Creative EJ music studio, formerly of Huntersville, is now up and running at the former Palace theater in Cornelius.
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend, Creative EJ will host "SHAM-Rockin' the Palace," a family event 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the Palace.
The music festival will have more than 50 individual performers and 20 bands and singing groups. Area bands will include Kaution, Steve Luna, SNAC, Cynergy, Backseat Audio and Sunday Finale.
The free event will have something for kids of all ages, including raffle drawings all day. There will be two performance stages and fashion shows directed by former Los Angels professional print and runway model Diamelen Partridge. Fashion shows will feature clothing from local boutiques.
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Children ages 2-6 will enjoy "Celina's Dance Party," an interactive kids' show featuring music and silly dances from the show "Sesame Street." Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
For more information about "SHAM-Rockin' the Palace" times and events, and to learn about participating, call 704-875-2135.
Sixth-grade team selected
Francis Bradley Middle School congratulates the sixth-grade team of Leisa Christian, Sheila Lester and Melanie Mowry for being named the best in Region 6 by the N.C. Middle School Association.
They will be honored March 14-16 at the NCMSA's annual conference in Greensboro.
The organization offers professional resources and support for middle-level school advocates.
Twice a year it publishes The Advocate, a vehicle for middle school programs to share information. The Advocate also keeps members current about events that pertain to middle school education.
For pet lovers
Petco in Huntersville will host professional pet photography sessions noon-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday. Bring your furry four-legged friend in for his or her own photo shoot. Fun backdrops and photo packages are available.
For those still looking for that perfect family pet, Petco will have Pet Adoption Weekend 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 20-21. Bring the family to meet adoptable pets and learn more about the "Think Adoption First" program.
Petco is at 10017 Biddick Lane, Huntersville. For more information call 704-895-7643.