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Charlotte Shopping Tour

Sat., April 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Join us for an unique and fun day of shopping the local boutiques of Charlotte. This year we will be taking the bus tour to the following boutiques: Avalilly's, Bebe Gallini's, Fifi's of Lake Norman, Gigi's, J.T. Posh, Sweet Repeats, and The Boulevard at Southend. You will not only receive a swag bag but will also receive a discount for your purchases at each boutique. Lunch will be provided along the tour. Charlotte Pick-up at The Boulevard at Southend: 1440 South Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28203 Lake Norman Pick-up address at Bebe Gallini's: 19725 Oak St. Cornelius, NC 28031 $30.00

http://www.facebook.com/charlotteshoppingtour
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Local Charlotte Area Boutiques (map)
1440 South Tryon/19725 Oak Street
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-490-2397
Charlotte Shopping Tour

Rhythm & Run 5K

Sat., April 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 704-934-2320
info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org
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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will have its 4th Annual Rhythm & Run 5K in Kannapolis, NC on April 18, 2015. Rhythm & Run is a 5K road race that will bring the beat to your feet and music to your ears. This year's event features cash prizes for top finishers, awards, prize drawings, live music, and a half mile fun run for the kids! Registration is now open. Walkers and beginners welcome. All proceeds from Rhythm & Run go to the NCMHOF Museum to continue our preservation of North Carolina's great musical heritage. Early Registration $20 – (until February 28) Registration $25 (March 1 – April 17) Race Day Registration $30 (April 18)

http://5k.northcarolinamusichalloffame.org/
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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (map)
109 West A Street
General Charlotte Area
phone 7049342320
info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org
Rhythm & Run 5K

The Disappearing Frogs Project | Green Heaven Royal Spa & Resort Puppet Show

Sat., April 18, 2 p.m. and Wed., April 22, 1:30 p.m.
phone 803-328-2787
arts@yorkcountyarts.org

The Green Heaven Spa & Resort Puppet Show presents an inspiring and entertaining tale about a gathering at a frog spa nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also, don't miss Fun Frog Facts with Dr. Steve Fields of the Culture & Heritage Museums right after the puppet show. Dr. Fields is curator of natural history for the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, where he has worked since 1986. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Biology Department at Winthrop University, where he has served as an instructor since 1997. April 18 - $5; April 22 - Free

http://www.yorkcountyarts.org
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Community Performance Center, Rock Hill (map)
249 E. Main St.
Rock Hill
phone 803-328-2787
The Disappearing Frogs Project | Green Heaven Royal Spa & Resort Puppet Show

Grooving at the Grove f. Don Kordzai

Sat., April 18, 2-3 p.m.
phone 704-416-4400
mplummer@cmlibrary.org
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Join us to celebrate National Library Month with a live performance by Don Kordzai. He will be playing Roots Reggae music in the library's community room. This event will feature a display on the history of reggae music. free

Spring Plant Sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Through April 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 704-687-0721
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Plant lovers and gardeners of all stripes will enjoy choosing from our wide selection of native plants and exotic botanicals --wildflowers, trees and shrubs, perennials, carnivorous plants, tropicals, and indoor plants, at our largest sale of the year. If you are looking for native plants, take advantage of our exceptional selection. This is a great opportunity to ask lots of questions of our knowledgeable staff too! Parking available near the McMillan Greenhouse (attendants will be on hand to direct). (Member's- only preview sale on April 16th from 12pm-4pm).

http://gardens.uncc.edu
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens (map)
9090 Craver Road
University
phone 704-687-0721
Spring Plant Sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

The Speech Garden Walk2Talk

Sun., April 19, 2-5 p.m.
tiffanyseigler@speechgarden.org

The Speech Garden Institute is hosting its first annual Walk2Talk event at Independence Park on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 2-5pm. Walk2Talk is a family friendly event where children pre-register for a short walk around a marked path and afterwards, play in the fun-filled KidZone! Registration, sponsorship and donation information can be found at www.speechgarden.org/walk2talk. The Speech Garden Institute is a non-profit organization that helps children learn communication skills through fun, innovative, and educational classroom based speech language therapy. Funds raised from Walk2Talk will be used to expand our Sensory and Communication Preschool, TSGI Summer Camp and expand our outreach. Child Registration (age 12 and under): $12

http://speechgarden.org/walk2talk
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Independence Park (map)
300 Hawthorne Lane
Elizabeth The Speech Garden Walk2Talk

Yellow Brick Road

Sun., April 19, 2-5 p.m.
phone 704-999-6001
JShort@charlottefamilyhousing.org
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Yellow Brick Road is a family-friendly walk to support the work of Charlotte Family Housing, a shelter-to-housing program for working, homeless families. Participants walk a 2.5 mile route in the beautiful Plaza Midwood neighborhood that begins and ends at our Plaza Place Shelter. Register today as we walk with families who truly understand, “There’s no place like home.” Registration: 2:00-2:30 Program: 2:30-2:45 Walk: 2:45 – 3:45 Celebration: 3:45 -5:00 Free

http://www.cfhyellowbrickroad.org
Plaza Place (map)
2410 The Plaza
East Charlotte Yellow Brick Road

New Moon African Drum Circle

Sun., April 19, 3-4:30 p.m.
phone 704.333.2426
nwinfrey@latibahmuseum.org
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Experience the incredible energy of the drum circle during the cycle of the new moon, a symbolic time for new beginnings. Join Us and Share in this beautiful African Community tradition of the Drum Circle! Donation - $5

LATIBAH Collard Green Museum (map)
720 Tuckaseegee Road
Westside
phone 704-333-2426
aliciamichelebenjamin@gmail.com
New Moon African Drum Circle

LATIBAH Alive - "Rediscovering African Spirituality"

Sun., April 19, 7-9 p.m.
phone 704.333.2426
nwinfrey@latibahmuseum.org
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LATIBAH Cultural Health + Wellness continues its journey with a theatrical presentation on the African American Religion and Spirituality. Share in this evolutional journey as the elders speak to us, their children, of the history of African and African American Spirituality. Come, Join Us Friday, April 24th at 7pm as we continue this enlightening exploration to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits by learning of our true history and thus restoring our cultural wellness. General Admission:$5 & LATIBAH Members: Free

http://www.LATIBAHMuseum.org/programs
LATIBAH Collard Green Museum (map)
720 Tuckaseegee Road
Westside
phone 704-333-2426
aliciamichelebenjamin@gmail.com
LATIBAH Alive - "Rediscovering African Spirituality"

LATIBAH Cultural Science - "Jewelry Making

Sat., April 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 704.333.2426
nwinfrey@latibahmuseum.org
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LATIBAH Cultural Science showcases sciences of Africa's antiquity personified in today's professions. Peering into the history of Africa's refined skills, such as its story-telling art and majestic structures, we come to understand their connection to our modern-day sciences, like that of animation and architecture . It is LATIBAH's goal in this project to inspire our youth to realize their unlimited possibilities. Youth - Free! & General Admission: $5

http://www.LATIBAHMuseum.org/programs
LATIBAH Collard Green Museum (map)
720 Tuckaseegee Road
Westside
phone 704-333-2426
aliciamichelebenjamin@gmail.com
LATIBAH Cultural Science - "Jewelry Making

Jump into spring with Charlotte Premium Outlets at Spring Family Event

Sat., April 25, 2-4 p.m.

Charlotte Premium Outlets, Charlotte’s upscale Premium Outlet Center, invites shoppers to its Spring Family Event on Saturday, April 25! Shoppers will enjoy family friendly activities including music with Mr. Nigel, balloon twisting, face painting, prizes and more! This budding occasion will take full bloom from 2-4 p.m. in front of Market Hall. Jump into spring with Charlotte Premium Outlets on this fun-filled afternoon! Free

http://premiumoutlets.com/charlotte
Charlotte Premium Outlets (map)
5404 New Fashion Way
Westside Jump into spring with Charlotte Premium Outlets at Spring Family Event

Stories Under the Stars- Lona Bartlett

Sat., April 25, 7 p.m.
parks@kannapolisnc.gov

Join us for this unique literary performing arts event. Programs are geared toward families with children of all ages. Free

http://www.kannapolisnc.gov/
Kannapolis Branch Library (map)
850 Mountain Street
Concord/Kannapolis
phone 704-920-4343
btolle@cityofkannapolis.com

Food Truck Family Jam

Sat., May 2, 5-8 p.m.
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Food Truck Family Jam Returns to Providence UMC The community is invited to bring a lawn chair and join Providence United Methodist Church and some of the city’s best food trucks as the second season of their Food Truck Family Jam begins. Enjoy great food, a children’s bounce park, and live music. The event takes place Saturday, May 2, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Providence UMC campus, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC. Parking and the children’s area are free; food prices vary by truck. All are welcome! For details, visit www.ProvidenceUMC.org.

http://providenceumc.org/calendar?mode=day&day=1430604000
Providence Methodist Church (map)
2810 Providence Road
SouthPark
phone 704-366-2823
Food Truck Family Jam

Movies in the Park- Cars (PG)

Fri., May 8, 8:30 p.m.
parks@kannapolisnc.gov

Join us for Movies in the Park. Most nights begin at 7:30 p.m. with music and entertainment before the movies. Movies start at Dusk. Free

http://www.kannapolisnc.gov/
North Carolina Research Campus (map)
150 North Research Campus Drive
Concord/Kannapolis
phone 704-920-4343
parks@kannapolisnc.gov

Mint Hill Madness

Fri., May 22, 4-11 p.m., Sat., May 23, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., May 24, 12-6 p.m.
phone 704-545-2335
info@madness.minthill.com

The 2015 Mint Hill Madness will return Memorial Day Weekend 2015. Mint Hill Madness is a festival to celebrate the founding of the Town. Mint Hill Madness has something for everyone in the family; delicious food; great music ranging from country to rock; a fantastic family carnival; an arts/crafts fair; an all-American parade; and of course, a spectacular firework show. Mint Hill Events Inc. has been working hard to plan another great event. So…ready, set….LET THE MADNESS BEGIN! FREE

http://minthillmadnessfestival.org
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