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
A production of the classic holiday tale in which a white-bearded man claiming to be the real Santa Claus surfaces in New York City, bringing belief, love and unity to New York. Tickets start at $14
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.
Bring the kids into Santa's Wonderland for a free photo with Santa, free crafts, games, and more.http://www.basspro.com
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!
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.
Shadows can be dark, mysterious, reflective and distorted. They are faceless, making up for lack of details by elongating forms. For Guyanese artist Stanley Greaves, they are “symbolic of the collective unconscious.” This can be gloomy or gracious, as expressed through the movements and poses of his figures. Greaves, better known for surreal paintings inspired by political turmoil in Guyana from the 1960s to the 1980s, has created this new series for UNC Charlotte’s Murmurs on the Other Side of the Light exhibit. It will also showcase some of his earlier Caribbean-influenced works. Come during the opening reception, when Greaves will lecture and local mime Hardin Minor will perform. Free admission. Reception on Nov. 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
During these hours, Total Wine stores allow customers to sample a few beverages from their vast selection.
Sunday Sounds Sensations is an Open Mic event for up in-coming local artist to display their talents to the Charlotte Community. We look for R&B Singers, Songwriter's, MC's and Poets. Come on out and be HEARD!!! FREE!!!