June Tunes scheduled for Town Hall lawn

June Tunes will be every Saturday in June this summer on the Mint Hill Town Hall lawn.  Concerts will begin at 7:30 pm, and visitors should bring chairs and blankets for comfortable seating.
Concerts are as follows: June 2, Sterling Bridge, a Mint Hill-based band that blends the sounds of bagpipes with rock and roll; June 9, Horsefly, a new Mint Hill band with a blues and classic rock sound; Charlotte Flute Choir, a group of professional and high-level amateur flutists that’s been around since 1964; Queen Charlotte Chorus, chartered in 1965; Lindsay Nicole and Highway 74, a Mint Hill native singer/songwriter; and July 3, Queen City Brass Band, a crowd favorite returns for a patriotic performance.

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Reaching Uganda

Volunteering takes many forms. It has diverse motivations and creates different results.
In all respects volunteering makes a difference.
Mint Hill is a town of volunteers making good change in the world around them locally, nationally, and internationally, with individuals and on grand scales, inspired by humanity, loved ones, or their faith. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Arts settles into new space

 

Mint Hill Arts moved into its new space in the Mint Hill Plaza on Lawyers Road this January, signing a two-year lease with the option to renew.  The organization moved after four years in its first space off Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The rented space includes three suites, one of which was not available for the first month and a half.  Now that all of the space is available, classrooms and galleries are being rearranged.  Renovations include painting walls and installing plumbing for washing brushes.

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Sunday Afternoon in the Park returns this weekend

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Seurat's famous painting

The popular Sunday Afternoon in the Park returns this Sunday in Mint Hill. The event will be held from 1 pm to 6 pm at the park on Wilgrove, 5233 Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. Artists, musicians, writers and others will display, perform and demonstrate their wares in a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Mint Hill’s Sunday Afternoon in the Park accepting applicants

The Sunday Afternoon in the Park Committee is soliciting artists and musicians to display, perform, demonstrate and sell their products at Sunday Afternoon in the Park, on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The event will be held at the Mint Hill Park on Wilgrove (5233 Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road) from 1-6 pm. There is a $5 fee to participate. Artists need to provide their own tables, tents, displays, etc. There is no electricity provided. Only items handmade by the exhibiting artist will be allowed. Franchises, imports, and commercially produced items are prohibited. The committee reserves the right to reject any pieces that do not fit our family friendly event.  Complete and return the application below, along with the $5 application fee, and a photograph of your work, by August 22, 2011 if you are interested in participating in Sunday Afternoon in the Park.

For further information contact Tina Ross at 704-545-6231 or e-mail katrinar87@earthlink.net

Return completed applications to: Sunday Afternoon in the Park 8743 Scarsdale Dr., Mint Hill, NC  28227.

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Mint Hill area resident’s film garners attention

Mint Hill area resdient Jet Eller said this week his new film, “Never Feed the Troll” was picked up by the Real to Reel International Film Fest at Kings Mountain. Jet recently came back from Oklahoma at the Barebones Fest with an Audience choice award and two nominations (Best Actress and Best Thriller). The film was produced on a shoestring budget, but has allowed Jet to retain full control of distribution. Said Jet:

We are quite proud of our little feature. It’s standing on its own legs now.

The film can be watched online for $2.99 or you can purchase it from Amazon.com for $14. Here is the trailer for the movie:

 

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