Fort Mill Times

Your weekly guide to area events - July 7, 2009

WEDNESDAY

STORY TIME

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

SNOW WHITE

"Snow White," July 9-12, presented by The Fort Mill Community Playhouse. Tega Cay children 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. Tickets: $10, adults; $8, students and seniors; $5, children 10 and younger. 803-548-8102; fortmillplayhouse.org

THURSDAY

AT THE GARDEN

Garden Nights, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20, 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

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

FRIDAY

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

RODEO IN CLOVER

Clover's B&B Arena will host a rodeo July 10-11 and is looking for athletes to compete in bareback riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, goat tying, break-a-way roping, team roping, calf roping and bull riding. Children's games will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The arena is located at 1159 Beamguard Road. Call 803-222-4924 or 803-222-3060.

SATURDAY

IT'S A WILD LIFE

"Wild-Life!," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The Carolina Raptor Center and The Schiele Museum visit the garden for this fun-filled day that brings guests up close and personal with creatures of the wild. The Raptor Center will bring special guests -- hawks that are active visitors of gardens and fields. Guests also can observe some of the wild wonders that live a little closer to the ground with special guest animals from The Schiele Museum such as snakes, box turtles, and the most misunderstood backyard critters, the Virginia Opossum. Free with admission: $10, adults; $9, seniors 60 and older; and $5, children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org

CAPTURE DETAILS

"Macro Photography," 9:30 a.m.-noon July 11, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Taught by wildlife photographer David Kelly, owner of DEK photography, emphasizing how to take pictures with and without a flash to capture beautifully detailed pictures. Cost: $30 per member, $36 for non-members. Registration required. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

HUCK'S DEFEAT

Historic Brattonsville hosts Battle of Huck's Defeat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11, with battle reenactments at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Historic performances, firearms demonstrations, talks by noted experts and camp life will be shown throughout the day. A children's encampment also will be available. Cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for youth age 4-17. Member discount is $2. chmuseums.org

USING PHOTOSHOP

"Using Adobe Photoshop Elements," 1:30-4 p.m. July 11, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Wildlife photographer David Kelly, owner of DEK photography, instructs on how to use the popular photography enhancing software Adobe Photoshop Elements. Cost: $30 per member, $36 for non-members. Registration required. 704-829-1252; DSBG.org

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

ONGOING

PIRATES ANCHORING

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure drops anchor at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, through Jan. 31. The exhibit takes visitors on an adventure thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean and hundreds of years back in time. The nearly 11,000-square-foot exhibition features hundreds of artifacts recovered from actual Odyssey deep-ocean archaeological excavations, which tell captivating stories about each shipwreck and life during the time of the sinking. Cost: $10, adults; $8, children ages 2-13 and seniors 60 and older. discoveryplace.org; 704-372-6261

FREE CONCERTS

Free Summer Concert Series, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Labor Day, The Town of Ayrsley, South Tryon Street and I-485, Steele Creek. Features various local musicians. ayrsley.com

COMING

YORKVILLE PLAYERS

"Gooney Bird Greene and Fine Dining," 7 p.m. July 17-18 and July 24-25, and 3 p.m. July 19 and 26, McCelvey Center, York, presented by The Yorkville Players. yorkvilleplayers.com; 866-334-0064

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