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"Ellipsis and Parentheses":
New works by Artist Eric Hurtgen, whose style reflects his background in electronic artwork/graphic design, as well as his black-and-white photography. Accompanying Hurtgen's show will be new mixed media works by Artist Brandon Willett. 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon Saturdays-Sundays through March 28. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Summer Camps 2010 Registration:
Masterworks School of the Arts offers camps in theater, dance, art, music. Complete listing and descriptions at www.masterworkschoolofthearts.com. Each camp $115 per student plus $15 registration fee. Registration open through April 13. Masterworks School of the Arts, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5000.
Davidson Community Players perform "Violet":
Musical based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim," by N.C. writer Doris Betts. Score includes Gospel, rock, country and R&B styles. Ages 12 and older. 8 p.m. March 25-26; 2 and 8 p.m. March 27; 2 p.m. March 28. $15-$18. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7918. www.carolinatix.org.
Fantastic Frog Fun:
All ages discover the world of frogs. Explore their habitat; listen to amazing diversity of calls. Must call 704-598-8857 to register in advance. 6 - 7 p.m. Free. Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte.
Amphibian Night Hike:
Hear frogs singing; explore a wetland area; learn to identify frogs by their calls. 7 p.m. $4 adults; $3 children. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
Photo Wild! at Carolina Raptor Center:
Two-day raptor photo shoot for amateurs and professionals. Three-hour shoot each day with six 30-minute photo sessions with each bird. Spend final hour of each day photographing flight show stars in free flight. Register online at www.carolinaraptorcenter.org, call 704-875-6521 ext. 207 or e-mail email@example.com. 7:30 a.m. March 27-28. $65 for center members; $90 for others. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521 ext. 207. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.
What's Cookin' at Latta?:
See open-hearth cooking in plantation kitchen, slave cabin, outside on grounds. Learn about period cooking techniques; tour plantation house; more. Free with regular admission. 10 a.m. $6. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Fun in the Springtime Sun:
All ages. Bird hikes, insect investigations, nature art, more. Must call 704-598-8857 to register in advance. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.
Capture nature through a journal. 90-minutes introductory course. 2 p.m. $4 adults; $3 children. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
Look Good...Feel Better Sessions:
Free workshop led by volunteer cosmetologists to help female cancer patients cope with and combat appearance-related side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. 12-step skin care and makeup program; demonstrations on hair/wig techniques. Free gift kit of full-size name-brand cosmetics. Sponsored by American Cancer Society; Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; National Cosmetology Association. 6:15-8:15 p.m., Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, executive dining classroom, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. To register: 704-662-0770.
Lake Norman Art League Spring All-Media Exhibit:
Opening reception and awards ceremony. Awards presented 6:45 p.m. Food, drinks, local artists' works on display and for sale. Exhibit on display through April 19. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
Registration open for eight-week Swing Dance class offered by Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department. Come by yourself or with a partner. Wednesdays March 31-May 19. Beginners: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; intermediates, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 1900 Bailey Road, Cornelius.$50 for Cornelius residents; $58 for others. To register or for information: 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or www.corneliuspr.org/swingdance.html.
"Emote & Relate" Art Exhibit:
Opening of artist Katherine Blackwell's exhibit "Emote & Relate," which features her signature "melty people" paintings and a new abstract series. Artist reception 7-9 p.m. April 2. Exhibit open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays through May 2. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Winter Tailgate Market:
Farmers offer winter and early spring produce, such as lettuces, root vegetables, greens, pastured meats and cheeses, freshly baked breads, cakes, pies and more. 9 a.m. every other Saturday through April 17. Davidson Farmers Market, Main St./N.C.115, Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
Kids Out Fun Days:
8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 5-9. David B. Waymer Center, Huntersville. $20 for Huntersville residents; $35 for others. Lunch provided. 704-766-2220.