Fort Mill Times

Weekly Guide - April 8, 2008


The Western York County Parkinson Support Group meet, 4-5 p.m., Lake Wylie Assisted Living, 4877 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie. Speaker will be Carol Phipps,

physical therapist for HealthSouth of Rock Hill. Anyone interested in learning more about this disease is welcome. (704) 248-3714 , (803) 831-9900


Paul Stanley, lead singer of KISS, presents his collection of paintings and limited editions and will make appearances from 6 to 9 p.m. April 11-12, Wentworth Gallery-South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. Stanley's artistic and visual input has been seen in his designs of KISS album covers, stages and apparel. As an art major and graduate of the high school of Music and Art in NYC, Stanley creates portraits and abstracts that are emotionally charged compositions. (704) 365-2733;


Gretchen Witt & Guests, 9 p.m., Sylvia Theater, 27 N. Congress St., York. Selected as finalist in the Kerryville Folk new Festivals Folk Competition and a Top 5 Finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festivals Troubadour Competition. Tickets: $8 in advance online, $10 at the box office and outlets. (803) 684-5590;


Snake Oil Medicine Show/Mad Tea Party Sugar Spice, 9 p.m., Sylvia Theater, 27 N. Congress St., York. Tickets: $15 in advance online, $18 at the box office and outlets. (803) 684-5590;


The Adaptive Gardening class, 1-2 p.m., Wren Rooms at the Visitor Pavilion, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Class is geared for people who think age or physical abilities won't allow them to work in the garden to learn some tricks to get back outdoors. Physical Therapist Jane Glenn of Gaston Memorial Hospital will share tips and techniques. Cost: free for members, $5 non-members. To register, call (704) 829-1252 or visit


Hot dog sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., by Alpine Lodge No. 208 and Clover Chapter No. 138 Order of the Eastern Star at the lodge on North Main Street in Clover. Hot dogs are $1 each and can be fixed any way. Eat in or carry out. (803) 222-1976, 222-3516


River Hills Women's Club meet, April 16, River Hills Country Club. Cocktails and registration begin at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. Lloyd Dillon will offer his knowledge of design, whether of historical nature or deciding on the best place for your television. For membership information, call (803) 831-0736.


The River Hills Newcomer's Coffee , 10 a.m. April 17, home of Ann Baber, 6 Sunrise Point. Bring paper products, such as paper towels and bathroom tissue, to be donated to Clover Area Assistance Center. Call (803) 831-5822 to attend. River Hills Newcomer's Club provides an opportunity to get to know others in the community and enjoy social events. For club information, call (803) 831-0736 or e-mail


A new Art Guild will meet at 10 a.m. April 17 at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. A business meeting will be held to select a name of the new guild and to review by-laws and a mission statement developed by the appropriate committees. (803) 493-4027


Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19-20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Highlighting the weekend will be special guest Joe Washington of HGTV's "Ground Breakers" fame. General admission price applies: free for members; $10, adults; $9, seniors 60 and older; $5, children aged 4-12. (704) 829-1252;


Belly Dance 101 with Asali, 1-4p.m. April 19, The Perfect Step Dance Studio, 1122 E. Hudson Blvd., Gastonia. Geared for beginners. Cost: $40 through April 17 at; $45 at the door. (704) 747-4706;


Jim Witter and his band will pay tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at "The Piano Men Starring Jim Witter," 8 p.m. April 19, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Tickets: $30 for adults; $28, seniors/students; $25, CHM members, with $3 fee per transaction. (803) 684-3948;

"The Grandest Canyon," written by local playwright Burton Bumgarner, will be presented by The Yorkville Players Thursday through Sunday at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

Miss Ida Ingram's dying wish was to have her ashes scattered over the Grand Canyon. No small request for the two remaining sisters, Isabelle and Imogene, to carry out as they are elderly and have never before ventured out of South Carolina. Into the picture comes a long-lost nephew, Brandon, who agrees to drive his maiden aunts to Arizona to give himself time to think through his own mid-life crisis. Leigh Ann, a young neighbor woman who was practically raised by the elderly triplets, soon catches up and joins them on this incredible trip where they meet everyone from a crooked mechanic to a cross-dresser named Barbie who saves the day in New Orleans. The elderly women also learn about converter boxes, margaritas and how much trouble an urn of ashes can be. Hilarious at times, it's a poignant journey, a discovery of the soul. At the rim of the Grand Canyon, they realize Ida's final request was really a blessing.

Performance times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $8, or $5 for Saturday's matinee. All seats general admission.

Meet the playwright: A reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday before the performance.

Special offer: Enjoy dinner at the Coalyard Restaurant & Lounge, 105 Garner St, York, before the performance Friday and Saturday evening only. Dinner-theater package is $15 per person, includes dinner ($10 value) and ticket to play. Tickets available at York Chamber of Commerce, Coalyard Restaurant, or by calling (803) 980-7412.