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Things to do Creature Feature to Day on Farm in Lake Wylie area

Draft horses greet visitors at Children’s Day on the Farm at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.
Draft horses greet visitors at Children’s Day on the Farm at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. CULTURE & HERITAGE MUSEUMS OF YORK COUNTY

March 23

McDowell’s Creature Feature

Drop by for a visit with a McDowel Nature Center naturalist and chat about favorite creatures at the park. Each session will focus on a different animal species. For ages 3 and older. Free. Registration required. McDowell Nature Center, Steele Creek. 704-588-5224.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Discovery Day

Help record the history of the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. The Bleachery by bringing photos, news articles, memos, newsletters, advertisements, fabric samples or objects. The Bleachery operated 1929-1998 and was one of the nation’s largest textile finishing plants at its peak. Family Trust Federal Credit Union, 225 W. White St., Rock Hill. 803-684-3948.

1-5 p.m.

March 25

Girl Scout Fun Day

Celebrate National Girl Scout Week by hunting for bugs, geocaching and fort building. Then relax and roast s’mores around the campfire. For ages 5-17. Daisy Scouts must have an adult attend; other parents may drop-off or participate. Registration required. Cost: $5. McDowell Nature Center, Steele Creek. 704-588-5224.

1:30-4 p.m.

March 26

Children’s Day on the Farm

This family event at Historic Brattonsville celebrates farm life in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries. A team of draft horses will be plowing fields. Newborn animals will be welcoming visitors to the 800-acre living history plantation.

Hands-on activities include candle-dipping, blacksmithing, and food preparations in the way of the early settlers of the Carolina Backcountry. Pony and wagon rides available for fee. Palmetto Blue will perform. The Plated Pallette offers food concessions for sale. Admission: adults, $8; seniors, $6; ages 4-17, $4. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells. 803-684-2327.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

March 28-April 1

School’s Out Nature Days

Students in grades kindergarten to fifth grade can have fun outdoors while learning. Each day features themes plus hikes, games, live animals, crafts and more. Cost: $75. Registration required by March 25. Children will need to bring a lunch and snacks. Dress for the weather. McDowell Nature Center, Steele Creek. 704-588-5224.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

March 29

Mystery Book Club

Join this volunteer-led, independent book club for mystery lovers in March to discuss “Rock with Wings” by Ann Hellerman. Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-416-6800.

6 p.m.

March 30

Networking with LinkedIn Basics

Learn about using LinkedIn to market yourself, network and improve your odds of getting the job you really want. Free. For adults. Steele Creek Public Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-416-6800.

3:30 p.m.

April 1

Budding and Grafting

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will deliver the presentation for the free First Friday topic. Glencairn Learning Center, 826 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill.

11 a.m.

April 9

Belmont’s Blooming Ball

Entertainment by Crimson Rose Band with grilled chicken plates served 6-7 p.m. Advance tickets: $12. Park Street UMC, 120 Park St., Belmont.

6-10 p.m.

May 1

Spring concert

Abbey Chorus, instrumental ensemble and voice students. Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont. Free admission, donations accepted.

3 p.m.

May 21


Annual spring festival includes arts and crafts, booths for nonprofits and businesses, children’s area, music by DJ Buddy Love and food vendors. Free admission. All-day wristbands for rides and games $5. Stowe Park, Main Street, Belmont. Vendors accepted. 704-825-8191.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.