 10-Aug. 12, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit the Catawba Village to discover how local American Indians used plants, animals and even the earth to provide for tools, clothing, food and shelter. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org.

Gem mining

Gemstone Mining, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 12, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Find mineral treasures like garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds and rose quartz. Participants keep everything found. Cost: $4 with museum admission per person, $4 for Schiele members. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org.

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