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Greetin’s and salutations me hearties!
Plan t’ join us in t’ Library on Friday, September 19, as we celebrate
Several activities have been planned, including:
Professor Tony Ketron will be speakin’ about modern day pirates in t’ Library at 10:30 in t’ East Readin’ Area on t’ 5th floor (just past t’ Administrative Offices, beyond 525).
He be currently writin’ a book about Somali pirates.
Coffee will be served and we’ll have some comfortable seatin’ available for you.
Want t’ know what your true pirate name is?
We’ll have name generators available t’ quench your curiosity about such thin’s. And you can try on several t’ find which one suits you best.
And if words be more t’ your likin’, Pirate Poetry will be available . . .
How about throwin’ in t’ win a study room durin’ mid-terms or finals and gain a little knowledge along t’ way? Follow our treasure map t’ t’ booty and be entered into a drawin’ t’ win.
Details will be available at t’ Circulation Desk.
And of course you can don your finest pirate apparel if you like!
See you Friday in the Library!
Fair winds and following seas!
~ Mad Jenny Flint ~
Don’t sweat it; the Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation department has you covered. The Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte will host the Bearden Birthday Bash over the Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29th – Sunday, August 31st, at the Park which is located at 300 S. Church Street.
The festival is in celebration of the park’s namesake, Romare Bearden’s birthday and to commemorate the park’s one year anniversary. There will be live bands Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and Saturday afternoon Radio Disney will be at the park to host children’s activities.
Make sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets and feel free to bring food and drinks (no glass) for a fun family picnic.
For more questions or for a schedule of the weekend events check here.
If you are unable to attend the Bearden Birthday bash but would still like to check out this awesome park check out one of the events below.
Party in the Park Series: This is a series of weekly performances featuring fun and energetic bands each Wednesday from 5:30-9 pm with live music starting at 6 pm. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, food and beverage will be available for purchase. Please no glass containers.
- September 3 Too Much Sylvia
- September 10 The Swingin’ Medallions
- September 17 Gal Friday
- September 24 The Dickens
Music Box Lunch Series: These are small informal musical presentations featuring local and regional talent performing, noon – 1:30 pm.
- August 29 Tim Gordon
- September 2 Neal Davenport
- September 5 5 on Sundays duo
- September 9 Gabriel Bello
- September 12 Shane Tracy
- September 16 Roy Daye
- September 23 Carrie Marshall
Bearden Music Series: Come out each month to enjoy your Saturday in the park with evenings of Cajun, Beach Music and more! Bring your lawn chair and picnic blankets to relax or dance the night away with some of the region’s most popular musicians. Outside food and pets are welcomed, please no alcohol or glass containers. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
September 20 – Cajun
- Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos
- Bayou Diesel
- Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
The 2014 fitness program provides high quality, full-service fitness programming, scheduling and support at Romare Bearden Park on a weekly basis. Programs include Yoga, Zumba and Boot Camp sessions. View the schedule. Classes are FREE until further notice. To register, click here and create an account.