Summer at the
Learn how animals, plants and the earth sustained the European settlers of the Piedmont. 10 a.m. Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6900. www.schielemuseum.org.
Oceans In Space
Learn about conditions that make life favorable on our planet and throughout the universe. $3, plus museum admission. 1:30 p.m. Schiele Museum of Natural History.
The Summertime Sky Show:
Planetarium program uses science, history and sky lore in a presentation for all ages. $3 plus museum admission. 3:30 p.m. Schiele Museum of Natural History.
National outdoor shooting competition for law enforcement and military. 8 a.m. Gastonia Police Department Firing Range, Gastonia. www.gastoniasniper.org.
"Telling Our Stories":
Free photography exhibit to feature 50 images from the mountains to the coast throughout different time periods. Presented by the N.C. Department of Natural Resources and the State Library of North Carolina. 9 a.m. Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. 704-739-2371. www.mauneylibrary.org.
Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting:
Linda Cantrell to present “Mistakes and How to Correct Them.” Guild meets 10 a.m.-noon the first Wednesday of each month and works on community projects 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. Ongoing. Guests welcome. Lincoln County Senior Center & Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. 704-747-2192.