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Country couples dance class starts March 5 in Lake Wylie


Story time

Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For ages 3-5 with caregiver. No registration required


Dance class

Country Couples Dance Class, new session starts March 5, The Journey, 5415 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie. Beginners: 7:30-8:15 p.m. Intermediate: 8:15-9 p.m. Cost: $30 per person for six week session. 803-831-1076

Trinity Bluegrass

Allison Creek Bluegrass presents Trinity Bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. March 5, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 p.m.

Support group

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, River Hills Community Church, Room 116, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie.


40-Acre Rock

40-Acre Rock, A Local Treasure, 11a.m. March 6, Glencairn Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. During the First Friday in the Garden, Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will talk about the granite outcropping in Lancaster County in a 2,257-acre preserve. The preserve, a designated National Natural Landmark, is home to many distinctive wildflowers and other rare plants.


Pride Band concert

The Charlotte Pride Band concert, 5 p.m. March 7, Heaton Hall of Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte. “Music That Moves You” brings musical pieces such as “Rookie of the Year,” “L’Esprit du Tour” and “Arabesque” to life with action-packed performances. Local LGBT-affirming groups collaborating with the band include The Charlotte Roller Girls and The Queens of D’Nile belly dancers. Tickets: $13, or $22.50 family pass (two adults, children younger than age 12).

Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, 7:30 p.m. March 7, The McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. The acoustic bluegrass ensemble from Brevard, N.C., performs to sell-out crowds. Emerging from the hotbed of traditional music, the Carolina-based band is recognized world-wide as envoys of modern-day bluegrass music. Tickets: $25 CHM members, $30 general admission. 803-909-7313, 803-909-7488;


Baroque music

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, 4 p.m. March 8, The Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Hear the music on the harpsichord, theorbo, recorder and baroque flutes. Advance tickets: $25 or $20 for arts council members; or $30 at the door. 803-328-2787;


Youth art exhibit

Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition, through March 15, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Featuring selected artwork by Rock Hill high, middle and elementary schools students. 803-328-2787,

‘Jackie and Me’

“Jackie & Me,” through March 15, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte at ImaginOn, Charlotte. Joey Stoshack, 10, uses his time travel powers to go to 1947 and meets Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues. Joey wants to write a prize-winning report, but he never plans on a trip that will forever change his view of history. For ages 7 and older; but includes scenes of bullying and racial epithets. 704-973-2828;

‘Arts & Orchids’

“Art & Orchids” exhibit, through March 18, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The exhibition by Lost Hollow designer W. Gary Smith is set against the backdrop of the garden’s collection of orchids, which offer dramatic and unusual shapes, forms and colors found in nature. Free with garden admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490;

Explore solar system

“The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration,” through September, Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. A new, original exhibit explores the solar system featuring large, active planet displays, hands-on interactives, touchscreens, iPads, a full-sized Mars Rover replica, a simulated Martian colony and more. 704-866-6908;

Grant exhibit

“Vernon Grant: An Illustrious Career” through Oct. 18, The Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The new exhibition encompasses Grant’s life and career from the 1930s-1970s, and showcases Grant’s distinctive wit, style and masterful hand with gouache painting.


Galways join symphony

Charlotte Symphony with flutist Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, 7:30 p.m. March 24, Belk Theater, Charlotte. Belfast-born Sir James is regarded as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses musical boundaries. He will join the Charlotte Symphony to perform Mozart’s “Flute Concerto No. 2.” As a special treat, flutist Lady Jeanne Galway, will join Sir James on stage for Cimarosa’s “Concerto for Two Flutes.” Tickets start at $39.

Hear cellist

Shana Tucker, 8 p.m. March 26, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. Tucker has termed her music Chamber Soul for its dual jazz and classical pedigrees, knotted by the thrum and moan of her cello. “I can’t deny the classical training; it inspires my cello sensibilities. But I like the thump of walking blues and old timey bass lines. It’s like a delicious coffee blend, bold and robust with subtle undertones of bittersweet. Something you can’t quite place, but it’s still good.” Tickets: $15. 803-222-8018;