Connie Company shows giant production

DAVIDSON – ­The classic story of “James and the Giant Peach,” a fantastical journey of escape from his loathsome aunts, comes hilariously to life in this 'larger than life' production of Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company.

“This production is going to be wonderful,” said Matt Merrell, executive director of Davidson Community Players. “It is exciting to bring such a beloved children’s classic to the stage.” 

The production is based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by Sylvia Schnople.

“James and the Giant Peach” will be performed at 1 and 4 p.m. March 29-30 and April 5-6, as well as 7 p.m. April 3-4, at Armour Street Theatre; 307 Armour St., Davidson. Tickets cost $10.

Details: or 704-892-7953.

Davidson Community Players is a nonprofit established to produce theater that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. The Connie Company is DCP’s theater for youth.

Fashion show benefits nonprofit

CORNELIUS – L.A. Studio for Fashion and Modeling is co-hosting a spring fashion show to benefit Little Smiles N.C.

Little Smiles is a nonprofit that provides toys, games, DVDs, computers, VIP outings and celebrity visits to children in hospitals, hospices and shelters.

The organization works with local nurses and medical personnel who determine the immediate needs for each child and family.

The fashion show will feature “high tea” and requests formal dress attire.

Clothes from Chico’s and Peek A Boo Couture N.C. will be modeled.

Admission costs $30 for general admission and $13 for children under 13.

It will be held 3-5:30 p.m. May 4 at The Pearl, 19501 W. Catawba Ave.

Details:, or 704-619-3826.

Concerts on the Green needs sponsors

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson announces that sponsorship opportunities for its signature concert series, Concerts on the Green, are now available.

The first concert kicks off April 27 following the Art on the Green festival. Concerts take place 6-8 p.m. on the first and third Sundays, May through September, on the town green.

The town will hold a special concert on July 4.

“The return of these exciting events brings incredible marketing and advertising opportunities for our community businesses,” Community and Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming said.

Details: Tina Gibson, or 704-596-0342. 


Find artists in shops at gallery crawl

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson is holding Gallery Crawl featuring the work of local artists.

Galleries, businesses and Davidson Town Hall will host visiting artists, including some that will be featured at Art on the Green on April 26-27.

The event will be held 6-9 p.m. April 11 on Main Street.

Visitors can ride a trolley to all stops along the crawl.

Highland Games seeks music, dance competitors

HUNTERSVILLE – The 21st Annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games is accepting registration for individual piping and drumming, pipe band and highland dance competitions.

The festival takes place April 12 and 13.

The festival hosts the Carolinas Open Highland Dancing Championships, one of six sanctioned championships held in the U.S. for multiple age groups and levels. Festival-goers will also be able to watch three Massed Band performances.

The Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games also offers live traditional and Celtic rock music, more than 30 Scottish clans, genealogy searches, Scottish country dancing, professional heavy athletics and the popular Saturday night Celtic Jam.