Growing Fruit at Home, noon-1 p.m. Aug. 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Daniel Shires, agricultural agent at N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, learn the ins and outs of growing grapes and berries successfully in the Carolina Piedmont, from planning planting sites to variety selection, soil management, fertilization, pruning and pest control, and seasonal care. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org.
Allison Creek Bluegrass presents Nashville’s The Bluegrass Drifters, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21, Allison Creek Church. 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works by Amelia Simmers, through Aug. 28, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. Simmers holds a bachelor’s degree, studying under watercolorist Zolton Seabo. She works in watercolors, pen and ink, pencil and oil. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org.
York Soil and Water Conservation District meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 26, USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway, York. Public invited. 803-684-3137.
Jazz Ambassadors, 8 p.m. Aug. 29, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. The Jazz Ambassadors are is the official touring big band of the U.S. Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble’s performs America’s original art form – jazz. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by band members of the Jazz Ambassadors. Free, but tickets required. 803-222-8018; clover.k12.sc.us/csd.
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 to participate in this year’s event. Admission: $10, includes access to the event and admission to The Mint Museum. There will be folk musicians, pottery-making demonstrations and food. Proceeds provide acquisitions of pottery and library materials for the Mint. Online admission begins Aug. 1 at mintmuseum.org/delhom-service-league.html. 704-733-9393.
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.
“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.
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.