Kids race to find 20,000 eggs
INDIAN TRAIL – The Town of Indian Trail plans to spread 20,000 eggs across Chestnut Square Park on April 13 as part of its Hop-To-IT Easter Festival.
They aren’t necessarily hidden, more like piled or heaped.
“Look, we like Easter egg hunts as much as the next town … but what we like even more is giving out a ton of free candy by throwing out a ridiculous amount of eggs right there in front of the kids for them to fill their Easter egg baskets,” said Hayden Kramer, special events coordinator. “No kid is going home from Indian Trail’s Hop-To-IT without enough candy to make them smile for a while.”
The event, sponsored by Koerich Orthodontics, will include photos with the Easter Bunny and other crafts and activities. Hunters should arrive early with their parents or guardians so they can register for different hunting times. The event will begin at 10 a.m., with hunts staggered so each age group gets a chance to find eggs.
The park is located at 320 Chestnut Pkwy.
Visit www.itsparksandrec.com for details.
CATA performs ‘Rock of Ages’
MONROE – Central Academy of Technology and Arts will take audiences back in time to a simpler era when hair was big and the music was epic.
Theater students present “Rock of Ages” at 7 p.m. April 11 or 12, as well as 2 and 7 p.m. April 13. Tickets cost $10 for regular performances. Buy them at www.cata.seatyourself.biz.
With a live band onstage, “Rock of Ages” will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
A special performance starts at 6 p.m. April 10. Tickets cost $30 for individuals and $50 for couples. Buy fundraiser tickets at www.cataperformingartsptso.com/donationsparty-tickets.html.
Indian Trail issues walking challenge
INDIAN TRAIL – The Indian Trail Parks and Recreation Department’s newest community engagement program, Walk IT Out, is focused on providing health and wellness opportunities for people of all ages.
The challenge encourages participants to walk at least of 5,000 steps a day, while keeping a “walking log” with the parks and rec team to help residents stick to their goals.
The program kicked off this weekend at Crooked Creek Park with 78 participants.
Weekly walking logs can be emailed to email@example.com or turned in at town hall, 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road. Walkers are encouraged to snap a photo of themselves in action at one of the parks and email it to show progress. People can participate as individuals or teams.
The town has teamed up with Atrium Health, which has provided pedometers, tips and exercises for the program. Area businesses will help create awareness about healthy lifestyles.
Prizes will be issued to the top walkers at the end of five weeks.
Call Susan Didier at 704-821-2541 for details.
Food trucks returning to downtown Matthews
MATTHEWS – The Town of Matthews is bringing back its Matthews Food Truck Fridays & Concert Series.
The series runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 27 (except May 10) at Stumptown Park.
This season will bring a lineup of local/regional bands, inflatable interactives for kids, and a craft beer and wine pavilion. Area food and dessert trucks will provide varied menus.
Diners are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets but are discouraged from bringing pets.
Guests will have a good opportunity to explore other downtown merchants and entertainment spots while visiting. Seaboard Brewing will sell craft beer. Dover Vineyards will sell wine.
“We are so excited about this combination of incredible bands and food trucks,” Special Events Manager Lee Anne Moore said. “This year, the concert lineup is amazing – beach, dance, country, 80s pop, 90s, jazz, classic rock.”
Visit www.matthewsfun.com for details.