The folks at the Lincoln Cultural Center sure are busy this week. To start with, an exhibit called â€œHail to the Chiefâ€ is stopping by from Tuesday to Sunday.
The aptly titled exhibit features real life presidential memorabilia â€“ everything from Rooseveltâ€™s pewter plate to Gerald Fordâ€™s baseball mitt.
It will be open in the Cochrane/Carolina Mills galleries Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
But thatâ€™s not all the Cultural Center has up its sleeve. This weekend it will also host the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition.
The competitionâ€™s mission is to identify and offer assistance to highly talented vocalists and to encourage the theatrical vocal arts.
The audienceâ€™s mission is more along the lines of â€œlistening to people sing pretty.â€
That mission can be accomplished this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Performance Hall of the Cultural Center.
At that time a Winnerâ€™s Concert and gala will take place. It will feature last yearâ€™s winner Samantha Staton.
The semifinals for this yearâ€™s competition will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. and the finals are set for Sunday at 3 p.m.
All the events are free and open to the public. For more information call 704-732-9055.
The following events are also happening within the week:
Â· Adrian Rice, a poet, editor and educator from Northern Ireland, will give a reading on Thursday in the Quiet Room of the Rudisill Library at Lenior-Rhyne College.
The event is part of the visiting writers series and is free and open to the public. For more information call 828-328-7173.
Â· The Greater Shelby Community Theater is presenting a â€œrollicking, energetic, southern-fried musical revueâ€ entitled Pump Boys and Dinettes. The musical celebrates life and love in a small, southern town.
Itâ€™s set more specifically in a country diner/gas station and chronicles a group of fun loving guys who pump gas and two sisters who run the diner.
Performances will be held at the Mildred H. Keeter Auditorium at Cleveland Community College on April 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and on April 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
For more information visit www.GSCT.org.
Â· The Seagrove Area Potteries will present the 12th Annual Spring Kiln Opening 2005. The event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call Julia Morgan at 336-873-7304 or Ann Williams at 336-873-7258.