NW School of the Arts needs musical instrument donations

Northwest School of the Arts (NWSA), an arts magnet in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will begin a drive April 1 to collect gently used or new musical instruments for students at the school who cannot afford them. The school’s instrument drive, called “Recycle the Gift of Music,” will end May 5.
At present, students must rent or buy instruments from area music stores in order to participate in the band or orchestra. There are students at the school who want to participate, but cannot because their parents can’t afford instruments and the school does not have an extra supply. The school needs financial resources to purchase new instruments or to fix those that are damaged, so NWSA is also seeking financial donations during the drive. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Arts opening reception tonight

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The November 2009 art show at Mint Hill Arts will feature the smaller works of the artists. The opening reception for Small Treasures: “Good Things Come in Small Packages” is tonight from 7-9 pm. The exhibit runs through December 3. On Saturday, MHA hosts the 2009 Fall Jewelry Show from 10 am to 3 pm. The show featuring handmade, artisan jewelry crafted by its professional members.

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Tonight! Listen to great music and help support the Korean War Memorial in Mint Hill


Elvis Fan Club of Matthews-Mint Hill is supporting this benefit show Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm to raise money for the North Carolina State Korean War Veterans Memorial, to be built in Mint Hill Park on Fairview. The show will take place at the Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane in Stallings. Featured entertainers are The Carolina Blues Brothers, country singer Carrie Zohn, and Elvis tribute artist Chuck Ayers. Tickets are $25 a person, and includes the show and an Italian buffet dinner, with dessert.  Dinner at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm. Advance tickets can be bought by calling 704-496-4709 or 704-545-6618. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. The KWVA is selling pavers to anyone who would like their loved one’s name immortalized in the memorial.  It is open to any veteran of any war and military service.  The pavers are a thick, beautiful granite and start at $200. They will be taking orders for pavers at the show.

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Mint Hill Arts unveils September exhibit

9-09 pic The summer may be winding down but the excitement at Mint Hill Arts is not. The September exhibit will feature works of art using a monochromatic palette. Monochromism is a painting, drawing, or other work of art utilizing a single color or various shades of the same color.

The exhibit opens with a gallery reception on September 11, from 7-9 pm and runs through October 1. MHA Gallery is open 10 amto 3 pm, Tues-Sat.  Go to minthillarts.org for details of events and classes.

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