Friday, May 6

May 6, 2011 

Music and food

The Beaty Barn Bash to raise money for the low cost spay/neuter program for pets in York and Chester counties will be at 6:30 tonight at 3102 Pinetuck Lane, Rock Hill. There will be a Lowcounty boil, cash bar, bucket auction, live auction, pony patty bingo and live entertainment by The Oneppo Brothers. Tickets are $18 per person or $30 per couple. For tickets, information or directions visit


The Fort Mill Community Playhouse presents Harvey at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and May 12-14 at the playhouse, 615 Banks St. in Fort Mill. A matinee will be at 3 p.m. May 15. Harvey is the story of gentle man, besieged by his relative and comforted by his six-foot invisible rabbit pal. Polly Adkins is director. Tickets are available at Crossings or online at For information, call 803-548-8102.

The Fine Arts Department of Westminster Catawba Christian School will present Roald Dahl's "Willie Wonka" at 7 tonight and Saturday at the Catawba Campus gym. Tickets are $16 for advance reserve seats and $12 advance general admission. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Children 5 and younger are admitted free in general admission only.

Saturday, May 7

Art show and sale

More than 20 artists from the Carolinas and Georgia will have their works on display for show and sale at the Piedmont Folk Art Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the gym at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster. There will be handmade pottery, woodworks and iron works. Admission is free, and there will be demonstrations, concessions and a silent auction.

Tractor show

The Richburg Masonic Lodge 89 is hosting the 14th annual Richburg Days of Old Antique Tractor Show at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lewisville High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Admission is free. Roast beef dinner plates will sold for $8. Proceeds go to various charities and a scholarship fund for local students. For more information, contact Tom Weaver at 803-377-0502.


The North Chester Saddle Club Amateur Rodeo will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Quinn Road Arena off Armenia Road in Lowrys. Pee wee children, youth and adults will compete for the fastest time in the barrel and pole bending competitions. Young riders, 6 years and younger, will compete in Mutton Busting and there will be a calf herding event, a wild cow milking contest, breakaway roping, calf ribbon grabbing and goat tying. Admission is $10 for adults $10, $5 for children six to 12 years old and free for preschoolers. Hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, candy and desserts for sale on the show grounds. For more information contact Nancy Stewart, 803-581-5941.

Sunday, May 8

Mother's Day at the garden

Moms get in free Saturday and Sunday at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, South New Hope Road in Belmont, N.C. In addition, the first 250 mothers each day will get a free potted plant. Along with a walk through the garden and orchid conservatory, carriage rides and photos can be taken for an additional fees. For information and ticket prices, visit

Tuesday, May 10

Outdoor concert

Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Summer Concert in the Park series kicks off Tuesday with music by P.J. Brunson at Fewell Park, 1203 Alexander Road. The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Brunson is a singer, guitarist, and pianist whose voice has been compared to Joan Baez. She has played clubs and special events throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. For information, call 803-329-5645.

Thursday, May 12

Jazz concert

The Northwestern High School jazz bands will present the 12th annual Spring Jazz Extravaganza 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the band room. The concert will include performances by the Clinic Jazz Band, the jazz combos and the Senior Jazz Ensemble. The selections include traditional jazz standards written or recorded by Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, and Wayne Shorter. The guest artist this year is Matt Olson, assistant professor or saxophone and director of jazz studies at Furman University in Greenville. The concert is free but donations to jazz scholarship fund are accepted.

Saturday, May 14


In one of the final concerts of their farewell tour, The Peasall Sisters, whose performance of "Where No One Stands Alone" is featured on a trailer for the 2010 movie "True Grit," will perform at 7 p.m. May 14 at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. The unique vocal harmonies of Sarah, Hannah and Leah have earned them Grammy and Country Music Association awards. Tickets are $8 for Culture and Heritage Museum members and $10 for nonmembers.

Southern Rock's Finest will open the Old Town Amphitheater series at 8 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater on East Black Street. Heavy Sandwich will open the show at 7 p.m. The all-star band consists of former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, The Outlaws, Blackfoot and The Marshall Tucker Band.

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