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Events: The Hinson Girls in York Nov. 5

“Concentrate,” a great gray owl is illustrated in charcoal and colored pencil on paper by Cary Hunkel, 2005.
“Concentrate,” a great gray owl is illustrated in charcoal and colored pencil on paper by Cary Hunkel, 2005. CULTURE & HERITAGE MUSEUMS

Nov. 4

LinkedIn Basics

Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network and improve your odds of getting the job. Bring your resume saved to a flash drive, cloud or email account. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

6 p.m.

Nov. 5

Allison Creek Bluegrass

The Hinson Girls, a family band of four sisters who play bass, banjo, mandolin and guitar, and sing traditional bluegrass music. The doors open at 6 p.m., food service (hot dogs, hamburgers) is at 6:30 p.m. Family friendly event. Admission is free; donations accepted. Allison Creek Bluegrass is a ministry of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5730 Allison Creek Road, York.

7 p.m.

Nov. 6

Underused Trees

Greg Paige, arboretum curator for Bartlett Tree Experts in Charlotte, will discuss “Underultilized Trees.” Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill, begin at 11 a.m. The one-hour programs are free and open to the public.

11 a.m.-noon

Nov. 7

Fly By Birdie

Drop in to create a bird-themed craft, such as a peanut butter bird feeder, a teeny tiny owl or design a brand new bird. For ages 4-10. Free. Registration required. McDowell Nature Preserve Center, Steele Creek. 704-588-5224. parkandrec.com.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Baxter Village Fall Festival

The 15th annual Baxter Village Fall Festival & Market Day runs five blocks of Market Street in Baxter Village. There will be more than 100 exhibitors, including arts and crafts and vendors. Among the entertainment will be a trackless train, giant slides, inflatables, bounce houses, carnival games, face painters, clowns, costumed characters, contests and prizes. There will also be more than a dozen food and beverage choices, with everything from barbecue, brats and burgers to seafood, pizza, beer and wine.

noon-6 p.m.

Yoga in the Garden

Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. For beginners and intermediate students. Bring a yoga mat. Class: $40 for five classes, $12 per class. Registration required. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Horticultural Highlight Walk

Join horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden to see what’s in bloom, learn seasonal gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Again Nov. 21. Free with garden admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

1 p.m.

Nov. 8

Tailgating for Trevor

Event to support Trevor Aureliano, 13, diagnosed with stage 3B Hodgkins lymphoma cancer. Grilled hot dog plates, $6. Event includes music, door prizes, 50/50 raffle and auction items. Endzone Sports Bar, 2354 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill. Donatins accepted at End Zone. Bring a chair for the tailgate. 803-324-8300, 803-431-0582, 803-372-1169.

1-4 p.m.

Papercrafting for Autumn

Projects will include autumn treats and Thanksgiving greetings. Cost: $30. Registration required. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

1:15-3:15 p.m.

Nov. 9

Spanish Conversation

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

6 p.m.

Nov. 10

‘Only Owls’ – After Hours

Kicking off Museum of York Count’s new exhibit “Only Owls” with this special event and extended hours for families after work and school. The Carolina Raptor Center will bring live owls for presentations at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Woodsy Owl, the U.S. National Forest Service’s mascot, will make an appearance. The Settlemyre Planetarium will feature “Perseus and Andromeda” at 5, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Gardner’s BBQ food truck will be on site 4-7 p.m. with a percentage of sales going to the museum. “Only Owls” runs from Nov. 7-Feb. 28 in the museum’s Springs Gallery. Showcasing artwork of more than 30 artists, the exhibit features two-dimensional works created in pencil, ink, watercolor and woodcut, as well as interactive exploration. The event is free with museum admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth. Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. 803-329-2121. chmuseums.org/myco/.

5-8 p.m.

Birding Walk

Stroll through the Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds, observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts with garden volunteers. Bring binoculars. Free with garden admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

9-10 a.m.

Nov. 11

Southern Christmas Show

48th annual show is themed Christmas Wonders this year with more than 400 merchants running Nov. 11-22. Tickets: $12 adults, $3 ages 6-12 at door; advance online: $10 adults; discount at Harris Teeter, $9.50 with VIC card. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, except Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SouthernChristmasShow.com.

10 a.m.

Art exhibit

Gallery 120 will host a public reception to showcase the Catawba River Art Guild Exhibition. Gallery 120, 120 Bethel St., Clover.

6:30-8 p.m.

Nov. 12

Arrowheads and Artifacts

Chris Hendrix of the Piedmont Archaeological Society will discuss collecting artifacts and uncovering the Piedmont's Native American past. Bring your finds to share. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

6 p.m.

Nov. 14

Grand Ole McCelvey

The WBT Briarhoppers are the original band members who first came together in 1934 to fill the bill for WBT radio’s request for a hillbilly band to help promote its products. Today’s sixth version and award-winning family band continues the bluegrass tradition. Tickets: $10, available at the door or by calling 803-909-7313.McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. 803-909-7244. chmuseums.org.

7 p.m.

Trails and Tails

Join McDowell Nature Preserve staff on the trail with your dog. Must bring a 6-foot leash and Mutt Mitts. For ages 10 and older. Free. Registration required. McDowell Nature Preserve Center, Steele Creek. 704-588-5224. parkandrec.com.

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Holiday Bazaar

Third annual Nation Ford High School Theater Department event. Featuring vendors and artisans for holiday shopping. Free child care area, including photos with Santa. Holiday characters and carolers roaming. Barbecue sandwich plates for sale. Nation Ford High School commons area, Rock Hill. facebook.com/events/880881378661946/

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

PowerPoint Basics

Create, edit and save a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. This class is for people who have mastered basic computer skills. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

11 a.m.

Online Applications

Need help applying for jobs through the Internet? Learn skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. If possible, bring your resume saved to a flash drive, cloud or email account. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

1:30 p.m.

Nov. 15

Basic Flash Photography

Class covers techniques for using a digital SLR camera’s built-in, pop-up flash and the optional flash that fits on the hot shoe, as well as both TTL and manual flash. Cost: $46. Registration required. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

1:30-4 p.m.

Nov. 16

Peace Corps

Learn about the Peace Corps with Deborah Buckley, the field-based recruiter for Western North Carolina, and talk with returned Peace Corps volunteers. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

6 p.m.

Nov. 17

Big Band

Vocalist John Love fronts the 17-piece Doug Burns Big Band to recreate the legendary sounds of Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra. Songs include “Come Fly With Me,” “ I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Summerwind,” “Luck Be A Lady Tonight,” “Mac The Knife,” as well as many others. Tickets: $15. Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Highway 55 E., Clover. 803-222-8018. clover.k12.sc.us/csda.

8 p.m.

Nov. 18

Microsoft Word Basics

Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. This class is for people with some computer experience, but little or no previous word processing experience. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

10:30 a.m.

Microsoft Word Intermediate

Join us for a follow up to the Microsoft Word 2013 Basics class. After a brief review, we'll discuss paragraph formatting, headers and footers and more advanced topics. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

2 p.m.

Nov. 19

Steele Creek Film Club

Discuss “Quartet,” with Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly (rated PG-13). Watch on your own, then come discuss. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

6 p.m.

Nov. 21

McDowell Nature Hike

Take a 2- to 3-mile steady-paced hike while enjoying nature and meeting new people. For ages 16 and older. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Bring bottled water. Free. Registration required. McDowell Nature Preserve Center, Steele Creek. 704-588-5224. parkandrec.com.

11:45 a.m.

Backyard Composting

Come and learn about composting from a Mecklenburg County master composter. Steele Creek Public Library. 704-416-6800. tinyurl.com/stlibrary-adults.

2 p.m.

Yoga in the Garden

This 2.5-hour workshop is complete with storytelling and yoga. Great for families and friends of all ages. Bring a yoga mat. Cost: $28. Registration required. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

1-3:30 p.m

Holiday Candle Making

This is beginning candle making class making scented candles for the holidays. Bring a glass container of 8 oz. or less, optional. Cost: $50. Registration required. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

3-5 p.m.

Nov. 29

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Build a custom wreath from scratch and decorate it. Cost: $55. Registration required. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1252. dsbg.org.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

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