Fort Mill Times

Events: Violinist Alex Depue in concert Sept. 10 in Clover

Alex Depue performs Sept 10 in Clover.
Alex Depue performs Sept 10 in Clover. CLOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT AUDITORIUM

Sept. 3

Allison Creek Bluegrass

This is the 14th season for Allison Creek Bluegrass. Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, York. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food available (hot dog, hamburgers and dessert) at 6:30 p.m. Free with love offering during show. Facebook.com/Allisoncreek. allisoncreekbluegrass.com.

7 p.m.

Sept. 4

Dealing with Yellow Jackets

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will discuss “Dealing with Yellow Jackets” at September’s First Friday in the Garden. Free. Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

11 a.m.-noon

Sept. 8

Steele Creek Readers Book Club

Discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Led by a staff member. Light refreshments available. New members welcome. Audience: Adults. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

10:30 a.m.

Sept. 10

Alex Depue concert

Alex Depue is described as one of the leading improv violinists of his generation, with legendary prowess in bluegrass, rock, classical, jazz and blues. He reigned as the Michigan State Fiddling Champion from 1994-1998, and he was deemed Fiddle King at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention. He plays violin, viola, mandolin, guitar, double bass, drums and piano, and can produce any style of music. Tickets: $15. Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Highway 55 E., Clover. 803-222-8018. clover.k12.sc.us/csda

8 p.m.

Sept. 11-12

Fiddle n’ Pig Shindig

The 10th annual event brings more than a dozen teams from across the region competing in Saturday’s Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event with four categories: chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket. A People’s Choice Tasting will begin at 11a.m. Saturday. There will be bluegrass music, including Flatland Express Bluegrass and Chatham County Line Friday night, and Cottonwood Bluegrass, The Hinson Girls, Palmetto Blue and The King James 1611 Boys on Saturday. Admission: Friday - $20 for nonmembers available in advance at Ticketfly.com; Saturday - $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12. People’s Choice Tasting tickets cost $5 per person with limited availability. Anne Springs Greenway’s Comporium Amphitheater, 288 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. 803-547-4575. ASCGreenway.org.

Friday start, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 12

By the Sweat of Our Brows

An authentic interpretation of African-American life on a Carolina plantation. The program’s narrative includes scholarly research and collective memories of descendants of Bratton slaves. Cost: adults $6, seniors $5, youth $3. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. 803-684-2327.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 14

Arts at the Abbey

“Songs Without Words, Dances Without Tutus” presented by members of UNC Greensboro Faculty Carla Copeland-Burns, flute; Inara Zandmane, piano; and Michael Burns, bassoon. Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont. Free admission, donations accepted. bac.edu.

8 p.m.

Spanish Conversation Club

Practice Spanish speaking and listening skills on Mondays in a relaxed group environment. No lectures, just conversation. Audience: Adults. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

6 p.m.

Sept. 15

Crossroads Cafe

If you speak English but want to improve or need answers to language questions, join this class offered by Central Piedmont Community College. Receive more information about upcoming classes at the first session. Audience: Adults. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

5 p.m.

Sept. 16

Mobile Technology

Learn about library mobile apps for free e-books, movies and music with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

5:30 p.m.

Sept. 17

‘Lunch at the Piccadilly’

Charlotte debut of the new musical comedy written by two North Carolinians, best-selling author Clyde Edgerton and composer Mike Craver, a member of the Red Clay Ramblers. Directed by Steve Umberger, founder and artistic director of Charlotte Repertory Theatre. Runs Sept. 17-Oct. 4. Tickets: $10-$42. Booth Playhouse, Charlotte. lunchatthepiccadilly.com.

7:30 p.m.

Ships in Bottles Craftsman

Learn from Jim Goodwin about the Ships in Bottles exhibit on display at Steele Creek Library. Goodwin has achieved worldwide fame with his work, and has appeared in films and on television. See a demo and enjoy refreshments. Audience: Adults, children ages 5-17. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

6 p.m.

Sept. 21

Coyotes in the Piedmont

Coyotes have migrated to the North Cariolina Piedmont and are appearing in local neighborhoods. Learn how to identify coyotes, understand coyote behavior and comply with coyote laws. Speaker: Melissa O’Lenick, manager of McDowell Nature Center. Audience: Adults, children ages 5-17. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

6 p.m.

Sept. 23

Job Seeking

Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. Audience: Adults. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

5:30 p.m.

Sept. 26

Piedmont Pottery Festival

Shop for traditional wheel-thrown and hand-built, functional and decorative works in clay created by Carolina potters.At 11 a.m. learn about regional history of pottery and contemporary Catawba Indian pottery. At 1 p.m. Buddy Wingard will present his awarding-winning documentary film about the work and life of a slave potter from Edgefield: “Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay.” Take guided tours of the plantation’s antebellum houses; see blacksmiths at work, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the Contreras will play bluegrass music in the Oak Grove. Enter a free drawing to win pottery. Barbecue and more will be available for purchase. Admission: adults $6, seniors $5, youth $3. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. 803-684-2327. chmuseums.org/.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 30

Mobile Technology

Learn about library mobile apps for free e-books, movies and music with your Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library card. Audience: Adults. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road. Register: 704-416-6800 or tinyurl.com/st-adults.

5:30 p.m.

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