Matthews Artists Guild event helps nonprofit
Beginning Monday, July 9, members of the nonprofit Matthews Artists Guild will have paintings on display at Christ Episcopal Church for an art sale to benefit the charities supported by the church.
For any artwork sold, the church will receive a 30 percent commission, according to a news release from the guild. The charities the church supports include: A Child’s Place, Augustine Project For Literacy, Baby bundles, Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Charlotte Family Housing, Charlotte Rescue Mission, Communities In Schools, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Elida Children’s Home, Family Support Network, The Fistula Foundation, Friendship Trays, Harvest Center, Hope Haven, Inc., Hospitality House of Charlotte, Inreach, Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Jubilee House Community, KinderMourn, Love In the Name Of Christ, Our Little Roses, Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, Salvation Army, Shelter Health Services, Southminister Foundation, The Center for Community Transitions, The Learning Collaborative, The Relatives Inc., Thompson Child and Family Focus, UMAR, United Family Services and the Urban Ministry Center.
The show and sale runs through Aug. 27. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 1412 Providence Road, in Charlotte.
Sycamore Commons concert series continues
Matthews’ Sycamore Commons shopping center continues its annual free, live music concert series this week.
The fifth annual Summer Concert Series runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays in the courtyard. Sycamore Commons is located off Matthews Township Parkway between U.S. 74 and Northeast Parkway.
The concert schedule includes:
• July 12, Jim Garrett (country)
• July 19, Chuck Johnson (Americana)
• July 26, Popcorn Sippers (bluegrass)
• Aug. 2, The Cloers (acoustic pop)
• Aug. 9, Loose Lugnuts (honky tonk)
• Aug. 16, Mike Strauss Band (country blues)
• Aug. 23, Donna Duncan and Detour (blues rock)
• Aug. 30, James Deem and The Rebers (pop rock)
For more information, call Randy at 704-724-2801 or email randyfoto@
Latta Plantation offers summer program
Step back in time this summer at Latta Plantation by touring the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public and participating in special programming.
Each Saturday this summer the nonprofit will feature a living history demonstration, in addition to regular site activities. These demonstrations will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free with regular site admission ($7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, ages 5 and under free).
Here’s the upcoming schedule:
July 7: Gold Panning
July 14: Backcountry Life
July 21 and 22: Civil War with the 49th NC Troops
July 28: Michael Twitty (a culinary historian, historic interpreter, and Jewish educator)
Aug. 4: Gold Panning
Aug. 11: Beekeeping
Historic Latta Plantation is located at 5225 Sample Road in Huntersville. For more information, visit www.lattaplantation.org.