5 Things to do this weekend
1. Full Bloom Home and Garden Show
2. Community Nature Walk
3. Community Easter Egg Hunt
4. Spring Festival
5. “When in Our Music”
Full Bloom Home and Garden Show
This second annual event will feature vendors, live gardens, music, speakers, demonstrations and more.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday.
WHERE: Career Academy & Technical School, 350 Old Murdock Road, Troutman.
WHAT’S THE DEAL: Free admission. Guest speakers include Horticulture Extension Agent Matt Lenhardt, master gardener Chris Cook, and Carmen Huffman of Carmen’s Greenhouses. Food trucks will be on-site. Visit www.statesvillechamber.org for more details.
Community Nature Walk
Get some exercise and clear your mind with a hike in the great outdoors.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Lake Norman State Park, 759 State Park Road, Troutman.
WHAT’S THE DEAL: Free and open to all. Hike will take place along the Lake Shore Trail. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, snacks and other essentials. A brief stretch, meditation and light lunch will follow the hike.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your baskets to hunt for hundreds of prize-filled eggs.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
WHERE: Troutman ESC Park, 338 North Ave.
WHAT’S THE DEAL: Open to children of all ages. There will be two hunts: one for young children and one for older children. The Easter bunny will be on-site and there will be prizes, treats, ice cream, inflatables and more. For more information, contact 704-528-7600 or email@example.com.
Celebrate spring’s arrival with food, fun, and fellowship.
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: New Hope Community Center, 353 Taylor Springs Road, Union Grove.
WHAT’S THE DEAL: Free and open to the community. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, cake walk, bingo, silent auction, and more. For more information, call 704-902-3009.
“When in Our Music”
MCC students, alumni, faculty/staff and community members will perform in memory of the Rev. James “Dan” Pardue.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Shearer Hall at Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad St., Statesville.
WHAT’S THE DEAL: Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased mitchellcc.edu/our-music or by calling 704-878-4321. Proceeds will benefit the Dan and Jane Pardue Friends of the Arts Endowment.
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