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Foothills Folk Art Festival

Sat., Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 828-695-4360

Join us for the inaugural Foothills Folk Art Festival on Saturday, October 1, in Downtown Newton, N.C. This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw around 3,000 visitors, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists—whose work will be for sale—as well as artist demos, hands-on kids activities, two stages of live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens and more. The festival—formerly known as the Lake Norman Folk Art Festival—is made possible thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art. Free
Downtown Newton (map)
31 North College Ave.
Outside Charlotte
phone 828-695-4360
Foothills Folk Art Festival

FREE Home Buyer Workshop

Tue., Oct. 4, 5:30-7 p.m.
phone 704-997-3794

Come and learn about the home buying process from Charlotte's top real estate team! We will discuss the HUD home buying process, good neighbor program, mortgage options and much more! Learn how you can buy a bank foreclosure with just $100 down payment! We will answer all of your home buying questions whether you are a first time home buyer or investor! Enjoy refreshments and get approved for a loan right on the spot with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation! FREE
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Showcase Realty (map)
1430 S Mint Street
South End
FREE Home Buyer Workshop

FREE LGBTQ Swing/Shag/Salsa Lessons

Thu., Sept. 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 704-929-8706

OUTSTep FREE LGBTQ Shag/Swing/Salsa Lessons by professional dance instructor Stephan. Register first/last name and phone number to Straight allies welcome. Come alone and we'll have a dance partner for you. FREE
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L4 Lounge (map)
2906 Central Ave
phone 7045672158
FREE LGBTQ Swing/Shag/Salsa Lessons

Friday Night Improv Showcase

Fridays, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 803-792-1608
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Come see your home town improv theater that was nationally recognized as one of the Top 50 Comedy Clubs in America! Friday nights feature different style improv shows, (2 person, all female, etc.). Sat is our award winning mix form show. Both at 8pm, $10 cash at door, 21 and up. Reservations on web site highly recommended. Come laugh till you cry! $10 cash at door
Charlotte Comedy Theater @ Wet Willies (map)
900 Seaboard St, NC Music Factory
phone 803-548-6824
Friday Night Improv Showcase

Geek Gala 2016

Fri., Oct. 21, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat., Oct. 22, 10-2 a.m. and Sun., Oct. 23
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Come join us for the 8th annual Geek Gala, hosted by the Charlotte Geeks. 42 hours of EPIC Geekiness: this year's Gala includes a Muggles Market, Artist Walkway, Film Festival, and Gaming Competitions, building up to the Saturday night Gala event and charity raffle. The 2016 theme is Space Travel. From Star Trek to Star Wars, Lost in Space to Battlestar Galactica- come in costume or come as you are – once you are in the door, everything is free except for the alcohol and charity raffle tickets. For those who are spending the whole weekend with us, our host Pre-Registration before 9/18/2016: $30.00 per person and a free limited edition Gala t-shirt; After 9/18/2016: $35.00 per person (no t-shirt)
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Get Motivated Charlotte

Tue., Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
phone 800-905-7780

Headline Speaker: Les Brown You should attend because you will hear from America's leading industry experts and learn strategies on: Leadership, Sales Training, Negotiation Skills, Communication Skills, FInance, Relationships, Business Skills, Motivation and more. Get Motivated! Seminars is an energetic, entertaining and the most informative business event that you will attend. ONE DAY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER! Free - $99
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The Park Expo & Conference Center (map)
2500 E. Independence Blvd.
East Charlotte
phone 704-333-7709
Get Motivated Charlotte

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Oct. 30
phone 704-588-2600
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Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 30 During the day, Carowinds puts the “Wee!” in Halloween. The Great Pumpkin Fest has family-friendly Halloween attractions for the little ghosts and goblins from 11:00am – 5:00pm including a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and more! It’s kid-sized frights that every age will love and of course, all of your favorite rides. It’s all fun and no fear at Carowinds. Join us for a day packed with Halloween fun on Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 30. Varies
Carowinds (map)
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-588-2600

Green Jeans Sale - Charlotte

Wed., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Don't miss Green Jeans Consignment, the most talked about semi-annual consignment sales for women and teenage girls in Charlotte. Green Jeans shoppers have come to expect a huge selection of new and gently worn brand name, boutique and designer clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity. Fashionistas of all styles and budgets enjoy this hugely popular and well-organized shopping event. As a consignor, you can expect to earn 60-75% back on every sale and receive VIP shopping privileges too! Free public parking and admission. Pre-sale tickets are $12.
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Growing Up Southern

Wed., Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
phone 704-687-0780

Join UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South for Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi, the first of a series of community conversations focused on Growing Up Southern: Many People, Many Ways that challenges the cultural narrative about what it means to grow up and to live in the South. Speaker: Simone Delerme, McMullan Assistant Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. Registration is required. Free
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Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
phone 704-333-1887
Growing Up Southern

Half Off Sale

Last Wednesday of every month, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
phone 704.393.0454

The last Wednesday of the month and that means Carolina Value Village's 1/2 OFF SALE! Shop our store for 50% off of all items. Exclude specials, shoes and new items. We have 8 locations in and around the Charlotte area: 2917 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 912 S. Cannon Blvd. Kannapolis, NC 4451 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 219 E. Plaza Drive Mooresville, NC 6300 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 2541 W. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC 5700 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC Free to shop
Value Village (map)
4451 Central Ave.
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-8896
Half Off Sale

Halloween Fun at Rural Hill

Sat., Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Historic Rural Hill Farm is hosting a Halloween Fun festival with live music, food and fun for the whole family.

Historic Rural Hill Farm (map)
4431 Neck Road
phone 704-875-3113

Happy Birthday To Us 9 Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads

Sat., Oct. 15, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 704-301-1564
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The Happy Birthday To Us Nine Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads will be unscripted improvisational comedy games (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and the Second City,) musical games and activities, game show elements, and the heavy-duty audience participation that are staples of the nine-year-old Chuckleheads’ improv comedy troupe’s shows. And it’s all made up on the spot. $10/$15
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Harrisburg Saturday Night Food Truck Rally

Second Saturday of every month, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 704-545-7823

Some of Charlotte's favorite food trucks head out to the suburbs! Never have a chance to make it to Uptown for a food truck rally? Join us in front of Harrisburg's Town Hall and find out what the food truck phenomenon is all about! admission free; food $5-$13
Harrisburg Town Center (map)
1400 Main Street & Roberta Road
phone 704.458.0362
Harrisburg Saturday Night Food Truck Rally

HeART & Soul Sip & Paint

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30

Create. Eat. Drink. Have Fun. Join us for a social painting at the City Art Room. This is a freestyle session where you are encouraged to paint anything that you prefer. Laugh and paint your way to your very own 12" x 12" canvas masterpiece. Professional artists will be available to assist you with your painting selection so no experience is necessary. You are welcome to have food delivered to you and/or bring in food and soft/hard drinks. Tickets are limited so get your tickets soon! 15
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City Art Room (map)
5019 Wilkinson Blvd
phone 7043236856
HeART & Soul Sip & Paint

Heritage and History - The Family Collage

Tue., Oct. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 704-547-3700

Former Emmy award-winning producer for ABC and NBC news, journalist and author A’Lelia Bundles will host The Family Collage through the Duke Energy Sponsored Heritage and History series. Bundles is the great, great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur and pioneer in the hair industry for African American women in the 19th century. Additionally, Bundles is the great granddaughter of A’Lelia Walker, who was a Harlem Renaissance icon who travelled the world collecting friends and art along the way. As Bundles shares fascinating stories of both famous families, guests will gain insights and be inspired to collect family histories Members - $10 Non-members - $15
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