Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
LEARN TO DANCE
Learn to Foxtrot, 7:30-9 p.m. April 1 and April 8, St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Learn beginner steps, basic movements, the history and character of Foxtrot, technique and style. Donation requested: $10 for children and youth building. 803-980-4000
"Greater Tuna," 8 p.m. April 2, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Two performers from Georgia's legendary Springer Opera House play 20 hilarious and often strange characters that comprise a typical day in the Lone Star State's third smallest city, Tuna, Texas. In fact, it takes a team of lightning-fast "dressers" backstage to help create the 20-odd oddballs who represent the population of the entire Greater Tuna area -- men, women, children, animals and space aliens. Some quick-changes occur in fewer than four seconds. Cost: $15. (803) 222-8018; clover2.k12.sc.us/csd
Billy Jonas performs, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 2, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. The audience becomes part of a performance that reaches and removes traditional boundaries. Jonas entertains through original sounds, stories and improvisations. He delights the ear with his clear, tenor voice, acoustic guitar and found and foraged instruments. Tickets: $7. Reservations recommended. 803-684-3948; billyjonas.com; chmuseums.org
Allison Creek Bluegrass, 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month, Allison Creek Presbyterian gymnasium, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. 803-366-1302; thelakewylieman.com, allisoncreekchurch.com
First Friday in the Garden free workshop series, 10-11 a.m. first Friday of each month, by The York County Master Gardener Association and Clemson Extension Service at The Bigger House, on the corner of Charlotte Avenue and Crest Street, Rock Hill. No reservations necessary. Topics: April, growing roses; May, plant problem clinic (bring in plant problems for diagnosis), June, Show Me Your Root Flair (learn how to properly determine the planting depth of trees and shrubs). The Master Gardener hot line is available 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through November to answer questions about landscaping, turf management, growing vegetables and other gardening topics. To ask a gardening question, call 803-324-4177.
Zelnick the Magician performs, 6:30 p.m. April 3, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Hwy. 55 E., Clover. A unique blend of family fun, comedy magic and audience participation. Proceeds benefit the Larne Elementary PTO, a new school opening in the 2009-2010 school year. Sponsored by Bethel Elementary PTA and Briggs Elementary PTO. Tickets: $3, available through Parent Teacher Group and at the door.
Native Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. A Piedmont Landscape and Nature Training workshop will be held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to learn about composting, soil stewardship, toxicity reduction, Piedmont naturescaping and native plants at this workshop on organic yard care. The plant sale will feature iris, cardinal flower, butterfly weed, native blueberry and more, as well as unique garden accessories. Checks and cash accepted. Workshop cost: $10 for CHM members, $15 for non-members -- registration limited to 15 due by April 1. 803-981-9182. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
How to become a Habitat Homeowner, 10 a.m. April 4, York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill. You might qualify if: you have a need for safe, decent housing; you live or work in York County; you earn a steady income between 30 to 65 percent of area median and can afford to pay the mortgage; you are willing to partner with HFHYC by providing "sweat equity." Learn about the application process. 803-328-1728; firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Craft Sale , 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4, Rinehart Realty Building, 2879 S.C. 160 W., suite 104, Fort Mill. All participants are local artisans and all items are handmade. 803-547-2932
Living History Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays year-round, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. Witness life in the Carolina Backcountry during the 18th and 19th centuries through activities such as farming, shearing sheep, picking cotton and military drills. Activities and demonstrations vary weekly. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 4-17, free for members and children 3 and younger. 803-684-2327
FREE, FREE, FREE
Admission to the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, is now free on Sundays. Admission on other days costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for youth age 4-17 and free to members and children 3 and younger. chmuseums.org
NURSERY RHYME TIME
"Let Loose with Mother Goose," 10-10:45 a.m. April 6, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes help children ages 3 to 4 learn by listening, seeing, touching, creating and moving. Children will create their own candlesticks and jump over stacked objects like "Jack Be Nimble" and "Jane Be Quick." Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per child; $3 per child for members. 803-981-9182, 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org
River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting, 7 p.m. April 7, River Hills Country Club. Speaker is Major Gen. Chuck Swannack, former commander of the 82nd Airborne. Reservations required. 803-370-2828, 803-631-3543; riverhillslions.org
Learn about herbs at First Tuesday program, noon-1 p.m. April 7, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Sandi Fenton, a member of the Charlotte Herb Guild and a York County Master Gardener, will teach guests about a variety of herbs, how they are used, when to plant them, how to achieve greater success with growing them in the garden and more. Free with admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors 60 and older; and $5 children 4-12. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org
River Hills Newcomers Ladies Wine Gathering, 6:30 p.m. April 9, hosted by Pat Charles, 15 Timberidge. There will be wine and appetizers served. Bring paper products, such as paper towels and bath tissue, to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. Donation requested: $5. RSVP to Pat Charles, 803-631-5526.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, April 9, Davis Park, Belmont. Ages 3-5 start at 7:30 p.m., while ages 6-8 start at 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight and basket.
Ceol Leinn (Gaelic for "Music With Us") in concert, April 10, Sylvia Theater, York. A Celtic Performance band. ceolleinn.com
Clover Optimist Club's Pork Bar-B-Que, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11, next to Killians Service Center, Bethel Street, Clover. Costs: $7 plate includes barbecue, slaw, chips, cookie and buns; $3 sandwich with chips; $1 drinks. Note: $1 from each plate willl go the Lee Killian Medical Fund. 803-684-2008
Beer and Pizza Night, 7-10 p.m. April 11, Cajun Canvas, 11116-B South Tryon, Steele Creek. Description: For this event, the painting will be "Beer." Papa John's will be provide the pizza and wings. Make sure to bring your own beer or wine to enjoy. Cost: $35 per person. Reservations required. 704-504-5224; cajuncanvas.com
The Upper Palmetto Chapter Bloodmobile drive, 2:30-7 p.m. April 13, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York.
LUNCH WITH HUNTLEY
River Hills Women's Club luncheon, April 15, River Hills Country Club. Cocktails served at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m. and program begins at 1 p.m. with Dan Huntley's "Notes of a River Rat - Growing up in York County," talking about life in York County in the past and present. His book "Extreme Barbeque" is available for sale. RSVP by April 8. 803-831-0210; email@example.com
SHEEP SHEARING DAY
Sheep Shearing Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. View demonstrations of shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning and weaving as you discover the important role sheep played in the lives of Carolinians in the 1800s. Visit Historic Brattonsville's rare breed of Gulf Coast Sheep and see the new lambs. At 2 p.m., enjoy a fashion show highlighting clothing styles of the 1840s. Free with general admission: $6 adult, $5 senior, $3 youth 4-17; children 3 and younger; CHM members admitted free. 803-684-2327; chmuseums.org
Rain Barrel Workshop - Make Your Own, 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon April 18, Stowe Park Picnic Shelter, Belmont. Cost: $45, includes barrel and materials. Space limited. 704-560-2218
Titanic exhibit opens, April 19, Belmont Historical Society, 40 Catawba St, Belmont. Titanic memorabilia comes from the collection of Dr. Melinda Ratchford, an associate professor in the Sister Christine Beck Department of Education at Belmont Abbey College, who will talk at 1:30 p.m. April 19 in the media room. Her avocation has been 45 year interest in the study of the R.M.S. Titanic and her history. Ratchford has given presentations to more than 170 various groups. 704-825-4848
The Upper Palmetto Chapter Bloodmobile drives, April 22: 1:30-6 p.m. Fort Mill Ford, 801 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill and 2-7:30 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.
FOR MOTHER'S DAY
An Indulgent Affair: A time to spoil yourself and Mom, 7-9 p.m. April 24, Cajun Canvas, 11116-B South Tryon, Steele Creek. Description: Shopping for Mother's Day has never been easier with several fantastic vendors under one roof. There will be complimentary food, dessert bar, wine tasting, discounts and coupons, and door prize give-aways. Cost: free. For more information on this event, and the participating vendors go to mixeratcajuncanvas.webs.com.