Mad scientists go to work July 17 at Lake Wylie Library

July 13, 2014 


Let’s experiment

Mad Scientist Party, 5-6:30 p.m. July 17, Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle. Rising sixth- to 12th-graders will perform experiments using items found in the kitchen. Participants should wear old clothes. To register: 803-831-7774.

Spirit Night

Double Spirit Night, 5 p.m. July 17, SweetFrog, 572 John Ross Pkwy., and Fuel Pizza, 1910 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, in honor of Jordan Diggs, a Chester-area teen who needs a kidney transplant. 10 percent of all receipts go to COTA for Diggs. 803-374-7580;

Nutrition 101

Nutrition Series: Holistic Nutrition 101, 10:30 a.m.-noon July 17, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Tracey W. Fox. Learn how to properly fuel your body with whole foods and holistic nutrition principles. Cost: $15 for garden members; $20 for nonmembers. 704-825-4490;

Grow organic

Organic Vegetable Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 17, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Matt Kokenes, Microfarm Organic Gardens. Learn how to plant a garden with healthy vegetables. Cost: $5 for garden members, $15 for nonmembers. 704-825-4490;

Book sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale, July 17-19, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books for all ages will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack. DVDs and audio books will be for sale. Opening night for Friends members will be 5-8 p.m. July 17. Memberships will be sold at the door for $15 for individuals, $25 for families. The sale opens to the public: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19. All items will be half price July 19. Proceeds go to York County Library programs. 803-981-5837;


Music at the lake

Trial by Fire, a national Journey Tribute Band, performs, 9-11 p.m. July 18, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Opening band Principle Skinner at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5 at the door. 803-831-2553;

Lawnmower racing

Bounty At The Bottom Race, July 18-19, Phatbottom Speedway, 2610 Jim McCarter Road, York, presented with York County Lawn Mower Racing Association. Fundraiser for Shriners Club of York County. Children’s area and events, as well as 50/50 drawing, fireworks Friday and vendors Saturday. Event times: 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adult each day; free for children 10 and younger. 704-451-3751, 803-242-4671;

At the library

“Rumpelstiltskin,” 10:30 a.m. July 18, Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle. Porkchop Productions brings its fractured take on the famous tale with a miserly king who tries to figure out how to turn straw into gold. For pre-kindergartners to fifth-graders. 803-831-7774


Robots invade

Clash of the Bots V, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Join the excitement as robots play hockey and clash together in all-out battles of finesse and brute strength. Discover how robots are built and how robotics increasingly plays a beneficial role in society. Cost: $3 in addition to museum admission. 704-866-6908;


Cook with herbs

Cooking with Herbs, 2-3:30 p.m. July 20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Tracey W. Fox, learn about herbs, their nutritive values, medicinal properties and how to use them in everyday cooking. Cost: $15 for garden members, $20 for nonmembers. 704-825-4490;


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. Features original maps from the collection of the South Carolina Historical Society, and the Springs Close Family Archives and quotations concerning the science of surveying from noted surveyor and Revolutionary hero, Gen. William Moultrie. In addition, the exhibit highlights the borders in contention today. Open Wednesday-Saturday. 803-802-3646;

Woodland Indians

The Woodland Indians, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through 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;

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;

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;


Novel idea

“I Have and Idea for a Novel - What Do I Do Next?,” 6 p.m. July 23, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Carol Baldwin, author and speaker, will share 10 steps toward making this dream come true. Find out how to brainstorm, how to revise, how to submit your work and how to network with others in the field. To register: 704-416-6800;

Dragons & Dreams

Dragons & Dreams, 10:30 a.m. July 25, Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle. Learn about the science of fire and ice presented by the Sciencetellers, using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles and “cool” dry ice. Recommended for first to fifth grades. 803-831-7774

Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga Workshop, 9:30-11 a.m. July 26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Led by a Simply Yoga Belmont instructor, a brief segment of this class will provide information on proper hydration. Bring a yoga mat, water and a towel. Cost: $8 for garden members, $20 for nonmembers. 704-825-4490;

Dance Day

National Dance Day, 1-4:30 p.m. July 26, Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. The program is designed to give the public a chance to actively participate in the performing arts. Dance instructors will be on site to help teach the two National Dance Day routines. The event moves indoors to the Wells Fargo Atrium for inclement weather.

Reading Explosion

Lew-E’s Reading Explosion, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1, Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle. Lee Andrews Productions and Professor Lew-E will use volunteers from the audience to form a cloud and make it snow inside. Recommended for first to fifth grades. 803-831-7774

Bethel VFD sale

Yard and bake sale, 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 2, Bethel Volunteer Fire Station 1, 5600 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie, for the fire department auxiliary. Along with yard sale items, there will be a bake sale, and water and lemonade for purchase.


Wild Wings, Aug. 2, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Wildlife biologist Susan Campbell returns for her annual research trip as she traps, bands and releases hummingbirds. 704-825-4490;

Tools of Stone

Tools of Stone, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 2, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit the Aboriginal Studies Center to see live demonstrations of stone tool making as a group of East Coast flint knappers gather to reproduce the knives, axes and projectile points of our prehistoric ancestors. Explore recreated prehistoric structures at the Stone Age Heritage Site. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;

About Meck County

Get to Know Mecklenburg County!, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Steele Creek Public Library. Explore interesting locations, learn about community resources, and find new adventures. Mecklenburg County maps and brochures will be provided. 704-416-6800;

Reptile Day

Reptile and Amphibian Day, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 10, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908;

BBQ fest

Butts & Bluegrass BBQ Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6, Clover Community Park, 256 Community Park Drive, Clover. Sample barbecue with the official judging by the S.C. BBQ Association. There will be music, a motorcycle show, 5K Run for Hunger, craft show, children’s area, cake walk and health screenings. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12. Bring a nonperishable food item for $1 off. Proceeds go to Clover Area Assistance Center. 704-214-2892.

Potters market

10th annual Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6, Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte. 50 North Carolina potters have been invited to participate in this year’s event. Admission: $10, includes access to the event and admission to The Mint Museum. There will be folk musicians, pottery-making demonstrations and food. Proceeds provide acquisitions of pottery and library materials for the Mint. Online admission begins Aug. 1 at 704-733-9393

Southern Women’s Show

Southern Women’s Show, Sept. 11-14, Charlotte Convention Center. The 32nd annual show will include with jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, gourmet treats, runway fashion shows, cooking classes and speakers. Show hours: Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: adults $12 at door; $10 in advance online; ages 6-12, $6 at door and online. 704-376-6594;

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