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Explore the outdoors June 14 at Schiele Museum in Gastonia



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 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie.


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;

Yoga in the garden

Yoga in the Garden, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, June 14, 21 and 28, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont. Bring a yoga mat. Led by a Simply Yoga Belmont instructor. Cost: $5 for garden members, $15 for nonmembers.


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.

Native movies

Movie Mondays Go Native, 2 p.m. Mondays, through 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;

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;

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


Cooking class

Cooking with Fresh Herbs & Spices, 6-8 p.m. June 17, Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia. This hands-on cooking class teaches how to prepare simple and healthy foods that incorporate the flavor or herbs and spices into everyday meals. Recipes feature soups, salads, main dishes, desserts and quick breads. Participants get to cook, eat and take home recipes. Cost: $15. Register by June 12. 704-922-2110;

Horticulture walk

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


ZimSculpt exhibit, opens June 27, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Curated within a horticultural display that will take guests vicariously from the savannahs of south-central Africa to its lush tropical high country, more than 100 sculptures will be on display and offered for sale. Zimsculpt represents a variety of nearly 200 artisans in Zimbabwe. Opening reception is 6-9 p.m. June 26 and costs $25 per person. Reservations are required, but calling 704-829-1294. The exhibition is free with garden admission. 704-825-4490;

Photo time

Shutter Bugs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 28, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Learn about the science behind developing a photo, create a natural photo frame, and go on a photography scavenger hunt. See the new exhibit, “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic.” Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;

Born in USA

Born in the USA, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Learn about animals native to the U.S. during this family-friendly program. Create a patriotic red, white and blue real flower masterpiece. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;

It’s free

Free Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. July 8, 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;

Get lucky

Gettin’ Lucky on the Lake, 3-9 p.m. July 12, The Red Fez Club, Steele Creek. A benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with reverse raffle for $1,000 grand prize, music, food and games.

Catawba Indians

The Catawba Indians: People of the River, 2 p.m. July 13, Schiele Museum, Gastonia. Native American culture comes alive in this special presentation by Keith Little Bear Brown, a Catawba potter and storyteller. Learn about the legends and lore of the Catawba Indian Nation – The People of the River. Free with museum admission. 704-866-6908;