Matthews seeks artists for greenway project
The Town of Matthews is looking for artists who could assist with an art project on the town’s greenway.
Four Mile Creek Greenway has sewer vent pipes that officials would like to have painted in order to add an artistic element to the greenway for the public to enjoy as they use the trail.
For more information, call Colten Marble at 704-321-7275 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Enchanted Forest’ ballet comes to Matthews
The Charlotte City Ballet is gearing up for their spring performance in Matthews.
The group will perform “The Enchanted Forest” on April 14 at the Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.charlottecityballet.org.
Learn about Latta Plantation
The nonprofit Matthews Historical Foundation will host a presentation telling the history of Latta Plantation on Tuesday, March 27, at the Massey-Clark House, 232 N. Trade St., in Matthews.
Southern Gourmet will cater a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.
Kristin Toler, director of marketing and finance at Latta Plantation, will lead the event. The presentation will begin with the story of James Latta, an Irish immigrant who first owned the plantation, and will highlight the plantation’s history.
The plantation was built in 1800 on 742 acres and was home to James Latta and his family until the Sample family purchased the plantation in 1853. Eventually abandoned in the 1950s, the plantation was rescued in the 1970s and preserved as a historic farm museum that offers 35 events a year, giving insight into the lives of planters, settlers and slaves.
The event is free to members of the Matthews Historical Foundation and $3 for guests.
Easter Eggstravaganza coming to Matthews
The Town of Matthews will host its annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews.
The event will include refreshments, music, carnival games, prizes, Easter egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny. Tickets will be sold at the event and are $5 for ages 3 to 12. Admission is free for children ages 2 and younger.
For more information, call 704-321-7275 or visit www.matthewsnc.gov.
Two memorial concerts planned
In memory of Northwest School of the Arts principal, Dr. Barry Bowe, the music ministry of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Myers Park Presbyterian Church and the chamber choir of the Northwest School of the Arts will join together to host two performances Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem.”
The concert is free and open to the public and will feature a small orchestra. The first performance will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place in Charlotte.
The second performance will take place in conjunction with the celebration of mass on Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Road in Charlotte.
For more information, call 704-536-6520 or visit www.4sjnc.org/requiem.