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Events: Fiddle n’ Pig Shindig Sept. 11-12 in Fort Mill

Bluegrass music is part of the Fiddle n’ Pig Shindig Sept. 11-12 in Fort Mill.
Bluegrass music is part of the Fiddle n’ Pig Shindig Sept. 11-12 in Fort Mill. ANNE SPRINGS CLOSE GREENWAY

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.

Butts & Bluegrass BBQ Festival

Vote for favorite barbecue with cookers from across the Carolinas and official judging by the South Carolina BBQ Association. There will be live bluegrass music, craft vendors, play zone and health screenings. Bring a nonperishable food item, get $1 off admission. Proceeds benefit Clover Area Assistance Center. Clover Community Park, 256 Community Park Drive, Clover. 704-214-2892.

10 a.m.-2 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. opening

‘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 Carolina 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. 25

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Stock up on bargain books and support York County Libraries at the Friends of the Library book sale at the Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing. Choose from hardcover fiction, paperbacks and children's books, priced from 50 cents - $2 each. For more information, call 803-981-5837 or visit www.yclibrary.org.

9 a.m. to 5 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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Stock up on bargain books and support York County Libraries at the second day of the Friends of the Library book sale at the Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing. Choose from hardcover fiction, paperbacks and children's books, priced from 50 cents - $2 each. For more information, call 803-981-5837 or visit www.yclibrary.org.

9 a.m. to 5 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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