A list of fun things to do in our area
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The Ballroom Dance Club will hold a dance 7:30-10:20 p.m. July 19 at the Country Club Golf House, 101 Country Club Drive, Fort Mill. Members and guests will celebrate July with a Red, White and Blue Dance. Dress code is dressy casual (no jeans), with red, white and blue attire, if possible. All adult ages and skill levels are invited for social ballroom dancing to music by DJ Rich Brausch. Dances are alcohol-free; non-alcoholic beverages provided. For more information, call Bob at 329-5764 or Pat at 803-980-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Live music, with the Hinson Girls 6 p.m. Thursday, at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barn, $3. Free for Greenway members. For more information, call 547-4575 or go to ASCGreenway.org.
• “The Contact Man,” Ken Dixon speaks 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 North White St., in the next installment of the Summer Lecture Series. $5 for guests; free for members. Go to fortmillhistorymuseum.org.
• “The Three Goats Gruff,” 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. July 16 at the Fort Mill Library. Porkchop Productions performs its version of this fairy tale favorite in a fast-paced, whimsical adaptation. Recommended for prekindergarten through grade five. No registration required, but seating is limited.
• Zombie Makeup Workshop, 5:15-6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Fort Mill Library. It’s a one-of-a-kind workshop designed for rising sixth-12th graders so they can learn the history and application of special effects makeup for the stage. Call 803-547-4114 to register.
• New exhibit, “Hugh White’s Rent Book An Introspection into Catawba Land Leases” opens July 17 at the Fort Mill History Museum, 310 North White St., Fort Mill. Indian Agent Hugh White’s land-lease rent book dates back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. The book documents and tracks land leases between the Catawba and white settlers in the greater York County area. Call 803-802-3646 or go to fortmillhistorymuseum.org.
• “Into the Woods, Jr.” July 19-28 at Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 615 Banks St. Tickets can be purchased at Crossings on Main, or reserved online and picked up at the door. For more information, go to fortmillplayhouse.org.
• Learn about roses, 6:45 p.m. July 22 in the lower level meeting room of the Glennon Community Center at 15083 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay. The Beautification Committee hosts Bill Lane of Lane’s Roses and a York County Master Gardener. Everyone is invited no matter where they reside and there is no need to RSVP. Afterwards light refreshments will be served. For more, email Jennifer at email@example.com or call 704-287-7432.
• Flying Debris Juggling Show will be at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. July 23 at the Fort Mill Library. Kids in prekindergarten through grade five will enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance by Todd Key and his show combining juggling, circus skills, a little magic, and a mix of comedy and reading encouragement. No registration required, but seating is limited.
• Graffiti at the Library, 5-6:30 p.m. July 25 at the Fort Mill Library. Rising sixth-12th graders are invited to wear old clothes and bring a clothing item to personalize. Call 547-4114 to register, starting July 11.
• Auditions, July 27 in Fort Mill. Christian vocalists invited to try out for 2013 EXALT! Vocal Talent Showcase. Winner gets studio recording time. Get full details at www.ATPMIN.org/exalt or email EXALT@ATPMIN.org.
• “The Secret Garden,” presented by Bright Star Children’s Theatre at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. July 30 at the Fort Mill Library. This classic work of literature includes the audience to make the magical garden come to life. Recommended for prekindergarten through grade five. No registration required, but seating is limited.
• Drama camp, offered by the Fort Mill Community Playhouse will include different options for youth this summer. Acting camps will be held Aug. 5-9 in the afternoon. Camps are limited to 20 participants for the acting camps and 10 for the technical camp. Registration forms and more detailed information can be found online at fortmillplayhouse.org. Those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible; camps will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
• The Tzofim Friendship Caravan, is coming to Temple Kol Ami at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill. This group of scouts from Israel will bring their culture, music and dance as well as a message of peace. Tzofim presents an evening that is a mixture of contemporary and traditional music. Everyone is invited. Admission is $5 for adults. Children admitted free. Purchase tickets at the door or online at templekolamisc.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-701-0149.
• Live music, with the Moonshine Racers 6 p.m. Aug. 8, Anne Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barn, $3. Free for Greenway members. For more information, call 803-547-4575 or go to ASCGreenway.org.
• Bed Race 2013, sign up now for the United Way of Lancaster County’s fundraiser 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, on North Main Street. Team entry fee is $100. Register at uwaylcsc.org or call 803-283-8923.
• Fort Mill VFW breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. Breakfast costs $6 and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit and coffee and is open to the public. The VFW is located at 1442 Harris Road, Fort Mill. For information, call 803-547-5480.
• Rent a kayak at the Anne Springs Close Greenway to take out on 28-acre Lake Haigler. $7 for a one-person kayak, $10 for a tandem kayak for 30 minutes. To reserve, call 803-548-7252.
• A Kids Book Club, for ages 7-12, includes puppet shows, library games and activities at the Lancaster Public Library, 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For details, call 803-285-1502.
• Preschool Story Time and activities, for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Del Web Library in Indian Land. No registration is required.
• Book Clubs for Adults, at the Fort Mill Library. Join other book lovers for a monthly discussion of some great books. Choose the group that best meets your schedule and interests. Call 803-547-4114 to register.
• Once Upon a Lap, stories, songs, activities and play time for infants and their caregivers will be held at 10 a.m. Mondays at 10 a.m. for pre-walkers (up to 12 months old) and at 11 a.m. for walkers (13- to 24 months old) at Fort Mill Library. Call 547-4114 to register.
• Yoga classes, at Complete Wellness Chiropractic 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Complete Wellness Chiropractic Office as part of the Charlotte Yoga Club. Cost is $5 for club members and $7 for non-members. Call 704-899-5000.
• Summer reading, for adults, Fort Mill Public Library. After reading or listening to three books, adults will be entered into drawings for prizes from local businesses. For details, visit www.yclibrary.org or call the library at 803-547-4114.
• Bingo, good eats, at Fort Mill American Legion Post 43. Call 547-2414.
• Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Fort Mill Public Library. Story time and activities for 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregiver