RALEIGH — Arts Day 2011, sponsored by Arts North Carolina, will be held at 9 a.m. on April 12 at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
Nneena Freelon, a world-renowned jazz singer, composer, producer, arranger and six-time Grammy nominee, will be honored. The event is the annual legislative and professional development event that brings hundreds of people from across North Carolina to speak with their legislators about the role art plays in their lives.
A schedule of events can be found at www.artsnc.org. For information, call (919) 834-1411.
LUMBERTON — The Alive After 5 concert series schedule has been set for this summer.
Performers will include the Rick Strickland Band on June 2; the Carolina Breakers on June 9; the Black Water Rhythm & Blues Band on June 16; Craig Woolard on June 23; and the Band of Oz on June 30.
The shows will last from 6:30 to 9:30 each night on the corner of Third and Water streets in Lumberton.
FAIRMONT — Fit, Family, Fun Day will be held at from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 7 at Fairmont Community Park.
There will be Zumba instruction, yoga/tai chi classes, healthy food demonstrations, medical personnel to offer advice and answer questions, diet tips. There will be a 5K run/walk at 11 a.m.
For information, call Mayor Charles Kemp at (910) 628-9766, Ext. 15.
RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Arts Council will hold its annual Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 16 on East Third Avenue between Main and Cross streets.
There will be pony rides, a “Moon Walk,” wooden train rides, street entertainers, a health fair, arts and crafts and food.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual Congressional Art Competition deadline is April 29.
The contest is open to high school students. Original works must be sent to Congressman Mike McIntyre’s Bolivia, Lumberton, Fayetteville or Wilmington district offices by the deadline.
The winning entry will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C. The winning student will also receive round trip airline tickets to see their artwork on display. Second place entries will be displayed in Congressman McIntyre’’s Washington office, and the third place entry will be displayed in Congressman McIntyre’s district office closest to their home.
For information, call Kara Hollingsworth at (910) 316-6552.