Fort Mill Times

WEEKLY GUIDE TO AREA EVENTS - June 16, 2009

WEDNESDAY

SIMPLIFIED

Simplified performs at Sylvia Theater, 27 N. Congress St., York, at 9 p.m. June 17. Advance tickets $10, $12 day of show. 803-684-5590; sylviatheater.com

STORY TIME

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

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

Wonderful Wednesdays Series, through July 29, Museum of York County , 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Special program, 11 a.m.; demonstrations and hands-on activities, noon-2 p.m. Enjoy a 30 to 45 minute program, explore the museum, take part in special hands-on activities, or bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors. June 17: Traditional instruments of the Carolinas for all ages, presented by Ken Bloom. Hear instruments such as the bowed dulcimer, banjo, zither and more. Cost: $7, adults; $6, seniors, $5 ages 4-17, free for children 3 and younger. 803-329-2121; chmuseum.org

THURSDAY

WIN A DATE NIGHT

Group Date Night Candy and Potter, June 18, Cajun Canvas, 1116-B S. Tryon St., Steele Creek. Enter online at 107.9thelink.com, and call in to get "asked out" on a group date at Cajun Canvas with candy and potter. Contest runs June 8-12. 704-504-5224; cajuncanvas.com

GARDEN NIGHTS

Garden Nights, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays through 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

FOR ACTIVE ADULTS

Active Adult group meets, 12;30 p.m. June 18 Fort Mill YMCA conference room, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill. Guest speaker is Elizabeth Stapleton of Serenity Palliative and Hospice Care. Bring a lunch; drinks and sides provided.Free and open to the community. 803-548-8020

GO BLUEGRASS

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

SATURDAY

GARDEN CAR SHOW

The Broad River European Motor Club display of more than 30 classic cars, 1-5 p.m. June 20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Mostly cars from the '60s and '70s, including Triumphs, Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches. Garden admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

PERENNIALS

"Favorite Southern Perennials," 10:30 a.m.-noon June 20, The Orchid Conservatory Room, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Led by garden staff showcasing perennial plants used at DSBG and recommended for use in Carolina gardens. Cost: $15 for members, $18 non-members; additional course material fees may apply. Registration required. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

MIDSUMMER BEACH PARTY

Midsummer Beach Party, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, N.C. Set the day before the summer solstice, the sports beach theme complements the museum's featured exhibit, "OCEAN." Beach music provided by WSGE disk jockey AM Tim. There also will be children's activities including inflatables, a climbing wall, food, sand castle building and kayaking in the pond. Admission: $10 adults, $9, students and seniors. Museum admission is free 4-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and 1-5 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month. 704-866-6923; schielemuseum.org

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

TAI CHI EVENT

Tai Chi & Tea and Father's Day Jazz Tribute, 3 p.m. June 21, Cathy's garden, Island Forks Road, Lake Wylie. There will be demonstrations, music by David Pankey's Jazz Quartet. 803-831-2277, 746-5393

DAY WITH DAD

Father's Day on the Farm, 1-5 p.m. June 21, Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. What was it like to be a father 150 years ago? Dads can find out at Historic Brattonsville, where they'll receive free admission on Father's Day. Cost for other adults, $6; seniors, $5; youth ages 4-17, $3; members and children 3 and younger admitted free. 803-684-2327; chmuseums.org

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

ONGOING

LET'S BOWL

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

WESTERN DANCING

Gastonia Parks & Recreation, 519 Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, hosts country western couples dancing at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through July 14. Cost is $30 for residents, $35 for non-residents. 704-866-6848

COMING

GENEALOGY

Free Genealogy Summer Workshop Series, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this month, Fort Mill Public Library-Baxter. Each workshop, by Fort Mill Public Library and Nation Ford DAR, focuses on a specific topic -- June 30, "Proving" Your Family Tree: Fact vs. Fantasy; July 14, Using the Web to Build Your Family Tree: Practicalities and Pitfalls. Public invited.

BALLROOM DANCE

The Ballroom Dance Club meets, 8-10 p.m. June 26, Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Cost: First- and second-time guests, $5 each, or $10. 803-366-9805; theballroomdanceclub.com

NEWCOMER 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 donation of $5 requested. RSVP: ellen1029@prodigy.net, 803-831-6554

PIG OUT AND PAINT

Painting, Beer, and BBQ, 6-10 p.m. June 27, Cajun Canvas, 1116-B S. Tryon St., Steele Creek. Painting "Sailboat on Lake Wylie." Barbecue by Q2U BBQ, which recently opened BBQ Pit in Lake Wylie. Cost: $35 per person. Reservations required. 704-504-5224; cajuncanvas.com

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