BeachFest Matthews announces entertainment
Free beach music concerts by The Tams, Ocean Boulevard, Pat Carpenter, Rick Strickland, The Catalinas and Craig Woolard will be part of BeachFest Matthews April 27 and 28 in downtown Matthews, according to a news release from the town.
The fourth annual festival is being sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital Matthews and also will include rides, food, the Sandy Feet 5K & Fun Run, sand volleyball and cornhole tournaments, an arts and crafts sale and a Kids Crafts Pavilion.
For more information or to register for the race, volleyball or cornhole tournaments, visit www.beachfestmatthews.com.
Matthews Farmers’ Market now open
The Matthews Community Farmers’ Market began its 21st year Saturday, April 7 with the opening of the regular season market.
The market at 188 N. Trade St., runs every Saturday through November from 7:15 a.m. to noon.
For more information, visit www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com.
Monroe hosts art walk
The streets of historic downtown Monroe will come alive April 13 and 14 with an art crawl, antique car show, historic walking tour and 5K road race.
The main event, the art walk, held Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., is the brainchild of mother and daughter team Joyce Rentschler and Andrea Price. The duo has put the event on for five years, in the spring and fall, with the help of the Union Community Arts Council and City of Monroe.
A children’s section will feature a sidewalk chalk competition, a truck logo design competition and a mural that children can paint, that Price hopes to hang and show off at future art walks.
For more information, visit www.historicdowntownmonroe.org or call 704-966-9891.
Classes for Parkinson’s patients
The North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Dance for PD classes starts soon in Charlotte.
The free dance program is for people with Parkinson’s disease. It offers people a chance to explore movement while addressing disease-specific concerns like balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression.
The six-week class starts Monday, April 16, and is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for free at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance at 701 N. Tryon St. in Charlotte.
Find more information and register for classes by calling Lisa Van Rossum at the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas at 704-248-3722.