Fort Mill Times

See Luke Clonts works in Rock Hill


Story time

Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For ages 3-5 with caregiver. No registration required.


Paint & Pour

Paint & Pour, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 1326 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, hosted by Agape Senior and Agape Hospice. Ashley Beard will give step-by-step instruction on how to paint a masterpiece to take home. Beverages and hors ‘dourves provided. Cost: $15, which covers the cost of paint and supplies. To reserve a seat: 803-509-0862 or

Clonts exhibit

Works by Luke Clonts, Oct. 2-30, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. Clonts graduated from Fort Mill High School and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture from Winthrop University. He lives in Charleston, which provides inspiration for his works today. He built a commissioned sculpture for the Columbia Museum of Art installed for several months in coordination with the floral exhibit. 803-328-2787,

Bluegrass in York

Allison Creek Bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 2, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Jim Garrett and the Popcorn Sippers of Nashville perform. Doors open at 6 p.m.; concessions available at 6:30 p.m.

Support group

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


Jazz Fest

Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival 2014, Oct. 4, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Day activities are free. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. A jazz showcase is at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5.

Zumba time

Zumba, Oct. 4, Belmont Parks and Recreation Department, 37 E. Woodrow Ave., Belmont. Times: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Saturdays, ages 16 and older. Latin dance inspired workout, incorporating hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo styles. Instructor: Star Hunter. Cost: $4 per class. 704-825-8191


Pro Musica

“Music around Frederick the Great or CPE Bach at 300!,” 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Abbey Basilica, Belmont. Presented by Carolina Pro Musica, the concert features music by the many composer and performers who took up residence in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany, at the request of the flute-playing king. Featured will be vocal and instrumental selections with music by CPE Bach, Karl Graun (a favorite of the king), J.J. Quantz, J.A. Hasse as well as Frederick himself as composer and also librettist. Admission is free, donations accepted.


See paintings

Mary Jane Nichols exhibit, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, Rock Hill. Nichols, of Rock Hill, has been painting for decades. She studied extensively under renowned portrait painter Marvin Mattelson in New York City. Her paintings aim to capture the beauty and solitude of the American landscape, including South Carolina scenes. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 803-328-2787;

Paper Sounds

Paper Sounds, display through Nov. 2, Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Public reception 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Christie Blizard’s exhibition is intended to display the ability of multiple digital and analog technologies to create multiple patterns from a single sound recording. Blizard’s primary focus is on the inconsistencies within the patterns amongst sensation and interpretation. An exhibition by Dustin Shores is on display concurrently in the Perimeter Gallery, and The Children’s Fall Show is exhibiting in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery. 803-328-2787;

The Boombox Project

The Boombox Project by Lyle Owerko exhibit, through Oct. 19, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. The exhibition will be free and open to the public, and will mark the museum’s first public use of raw 15,000-square-foot expansion space on Level 5. The exhibition features 15 photographs from Owerko’s iconic series devoted to boomboxes of the 1970s and 1980s.

Better balance

A Matter of Balance, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays through Oct. 24, Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia. Participants will learn how to exercise to increase strength and balance, reduce fall risks at home, set goals for increasing activity, view falls as controllable. 704-865-3291


Great lady singers

Jamiee Paul, 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Paul’s “At Last” is a tribute to female vocalists of the glory days of Jazz yesteryear. “All the great lady singers saluted were inspirations to me, and the songs selected are among my innermost personal favorites. Some of them I have a long history with: my grandfather was a World War II veteran and his favorite song was ‘Sentimental Journey,’ and we used to listen to it together. ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’ always gets me thinking about my wonderful husband, Leif, and the incredible day we met. On the other hand, ‘Stormy Weather’ never fails to start me thinking about all the lousy relationships I’ve been through, that we’ve all been through.” Tickets: $15. 803-222-8018;

Dog wash

Animal Adoption League Dog Wash, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11, 125 Remount Road, Unit A, Charlotte. Cost: $15 dog wash; $10 nail trim; $20 both. AAL is a nonprofit providing veterinary care and temporary-to-permanent housing for homeless and rescued animals for permanent placement.

Wall Heals

The Wall That Heals, Oct. 16-19, Fort Mill History Museum. The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Museum will hold an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. The wall viewing is open 24/7.

Living with Diabetes

Living Healthy with Diabetes, 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26, Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia. This Stanford University program is being offered by NC Cooperative Extension free. Registration required by Oct. 15. 704-865-3291

Give Hope Gala

Give Hope Gala, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 1, Bank of America’s Founder’s Hall, Charlotte. Includes dinner by Aria, live music by the Noel Freidline Quintet, entertainment by magician Chris Hannibal. The festivities include a Wine Pull, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds go to orphan care in southwest Haiti. Tickets:

Clowning around

Doug Berky: Foibles, Fables And Other Imaskinations, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Berky is one of the nation’s best loved clowns. “I sought stories that teach, assure and lend guidance in troubled times. I found in my search, stories that not only teach, but also lead its adherents into moral, ethical, and purposeful lives. These stories compromise some of humanity’s greatest wisdom.” Tickets: $5 individual; $10 family. 803-222-8018;