Application deadline near: Time is running out for educators to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from EnergyUnited’s Bright Ideas education grant program.
The application deadline is Sept. 16.
The grants help pay for creative, hands-on classroom projects. Interested educators can find the application, grant-writing tips and more information on the Bright Ideas website at www.ncbrightideas.com.
Bright Ideas grants are available to K-12 teachers. Classroom teachers at qualifying schools in EnergyUnited’s 19 counties are: Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin.
New Girls Scout patch: The Matthews Heritage Museum has developed a new program and patch for area Girl Scout troops.
“Discovering Matthews Heritage” is a guided tour offered to all levels of Girl Scouts. After taking the tour at the museum, at 232 N. Trade Street, and fulfilling the additional requirements, scouts can purchase a Matthews Heritage Museum badge.
By visiting the museum, Scouts will learn about the town from its incorporation in 1879 to the 1950s. The museum is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To schedule a tour, call 704-708-4996 at least two weeks in advance. Admission: $15 per troop up to 10 girls, 2 adults; $25 for larger troops. Once all the activities are completed, Museum badges will be available for $2.
JAI Youth Workships: Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative is holding auditions for the fall season of the JAI Youth Workshops, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 in the Sloan-Morgan Building on the CPCC Main Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave.
These workshops are for students in grades 6-12 who want to learn more about playing jazz - especially in the context of small jazz ensembles. The workshops take place on the CPCC Central Campus Sunday afternoons, Oct. 2-Jan. 15.
There are four levels of workshops offered, depending on experience and ability, which are taught by some of the Charlotte region’s top jazz educators and performers. One year of experience in a school band or private music lessons is required. A $10 fee is due at the time of audition and each workshop costs $250 for the 12-week session. Details: thejazzarts.org.