The BAPS Charities organization will hold its annual walkathon Sun, April 26 beginning at 1:30am at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews NC (Info at bapscharities.org/walk2015charlotte). This year's beneficiaries are Matthews Fee Medical Clinic for the Charlotte Walk. The organization's other charity work includes health fairs, disaster relief, and health lectures. In 2014 over 50 walkathons were held across North America that features over 16,000 walkers.
Ayushyavar Bolu Kahi...
A musical program. As a part of Gudi Padwa program, RTPMM is proud to present Ayushyavar Bolu Kahi - a program of mesmerizing Marathi programs by Salil Kulkarni, Sandip Khare and Shubhankar Kulkarni. For booking go to http://www.rtpmm.org/abk/ You can purchase membership here. http://www.rtpmm.org/membership/
The show is on Friday, April 24 at 6pm at Davis Drive Middle School, Cary, NC.
The prorgram will be presented on:Sun, April 26 at Hickory Ridge High School, 7321 Raging Ridge Road, Harrisburg, NC. Program Time: 3:00pm to 6:00pm Registration: 2:15pm Schedule: 2:15pm to 2:55pm – Meet & Greet 3:00pm to 4:30pm – Program (Kids Allowed) 4:30pm to 5:00pm – Interval 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Program Babysitting will be provided during entire program (for kids ages 3 to 10).
Veteran Bollywood singer Anuradha Paudwal will sing hit songs and bhajans on Friday, May 8 (8:15pm) at the Vihar Hall of Hindu Center in Charlotte. Tickets begin at $35 and include dinner. The food will be served starting at 6pm - 7:45pm). For more details call 704-488-8145 or 704-524-4191.
The Hindu Center of Charlotte organizes an annual Art Exhibition to encourage local Indian artists. Visit the exhibition for an artful afternoon in the spacious venue of Vihar Hall. Stroll from one artist's wall to another, snack on some finger foods while you contemplate a particular piece, meet the artists and fellow art admirers, or buy something for that blank wall at home. There will be a kids' corner to create their own art and get tips from the professionals. The event is on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from noon to 4pm at the Hindu Center, 7400 City View Dr., Charlotte. There is no entry charge. For further details contact Santvana at 704.620.4503 (Santvanajain@gmail.com and Chidaabha@richa.com).
The Columbia International Festival will host its 20th annual Festival at The State Fairgrounds on April 18-19. The 20th anniversary of the Columbia International Festival is home to over 60 national exhibitor booths, fashion shows, cultural performers and numerous food vendors that will be cooking authentic, ethnic food. With the support of the Columbia community, the CIF has become the largest and only international celebration in the state of South Carolina, averaging about 10,000 people in annual attendance. “Here you have the opportunity to visit about 60 national exhibits, sample cuisine from around the world, buy imported gifts and souvenirs in our International Bazaar, and much, much more. The colorful Parade of Nations will display the flags of about 100 countries. This is a wonderful way to travel around the world without ever leaving South Carolina,” says Raj Aluri, festival director. Nearly 500,000 foreign-born residents represent the international community in the state of South Carolina. These residents also represent every nation in the world. In the Midlands alone, 75 languages are spoken and majority-owned foreign-affiliated companies employ more than 104,300 South Carolinians. Festival hours are 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday, April 18, and 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, Sunday, April 19. Admission is $7 per adult and free for children ages 12 & under. For more information on the Columbia International Festival, visit: www.cifonline.org
Offering more than 70 events and activities throughout Rock Hill, Come-See-Me is considered the largest, all-volunteer festival in South Carolina and attracted more than 125,000 participants in 2014. Recently named the 2014 South Carolina Event of the Year, the Festival has been ranked in the South's Top 20 Spring Festivals multiple years. Festivities include an international food fair, art exhibits, parade, concerts and more. The event is free and will take place from April 16 - 25 in downtown Rock Hill, SC. For more details call 803-329-7625 or visit www.comeseeme.org
The 13th anniversary of Dances of India, featuring performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich and group, will take place on Sat, Apr 25 beginning at 4pm at the Halton Theater, CPCC Central campus, Charlotte. The event features more than 30 dancers performing 3000 year-old classical Indian dances, folk dances, temple dances and the show's signature dance, "Unity in Diversity," featuring international dance styles set to live, orchestral music. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 for school-age children. For more details call 704-330-6534 or visit tix.cpcc.edu.
Hindi Vikas Mandal presents an evening of Hindi recitals, humorous tales and songs on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Hindu Bhavan Cultural Hall, 309 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC. The dinner will be at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm. Performers include Arun Jaimini, Ved Prakash, and Ritu Goyal. Tickets begin at $10. Dinner is available at a nominal cost. For more information call Saroj Sharma 919-656-5224, Sushma Maheshwari 363-2759, or Sudha Om Dhingra 678-9056.
Heritage India Association of North Carolina presents the annual Heritage India Festival on Sunday, April 19 from 3:30 - 8:30pm at the HSNC Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC. The cultural program includes classical dances, a bollywood dance competitions in all age categories, musical presentations, art competition for children 6-12 age groups, talent recognition, children’s fashion show and more. There will also be a free eye screening camp as well as plenty of food for purchase. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
year MerleFest gathers varied musicians and bands that play traditional
music as well as myriad other forms. The festival serves as an annual
homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes
Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in
memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc
Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique
mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the
Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded
to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The
festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the
course of the four-day event. Doc Watson explained the origins of
MerleFest, "When Merle and I started out we called our music
‘traditional plus’, meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian
region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the
beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music
of MerleFest is ‘traditional plus'”. The annual event has become the
primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding
scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs. MerleFest
2015 takes place from April 23 - 26. This year's performers include
Dwight Yoakam, The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush Band, Steep
Canyon Rangers, Kiran Singh, Donna the Buffalo and many more. For full
details on the fest visit www.merlefest.org.
The Indian Performing Arts Association of Charlotte (IPAAC) presents Hindustani classical and devotional vocalist Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar live in concert on Sunday, April 19 (4pm) at Gandhi Bhavan, Hindu Center, Charlotte. He is from the Mewati Gharana and has been performing for over 25 years. Admission is free for IPAAC members and $35 for adults, $15 for children and college students. For more details visit www.ipaac.org
Join for the 4th annual Purple Cloth 5K on May 2nd, 2015 in Cary's beautiful Bond Park. This 5K is organized by Genesis UMC and supports Dorcas Ministries, a local non-profit organization which has been helping families in crisis for 47 years. There will be a bounce house, face painting, music, post-race food, loads of raffle prizes, age group awards, and a prize to the person who has on the best purple outfit! Register online at www.sportoften.com More information can be found at www.purplecloth5k.com
For more information about this event contact: Mo Percy 919-412-6400
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte closes out the North Carolina Science Festival with a public science extravaganza hosted by science and technology faculty, staff and students and also including participation from various community partners. The Expo will feature over 100 activities for the science-curious of all ages, including hands-on educational presentations and fascinating displays -- engineering demonstrations, computer and software explorations, all kinds of cool robots in action, lab tours in the life sciences, STEM education activities, environmental science, rockets, high altitude balloons, the nearby UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens in full bloom and more. The expo is on Sun, April 26 (noon-4 pm) on the campus at the Student Union Plaza. For more details, visit www.ncsciencefestival.uncc.edu
The Classical Music Association of Charlotte (CMAC) sponsors many classical concerts during the year in Charlotte. Membership forms are available at concerts. An upcoming concert performance: Sun, April 19: Vocal concert by OS Thiagarajan and party. For more details on the venue, timing and ticket prices call 704.442.1186 (Jayashree Panduranga), 704.814.9355 (Lakshmi Muthukrishnan), or write to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or visit www.onlinecmac.com.
Join the fundraising charity walk for Kiran, an organization working to help victims of domestic violence within the South Asian communities of the Carolinas. The walk is on Sunday, April 19, 2015 with registration from 9-10 am. The location is Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC and the registration is at the Kiwanis Shelter. Water and snacks will be provided by the organizers. For all questions and information call 919-839-6203 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.