Today is April 30, 2017
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Sunday, April 30th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, Family, Outdoors
    - Spring has sprung on the farm and we have baby animals galore! Come meet them up close and personal. Special barnyard crafts available in our Barnyard Theater. Some crafts require a small fee.

    Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 – 4:00
    Sunday, April 30 from 12:00-5:00

    Additional Weekend Activities available at an additional charge:
    Barnyard feed for animals: 50 cent for animal feed
    Cow Train Rides
    Hayrides
    Face Painting
    Pony Rides (Mothers Day Weekend only)
    Treasure Mining

    Snack Silo
    Kettle Corn

    Hand Dipped Ice Cream by Mooresville Ice Cream

    Pappaw Carl’s Playground is available at no charge to our pick your own customers on weekends. During the week the Barnyard and playground are available at a cost of $5.00 per person from 9:00 to 6:00. Or join us for one of our tours or our 1:00 Puppet Show.
    Patterson Farm Market & Tours
    10390 Caldwell Rd Mt. Ulla NC 28125
    Patterson Farm Market & Tours 704.797.0013 tours@visitpattersonfarm.com
  • | Special Interest, Genghis Khan, Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC, museum exhibits
    - Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia in this exhibition that showcases the life of ruler Genghis Khan. The collection features more than 200 artifacts and relics such as gold jewelry, ornaments, silk robes, pottery, musical instruments, sophisticated weaponry. Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm.
    Discovery Place Charlotte
    301 N Tryon St Charlotte NC 28202
  • | Special Interest, Discovery Place Science, Charlotte, NC, exhibits, A Year in China
    - Discovery Place has a special day planned for you to celebrate and learn about the interesting and rich heritage of a variety of Chinese ethnic festivals, etc. The exhibit is interactive and features the villages of China.

    Who: Open to all ages
    How: Go and have fun!Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm Sat., 9am-5pm Sun, noon-5pm
    Cost: $13-$17
    Discovery Place Charlotte
    301 N Tryon St Charlotte NC 28202
  • | Sports and Recreation, drag racing, NHRA four wide nationals, Charlotte, Concord, zMAX Dragway
    - NHRA drag racing returns to zMAX Dragway for the ONLY four-wide race on the NHRA schedule. Be sure to join the fastest accelerating machines on the planet as they tackle the world’s fastest drag strip. Every ticket is a pit pass, so come early to see your favorite drivers and their cars up-close before they bring over 40,000 horsepower down the concrete lanes.
    zMAX Dragway
    6570 Bruton Smith Blvd. Concord NC 28027
    800.455.3267
  • | Special Interest, A Century of Helping Hands, Matthews, NC, Matthews Heritage Museum
    - The Matthews Heritage Museum and the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are joining together to put on the exhibit “A Century of Helping Hands” in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross in Mecklenburg County. The exhibit opens February 4 and will run to June 24, 2017. Many Red Cross chapters were founded in the US in 1917 as part of the effort to serve soldiers in World War I. The US entered the war several years after the war in Europe started. The number of local chapters jumped from 107 in 1914 to 3,864 in 1918! Woman gathered to roll bandages often serving through their church, and locally the Red Cross served the soldiers at Camp Greene in Charlotte. They were called upon to find housing for visiting girl friends, when hotels were not available or too costly. They also provided several nurses for Camp Greene. The Matthews Chapter was established in 1937. Canteen funds were given to help veterans. During WWII our Mecklenburg Chapter was called upon to assist with Pearl Harbor and by January 1942, $94,000 was raised. The Blood Donor Program began in 1947. Four years later the American Red Cross provided Gamma Globulin to “Help Fight Polio”. In 1954, disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Hazel helped 1500 families. Recently, the Charlotte Chapter operated a 16-day shelter for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

    Fees/Admission:
    Adults: $4 10 to 17: $2 Under 10 Free
    Free first Saturday of the month
    Matthews Heritage Museum
    232 N. Trade Street Matthews NC
  • | Schools and Education, alliance for children, pre-k registration, monroe, nc
    - The Alliance for Children is now welcoming student applications for the free NC Pre-Kindergarten program in Union County!
    The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program is a free, high quality program designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The program is built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school including: approaches to play and learning, emotional and social development, health and physical development, language development and communication, and cognitive development.

    Visit click for details under NC Pre-K for: frequently asked questions, eligibility details, family resources and NC Pre-K program applications in English and Spanish.
    Applications are also available in our office in English and Spanish during regular business hours.
    Applications for NC Pre-K are welcomed through May 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year.
    Students must be four years old by August 31 to attend the income-based NC Pre-K program in 2017-18.

    Date/Time Information:
    Applications are welcomed through May 1 during regular business hours.
    The office closes daily from noon until 1 pm for lunch.
    (The office has a mail slot by the front door for weekend or after hours.drop offs.)

    Fees/Admission:
    The NC Pre-Kindergarten Program is free for eligible students.
    Alliance for Children
    105 Cedar Street Monroe NC 28110

Monday, May 1st, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Mental Health, SPCC, Monroe, NC
    - For law enforcement, fire, and EMS.

    Course Objective:
    - Connecting people with appropriate care
    - Defusing Crises
    - 5-Step Action Plan
    - Help those with a mental health challenge
    - Promote mental health literacy
    - Risk factors and warning signs

    Lunch will be provided.

    To Register: Email Mike Smith: jsmith@spcc.edu or call 704-475-2726.
    South Piedmont Community College
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Salon A Monroe NC 28110
    Mike Smith 704.475.2726 jsmith@spcc.edu
  • | 10:15am - 10:45am | Library Events, children story time, South County Library, Charlotte, NC
    - Stories, music and movement for tiny tots. Storytime is designed to develop language, listening and coordination skills. Ages 18 to 23 months. Please see LEARN MORE about attendance.

    Other Info

    To attend, please sign-up at the entrance to the children's room beginning 15 minutes prior to the program. Only the first 20 to 25 children and their caregivers can be admitted. Programs will begin at the scheduled time. Latecomers will not be admitted and are asked to try again the following week. For additional information please contact 704-416-6600 ext. 2
    South County Regional Library
    5801 Rea Rd Charlotte NC 28277
    7044166600ext2
  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Kids, Carolina Flipz, Tot time, kids activities, Pineville, Charlotte, NC
    - Carolina Flipz, Charlotte's best indoor play, discovery, and learning space! Our TOT Time is specifically designed for young preschoolers and babies. Preschoolers under three and babies beginning at six months are invited to explore the world of gymnastics on their terms through our TOT Time program. TOT Time at Carolina Flipz goes beyond a simple non-instructional indoor playground. With a trained and credentialed USA Gymnastics safety certified instructor on the floor at all times, parents will have access to professional assistance. Our goal is to create and educational environment that provides a safe, positive, healthy and fun opportunity for your little one to explore and discover a new world!
    Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    Cost:

    Per Visit Rate: $5.00 Monthly Unlimited Access: $30.00 for Carolina Flipz members and $40.00 for Non Members

    Participants should dress in nonresticting, comfortable clothing free of snaps, zippers and buttons. Children must be barefoot, parents may leave their shoes on with some exceptions.
    Carolina Flipz
    11812 Carolina Place Parkway Suite B Pineville NC 28134
  • | 11:15am - 11:45am | Library Events, preschool reading time, Charlotte, NC, South County Regional Library
    - Engage your preschooler with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. See LEARN MORE for registration information.

    Other Info

    To attend, please sign-up at the entrance to the children's room beginning 15 minutes prior to the program. Only the first 20 to 25 children can be admitted. Programs will begin at the scheduled time. Latecomers will not be admitted and are asked to try again the following week. For additional information please contact 704-416-6600 ext. 2.
    South County Regional Library
    5801 Rea Rd. Charlotte NC 28277
  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, Harrisburg Farmer's Market, Harrisburg, NC
    - The Harrisburg market is located at 6960 Harris Depot Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075 (next to the Old Post Office & General Store).

    The 2017 Market is scheduled to open May 1 and run until October 30, 2017. The Market Hours are Mondays from 3pm to 6pm.

    For more information on the Farmer's Market call the NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Chapter at 704-920-3310.

    6960 Harris Depot Road Harrisburg NC 28075
    NC Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Chapter 704.920.3310
  • | 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
  • | Special Interest, Discovery Place Science, Charlotte, NC, exhibits, A Year in China
    - Discovery Place has a special day planned for you to celebrate and learn about the interesting and rich heritage of a variety of Chinese ethnic festivals, etc. The exhibit is interactive and features the villages of China.

    Who: Open to all ages
    How: Go and have fun!Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm Sat., 9am-5pm Sun, noon-5pm
    Cost: $13-$17
    Discovery Place Charlotte
    301 N Tryon St Charlotte NC 28202
  • | Special Interest, A Century of Helping Hands, Matthews, NC, Matthews Heritage Museum
    - The Matthews Heritage Museum and the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross are joining together to put on the exhibit “A Century of Helping Hands” in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross in Mecklenburg County. The exhibit opens February 4 and will run to June 24, 2017. Many Red Cross chapters were founded in the US in 1917 as part of the effort to serve soldiers in World War I. The US entered the war several years after the war in Europe started. The number of local chapters jumped from 107 in 1914 to 3,864 in 1918! Woman gathered to roll bandages often serving through their church, and locally the Red Cross served the soldiers at Camp Greene in Charlotte. They were called upon to find housing for visiting girl friends, when hotels were not available or too costly. They also provided several nurses for Camp Greene. The Matthews Chapter was established in 1937. Canteen funds were given to help veterans. During WWII our Mecklenburg Chapter was called upon to assist with Pearl Harbor and by January 1942, $94,000 was raised. The Blood Donor Program began in 1947. Four years later the American Red Cross provided Gamma Globulin to “Help Fight Polio”. In 1954, disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Hazel helped 1500 families. Recently, the Charlotte Chapter operated a 16-day shelter for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

    Fees/Admission:
    Adults: $4 10 to 17: $2 Under 10 Free
    Free first Saturday of the month
    Matthews Heritage Museum
    232 N. Trade Street Matthews NC
  • | Local Events, Dance, Zumba, Fitness
    - Come Salsa, Mambo, & Sashay your way to fitness in a one hour Zumba class.
    Old Charlotte Highway
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
    Tara Moss 704.290.5212 tmoss@spcc.edu
  • | Schools and Education, alliance for children, pre-k registration, monroe, nc
    - The Alliance for Children is now welcoming student applications for the free NC Pre-Kindergarten program in Union County!
    The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program is a free, high quality program designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The program is built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school including: approaches to play and learning, emotional and social development, health and physical development, language development and communication, and cognitive development.

    Visit click for details under NC Pre-K for: frequently asked questions, eligibility details, family resources and NC Pre-K program applications in English and Spanish.
    Applications are also available in our office in English and Spanish during regular business hours.
    Applications for NC Pre-K are welcomed through May 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year.
    Students must be four years old by August 31 to attend the income-based NC Pre-K program in 2017-18.

    Date/Time Information:
    Applications are welcomed through May 1 during regular business hours.
    The office closes daily from noon until 1 pm for lunch.
    (The office has a mail slot by the front door for weekend or after hours.drop offs.)

    Fees/Admission:
    The NC Pre-Kindergarten Program is free for eligible students.
    Alliance for Children
    105 Cedar Street Monroe NC 28110
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First held in 1915, this week promotes kindness and humane care towards animals. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Also know as National Skin Self- Examination Day. People are encouraged to spot skin cancer and to examine their skin. Annually the first Monday in May,
     
           

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Kids, Pre-K Yoga, Indian Trail, Cultural Arts Center, kids activities, Charlotte, NC
    - Ever wonder what Pre-K Yoga is all about? Every Tuesday morning, the Cultural Arts Center hosts Yoga compliments of Ja'Makin Me Dance Fitness Foundation! While this program is free, all donations are accepted and appreciated to cover instructor fees.
    Pre-registration is not required.
    Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center
    100 Navajo Trail 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
  • | 4:00pm - 4:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, ribbon cutting, Sweet T Flowers, Waxhaw, NC
    - Our new Chamber member, Sweet T Flowers, is having a ribbon cutting and would like you to join them!

    Located in Waxhaw, Sweet T Flowers is a florist that uses only fresh, local flowers grown by American farmers - 80% of most flowers sold in the United States are imported from overseas. By buying local, and what is in season, this ensures the customer a longer-lasting product, at a lower cost, and looks fabulous!

    Come meet owner, Tina Enyart, help her celebrate, and see her shop for yourself - just before Mother's Day too!
    Sweet T Flowers
    3919-C Providence Road South Waxhaw NC 28173
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Carolina Mustang Club, Union County, NC, Waxhaw, Matthews
    - meet on the first Tuesday of every month.
    Monthly meetings start at 7:00 PM (get there as early as 6:00 PM to socialize and have dinner) and generally follow the following agenda:

    Welcome & Introductions
    Program (either a guest speaker or specific club business that needs discussion and or voting)
    Club Business (Updates from our PPRs on recent past, current, and near future events)
    Conclusion
    Location's Vary Monthly
    See Website for Location
    Janet Towle, Membership Chairperson 704.645.8803
  • | 7:30pm - 10:30pm | Local Events, live music, Buddy's Point, Indian Trail, NC, Monroe, shag dancing
    - Beach music, shag dancing!
    No cover charge!
    Inquire about paid lessons.
    Shrimp on special all day!
    Buddy's Point
    350 E Franklin St. Monroe NC
  • | Special Interest, Discovery Place Science, Charlotte, NC, exhibits, A Year in China
    - Discovery Place has a special day planned for you to celebrate and learn about the interesting and rich heritage of a variety of Chinese ethnic festivals, etc. The exhibit is interactive and features the villages of China.

    Who: Open to all ages
    How: Go and have fun!Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm Sat., 9am-5pm Sun, noon-5pm
    Cost: $13-$17
    Discovery Place Charlotte
    301 N Tryon St Charlotte NC 28202

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