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February 2016

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Join Us For The Currituck Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Business Expo, Home Show & Job Fair March 5th 2016 marks the 15th Annual Currituck Business Expo, Home Show & Job Fair. This year’s show promises to be the most exciting yet! The Expo is free and open to the public. This annual event is held by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce & the Homebuilder Association of Northeastern North Carolina. “The job fair has been a great success the past couple of years for job seekers and employers alike,” said Josh Bass, President of The Currituck Chamber of Commerce We will be hosting a lego building contest for the children attending with their families. The Lego building contest has been so much fun for families, we have decided to hold it again this year. This brings a family fun element to the expo. There will be plenty of door prizes, a silent auction, live radio remote with Max Radio and something for everyone. “This is a great community event where you can learn about all of the terrific products and services Currituck and the surrounding area have to offer and even win prizes too!” said Bass. So come out and join us Saturday, March 5th from 10-3 at Currituck High School, Barco NC to learn all about your local What do you do with a worn out, beat up, battered, mistreated, forgotten, plain cedar chest? Well, here is what we do here at Tina Clancy’s Art and Antique Connection…we combine “Art” with “Vintage”. This chest was sanded down and a light pickle wash was applied. A Cedar frame is being built and legs will be added. New hardware will dress her up. I will be wood burning a design to finish her off and she will be ready for a new forever home. Much Love in these Re-designs. 116 N. Poindexter St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909. 252-339-3868 Warm up Winter with Elizabeth City’s “Inside Outings” Enter the warm world of American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany by seeing the Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation exhibit at the Museum of the Albemarle. On display are rare items such as a circa 1910 lamp with an oriental poppy shade and a Cypriot glass base; Favrile glass works including lamp sprays from the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla; and an urn-shaped vase that was displayed at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific World’s Fair. Admission is free. Check for details at There’s nothing like a little gallery hopping to revive your soul, and Elizabeth City has delightful downtown studios and eclectic shops to consider. At Tina Clancy’s Art and Antique Connection (116 N. Poindexter Street) there are over 100 artists on display, along with vintage, antique and repurposed home décor finds. Serenity Studio Arts (601 Main Street) is a great place to go for kids’ and adults’ art classes, plus a whimsical selection of paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry for sale by local artists. At The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, see who’s exhibiting in the changing Jaquelin Jenkins gallery, featuring work by well-known regional artists, and browse the retail galleries where you can purchase your own original piece of art. Gaze at the winter sky by reserving seats for one of the star and laser presentations at the Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University. Housed in a 30-foot hemispherical dome with comfortable seating, the planetarium’s star theater features a Spitz 512 star projector that can depict the sky as seen from anywhere on earth. All of the scheduled programs are free and open to the public by reservation. Groups of 20 or more may schedule their own show, and those with less than 20 may join a group that is already scheduled. Call for info at (252) 335-3SKY. See a heart-warming Broadway musical when the College of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center opens “Oliver!” Feb. 25. This musical adaptation of the novel “Oliver Twist,” by Charles Dickens, the play continues with dates through March 6. View the schedule at Make it “dinner and a show” by dining beforehand at one of Elizabeth City’s terrific independently-owned restaurants. You’ll find everything from American, Continental and ethnic cuisines to steaks, seafood platters and Sushi! View the online restaurant guide at businesses and community groups. If you have questions or comments concerning the Currituck Chamber please contact us by email at or call us at 252-453-9497 28 Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016

By: Peter Thomson Be part of the jury at the Trial of the Century…. the 19th century. On March 3,4 and 5th, one weekend only, Encore Theater proudly presents “ Time Trial” a play based on the famous murder trial of George Washington Carawan, November 1853 at Washington North Carolina. The accused, a famous preacher, the victim, the schoolteacher of the “Singing Geography School”. As an audience member, you are part the jury and will have to decide whether to convict or acquit. When the victim, Clement H. Lassiter disappeared, suspicion naturally fell on Preacher Carawan because of an ongoing argument they had.. Three days later, the body was discovered buried in a peat bog and Carawan fled, only to return to face trial 6 months later. Only two men could tie the preacher to the scene, one was his grand-nephew who told different stories to different people; the other could not testify because slaves were not allowed to testify in court. Playwright/director Peter Thomson researched the play from the original notes of the lawyers. He says, “It was the true story that fascinated me. My job was to translate it so that present day audiences could help find the truth. This is not just a murder trial but a social document that we can all understand: a powerful man is accused and the jury must see whether there is enough to convict, beyond a reasonable doubt.” Cast members include entertainers Dickie Sanders, Barrett Kidd and Chuck Hodges, along with Sue Thomson, Lisa Ewers, Robyn Eure, Colson Danniker, Al DiGarbino, Dean Schaan and Chip Broadfoot. Performances are March 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 PM with a 2PM Matinee on March 5 at the Maguire Theater in Arts of the Albemarle, Main St. Elizabeth City. Phone (252) 338-6455 for tickets and information. Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016 29