Businesses located in the city limits of Lancaster, SC are invited to compete for free Lancaster News advertising by decorating the exterior their location by December 6, 2013. There is no entry fee & forms are due December 2, 2013. Judging by See Lancaster Design Committee will take place December 9, 2013 from 6-8pm. First place is $300 advertising, second place is $200 advertising. All participants will also be promoted widely to encourage visitors for the Red Rose Holiday Tour. Free
Starting now until December 16th, Idlewild Family Dentistry will serve as a drop off point for Food Pantry items that will be donated to Matthews HELP Center. Visit the Matthews HELP Center website for a list of needed items. Drop off your donations at Idlewild Family Dentistry before December 16th! donations accepted
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery presents "Small Works for Gift-Giving," December 3-21, 2013. CFA represents nearly 25 award-winning artists from across the country--from Charlotte to California. The December exhibit will feature their diverse work: paintings, photography, woodturning, silk, jewelry, pottery, sculpture and more. Special emphasis on small works for holiday gift-giving. Free gift wrapping. Meet the artists at the exhibit's opening reception on Friday, December 6, 6-9 p.m. CFA is open Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Check website for holiday hours. FREE
Join us for a truly unique shopping experience. Purchase one of a kind handcrafted gifts made by local and regional artisans. Pottery Table Runners Jewelry Ornaments Organic Soaps & Lotions Greeting & Note Cards Aprons Pillow Cases Handbags Baskets Small Paintings Wood work Cakes, Salsa and Jams Wreaths
Eager children and their families can once again experience the magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at SouthPark. Children can be photographed with Santa through December 24 in Center Court. Hours and photo package pricing available at www.simon.com.
Ride the Rotary Express through a winter wonderland of twinkling lights. New in 2013 - come see The 12 Days of Christmas Light Display! Enjoy Singing Bears, model trains, s’mores, hot cocoa and more. While you’re at the park, be sure to visit the interactive model train display Dec. 5 – 8; Dec. 11 – 15 and Dec. 18 – 23 $2.00 for train; Free to walk through park!
Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas for the Ninth Annual Puppies for Patients program running now through Dec. 31, 2013. Donors who give blood during this time will be able to sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed toy puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. Give blood at a community blood drive or at one of CBCC’s donor centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia or Hickory. To sign up, visit www.carolinadonor.org or call 704-972-4700. nonehttp://www.cbcc.us
The sights and scents of a winter’s eve will envelop guests as Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden celebrates this special season. Our annual holiday display promises surprises aplenty with a new festive display of Christmas trees, and about 500,000 lights will offer a touch of holiday warmth. Children can visit Santa on select days, or make a nature-based craft with Mom or Dad any time. There is, of course much more, but you have to visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to discover how warm winter can be. Members and children under 4 are free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6.
An exhibit comprised of photos from Civil Rights protests – which helped the world to understand this nation must change -- captured by photographers during the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring Carolina photographers Don Sturkey, Bruce Roberts, James Peeler, Cecil Williams, and others this exhibit focuses on the photographer’s experiences as they recorded Civil Rights history. Part of the Destination Freedom campaign; a two-year series to commemorate significant milestones and anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement, Focus on Justice illustrates a point in history in which we are indebted to the photographers who spread the word of this struggle through images.
In response to exhibit Network of Mutuality; which examines through art various social conditions and components that energized the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and how those issues of race and equality are still present in society today, local artist create pieces on the topic of Civil Rights struggles within our region. Works will include Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s artwork commemorating the counter-protest of the KKK/Neo-Nazi rally held in Charlotte as well as panels created from the “View from the Other Side” school project held over the summer of 2013.
In late 1956, over the course of several months, LIFE magazine published a series of articles about life in the segregated South, focusing on Greenville, SC. The series…, “ambitiously and simply titled The Background of Segregation, explored the emotionally and politically charged issue at a time when the Civil Rights movement was barely in its infancy.” Images and excerpts from the articles provide a direct look at everyday life under segregation.
All You Can Bowl at StrikeCity! Everyday we offer you unlimited lane time and shoe rentals! All day, everyday each Monday you can take advantage of this special from 11am all the way until 2am. No reservations required. It is a first come, first serve basis. This special only costs $15 per person. We are 18+ every Monday night. $15
Are you in the wine, food, hospitality or event industry? If so, come into The Glass House every Monday for Industry Night and save 30% on anything currently on that night's By the Glass board!! Bring your business card or some other way to show your industry affiliation. 30% industry discounthttp://www.fabocafe.com
Weekly family friendly open mic.
Want to unwind from your busy week? Instructor, Artist Cathay Dawkins (Http://www.Facebook.com/ArtistCathayDawkins) will help you tap into your CREATIVE SIDE! No previous art experience is necessary! Just be prepared to learn, relax, and have fun! Bring Your Friends/Girls or Make it a Date night with your significant other! Each class will be unique, and throughout the summer we will explore a variety of medium! ALL Art Supplies are provided and to make sure you're Focused, your First Drink is on US! (Includes: Wine, Beer, House Mix Drink, or any non alcoholic beverages) $25.00 Single $40.00 Couples (In Advance)