AMG Duo of the Year, Wednesdays on the Patio with the Chuck Johnson Duo
Come celebrate Little Easter and the return of Spring at Raffaldini Vineyards with a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the cheese! The tradition of La Ruzzola dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads, but is now played with each Pasquetta in select Italian villages. Enjoy a picnic by purchasing and pairing cheeses with a local artisan baked breads. A cheese rolling will be held at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.526.1078 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Freehttp://www.raffaldini.com
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte (RMH of Charlotte) through its Third Annual ‘Pint for a Night’ campaign. For each blood donation from now through April 30, 2014, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ web site www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Union County. nonehttp://www.cbcc.us
When we read, we learn new things. And when we read together, we learn things not just about the book, but also about the people with whom we are reading. 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury has been chosen as Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s One Book community read with events planned for April 13-19, 2014, to coincide with National Library Week. The Library encourages adults and teens throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community to read the same book and to come out to readings, book discussions, film showings, and other programs that bring the book’s themes to life. FREE
BLT Steak’s brunch fare will be highlighted by two sure-to-please limited-time offerings. If you’re craving a hearty start to your day, select the goat cheese frittata filled with a plentiful mix of asparagus, Italian sausage and Portobello mushrooms ($15). For pint-sized diners (or the child at heart), Chef Ben’s kid-tested, everyone-approved fluffy chocolate chip pancakes smothered in fresh strawberry preserves and maple syrup are the perfect choice ($10). Each entrée can be perfectly accompanied by one of our many sides, including home fries, grits, onion rings and creamed spinach with nutmeg.
Come join us for a very special luncheon to celebrate our first 10 years. We'll be honoring some of our very special volunteers, donors and partners as well as sharing photos and memories of the past while giving you a peek into our future! $35
Featuring Element models, local artists and local health/wellness/eco-friendly vendors. Free admission, but $15 gets you a choice of one beer on tap and samples of healthy, organic food from Revolution Ale House. $30 gets you dinner and beer of your choice. For more information or to purchase tickets, search "Element: An Earth Day Event" at www.eventbrite.com.
The annual event, presented by Sustain Charlotte, will feature keynote speaker Alicia Roskind (founder and owner of Okra Charlotte) and master of ceremonies Ashley Batey (WBTV meteorologist), as well as other special guests and organizations. Each ticket includes light appetizers and two drinks from the bar. For more information, visit www.sustaincharlotte.org. $55 and up
Can soccer be used as a tool to prevent violence for at-risk children and young adults? The documentary Without a Fight poses that question as it follows a soccer league in Kibera, a slum-ridden section of Nairobi. Interestingly enough, the league has Carolina ties and is affiliated with Carolina for Kibera, an organization that “exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty.” The film sheds light on the group’s ongoing efforts and the plight of those living in the harsh landscape of Kibera. A Q&A session following the film will feature CFK executive director, Hillary Omala. To RSVP, search “Without a Fight Screening — Charlotte” on www.eventbrite.com. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
Enjoy a sunset paddle on the Catawba River followed by a fireside dinner with craft beer tastings on Hawk Island. Breweries change each week and include Birdsong Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Company, Lonerider Brewery and more. To view the schedule and purchase tickets, visit http://usnwc.org/microbrews-cruise-2014-schedule/
Central Piedmont Group of Sierra Club presents Marc Delucca and Jim Windle who kayaked around the state of Florida. Marc and Jim covered over 1500 miles, visited various National Parks and seashores, and experienced wildlife encounters. The event is free, open to the public and you do not have to be a member of Sierra Club to attend. Pizza is served at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00. Freehttp://charlottesierraclub.org