River Hills Women's Club Luncheon, Jan. 21, River Hills Country Club. Cocktails served at noon with Pianist Lois Jamieson entertaining. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the program at 1 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Andrew Antoszyk of Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates talking about "New Frontiers in the Management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration." Husbands are invited. Reservations required by Jan. 14. 803-831- 0210; firstname.lastname@example.org
Never miss a local story.
Preschool Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in January, Lake Wylie Public Library. Weekly story time for children ages 3-5. 803-831-7774
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
Girls' Night Out open house, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 22, RiverGate Shopping Center, Steele Creek. There will be samples, gifts, shopping, specials and more than $400 in prizes from Cold Stone Creamery, Art Space Studio, Apricot Acres, Just Fresh, Hallmark, Smoothie King, Panda Express, Omega Sports, BT's Burger Joint, Veda Salon & Spa, The Pearl Earring, The Wine Shop at RiverGate, Massage Envy and Hollywood Tans. artspacestudio.com
Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month, Allison Creek Presbyterian gymnasium, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. 803-366-1302; thelakewylieman.com, allisoncreekchurch.com
Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23, River Hills Country Club, Lake Wylie. S.C. Rep. Carl Gullick, representing District 48 York County, will be the featured speaker. An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m. Both men and women are invited. Cost: $14 per person. Reservations required by Jan. 20. Club members call 803-831-0550; others 803-831-0689.
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" plays, 8 p.m. Jan. 23, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Set in Mississippi in 1937, "O Brother" is set in the Depression and is a loose retelling of Homer's Greek classic, "The Odyssey." Historian Michael Scoggins will briefly comment on the historical, mythological and musical themes in the movie. Cost: $3. 803-684-3948
Rockin' Kevn Kinney with Drivin' N' Cryin' performs, 9 p.m. Jan. 23, Sylvia Theater, 27 N.Congress St., York. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. sylviatheater.com
The Ballroom Dance Club meets, 8-10 p.m. Jan. 23, Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Jim Wright will play CD ballroom music. Dress is dressy-casual. Admission for guests costs $5 for first and second visits, or $10. Beginners and experienced dancers are invited. 803-366-9805; theballroomdanceclub.com
SUNNY AT SYLVIA
Sunny Ledfurd Live, 9 p.m. Jan. 24, Sylvia Theater, 27 N.Congress St., York. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance. sylviatheater.com
SISTERS IN CONCERT
The Peasall Sisters perform, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. In 1999, three young sisters from White House, Tenn., auditioned for an upcoming Coen Brothers' movie. Although the girls didn't look "pitiful enough" to play Depression-era characters, their unique vocal harmonies were used for the voices of the Little Warvey Gals, actor George Clooney's gospel-singing on-screen daughters. Now 21, 17 and 15, the Peasall Sisters have earned Grammy and Country Music Association awards and have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Cost: $10. 803-684-3948
Living History Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays year-round, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Witness life in the Carolina Backcountry during the 18th and 19th centuries through activities such as farming, shearing sheep, picking cotton and military drills. Activities and demonstrations vary weekly. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 4-17, free for members and children 3 and younger. 803-684-2327
Museum of York County's Settlemyre Planetarium shows "Follow the Drinking Gourd," 11 a.m. Saturdays in January, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The show illustrates how slaves in Alabama and Mississippi traveled to Canada by using the Big Dipper before the Civil War. "Carolina Skies," plays at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday Features the constellations and planets of the current night sky. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
Photography 101, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 24, St. John' United Methodist Church in Rock Hill. Jason Satterwhite will teach a basic photography workshop for all types of cameras to include exposure, setting, function, composition and lighting. He has a degree from New York Institution of Photography with several other short courses in photography. SLR camera is recommended but not required. Bring your camera and manual. No experience necessary. A donation of $15 will go to the children/youth building. 803-980-4000
Nathan Angelo and Vic Henley perform, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Dinkins Student Union, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Tickets: $5 students, $7 non-students. 803-323-2236
COLLEGIATE HONOR BAND
11th annual South Carolina Collegiate Honor Band performs, 2 p.m. Jan. 24, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. The concert program, presented by the S.C. Chapter of the College Band Directors National Association, will include "First Suite in Eb for Military Band" by Gustav Holst; "Lux Aurumque" by Eric Whitacre; "Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble" by David Maslanka; and "Wild Nights!" by Frank Tichelli. The S.C. Collegiate Honor Band is comprised of music students from 19 South Carolina colleges and universities, including 10 Winthrop students. Free. 803-323-4610; winthrop.edu/tour/byrnes.htm
FREE, FREE, FREE
Admission to the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, is now free on Sundays. Admission on other days costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for youth age 4-17 and free to members and children 3 and younger. chmuseums.org
"Point of No Return," plays at 3 p.m. Sundays in January, Museum of York County's Settlemyre Planetarium, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Program is about black holes. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
AT THE GARDEN
Orchid Spectacular, through Feb. 15, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Monthlong celebration marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Orchid Conservatory. Several orchid-themed continuing education classes will be offered throughout the month featuring topics such as producing award-winning orchids, building a tropical terrarium and growing orchids in the home. For a complete list of classes and dates, visit DSBG.org.
Finnery CD release party, 9 p.m. Jan. 30, Sylvia Theater, North Congress Street, York. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 advance. sylviatheater.com
Community Chili Cook-Off, 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 31, fellowship building, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie. Bring your own chili or just come to enjoy. Donations accepted. 803-831-0304
AT THE LIBRARY
Love Bites at the Library, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Lake Wylie Public Library. Create fun crafts, enjoy snacks inspired by the "Twilight" series and play Guitar Hero 3. 803-831-7774
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
Abyss and Colin Gilbert perform, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Tickets: $5 students, $7 non-students.
Rock Hill Community Theatre auditions for the youth/family show "Father Knows Best," 6-9 p.m. Feb. 6-8, Rock Hill Community Theatre, 240 E. Black St., Rock Hill. The show is reminiscent of the popular TV show from the 1950s and '60s that deals with the life of the Anderson family. Roles are for youth and adults for about seven males and 10 females. No acting experience required. Prepared monologues are encouraged, but not necessary for auditions. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. April 17-18 and April 24-25 and 3 p.m. April 19 and April16. 803-324-2578
BARBECUE FOR SCOUTS
Scout Troop 333 Barbecue Fundraiser, Feb. 8, River Hills Community Church. Cost: $7 per plate. Proceeds support the troop's high adventure programs. Boys between the ages of 11 and 17 are invited to visit Troop meetings at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. bsa333.org
HERE COMES THE BRIDE
Wedding Showcase, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 8, Visitor Pavilion, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Brides looking for ideas are invited to come meet top-quality vendors from the surrounding region. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
River Hills Newcomers Coffee, 10 a.m. Feb. 9,hosted by Carol DeGiulio, 24 Longbow Court. Bring items to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. RSVP by Feb. 3. 803-831-8782; email@example.com
FOR THE FAMILY
FAMILY NIGHT X: The Commedia Aladdin, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. The Tarradiddle Players bring this classic story of Aladdin to the stage with a hilarious twist. Cost: $3, $8 for families of three or more. (803) 222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csd
SING IT, SISTERS!
The Lovell Sisters, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Three young sisters blend harmony and play mandolin, fiddle and dobro. Cost: $15. (803) 222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csd
NEED A LAUGH?
Chapter 6, 8 p.m. March 16, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. From their humble collegiate beginnings as the premier jazz a capella ensemble at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., to their 2001 professional debut, this Chicago area group has received awards and recognition for technique, performance and original arrangements. Their comedy infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel and rock brings spontaneous bursts of laughter throughout the show. Cost: $15. (803) 222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csd
"Greater Tuna," 8 p.m. April 2, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Two performers from Georgia's legendary Springer Opera House play 20 hilarious and often strange characters that comprise a typical day in the Lone Star State's third smallest city, Tuna, Texas. In fact, it takes a team of lightning-fast "dressers" backstage to help create the 20-odd oddballs who represent the population of the entire Greater Tuna area -- men, women, children, animals and space aliens. Some quick-changes occur in fewer than four seconds. Cost: $15. (803) 222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csd
"AmerWrecka," 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Feb. 12-Feb. 28, The Charlotte Arts League, 1517 Camden Road, Charlotte. See this original play by The Actors Lab, an acting studio with offices in Los Angeles and Charlotte. Tickets: $20, $15 students and seniors. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org