Art Night, 7 p.m. June 17, The River Rat, 5301 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie. Featuring local and regional artists in a gallery exhibition with live music, hors d’oeurves and a cash wine bar. Interested artists should call, 209-812-5939, 980-318-7246, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sip and Paint
Garden Nights Sip and Paint, 6-8 p.m. June 18, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Includes wine, light snacks and a painting lesson. Must be over 21. Garden Nights childcare available at $10 per child for up to 2 hours. Cost: $30, includes one drink ticket. Register online. dsbg.org
Bluegrass in York
Allison Creek Bluegrass presents Cabin Creek, 7-9 p.m. June 18, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available at 6:30 p.m. Family friendly and free.
Overeaters Anonymous, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, River Hills Community Church, Room 116, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. piedmontintergroup.org
Music at Wylie
DeCarlo performs, 9 p.m. June 19, Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce. Hear favorite songs from Boston from their current lead singer, as well as other popular classic rock bands. Free admission. 803-831-2553; lwbnb.com
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 online at parkandrec.com. 704-588-5224
Saturday Morning Yoga in the Garden, 9:30-10;30 a.m. June 20 and June 27, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Rasheedah Hasan of Raha and Friends Yoga. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. For beginners and intermediate students. Bring a yoga mat. Cost: $12 per class. Register online. dsbg.org
Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. June 20, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join staff on a custom tour of the garden to see what’s in bloom, learn seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. dsbg.org
Mommy (or Daddy) and Me Mondays, 10-11 a.m. June 22 and June 29, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Bring your child (up to age 5) to explore nature. Activities include stories, songs, planting seeds, crafts and playtime in Lost Hollow. Cost: $10 per family. Register online. dsbg.org
Youth Garden Adventure Camp: ZimCamp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22 - 26, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. A full-day camp featuring the art, culture and geography of Zimbabwe through the lens of ZimSculpt sculptures. Activities include creating art, from painting to sculpture to music and dance. For ages 9 to 13. Cost: $200 per camper,. Register online. dsbg.org
The Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops Series, Sundays through July 3, Charlotte. 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. charlottesymphony.org
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; schielemuseum.org
“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. http://chmuseums.org/myco/
Digital SLR IV: Macro and Close-Up Photography, 1:30-4 p.m. June 28, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Dave Kelly, owner DEK Photography. Digital SLR camera required. Cost: $46. Register online. dsbg.org
Youth Garden Adventure Camp: Garden Mini-Camp, 9 a.m.-noon June 30-July 2, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Crafts, stories, songs and outdoor play for ages 4-6. Cost: $120 per camper. Register online. dsbg.org
WildLife, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. ZimSculpt provides the inspiration for this mini-exhibition of Zimbabwean wildlife. Learn about what types of wildlife inhabit Zimbabwe, details about the animals and get up close to remarkable exhibit pieces on loan from Museum of York County. Free with garden admission: $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60 and older, $6.95 ages 2-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.og
WildWings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Wildlife biologist Susan Campbell will return to lead hummingbird research. Learn about these tiniest birds and assist with the process. Free with garden admission: $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60 and older, $6.95 ages 2-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.og