7 days in a week

Southen Express perform Thursday at Allison Creek Bluegrass.
Southen Express perform Thursday at Allison Creek Bluegrass.

Friday, April 1

Comedy improv

Fort Mill Community Playhouse presents “Improv” with the Charlotte Comedy Theater-South, 8 p.m. 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.

Saturday, April 2

Tractor show

The Hickory Grove Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its annual hash and barbecue sale and antique tractor show, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Park, Wylie Avenue. In addition there will be craft, bake and yard sales. Hash and barbecue can be purchased by the pint and quart. Yard sale tables are $10. A 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. For information, call Fire Chief Kenny Gilfillan at 803-925-2626.

Sunday, April 3


The Rock Hill Music Club annual concert and reception will be 3 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University. Featured musicians will be York residents Hazel Baile Somerville and Murray Somerville, organ, and the Horn Society of the Carolinas, which include French horn musicians from Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Charlotte. The music club presents the free concert each year as a gift to the community.

Tuesday, April 6

Creative writing

Poet Metta-Sáma Melvin will read her works and speak to students about creative writing at 7 p.m. in the Tuttle Dining Room at Winthrop University. Melvin is an assistant professor and the director of creative writing at Salem College. The visit is part of the Creative Writers Reading Series, hosted by the Winthrop University Department of English. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 7

Bluegrass music

Allison Creek Bluegrass will feature Southern Express at 7 p.m. Thursday at Allsion Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Doors open 6 p.m. and food is 6:30. Love offering taken. For information, go to AllisonCreekBluegrass.com.


Sheep shearing

Nineteenth-century interpreters will be shearing the Gulf Coast heritage sheep at Historic Brattonsville from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9. Demonstrators will show how raw woolen fleece is processed for carding, spun, dyed with natural indigo, and woven into finished garments. The plantation has new spring lambs and an assortment of heritage breed animals. TL Cafe Food Truck will be on-site all day serving grilled kabobs and other delicacies. Admission: $6, adult; $5, seniors; $3, age 4-17; free for members and age 3 and younger. For information, www.chmuseums.org or 803-684-2327.

Earth Day

Anne Springs Close Greenway will observe 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 horseback riding. 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.