Mint Hill Arts slideshow

Photos by Jim Young, taken at the Mint Hill Arts September 12. The MHA was celebrating one year in their gallery.

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A bagpipe band in Mint Hill

The Mint Hill Highlanders, a bagpipe band formed by [singlepic=42,160,80,,right] Dr. Ed Steel and the Mint Hill Scottish Society, will perform in the Mint Hill Madness parade. This 13-member pipe band will also represent the Scottish society during the annual Mint Hill Highland Games. Read more about The Mint Hill Highlanders Thursday in The Mint Hill Times.

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Discover Mint Hill finalizing plans

Mark your calendars: The weekend before Mint Hill Madness, September 20, Cultural institutions around town are hosting Discover Mint Hill as a part of the Arts and Science Council’s Cultural Free For All. The Children’s World Museum, Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Scottish Society and the Mint Hill Library will offer various events throughout the day including drawings for prizes and gift certificates to local restaurants and a country dance later in the evening.

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From left to right: The Discover Mint Hill committee: Sue McDonald, Jerry Helms, Hank Rooney, Sharon Heath and Laura Sussman-Randall. Not pictured: Donna Rogers, Neily Trump, Saga Van Atta, Carlos Alvarez, Sue Helms and Brian Welch.

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A day at the Mint Hill Children’s Museum

Nathan Laney, 6, wears a Mexican masks while visiting the Earth Echoes Children's World Museum.

Nathan Laney, 6, wears a Mexican mask while visiting the Earth Echoes Children's Museum.

Thirty children from Martial Arts Carolina visited the Earth Echoes Children’s Museum on Matthews-Mint Hill Road Thursday. The children tried on masks from around the world, played music on global instruments, made some arts and crafts, and learned about Charlotte’s seven sister cities. The Children’s World Museum features 25,000 items from around the world collected by Jerry and Sue Helms. The museum opened in early July.

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School of rock (and classical, jazz, etc.) is almost in session

Ziliani at her baby grand piano.

Regina Ziliani, 35, has taught piano since she was a teenager. When she moved to Mint Hill five years ago with her husband Jeff, she taught out of her home off Lebanon Road. But when the house became more of a studio than a home, she decided to open the Charlotte Academy of Music at the corner of Idlewild Road and Interstate 485. Continue reading

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