Wedding Showcase: Brides-to-be will receive free admission to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden during its annual Wedding Showcase noon-4 p.m. Feb. 16.
Guests will be able to speak with the garden’s staff and vendors – including caterers, photographers, florists, entertainers and more – about booking and planning a wedding. Guided tours of the garden and its facilities will be offered every hour, beginning at 1 p.m.
Discounts will be offered to all brides at the show who book their event at the garden. The Wedding Showcase is also free with general garden admission.
Admission for brides and garden members is free. For others, admission is $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 60 and older; and $6 for children ages 4-12. For details, visit www.dsbg.org or call 704-829-1252.
Community family event: Gaston Faith Network and Belmont Abbey College will host a family-friendly event 1-3 p.m. March 22 at Bit of Hope Ranch horse farm, 5001 C.R. Wood Road, Gastonia.
The event will spotlight local nonprofit organizations and feature free activities including pony rides, face painting and a petting zoo. Free popcorn will be available. Visitors can learn about volunteer opportunities at Bit of Hope Ranch and other Gaston County organizations.
Chamber music: The Tryon Street String Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Episcopal Church of St. Peter By the Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. The quartet features Alan Black, principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony, and three of his symphony colleagues. A reception to meet the musicians follows the show.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and free for children ages 12 and younger. Call 704-489-6249 for reservations or details.
‘Jungle Jamboree Art Show’: The Arts Council of Lincoln County is hosting the “Jungle Jamboree Art Show,” with a silent auction. The exhibit is of artwork created by the children of Lincolnton preschool A Place to Grow, and runs through Feb. 28 in the Carolina Mills and Cochrane galleries at Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St., Lincolnton.
For details, contact the Arts Council of Lincoln County at 704-732-9044 or visit www.artslincolnnc.org. Compiled by Gina Smith
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