Dave Cable, Executive Director of TreesCharlotte, and Patrick George, Chair of The Queen's Crown discuss the state of Charlotte's trees. The meeting begins with pizza at 6:30, is free, open to the public and you do not have to be a member of Sierra Club to attend.. Free
We are proud to present the 2013 Charlotte Run for Peace at Home hosted at McAlpine Creek Greenway on May 25, 2013. For nearly 20 years, our goal has been to raise awareness and funds to benefit domestic violence programs in our community. $30.00
Gates open at noon, music starts at 1:30. FREE CAMPING/FAMILY FRIENDLY This is a celebration of our local beer, wine, food, and farms all enhanced by superb music!! There is so much North Carolina has to offer in regards to our beers, wineries, sustainable farms, the restaurants that buy from our farms and of course the great music that helps that NC beer, wine and food go down so well! This festival is to not only showcase that, but to bring awareness to what it is we have here!! $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT GATE
Little food lovers will get creative with cuisine as Super Duper Lil Chefs makes its annual appearance at SouthPark! Families can stir up some tasty fun with a variety of exciting activities, including food-related arts and crafts projects, prize giveaways and a local food drive. Free for members; $5 for non-members
Love all things 80s? Tired of the same ol' club scene? Come see some of the best belly dancers in the Southeast in a whole new way! We've got more than 50 performers dancing to your 80s favorites - from Motley Crue to Michael Jackson to Depeche Mode. So come be part of the show! Dig out your best 80s garb, bring your friends, and support live, local entertainment! Want more info? Find us on Facebook at We Will Raq You III (80s edition) This show sold out the last two years, so get your tickets NOW! $7.00
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a challenging five- or eight-mile race through the USNWC trail system. The races will be followed by a Memorial Day celebration that includes entertainment, food, drink, fireworks and live music.
The festival kicks off with five and eight mile long trail races. There will also be live music by Marc Broussard, Bonerama and Jesse Dee, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The shenanigans finish off with a fireworks show. Free admission ($5 parking)
Join us in celebrating the Memorial Day weekend with a daylong festival on Sunday, May 26th. The festival kicks off with a 5-mile and 8-mile trail races in the morning, food and beverage options throughout the facility, live music all day and finishes the evening with a stunning fireworks display over the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Free and open to the public
Learn how to use LinkedIn effectively in a local business marketplace! Are you a services professional - financial, legal, marketing, technical, creative, etc.? If so, then LinkedIn may be your most important professional networking tool. Use LinkedIn to: Grow Your Network Improve Your Professional Positioning Boost Referrals The class is geared toward the professional serving a local marketplace. We will explore the benefits of using the tool effectively and walk through a hands-on tutorial. You will learn how to: Create and manage your online profile Build and leverage your network Participate and get value from discussions and groups $99
U.S. National Whitewater Center's Micro Brews Cruise series features a guided flatwater kayaking trip across the Catawba River to Hawk Island, where a fireside dinner and beer tasting (a different brewery each week) follows. $55
Approximately 68 million people are living with high blood pressure in the U.S. Most don’t realize they are eligible to donate blood. Help dispel the myths of blood donation. If you are taking blood pressure medications, you may still give life-saving blood. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ web site www.cbcc.us. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location. *Please note the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds. n/a
How has the South embraced modern architecture? That will be the focus of a panel discussion led by the principals of two award-winning architecture firms: Charlotte-based Dialect Design and Raleigh-based in situ studio on Friday, May 31, 6-8pm at Design Within Reach in Charlotte. The discussion, followed by a reception, is free and open to the public. Erin Sterling Lewis and Matthew Griffith, principals of in situ studio and Jahan Nourbakhsh and Toby Witte, principals of Dialect Design, will also speak on where they see modern architecture heading in the South and within their own hometown. Free
Don’t miss the red-carpet worthy, star-studded community celebration at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” Premiere Party is full of kid-friendly activities to celebrate the premiere of this special exhibit. Glitz and glamour await as you explore NASCAR’s legacy in Hollywood from the promotion of blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” to starring roles in smash hits like “Days of Thunder.” Artifacts are ready for their close-ups and include items like the Doc Hudson car from “Cars,” the Wonder Bread car from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and dozens of other artifacts straight from the set. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, and free for kids 12 and under.
N.C. Wildlife Federation's seven-mile paddle across a stretch of the Catawba River raises money for natural resource conservation. All participants and volunteers will receive a T-shirt, lunch and a special wildlife gift. There will also be prizes and giveaways. For more information or to register, visit www.ncwf.org/canoe.