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Feb. 15

‘Art & Orchids:’

The fantasy drawings of W. Gary Smith and the world’s most compelling flower, the orchid, come together this winter at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in an exclusive exhibition that features the garden’s collection of 5,000 orchids and Smith’s imagination. Learn how Smith’s art became Lost Hollow, the new children’s garden, and discover the magical beauty of orchids at The Orchid Conservatory. Explore your creativity with hands-on events and classes that engage the imagination and bring joy to your life. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $6-$12. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

‘Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System:’

Take an exciting tour of the solar system looking in detail at each planet. Discover information about the formation of the system and new extra-solar planets. This program features exciting planetary images, beautiful computer animation, and more. 2:30 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

‘Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:’

Journey across the solar system to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define the Earth’s place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit the sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

‘Children of Eden:’

The Little Theater of Gastonia presents “Children of Eden,” music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin,” “Godspel”). The joyous and inspirational musical, inspired by the Book of Genesis, explores the world around us and close familial relationships without focusing on a specific religious point-of-view and is suitable for all audiences. 8 p.m. $10-$16. Little Theater of Gastonia. 238 S. Clay St., Gastonia. 704-865-0160. www.littletheaterofgastonia.com.

NatSci Walk:

Join a naturalist and scientist for a by-foot exploration of local nature highlights, such as lichens, polypores, deer rubs, beaver chews, tracks, scats, wildflowers, fungus, cumulonimbus clouds, habitats, macroinvertebrates, trees and so forth. One or two topics are covered per walk. Details will be provided after registration. 3 p.m. $10. Downtown Mount Holly, South Main Street. visitmounthollync.com.

Feb. 16

‘Solar System: A Journey of Exploration:’

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Feb. 17

‘Pioneering Women of Cleveland County’ exhibit:

This exhibit celebrates women’s history in Cleveland County and the surrounding region from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The exhibit focuses a spotlight on the women whose courageous acts helped to turn the tide of the revolution, as well as on the founding mothers – the women who helped establish and maintain the area’s infrastructure, industries, hospitals, schools, churches, and civic organizations. The display will also showcase local women who were groundbreakers and leaders in their professions, and reflect on how our unique local history fits into the broader narrative of women’s history throughout the nation. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kings Mountain Historical Museum. 100 E. Mountain St., Kings Mountain. 704-739-1019. www.kingsmountainmuseum.org/upcoming.

Feb. 19

‘Children of Eden’:

The Little Theater of Gastonia presents “Children of Eden,” a musical inspired by the Book of Genesis, explores the world around us and close familial relationships without focusing on a specific religious point-of-view and is suitable for all audiences. 8 p.m. $10-$16. Little Theater of Gastonia. 238 S. Clay St., Gastonia. 704-865-0160. www.littletheaterofgastonia.com.

Feb. 21

‘Children of Eden’:

The Little Theater of Gastonia presents “Children of Eden,” a musical inspired by the Book of Genesis, explores the world around us and close familial relationships without focusing on a specific religious point-of-view and is suitable for all audiences. 8 p.m. $10-$16. Little Theater of Gastonia. 238 S. Clay St., Gastonia. 704-865-0160. www.littletheaterofgastonia.com.

‘Nightwatch:’

“Nightwatch“ is a show playing in the planetarium at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. There is more in the night sky than you can see with your naked eye. Learn how to explore the universe with binoculars and small telescopes without leaving your own backyard. 3:30 p.m. $3. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

‘Planets: A Voyage Across Our Solar System:’

11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Included in admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908. www.schielemuseum.org.

Feb. 22

Wedding Showcase:

Sample food, see the newest trends in wedding attire, discuss floral arrangements and book services for the wedding. Garden event planners will be on-hand to discuss details about weddings at the garden. Special discounts will be offered to brides at the show who book their event at the garden. Noon-4 p.m. Free for brides and members. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

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