Fort Mill Times

Your Weekly Guide to area events

WEDNESDAY

SENIOR HEALTH

Senior Health and Fitness Day, 7:30-11 a.m. May 27, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill. Local healthcare providers will be on hand to provide expertise about topics specific to our senior community. Vision, hearing, arthritis, pharmaceuticals and other topics will be discussed. Piedmont Healthcare will be on hand for cholesterol and other screenings for a small fee. There also will be line dancing and Wii bowling. The event is free for members and non-members. 803-548-8020

STORY TIME

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

THURSDAY

AT THE LIBRARY

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

FRIDAY

IN CONCERT

EMI Nashville songwriter Patrick Davis and John Satterfield of Woodwork Roadshow with opener Chris Cook, 9 p.m. May 29, Sylvia Theater, 27 N. Congress St., York. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show. 803-684-5590; sylviatheater.com

SATURDAY

AUDITION

Auditions for Fort Mill Community Playhouse's summer youth production of "Snow White," 2-6 p.m. May 30, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill. Director Shon Wilson will consider performers ages 8 to 18. Rehearsals begin June 4. Performance dates: July 9-12. 803-548-8102; fortmillplayhouse.org

MOTOR MADNESS

Tega Cay Lions' third annual Carolina Motor Madness Car and Motorcycle Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30, Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. There will be trophies for different classes of cars and special trophies for motorcycles. This is a family event and includes inflatable slide, moon walk, speed pitch and carousel. There also will be live entertainment with three bands, door prizes and food. Admission is free; there will be a parking fee. All proceeds go to Tega Cay Lions Club charities. carolinamotormadness.com

MORE THAN BLUEGRASS

Blueground Undergrass with Rev. Jeff Mosier and Symbol opening, 9 p.m. May 30, Sylvia Theater, 27 N. Congress St., York. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show. 803-684-5590; sylviatheater.com

HISTORY

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

SUNDAY

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

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

COMING

LIONS DINNER

River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting, 7 p.m. June 2, River Hills Country Club. Speaker is Dr. Anthony Plath, associate professor of finance at UNC Charlotte, known as "The go-to guy for commentary for N.C.-based banks." Reservations required. 803-370-2828, 803-631-3543; riverhillslions.org

SENIOR DAY

Seniors Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New hope Road, Belmont. Seniors will receive reduced admission of $5 and can participate in programming that illustrates ways they can remain active despite limited physical capabilities. Among the activities will be demonstrations on adaptive gardening techniques, a planting activity guests will take home and a short talk by Jane Glenn, a physical therapist from the Human Motion Institute at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Guests also may tour the gardens and be among the first to see the garden's new tropical oasis display, composed of bold colors and textures from around the globe encompassing many of the garden's formal areas. Home Instead is sponsoring the event and will provide light refreshments. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

LEARN BALLROOM DANCE

Social Ballroom Dance Class, Thursdays June 4-July 2, for beginners 7-8 p.m. and intermediate 8-9 p.m., Belmont Parks and Recreation. Cost:$30 per session. 704-678-5144; belmontparksandrec.com

ARTISTS MEET

The Yorkville Artists' Guild regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m. June 4, McCelvey Center, York. Public is invited. 803-328-6747

GARDENING EVENT

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: 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 from 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.

RIVER HILLS NEWCOMERS

River Hills Newcomers ladies wine gathering, 6:30 p.m. June 9, South Point Beach, hosted by Sue Nichols. Bring paper products, such as paper towels and bath tissue, to be donated to the Clover Area Assistance Center. A $5 donation per person requested. RSVP: 803-619-5032

CATAWBA NATION

Archaeology in the Old Catawba Nation, 7-8 p.m. June 11, Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Recent UNC-Chapel Hill archaeological field schools have excavated the 18th-century Catawba Nation sites of Nassaw and Weyapee, and this summer they plan to excavate again. Join University of North Carolina archaeologists, Drs. Brett Riggs and Stephen Davis, as they present an overview of Catawba archaeology including the sites of Nassaw and Weyapee (1750s), Old Town (1760s-1770s) and New Town (1780-1820). Free, but reservations requested. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org

AT THE GARDEN

Garden Nights, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays June 11-Aug. 25, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, with entertainment and activities each Thursday night including guided garden walks to live entertainment. Food with a tropical flair, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase from Something Classic, the garden's daily food service provider. Free with admission: $10, adults; $9, seniors 60 and older; and $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

SCOTCH-IRISH FEST

The 13th annual Clover Scottish Games and Scotch-Irish Festival, Feis Chlobhair, June 13, Clover Memorial Stadium, Clover.

SUMER CRITTERS

"Wild About Summer," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Garden partners with local wildlife organizations to present fun, interactive programs to show guests how wildlife interacts within the garden environment. Activities and presentations will illustrate how to make homes friendlier to wildlife. Free with admission: $10, adults; $9, seniors 60 and older; and $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

BUSY BEES

"Bee-Wild!," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The Gaston County Beekeepers Association promotes awareness of bees and importance as pollinators. Check out bees up close and personal, but through a protective observation hive. Learn more about bees, their beneficial impact on the environment and what you can do to help them keep on pollinating. Free with admission: $10, adults; $9, seniors 60 and older; and $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

NEWCOMERS SOCIAL

River Hills Newcomers evening social, 7 p.m. June 27, with a "A Night in Hawaii" theme poolside at Jim and Ellen Haynes' Home,15 Duck Hook Circle. Bring a dish to share with 10 people. A doantion of $5 requested. RSVP: ellen1029@prodigy.net, 803-831-6554

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