Register for winter art classes
MINT HILL – Mint Hill Arts will offer classes over the winter, ranging from anime to watercolor.
Classes for elementary school kids include Kim DiBiasio’s Masterpiece Moments in which students learn about art through studying the art of the great masters; Mila Antonyuk’s Drawing and Painting courses, one section of which is for homeschooled students; and Jan Schopen’s Magic Pencils, a course also offered to older kids and to adults.
Courses for older kids include a course by Jan Schopen in the Japanese cartoon forms Anime and Manga, and a higher-level Masterpiece Moments class.
Courses for teens and adults include Introduction to Watercolor by Kathryn Jarvis, Drawing and Painting by Mila Antonyuk, Colored Pencil Basics by Jan Schopen, and Digital Photography Fundamentals by Steve Lindenman.
Each session is six weeks. Classes meet for 60 or 90 minutes each week.
Course descriptions, schedules and fees are available at www.minthillarts.org.
Register one week prior to the class online or at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road.
Brightwell comes in second at golf tourney
PINEHURST – Jonathan Brightwell, of Mint Hill, finished in second place with a total of one over par 145 at the 9th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship at Pinewild Country Club.
Brightwell, a freshman at UNC Greensboro, shot the tournament with a four under par 68.
The tournament is open to any amateur golfer ages 18 to 25 as of Dec. 29, who has finished high school, is a legal resident of the Carolinas and has a current USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club.
Green Jeans announces spring sale
MATTHEWS – Green Jeans Consignment announced details for its upcoming six-day shopping event.
The sale takes place March 13 to 18 at the Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane.
The company is registering consigners for the spring sale.
Visit www.greenjeanssale.com for details.
Author releases coming-of-age novel
MATTHEWS – Rosy Crumpton has released her first novel, “All I Left Unsaid: A Latina’s Journey Toward Truth,” published by Warren Publishing.
Based on true events, the coming-of-age novel celebrates Panamanian culture while exploring themes of family, home and the secrets that divide.
Olivia Batista lives an idyllic childhood in Panama on her grandmother’s expansive property. When her mother finds new love with Andrew, the three begin a new life in New York. Olivia faces language barriers, new responsibilities and her new step-father’s family. As she begins to adjust, an incident at home leaves Olivia traumatized and torn between family loyalty and personal dignity. As she reaches adulthood, she must learn how to leave her past behind and follow her heart home.
The book is available at www.warrenpub lishing.net or www.amazon.com.
Visit www.rosycrumpton.com for details.
Providence Day collects shoes at games
CHARLOTTE – Providence Day School will collect new shoes for its annual Samaritan’s Feet promotion Jan. 5 during the varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball games.
The Chargers hope to surpass last year’s collection of more than 300 pairs of shoes with a goal of 500. Collection boxes will be placed in the lobby of the Mosack Athletic Center as you walk through the doors.
The varsity girls will begin play at 6 p.m. and the boys will tip-off at 7:30 p.m.
Since its founding in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have distributed over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in 88 countries and 325 U.S. cities.
Property near school
rezoned for business
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte City Council rezoned undeveloped property next to the outdoor fields at Clear Creek Elementary School as general business.
Roman Garcia owns the 0.86 acres on the north side of Albemarle Road, east of Blair Road.
It used to be zoned for multi-family residential uses, but the properties between it and Albemarle and Blair roads are both for business.
The city council voted Dec. 18 to unify that chunk of property with business zoning.
Charlotte’s East District Plan, which dates back to 1990, recommends retail uses for the property.