Fort Mill Times

WEEKLY GUIDE - May 5, 2009



"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. Artists of all ages and skill levels will learn how to reproduce nature in the finest detail. Bring supplies or purchase a painting supply kit ($10) at time of registration. Cost: $40 for members, $48 for non-members. 704-829-1252;


"Don't Tell Mother!," 7:30 p.m. May 7-9, 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 served at intermission. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors older than 65. 803-548-8102;


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


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;,



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.


Catawba Care Coalition's sixth annual Dazzle and Denim fundraising event, 7-11 p.m. May 8, Magnolia Room, Laurel Creek, Rock Hill. Proceeds support Catawba Care Coalition with a mission to promote optimal health for York, Chester and Lancaster County residents by providing medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV. Come dressed in blue jeans and festive tops. Cost: $50, includes open bar, food and entertainment, and there will be a silent auction. 803-909-6363;



Spring Craft Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9, Rinehart Realty office, 264 Latitude Lane, suite 103, Lake Wylie. All participants are local artisans and all items are handmade. 803-448-7354


"Beekeeping for Beginners," 1-3 p.m. May 9, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Blemont. Sally Adams, owner of Mama Beehive Honey Farm in Clover, will show participants what it takes to be a hobbyist beekeeper. Adams has been awarded Best in Show awards by the South Carolina Beekeeper's Association for the honey. Cost: $15 for members; $18 for non-members. Registration required. 704-829-1252;


"Butterfly Gardening," 10 a.m.-noon May 9, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Learn how to attract butterflies to the garden, about the butterfly life cycle, plants butterflies prefer and require and garden layouts. Cost: $15 for members; $18 for non-members.Registration required. 704-829-1252;


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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Order a pre-packed picnic basket in advance by calling 704-829-1252, or pack your own. Admission: Free for members, $10 adults, $9 seniors 60 and older, $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490;



Reception honoring Culture & Heritage Museums Curator of Natural History Steve Fields, 2-4 p.m. May 10, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Fields receives his doctor of philosophy degree in integrative biology May 9 from the University of South Carolina. Fields' dissertation, passed unanimously by committee, proposes changing the classification of ground sloths found in the fossil record in Southeastern United States. 803-329-2121;



River Hills Newcomers Ladies Wine Gathering "Wear Your Finest Bonnet," 6:30 p.m. May 12, at the home of Nan Reid, 22 Sunrise Point Court. Bring paper products, such as paper towels and bath tissue, to be donated to the Clover Area Assistance Center. Donation: $5 per person. RSVP 803-746-4865.


Fort Mill Art Guild meeting, 7 p.m. May 12, The Art Mill, 213 Main St., Fort Mill.


Bela Fleck, Sam Bush and Pat Flynn of The Newgrass Revival, and John Cowan perform, 9 p.m. May 15, The Sylvia Theater, Congress Street, York. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door.


About Bats, 7 p.m. May 15, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, will show several live bats for a special presentation discussing the benefits of these flying mammals and the importance of conserving them. Tickets: $5, reservations requested. 704-854-6676


Red Fez Shrine Club on Lake Wylie hosts its fourth annual Car & Truck Show & Cruiz-in 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16. Entry fee is $18, $5 for cruiz-in. Judging is noon to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m. a fish fry begins for $9 a plate. Awards will be given for top 50, club president's choice and best engine, paint, interior and best of show with $600 in cash and prizes awarded. 704-568--3362


Second annual Bluejeans, Bluegrass and BBQ, 4-7 p.m. May 16, Cotton Alley 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Music by Neighbors Acres ( and mouth-watering barbecue pulled-pork, grilled corn on the cob and homemade cole slaw by Dan Huntley of Lake Wylie. Tickets must be purchased in advance by May 8. Cost: $20 for Arts Council members, $25 for non-members; includes a meal and two drink vouchers. Proceeds go to arts programming for the 2009-2010 season. 803-328-2787


Belmont Woman's Club 14th annual Home & Graden Tour, 1-5 p.m. May 17. There will be five homes and gardens, and the newly opened Yates Abernethy Mill House at the Belmont Historical Society. Cost: $20, includes tea at Stowe Manor. Proceeds go to the high school scholarship and other groups including S.O.C.K.S., Belmont Parish Nurse Ministry, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and Belmont Historical Society. 704-825-9799