Photos by Jim Young, taken at the Mint Hill Arts September 12. The MHA was celebrating one year in their gallery.
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.
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.
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.
Just a few years ago, there were many artists in Mint Hill, but nowhere for them to show off their works or mingle with like-minds. Times are changing, however. This Sunday, the town is sponsoring Sunday Afternoon in the Park from 1-6 pm at the Park on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. Also Mint Hill Arts announced their fall lineup of classes.
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.
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