Tega Cay Vintage Club dinner meeting, Feb. 25, Tega Cay Golf Club Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. 803-547-6662
ABOUT THE UGR
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Heroes of the Underground Railroad, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Feb. 26, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, for ages 8-14. Heroic figures of America's Underground Railroad are honored through traditional music and drama in this unique theatrical experience. From Harriet Tubman and the Abolition Movement to Levi Coffin and the tale of Henry "Box" Brown, learn about those who brought light to America's darkest chapter. Cost: $7. Presented by Bright Star Children's Theatre. 803-684-3948; chmuseums.org
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
Ballroom Dance Club meets, 8-10 p.m. Feb. 27, Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Dress code is dressy. A variety of ballroom CD music will be played by DJ Jim Wright. Guests invited; first and second visits, $5 a person. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. 803-366-9805; TheBallroomDanceClub.com
PAINTING BY YOU
Mardi Gras Celebration, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 28, Cajun Canvas, 11116-B S. Tryon St., Steele Creek. There will be New Orleans-style food, Mardi Gras beads, music and, of course, you'll be painting, "Bourbon Street." Cost: $35 per person; groups of 10 or more $25 per person. Reservations required. 704-504-5224; cajuncanvas.com
POOR MAN'S SUPPER
Poor Man's Supper, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 28, Clover Rescue Squad building. Plates: $5 each, include pinto beans, corn bread, slaw, onions and a drink (tea or water). 803-222-1219
Clover Jaycees chili cook-off, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Jaycees building. Cost: $10.
Africa Alive!, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 28, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Visitors will see and hear traditional music, storytelling and crafts. Featured entertainer Obakunle Akinlana will use dancing and drumming to present West African folktales. Admission: Adult $6; Senior $5; Youth 4-17 $4; 3 and younger free; CHM members receive $2 discount. 803-329-212; chmuseums.org
Bluebird Day, Feb. 28, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Programs include: Bluebird Walk, 10-11 a.m., bring binoculars and prepare for outside walking and weather conditions.; Bluebird Lecture, 11 a.m.-noon, hear insights about bluebirds and other birds common to the Carolina landscape, and learn how to provide key habitat needs; and Bluebird Birdhouse Workshop, 1-2:30 p.m., build a bluebird house (early registration required). 704-829-1252; DSBG.org
NEW SOUTH WITH "BLUE"
"Explore the New South with BLUE," 2 p.m. March 1, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte, presented by the Actor's Theatre, Levine Museum of the New South and Johnson C. Smith University. Start with a guided tour of Levine's exhibit "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers." Afterward guests will be transported back to Actor's Theatre for a Southern-themed dinner courtesy of One Catering and Zink American Kitchen. "BLUE" is a soulful and secretive comedy/drama written by York County native Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Grammy nominated artist Nona Hendryx. Tickets: $75 per person, includes theatre ticket, shuttle transportation, guided exhibit tour and dinner. 704-342-2251
AT THE GARDEN
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's fifth annual Shutterbug Photography Contest winning photos are on display in the Visitor Pavilion through March 22 as part of Art at the Garden. Art at the Garden 2009 also showcases the "Art of Quilting" featuring quilts created by members of the Charlotte Quilters Guild through March 16. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org
NURSERY RHYME TIME
"Let Loose with Mother Goose," 10-10:45 a.m. March 2 and April 6 at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes help children aged 3 to 4 learn by listening, seeing, touching, creating and moving. Children will create their own candlesticks and jump over stacked objects like "Jack Be Nimble" and "Jane Be Quick." Registration limited to 12 children and required one week in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per child; $3 per child for members. Additional non-member adults pay general admission price. To register, call 803-981-9182. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting, 7 p.m. March 3, River Hills Country Club. Speaker is retired NFL Quarterback Steve Beuerlein. Reservations required. 803-370-2828, 803-631-3543; riverhillslions.org
"The Truth about Roses," noon-1 p.m. March 3, Wren Room, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, as the monthly First Tuesday program. With more than 33 years of experience working with roses, Bill Lane of Lane Roses will provide valuable and practical information to help home gardeners begin growing roses to impress. Free with garden admission; registration is not required. Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 60 and older, and $5 for children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org
"Riverdance," farewell performance, March 3-8, Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets: start at $20. 704-372-1000; BlumenthalCenter.org
HOME & GARDEN SHOW
The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, March 4-8, The Park, formerly known as the Charlotte Merchandise Mart, Charlotte. SouthernSpringHomeAndGardenShow.com.
Business After Hours, presented by The Arts Council of York County and Duke Energy, March 5, Center for the Arts, Rock Hill. Public invited. RSVP March 2. 803-328-2787; email@example.com