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Easter egg hunt kicks off weekend of free fun in Charlotte

By Jody Mace
Jody Mace
Jody Mace is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a dog, Shaggy.


Hop To It! Easter egg hunt

9:30-11 a.m. Saturday. Crossing Paths Park, 120 Blythe Drive, Indian Trail.

Start the celebration with a free Easter craft at the Cultural Arts Center from 9:30-10:30. Ages 3 and under begin their egg hunt at 10:15 (one parent per child can assist in this hunt), 4-7 years start at 10:30 and 8 years and over begin at 10:45. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures from 10-11.


‘Beyond the Curve: Celebrating Women’s Vision’

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St.

This art exhibit features work from more than a dozen artists, including Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Teresa Overcash Hollmeyer and Denise Torrance. Sweet Tea’s Restaurant & Catering will provide refreshments, and jazz vocalist Tenya Colemon will perform.



3 p.m. Sunday. Sloan Music Center, Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

A period instrument duo based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Adastra will perform “To the Stars,” which will feature the music of Bach, Corelli, Scarlatti and Handel.


Story time

10 a.m. Saturday. Julia’s Café and Books, 1133 N. Wendover Road.

Kids will hear a story, meet Erma the Bookworm and get a chance to win tickets to “Sesame Street Live.” Julia’s is part of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. All of its proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.


UNC Charlotte’s International Film Series and Tournées Festival

5 p.m. Monday. UNC Charlotte main campus, Student Union Theater.

UNCC’s International Film Series and Tournées Festival concludes with “Le Havre,” which focuses on Marcel Marx, a once-famous Parisian writer whose quiet life is interrupted as he comes to the aid of a young illegal immigrant from Gabon. The film will be introduced by Christine Haynes, UNCC associate professor of history. A discussion will follow the screening.

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