Pioneer Springs presents Arts Alive celebration and auction

HUNTERSVILLE – Pioneer Springs Community School is holding its inaugural Arts Alive celebration and auction featuring visual art, music and performances, as well as an auction of donated works by regionally acclaimed artists. 

This free, family-friendly event is open to the public and marks the culmination of Pioneer Springs students’ recent thematic study of the arts. 

The auction will feature the work of over twenty-five regional artists, including photography by David Boraks, ceramics by Shari Crouse, mixed media by Kristen Feighery, oil painting by Nancy Marshburn and sculpture by Theron Ross.

The fundraiser benefits Pioneer Springs Community School, a nonprofit, elementary school based in the Basic School tradition of Community School of Davidson.

In addition to the visual arts, the event will feature live music by Mike Straus, and mime and puppetry performances by Tim and Tanya Chartier. 

The auction takes place March 2 from 2-4 p.m. at 9200 Bob Beatty Road.

Details: www.PioneerSprings.org.

Pulitzer prize-winning ‘Wit’ contemplates cancer
DAVIDSON – Margaret Edson’s ‘Wit,’ tells the story of poetry professor Vivian Bearing as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer.

After devoting her life to academia and research, the tables are turned on Bearing when she becomes the subject of another’s research.

The play unfolds at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St.

Davidson Community Players will perform March 1-2, 7-9 and 14-16 at 8 p.m. and March 3, 10, and 17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students.

Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953.

 

Lake Norman Big Band swings into concert

CORNELIUS – Smooth, jazz tunes will fill Mt. Zion United Methodist Church March 8 during an evening of music, dance and fellowship.

Lake Norman Big Band will play the full spectrum of historical jazz from the 1920s to today as part of the Cornelius Concert Series. The group has 20 area volunteer musicians. 

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the church’s family life center at 19600 Zion St.

Cost is $5 per person at the door. The show supports both the band and the concert series, and all other concerts events during the series are free.

For more information, visit www.mtzionumc.net.

 

St. Patrick’s Day festival sweeps Latta Plantation

HUNTERSVILLE – Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and learn about Celtic people throughout history through a festival at Latta Plantation.

Listen to live music from Irish Temperance, performances by the Charlotte Scottish Country Dancing Society and watch reenactments of Celtic life from the Medieval period through World War II.

The event will include shopping as well as food and beverage sellers.

Vendors at the event will include The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Appalachian Smoke, Scottish Leather and Lassie Wear, The Heelanhound, Near and Far Scottish and Scotia Metalwork.

The festival takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16-17 at 5225 Sample Road.

Admission costs $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and children, while children 5 and younger get in free.