LUNCH WITH RIVER RAT
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. 803-831-0210; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
Canine Rehabilitation, 7-8 p.m. April 15, Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. Kathy Currlin, who has degrees in physical therapy and physiology, is a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner and certified in Tui-na, a Chinese medical massage and manipulation technique. Free, but registration requested. 704-416-6800
"Southern Rapture," written by Eric Coble, April 15-May 2, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. A hilarious farce based loosely on events surrounding Charlotte Repertory Theatre's production of "Angels in America." Adult content for language and brief nudity. 704-342-2251; actorstheatrecharlotte.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
Come-See-Me Festival, 6-8 p.m. Thursday and running through April 26, Rock Hill. Thursday's event is a salute to "Happy Days" with a sock hop, classic car cruise-in and the movie "American Graffiti" at City Hall. Friday is a Beach Bash downtown street party; April 18 features pancake breakfast and Mayor's Frog Jump at Cherry Park; and April 19 there will be ice cream sundaes with Mother Goose and event mascot Glen the Frog at Glencairn Garden. comeseeme.rockhill.net
"Father Knows Best," April 17-19 and April 24-16, presented by Rock Hill Community Theatre. Play by Edward James, adapted by Kristen Sergel and directed by John Bryan. Based on the popular television sitcom of the 1950s and '60s, "Father Knows Best" portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class life of the era with the adventures of the Anderson family. Show times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors; $2 off matinees. rockhilltheatre.org
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 while discovering 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
CATCH THE RAIN
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. 704-825-4848
Earth Day celebration, noon-6 p.m. April 19, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. There will be live musical performances, a chance to try out an electric bicycle, a petting zoo, vendors and exhibitors. Headlining this year's event is naturalist and singer/songwriter Foster Brown, who will perform from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the museum's gazebo on the Nature Trail. Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors. 704-866-6923
FREE, FREE, FREE
Admission to the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, is 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
Spring Break Discovery Days, 1-4 p.m. this week through April 17, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Explore the new exhibit, Made in Nature, then get into nature with an outdoor activity. 803-329-2121
"Legally Blonde The Musical" opens, 7:30 p.m. April 21-26, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. 704-372-1000
The Upper Palmetto Chapter Bloodmobile drives April 22: 1:30-6 p.m. Fort Mill Ford, 801 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, and and 2-7:30 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.