Fort Mill Times

Weekly Guide - November 4, 2008


Gaston Day School Thespians present "Father of the Bride," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Visual & Performing Arts Center, Gastonia, N.C. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 for students.


"The Last Night of Ballyhoo," presented by Theatre Charlotte, Nov. 6-16. This romantic comedy was written by Alfred Uhry, the author of "Driving Miss Daisy." In this award-winning play, "Gone With the Wind" is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's upper-class German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Performance times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $10 students. (704) 372-1000;


Second annual Art After Hours "Art Frenzy," 7-9p.m. Nov. 6, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., presented by The Arts Council of York County. The event is geared toward the Arts Council's newest affiliate group, Art After Hours for adults younger than 40 to experience the arts through a variety of programs throughout the year. This year's exhibition includes pottery, jewelry and 2D work both matted and framed. All work is priced at $300 or less. The evening begins with a members-only preview hour 6-7 p.m. Admission: free for Art After Hours members, $10 for non-AAH members and includes drinks, appetizers and live entertainment. Membership to Art After Hours is $35 per person or $50 per couple and includes invitations to exclusive Acoustic Cafe's, artist talks, discounts to other arts events in the community and gallery exclusives to start or add to your own art collection. (803) 328-2787;


Blues singer Robin Rogers performs, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Longitude 81, 971 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill.


Open blues jams, first and third Thursday of every month, McHale's, Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. (803) 548-2151


Senior Stretch, 9:30-10:15 a.m., and Senior Line Dance, 10:15-11 a.m., every Thursday and Tuesday, Belmont Parks and Recreation Department. Cost: Free for Belmont residents, or $10 per month to others for both line dance and stretch. (704) 825-8191;


Yorkville Artists' Guild Art Auction and Dinner, 6 p.m. Nov. 7, The Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill. Dinner and free complimentary drinks and one chance to win an original piece of art. See and bid on hundreds of paintings by local artists. Tickets: $15 individuals, $25 couples. (803) 328-6747;


American Red Cross-Gaston County Chapter blood drive, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 7, South Point High School, 906 South Point Road, Belmont. (704) 864-2623


The Lake Wylie Breast Cancer Support Group luncheon meeting, 11:15 a.m. Nov. 8, River Hills Country Club. Darlene Dunlap, an oncology nurse with a group in Gastonia and the former Breast Cancer Health Navigator from Piedmont Hospital in Rock Hill, will provide information about current treatments for breast cancer and answer questions. This support group is open to anyone who wants to hear the speaker or needs fellowship. Reservations required. (803) 831-0286, (803) 831-2700


A Magic Tree House Expedition, 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 8, Lake Wylie Public Library. Explore a magical world with special activities, games, snacks and a special visit from the library mascot, Beamer the firefly. For ages 7-10. Call (803) 831-7774 to register.


Author Martha A. Cheves Book Signing Event, noon-2 p.m. Nov.8, Books-A-Million, 3710 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, N.C. Cheves will be available to sign copies of her recipe book, "Stir, Laugh, Repeat."(888) 361-9473;


Living History Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays year-round, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. (803) 684-2327



Clover Bands Booster Club Fish Fry, 3-8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 9, high school cafeteria. Park behind the school. Plates cost $8, for eat-in or carry out. Proceeds benefit the booster club, which helps Clover High and Clover Junior High bands with expenses including travel, uniform cleaning, extra instructors and instrument repair.


River Ramblers "Broad River, York County's Western River," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. Geologist Irene Boland, naturalist Steve Fields and historian Michael Scoggins introduce participants to the natural and cultural history of the area. Wear moderate hiking clothing, bring bag lunch, water and sunscreen. Meet at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Must be 18 or older to participate. Cost: $20 CHM members, $25 non-members. (803) 981-9182, (803) 329-2121;,


Our Natural World Book Club meets, 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Fort Mill Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. Read and discuss books that provide a deeper understanding of our place in the natural world. Selections include classic literature, engaging non-fiction works and young adult fiction. Nov. 11 discussion will be on "Nature Girl" by Carl Hiaasen. (803) 547-4114


Fort Mill Art Guild Exhibition, through Nov. 30, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston St, Rock Hill. (803) 328-2787


Survival Kit for the Holidays, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Lake Wylie Public Library. Grace Waddell of Agape Hospice of the Piedmont will offer strategies to help those suffering from grief and loss to cope during the holidays.


American Red Cross-Gaston County Chapter blood drive, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Duke Energy Allen Plant, 253 Plant Allen Road, Belmont. (704) 864-2623


Vernon Grant Santas exhibition opens, Nov. 12-Dec. 31, Dalton Gallery, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. (803) 328-2787


River Hills Newcomers Coffee, 10 a.m. Nov. 13, hosted by Cathy Lloyd, 22 Fairway Ridge. Bring paper products to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. Call (803) 831-7617 to attend.


Southern Christmas Show, Nov. 13-23, Charlotte Merchandise Mart. (704) 376-6594, (800) 849-0248;


U.S. Navy Jazz Band: The Commodores, 8 p.m. Nov. 14, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. The Navy's premier jazz ensemble, the "Commodores," presents the finest in America's original music. The group features 18 of the Navy's top jazz and big band musicians. Free, but tickets are required. (803) 222-8018;


America Recycles Day, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The event is designed to encourage and challenge people to recycle and buy products made from recycled materials. Make magnets and bracelets from recycled materials, play a "fishing for litter" game, have fun in the children's play area, receive a temporary tattoo and learn more about recyclings. (803) 329-212;


Fort Mill Art Guild meets, 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Spratt Building, 215 Main St., Fort Mill. Local art guilds, artists, art enthusiasts and patrons, Web designers and photographers are invited. There will be a demonstration on the new version of Adobe Photoshop CS4 by New Horizons of Charlotte to showhow Photoshop can improve artistic creations. Door prizes will be given away.


River Hills Women's Club luncheon, Nov. 19, River Hills Country Club. Program: "Stained Glass for Fun or Profit" by artisan Danny Foster. Cocktails begin at noon, with lunch served at 12:30 p.m., and the program at 1 p.m. Reservations required by Nov. 12. (803) 831-0210; e-mail


York County High School Exhibition, Nov. 21-Dec. 31, Perimeter Gallery & Lewandowski Classroom Gallery, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. (803) 328-2787


All York County Libraries will be closed Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.


River Hills Newcomers Holiday Party, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, hosted by Larry and Mary Kelley, 48 Heritage Drive. Bring a dish to share with 10 people. Ice, soft drinks and set-ups provided. Cost: $5 for couples, $3 individuals. Reservations requested by Dec. 1. (803) 831-9090.

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