Jun 052009

Down Homes Stories with Humpy Wheeler

Friday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.
Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.

Legendary NASCAR promoter Humpy Wheeler shares stories as part of a Charlotte Folk Society Gathering. Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett will lead a conversation with H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, as he discusses growing up Southern and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the history of NASCAR. Following the program, guests will enjoy a refreshment break, song circle and open jam sessions. Presented by the Charlotte Folk Society and co-sponsored by Levine Museum. Free to attend; donations appreciated. For more info visit www.folksociety.org or call 704.333.1887 ext. 228

Glimpses into Southern Pasts

Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m.
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St.

Enjoy an afternoon of readings by three children’s authors. Featuring a new Civil War mystery by Charlotte’s Mark de Castrique; a story of a champion speller in a Carolina textile town by Karon Luddy; and mountain Jack tales from Caldecott-medal winner Gail E. Haley. Sponsored by the Children’s Literature Association, holding its national conference in Charlotte this June.

The reading is free. For info on the conference, contact Professor Mark West, UNC Charlotte miwest@uncc.edu 704.687.4229.

Changing Times…Changing Minds: Faith in Charlotte

Wednesday, June 17, 6 p.m.
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St.

A conversation and cocktail reception presented by Levine Museum and UNC Charlotte as part of their year-long Changing Places exhibit community conversation series. This month community leaders and university experts explore the topic: “Keeping the Faith: The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Charlotte.”
Admission is free. The program begins at 6pm, followed by a light reception. Come early and see the Changing Places exhibit. To register visit: video.uncc.edu/conversations. The “Changing Times…Changing Minds” series is sponsored by Charlotte magazine.

Culture and Cookies: 3 Cultures, 1 Plate

Sunday, June 21, 2 p.m.
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St

A free, fun way to spend the afternoon with your family! Levine Museum invites you to discover the mixture of traditions and cultures often cooked into a single American meal. We’ll cook and discuss various foods and explore their origin and how they came to be commonly combined to create an American dinner. Free to attend, includes light refreshments.

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