'Party on the Moon' featured at fundraiser

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 06:37 PM

Wasn’t that snow great? The kids of all ages seemed to have a ball! Snowball, that is. What’s really good about a snowstorm down here is that it usually doesn’t last long. Another storm supposedly to include 20 states is now brewing. I hope it circumvents Waxhaw.

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The renovation of Waxhaw’s water tower is so exciting - I love it. Each time I see it, something else has been added, which, of course, allows the workers a better opportunity to get the job done. The project brings to mind the days when I was about eight years old, I noticed a crowd gathering around the water tower in our Long Island neighborhood. Of course, I became curious and walked over to the scene. Just before the police arrived I became aware of a young man atop the tower. The prankster turned out to be my older brother. I couldn’t believe it, but if you have an older brother, especially if he’s known for his pranks, you’ll understand. Fortunately, the police were very lenient as well as kind, and just gave him a talking to.

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Last week’s Showcase of the Charlotte Woodcarvers was a great success. The next meeting, this coming Tuesday, February 26th, will include the display of the ribbon winners’ carvings. This display will enable the members who did not attend the Showcase to see the prize winning carvings. This meeting will be the first of an eight week Basic Woodcarving sessions during the 3-5 p.m. part of the meeting. Joe Bomba and Art Heisler will coordinate and teach these sessions. Included in this series will be a tool sharpening lesson. April will launch the beginning of painting, cypress knees, shore birds, and/or ducks. The cost is $10. for the April courses.

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Some reminders for the upcoming happenings in our neck of the woods: Saturday, March 2nd, the Union County Community Arts Council is holding a fundraiser, The Night For the Arts, featuring Party On The Moon. Dinner and open bar from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., with the concert and dancing beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $110. per person, and the event will be held at the Ag Center. The Arts Council funds and organizes many local arts related activities and supports the arts for each of the 52 Union County schools.

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Another event on the same date, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m., and March 3, at 2:30 p.m. is “An Evening of 10-Minute Plays,” by a variety of local and regional playwrights. This is another production of the Storefront Theatre, to be held at the Museum of the Waxhaws, tickets are $10 per person, and reservations are recommended. Call 704-243-7283.

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The Community Room of CMC-Waxhaw, our new Emergency Room facility, on Providence Road, will be the scene of two very interesting programs, the first being “Eating Right To Look & Feel Your Best,” scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Join Matthew Verrill, MD, of Medical Group of Waxhaw, as he discusses the basics of a well rounded diet and successful tips for lifelong weight control. Then, on Tuesday, March 26th, join William Bicket, MD, of Matthews Plastic Surgery, as he discusses the possible physical and emotional side effects related to having breast reduction. A heart healthy dinner is provided. Call 704-993-2265 for reservations.

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April 10th, 2013 is the date for the Union County Friends of the Library 2013 Ladies Tea. The Rolling Hills Country Club is the scene, featuring Jennifer Niven, a Waxhaw native, and author of three books. Jennifer is now working on her fourth, which will be published 2014. Mark your calendars!

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The Waxhaw Business Association met this past Wednesday morning with a tremendous showing of members! Much was accomplished, new member introductions, door prizes, and speakers, Town of Waxhaw Commissioners Erin Kirkpatrick and Brett Diller provided a program on the future growth and expansion of the Town. With the rapid growth, there’s much planning and work to be done to maintain the “small town” charm, yet facilitate the increase in population as well as new businesses, etc. Their presentation was quite impressive. It’s good to know that the Business Association is eager to work with them.

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Have a wonderful week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but MOST important remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.