Jim Avett concert: Jim Avett, father of the Avett Brothers, will perform 7-8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show. For details or tickets, contact Jason Luker at 704-922-7681 ext. 105 or email@example.com.
Jason Ringenberg concert: Musician and songwriter Jason Ringenberg, previously of Jason and the Scorchers and Farmer Jason, will perform his solo concert, “Riding the Line,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the auditorium at the Gaston County Public Library, Main Branch, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.
The concert is free and appropriate for adults and teens. Advance reservations are required for organized groups. For details, call 704-868-2164 / Dial 4 or visit www.gastonlibrary.org. For special accommodation, call at least five days before the event.
Genealogy presentation: “Your Family History: Save It! Organize It!,” a multimedia presentation on preservation, organization and storage of genealogical family history material, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in the auditorium at Gaston County Public Library, Main Branch, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.
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Presented as a follow-up to the “Skeleton Dig: Unearthing Your Family History” presentations, this workshop will help genealogists of all skill levels organize and save family photos, documents and memorabilia.
The event is free and appropriate for adults and teens. Advance reservations are required for organized groups. For details, call 704-868-2164 / Dial 2 or visit www.gastonlibrary.org. For special accommodation, call at least five days before the event.
Bootanical: The Bootanical family Halloween event will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The event will feature Halloween craft activities, nature-based scavenger hunts, a botanical arts-and-crafts market and games. Carriage rides will be offered, weather permitting.
Children wearing costumes will receive a 50 percent discount on garden admission with a paying adult. Bootanical is free with garden admission. Admission is free for garden members. For nonmembers, admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $6 for children ages 4-12. For details, call 704-825-4490 or visit www.DSBG.org.
Network after Work: Belmont Flooring Center sponsored the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Network after Work event on Oct. 3 at the Belmont Historical Society. Attendees had a hot dog dinner and toured the Historical Society’s restored 1920s mill village house.
Downtown planting day: To celebrate Make a Difference Day, the city of Mount Holly and the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation will update planters in downtown Mount Holly at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26. Volunteers will meet by the garden in front of the Historical Society on Main Street across from City Café.
The activity is open to all ages. Volunteers may bring small garden hand tools, gloves, wagons, carts, jugs or watering cans or other gardening items. Scout and school groups are welcome. For details, contact Barbara Linster at 704-674-0860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Façade grant: The Mount Holly Community Development Foundation recently awarded Margaret McDaniel a façade grant of $2,300 to help pay for exterior renovations to her two-story building at 204 E. Central Ave. The renovations will be completed by Love Home Improvements of Mount Holly.
The building was constructed in 1948. McDaniel’s husband ran a business at the location for many years. The building is available for rent to a business that will add activity using the new streetscape improvements by the city of Mount Holly. For details on façade grants, downtown revitalization, greenways and community events, visit www.MountHollyFoundation.org.
Completed façade renovations: Façade renovations to 121 S. Main St. by owners Doug and Mitzi Bess are now complete. The commercial building was built in the 1920s and is part of the Downtown Mount Holly Historic District. It was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on April 24, 2012.
The Mount Holly Community Development Foundation provided a façade grant award of $3,300 to help with the historic renovation to the retail front of the building. Buildings included in the Historic District are eligible for federal and state tax credits for approved rehabilitation expenses. For details, visit www.MountHollyFoundation.org.
Compiled by Gina Smith