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Thursday, August 3, 2006
1# Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, 7
p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in
Asheville. Performances through Aug. 5. Tickets
axe $15; $8 for children under 12. Three-night
package is $36. For information, log on to
www.foIkheritage.org or call (828) 257-4530.
(“Cindy & the Godfather,” 7:30 p.m..
Nations Ford Community Chxuch auditorium,
5901 Nations Ford Road. Tickets for the modem
adaptation of the classic Cinderella stoiy are $7
for adults and free for children under 12. For
information, call Michael Figgers at (704) 522-
6480, extension 121.
" - Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, 8 p.m., Victoria
Dashiell Antiques, 125 Remoxint Road. Donations
$7 at the door. Free parking. Tb reserve a table,
call (704) 623-0702.
Oaklawn Park celebrates the
neighborhood’s 50th anniversary,
Waddell Park from 12:30-6 p.m.
For information, call yTUie Hill at
(704) 334-1135. ,
C Teddy Geiger, 7:30 p.m.
GfilQ®'’ Paramoimts Carowinds. Char
lotte is latest stop on the Confi
dence tour for the 17-year-old, who gained notori
ety at the opening act for Hillary Duff Also
appearing are Dirtie Blonde and Susan Cagle.
Tickets are $34.99 for Gold Circle adult, $14.99
for regirlar reserved adult; $39.99 for concert and
full day park admission or $34.99 for reserve
adult ticket with full admission. Call Ticketmas-
ter at (800) 888-4386 or www.ticketmaster.com
^ Ride for Pride, 8 a.ih., 404 Armour St
Davidson. Three bicychng routes - 62, 31 and 10
miles -to raise money for Trips for Kids-Charlotte
and the MS Society. All routes will be marked and
volunteers will guide and support riders. Regis
tration is $15 before Aug. 3 and $20 after. ANSI
or SNELL-approved helmets are required. Regis
ter online at cannonballs-cychng.org.
“ASign Of Judgment,” Central
Piedmont Community College, 3
p.m. Comedic play. Tickets $25,
$20 before Aug. 1. Available by
calling the CPCC bc« office at
(704) 330-6534; Dorothy’s Music
Network at (704) 333-7729.
EelecFest, RealEyes Bookstore,
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nikki Giovanni
and Crystal Andrus wUl be fea
tured presenters. Continues Aug.
13. Karaoke contest for teens
with free voice lessons and studio
time for the winner. Games and
moon bounce among the events
for children. Giovanni will appear
Ax^. 13 at Neighborhood The
atre, 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in
advance. Andrus will lead semi
nars on publishing at Green Rice
Gallery. Ax^. 13. Workshop is $10.
Charlotte Literaiy Festival, 10 a.m.-lO p.m..
Real Eyes Book Store, 3306 North Davidson St.
Festival features Nikki Giovanni and 80 authors.
Includes book signings, workshops, seminars, live
bands and kids’ comer. Concludes Aug. 13.
Gospel Fest, 1-7 p.m., Smitiifield Park. Cor-
nehus. Featuring: Singing Angels, Men Over 60,
Union Bethel Combined Choir and Ifears of Joy.
Free. Emcee is Tbnya Rivens of WPZS-FM. For
informatipn, call (704) 892-6031 extension 160 or
log on to www.comehuspr.org.
- Children’s 'Theatre of Charlotte hosts
auditions for “The Magician’s Nephew,” 6 p.m. at
ImaginOn, 300 East 7th St. Roles available for
five adults and 26 young people from fifth grade
and up. Dance experience a plus; adxrlt roles pay
$400 a week. Call (704) 973-2800 for an appoint
ment Auditions conclude Aug. 16.
- ^Par Busters Golf Group amateur tour
nament. Crystal Creek Golf Club, Pineville. For
information, call John Love at (980) 253-1176.
Pre-Labor Day golf toxxmament spon
sored by Greater Gethsemane AME Zion Church,
Olde Sycamore Golf Club. Entry fee $65 per play
er and $260 per foursome. Proceeds benefit Chris
tian Education department and scholarship fund.
Registration should be completed by Aug. 7 and
mailed with entry fee to 531 Campus St., Char
lotte, NC 28216. For information, call (704) 375-
3900, extension 10.
Great Gatsby Party sponsored by
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid-Atlantic
Chapter, Wachovia Atrixun. Food and beverages
from Charlotte’s top restaxirants, silent auction
and swing dance and costume contest. Tickets are
$35 in advance, $40 at the door. Call Catherine
Turner at (704) 525-2955 or visit
Earth Wind & Fire, Verizon Wireless
Amphitheatre. Special guest Chris Both. Tickets
are $24 and $54.
' Charlotte Shout, a month of dance, mxisic
and culinary dehghts through Sept. 29.
Pride Sunset Jazz Festival kicks off at Hal-
ton Theater at Central Piedmont Commxmity
College and continues through Sept. 10. For
information, call Tbrrey Feimster at (704) 375-
Scooby Doo chills at Paramoxmt Carowinds’ Camp Wilderness Resort, a 25-acre camp-
, groxuid. The camp includes 15 all-new Redwood cabins.
Kinetic Works SummerDance
Dance comes out of the theater into a pubhc arena with concert performances ly
Kinetic Works Dance Company at the Dowd YMCA, 400 East Morehead St New worfe
and revivals by choreographer Martha Connerton featuring SPANCE, a sports dance.
Performances Aug, 4 and Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. Admission
is $12 in advance for the general pubhc, $15 at the door and $10 for YMCA members.
For information, call Martha Connerton at (704) 338-1533.
LES IS MORE AT MONEY MANAGEMENT
Motivational speaker Les Brown (second fium left) was guest of honor at a wealth-bxulding seminar
sponsored ty AJ Financial Group and New Birth-Charlotte. More than 850 people participated in the
seminar hosted by WSOC-TV anchor Erica Bryant (left) Emma Allen and Frank Johnson, foxmders of
AJ Financial Group, welcomed Brown and Bryant to the event.
The Washington, D.C.-based Friends of Old Westview Cemetery show off a new marker
for the historic burial ground in Wadesboro. The group is raising awareness for die ceme
tery’s historic value as the final resting place of generations of African Americans.
Women’s leadership forum, Aug. 5, 9 a m 4
p.m.. Spirit Square. Sponsored by National,,
Black MBA Association Charlotte Chapter.
Confirmed panelists include Johnson C. Smith
University President Dorothy Yancy, Pride
Commxinications CEO Dee.Efeon and UNC
Charlotte information technology professor
Tteresa Dahlberg. Admission is $10; fiee for
members and students. For information, call
West Deep Creek High School alximni will
meet Aug. 5, 11 a.m. at Golden Corral restau
rant in Monroe.
Campus Connections BCT will sponsor
Department Chair Day Axig. 5, 11 a.m. at
Moxmt Carmel Baptist Chxirch, 7327 Thck-
aseegee Road. Department chairs fix^m several
historically black colleges will introduce them
selves and information about their programs
• • ••
Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsors “Little
Moments” Aug. 8 at 2424 North Davidson St.
Sxiite 110 at 12 p.m. Informational toxir of
BBBS. Tb reserve a space, call (704) 377-3963
Livingstone College sponsors alumni
roxmdup to rejuvenate the Charlotte Alumni
Chapter, Aug. 8, 7 p.m,. Gethsemane AME
Zion Church, 531 Campxis St
Tbrrence Lytle High School Alumni Asso
ciation will honor former educators Aug. 12 at
Zion Renaissance. For information, call Jackie
Tbrrence at (704) 399-8588.
West Deep Creek High School alumni pic
nic at 12 p.m. at the old school site in Wades
boro. Call WOhe Rivero at (704) 394-3539 or
Mary Tillman Michael at (704) 694-6031.
Northwest Corridor CDC sponsors “Rein
vestment to Revitalization to Gentrification”
Aug. 14 at 6:15 p.m., Philip O. Berry Recre
ation Center. 501 S. Brxuis Ave. Panelists
include Steve Crump of WBTV Charles Wood-
yard of the Charlotte Hoxising Authority, Stan
ley Watkins, Charlotte Key Bx^iness execu
tive, commxmity activist Mattie Marshall and
Chris Ogunrinde of Neighboring Concepts. For
information, call Gwenarda Isley at (704) 378-
Memorial bricks available for Children’s
Memorial Walkway in Frazier Park. Orders
fiom the adopt a brick program taken by Aug.
15 will be installed before the next service on
National Children’s Memorial Day weeke’’ ’
Dec. 9. The Memorial Walkway is a nonpn
organization. For information, call Jeny
Mudge at (704) 509-6603 or log on h
• •• •
N.C. Central University alxmmi are spon
soring a bus trip to the NCCU/Soutliem foot
ball game Sept. 23. Cost is $188, which
includes a game ticket. Payment due by Aug.
15. Bus will depart Sept 22 at 12 a.m and
returns Sept 24 at 11 p.m. Hotel is the Hilton
Gardens. For information, call Judy Jordan at
(704) 651-5682 or (704) 566-6061.
Step back in history Saturdays throu^ Nov
25 at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells,
S.C. Costumed interpreters xvill bring to life
aspects of 18th and 19th century living xvith
themes changing weekly Admission is fi'ee for
Culture & Heritage Museum members, $6 for
adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for children.
Food Addicts Anonymous hosts meetings
daily for people recovering from addictive eat
ing and anorexia. Free. For information, call
Charlotte Neighborhoods Family Day,
Aug. 26, 12 a.m.-12 p.m., Charlotte Mxrsexun,
3500 Shamrock Drive. Tbur the Charlotte
Museum’s interactive exhibit of Plaza-Mid
wood through maps and photos. Free for muse-
um members; $6 for adults, $5 for students
and seniors and $3 for children.
381 Days: TTie Montgomeiy Bus Boycott
Story, Sept 11 McCoU Family Theatre at
ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St.. Only Carolinas
exhibit includes author Taylor Branch at 7
p.m- Tickets are $10 at Children’s Theatre of
Charlotte boxfoffiice at (704) 973-2828. Preced
ed by Let Freedom Ring, Commemorating the
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Sept. 5 at the Main
Library, 12 p.m. Civil rights acti'vist Charles
Jones of Charlotte will share his experiences
from the 1960s. Free. He’ll also speak at the
Freedom Regional Library Sept 7, 6:30 p.m.
and Independence Regional Library, Sept. 19,
Exhibits Ahve: Colonial Charlotte, Axig.
12, 2 p.m.. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500
Shamrock Drive. The I81h Century Gallery
features hands-on activities and demonstra
tions. No reservations required. Free for muse
um members, $6 for adults, $5 for students
and seniors, $3 for children.
Spanish Colonial Art from the Lilly and
Francis Robicsek Collection, Mint Muse
um of Art, 2370 Randolph Road. Exhibit on
display through September 10. Paintings,
sculptures, silver and fiimiture from the late
17th through 19th century.
Woven Worlds: American Indian Baskets
as Works of Art, through Dec. 31, Mint Muse
um of Craft + Design, 220 N. Ityon St. Baskets
fiem the Clark Field Collection honors tribal
groups fiem the U.S., Canada and northern
Mexico dating fiem the late 19th to mid-20th
century. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or