Fun 4 Four Tennis Tournament, May 30-June 1, River Hills Country Club. The tournament teams consist of four players – two men and two women in three flights of 6.5, 7.5 or 8.5-plus. Play style is round-robin. There will be complimentary lunch and beverages each day, with player packages and prizes for top teams. Cost is $55 per person. To register: 803-831-1493.
Dazzle and Denim
Catawba Care’s 11th annual Dazzle and Denim, 7-11 p.m. May 30, Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek, Rock Hill. All proceeds go to Catawba Care, a not-for-profit, United Way organization with a mission is to promote optimal health by providing medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV. Tickets: $50. 803-909-6363; catawbacare.org
Introduction to Beekeeping, 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 31, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Marty Gutowski, Gaston County beekeeper, learn what it takes to be a hobbyist beekeeper. This class will provide attendees with a broad introduction, how to select hive locations, equipment needed, starting and maintaining a honey bee colony and seasonal management of a hive. Cost: $18 for garden members, $22 for nonmembers. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org
Bike route opening
Inaugural Bike Ride and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 10 a.m. May 31, McCelvey Center parking lot, York. The event will kick-off with an inaugural bike ride on the 49 Mile Central York County Bike Route. Healthy snacks will be available. 803-909-7223
Plant to Petticoat: The Story of Flax, 1-5 p.m. June 1, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Early settlers in the Carolinas relied on the strong fibers of the flax plant for processing into linen thread and fabric for hand-sewn clothing. Visit the Backcountry Farm to see costumed interpreters processing flax in 18th century fashion. Try braking, scutching or hackling. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org
Tega Cay Art League exhibit, through May 29, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. The Tega Cay Art League is a study group of professional-level artists who meet weekly to paint, draw and discuss fine art. Works by Todd Baxter, Tobi Bordihn, Barbara Davis, Adele Greenfield, Wendy Hope, Madie Horne, Beverley Hughes, Shirley Hunt, Sybil Mitchell, Tom Remmey, Jennifer Stalford and Phiddy Webb are on display. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org
Go see Gogh
The “Van Gogh Alive” exhibit, through June 1, Discovery Place, Charlotte. More than 3,000 of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous works are taken outside of the frame and brought to life. Guests can walk through images of famous works, such as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” “The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum,” “The Yellow House” and “Bedroom in Arles.” Admission: $20 for adults ages 14-59; $18 for ages 2-13 and 60 and older. Tickets are on sale for timed entries: discoveryplace.org, 704-372-6261, ext. 300, or in person at Discovery Place. Discovery Place brings to the IMAX screen “Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” in The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre. IMAX tickets may be added for an additional $5 per person.
To the moon
“Back To The Moon For Good,” through June 6, The Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Forty years after the historic Apollo landings, this 25-minute digital film ushers in a new era of lunar exploration by immersing spectators in the latest space race – a $30 million private competition to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. Narrated by Tim Allen. Runs every Tuesday-Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The family-friendly planetarium show is included with museum admission. 803-329-2121, chmuseums.org
June’s First Friday in the Garden will feature a Plant Walkabout, 11 a.m. June 6, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will discuss trees, shrubs and flowers found in Rock Hill’s favorite public garden.
Benefit in Belmont
Victory Farm benefit fundraiser, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 7, Stowe Park, downtown Belmont, the same day as the Belmont Stakes horse race. There will be vendors, horseback rides behind the middle school led by Caitlin Fletcher Copeland of Lake Wylie, miniature horses to pet provided by Dana Patterson Bolton of Lake Wylie Paws & Claws, and a photo booth. 704-241-2270
Arts in the Park
Gaston Arts Council ARTS in the Park, 5 p.m. June 7, Biggerstaff Park, Dallas, N.C. The Gaston Symphonic Band will play the famed the “1812 Overture,” the Gaston Choral Society will entertain with song; visual artists will sell their arts and crafts in the artist marketplace. There will be an art raffle drawing during intermission. Admission and parking are free. 704-853-ARTS (2787); firstname.lastname@example.org
The Woodland Indians, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, June 9-Aug. 10, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit the Catawba Village to discover how local American Indians used plants, animals and even the earth to provide for tools, clothing, food and shelter. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org
Movie Mondays Go Native, 2 p.m. Mondays, June 9-Aug. 18, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Enjoy movies on the big screen in the museum’s auditorium with family-friendly films about American Indians. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org
Gemstone Mining, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, June 9-Aug. 10, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Find mineral treasures like garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds and rose quartz. Participants keep everything found. Cost: $4 with museum admission per person, $4 for Schiele members. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org
Free Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. June 10, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, sponsored by Duke Energy. All exhibits and Nature Trail available for exploration. At 5 p.m., learn about nocturnal neighbors. A special showing of Hubble Vision II at 7 p.m. in the James H. Lynn Planetarium. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org
Outdoor Explorers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Make your own explorer gear – complete with hat, binoculars, and field journals. Learn to make observations and notice common animals in the back yard. Held at the outdoor amphitheater, this family-friendly program is geared toward 4- to 7-year-olds. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908; schielemuseum.org