Huntersville painter’s work featured at town hall

DAVIDSON – The paintings and mixed media work of local artist Mary Crow will be shown at Davidson Town Hall through March 28.

Paintings include landscapes, still lifes, portraiture and mixed media collages of a spiritual nature.

Crow paints in oil and pastel, takes portrait commissions of children, adults and pets, and teaches painting from her home studio. She is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Charlotte and is one of 12 artists juried for participation in the Charlotte Garden Tour in April.

Her collages are inspired from a series of books by Vassula Ryden, whose latest book, “Heaven is For Real, But So is Hell,” is available online. 

Many of Crow’s landscapes portray scenes of North Carolina beaches, mountains and local farms. Some paintings on display are also on sale.

An artist’s reception will take place March 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall, 216. S. Main St. Crow’s artwork is available for public viewing on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at town hall.


Golf tournament to benefit Latta Plantation

HUNTERSVILLE – NorthStone County Club will host an afternoon golf tournament to benefit Latta Plantation and the preservation of local history.

The private course features nine of 18 holes overlooking water, and the tournament begins April 15 at 11 a.m.

There will also be prizes and a barbecue meal.

The cost is $125 per individual or $100 each when registering as a foursome.

NorthStone is located at 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville.

For a registration form, go to

Those interested in being a sponsor can contact Nicole Cheslak at or 704-875-2312, ex. 304.


‘Bark in the Park’ festival to award top dogs 

HUNTERSVILLE – Dog owners can sign up their pets for a top dog photo contest as part of the “Bark in the Park” festival.

The event is offered by the Mecklenburg County parks and recreation department to promote dog parks and will take place April 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 

Judges will select three top photos for cleverness and originality. Finalists will be posted on for online voting from April 1-4, and the winner will be announced at the festival.

The winning dog will receive a year’s supply of dog food from Purna worth $300.

The entry deadline is March 24, and online registration at is preferred.

The entry fee is $15.

Dog owners can also register by mail. Send submissions to Top Dog Photo Contest, c/o Katie Robinson, Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Photo submissions must include the owner’s name, address, phone number, dog’s name, age and breed and payment receipt number.


Bechtler and Teixeira perform at St. Alban’s

DAVIDSON – Cellist Tanja Bechtler and guitarist Bob Teixeira will perform Spanish and South American music at a concert hosted by St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

The duo will play tunes from Albeniz, Granados, de Falla, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and Gnatali among others.

A meet the artists reception including wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow the concert and is included in the ticket price.

The concert will be held April 7 at 3 p.m. at 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling 704-941-0650. They cost $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors. Kids younger than 12 get in free.