The hits keep on coming through concert series
INDIAN TRAIL – It’s almost time for another sound check on the Main Stage at Indian Trail’s Crossing Paths Park.
The Hits After Six concert series continues after debuting April 4 with a performance by classic rock band Sonic Rewind.
Events take place Thursday evenings in Crossing Paths Park, 130 Blythe Drive. The 80s tribute band Kids In America will perform May 16; beach music band The Catalinas will take the stage Aug. 15; and beach music band Too Much Sylvia will perform Sept. 19.
Events include food and drink vendors, a bounce house, face painting and yard games for kids.
Visit www.itsparksandrec.com for details.
Heritage festival seeks vendors, exhibitors
MONROE – The Union County Extension Master Gardeners announce a call for vendors and exhibitors for the 2019 Union County Heritage Festival, which is a celebration of the area’s natural, cultural and historical heritage.
The event takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Union County Agricultural Conference Center.
The theme for 2019 is “Sweet Union: Still Growing Community.”
The festival committee seeks vendors and exhibitors in the following categories: arts and crafts, natural products, lawn and garden, cultural and community, nature and science, health and fitness, and recycling and conservation.
Early-bird rates are available before July 21. Vendor booth fees cost $25 for outdoor spaces, and $50 or $60 for indoor booths. Nonprofit booth fees are $0 outdoors and $25 or $35 for indoor booths. After July 21, booth fees increase by $15. Applications are available at www.mastergardener sunioncountync.org/heritage-festival.
Arts council offers grant opportunities
MONROE – The Union County Community Arts Council is accepting grant applications for its Grassroots Arts Program through noon July 18.
Grants are available for qualified nonprofits and individuals whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Union County. The program is made possible through the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources and local funding.
Applicants for grassroots funding must live in Union County and provide a service that benefits a large percentage of the community. Criteria, guidelines and applications are available at www.unionarts.org.
Hamilton performs for
WAXHAW – In a three-day immersive experience, Grammy Award-winning artist Anthony Hamilton will join the ranks of other world-famous musicians and scientists to put a focus on climate-change solutions.
The event scheduled for May 17-19 will be curated by Earth’s Call, a nonprofit that funds innovative solutions to fight the climate crisis.
Hamilton will join Colbie Caillat, Mickey Hart, Patti LaBelle, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Alan Parsons – along with the Compton Kidz Club and the Earth’s Symphony Orchestra.
Panel discussion focuses on Tank Town
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum will hold a panel discussion, “Voices of Tank Town,” in conjunction with the exhibit, “Tank Town: A Good Place to Live.”
Four current and former residents of Tank Town will participate on a panel discussion. Harvey Boyd, Kenneth Alexander, Addie McNeal Dixon and Walter Stewart will share their remembrances of growing up in Tank Town.
The free program starts at 6 p.m. May 30 at the Matthews Public Library, 230 Matthews Station St. It’s open to the public, but seating is limited. Call 704-708-4996 to reserve.
Attn: ‘Game of Thrones’ fans
CHARLOTTE – Discovery Place Science will celebrate all things “Game of Thrones” during Science on the Rocks.
Guests 21-and-older can enjoy specialty food and drinks, including House of Targaryen chocolate rum truffles, a White Walker cocktail and Jon Snowballs mini donuts.
Visitors can try their hand at archery with menacing characters as targets. They’ll also protect Bran in a “hold the door” tug-of-war challenge and defend the Night’s Watch with a catapult at The Wall.
The event takes place 5 to 9 p.m. May 17 at Discovery Place Science. Tickets cost $14 at the door. Visit www.science.discoveryplace.org for details.