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Sunday, November 19th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 5:30pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Carolina Renaissance Festival, Renfest, Charlotte, Huntersville, NC
    - History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot! Huzzah!

    16445 Poplar Tent Rd. Huntersville NC 28078
  • | 10:00am - 5:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, jobs, Carolina Ren Fest, final weekend
    - Chomp a Turkey Leg before Turkey Day and don't miss the last chance of the year to experience your best day out in History! Donate canned foods at the Festival entrance and SAVE $15 by receiving FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free). Don't miss your last chance to take part in the merriment! One canned food item is all it takes to receive the discount but please feel free to donate more.

    Renfest Fair Grounds
    16445 Poplar Tent Road Huntersville NC 28078
  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Christmas Plays, Monroe, Monroe Crossing, NC
    - HE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER! OPENS NOVEMBER 10

    A Fun Event for Children and Adults!
    Kick off the holiday season with the Union County Playmakers production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history.

    Performances are Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and children. To purchase, go to click for details.



    This hilarious comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States.
    “You won't believe the chaos- and the fun - when the Herdmans take over the Christmas story,” said director Cress Barnes.

    Fees/Admission:
    $15 for adults
    $12 for seniors and students
    Monroe Crossing Mall
    2115 W Roosevelt Blvd #333 Monroe NC 28110
    Gay Clyburn gclybur49@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Sports and Recreation, yoga class, Charlotte, Red Clay Ciderworks
    - We're hosting Yoga every Sunday from 4 to 5pm! It's just $5 to attend, so come "strengthen your core" with us!

    Yoga classes are led by Alita Jackson, formerly of Arrichion Hot Yoga. Expect an energetic vinyasa flow combined with a deep stretch designed to get the heart rate pumping.
    Red Clay Ciderworks
    245 Clanton Rd. Charlotte NC 28217
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Southern Christmas Show, Charlotte, NC, Park Expo Center
    - What do you get when you combine an Olde Town filled with charming shops, Festive music, Smiling faces, Crafts galore, Yummy food, Holiday decor, Local wines, Santa, Over 400 holiday merchants with gifts for all ages, …and enough fun to last all year? You get the 49th annual Southern Christmas Show, this year celebrating a Carolina Christmas …All under one roof, and waiting to welcome you.
    Park Expo Center
    800 Briar Creek Rd Charlotte NC 28205
  • | Celebration, Monroe Christmas Parade, 2017, Monroe, NC, Christmas Parade
    - Tree lit streets. Bands playing Christmas carols. Children anxiously awaiting a glimpse of Santa. There is nothing like the beauty and magic of Christmas in Downtown Monroe.
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox, NC, locations
    - This week, people are bringing in their Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to collection sites across the nation. Each gift will communicate hope, joy, and God’s love to a child somewhere overseas. There’s still time to get involved!

    Click the link to the right to find out everything you need to participate in Operation Christmas Child, including how to pack a shoebox gift and where to drop off your boxes.

    Don’t forget to include your $7-per-shoebox donation to cover shipping and other project costs. Make your donation online through Follow Your Box and receive a special tracking label to discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

    Every year, Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Collection Week takes place the third week in November when nearly 5,000 drop-off locations are open across the nation.
    See Website for Drop-Off Locations
           
  • | Kids, Charlotte Fairytale Ball, girls, Charlotte, NC, princesses
    - Pretty Princess Parties is coming to Charlotte, NC.
    Meet all the Princesses at The Charlotte Fairytale Ball. This 2 Hour event is full of magic and fun! Dance with Cinderella. Read with Belle. Share Sweet Treats with Tinkerbell. Create a Tiara with Elena of Avalor! All of our princesses are excited to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! This event includes professional princess portraits for every child, stories, songs, games, and more. A professional DJ will be playing our favorite princess songs as we share the Magic with you!
    Tickets for this event always sell out- so we suggest you get your tickets soon!
    Each guest must have a ticket - children under 12 months are free!
    VIP Tickets: Sold Out
    Fairytale Tickets: A ticket to the Fairytale Ball includes so many magical things - a Royal Entrance, Group Games, Ocean Yoga, Princess Crafts, Stories, and Songs. Tickets include free professional portraits from Misty Pelican Photography. The Charlotte Fairytale Ball is sure to be the most magical event of the year.

    1610 North Tryon Street Charlotte NC 28206
  • | Kids, Polar Express, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, Salisbury, NC
    - “All Aboard” The Polar Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum.

    Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express.

    Set to the music of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then enjoy singing, dancing, and a reading of The Polar Express. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will present the first gift of Christmas. On the return trip, everyone will receive a silver sleigh bell, heard by all those who BELIEVE.

    Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas.
    NC Transportation Museum
    1 Samuel Spencer Boulevard Spencer NC 28159
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Local Events, Santa at Blakeney, Charlotte, NC
    - Visit Santa's Workshop at Blakeney this holiday season for portraits with Santa Claus!

    Located between LOFT and Vestique across from the Village Green

    See flyer for hours.
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
  • | Local Events, Christmas events in Union County, NC
    - 9th annual Festival of Trees
    Date: November 16, 2017
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location:1500 Matthews Township Pkwy
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105


    Symphony of Holiday Homes Trolley Tour
    Date: November 17-18, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: Rolling Hills, Monroe

    Hemby Bridge Christmas Parade and Festival
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location:
    Hemby Bridge Community Center
    7604 Secrest Shortcut Rd
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
    Date: November 18-19, 2017
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location:
    Monroe Crossing Mall
    2115 W Roosevelt Blvd #333
    Monroe, North Carolina 28110

    Tree Lighting at Blakeney
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location:
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

    Santa's Workshop at Blakeney
    Date: November 18 - December 24, 2017 (hours vary)
    Location:
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

    The Christmas Grinch
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Location:
    Lanti Music Studio
    323 Unionville Indian Trail Rd W
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Annual Bluegrass Christmas Singing
    Date: November 25, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Location:
    Dixie Dreams
    7188 Santa Claus Rd
    Monroe, NC 28110

    Weddington Christmas Tree Lighting
    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Weddington Town Hall
    1924 Weddington Rd.
    Weddington, North Carolina 28104

    Waxhaw Holiday Festival of Lights
    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Downtown Weddington

    Breakfast With Santa
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Monroe Crossing Mall

    2017 Cuthbertson Holiday Bazaar
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    1400 Cuthbertson Rd
    Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173

    Holiday Open House at Backyard Birds
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Backyard Birds
    1819 Matthews Township Pkwy
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105

    Parkwood's Holiday Bazaar
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Parkwood High School
    3220 Parkwood School Rd.
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112

    Christmas on Main
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Downtown Monroe

    Christmas Music Special with Village Greene Band
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Christ Baptist Church
    2018 Highway 218 West
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Matthews 8th Annual Gingerbread House Holiday Competition
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Matthews Chamber of Commerce
    210 Matthews Station St.
    Matthews, North Carolina

    IT's A Wonderful Life Christmas Parade
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Indian Trail Parks and Recreation
    130 Blythe Dr.
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Silent Night
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Central United Methodist Church
    801 S Hayne St
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112

    The Nutcracker
    Date: December 8-9, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    The Batte Center, Wingate University
    403 N Camden Rd
    Wingate, North Carolina 28174


    Waxhaw Christmas Parade
    Date: December 10, 2017
    Time: 3:00pm
    Downtown Waxhaw

     
           
  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate the inclusive spirt of American families and applaud the commitment of those family members who encourage us to reach new heights. Annually, the week that includes Thanksgiving Day.
     
           

Monday, November 20th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Health Seminars and Screenings, Health Screening, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure
    - Health screenings will be offered. The test included in the health screening are Blood Pressure, Blood Sugars, Cholesterol and Hemoglobin. For the Cholesterol Screening you will need to be fasting for 12 hours. Be sure to drink water even when fasting.
    Literacy Council
    216 N. Hayne St Monroe NC 28112
    Community Health Services of Union County 704.296.0909
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, baby Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Parents, bring your babies out every Monday morning (excluding holidays in which the library is closed) for story time in the Hunley Meeting Room of the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library - Hunley Meeting Room
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, baby Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - This group meets in the Hunley Meeting Room of the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library - Hunley Meeting Room
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Special Interest, express lunch italian tavolo uptown food discount
    - Join us Mondays thru Fridays from 11am to 3pm for our $9 Express Lunch. Choose from our sandwiches, insalatas, and wood fired pizzas.
    Tavolo
    300 N College St Charlotte NC 28202
    Tavolo 704.595.3190
  • | 4:00pm - | Library Events, kids reading time, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC, paws a while to read
    - Ages 5-12. Make a new friend and improve your reading skills by reading to a special listener! No registration required.
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Library Events, homework help, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC
    - Monday through Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30pm at Monroe Library.

    Children in grades 1st through 8th can sign up for a 20 minute session with a high school student to receive help with a homework assignment!
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 5:45pm - 6:45pm | Sports and Recreation, free yoga classes, yoga for cancer survivors, Yoga for Life, Charlotte, NC
    - Yoga for Life is honored to offer FREE weekly yoga classes to cancer survivors and their caregivers. No previous yoga experience is required and students are invited to participate during all phases of treatment. Pre-registration for FREE classes is required each week.*

    Schedule of 60-Minute Classes
    Click “Schedule and Class Info/Weekly Calendar” above to register.

    Monday @ 5:45 p.m.
    [Register by 2:45 p.m. on Monday]

    Friday @ 11:00 a.m.
    [Register by 8:00 a.m. on Friday]

    * Important Note: If no students have registered for a class by three hours before its scheduled start time, the class will be cancelled and will not take place.

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    Yoga for Life’s Yoga for Cancer classes:

    Build strength and flexibility in safe ways;
    Stimulate the immune system;
    Build bone density;
    Detoxify the body;
    Cultivate a sense of well-being;
    Create community, gratitude, and hope;
    Empower each participant to take control of and enhance their lives.
    Whether you are a cancer patient or a long-time survivor; whether you are newly diagnosed or in treatment; whether you are gathering strength or looking at cancer in the rear-view mirror; our Yoga for Cancer classes are for you. Yoga supports your recovery and helps you feel whole again. Yoga cultivates strength, flexibility, and balance at all phases of your cancer journey. Yoga may even reveal a sense of gratitude and confidence you have not previously known.

    But not all yoga classes are right for cancer patients. And for some, taking a yoga class can be intimidating because of the unique physical and emotional needs that accompany cancer and its treatments. Yoga for Cancer classes offer breath and movement practices that are tailored to address the specific needs of cancer patients and survivors. Yoga for Cancer classes are neither “one size fits all” nor a basic gentle yoga class. Taught by teachers who received specialized training to teach yoga to cancer patients and survivors in various phases of treatment and recovery, Yoga for Life’s Yoga for Cancer classes are perfect for you! We hope you’ll give them a try.

    Click “Schedule and Class Info/Weekly Calendar” above
    to register for the FREE Yoga for Cancer classes.

    In order to provide a safe and effective experience for all participants, general information about your cancer diagnosis and treatment must be provided before you can participate in class. Your time at the studio will be most productive if you complete our Medical Information Form in advance of your first class and bring it with you to the studio.
    Yoga For Life
    1410 West Morehead Street, Suite 200 Charlotte NC 28208
    Karen 704344YOGA9642 karen@yogaforlifecharlotte.com
  • | Library Events, library family storytime, Monroe, NC
    - Enjoy family storytime every Monday morning in the Hunley Meeting Room in the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox, NC, locations
    - This week, people are bringing in their Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to collection sites across the nation. Each gift will communicate hope, joy, and God’s love to a child somewhere overseas. There’s still time to get involved!

    Click the link to the right to find out everything you need to participate in Operation Christmas Child, including how to pack a shoebox gift and where to drop off your boxes.

    Don’t forget to include your $7-per-shoebox donation to cover shipping and other project costs. Make your donation online through Follow Your Box and receive a special tracking label to discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

    Every year, Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Collection Week takes place the third week in November when nearly 5,000 drop-off locations are open across the nation.
    See Website for Drop-Off Locations
           
  • | Kids, Polar Express, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, Salisbury, NC
    - “All Aboard” The Polar Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum.

    Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express.

    Set to the music of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then enjoy singing, dancing, and a reading of The Polar Express. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will present the first gift of Christmas. On the return trip, everyone will receive a silver sleigh bell, heard by all those who BELIEVE.

    Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas.
    NC Transportation Museum
    1 Samuel Spencer Boulevard Spencer NC 28159
  • | Schools and Education, Union County Early College, calendar
    Union County Early College
    4209A Old Charlotte Hwy. Monroe NC 28110
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Local Events, Christmas events in Union County, NC
    - 9th annual Festival of Trees
    Date: November 16, 2017
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location:1500 Matthews Township Pkwy
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105


    Symphony of Holiday Homes Trolley Tour
    Date: November 17-18, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: Rolling Hills, Monroe

    Hemby Bridge Christmas Parade and Festival
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location:
    Hemby Bridge Community Center
    7604 Secrest Shortcut Rd
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
    Date: November 18-19, 2017
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location:
    Monroe Crossing Mall
    2115 W Roosevelt Blvd #333
    Monroe, North Carolina 28110

    Tree Lighting at Blakeney
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location:
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

    Santa's Workshop at Blakeney
    Date: November 18 - December 24, 2017 (hours vary)
    Location:
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

    The Christmas Grinch
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Location:
    Lanti Music Studio
    323 Unionville Indian Trail Rd W
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Annual Bluegrass Christmas Singing
    Date: November 25, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Location:
    Dixie Dreams
    7188 Santa Claus Rd
    Monroe, NC 28110

    Weddington Christmas Tree Lighting
    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Weddington Town Hall
    1924 Weddington Rd.
    Weddington, North Carolina 28104

    Waxhaw Holiday Festival of Lights
    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Downtown Weddington

    Breakfast With Santa
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Monroe Crossing Mall

    2017 Cuthbertson Holiday Bazaar
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    1400 Cuthbertson Rd
    Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173

    Holiday Open House at Backyard Birds
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Backyard Birds
    1819 Matthews Township Pkwy
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105

    Parkwood's Holiday Bazaar
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Parkwood High School
    3220 Parkwood School Rd.
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112

    Christmas on Main
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Downtown Monroe

    Christmas Music Special with Village Greene Band
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Christ Baptist Church
    2018 Highway 218 West
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Matthews 8th Annual Gingerbread House Holiday Competition
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Matthews Chamber of Commerce
    210 Matthews Station St.
    Matthews, North Carolina

    IT's A Wonderful Life Christmas Parade
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Indian Trail Parks and Recreation
    130 Blythe Dr.
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Silent Night
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Central United Methodist Church
    801 S Hayne St
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112

    The Nutcracker
    Date: December 8-9, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    The Batte Center, Wingate University
    403 N Camden Rd
    Wingate, North Carolina 28174


    Waxhaw Christmas Parade
    Date: December 10, 2017
    Time: 3:00pm
    Downtown Waxhaw

     
           

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, baby Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Parents, bring your toddlers out every Tuesday morning (excluding holidays in which the library is closed) for story time in the Hunley Meeting Room of the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library - Hunley Meeting Room
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, Toddler Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Bring your little ones to the West Branch of the Union County Library in Indian Trail for Toddler Time every Tuesday.
    Union West Library
    123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.821.7475
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Health Screening, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure
    - Health screenings will be offered. The test included in the health screening are Blood Pressure, Blood Sugars, Cholesterol and Hemoglobin. For the Cholesterol Screening you will need to be fasting for 12 hours. Be sure to drink water even when fasting.
    Cotton Street Apartments
    819 Cotton Street Monroe NC 28112
    Community Health Services of Union County 704.296.0909
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, Indian Trail, NC, volunteers
    - Help the Carolina Waterflowl Rescue spruce up the rescue and meet your favorite animals. Registration is open for our monthly work day, Free lunch for all volunteers (vegetarian options available).
    Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
    5403 Poplin Rd. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Kids, Monkey Joe's, University City, Toddler activities, kids activities
    - Children ages 4 and younger can bounce and play at discounted admission.
    Monkey Joe's University City
    10215 University City Blvd. Suite C Charlotte NC
  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Library Events, preschool storytime, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Join the Monroe Library in the Hunley Meeting room every Tuesday morning (except for holidays when the library is closed) for Preschool Storytime!
    Monroe Libary
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Free Business Opportunity Overview
    - What if you were offered a chance to build a better future for you and your family, while helping other families to do the same, would you be interested?

    First Financial Security, Inc. (FFS) Entrepreneurial Opportunity - One of the best ways to land the career of your dreams is to create it for yourself. FFS’ entrepreneurial opportunity allows you to create the future you want by building a successful business within our business. We’re committed to your success. In developing our independent career to opportunity, we’ve left nothing to chance. From our seamless onboarding process to innovative proprietary products, and a cause you’ll want to support, FFS provides you with the entrepreneur’s edge:

    • We’ve been in business for more than 10 years offering the security of an established company with the flexibility and courage of a start-up.
    • A cause you can get behind – Bringing financial education to Americans who need it.
    • A willingness to innovate at all levels. Always working to be better.
    • Technologically savvy organization, committed to provide you with the latest tools and technology to grow your business.
    • Strategic, long-standing relationships with carrier partners have led to development of proprietary products created exclusively for FFS.
    • Access to some of the most innovative financial products available today.
    • Competitive compensation plan with 7 ways to earn income, including  all-company bonuses, renewals, bonus pools, Equity Share Plan, and much more.
    • Everything needed to start your business the right way, so you’ll thrive during those critical first days and weeks of business.

    FFS Offers a Risk-free Opportunity:

    • No Major Investment
    • No Franchise Fees
    • Keep Your Current Job
    • No Experience Required

    We help you BUILD a business, not just DO business:

    • Business Building System
    • No Inventory to Purchase
    • Unlimited Territory
    • Unlimited Opportunity

    There’s Never Been a Better Time! Move your life in a whole new direction, and...
    Start making your dreams come true!
    10617 Kettering Drive (2 minutes from Carolina Place Mall)
    10617 Kettering Drive Charlotte NC 28226
    Ali Bouasavatdy 704.574.6880 abouasavatdy@ffsmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - | Library Events, kids reading time, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC, paws a while to read
    - Ages 5-12. Make a new friend and improve your reading skills by reading to a special listener! No registration required.
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Library Events, homework help, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC
    - Monday through Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30pm at Monroe Library.

    Children in grades 1st through 8th can sign up for a 20 minute session with a high school student to receive help with a homework assignment!
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
    704.283.8184
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events, trivia, Twenty-Six Acres Brewing, Concord, NC
    - Head out to Twenty-Six Acres Brewing every Tuesday night for trivia.
    Twenty-Six Acres Brewing
    7285 Westwinds Blvd NW Concord NC 28027
  • - Please verify dates and times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Kids, Polar Express, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, Salisbury, NC
    - “All Aboard” The Polar Express at the N.C. Transportation Museum.

    Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express.

    Set to the music of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then enjoy singing, dancing, and a reading of The Polar Express. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will present the first gift of Christmas. On the return trip, everyone will receive a silver sleigh bell, heard by all those who BELIEVE.

    Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas.
    NC Transportation Museum
    1 Samuel Spencer Boulevard Spencer NC 28159
  • | Schools and Education, Union County Early College, calendar
    Union County Early College
    4209A Old Charlotte Hwy. Monroe NC 28110
  • | Local Events, The Trail House, Indian Trail, NC, trivia night
    - Have a great night out with friends or colleagues playing VIDEO TRIVIA! Enjoy good times, great food & drink and WIN PRIZES every Tuesday at The Trail House! Prizes include tickets to local events!
    Trail House Restaurant 6751 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Local Events, Christmas events in Union County, NC
    - 9th annual Festival of Trees
    Date: November 16, 2017
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location:1500 Matthews Township Pkwy
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105


    Symphony of Holiday Homes Trolley Tour
    Date: November 17-18, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: Rolling Hills, Monroe

    Hemby Bridge Christmas Parade and Festival
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location:
    Hemby Bridge Community Center
    7604 Secrest Shortcut Rd
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
    Date: November 18-19, 2017
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location:
    Monroe Crossing Mall
    2115 W Roosevelt Blvd #333
    Monroe, North Carolina 28110

    Tree Lighting at Blakeney
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location:
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

    Santa's Workshop at Blakeney
    Date: November 18 - December 24, 2017 (hours vary)
    Location:
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

    The Christmas Grinch
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Location:
    Lanti Music Studio
    323 Unionville Indian Trail Rd W
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Annual Bluegrass Christmas Singing
    Date: November 25, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Location:
    Dixie Dreams
    7188 Santa Claus Rd
    Monroe, NC 28110

    Weddington Christmas Tree Lighting
    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Weddington Town Hall
    1924 Weddington Rd.
    Weddington, North Carolina 28104

    Waxhaw Holiday Festival of Lights
    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Downtown Weddington

    Breakfast With Santa
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Monroe Crossing Mall

    2017 Cuthbertson Holiday Bazaar
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    1400 Cuthbertson Rd
    Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173

    Holiday Open House at Backyard Birds
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Backyard Birds
    1819 Matthews Township Pkwy
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105

    Parkwood's Holiday Bazaar
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Parkwood High School
    3220 Parkwood School Rd.
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112

    Christmas on Main
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Downtown Monroe

    Christmas Music Special with Village Greene Band
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Christ Baptist Church
    2018 Highway 218 West
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Matthews 8th Annual Gingerbread House Holiday Competition
    Date: December 2, 2017
    Matthews Chamber of Commerce
    210 Matthews Station St.
    Matthews, North Carolina

    IT's A Wonderful Life Christmas Parade
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Indian Trail Parks and Recreation
    130 Blythe Dr.
    Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079

    Silent Night
    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Central United Methodist Church
    801 S Hayne St
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112

    The Nutcracker
    Date: December 8-9, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    The Batte Center, Wingate University
    403 N Camden Rd
    Wingate, North Carolina 28174


    Waxhaw Christmas Parade
    Date: December 10, 2017
    Time: 3:00pm
    Downtown Waxhaw

     
           

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Movement Fitness Martial Arts, Indian Trail, NC
    - Join us for a fun filled day of challenges, games, crafts, and more! Camp will be from 7am to 4pm for $25!
    Movement Fitness Martial Arts
    598 Indian Trail Rd. S Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 2:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Hilton Vineyard, Monroe, NC, Winedown Wednesday
    - Join us every Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesday's. You can enjoy one of our fabulous slushies for only $3 or your favorite bottle of wine for 20% off! So, stop by every Wednesday between 2-7pm to pick yours up!
    Hilton Vineyard and Wine Bar
    104 S. Main St. Monroe NC 28112
  • | 6:00pm - | Special Interest, classic cruisers, Monroe, NC
    - Poplin Place – Target Shopping Center 3001 W. Roosevelt Blvd. (Hwy. 74) Monroe, NC

    Classic Cruisers of Monroe

    Every 3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm til…………
    (note: Our club meets every Wednesday, so feel free to join us anytime)

    Lots of parking for your Classic Car or Truck

    • Shopping for all: Target,Gander Mountain, Ross, TJMaxx, Party City, GNC, Payless, PetSmart, Big Lots, GameStop, Kay Jewelers, and more

    • Great location for the entire family

    • Food for all: Chili’s, Olive Garden, Moes, 5-Guys, Starbucks, McAllister’s, Salsarita’s, Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt – all close by.

    • New faces and cars always welcome

    • Street Rods, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, Hot Trucks, Trick Trucks, Lead Sleds, and more.
    Poplin Place
    3001 W. Roosevelt Blvd. (Hwy. 74) Monroe NC 28110
    Jim 704.289.6208
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Cruise In, Car club
    Poplin Place
    2901 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
    Tim Moller 704.283.9025 timnascar@aol.com
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, FireByrd, Indian Trail, live music
    - It's supposed to be quite chilly so we're going to bring the show inside. $5 burgers, 1/2 price bottles of wine and more.
    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events, Hickory Tavern, Indian Trail, trivia night, Sun Valley
    - Every Wednesday night we will be hosting trivia bingo to go along with our great beer and wing specials. Plenty of opportunities to win, with some great prizes.
    Hickory Tavern
    6455 Old Monroe Road, Suite B-21 Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.238.9111
  • | 9:00pm - 1:00am | Arts and Entertainment, live music, DeCarlo, The Trail House, Indian Trail, NC
    - The night before Thanksgiving is always a big party and the one at The Trail House will be hosted by DeCarlo! Bring your family and friends in town early for dinner and drinks it's going to be be a packed house!
    Trail House Restaurant 6751 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC

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