Northwest Block

Northwest Charlotte bordered by Rozzelles Ferry and Beatties Ford roads and Freedom Drive and State Street


Photo and Document Scanning Services at JCSU
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Every Tuesday and Wednesday | Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (2412 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216)

3 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Every Saturday | Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (2412 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216)

The community is invited to bring old photographs and documents for scanning at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library at the Beatties Ford Road branch. This is a partnership between Culture Blocks and JCSU Library to preserve and tell the history of the Beatties Ford Road Corridor. For more information contact Monika Rhue (Nooma), project manager at


Beatties Ford Library Culture Blocks Tour
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | August 13, 2018 | Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (2412 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216)

Experience interactive arts and science programs. Explore genetic experiments and activities, create a community artwork piece and more. Programs provided by Discovery Place and Brighter Days Arts Education. For all ages.


Motown & More presented by DNAMuzic
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | September 6, 2018 | West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216)

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.


Hands-on Clay  presented by Clayworks
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center (440 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208)

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 980-314-1114.

Senior Programming

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12, 2018

Family Programming

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | September 13, October 11, November 8 & December 13, 2018

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | September 29 & October 27, 2018


West End Community Cinema Series by Charlotte Black Film Festival
West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216)

Short Film Showcase | 7 p.m – 9 p.m | Saturday, September 14 | Mosaic Village (1601 W Trade St Charlotte, NC 28208)

Community Holiday Party & Film Screening | 6 p.m – 8 p.m | Thursday, December 6 | Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center (440 Wesley Heights Way Charlotte, NC 28208)

We will screen films that relate to the challenges happening in Charlotte –Mecklenburg and more specifically target the demographics located within the west corridor. These screenings are educational, entertaining, focused on community issues and help spark ideas on how the community can work together to increase neighborhood empowerment, community activism and cross culture engagement.


Jazzin’ & Bluzin’ with the Seniors presented by Dapper Street Productions
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | October 4, 2018 and April 4, 2019 | West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216)

An hour of live jazz, blues and storytelling by the Dapper Street Jazz Band. Attendees are encouraged to cut a strut if the music moves ya. You dig? Ages 55 and up.


Raptors Inspire! for Seniors by Carolina Raptor Center
10:45 a.m. | December 6, 2018 & May 2, 2019 | West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216)

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.


The Beauty of Science Presented by Artisan Preparatory
10:45 a.m. | February 7, 2019 | West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216)

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.