Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Events to learn more about this region

Here are a couple of upcoming events that are useful for anyone who wants to learn more about this region – and have a little fun in the process:

--This Thursday at 5:30 p.m., there’s a walking tour of Dilworth hosted by Charlotte Trolley, Inc. It will cover the history, landmarks and personalities of the neighborhood, Charlotte’s oldest streetcar suburb.

Participants meet at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at the corner of South Boulevard and Park Avenue. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and free for members and volunteers of the Charlotte Trolley organization. It lasts an hour; wear walking shoes. Call 704-375-0850 to reserve a spot.

More info:

--This Friday evening brings a chance at two free concerts. The Charlotte Folk Society hosts traditional music from the British Isles and U.S. at 7:30 p.m. at the main CPCC campus at 1220 Elizabeth Avenue (Bryant Recital Hall, Sloan-Morgan Building). Ray Owens and Marc Rudow perform.

Free parking is available in the Staff Deck, accessed from Fourth Street between Independence Boulevard and Kings Drive. More info:

And the Gaston County Museum of Art & History will be home to the final Blues Out Back concert of this year from 6:30-8 p.m. The Circuit Riders will perform a bluegrass lineup. The museum is at 131 West Main Street, Dallas, NC 28034, near Gastonia on the square in historic Dallas. More:

--This one isn’t free, but it’s just five bucks a person. The Hickory Museum of Art will hold a concert Friday at 6:30 p.m. with the La Catrina String Quartet, which will share information about Mexican culture and Latin American folk music. Admission also brings access to the museum’s exhibits, including “Live With History: Images from The New York Times Photo Archives.” Admission is also $15 per family (free for HMA and Western Piedmont Symphony members). Call 828-327-8576 for reservations.

The museum is in the Arts and Science Center of Catawba Valley at 243 Third Ave NE in Hickory. More info:

--TiVo alert: I’ll begin a series of weekly reports about living here this coming Monday at 5:45 a.m. on WCNC-TV, the Observer’s news partner. We’ll be talking about the surprising history of a prominent site in uptown Charlotte. On coming Mondays I hope to explore other places and things that are important to Charlotte’s past, present and future, and I welcome suggestions of things to include – please drop me a line.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlotte is lame.

7:16 AM  

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