Fort Mill Times

Weekly Guide - June 24, 2008

Tega Cay Vintage Club dinner meeting, June 25, Tega Cay Golf Club, Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The menu for the evening is salad, chicken parmesan, prime rib, angel hair pasta, herbed rice, grilled vegetable medley, asparagus, butter pecan pie with vanilla ice cream on top and a good sugar free dessert. Evening entertainment will be the members playing a variety of games for prizes. (803) 547-6662

EARTH FARE

Rock Hill's newest food store and the Arts Council of York County are partnering in a three-day arts festival starting June 25. Earth Fare Market and Café, a full-service, all-natural and organic food store at Winthrop Commons on Cherry Road. Five percent of sales during its first three days will go to the Arts Council. Following a ribbon-cutting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, guests will enjoy such events as Lunchtime jazz with Johnny King, Alf Ward and Tom Stanley;demonstrations of the visual arts, jewelry making, basket weaving and flower-arranging; dance and dramatic performances; chorale singing; Old Town Drum Circle; and poetry readings. On June 28, there will be an old-fashioned pig pick'n with all natural pork from Grateful Growers. Be sure to check out the art gallery space with this month's featured artist: Marcia Buike of Tega Cay (marciakortbuike.com). (803) 328-2787; earthfare.com, yorkcountyarts.org

MAKE A PURSE

"Green Teens: Make a Jean Purse," 4-6 p.m. June 26, Fort Mill Public Library. Turn old jeans into a funky purse. Registration required. (803) 547-4114

BALLROOM DANCE

Ballroom Dance Club dances, 8-10 p.m. June 27, Springs Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. DJ Jim Wright will play a variety of CD ballroom music. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Dress is dressy casual; non-alcoholic beverages provided. Admission: first- and second-time visitors $5, $10 others. (803) 366-9805; theballroomdanceclub.com

FARMERS MARKETS

• The Downtown York Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, North Congress Street, York, through October. The market offers everything from local honey, fresh eggs, crafts, homemade soaps, organic pet products, herbs and more. Look for local growers to offer fresh beets, onions, squash and peaches. Customers are encouraged to bring market-cloth totes. (704) 299-2322, (803) 684-4225.

• The Fresh Market in Belmont. (704) 650-1774

POKER RUN

The Coffee House Poker Run begins at 6:30 a.m. June 28 at Dilworth Coffee House, 4937 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie. Cost is $10 per poker hand, with proceeds benefitting The I'm A Kool Kid Foundation. Registration is available online at lakewyliecoffeehouse.com. For more information on I'm a Kool Kid, visit imakoolkid.org.

BUILD BIRD HOUSE

Bluebird house construction workshop, 10 a.m.-noon June 28, Visitor Pavilion Floral Design Studio, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Bird expert Shawn Weathers, designer and owner of Greystone Aviaries, will introduce the class to his new bluebird house design he recently developed. Also learn about the garden's emerging bluebird monitoring program and how to foster bluebirds in your own backyard. Cost: $15 for garden members; $18 for non-members with a $10 material fee. (704) 829-1252; DSBG.org

CAMERA CLASSES

Camera coaching photography workshops, June 28, The Orchid Conservatory, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The first class from 9 a.m. to noon is "Depth of Field." The second class is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., "Digital SLR Photography" to learn basic digital SLR camera functions for best use of lighting and camera settings. Bring your manual. Instructor: David Kelly, wildlife photographer and owner of DEK Photography. Cost for each class is $30 for members or $36 for non-members. Register for one or both sessions. Participants must bring their own camera. (704) 829-1252; DSBG.org

AT T-BONES

Scoot Pittman will perform at 7 p.m. June 30 at T-Bones on the Lake.

FREE MOVIE

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail," 8 p.m. June 30, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. A comedic spoof of the legend of King Arthur and his search for the Holy Grail. After the film, stay for a special performance by Robot Johnson, Charlotte's premiere underground sketch comedy troupe (robotjohnson.com). Admission is free. (704) 342-2251; actorstheatrecharlotte.org

ON STAGE

"The Scene," a scathing dating comedy written by Theresa Rebeck, through June 28, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. Times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30pm June 22. Tickets: $23-$28; $15 for previews June 6-7. (704) 342-2251; actorstheatrecharlotte.org

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