Poet shares journey with writer’s group

CORNELIUS – Tom Perkins, a poet, memoirist and engineer, will share his experiences at the Charlotte Writer’s North event.

The British world traveler will take the audience on a journey that begins with World War II in London and moves to the Persian Gulf.

He will also take everyone aboard the Queen Elizabeth on her first post-war voyage to the states.

The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Jan 26 at The Warehouse, 9216-1 Westmoreland Road.

Details: Sandra Phillips, 704-664-2997.


Chuckleheads perform Valentine’s show

CORNELIUS – The Charlotte improvisational theater group, The Chuckleheads, present its Love is in the Air Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza.

The family-friendly show will include Valentine’s Day and love-themed improvisational comedy games, musical activities, game show elements and the heavy-duty audience participation that are staples of the comedy troupe’s shows.

The performance will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 when bought at www.planetimprov.com or $15 at the door.

Details: 704-301-1564.


Presidents Day event for homeschoolers

HUNTERSVILLE – Latta Plantation is hosting President’s Day Event for homeschoolers and their families.

Students will celebrate American heritage by learning about John Hanson and the four other early American presidents. The event includes living history demonstrations and activities.

The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road.

Admission costs $6. Ages 4 and younger get in free.

Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312. 


Independent film screening depicts love for American culture

CORNELIUS – Studio-C Cinema will show the Belgian film “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”

The 2013 film about two Belgians who are in love with one another and with American culture. Their love is tested when their young daughter becomes seriously ill.

The film is in Belgium, Flemish and English with English subtitles.

The showing starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St. Tickets costs $8 for Cornelius residents, $9 for others and $5 for students.

Details: www.indiesplusdocs.com or 704-996-7724.


Children's book series touts value development in girls

GLENSIDE, PA – Princesse Legacy Pearls recently announced the launch of “The Adventures of Princesse Pearl,” a series of free, downloadable children’s books centered on value development in young girls.

A new story will be released every two weeks. There will also be articles, activities, videos and conversation starters to engage children and their parents in themes of honesty, justice and truth.

The first two episodes illustrating self-confidence and acceptance are available.

Details: www.littlepearlsofwisdom.com.


Latta Plantation hosts World War II history demonstrations

HUNTERSVILLE – Families can experience the atmosphere of a southern England military base in 1944 as the soldiers are preparing for D-day, the invasion of France.

The event, “World War II Living History, will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1 and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road.

Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for senior and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free.

Details: www.lattaplantation.org.


Brew festival features campers concert

HUNTERSVILLE – The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival will feature performances by Green Sky Bluegrass, Sol Driven Train, Big Daddy Love, Jessie Dee, Spirit Family Reunion and the John Stickley Trio.

The festival will host a special “Campers Concert” the night before the festival featuring The Reckoning performing Grateful Dead songs, as well as Hit or Miss performing songs from the Wood Brothers and Avett Brothers.

The Campers Concert is only for registered campers. Onsite camping is available by reservation.

The family-friendly festival has under-21 tickets available.

The event will be held May 10 at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road.

Details: www.ncbrewsmusic.com or 704-875-3113.