Kiwanis Club donates to MusicalMinds Beatles-inspired fundraiser

DAVIDSON –Arlene Arciero, president of the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club, recently presented a $1,250 check to Tim Huber, board member and treasurer of MusicalMinds.

The check is for sponsorship of the Feb. 28 MusicalMinds fundraiser, “An Evening With the Beatles,” at the River Run Country Club.

Rachel Dyl, a senior at Canon School, organized the evening of performances from international and local musicians, food and a live auction.

Tickets are available at


Rural Hill hosts Macallan Scotch Dinner

HUNTERSVILLE – Historic Rural Hill will host a Scotch dinner featuring an exclusive four-course meal paired with the finest scotches from The Macallan and Highland Park.

The dinner will be led by Randolph Adams, Macallan Brand Ambassador of the southeastern United States.

Executive Chef Steve Jordan of Bouk Catering will prepare the meal.

Spaces for the event are limited, so it’s suggested to make your reservation early.

It will be held at 7 p.m. March 7 at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road. Admission costs $65.

Details: or 704-875-3113.


Green water provides backdrop for Whitewater Center's revival

CHARLOTTE – The U.S. National Whitewater Center will host its fourth annual Green River Revival, a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring the Color Me Green 5K, bright green whitewater rapids, live music, food and drinks.

The river will remain open to those eager to raft or kayak the green waters.

The festival is free. Registration for the 5K costs $35 before March 12 and $42 on race day if spots are available.

Race shirts are guaranteed to those who register by March 5.

There will be raffle prizes, awards, beer from NoDa Brewing Co. and massages from Charlotte Body Works to follow the race.

VIP passes including a VIP section, one meal and private bar are available for $70 for ages 17 and older and $40 for ages 16 and younger.

The revival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 15 at the Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy.

Details: or 704-391-3900.


Latta Plantation hosts Artisan event

HUNTERSVILLE – Latta Plantation will host an artisan event to teach those who attend about 19th century skills through open-hearth cooking, fiber and blacksmithing demonstrations.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the plantation house and outbuildings and visit the farm animals.

Admission costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students and free for ages 5 and younger.

The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1 and 1-4 p.m. March 2 at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road.

Details: or 704-875-2312.


Celtic festival returns to Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – Historic Latta Plantation will host its second annual Celtic festival featuring live music from Thistledown Tinkers and Stirling Bridge and an event piper throughout the weekend.

There will be Scottish dancing by Latta’s Kilts and Petticoats, meet and greets with various Scottish clans and vendors such as Near and Far Scottish, Cats Paw Potterie, The Celtic Rainbow and St. Kilda USA.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will be there with several beers on tap.

Food will be available from The Scottish Cottage, Appalachian Smoke and Anna’s Sweet Treats.

There will be games, storytelling and farm animals for children.

The festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-16 at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road.

Admission costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for seniors and free for ages 5 and younger.

Details: or 704-875-2312.