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The Ardrey Kell Fine Arts department presents "Crazy for You," Feb. 23-25, 7 p.m. in the Ardrey Kell auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

Tickets are available at or at the door. The musical features music by George Gershwin. The cast is made up of 50 of Ardrey Kell's drama students.

OnCamera Acting Classes will be offered in March and April for senior adults and children. All classes will be at the Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road.

The classes for seniors will be 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., March 1-April 5. The children's classes will be 4-5:30 p.m. March 6-April 3.

The cost is $75 for adults and $90 for children.

Details: call 311 or 704-540-2426 or email Carla Hoover at


In recognition of Black History Month, Home Depot, 1837 Matthews Township Parkway, will host special exhibits 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 25.

Displays will be set up throughout the store. Crestdale resident Harvey Boyd and Rev. Larry Whitley, of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, will answer questions about local African American history.

Details: 704-845-9200.


"Ethel Waters Exhibit: His Eye is on the Sparrow" is on display through March 31.

Ethel Waters (1896-1977) began her career as a jazz singer in the 1920s and 1930s and went on to become an award-winning vocalist and star of stage and screen. In 1957, she began touring with the Billy Graham Crusades, inspiring thousands with her trademark song, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow."

The exhibit features memorabilia and photos from her career. The exhibit is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday at the Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. Details: call 704-401-3200 or

The Hindu Center of Charlotte and the Institute for Life-Leadership & Coaching will present "Expressions of HeART."

The theme of the event will be "How do you envision building bridges?"

Facilitators from the institute will introduce and develop the theme using hands on art activities - one for children and one for adults. Dinner and social interaction time will also be a part of the event, which will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 24 at The Hindu Center of Charlotte, 7400 City View.

Details: If you are interested in attending or helping with the event, email Tom Anthony at