Featuring: Rick Speitzer - PJ Brunson - Freddie Wilson held in the round upstairs in the intimate listening room Free
BLT Steak Charlotte invites guests to join them in giving back to the local community this holiday season and in turn, BLT Steak will gift you with something sweet. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to BLT Steak now through December 20th. Those who purchase an entrée and donate a toy to the Toys For Tots campaign will be rewarded with one of BLT Steak’s signature desserts. Does the sticky toffee pudding capture your attention? Is the peanut butter chocolate mousse calling your name?
Award-winning sportswriter Scott Fowler discusses his new book. Free public event appropriate for adults and teens presented by Gaston County Public Library. No reservations required for individuals and families. Advance reservations required for organized groups. Following presentation, copies of Mr. Fowler's books will be available for personal purchase and author autograph. Information: 704-868-2164, ext. 4. Free
Thanks to The Compass Agency, families can come out early on this Saturday and enjoy these additional seasonal and holiday activities in the park: a live nativity scene, live choir music, petting zoo, pony rides, vendors and other activities. The Celebration of Lights will begin at 6pm that evening. Free!
Located at the corner of Mint and Morehead, the WFNZ/CPI Security Doghouse is the home of the greatest tailgate party in Charlotte before each Carolina Panthers home game! We roll up the doors providing a fully-staffed bar, indoor seating, live music/DJ on an outdoor stage, activities, a live WFNZ broadcast and loads of flat-screen TVs with the games on. Need a ride? Take the free shuttle from Epicentre to Doghouse (provided by Ragin’ Uptown). It’s a football tailgate party like no other! 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
To help customers ease into the gift-giving frenzy, Pike Nurseries offers a variety of garden-inspired gift ideas. From the grill master to the first-time gardener – Pike Nurseries has the perfect present for everyone on the holiday list! Ideas include poinsettias, garden tools, bird houses, LED glass garden grt, grill accessories , gift baskets, garden apparel and Pike Nurseries gift cards. For more ideas and inspiration, visit http://www.pikenursery.com/.
Volunteers from Orphans to Ambassadors and Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council will offer holiday gift-wrapping. Proceeds will benefit Orphans to Ambassadors, Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council and Simon Youth Foundation. Dates: November 30-December 1; December 7-8; December 14-24 (Food Court) For hours and additional details, visit www.simon.com
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.
We’ve got a hot spot. Join us for the best FREE and open to the public Belk Bowl tailgate party in town! We roll up the doors providing a fully-staffed bar, indoor seating, live music on an outdoor stage, activities, a live WFNZ broadcast and loads of flat-screen TVs with sports programming, all in the path of the stadium. free
Free Movie Ticket for Donors! Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) for the Ninth Annual ‘Puppies for Patients’ program running 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. 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 (http://www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours). none
We know what happens to Scrooge, but what about his old business partner Marley? Is he truly past redemption, or does every person deserve a chance to change, to do better? In this funny and touching holiday play, see Jacob Marley’s heroic efforts to save Scrooge’s soul – and in the process, save his own. $16-$18
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!
Close out 2013 right with a party so crazy you may just have to check yourself into rehab. Fill your prescription to party and grab some shots at StrikeCity for New Year's Eve 2014. Book your lanes now for early bird specials. Featured Entertainment: DJ Magnum General Admission: Early Bird Special: $30 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-2014-at-strikecity-tickets-9736469041 VIP Table & VIP Lane packages - Call 704.716.9300 to reserve your spot! Disclaimers: This is a 21+ event Varies
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