GOT THE BLUES
Blues singer Robin Rogers performs, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Longitude 81, 971 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. robinrogers.com
Open blues jams, first and third Thursday of every month, McHale's, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. (803) 548-2151
River Hills Newcomer's August Coffee , 11 a.m. Aug. 14, picnic at South Point Park. Bring a folding chair. Lunch will be provided. Also bring paper products, such as paper towels and bathroom tissue, to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. Make reservations by Aug. 7 by calling (803) 631-5130.
Down Home Play Festival, 8 p.m. Aug. 14-16 and 3 p.m. Aug. 17, Johnson Theatre, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Presenting original one-act plays by local and regional playwrights: "Salvo" by Jason Cripps of Fort Mill, "Sugar Magnolia" by Susan McBrayer Demchak of Rock Hill, "Plain View" by Richard Brashear of Rock Hill, "The Red Cape" by Jennifer Hubbard of Charlotte, "Intercom" by Danielle Doucet of Aiken, "Home" by Jessica Reese of Telford, Tenn. Directed by students or graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Each night, the audience will vote for a favorite. A final tally on Aug. 17 decides the overall audience favorite. Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors for Friday and Saturday night. Thursday night and Sunday matinee performances will be $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Anyone with a Winthrop University ID admitted to any show for $5. rockhilltheatre.org
"Animals at Night," 5:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Carolina Raptor Center will hold demonstrations with owls at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Visitor Pavilion. Learn to identify tracks of animals found in the Piedmont region, while children also can create their own animal track casts to take home. There also will be a scavenger hunt for plants with animal names. Light food items will be for sale, or families may bring picnics. General garden admission applies. (704) 829-1252; DSBG.org
Friday Nite Jam featuring artist Matt Evans, 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 15, Holy Grounds Cafe & Juice Bar, 510 S. Main St., Clover. (803) 222-4GOD
• The Downtown York Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, North Congress Street, York, through October. (704) 299-2322, (803) 684-4225.
• The Fresh Market in Belmont. (704) 650-1774
Auditions for "Rabbit Hole," 1- 5 p.m. Aug. 16 by appointment, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. Be prepared to read from the script. Bring a current headshot and resume. Director Dennis Delamar will be casting two male roles and three female roles. Rehearsals begin in October , and performances run Nov. 7-29. (704) 342-2251, ext.1; actorstheatrecharlotte.org/auditions.htm
SPORTS GEAR SALE
The area's largest Recreation Equipment Yard Sale, 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 16, Turner Field with all proceeds going to York County Children's Attention Home, sponsored by Tega Cay's Parks and Recreation Committee. Donations of gently-used recreation equipment may be dropped off at the Tega Cay Administration Building on Shoreline Parkway, The Parks and Rec Office at Runde Field, and the Beach and Swim Center in Tega Cay; Town Tavern on Highway 160; and Gold Hill Self Storage on Gold Hill Road. (803) 802-0775, (803) 548-3512; tegacayrec.com
Kane Family Chiropractic Summer Community Day, Aug. 16, 856 Gold Hill Road, suite 103, Fort Mill. There will be complimentary adjustments for existing patients, and complimentary exams and reports of findings for new patients; door prizes from Sweet Treats, Massage Envy, Jumping Java, Anytime Fitness, Mary Kay, Tega Cay Pharmacy, Charlotte Knights, Financial and Estate Advice, Edward Jones and Halford and Neimiec Law Firm. Donation accepted for Fort Mill Care Center. (803) 802-6637
Audition for "Jerry Finnegan's Sister," written by Jack Neary, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18-19, 240 E. Black St., Rock Hill. Need one man and one woman aged 18 to 25. Jerry Finnegan has had an "Unrequited something" for his best friend's sister, the girl next door, for most of their lives. Now, the night before her wedding he resolves to finally do something about it. Show time: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-27, presented by Rock Hill Community Theatre and directed by Stephanie Daniels at Old Town Amphitheatre, City Hall, Rock Hill. (803) 324-2578
Newcomer's August Social Low Country Boil for adults only, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, South Beach Park, hosted by Angela and Richard Doescher. Dinner will be shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes. Bring appetizers, salads and desserts for 10 people. Contribution is $5 per couple, $3 for individuals. In case of rain, the social will move to 51 Fairway Ridge. Make reservations by Aug. 15. (803) 631-1924
EVENING WITH FRIENDS
"A Tropical Evening with Friends," 6 p.m. Aug. 28, Dairy Barn of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill for Clover Area Assistance Center. There will be entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and open bar at this annual fundraiser. Tickets: $75 per person ($50 tax-deductible). (803) 222-4837, (803) 831-0122
FINAL NIGHT AT
"Organic Brews & Blues," 6-10 p.m.Sept. 4, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road. Featuring samples of organic beer, wine and food. Food will be provided by The String Bean of Belmont and chefs will discuss the featured appetizers throughout the evening. A "Garden Guru" will answer gardening questions, as well as highlight seasonal interest throughout the garden. WSNB will perform. Tickets: $25 garden members, $30 non-members. (704) 829-1252; DSBG.org
Woofstock 2008, a celebration of dogs and their owners, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20, York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St., York. The event, organized by Dogma & Fetch, is York County's first all-dog theme festival to benefit Recycled Pet animal shelter in Rock Hill.
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