Fort Mill Times

Take garden tour July 5 at Stowe Garden



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


Garden tour

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. July 5 and 19, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join the horticulture staff on a tour highlighting what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-825-4490;


S.C. boundary exhibit

“The Shaping of South Carolina” exhibit, 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;

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. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through 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;


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;

Go birding

Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. July 8, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds, observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts. Free with garden admission. 704-825-4490;

Turfgrass talk

Friday in the Garden, 11 a.m. July 11, Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will lead the session on “Turfgrass Insects and Diseases.” The date for the First Friday in the Garden has been changed because the Glencairn Garden Learning Center is closed July 4. Friday in the Garden is a free public service of the Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

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;