Iâ€™m going to be honest. I kind of donâ€™t want to announce a certain, very exciting, upcoming event. I fear if lots of people know about it, they will all attend, and Iâ€™ll have to sit at the back, or even worse, be turned away at the door.
But I try to be a good person, a decent person, a person who shares with others, so hereâ€™s the news: Alice Walker, literary legend, is coming to Hickory.
Yes, that Alice Walker. The author of â€œThe Color Purple.â€ The woman who coined the word â€œwomanist.â€ The poet, novelist and living icon is coming to town.
She will be speaking at Lenior Rhyne College at 8 p.m. If youâ€™re square, be there. If youâ€™re not, then the following events are also happening within the week:
Â· A classic, custom, car and truck show will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Piedmont Company Shopping Center in Lincolnton. There is no entry fee. For more information call Doris Wilson at (704) 732-2715 or Auctioneer Caroline Brown at (980) 241-0901.
Â· On Thursday a Mike Lightinâ€™ Wells traditional southeastern coastal blues will be featured at the Gaston County Library. Itâ€™s free and appropriate for adults and school age children. For more information call (704) 868-2164.
by Sarah Grano