Fort Mill Times

Your Weekly Guide to Area Events - June 23, 2009

See 'The Boy Friend'

Gaston Day School Summer Theatre presents "The Boy Friend," a jazz-age romantic spoof set in the French Riviera, with performances at 7:30 p.m. June 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. June 28 at the Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Visual & Performing Arts Center on the school's campus in Gastonia. Tom DeFrancisco, right, of Lake Wylie plays Tommy and Paxton Shaw portrays Polly. Tickets: $10. 704-864-7744
See 'The Boy Friend' Gaston Day School Summer Theatre presents "The Boy Friend," a jazz-age romantic spoof set in the French Riviera, with performances at 7:30 p.m. June 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. June 28 at the Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Visual & Performing Arts Center on the school's campus in Gastonia. Tom DeFrancisco, right, of Lake Wylie plays Tommy and Paxton Shaw portrays Polly. Tickets: $10. 704-864-7744

WEDNESDAY

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. June 24: Radical Reptiles for all ages, see turtles, snakes and lizards, presented by McDowell Nature Center of Steele Creek. July 1: Mother Goose Magic introduces children ages 3 to 8 to the magic of Mother Goose, presented by Jane C. Hayes of Mother Goose Magic. Cost: $7, adults; $6, seniors, $5 ages 4-17, free for children 3 and younger. 803-329-2121; chmuseum.org

VINTAGE CLUB

Tega Cay Vintage Club meets, 6:30 p.m. June 24, Phil Glennon Community Center, Tega Cay. Entertainment provided by magician Adrian Gagnon. 803-547-0337

THURSDAY

AT THE GARDEN

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

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

HIP HOP HISTORY

Hip Hop Speaks to Children, a Celebration of Poetry with a Beat, 6-8:30 p.m. June 25, Spirit Square's McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte. Event includes dance performances, storytelling, live music and children's activities. Cost: $15. ; 704-377-8989; charlotteliteraryfestival.org

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; allisoncreekchurch.com

FRIDAY

BALLROOM DANCE

The Ballroom Dance Club meets, 8-10 p.m. June 26, Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. DJ Jim Wright will play a variety of ballroom music. Dress code is dressy casual. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Beginner dancers welcome. Cost: First- and second-time guests, $5 each, or $10. 803-366-9805; theballroomdanceclub.com

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. 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. 803-324-4177

PARISIAN STROLL

Downtown Fort Mill hosts Ooh La L'Art 6-8 p.m. June 26 along Main Street, Fort Mill. A taste of Paris without leaving York County, guests can dine and shop while artists paint at their easels, strolling to romantic Parisian music.

SATURDAY

NEWCOMER SOCIAL

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

BRING ON BLUEBIRDS

"Bluebird Birdhouse Workshop," 10:30 a.m.-noon June 27, The Orchid Conservatory Room, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Build your own birdhouse and learn how to attract bluebirds. Shawn Weathers, owner and designer of Greystone Aviaries, will instruct. Cost: $15 for members, $18 non-members; $15 material fee applies. Registration required. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

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

PHOTO SKILLS

"Depth of Field," 1:30 - 4 p.m. June 27, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Taught by wildlife photographer David Kelly, owner of DEK photography, geared for advanced beginner to camera buffs with intermediate skills familiar with the basic workings of digital SLR cameras focus. Cost: $30 per member, $36 for non-members. Registration required. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

ORGANIC GARDENING

"Advanced Organic Vegetable Gardening," 1-2:30 p.m. June 27, The Orchid Conservatory Room, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Led by Don Rosenberg, owner of Instant Organic Garden, talking about how to make gardening easier and harvest more while being environmentally conscious. Cost: $15 for members, $18 non-members. Registration required. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

ONGOING

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 Library and Nation Ford DAR, focuses on a specific topic -- "Proving" Your Family Tree: Fact vs. Fantasy; Using the Web to Build Your Family Tree: Practicalities and Pitfalls. Public invited.

COMING

PIRATES ANCHORING

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, July 4-Jan. 31, Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. The almost 11,000-square-foot exhibit takes visitors on a thrilling adventure thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean and hundreds of years back in time featuring artifacts recovered from the Odyssey deep-ocean archaeological excavations. Cost: $10 adults, $8 children ages 2-13 and seniors 60 and older. 704-372-6261; discoveryplace.org

BRING ON THE BIRDS

"Bringing Your Garden to Life: Attracting Birds to Your Garden," noon-1 p.m. July 7, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, part of First Tuesday series. Dia Steiger, executive director of Wing Haven, provides steps to attract birds to the home garden. Steiger will discuss bird species found in the Carolinas, the foods they prefer and behaviors. Bring a bag lunch. Free with garden admission: $10, adults; $9, seniors 60 and older; $5, children ages 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

SEE 'SNOW WHITE'

"Snow White," July 9-12, presented by The Fort Mill Community Playhouse. Tega Cay youth play the roles of Snow White and Grumpy. A picnic with the characters will be held at 12:15 p.m. July 11 for $15, which also includes show ticket. Cost: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 children 10 and younger. 803-548-8102; fortmillplayhouse.org

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