The number of interesting activities in and around Waxhaw will certainly fill March with town pride.Here’s a look ahead.First FridayOn March 1, Waxhaw will continue its First Fridays program with an early Easter warm up.Natalie Jackson, assistant events coordinator, said there will be the Free Children’s Egg Hunt and Family Scavenger Hunt in downtown Waxhaw. At 5 p.m. in the David G. Barnes Children’s Park, kids can hunt for eggs filled with delicious treats. Immediately after the Egg Hunt, a Family Scavenger Hunt will begin.Families can take the challenge of finding objects throughout downtown, both inside and outside local businesses. Music will play in the streets, there will be chances to win prizes, discounts at local eateries and shops will be plentiful, and free carriage rides will be running.Storefront TheatreAt 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 2:30 p.m. March 3 in the auditorium at the Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, The Storefront Theatre will present “Short Shorts,” a series of one act, 10-minute plays.Storefront Theatre Director Judy Simpson Cook said “This season, when I realized I could add an additional show, I was then flummoxed by what to add.“I have a system of sorts: bittersweet in the fall, holiday in December, serious in winter, and lighthearted in the spring. What could I do that would be different and interesting? 10-minute plays, either competitions or festivals, are very popular these days. It seemed like a really good chance to do something different for audiences, to bring in some local and regional playwrights, have a good variety, etc.“So, I put out the word that I was looking for scripts. They came in. It took me forever to read and select but now that I have, I think people are going to enjoy them a great deal. And the playwrights are from all over – Charlotte, Lake Wylie, Salisbury, Monroe, Atlanta, Chapel Hill – and I think all but one will be in attendance at one performance or the other. Oh, yeah, there’s one from Waxhaw too.” Tickets are $10 and reservations are recommended Call 704-243-7283 or email email@example.comWalking tour Looking for an opportunity to get some exercise, learn a bit of local history and practice your conversational Danish?On March 9 Waxhaw Commissioner Joyce Blythe and Waxhaw native Melvin Faris will conduct a walking tour of the historic downtown area. The tour will leave Waxhaw Methodist church at 1 p.m., and this tour will include a group of Danish high school students who are visiting as part of an exchange program with Cuthbertson High School. The tour is open to the public.If you plan to attend, wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk about a mile over the course of an hour. Marvin Run for the RidgeFor the second year, five parent school support groups have teamed up to hold a fund raising run/walk event to benefit local schools.The Run for the Ridge 5K and Fun Run will be at 8 a.m. March 23 at Marvin Ridge High School. Adults who register at www.MarvinRunfortheRidge.com by March 9 can save $10 on the cost. Participants will receive a Tech T-shirt, a sports bag and one raffle ticket.At this writing, Lorenzo’s Pizza, Stevens Scoops, and CMC-Waxhaw are event sponsors, and the organizers are looking for others. You also can donate raffle prizes.Terri Patton is the race Director, and can be reached at 704-458-6756.Museum of the WaxhawsMarch 16 and 17 at the Museum of the Waxhaws, there will be a sense of first things first, if you please.On March 16, there will be a family-oriented celebration of Andrew Jackson’s 246th birthday, featuring cake, and kids’ St. Patrick Day crafts.Our seventh president was born in the Waxhaws on March 15, 1767.At 3 p.m. March 17, the Museum and the Weddington Rotary Club will present the second in the Listen and Learn series, featuring Dr. John Sykes of Wingate University, who will present “A History of St. Patrick.”Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door or online at: www.museumofthewaxhaws.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
March has plenty to offer in Waxhaw
Marvin Ridge Middle School Principal Scott Broome and Karen Hefron pose with a panel from NASCAR signed by Tony Stewart. It is one of several items that will be given as a raffle prize March 25 at Marvin Run for the Ridge fundraiser for area schools. COURTESY OF KAREN HEFRON