SCW Arts Notes

Providence Chamber Music Series opens season soon
The Providence Chamber Music Series will kick off its 30th season next month in south Charlotte.
The opening concert of the year will feature the return of the mandolin-guitar ensemble with “Aubade for Oboe and Piano,” by Geoffrey Grey; the Out of Bounds Ensemble performing Winthrop University composer Ronald Keith Parks’ “Things Get Out of Hand;” and a trio for violins and piano by Dmitri Shostakovich.
The concert is Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. The concert is free and open to the public.
Find more information at the church’s website,, or by calling 704-333-9536.
The church is located at 2810 Providence Road.

Four-day consignment sale nears
A four-day seasonal women’s consignment sale is coming next month to nearby Fort Mill, S.C., and Lake Norman.
The sale will include numerous brand name items ranging from clothing to jewelry and accessories on sale for up to 90 percent off retail, according to a news release from the event sponsor, Green Jeans. The Lake Norman event is Wednesday, Sept. 26, to Sept. 29 at 17105 Kenton Drive in Cornelius. The Fort Mill event is Oct. 3 to 6 at 1400 Convention Drive, in Fort Mill.
People can learn more about the events and sign up to sell at

New program helps kids through drama
The Drama Kids program is looking to help south Charlotte kids develop speech skills and confidence in themselves.
Kids take part in creative and interactive activities to improve communication skills as they use snippets, scene starters, structured improvisation and mini-scripts to grow throughout the year. Classes are offered for students ages 5 to 12, and meetings are once each week for one hour.
Find more information on the classes by calling Bonnie Davidoff at 704-612-1441 or visiting

Local artist featured in NYC exhibit
Charlotte artist Heidi Kirschner will have her artwork featured starting this week at New York City’s Agora Gallery.
Kirschner’s work is part of the Elements of Abstraction exhibit that runs until Oct. 5 at the gallery. Find some of her work online at

Light Factory celebrates 1972
The Light Factory will kick off its Spirit of ’72 film series on Thursday, Sept. 20, with films including Deliverance, Fritz the Cat, The Godfather and Pink Flamingos.
While the showings honor a year of classic films, it also marks the founding of the Charlotte art museum. As part of the celebration, The Light Factory will host guest speakers and food options tailored to each film.
Shows start Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Deliverance, followed Friday, Sept. 21, with Way of the Dragon at 7:30 p.m. and Fritz the Cat at 9:30 p.m. Find more information and a list of movies showing at the museum’s website,
The museum is located at 345 N. College St.

Bug Ball a time to dress up for kids
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is getting ready for its Bug Ball – a family-friendly fundraiser that encourages kids to come dressed as their favorite bug.
People will get to take part in insect-inspired activity stations, games and entertainment such as Bug Splat, Bug Catchers and Cricket Hop Races. The Charlotte Youth Ballet also will perform throughout the night while dressed as butterflies.
The event is Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road in Belmont. Cost to attend starts at $10.
Find more information at the garden’s website,

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