• Jamie Killian

July Events— Your guide to all things Gaston

Looking for something fun to do this July? From movies, markets and fireworks, we've got your insider's guide to events.

Thursday, July 1

Schiele Museum Nature Trail—Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

Animal Adaptations

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

Thursday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Study how animals adapt to their environments through live specimens and preserved species. Tickets are required and participants over five years old are required to wear a mask.

Bliss Opening Reception

Bliss Gallery

25 N. Main St., Belmont

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Come celebrate the gallery’s new exhibition "Fun in the Sun" featuring guest artist Suz Roach and featured Holy Angels artists. Facial coverings required.

Burn Belmont Pop Up Class at Primal

Primal Brewery Belmont

52 Ervin St., 28012

6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free class presented by Burn Belmont. Drinks and networking to follow. This event will also be offered on July 15.

Family Storytime in the Park

Harold Rankin Park

519 Park Cir., Lowell

10:30 a.m.

This event is aimed at children ages one to five and features read alouds and literacy activities. Registration is required.

Jazz at the Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music from The Reggie Buie Jazz Group with a view of the gardens. Bring a lawn chair and picnic for the perfect date night.

Friday, July 2

Primal Brewery—Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

DIY Date Night

AR Workshop Belmont

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Grab your date and get crafty. Couples work together on the project of their choice. See website for details.

Live Music at Primal Brewery

Primal Brewery Belmont

52 Ervin St., Belmont

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Enjoy local beer, good food and live music at Primal Brewery throughout the month.

Saturday, July 3

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

Satur-DIY Wood Workshop

AR Workshop Belmont

65 Glenway St., Belmont

Each Saturday, complete a project from the workshop’s menu of wood based projects. Advanced registration required.

Great American Splash

C.B. Huss Rec Pool

8 Julian St, Cramerton

12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy a day of fun in the water featuring games and music. Normal pool fees apply and concessions will be available for purchase.

Movies at Gaston County Public Library

Gaston County Public Library

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

Bring the kids and enjoy various free movies at the Gastonia branch of the Gaston County Library.