HOME & GARDEN SHOW
The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, March 4-8, The Park, formerly known as the Charlotte Merchandise Mart, Charlotte. SouthernSpringHomeAndGardenShow.com.
The Challenges of Interpreting Slavery by Rex Ellis, 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 4, Baxter Hood Center, 452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Ellis, associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African-American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, will help participants find effective ways to talk about and interpret topics people may not want to hear about, such as slavery. Admission: $15. 803-329-2121; 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; allisoncreekchurch.com
"Same Time, Next Year," written by Bernard Slade, March 6-8, presented by Rock Hill Community Theatre, 240 E. Black St., Rock Hill. The production is being produced by Alcy Whisenant of Lake Wylie and Shannon Zavitkovsky of Tega Cay. The mother and daughter are second-year board members, producing for the first time. Directed by Elaine Roberts, the play follows the love affair between two people, married to others, who rendezvous once a year over a span of 25 years. Adult theme with adult language. Times: 8 p.m. March 6-7; 3 p.m. March 8. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 students and seniors for 8 p.m. shows; $2 off ticket prices for Sunday matinees. 803-324-2578; rockhilltheatre.org
"Seeds of Secession," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Learn how South Carolinians responded to protective tariffs passed in 1828 and 1832. Admission: adults $6; seniors $5; youth 4-17 $3; 3 and younger and CHM members, free. 803-684-2327; chmuseums.org
The Animal Adoption League (AAL) Black & White Gala, 6-8 p.m. March 7, The Art Mill, Fort Mill. Black-and-white cocktail attire (some cats will be in tuxedos). Light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music. Suggested $10 AAL donation per person. KristenLinnea@gmail.com
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
"RIVERDANCE Farewell Performances," the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance, through March 8, Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets: start at $20. 704-372-1000; BlumenthalCenter.org
Fort Mill Community Playhouse auditions for playwright Eugene O'Neill's only comedy, "Ah, Wilderness!," 6 p.m. March 9-10, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill. Director Elaine Roberts is looking for 15 characters able to play ages from 11 to 50s. Nine males and six females needed. Actors will be asked to read script sides. Show dates are April 30, May 1-3 and May 7-9. 803-547-6876, 803-548-8102; fortmilllplayhouse.org
Fort Mill Art Guild monthly meeting, 7 p.m. March 10, The Art Mill, 213 Main St., Fort Mill. Demonstration by Raymond Overman, woodturner. firstname.lastname@example.org
"Pay What You Can" public performance of "Hamlet," 7:30 p.m. March 10 , Children's Theatre, Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn. Donations will be collected the night of the show, with a $5 suggested donation. For ages 12 and up. 704-973-2828; ctcharlotte.org
River Hills Newcomers Coffee, 10 a.m. March 12, hosted by Ellen Charles, 16 Old Fox Trail, Lake Wylie. Bring paper products to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. $2 donation suggested. RSVP by calling 704-564-5555.
NATURAL ART EXHIBIT
"Made in Nature: Artisans, Handcrafts and Their Ties to the Land," reception, 6-8 P.m. March 13, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Cost $15; CHM members FREE. Reservations for the reception required by March 9. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
FLY A KITE
Go Fly A Kite contest, March 14, Belmont Central Elementary, Belmont. Free for children aged 2 to 12. Prizes awarded. Bring a kite.
NEED A LAUGH?
Chapter 6, 8 p.m. March 16, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. 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
River Hills Women's Club Luncheon, March 18, River Hills Country Club. Cocktails at noon, lunch served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the program at 1 p.m. with an update of spring, summer and going into fall trends by Nordstrom. RSVP by March 11. 831- 0210; email@example.com