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CADE: Carolina Aerial & Dance Exchange

Fri., Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-7:15 p.m.
phone 704-844-0449
info@carolinecalouche.org

Conference that brings together dance, aerial and circus arts. The goal is to create an open learning and sharing atmosphere through classes and seminars to excite and inspire people to try new ways of moving, learning and connecting. Ages 16 – Adult Unlimited Day Passes 1 day unlimited pass: $150 2 day unlimited pass: $225 3 day unlimited pass: $300** **3 day pass comes with a free CADE shirt and ticket to Rouge! $150-$300

http://carolinecalouche.org/classes/cade-carolina-aerial-dance-exchange/
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Caroline Calouche & Co. Studio (map)
9315-E Monroe Rd
Matthews
phone 704-844-0449
classes@carolinecalouche.org
CADE: Carolina Aerial & Dance Exchange

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Sat., July 23, 2 p.m. and Sun., July 24, 2 p.m.

A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life in a genuinely comical, and not strictly-for-kids musical awaken a young person’s desire to read. $10-$12

Matthews Playhouse (map)
100 McDowell St.
Matthews
phone 704-846-8343

Paul Jacobs, organist

Sun., Oct. 16, 4 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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An extraordinarily expressive performer and an intensely intelligent musician, Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs is helping the King of Instruments retake its rightful place in classical music. The first and only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award, he is known for his imaginative interpretations and charismatic stage presence with a repertoire that spans the gamut of music written for his instrument, both old and new. Free- General Admission Tickets Required

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=187
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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Thu., Aug. 4, 2-7 p.m.
phone 704-972-4700
KSingleton@cbcc.us

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is giving high school and college students a chance to earn a scholarship and save local lives through its Eighth Annual “Students Saving Summer” Scholarship Program. Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC now through Sept. 30, 2016 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. For more information or to participate in the Students Saving Summer Scholarship Program, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or at KLJones@cbcc.us. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation free

http://www.cbcc.us
Matthews Chamber of Commerce (map)
210 Matthews Station Street
Matthews
phone 704-972-4700
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

The HillBenders present: TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

Fri., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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Forty-five years after its original release, The Who’s rock opera TOMMY has been transformed by the HillBenders into a full-length bluegrass tribute with all the original record’s energy, instrumental showmanship and rock star vocals intact. Originally recorded with a full rock band, the dynamic bluegrass quintet recreated the legendary album with a banjo, Dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar. $25 Adult, $15 Student

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=103
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Community Blood Drive August 26

Fri., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
phone 704-972-4700
KSingleton@cbcc.us

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is giving high school and college students a chance to earn a scholarship and save local lives through its Eighth Annual “Students Saving Summer” Scholarship Program. Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC now through Sept. 30, 2016 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. For more information or to participate in the Students Saving Summer Scholarship Program, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or at KLJones@cbcc.us. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation free

http://www.cbcc.us
Lowe's Home Improvement (map)
2115 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews
phone 704-321-7170
Community Blood Drive August 26

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Saturdays, Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through July 24
phone 704-846-8343
contact@matthewsplayhouse.com

Junie B. is back at Matthews Playhouse! It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her. Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal", and first grade has never been more exciting. $12 Adults, $10 Students & Seniors, Group Rates Available

http://www.matthewsplayhouse.com/index.php/shows/upcoming-shows/mainstage-productions/junie-b-jones-the-musical
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Matthews Playhouse (map)
100 McDowell St.
Matthews
phone 704-846-8343
Junie B. Jones The Musical

Eileen Ivers

Fri., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. She's been called a "sensation" by Billboard magazine and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin" by The New York Times. Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, the original musical star of Riverdance, and Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Eileen Ivers has established herself as one of the pre-eminent exponents of the fiddle in the world today. Her work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that the task of respectfully exploring the traditions and progression of the Celtic fiddle is quite literally on Eileen Ivers' shoulders. $25 Adult, $15 Student

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=104
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Cup of Humor

First Saturday of every month

Monthly comedy show featuring local comedians. $5

Madison’s Coffee House (map)
7878 Idlewild Road
Matthews
phone 704-628-0106
www.madisonscoffee.com
Cup of Humor

The Story Pirates

Sun., March 19, 3 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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Story Pirates turn kids creative ideas and original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals featuring professional actors showing those kids just how amazing their ideas are. Story Pirates has performed in over 350 venues all the while receiving over 100,000 kid’s stories. $15 Adult, $6 Students

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=180
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Matthews Alive Festival

Fri., Sept. 2, 6-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, 12-9 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. In 2016, Matthews Alive will be held September 2-5. Alongside our Board and key volunteers, community groups volunteer their time by working the festival areas. This dynamic produces a festival packed with family activities, great food, arts, and fantastic entertainment! Following the festival, 100% of the proceeds go back to these non-profit organizations, in order that they may provide services to enhance the quality of life in our area.

HIstoric Downtown Matthews (map)
McDowell and Trade Street
Matthews

Furniture Refinishing: Stripping

Sat., July 23, 4:30 p.m.
phone 980-201-9004
info@TheLookingGlassStore.com

Join us to discover techniques for determining the make up of your furniture's existing finish, how best to remove it, and pointers to help make the task easier. You will need a small piece of furniture to strip for refinishing*, two pairs of gloves (gloves made specifically for stripping), a plastic putty knife or stripping tool. Safety glasses are recommended. Dress appropriately and bring a thirst quencher. *Working indoors, the most powerful stripper we will use is Citristrip, which does not cut easily through multiple layers of old paint. RSVP required. $45

http://www.thelookingglassstore.com/
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The Looking Glass (map)
7704 Matthews Mint Hill Rd
Matthews
phone 9802019004
info@thelookingglassstore.com

Griffin Theatre presents "Letters Home"

Fri., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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Griffin Theater's "Letters Home" puts the recent wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in those countries. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article "The Things They Wrote" and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home. Without politicizing, the play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier's experience, defining patriotism and what it means to serve our country through acts of bravery, compassion and brotherhood. Please note: Elements of this performance can be graphic and contain explicit language. $25 Adult, $15 Student

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=98
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Sticks and Stones

Wed., Aug. 10, 7-10 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 16, 7-10 p.m.

An eclectic range of music (soul, folk, reggae, rock...) with a dynamic feel featuring soulful harmonies and unique acoustic style.

http://www.facebook.com/sticksandstonesnc
Moochies Tavern (map)
15060 Idlewild Road
Matthews
phone 704-893-2157
Sticks and Stones

The Nile Project

Fri., March 31, 8 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in history, the Nile Project concert brings together musicians from the 11 Nile basin countries, representing over 400 million people, to make music that combines the rich diversity of its ancient cultures and peoples. Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages musicians and audiences, challenging them to connect to the world’s longest river and explore new approaches to its social, cultural, and environmental problems. $25 Adult, $15 Student

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=100
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