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Victory Farm benefit fundraiser June 7 in Belmont



Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lake Wylie Public Library. For 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. No registration required.


Support group

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, River Hills Community Church, Room 116, 104 Hamiltons Ferry Road, Lake Wylie.

Local bluegrass

Allison Creek Bluegrass, featuring music by local favorite Timber Ridge, with doors opening at 6 p.m., food concessions starting at 6:30 p.m. and the music from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church on S.C. 274 between Lake Wylie and Newport. Free admission.


Garden Walkabout

June’s First Friday in the Garden will feature a Plant Walkabout, 11 a.m. June 6, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will discuss trees, shrubs and flowers found in the public garden.

GNR band

Nightrain, a Guns N’ Roses tribute band, performs 9-11 p.m. June 6, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Cost: $5. 803-831-2553;


Benefit in Belmont

Victory Farm benefit fundraiser, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 7, Stowe Park, downtown Belmont, the same day as the Belmont Stakes horse race. There will be vendors, horseback rides behind the middle school led by Caitlin Fletcher Copeland of Lake Wylie, miniature horses to pet provided by Dana Patterson Bolton of Lake Wylie Paws & Claws, and a photo booth. 704-241-2270

Arts in the Park

Gaston Arts Council ARTS in the Park, 5 p.m. June 7, Biggerstaff Park, Dallas, N.C. The Gaston Symphonic Band will play the famed the “1812 Overture,” the Gaston Choral Society will entertain with song; visual artists will sell their arts and crafts in the artist marketplace. There will be an art raffle drawing during intermission. Admission and parking are free. 704-853-ARTS (2787);

Marsh madness

Family entertainer Roger Day will present two “Marsh Mud Madness” shows at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at the York County Library, Rock Hill. Day created his new show “Marsh Mud Madness” in partnership with the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Ga. Free, but seating is limited. Advance registration is suggested by calling 803-981-5888.

Yoga in the garden

Yoga in the Garden, led by a Simply Yoga Belmont instructor, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays June 7, 14, 21 and 28, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Belmont, N.C. Please bring your own yoga mat. This class is $5 for garden members and $15 for nonmembers. Details,

Horticulture walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 7 and 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Belmont. Topics vary week-to-week and include, June 7: Gardening to attract pollinators; June 21: Deadheading to sustain summer blooms. Free with garden admission. Details,


Native movies

Movie Mondays Go Native, 2 p.m. Mondays, June 9-Aug. 18, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Enjoy movies on the big screen in the museum’s auditorium with family-friendly films about American Indians. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;


Walk with the birds

Birding Walk, instructed by garden volunteers, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Belmont. Free with garden admission. Details,


To the moon

“Back To The Moon For Good,” through June 6, The Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Forty years after the historic Apollo landings, this 25-minute digital film ushers in a new era of lunar exploration by immersing spectators in the latest space race – a $30 million private competition to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. Narrated by Tim Allen. Runs every Tuesday-Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The family-friendly planetarium show is included with museum admission. 803-329-2121,

Photo exhibition

“Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer,” through June 29, Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Made up of about 100 photographs from photo league members.

Myositis support

The Carolinas Myositis Support Group – Charlotte, 2-4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St. Pineville, N.C. Speakers will address various topics related to living with myositis and will include a psychologist, neurologist, MDA representative, pharmaceutical representative and acupuncturist. 704-708-8999


Woodland Indians

The Woodland Indians, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, June 10-Aug. 12, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Visit the Catawba Village to discover how local American Indians used plants, animals and even the earth to provide for tools, clothing, food and shelter. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;

Gem mining

Gemstone Mining, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, June 10-Aug. 12, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Find mineral treasures like garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds and rose quartz. Participants keep everything found. Cost: $4 with museum admission per person, $4 for Schiele members. 704-866-6908;

Free Tuesday

Free Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. June 10, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, sponsored by Duke Energy. All exhibits and Nature Trail available for exploration. At 5 p.m., learn about nocturnal neighbors. A special showing of Hubble Vision II at 7 p.m. in the James H. Lynn Planetarium. 704-866-6908;

Explore outdoors

Outdoor Explorers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Make your own explorer gear – complete with hat, binoculars, and field journals. Learn to make observations and notice common animals in the back yard. Held at the outdoor amphitheater, this family-friendly program is geared toward 4- to 7-year-olds. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;