Fort Mill Times

Civil War reenactment Oct. 25-26 at Historic Brattonsville


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.


Pink N Stroll

Pink N Stroll, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 25, YMCA, 402 Charlotte Ave. Rock Hill, presented by Agape Senior and YMCA Rock Hill. Stroll the all pink walking trail inside the Y, then enjoy a cookout to honor survivors and remember those who have died. No registration required. 803-509-0862;

Pig Pickin’

Indian Land VFW Pig Pickin’, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 25, Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. Menu: barbecue sandwich or plate with slaw, chips and tea. There will be a DJ. Cost: $10 per plate. Advance tickets are available at Brews Tavern or call 704-843-6930. All proceeds go to local VFW programs. 803-547-3279

Civil War re-enactment

Annual Civil War Reenactment, Oct. 25-26, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnell. Encounter history through interpreters and re-enactors as they tell the story of the Bratton family. Battle re-enactments at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There also will be cannon-firing and archery demonstrations, camp life activities, presentations and children’s military demonstrations. Period reproduction items and family friendly food will be available for purchase. Events run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26. Admission: $8 adult; $6 senior; $4 youth ages 4-17. 803-684-2327;

Free America

York County Free America Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 25, first building on right at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, One Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie. This workshop will present the issue of Collectivism vs. Individualism and what each means regarding human rights. Other issues will include information on Article Four of the UN Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights. The workshop is open to the public. Two more workshops are scheduled Nov. 8 and Nov. 22. Each workshop will progress from the previous one. 803-701-7226


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;


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;


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. 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;


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;

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;,