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Waterworks Visual Arts Center gears up for new printmaking classes

Join professional printmaker Anna Kenar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for an evening of exploration in the new printmaking studio and get a sneak peek at the spring printmaking class and workshops.
Kenar will demonstrate how to print on paper and fabric, and introduce the audience to a variety of exciting techniques.
She will share her own artwork, as well as student artwork, and show how some of the tools and techniques work.
Audience members will be invited to print a small take-home card at the end of the session. The event is free and open to the public. Call 704-636-1882 to reserve your seat.
Students will create fabric scarves, colorful handbags, handmade note cards and unique wearable art during Kenar’s spring printmaking class, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 25 through April 1.
The Literary Bookpost welcomes author Walter Bennett to the store from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
His moving novel “Leaving Tuscaloosa” was a 2010 finalist for the Bellwether Prize, a nation-wide competition for unpublished narratives that focus on issues of social change.
In this book, experience those early days of the birth of the Civil Rights movement in the Deep South.
“Leaving Tuscaloosa” recreates a time and a place that is an integral part, a symbolic part, of American history in a nearly unbearable way.
Deirdre Parker Smith reviewed the novel in the May 19, 2013 edition of the Salisbury Post.
Dr. Anne Blue Wills, associate professor of religion at Davidson College, will examine one woman’s efforts to shape how and why we celebrate Thanksgiving during the next Catawba College Community Forum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Her most recent article is a study of religion and scrapbooking titled “Mourning Becomes Hers: Women, Tradition, and Memory Albums” in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation.
Her publications include an entry on “Religion” in Women in American History: An Encyclopedia; an article on the domestic mission movement in the Encyclopedia of Religion in America; and several biographical articles in The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics.
The forum will be held at the Tom Smith Auditorium of Ketner Hall on campus.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 704-637-4393.
The Billy Jonas Band will be in concert Saturday at Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences.
His CD “What Kind of Cat are You?!” received multiple awards including a first place from the American Federation of Independent Musicians and a Parent’s Choice Gold.
In 2010, The Billy Jonas Band performed at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Saturday’s performance at Temple Israel is a concert for adults.
The Billy Jonas Band musicians Ashley Jo Farmer (vocals, percussion); Sherman Hoover (vocals, bass, re-percussion); Juan Holladay (vocals, marimba, re-percussion); and the audience (vocals, percussion) – because everybody’s in the band.
For information, contact Farmer at 980-234-3955.
KANNAPOLIS — “A Classical Night at the Movies” concert will feature music from the silent movie era along with works by Debussy, Joplin, Gershwin and more.
Joel Everett, organist and accompanist at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, will present a free concert of piano and organ repertoire, both original and well known at 5 p.m. Sunday at Kimball Lutheran, 101 Vance St.
The sixth and final lecture in a year-long series commemorating the 25th anniversary of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
“The Hidden History of Mayberry: Why Andy Didn’t Carry a Gun” will be presented by Dr. Gary Freeze, American history professor at Catawba College.
Freeze specializes in North Carolina History, the Civil War and the American South.
The event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow the presentation.
Pre-registration at 704-216-7714 is requested in order to provide adequate seating.
“Hairapy Sessions” opens at Carson High School at 7 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 22.
The show will run through the weekend with performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday.
The comedy, written by Carson senior Savannah Deal, includes a predominately female cast.
The director, student teacher Bristol Glass, said those who enjoy “Saturday Night Live” will like this show, which “makes you think and warms your heart.”
The show centers around a group of female friends who bond at the hair salon.
“When they meet a new, fragile client their lives are forever changed,” Glass said.
Tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the school between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Email Alex Reynolds at reynoldsat@rss.k12.nc.us for information about buying tickets at other times.
Newcomers Club will host Luellen Masingo of McLaughlin Farm House at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Civic Center on Martin Luther King Hwy.
She will be demonstrating Christmas basket assembling. Baskets will be available for purchase.
A pot luck luncheon will follow.

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