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Animal Adoption League Dog Wash Oct. 11 in Charlotte


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.


Support group

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


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.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui 101, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 11, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Leang K. Eap, learn how this ancient Chinese art and science of the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment works. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252;


Photo class

Digital SLR III: Composition, 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 12, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, owner DEK Photography, learn composition skills needed to create balance and harmony. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $46; garden members receive a 15 percent discount. 704-829-1252;


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

Clonts exhibit

Works by Luke Clonts, through Oct. 30, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. Clonts graduated from Fort Mill High School and graduated from Winthrop University. He lives in Charleston, which provides inspiration for his works today. 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;


Bird view

Birding Walk, 9-10 a.m. Oct. 14, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by garden volunteers, 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. 704-829-1252;

Blues performance

Legendary blues musician Drink Small performs, 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 14, The McCelvey Center’s Lowry Theater, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Small is a world-renown old-time blues player from the South Carolina midlands who received the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award in 1990. Culture & Heritage Museums kicks off its McCelvey’s 2015 Southern Sound Series with this show. Free. Season tickets will be available for purchase at a 10 percent discount. 803-909-7244;

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

Photo light

Digital SLR IV: Available Light Portraiture, 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, owner DEK Photography, learn about classic portrait poses and lighting techniques using available light. Class includes lecture and in-the-field portrait photography. Digital SLR camera with a flash or digital SPR camera and an optional flash preferred, but a point-and-shoot camera will work. Cost: $46, garden members receive a 15 percent discount. 704-829-1252;

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;

In concert

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Rhonda Vincent & the Rage have gained popularity by playing high energy and hard driving contemporary bluegrass music at festivals and venues across the U.S., playing with artists like Willie Nelson and Daryle Singletary. Vincent has won 7-consecutive International Bluegrass Music Association Top Female Vocalist Awards from 2000-2006. The band has won six Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards, and individual nominations and awards in each of their respective instrumental categories. Advance tickets: $45 for the general public, $40 for members of the Arts Council; or $50 at the door. 803-328-2787;

Hynde in Charlotte

Chrissie Hynde performs, 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Part of her 25-date North American tour in support of her critically and commercially hailed album “Stockholm,” which debuted in the U.S. Top 40 upon its June release on Will Travel/Caroline Records. Tickets: $37.50-$73. 800-745-3000;,