Music, art and bingo come to the Catawba Valley |  Local news

Music, art and bingo come to the Catawba Valley | Local news

The Night Move Band Friday in Valdese

The Night Move Band will kick off the first August concert in Valdese’s Family Friday Nights summer concert series. The Night Move Band will be playing Friday starting at 7:00pm on Temple Field behind the Old Rock School at 400 Main St. W. The concerts are free to the public and take place every Friday night between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend.

The Night Move performs R&B, beach, classic rock and funk music and features four-part harmonies on several songs.

Concessions will be provided by Faith Community Church and a raffle will be held. There will be fresh popcorn, snow cones, nachos, candy, cold drinks, ice cream and chips.

Concertgoers are also encouraged to take advantage of the variety of restaurants in downtown Valdese. Families can order takeout from one of 12 local restaurants and spread out a picnic blanket in the field. Lawn games like cornhole, Frisbee and Connect Four will be set up for families.

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Carolina Mountains to Coast Fiber Art Exhibit.

The Caldwell Arts Council is hosting a new exhibit titled “Carolina Mountains to the Coast” featuring textile arts by Upcountry Fiber Artists. The exhibition will open on Friday and will run until September 30.

Six Carolina textile artists were inspired by the Carolinas’ beautiful and diverse landscape, abundant in natural resources.

Places and landmarks discovered during a carefree drive through the countryside, taking in a beautiful view, visiting the cities and the coast or during quiet moments in nature have inspired the work in this exhibition.

Their adventurous use of fabric, surface design and stitching create exciting and innovative works that share Carolina’s experience with the viewer.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave. SW in Lenoir and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.caldwellarts.com.

Senior Bingo and Brain Games at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Senior Bingo returns to the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Mondays and will be offered every second Monday of the month at 10am. Each session will last about an hour.

The focus of the activity is fun in a friendly environment. The game is at a leisurely pace, making it perfect for people of all game levels. Bring friends or join us alone and meet new people in our community.

This program is free and open to senior citizens. No registration required. For more information, call 828-304-0500.

Learn about the African American roots of American music

Join Hickory Community Theater guest director Brian Daye for a presentation on the African American roots of American music on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. Day is the guest director of Hickory Community Theatre’s upcoming production of the musical Memphis.

Some of the most popular types of music, such as rock and roll, country, rock, funk, jazz, blues, R&B, and rap, were created and influenced by African American artists.

Drawing on his experience as a former radio DJ, Daye will take the audience on a journey that begins in the late 19th century and leads up to the present day. This presentation will give attendees an insight into the historical background of the story behind the musical Memphis.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration required. There is a limit of 45 people. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is at 375 Third St. NE of SALT Block.

“Memphis” will be presented at Hickory Community Theatre’s Jeffers Theater from August 26th to September 10th. Tickets for the production are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hickorytheatre.org/memphis or by calling 828-328-2283.

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