East Charlotte Block

East Charlotte along the Central Avenue corridor, Independence Boulevard and Hickory Grove Road

 

Odd Tales by Cartage Theatre
When: October 4, 2018 (11 a.m.)
Where: Aldersgate Retirement Community – Fellowship Hall (3800 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Join Cartage Theatre for this live performance. Odd Tales is a performance of live original Audio drama’s, with live Sound Effects. Audio dramas are a dramatized, purely acoustic performance. With no visual component, radio drama depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story. Odd Tales is written by Charlotte Authors, and performed by Charlotte Actors, plus special musical guests.

 

Raptors Inspire! for Seniors by Carolina Raptor Center
When: February 7, 2019 (10:30 a.m.)
Where: Methodist Home Recreation Center/Shamrock Senior Center (3200 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Come and meet these big birds of prey that you might find in your own backyard here in Charlotte. These birds are from your neighborhood, but you rarely get to see them nose to beak. Bring your curiosity and your sense of adventure. For seniors.

 

Hands-on Clay  presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Grier Heights Community Center (3100 Leroy St, Charlotte, NC 28205)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 980-498-1487.

  • October 4, Senior Workshop, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
  • October 6, Family Workshop (All Ages), 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • October 26, Youth/Teen Workshop, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • November 16, Youth/Teen Workshop, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
  • November 17, Family Workshop (All Ages), 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Hands-on Clay presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Independence Regional Library (6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 704-416-4800.

  • October 9, Youth/Teen Workshop, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • November 20, Youth/Teen Workshop, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • December 18, Youth/Teen Workshop, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Hands-on Clay presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Hickory Grove Library (5935 Hickory Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 704-416-4800.

  • October 11, Senior Workshop, 10:30 am – 12:00 am
  • October 12, Special Needs Workshop, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • November 29, Senior Workshop, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • December 4, Senior Workshop, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • December 5, Youth/Teen Workshop, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • December 15, Family Workshop, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • December 19, Family Workshop, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • December 21, Special Needs Workshop, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Raptors Inspire! for Seniors by Carolina Raptor Center
When: November 1, 2018 & April 4, 2019 (10:45 a.m.)
Where: Grier Heights Community Center (3100 Leroy St, Charlotte, NC 28205)

Come and meet these big birds of prey that you might find in your own backyard here in Charlotte. These birds are from your neighborhood, but you rarely get to see them nose to beak. Bring your curiosity and your sense of adventure. For seniors.

 

Excerpts from Be a Lion by BNS Productions
When: November 1, 2018 (10:30 a.m.)
Where: Methodist Home Recreation Center/Shamrock Senior Center (3200 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Join us for excerpts from the musical Be a Lion. Each artist will be in full costume and live music will be performed. For more information, call Chiletta Walls at 980-622-6791 or email brandnewsheriff@gmail.com

 

 

Motown & More presented by DNAMuzic
When: December 6, 2018 (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Methodist Home Recreation Center/Shamrock Senior Center (3200 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Come out to this musical journey of one of America’s cherished genres—the music of Motown and the journey of the Great Migration. We’ll also share the connections of musical forms that influenced the Motown sound with some interesting cross-cultural connections! This is 50-60 minute program is for all ages.

 

Traveling Blue: Live Music from Latin America to New Orleans presented by Ana Lucia
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Where: Charlotte Museum of History (3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Live music from Latin America to New Orleans. Jazz singer Tenya Colemon and Latin American singer Ana Lucia Divins, accompanied by several musicians, will share together the songs that stir their souls. Un recorrido que incluye música tradicional Latinoamericana, así como blues y jazz de Mississippi. La cantante de jazz Tenya Colemon y la cantante Latina Ana Lucia Divins compartirán canciones tradicionales que las acercan a sus raíces.

 

The Beauty of Science Presented by Artisan Preparatory
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Various locations. See below.

Discover the scientific compounds in beauty products! This program allows participants to create artistic compounds made with natural ingredients. Artisans will teach the Science of making healthy-from nature, beauty compounds. The curriculum includes hands-on common folk-art design, a basic history of these beauty products, scientific conclusions and small samples for to take home. Participants will mix, measure and produce an all natural beauty product from the historical recipes and methods of the African American culture. These sessions may include one of the following themes: Lye Soap, Salve, Lotion, Bath Bombs and Lip Balm.

10:30 a.m. | March 7, 2019 | Methodist Home Recreation Center/Shamrock Senior Center (3200 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215)

10:45 a.m. | May 2 & June 6, 2019 | Grier Heights Community Center (3100 Leroy St, Charlotte, NC 28205)

 

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