Fort Mill Times

Events: Hears sounds of Def Leppard May 15 in Lake Wylie


Family day

Homeschool Family Field Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13, Copperhead Island shelter, Steele Creek. Enjoy activities including games, fishing, kayaking and hiking. Hot dog lunch will be served. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $8. Registration required by calling McDowell Nature Center, 704-588-5224.

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


Support group

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


Tribute band

Definite Leppard, a Def Leppard tribute band, 9 p.m. May 15, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Enjoy the look and sound of Def Leppard’s best known songs. Cost: $5 at the door. 803-831-2553,


Home tour

York-Chester Historic Neighborhood’s Home and Garden Tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16, Gastonia. Tour features five homes and seven gardens. 704-691-7922


Photo class

Digital SLR II: Metering, 1:30-4 p.m. May 17, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, owner DEK Photography, learn how to get the correct quality of light to reach the camera’s sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $46. Registration required. 704-829-1252;


Art show

Catawba River Art Guild Exhibition, through May 30, Olive’s Gallery, Gifts and Studio, 229 Main St., Fort Mill. Olive’s is open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Art show

Gallery Night, 6-9 p.m. May 20, The River Rat, 5301 S.C. 55, Lake Wylie. Showcasing local and international artists with a lounge atmosphere and Gallery Ball Room. 803-831-5455, 980-318-7246

Sip and Paint

Garden Nights Sip and Paint, 6-8 p.m. May 21, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Includes wine, light snacks and a painting lesson. Must be older than 21. Garden Nights childcare available. Registration requested. Tickets: $30 and include one drink ticket. 704-829-1252;

Yoga in garden

Yoga for Parents and Children, 11 a.m.-noon May 23 and 30, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Rasheedah Hasan of Raha and Friends Yoga. Mommy or daddy will learn yoga with a little one up to age 2. Bring yoga mat. Cost: $20 for one adult with one child. 704-829-1252;

Pottery Panache

Pottery & Panache, 5-8 p.m. May 28, Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Meet nine Carolina potters and view collections of work. There will be live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres spotlighting Certified SC Foods, museum store specials and door prizes. Locally handcrafted goods will be available for bidding during a silent auction hosted by the Museum Guild. Potters are Bob Hasselle, Katherine Petke, Hope Fregerio, John and Jan Myers, Christine White, Jonathan Williams, Pam Bailey, Patricia Gambino and Tom Tack. Cost: $15 CHM members $20 public. 803-981-9182

Dog wash

The Animal Adoption League Spring Dog Wash, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30, Canine Cafe, 125 Remount Road, Unit A, Charlotte. Dog wash - $15; nail trim - $10; both - $20. Proceeds go to AAL.

Photo comp

Digital SLR III: Composition, 1:30-4 p.m. May 31, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, DEK Photography, learn composition skills needed to create balance and harmony. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $46. 704-829-1252;

Take a hike

Fitness Hike, 3-4 p.m. May 31, McDowell Nature Preserve, Steele Creek. Enjoy a comfortable, yet steady pace hiking throughout the preserve. For beginner and advanced hikers ages 8 and older. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring bottled water. Free admission. Registration requested. 704-588-5224;

For seniors

Matter of Balance, Mondays and Wednesdays June 1-24, Lucile Tatum Center, Gastonia. Eight-week session is designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Free, but registration required by May 22. 704-865-3291

Symphony series

The Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops Series, Sundays June 7-28 and July 3, Charlotte. Conductor Albert-George Schram will lead the orchestra through all five programs. Gates open at 5 p.m., prelude performances begin at 7 p.m., and the Charlotte Symphony performs at 8:15 p.m. Tickets for the June concerts: $12; July 3 tickets: $16; summer passes for all five: $48.

Learn about owls

Discovering Owls, 3-3:45 p.m. June 7, McDowell Nature Center, Steele Creek. Register at 704-588-5224

Yoga at Camp T

Yoga, 10 a.m. June 13, Duke Pavilion at Camp Thunderbird, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie. Open to the community, donations accepted to help Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Class taught by Jenny’s Yoga of Gastonia. Arrive 15 minutes early. More classes: Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 with Charlotte Metro YMCA instructors.

Bug out

Bugging Out for Insects, 2-3 p.m. June 14, McDowell Nature Center, Steele Creek. For ages 6-11 discover insects and what it takes to be an insect. Learn about a bug’s body, how they live and grow, go on a bug hunt and create an insect craft. Registration required. Register at 704-588-5224

Frog finds

Frogs, Toads, and Pollywogs! Oh My!, 2-3 p.m. June 20, McDowell Nature Center, Steele Creek. Learn how amphibians survive and the species that call McDowell Nature Preserve home. Enjoy a herp-themed craft and a hike (weather permitting). Register at 704-588-5224