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S.C. boundary exhibit opens June 19 in Fort Mill



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


Hear bluegrass

Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. June 19, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Cabin Creek will perform at this free, family-friendly bluegrass concert. Doors open at 6 p.m., with food concessions available at 6:30 p.m.

S.C. boundary exhibit

“The Shaping of South Carolina” exhibit, opens June 19, Fort Mill Historical Society, 301 N. White St., Fort Mill. Exhibit details the disputes, politics and science surrounding the state’s boundary lines from colonial times to the present. Features original maps from the collection of the South Carolina Historical Society, and the Springs Close Family Archives and quotations concerning the science of surveying from noted surveyor and Revolutionary hero, Gen. William Moultrie. In addition, the exhibit highlights the borders in contention today. Open Wednesday-Saturday. 803-802-3646;

Fan Con

Fan Con, 5-6:30 p.m. June 19, Lake Wylie Public Library. Celebrate favorite book, movie, television and comic characters. Activities include costume and trivia contests, creating cosplay accessories, fan fiction and art-sharing and a photo booth. For rising sixth-12th graders. Registration required: 803-831-7774

Support group

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


Brilliant fun

“Professor Brainstorm’s Brilliant Idea,” 10:30 a.m. June 20, Lake Wylie Public Library, by The Columbia Marionette Theatre. The science fair is just around the corner, and Professor Brainstorm is on the verge of creating “The Most Useful Thing Ever” … if he can figure out what that is. For pre-K to fifth grade. Registration required: 803-831-7774


Horticulture walk

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. June 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Belmont. Topic: Deadheading to sustain summer blooms. Free with garden admission. 704-825-4490;


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, through 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



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;

AC/DC band

Hells Bells, a national AC/DC tribute band, performs. 9-11 p.m. June 27, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Cost: $5 at the door. 803-831-2553;

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.

Grapettes reunion

S.C. Grape Festival Grapettes reunion, 10 a.m.-noon July 12, The Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Hwy., York. From 1965 to 1979, York celebrated being at the forefront of South Carolina becoming a major grape producing state with the South Carolina Grape Festival, which included Inman Farms as a grape producer. Part of the fun of the festival was being chosen as a Grapette and queen of the festival. All former Grapettes are invited to this reunion. Reservations requested: or call 803-207-6682.

African Wildlife

WildLife, July 12, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. This family-friendly event usually focuses on wildlife of this region, but this year we’ll focus on African wildlife. Learn about African culture through the Mint Museum’s African Art Trunk by interacting with original masks, textiles and artifacts. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. 704-825-4490;

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;

Robots invade

Clash of the Bots V, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19, The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Join the excitement as robots play hockey and clash together in all-out battles of finesse and brute strength. Discover how robots are built and how robotics increasingly plays a beneficial role in society. Cost: $3 in addition to museum admission. 704-866-6908;