Eileen Fisher showcases Cynthia Perrino artwork
CHARLOTTE – Eileen Fisher will showcase artwork by Cynthia Perrino as part of its series of local women artist events.
Perrino is a self-taught, exploratory artist, who paints uniquely engaging female personas that defy the expectations of formal portrait work. Forms are influenced by her roots, travels and intuition.
Artists have mentioned Perrino’s paintings bear the spiritual likeness of Italy’s Amedeo Modigliani.
The event takes place 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the shop, 6822 Phillips Place Court.
Visit www.cynthiaperrino.com or call 704-643-2247 for details.
Discovery Place Nature holds walk around museum, park
CHARLOTTE – Discovery Place Nature is leading a nature walk in January.
The walk is a stroll around Paw Paw Nature Trail at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 26. Discover the diversity of the bottomland forest habitat.
The museum is located at 1658 Sterling Road. Admission costs $8. Members and children 2 and younger get in free.
Visit www.nature.discoveryplace.org or call 704-372-6261 for details.
Parade among MLK festivities
CHARLOTTE – The Southeast’s largest celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began in Charlotte Jan. 15, with four days of free, family-friendly events designed to promote inclusiveness in our community.
“The MLK weekend is an opportunity to celebrate the growing diversity of our city and county,” said Delores Reid-Smith, chairwoman of the organizing committee for the 2019 Atrium Health MLK National Holiday Celebration. “We will also spotlight the grassroots leaders who continue Dr. King’s legacy by working to address issues of equity and economic mobility in our community.”
On Jan. 19, more than 90 marching bands, step teams and other organizations will travel at 10 a.m. along Tryon Street in the 39th annual MLK holiday parade through uptown Charlotte, beginning at Ninth Street and ending at Stonewall Street.
A full schedule of events is available online at www.mlk.charlottenc.gov.
Author teaches adults how to write personal essays
CHARLOTTE – Patrice Gopo, author of “All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way,” will share the building blocks of writing an effective and satisfying personal essay.
Adults learn how to write about experiences in a way that unearths deeper meaning and connects with readers.
The workshop, “Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay: Writing Compelling Personal Essays,” will include a brief discussion about how to submit work for publication.
It starts at 6 p..m. Jan. 28 at South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road. Registration is required.
Call 704-416-6600, option No. 4 to register.
Bigger teaches Charlotte Writer’s Club course
CHARLOTTE – Margaret Bigger will teach a Charlotte Writers’ Club course, “Recalling Memories for Your Family or the Public.”
Bigger has written several books, including “Motherhoot: The Lighter Side of Motherhood” and “You Can Tell You’re a Charlottean If …”
The class takes place 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 at Christ Episcopal Church 1412 Providence Road. The class costs $72 for the public and $60 for club members.
To enroll, write a check to the Charlotte Writers’ Club and mail it to Margaret Bigger, 3901 Silver Bell Drive, Charlotte NC 28211. Call 704-364-1788 for details.
Museum adds staff, trustees
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Museum of History announced two hires and five new members to its board of trustees.
Tom Eisman becomes development director after working as stewardship director with Safe Alliance. Angel Johnston serves as adult education specialist, having worked as programs and operations manager for Iredell Museums.
Trustees include Erin Barbee, director of mission advancement for Aldersgate Retirement Community; Dee Dixon, CEO of Pride Communications; Dave Kylander, preconstruction executive at Messer Construction Co.; Steve Phifer, executive vice president at Rodgers Builders; and Bob Stickler, retired.
The Ballantyne offers Winter Wonderland Tea
CHARLOTTE – The Ballantyne offers a warm respite from winter’s chill with an experience that includes selections from Rare Tea Company, warm savories and sweets and a glass of champagne.
Winter Wonderland Tea takes place 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19 at The Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
The tea costs $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5 to 12, and $15 for children 4 and younger (excluding tax and tip).
Reservations are required at 704-248-4100.
Whiskey Club tastes Crown Royal drinks
CHARLOTTE – The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne savors tastings of Crown Royal, Crown Reserve, Crown XO and Crown XR paired with light hors d’oeuvres.
The group convenes at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
The event costs $65 (plus tax and tip).
Reservations are required at 704-248-4100.
Scotch Club enjoys tastings of Glenmorangie
CHARLOTTE – The Scotch Club of Ballantyne enjoys tastings of Glenmorangie, such as The Original, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or paired with light hors d’oeuvres.
The group convenes at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at The Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
The event costs $70 per person (plus tax and tip). Reservations are required at 704-248-4100.
Chuckleheads to perform improv at Ciderworks
CHARLOTTE – Planet Improv presents “The Happy Belated New Year 2019 Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza” starring the Chuckleheads.
The Chuckleheads are the house improvisational comedy troupe of the nonprofit Planet Improv. They have been performing throughout the Carolinas for 11 years.
Their non-scripted comedy show features a mix of musical, game show and audience participation.
It starts at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Good Road Ciderworks, 117 Southside Drive. Tickets cost $10 at www.planetimprov.com or $15 at the door.