Fort Mill Times

Your Weekly Guide to Area Events



Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

Vintage Club of Tega Cay dinner meeting, April 29, Tega Cay Golf Club Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. 803-547-0337


"Don't Tell Mother!," 7:30 p.m. April 30, May 1-2 and May 7-9, and 3 p.m. May 3, presented by The Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill. The 'Drama and Dessert' production of Monk Ferris' fast-paced comedy is directed by Elaine Roberts by special arrangement of Samuel French Inc. Dessert will be served at intermission of each performance. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors older than 65 and students. Advance tickets are available at 803-548-8102



"The Full Monty" opens, April 30-May 17, Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. The production is directed by award-winning director Dennis Delamar. Choreography is by Eddie Mabry, musical direction by Ryan Stamey, set design by Chris Timmons and costumes by Jamey Varnadore. Performance times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-24. 704-372-1000;


The Global Cafe, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Steele Creek Public Library. Improve your English and make new friends. Join us for conversation and a chance to learn and share. 704-416-6800



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: 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.


The Yorkville Artists' Guilds monthly meeting, 7 p.m. May 1, McCelvey Center, York. The public is invited. 803-328-6747



RiverPointe Women's Club annual yard and bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon May 2, RiverPointe community, Steele Creek. Proceeds will go toward community charities and Lake Wylie's July 4 Fireworks Fund. Balloons on mailboxes will indicate participating homes.


Rain Barrel Workshop - Make Your Own, 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon May 2, Stowe Park Picnic Shelter, Belmont. Cost: $45, includes barrel and materials. Space limited. 704-560-2218


"Orchids in Watercolor Workshop," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2, Daniel Stowe botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Led by instructor Leslie H. Carter, owner of Leslie H. Carter Custom Art Studio. Participants will learn how to capture the luminous charm and sheer beauty of orchids in watercolor. Cost: $40 for members, plus a $5 materials fee; $48 for non-members, plus a $5 materials fee. 704-829-1252;


BBQ sale, 10 a.m. May 2, Alpine Lodge No. 208 , North Main Street, Clover. Cost: $7 per plate, includes barbecue slaw, buns and chips; bulk barbecue, $7 per pound. 803-222-3516

Vintage Club of Tega Cay bowling, 10 a.m. first Monday of the month, Strikers, Rock Hill. Cost: $8 a session, includes games, shoes and lunch. 803-547-0337



"Birds and Blossoms with Acrylics," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7, Daniel Stowe botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructor Jack Bolin will lead participants in creating a canvas that captures the beauty of springtime in the Carolinas. In this easy-to-learn format, artists of all ages and skill levels will learn how to reproduce nature in the finest detail. Participants in this course may bring their own supplies or purchase a painting supply kit ($10) at time of registration. Cost: $40 for members, $48 for non-members. 704-829-1252;


Fresh Paint - Golden's New Acrylic Media, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. May 8-9, Fort Mill Art Guild, 1750 Hwy. 160 W., suite 101-145, Fort Mill. Instructor is Phil Garrett of Golden Paints using these acrylic "skins" and inkjet printer to transfer images onto many surfaces. All materials provided free. Cost: $150 for members; $160 for non-member.


Celebrate Mother's Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, May 9-10, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The first 250 mothers each day receive a free potted plant courtesy of Rountree Plantation Garden Center. Take mom for a walk through the gardens and The Orchid Conservatory. Quick massages will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beauty consultants will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A photographer will be on hand to capture this special Mother's Day memory for an additional fee. Admission: free for members, $10 adults, $9 seniors 60 and older, $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490;