CPR certification, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 3, Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., Clover. Class is free; registration required. 803-222-9493; firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 4, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Local band Bluegrass Inspirations takes the stage. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, River Hills Community Church, Room 116, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. piedmontintergroup.org
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
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. There will be folk musicians, pottery-making demonstrations and food. Admission: $10, includes event and admission to The Mint Museum. 704-733-9393
Hometown Hoedown for senior adults, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 6, Park Street United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 120 Park S., Belmont. Avenue Band will play. Light refreshments served. Tickets: $7, available at Belmont Parks and Recreation offices, 37 E. Woodrow Ave., or at the door. 704-825-8191
Yoga in garden
Yoga in the Garden, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Simply Yoga of Belmont staff, learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. For beginners and seasoned practitioners. Bring a yoga mat. Cost: $5 for garden members, $15 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Sept. 6 and 20, 1 p.m., Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join the horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden. See what’s in bloom, hear seasonally relevant gardening tips and check out behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, opens Sept. 6, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. Displayed through Feb. 22. The exhibition celebrates 170 works of art – ceramics, fiber work, furniture, glass, jewelry and works on paper – acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2010. It will showcase 85 objects by 50 artists and highlight studio objects made from the mid-1960s to the 2000s with a focus on the 1960s-1980s, the collection’s great strength. mintmuseum.org
Digital SLR I: The Basics, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 7, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, owner DEK Photography, learn how to set-up a digital SLR camera, including settings and menu options, modes and lighting settings to create images in every situation. Topics such as shutter speed, aperture opening, ISO sensitivity and balance will be discussed. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.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. 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; email@example.com
Music at Abbey
Lopez Tabor Duo, 8 p.m. Sept. 9, Belmont Abbey College, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont. Violin and piano duo from Venezuela play traditional European music of Brahms and Beethoven, as well as Spain and Latin America. Free, but donations accepted. 704-461-6813; bac.edu
Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. Sept. 9, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds, observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
“Spiral Bound” premiere, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. A 60-minute feature-length documentary that follows a group of high school students in the Arts & Science Council’s Studio 345 program and education scholars from Davidson College in their search for social justice in the education system. It explores why the education system often fails to reach some of the most at-risk children in public schools and offers the arts as a solution for helping these children find success personally and in the classroom. A second showing will be 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Davidson College Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson, N.C. Doors open 30 minutes before screenings. Filmmakers, writers and students featured in the documentary will be at the events. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students. CarolinaTix.org (Charlotte screening), Davidson.edu/the-arts/ticket-office (Davidson screening). SpiralBoundMovie.com
Learn the Probate Process, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 10, Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., Clover. Topics to be discussed are as follows: Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning & Administration, Testate vs. Intestate Estates, Probate vs. Non-Probate Assets, and Guardianships and Conservatorships. Free seminar but registration required: 803-222-9493, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; SouthernWomensShow.com
Alison Brown, 8 p.m. Sept. 11, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Brown began playing the guitar at age 8 and picked up the banjo two years later. As a teenager she honed her skills performing around Southern California. At 16, she won the Canadian National Banjo Championship. Since is a Harvard graduate, record label co-founder and owner, and mother. Tickets: $15. 803-222-8018; clover.k12.sc.us/csd
Nutrition Series: Stress Management, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept 11, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Nutritionist Tracey W. Fox, learn techniques and strategies on how to use nutrition to better cope with life’s little headaches before they become bigger problems. Cost: $15 for garden members, $20 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
The Greencards concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 3x3 Performing Arts Series at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. This group won an Americana Honors & Awards for New/Emerging Artist of the Year in 2006, and is a three-time Grammy nominee – in 2008, 2010, and most recently in 2014 for their album titled, “Sweetheart of the Sun.” Tickets: $30 for Arts Council of York County members, $35 nonmembers in advance; or $40 at the door. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org
“Great Awakening” Book signing, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St., Fort Mill. Richard J. Chacon, associate professor of anthropology at Winthrop University, and Michael C. Scoggins, historian for the Culture & Heritage Museums and research director of The Southern Revolutionary War Institute, will discuss their book released in March about the impact of the great awakening on the inhabitants of colonial America’s Southern backcountry. The authors will highlight the role religion played in the American Revolutionary War. Books will be available for purchase. 803-802-3646; FortMillHistoryMuseum.org
Sweat of Our Brows
By the Sweat of Our Brows, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Experience the African-American journey as slaves in the Brattonsville Community in the 1800s. Records show in 1843, the Bratton plantation was home to 139 enslaved men, women and children. More than 150 years later, their descendants honor and celebrate their ancestors’ legacies. Meet nationally recognized historian, Joseph McGill Jr. On Sept. 13, he will sleep in an original slave cabin, along with selected interpreters, descendants and students. After each slave cabin experience, he publishes a blog at lowcountryafricana.com. At 12:45 p.m. Sept. 14, McGill will present a program on the Slave Dwelling Project. Other activities include theatrical performances, craft and food vendors, music and bus tours. Cost: adults, $6; seniors, $5; ages 4-17, $3. chmuseums.org
Basic yoga and meditation class, 6-7 p.m. Sept. 16, Clover Community Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Live Well Clover leads this free outdoor class. Bring a yoga mat and bottle of water.
Seed Collection Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Early fall is a great time to propagate favorite summer flowers by collecting and spreading seeds. Join garden staff on a guided tour of the perennial gardens to seek out and collect seeds from the garden’s best summer performers. A classroom presentation will focus on seed preparation and tips for successful germination. Cost: $20 for garden members, $25 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Clover Auto Show & Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20, downtown Clover. Free event, in memory of Dwayne Adams, includes Run for Hope 5K at 8 a.m., games and children’s activities, food and more. Flashback will perform 6:30-10 p.m. in the Bi-Lo parking lot. 704-460-1741; cloverjaycees.com
Digital SLR II: Metering, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, owner DEK Photography, take lighting a step further to learn how to get the correct quality of light to reach the camera’s sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $40 for garden members, $46 for nonmembers. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
Introduction to yoga workshop, 6-7:15 p.m. Sept. 24, Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St., Clover. Get a breakdown of poses, learn balancing of the body, mind and spirit, basic yoga terminology and breathing techniques. Instruction by Sara Cain-da Costa., a Yoga Alliance experienced registered yoga teacher. Cost: $10 advance, $12 at door. To register: 803-222-9493 or email@example.com
Bug Ball, 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Proceeds go to garden school programs. From children wearing wings, to adults in bug-eyed glasses, all attendees will have the opportunity to participate in insect-inspired activity stations, games and entertainment. In addition, the Charlotte Youth Ballet will perform throughout the night dressed as butterflies. There will be a silent auction, and special food and drinks are included with ticket purchase. Advance registration by Sept. 19 required. Tickets: Caterpillar (children 3 and younger), $10 per person; Beetle, $35 per person; Ladybug (includes a gift box of live ladybugs), $50 per person; and Venus Flytrap (includes a potted Venus flytrap and one complimentary beverage ticket), $75 per person. 704-829-1252; DSBG.com
The Wall That Heals, Oct. 16-19, Fort Mill History Museum. The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Museum will hold two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The wall viewing is open 24/7.