Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pottery 51 Open House This Friday

Cap off your week with a little inspiration and a lot of beautiful pottery.  Come join Pottery 51 for its “Second Friday” open house this Friday, September 13th from 6 to 9 pm.  With over 24 members now, Pottery 51 offers a wide array of clay artistry styles to peruse as you converse with the artists themselves.  And it’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping in Pottery 51’s gallery of clay objects, jewelry and other artwork for sale. 

Refreshments will be served and you can check out Pottery 51’s new back deck, a perfect spot to enjoy your glass of wine and relax on a late summer evening. 

Pottery 51 is located in The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill building in the heart of downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.   

Registration for Fall Music Classes at Spotlight Performing Arts is Still Open

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, Mint Hill’s premier full-scale academy, has something for everyone looking for a music or theatre-based activity this fall.

20% Off Private Music Lessons:  Right now, Spotlight is offering 20% off your first month of private lessons.  Music instruction is available in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, mandolin, brass, woodwind and string instruments.  Coupon available on Spotlight’s website.

Fall Group Classes Start Next Week:  Fall classes for students of all ages begin the week of September 16th.  For preschool age children, there is “Music for Little Mozarts,” “My Time to Shine,” as well as piano lessons.  For older children and teens, Spotlight is offering its “Kids Choir,” “Theatre 101,” “Spotlight’s Show Choir,” “Chorus,” and a production class that will stage “Sleepy Hollow – A Musical Tale” in November.  Classes for adults and seniors are also available.

For more information about private or group music lessons in Mint Hill, visit or call 704-545-7373.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill building in downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.


Try Yoga for Free This Weekend in Mint Hill

The Lofts at 7714 tenant Mint Hill Yoga is celebrating its one-year anniversary by offering free 30 minute yoga classes this Saturday, September 7th.  From 3 to 5 pm, the studio will be open to the public to enjoy a complimentary sampling of yoga and some chai tea.  Mint Hill Yoga instructors Bettie Shea and Keisha Battles will conduct the classes on a first come first serve basis.  They specialize in “yoga for every body.”  So if yoga is something you’ve wanted to try but were too shy, this is a great opportunity to see if it is for you.

Mint Hill Yoga is located in the interior of The Lofts at 7714 at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.  Visitors to this Open House should take the left driveway of the building to the back parking lot and enter at the “Mint Hill Yoga” sign.

Spotlight Performing Arts Opens Its Doors to All This Saturday

Looking for something fun to do in Mint Hill this weekend?  Searching for a new activity for your children or yourself this fall?  Seeking an outlet for your child’s creative and imaginative nature?  Then come to Spotlight Performing Arts Academy this Saturday, September 7th as they celebrate their one year anniversary with a fun-filled Open House.  As Mint Hill’s premier full scale performing arts school, Spotlight offers musical instrument, voice, and theatre classes for students of all ages right in downtown Mint Hill in The Lofts at 7714..

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy Open House Details:

Date:  Saturday, September 7th

Time:  3 pm to 7 pm

Where:  7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road (parking available in the front lot, and additional parking in the back lot)

Activities:  Live Band and Student Performances

Refreshments:  Food and drinks will be served

Door Prizes:  Giveaways throughout the day

This Open House is a great way to see what Spotlight has to offer, to let you child explore their unique studios and even stand on their stage.  For more information, visit




Spotlight Performing Arts to Hold Auditions for Sleepy Hollow, a Musical Tale

Calling all middle school and high school-age aspiring actors in Mint Hill and surrounding areas, Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is holding auditions this week for its fall production – Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale.  Audition times are Thursday, September 5th at 7 pm and Saturday, September 7th at 11 am.

This production is staged as part of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s “Production Class,” which offers students a chance to participate in the production of a musical.  Students may audition for a role in the musical or to work behind the scenes as stage crew members.  There are primary, secondary and chorus roles available.  Rehearsals will be held every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm.  Shows will be November 8th and 9th.

Auditions are on a first come/first serve basis, so contact Spotlight Performing Arts today via phone 704-545-7373 or via email at to reserve your spot.

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy is located within The Lofts at 7714, a retrofitted mill property in the heart of downtown Mint Hill at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Mint Hill Yoga to Stay in The Lofts at 7714 for Another Year

JMMT Partnership, the local family-owned commercial real estate partnership that owns The Lofts at 7714, is pleased to announce that Mint Hill Yoga has renewed its lease for another year.  “As this Mint Hill-based yoga studio celebrates its one year anniversary, we are thrilled that they have chosen to keep their business in The Lofts at 7714,” said Mary Crotty, JMMT Managing Partner.  “They are excellent tenants and stewards of this former mill building.”

Mint Hill Yoga offers “Yoga for Every Body” in the form of Senior Yoga, Neuromoves for ages 6-9, Soft Vinyasa, Subtle Flow, Fusion levels 1 and 2, Slow Flow, Deep Stretch and Friday night workshops.  To view the class schedule, visit

Bettie Shea, the owner and one of the certified instructors of Mint Hill Yoga, has transformed her 250 square foot space into a perfectly tranquil setting for yoga practitioners.  With hardwood floors, deep sky blue walls and a faux cloud ceiling, students can truly shut out the stresses and worries of their lives as they rejuvenate their minds, bodies and spirits through the yoga style of their choice.

Congratulations Bettie and Mint Hill Yoga.  Here’s to your one year anniversary and to many happy returns!