Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
JOB SEARCH HELP
Job Searching at the library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 11, Steele Creek Public Library. Learn about job listings, company information, writing resumes, online applications and postings, and other aids for landing a job. Registration requested. 704-416-6800
The Clover Woman's Club meets, 3:30 p.m. March 12, at the home of Sally Mann, 370 Glenn Road, Clover. The speaker is Pat Guerry Hodnett on "Pat's Next Book." Jane Turpin is hostess. 803-222-0979, 803-222-7533
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. A $2 donation suggested. RSVP by calling 704-564-5555
The Global Cafe meets, 10 a.m. every Thursday, Steele Creek Library. Improve your English and make new friends from around the world. 704-416-6800
"Death of a Salesman," by Arthur Miller, March 12-15 and March 18-22, Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Performance times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10-$21. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org, theatrecharlotte.org
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. The exhibit opens to the public March 14. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
"Charles Darwin: Live & In Concert," 3 and 8 p.m. March 14, The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte, to mark the 150th anniversary of publishing "The Origin of Species" and Darwin's 200th birthday. The show is presented by WLBancroft Productions Inc. of Lake Wylie as part of The Bancroft Author Series. Tickets: $25 or $20 for students, teachers, scientists, church groups and seniors. carolinatix.org. For more about the event, search "news" headlines for the story online at lakewyliepilot.com.
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.
PAINT FOR ST. PAT
St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 7-10 p.m. March 14, painting a Gaelic knot, Cajun Canvas, 1116-B South Tryon St. York Ridge Shopping Center, Steele Creek. There will be Irish food and Celtic music. Bring your own beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink. Cost: $35 per person, or $25 per person for groups of 10 or more. 704-504-5224; cajuncanvas.com
Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread Social, 11 a.m.-noon March 14, Lake Wylie Public Library. Children aged 9 to 12 will explore life on the frontier, make crafts of the times, play games and have snacks that Laura would have enjoyed. Registration requested. 803-831-7774
Thomas H. Joyner, owner of Southern Roots Garden Center in Belmont, talks about planting a "Victory Garden," 1:30 p.m. March 14, Belmont Historical Center, 40 Catawba St. He is a licensed plant professional and a licensed landscape contractor with more than 18 years experience including working on the horticultural staff of Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The public is invited to this free event. Free seed packs will be given to the first 25 guests. 704-825-4848; belmontnc-hs.org
Learn Basic Digital SLR Photography, 9:30 a.m.-noon March 14, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Participants learn how to set up a digital SLR camera, discover how to get perfect pictures in less than perfect lighting, and learn how to utilize all those shooting modes, buttons and dials. Depth of Field class runs 1:30-4 p.m. March 14 to provide an understanding of depth of field and how it can improve images. Cost for each program: $30 for garden members, $36 for non-members. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org
The Arts Council of York County "Get on Board"Arts Gala celebration to benefit Arts in Education for York County students, 7-10 p.m. March 14 , City Club of Rock Hill, 141 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The evening will feature live music by oboist Daniel Klaeren, jazz blues singer Robin Rogers, and The Plair All-Stars. A caricature artist, Thomas McDaniel, will be available. Guests should wear cocktail attire and will be served heavy hors d'ouevres and an open bar. Tickets: Arts Council members $45, or $85 per couple; non-members $50, $90 per couple. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org
Hot dog sale, 10 a.m-1 p.m. March 14, The Alpine No. 208 Masonic Lodge, North Main Street, Clover. Cost: $1.25 each fixed any way. Eat in or carry out. 803-22-3516
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
PAINT WITH PASSION
Wine Tasting Spectacular, 7-10 p.m. March 18, painting Sorrento, Cajun Canvas, 1116-B South Tryon St. York Ridge Shopping Center, Steele Creek. Passion8 Bistro of Fort Mill will provide a sampling of food. Bring a bottle of wine to share with the other students for a wine tasting. At the end of the class, vote on your favorite wine. The winner will receive a certificate for a future class at Cajun Canvas. Cost: $25. 704-504-5224; cajuncanvas.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
TELL A STORY
Storytelling Workshop offered by York County Library, 8:30 -11:30 a.m. March 21, Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College, Rock Hill for educators, day care providers and other interested adults and part of Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival, March 19-21, with a variety of free events for all ages. The "Tell It Again: using stories and music workshop" presenters are family musician Roger Day and nationally known storyteller Diane Ferlatte. The workshop provides three hours of Department of Social Services certification credit in curriculum. Cost: $15 at the door, $10 in advance by March 13, and includes a continental breakfast. Space is limited; registration recommended. 803-981-5840; patchworktales.org
ST. PAT'S SOCIAL
River Hills Newcomers Club St. Patrick's Day Social, 7 p.m. March 21, hosted by Ian and Marilyn Saunders, 4586 Island Fork Road, Lake Wylie. Bring a dish to share with 10 people. Donation of $10 per couple suggested. RSVP by calling 831-9280.
Ride/Walk-a-Thon to Benefit for Dream Equine Therapy Center to rescue orphan nurse mare foals, March 21, Anne Springs Greenway, Fort Mill, enter from the field trail barn, 835 Springfield Pkwy., Fort Mill. Dream Equine Therapy Center of York provides equine therapy to patients at hospitals, facilities or at the farm. Ride out at noon; cookout with DJ and raffle at 3 p.m. Prizes awarded for first-, send- and third-place for whoever raises the most sponsors/pledges. Cost: $25 per person; pledge forms available online. dreamequinetherapycenter.org
FREE LEGAL CLINIC
Wills, Estates and Probate Issues free legal clinic offered by the South Carolina Bar Association, 6:30-8 p.m. March 24, Lake Wylie Public Library. Find out about legal issues involving wills and estates, as well as the probate process. Reservations requested. 803-831-7774
Bridge/Game Benefit for the children of York Place, 1-4:30 p.m. March 26, York Place, Smith Dining Hall. Tickets: $100 per table or $25 per individual (tax-deductible). There will be prizes, desserts, coffee, cold drinks and a silent auction. 803-684-4011, 803-684-0539
The Todd Cecil Band and Papa String Band, March 27, Sylvia Theater, Congress Street, York.
"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
ZELNICK THE MAGICIAN AT CLOVER
Award-winning magician Zelnik the Magician performs, 6:30 p.m. April 3, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Hwy. 55 E., Clover. A unique blend of family fun, comedy magic and audience participation. Proceeds benefit the Larne Elementary PTO, a new school opening in the 2009-2010 school year. This show is sponsored by the Bethel Elementary PTA and the Briggs Elementary PTO. Tickets: $3, available through Parent Teacher Group and at the door.
NURSERY RHYME TIME
"Let Loose with Mother Goose," 10-10:45 a.m. April 6 at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes help children ages 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.or
River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting, 7 p.m. April 7, River Hills Country Club. Speaker is Major Gen. Chuck Swannack, former commander of the 82nd Airborne. Reservations required. 803-370-2828, 803-631-3543; riverhillslions.org
River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting, 7 p.m. June 2, River Hills Country Club. Speaker is Dr. Anthony Plath, associate professor of finance at UNC Charlotte, known as "The go-to guy for commentary for NC based banks." Reservations required. 803-370-2828, 803-631-3543; riverhillslions.org