Fort Mill Times

Hear ghost stories at Historic Brattonsville Oct. 18


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.

Family history

Genealogy: Recording Oral Histories, 5 p.m. Oct. 15, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Celebrate Family History Month by learning the basics of conducting family history interviews – including questions, developing trust, recording interviews and how to use the recordings. For adults; free. 704-416-6800;



Allison Creek Bluegrass with Chappel Road Bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 16, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Door open at 6 p.m. with concessions are available at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Support group

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


Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18, First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books for all ages will be for sale, priced at $2 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack. DVDs and audiobooks also for sale. All items are half price Oct. 18. Proceeds fund York County Library programs. 803-981-5837;


Ghost stories

“Spirits & Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight,” Oct. 18, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Brattonsville will be bustling 3-6 p.m. with apple-bobbing, wagon rides and historic harvest demonstrations. After sunset, historically dressed interpreters offer a guided lantern tour with tales of Brattonsville’s past. Bring a flashlight. The Mike Scoggins Band performs around the campfire 6-9 p.m. Food concessions will be available. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 for ages 4-17. 803-684-2327;


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. 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;


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;

Book club

Mystery Book Club, 6:45 p.m. Oct. 28, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. This month’s selection is “The Last Dead Girl” by Harry Dolan. New members are welcome. For adults; free. 704-416-6800;


Bootanical, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The garden will feature non-scary activities for children including making crowns of flowers and fall leaves, and decorating a pumpkin with paper strips, and more. There will be a costume parade in Lost Hollow, chunk a pumpkin with a traditional Trebuchet, explore the inner guts of a pumpkin and watch pumpkins float down the Canal Garden. For adults, there will be a sampling of fall beers and wines in The Garden Store. Children are encouraged to come in costume and will receive free admission with a paying adult. Free with garden admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older+, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490;

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;

Film series

Climate of Fear film series: “Soylent Green,” 5 p.m. Nov. 5, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. The film series shows a period of history or a dystopia where fear prevails. “Soylent Green” depicts a 2022 New York City where voluntary death is encouraged amid unemployment and environmental decay. For adults; free. 704-416-6800;

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 seven 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;,