Summer At The Backcountry Farm
10 a.m. Aug. 17. Included in museum admission. Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6900. www.schielemuseum.org
Visit the Backcountry Farm to learn how animals, plants and even the Earth itself sustained the European settlers of the Piedmont..
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The Catawba Village
10 a.m. Aug. 17. Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6900. www.schielemuseum.org
Travel through an illustrated history of the Catawba Indians from the 16th-century bark house to the hewn log cabin of 1850. Learn about the close relationship between Native Peoples and the environment that provided them food, clothing and shelter.
9 p.m. Aug. 17, 22- 24. Villa Antonio, 4707 South Boulevard, Charlotte. 704-523-1594.
6 p.m. Aug. 18 and 25. Parkwood Baptist Church, 1827 Dixon Road, Gastonia.
String orchestra open to children and adults learning to play an instrument.
Belmont Woman's Club
7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. $35 annual dues. First Presbyterian Church, 102 S. Central Ave., Belmont. 704-825-3357.
Club contributes to Belmont charities, schools and libraries and organizes annual home tour.
New Hope Al-Anon group
8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Union Road Church of God, 2315 Union Road, Gastonia.
New location for group as of Aug. 3. Details: 704-867-4674.
Individual Crisis Intervention & Group Crisis Intervention Workshop
8 a.m. Aug. 19- 21. $55. Cindy Allen 704-922-6241. Gastonia Police Department, 200 E. Long Avenue, Gastonia.
The Planets - A Voyage Across Our Solar System
1 p.m. Aug. 19-22. $3/adults $2/students & seniors plus museum admission. Children 3 and younger admitted free. Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6900. www.schielemuseum.org
This program features exciting planetary images and beautiful computer animation. The Planets was created by the Southeast Planetarium Association.
Oh SO Crafty: CD Clocks
5:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Free. Steele Creek Branch Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-588-4345. www.plcmc.org
Come in and design and make a clock out of old CDs.
Golfers in Transition
10:20 a.m. Aug. 21. $11 to walk; $18.75 to ride. 704-543-1879. www.charlottepublicgolf.com. Revolution Park Golf Course, 2661 Barringer Drive, 28208.
Public networking event for under- or unemployed people meets 10:20 a.m. the third Thursday of each month.