Local arts & entertainment news Feb. 8-14
Friday: Meet the artist at Pottery 101
Meet the Artist, Amy Hart, at Pottery 101, Friday, Feb. 9, from 6-9 p.m.
Amy Hart is an artist working with found metal objects. She creates her work by assembling and welding what others have cast aside, transforming what was categorized as useless and gives it a new meaning and purpose. Amy lives in Charlotte with her husband Matt and two sons. She has been working with metal for more than 25 years. Other Pottery 101 Artists will be in attendance, including: John Morehead, Valerie Hawkins, Lou Lefler, and Kelsey Sorensen. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St, 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Horizons Unlimited invites your family to take a challenge
Families of K-8 students are invited to join us at Horizons Unlimited for the Curiosity Machine Family Challenge
5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004
You and your family will work together to identify a problem in your community and prototype a solution that uses artificial intelligence technology. Bring your idea to life for a chance to showcase your work at a global showcase in 2019. No prior experience needed.
Challenge begins Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m. (meal included). Families with K-8 students register today at https://tinyurl.com/y9lnbw2l or call Horizons Unlimited at 704-639-3004.FREE. Space is limited to 40 families.
Salisbury Ghost Walk
Friday, Feb 9 at 7 p.m.: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.
Dr. Heather Perry, associate professor of history at UNC Charlotte, will be the featured speaker at the English Speaking Union monthly dinner meeting on Feb. 15 at The Country Club of Salisbury. Her research focuses on the social, cultural, and medical history of the World Wars, with special attention to Germany and Europe. She will be talking on the post-war effects of WWI in Europe, the United States and North Carolina; 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI. The meeting is open to non-members but a reservation is required. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. RSVP tocal Gerry Wood at 704-216-2660. Cost is $32 per person.
The Astronomical Society of Rowan County
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Monthly meeting at the home of Ralph M. Deal, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. In case of bad weather, snow or ice, etc., the meeting will not be held. For more information call 704-855-1591.
Brady Author’s Symposium
Thursday, March 1. RSVP Online by Feb 22 • Moderated Symposium w/Q&A: 11 am Robertson College Community Center • Seated Luncheon: 12:30 pm Peeler Crystal Lounge • Book Signing: 130 pm Keppel Auditorium Lobby • Luncheon Reservations limited to 220; taken in the order in which they are received • Info: Public Relations 704-637-4593. For details or to register visit www.catawba.edu/authorsymposium
CONCORD — Positively Ballroom Dance Studio, 70 Union St. South, hosts a Sweet Heart Dance on Friday, Feb. 23; the dance will kick off with general dancing from 8-10 p.m. Music will be provided by a deejay. Attire is dressy casual. This is a family- friendly event, teens and up are welcome to attend. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Learn more at 704-858-1996.
Life Tree Cafe
KANNAPOLIS — Life Tree Cafe is open next to theGem Theater, at 113 West 1st St., on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m.Lifetree Café is a weekly, hour-long interactive experience that features real people’s real stories on film, guided conversation, biblical insights, tackling topics about the big (and little) stuff that shapes our lives. Family. Friends. Fears. Busyness. Balance. Money. Materialism. Health. Heaven. Peace. Purpose. Learn more from firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan History Club meeting Feb. 13
Members of the R. A. Clement Association and the West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council (WRNCAC) board members will make a presentation to the Rowan Museum History Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.
The presentation is being coordinated by Dr. Catrelia Steele Hunter, secretary of R. A. Clement Association, and past vice president and acting president of Livingstone College. Other program participants are Brenda Gaither Avery, Shirley Vaughters Cuthbertson, Ruby Kesler Ford, Leonard Hall, Patricia Rice Moriniere, John H. Pharr and Lonnie Gaither.
The historic R. A. Clement Rosenwald School Building, constructed in 1928, began as a one-room schoolhouse for African American children in 1878. Rufus and Emma Clement, both born into slavery, donated land and funds for the original construction. The one room school was expanded to three classrooms in 1920, and in 1928, with assistance from Rowan County and the Rosenwald Fund, from which the current building was constructed. The last high school class graduated from R. A. Clement in 1968 and students all went to West Rowan High School. R. A. Clement became West Rowan Junior High in the fall of 1968, with George Knox continuing as principal until the new West Middle School was built. After desegregation in 1968, classes were discontinued at the Rosenwald School. This building was secured from Rowan County by the WRNCAC and used for community activities, including a senior meal site and a Head Start program.
Since 2003, WRNCAC, in partnership with the R. A. Clement Alumni Association has completed restoration of 70 percent of the building. To learn more, visit www.raclementschool.com and Facebook
The Rowan History Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June and is open to all. No dues or admission fees. Refreshments are served.