Saturday, March 26
Rock Hill High School and Winthrop University will co-host the CWEA Circuit Championships Saturday. The public is invited to watch performances by middle school cadets, high school performers, and independent ensembles as they compete in indoor percussion and winter guard contests. The competitions will be 8 a.m. until the 4:30 p.m. awards program at Rock Hill High School gym, 320 West Springdale Road, and 9 a.m. until the 10:30 p.m. awards program at the Winthrop Coliseum, 1162 Eden Terrace. See final schedules under the Circuit Championships tab at www.cwea.us. Tickets are $15, adults; $12, ages 6-12 and free, age 5 and younger. Tickets are valid at both locations. Vendor booths and food available for purchase.
“Children’s Day on the Farm,” an annual family event at Historic Brattonsville celebrating farm life in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday. A team of draft horses will be plowing in the fields to prepare for spring-time planting. Visitors will see newborn lambs. Hands-on activities include candle-dipping, blacksmithing and food preparations in the way of the early settlers. Children will enjoy toys and games of the era. Pony and wagon rides will be available for a small fee. Palmetto Blue, an award-winning bluegrass band, will perform. The Plated Pallette Palette will offer food concessions for sale. Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 ages 4-17, free ages 3 and younger and Culture & Heritage Museum members.
Tuesday, March 29
Eugene Barban will give a piano concert at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Barnes Recital Hall at Winthrop University. Barban will perform works by Mozart, Daquin, Glinka, Henselt and Alkan. The concert is free and open to the public.
Fort Mill Community Playhouse presents “Improv” with the Charlotte Comedy Theater-South, 8 p.m. April 1. Admission, $10. Limited seating. For reservations go to fortmillplayhouse.org or call 803-548-8102. Tickets available at Tega Cay Pharmacy or Crossings on Main.
Poet Metta-Sáma Melvin will read her works and speak to students about creative writing at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Tuttle Dining Room at Winthrop University. Melvin is an assistant professor and the director of creative writing at Salem College and has written three books, “Nocturne Trio,” “South of Here,” and her most recent chapbook, “The Year We Turned Dragon.” The visit is part of the Creative Writers Reading Series, hosted by the Winthrop University Department of English. Free and open to the public.
Anne Springs Close Greenway will celebrate its 21st Earth Day celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16. The site offers free entry and activities such as hiking, kayaking and horsebackriding. There will be a Border Collie demonstration, dog park open house and a South Carolina Aquarium touch tank. More than two dozen exhibitors will be on hand and food trucks also will be on site. Molasses Creek will perform at the Comporium amphitheater.