Whitewater river jam

The first River Jam concert of the year is Thursday, May 2.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center kicks off its 2019 River Jam series Thursday, May 2, with a concert by Austin Plaine, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

The Trongone Band, rockers from Richmond, are the headlines Friday, May 3, followed the next day by blues-rock-pop band Preachervan.

The 7 p.m. River Jam concerts run every Thursday through Saturday, through September.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is at 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. in Charlotte

Parking is $5, and admission is free. For information, visit usnwc.org.

Local student named Morehead-Cain Scholar

Mountain Island Charter School senior Jacob Richard Hawkins is one of 75 U.S. and international students named as Morehead-Cain Scholars for the Class of 2023 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hawkins is Mountain Island’s student body president, and was captain of the varsity football and golf teams. He also is a petty officer 2nd class and master-at-arms of his division for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Hawkins is co-founder and co-vice president of the Best Buddies chapter at his school, a task manager for the National Honor Society and a group leader in his church’s Summer Opportunities to Advanced Reading program.

He is interested in studying business administration and mathematics.

Hawkins is the son of Kenneth and Lisa Hawkins of Huntersville.

The Morehead-Cain Scholarship covers all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at UNC-Chapel Hill.

‘Bring It On’ musical comes to Hopewell

The Hopewell Headliners and the award-winning theatrical department at Hopewell High School will present their spring musical May 9-11 at the school, 11530 Beatties Ford Road on the western side of Huntersville.

The school’s production of “Bring It On, The Musical” will be presented in the theater on the Hopewell campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. For more details and production information, contact Lillian Allemond, director and theatre program instructor, at lillivanv.allemond@cms.k12.nc.us.

Hopewell’s spring presentation will include music, singing and a few cheer stunts. “Bring It On: The Musical,” which played on Broadway and toured throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, is loosely based on the 2000 film written by Jessica Bendinger with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Tom Kitt.

It’s gardening season at Latta Plantation

The Historic Latta Plantation Community Garden will open May 31 for gardeners looking to test their green thumbs.

Participants can rent a plot and grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. The garden is accessible 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

For details, visit lattaplantation.org.

Historic Latta Plantation is at 5225 Sample Road in Huntersville.

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