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Today is November 14, 2018
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Schools and Education, principal for a day, Union County schools, BizEd
    - Shadow one of the 53 Union County Public Schools exceptional principals for the morning. You can tailor your schedule to your interests, see the inner workings of the school, and connect with students and staff. Click the link to the right to select the morning and school that works for you. When you register you can also read what past participants had to say about their experience.
    Various Schools. Check options on sign up.
           
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Health Seminars and Screenings, Health Screenings, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Blood Pressure
    - Health screenings will be offered. The test included in the health screening are Blood Pressure,Pulse, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and Hemoglobin. For the Cholesterol Screening you will need to be fasting for 12 hours. Be sure to drink water even when fasting.
    Bragg Street Nutrition Site
    624 N. Bragg Street Monroe NC 28112
    Community Health Services of Union County 704.296.0909
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, job fair, Sun Valley High School, Indian Trail, Monroe NC
    - ATTENTION EMPLOYERS!

    Sun Valley High School is hosting a career fair on November 14 and we want YOU to be there to talk with students from the school! If interestered, contact any of the email addresses below.

    When?
    November 14, 2018
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Where?
    Sun Valley High School
    5211 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC 28110

    Contact
    curness.russel@ucps.k12.nc.us
    william.woolf@ucps.k12.nc.us
    donna.grexa@ucps.k12.nc.us
    Sun Valley High School
    5211 Old Charlotte Hwy Monroe NC 28110
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Special Interest, James K Polk Historic Site, Charlotte, NC
    - Join us at the site as Laura Bain of Phun Knits leads a weekly get-together of fiber lovers of all sorts. Our site has been home to lots of fiber artists over the years and we want to keep some of the historic traditions alive, right alongside the modern skills. Those interested in either modern or historic fiber arts are welcome!

    Whether you knit or crochet; spend hours pouring over the many gorgeous yarn choices or hours spinning the wheel as your create your own yarn; follow a carefully laid-out cross stitch design or free hand an embroidery creation all your own, all fiber lovers are welcome!

    Members interested in historic spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, etc. will be encouraged to join Laura and staff members as they share their knowledge with school groups visiting the site. Period-appropriate clothing (1790s-1810) may be provided to those interested in the educational aspirations of the group.
    President James K. Polk Historic Site
    12031 Lancaster Hwy Pineville NC 28134
  • | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, women in business, Monroe, NC, learn finance
    - Stay at the top of your game- Learn the importance of understanding your financials - Learn what your lenders are looking for and how to build your financial story. Understand how to read your Balance Sheet, P&L, & Cash Flow Statements in addition to what transactions make up your financial history.
    Women’s Business Center of Charlotte
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
  • | 2:15pm - 3:30pm | Kids, Homeschool Girls on the Run, Union County, Indian Trail
    - A Girls on the Run team specifically for Homeschool girls! Two practices per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity and learn important life lessons. We'll celebrate our hard work with a 5k event! Sign up now at itsparksandrec.com!

    Ages 8-11 | Chestnut Square Park
    Mondays & Wednesdays | 9.17-12.1
    Chestnut Square Park
    320 Chestnut Hwy. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 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
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, trivia, Boardwalk Billy's, UNCC, Charlotte, NC
    - Join Mitch of Snapdragon Entertainment every Wednesday at Boardwalk Billy's UNCC for General Knowledge Trivia. Categories cover a wide variety of topics including music, movies, tv, sports, geography, science, literature and more!
    Boardwalk Billy's UNCC
    9005-2 JM Keynes Rd. Charlotte NC 28262
    704.503.7427
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2018 Southern Christmas Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - One of the area's most anticipated events returns to the Park Expo Center in 2018!
    Park Expo Center
    800 Briar Creek Rd Charlotte NC 28205
  • | Local Events, Pumpkin Patches near Charlotte, Hunter Farm, Weddington
    - Our Fall Pumpkin Patch is a great place for the whole family to enjoy the trill of the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Join us for a hay wagon ride to the milk barn, petting barn, where you can feed the animals, then to the pumpkin patch.

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Open 7 days a week - Friday September 29 - Friday November 17
    Open weekends only in November
    Weekdays: 1pm - 7pm (morning riders accommodated on a space available basis)
    Saturdays: 9am - 7pm
    Sundays: 12 noon - 7pm
    ADMISSION:
    $9 - Children
    $10 - Adults
    Children under 2 and their grandparents ride for free
    10% discount for Military, Fire Fighters, Public Safety Officers
    3-5 lb pumpkin included
    Light concessions and picnic area available to reserve
    Hunter Farm
    13624 PROVIDENCE RD Weddington NC 28104
    704.846.7975

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

  • | 7:30am - 9:00am | Schools and Education, BizED, Union County, Monroe NC
    - Celebrate Education Week and learn about your Union County Education Foundation. At this 7th BizEd event we enjoy breakfast, hear from teachers who have received a LIFT grant, network with community leaders, and help to "Support Students and Encourage Educators." Business attire. Arrive anytime after 7 am. Carpooling suggested. Click the link to the right to register.
    Carolinas HealthCare System Union Women and Children's Center
    600 Hospital Dr. Monroe NC 28112
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Health Seminars and Screenings, Health Screenings, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Blood Pressure
    - Health screenings will be offered. The test included in the health screening are Blood Pressure,Pulse, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and Hemoglobin. For the Cholesterol Screening you will need to be fasting for 12 hours. Be sure to drink water even when fasting.
    Marshville Nutrition Site
    313 Church St Marshville NC 28103
    Community Health Services of Union County 704.296.0909
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 1:00pm - 6:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Blood Drive
    - Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit click for details to make an appointment at any location.

    More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website click for details. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Ballantyne, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (click for details/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours).
    All Saints Catholic Church, Clover
    530 Highway 274 Clover SC 29710
    Jessica Jankowski 704.877.9878 jjankowski@cbcc.us
  • | 4:00pm - 4:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, ribbon cutting, Monroe, Kefi Vineyards & Winery
    - Kefi Vineyards & Winery is having a grand opening ribbon cutting with your Chamber and they want to invite you to help them celebrate!

    Kefi is best described in Greek as meaning: the spirit of joy, zest for life, triumph, passion, enthusiasm, high spirits, overpowering emotion, euphoria, mojo, adrenalin, frenzy, positive emotions, and fun.

    Growing some of the most exclusive grapes in the United States, their beautiful vineyard promotes a good environment for their home-grown grapes that are tended to on a daily basis. Their master winemakers and staff on the vineyard are always checking to ensure everything is done to perfection.

    Come meet owner Bess Collins and learn more about this Chamber member!
    Kefi Vineyards & Winery
    3109 Plyler Mill Road Monroe NC 28112
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Special Interest, knitting classes, Chicken Salad Chick, Concord, NC, Concord Mills
    - Know how to use yarn and a needle!? Want to learn!? We welcome all ages and experiences! If you don't know if you are interested in picking up a new hobby but want to give it a try we have spare material we can teach you on! MaryAnne and Shiloh crochet but we would love to have knitters, macrame artists, and any other talents ya'll want to share with us! If you have questions please feel free to call 704-619-7882 or email cateringchick77@cardezhospitality.com.
    Chicken Salad Chick
    8915 Christenbury Pkwy, #40 Concord NC 28027
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, festival of trees, Matthews, NC
    - On the evening of Thursday, November 15, the lobby of Novant Health Matthews Medical Center will fill with visitors from the community for an event that is highly anticipated every year.

    Join us and enjoy:
    The lighting of our themed holiday trees
    Live holiday music
    Hot cocoa, cookies, and treats
    A visit from Santa Claus
    Raffles for children, teens and adults

    We will have magnificent trees to delight your imagination and creativity. Many family memories and photographs have been made at our festival. Santa is on hand for those children who might want to give him their wish list, and he stays to see each and every child. Refreshments will be offered in the cafe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Live music in our lobby completes the experience!

    Enjoy the lighting of our themed holiday trees, live holiday music, hot cider, holiday treats, a visit from Santa Claus and more! Bid in the silent auction for a chance to take home one of our fully decorated trees.

    Festival of Trees is Novant Health Matthews Medical Center’s way of giving back to the community. Every year, individuals, businesses, churches and organizations fill the hospital lobby with brilliantly decorated holiday trees. Some trees will be donated to the silent auction that takes place at the Festival of Trees main event on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Proceeds from the auction of those donated trees will benefit local nonprofit organizations in the Matthews community.

    If you have questions about the event, feel free to call Matthews Medical Center at 704-384-6355

    1500 Matthews Township Pkwy Matthews NC 28105
    704.384.6355
  • | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Shopping, Firethorne Country Club, Waxhaw, holiday bazaar
    - We are looking for unique gift and holiday items. Showcase your items at our fun one-stop shopping experience. This event is open to public shoppers. We will have 30 vendors here! Reservations for shopping are not necessary. Vendor reservations can be made by contacting our Member Relations Director, Kim Brauner at kim.brauner@clubcorp.com.
    Firethorne Country Club
    1108 Firethorne Club Drive Waxhaw NC 28173
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Ladies Night, Hilton Vineyard, Monroe, NC
    - Ladies, grab your gals and join us every Thursday night for Ladies Night! Enjoy one of our fabulous wines from Merlot to Pineapple Pear to Mango to Pino Grigio! We have over 20 wines to choose from, so there is surely one for you! All wine and slushies are only $4! (normally $5 each).You will enjoy comradery, laughs, great music and of course incredible wine! So, come on out and enjoy a night all about you!!!
    Hilton Vineyard
    104 S Main St Monroe NC 28112
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Religious Events, Metrolina Christian Academy, Night of the Arts, Indian Trail NC
    - Join MCA for a Night of the Arts! Let us entertain you with a night of music and drama from the silver screen to the Broadway stage. Middle and High School students have been working hard this semester to showcase what they have learned in their Drama and Choir courses. This is a free event for Metrolina students, families, and the community.

    Art, in all its forms, is an essential part of the curriculum at MCA. More importantly, it is a way to glorify God with the talents He has given us. We invite everyone to attend this event to support these performing Warriors as they demonstrate their God-given talents on the stage.
    Metrolina Christian Academy
    732 Indian Trail Fairview Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Sweet Union Brewing, Indian Trail, trivia night
    - Every Thursday from 8-10, join us at Sweet Union Brewing for Trivia! Questions span several categories so everyone has a fighting chance. Top three teams will take home a prize and bragging rights. Outside food is welcome. Cheers!
    Sweet Union Brewing
    13717 E Independence Blvd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2018 Southern Christmas Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - One of the area's most anticipated events returns to the Park Expo Center in 2018!
    Park Expo Center
    800 Briar Creek Rd Charlotte NC 28205
  • | Local Events, Pumpkin Patches near Charlotte, Hunter Farm, Weddington
    - Our Fall Pumpkin Patch is a great place for the whole family to enjoy the trill of the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Join us for a hay wagon ride to the milk barn, petting barn, where you can feed the animals, then to the pumpkin patch.

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Open 7 days a week - Friday September 29 - Friday November 17
    Open weekends only in November
    Weekdays: 1pm - 7pm (morning riders accommodated on a space available basis)
    Saturdays: 9am - 7pm
    Sundays: 12 noon - 7pm
    ADMISSION:
    $9 - Children
    $10 - Adults
    Children under 2 and their grandparents ride for free
    10% discount for Military, Fire Fighters, Public Safety Officers
    3-5 lb pumpkin included
    Light concessions and picnic area available to reserve
    Hunter Farm
    13624 PROVIDENCE RD Weddington NC 28104
    704.846.7975
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 9:54 AM, EST.
     
           

Friday, November 16th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Blood Drive
    - Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit click for details to make an appointment at any location.

    More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website click for details. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Ballantyne, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (click for details/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours).
    Nations Ford High School
    1400 AO Jones Blvd Fort Mill SC 29715
    Jessica Jankowski 704.877.9878 jjankowski@cbcc.us
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Business, Chamber, Networking, ribbon cutting, Waxhaw, Trax Stop-N-Shop
    - Please join your Chamber as new member, Trax Stop-N-Shop, kicks off their weekend-long grand opening event with a Ribbon Cutting!

    You don't want to miss out on this event! Trax Stop-N-Shop will be celebrating Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with hamburgers and hot dogs and will have a raffle and door prizes with t-shirts, hats, a bicycle, and other merchandise from PepsiTM, Coca-ColaR, BudweiserR, and MillerR!

    Come to the ''Trax'' for gas, Pepsi products, snacks, craft beer and wine and more. 24/7 access to ''pay at the pump'' Marathon gas.
    Trax Stop-N-Shop
    203 N. Broome Street Suite A Waxhaw NC 28173
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Special Interest, mud bogging, Twitty's Mud Bog, Ulmer
    - The Annual Trucks Gone Wild event in South Carolina at Twitty's Mud Bog is the 2018 season finale for TGW and Twitty's Mud Bog again this year. This is one of our favorite events of the year for so many reasons and we hope you will join us there this year.
    Twitty's Mud Bog
    4396 Bufords Bridge Hwy Ulmer SC 29810
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Religious Events, Piedmont Town Center, Charlotte, Christmas Tree Lighting
    - 10th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at Piedmont Town Center in South Park

    Friday, November 16

    6:00pm-9:00pm

    Tree Lighting
    Train
    Balloon Artist
    Face Painters
    Magician
    Arts & Crafts
    Hot Chocolate
    Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
    Goodie Bags for the Kids

    $100.00 Amazon Gift Cards -Register to win onsite at the event

    Toy drop by the Tree-The Marines will be waiting for your unwrapped toys.

    Please bring an unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots Charlotte

    Schedule of Events:
    6:00pm-6:50pm
    Train rides for kids, Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Face paintings, Balloon artist, magician, photo booth and arts & crafts

    7:00pm-7:10pm
    Tree Lighting

    7:10pm-9:00pm
    Train rides for kids, Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Face paintings, Balloon artist, photo booth, magician and arts & crafts
    Piedmont Town Center
    4725 Piedmont Row Dr Charlotte NC 28210
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2018 Southern Christmas Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - One of the area's most anticipated events returns to the Park Expo Center in 2018!
    Park Expo Center
    800 Briar Creek Rd Charlotte NC 28205
  • | Local Events, Pumpkin Patches near Charlotte, Hunter Farm, Weddington
    - Our Fall Pumpkin Patch is a great place for the whole family to enjoy the trill of the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Join us for a hay wagon ride to the milk barn, petting barn, where you can feed the animals, then to the pumpkin patch.

    HOURS OF OPERATION:
    Open 7 days a week - Friday September 29 - Friday November 17
    Open weekends only in November
    Weekdays: 1pm - 7pm (morning riders accommodated on a space available basis)
    Saturdays: 9am - 7pm
    Sundays: 12 noon - 7pm
    ADMISSION:
    $9 - Children
    $10 - Adults
    Children under 2 and their grandparents ride for free
    10% discount for Military, Fire Fighters, Public Safety Officers
    3-5 lb pumpkin included
    Light concessions and picnic area available to reserve
    Hunter Farm
    13624 PROVIDENCE RD Weddington NC 28104
    704.846.7975
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details
     
           

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Shopping, Waxhaw Farmer's Market, Waxhaw, NC
    - We are farmers and artisan vendors proudly growing and making all of our products locally. We come to the market to provide you fresh-from-the-farm goodness and our unique crafting of hand-made foods and specialty items.
    Waxhaw Farmers' Market
    116 McDonald St Waxhaw NC 28173
  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Shopping, Matthews UMC, Matthews NC, Arts and Crafts fair
    - Shop over 80 artisan vendor booths to get beautiful and unique handmade holiday presents. With jewelry, handbags, scarves, handmade toys, soaps and so much more, there is something for everyone on your list. Thanksgiving entertaining is made even easier with ready to serve bake sale items. A delicious and tasty lunch is available to help save time in this busy season. Funds raised from the lunch will support Christ Our Shepherd Kids in Matthews. The Matthews United Methodist Church Arts And Crafts Extravaganza is on Saturday, November 17, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 801 South Trade Street in Matthews. Bring a friend for even more fun!
    Matthews United Methodist Church
    801 S Trade St Matthews NC 28105
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 9:30am - 4:30pm | Special Interest, pet vaccines, Concord, NC, Camp Happy Hound
    - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED - EVER!
    Rabies (1 & 3 year) Vaccines - $10
    Bordetella Vaccine - $20
    Distemper/Parvo (1 & 3 year) - $20/$36
    Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20
    Canine Flu Vaccine - $31
    Heartworm Test - $25
    Skin/Ear Exams - $25 consultation
    Microchipping - $33

    Rebates available on prescription products: Trifexis, Tri Heart, Spectrum, Bravecto, and Advantage Multi.

    For nearly 40 years, Dr. Bob Parrish, the owner and founder of Carolina Value Pet Care, has been actively involved in veterinary medicine. Visit our clinics, staffed by an extremely dedicated
    team, to have your pet taken care of in a timely and AFFORDABLE manner.

    We accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
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    Camp Happy Hound
    995 Warren Coleman Blvd Concord NC 28025
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, craft fair, Poplin Elementary, Indian Trail NC
    - Poplin Elementary's PTA is sponsoring a Holiday Festival and Craft Fair for the DC Club. We will have games and activities for the kids, craft vendors to shop from, and food to enjoy. Come out and support the 5th graders of the DC Club.
    Poplin Elementary
    5627 Poplin Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Special Interest, adopt a pet, Petsmart, Blakeney, Charlotte, NC
    - Looking for a new four legged family member? Come visit us every Saturday from 11am-2pm at the PetSmart in Blakeney on Rea Rd in Charlotte for our weekly adoption event. We will be there with many dogs and cats looking for forever homes. Our pets that are available for adoption can be found at this link - click for details If you have any questions please email adopt@carolinapaws.com
    Petsmart
    9911 Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
  • | 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Concord Christmas Parade, Concord NC, Downtown Concord
    - 7th Annual Event for RE/MAX Leading Edge with a float in the Concord Christmas Parade. Look for us as we ride down the parade route with the world famous RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Basket. And yes, we do ignite the flames along the way!

    This will be the 90th annual parade for the City of Concord. A long standing-holiday tradition, the Concord Christmas Parade draws hundreds of entries and thousands of spectators to Historic Downtown Concord. The parade is organized by the Cabarrus Events Association. The parade travels south, from Lake Concord Road and Church Street, down Union Street and ends at Corban Avenue.

    Hope to see you there!!
    Downtown Concord
    Union Street Concord NC 28025
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holiday, Parade, Tree Lighting
    - Join us as we welcome the Holiday season with our annual parade through town! Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving, this year our parade will be at 3pm. Immediately following the parade, we will have live music and activities for the kids before we light the tree at 7pm. We hope to see you there!
    Hemby Bridge Town Square
    5900 Indian Trail Fairview Road Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Special Interest, mud bogging, Twitty's Mud Bog, Ulmer
    - The Annual Trucks Gone Wild event in South Carolina at Twitty's Mud Bog is the 2018 season finale for TGW and Twitty's Mud Bog again this year. This is one of our favorite events of the year for so many reasons and we hope you will join us there this year.
    Twitty's Mud Bog
    4396 Bufords Bridge Hwy Ulmer SC 29810
  • | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Religious Events, Rea Farms, Charlotte, NC, Christmas Festival
    - Join us to kick off the holiday season in grand style:

    🎅🏻 Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Links Rea Farms Apartments for a free family photo in Santa’s Workshop, where perishable donations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrlina are welcomed!

    🐾 Bring your pets (or just yourself) for photos with Sir Purr during Pet Night sponsored by our friends at Banfield Pet Hospital.

    ☃️ Enjoy a meet and greet with Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Frozen.

    🍪 Bakers 10 and under can compete in a cookie decorating contest for a chance to win free classes at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Rea Farms and be the star of an iHeart Radio commercial!

    🎁 Stroll down Stocking Stuffer Lane at Rea Park for gifts from our shops, restaurants and living communities.

    💃🏻 Enter to win the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Giveaway, including a limo ride to dinner at Cantina 1511, tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet and a meet and greet with the ballerinas before the show, as well as a walk-on role for a child 8–12 years old.

    🚂 Other free activities include train rides, carriage rides, face painting, jugglers, carolers, food trucks, balloon artists and more.

    ❄️ Don’t miss a 100% chance of snow during the tree lighting at 7 p.m. with a performance by Miller Street Dance Academy happening 15 minutes prior.

    💚 We’ve partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for this event. Donations of nonperishable items (including pet food) and monetary donations will be accepted onsite. Don’t worry if you forget your donation at home — you can stop by our Harris Teeter to pick up items! Holiday Magic At Rea Farms
    Rea Farms
    Sandy Rock Pl. Charlotte NC 28277
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Shopping, Blakeney Charlotte, Christmas shopping
    - Get ready to deck the halls and dive into the holiday spirit at Blakeney Shopping Center. We're kicking off the holiday season with our annual Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony, set for Saturday, November 17 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

    Santa Claus will be arriving in style, greeting children and stopping for photos at his new workshop following the official tree lighting ceremony, presented by Allen Tate Companies. The evening will be full of holiday activities including arts and crafts, visits from holiday characters, music by The Matt Stratford Band and more! 107.9 The Link will be on-site, providing the Christmas jams and jingles. Come early to dine and socialize with friends and neighbors and be sure to take advantage of special offers from select Blakeney retailers and restaurants throughout the event.

    Saturday’s festivities will also mark the official opening of Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by Passionate Paws Animal Hospital. This year, we're thrilled to debut a brand new, custom-built workshop for our Santa Photo Experience, located on the Village Green between bluemercury and K|LA Boutique. Stop by November 17 through December 23 for portraits with Santa Claus. Guests can find an updated overview of the Santa Photo Experience, including hours of operation on the Blakeney website.
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9839 Rea Rd Charlotte NC 28277
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2018 Southern Christmas Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - One of the area's most anticipated events returns to the Park Expo Center in 2018!
    Park Expo Center
    800 Briar Creek Rd Charlotte NC 28205

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