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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

  • | 8:30am - 10:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Union County Chamber of Commerce, calendar, new member orientation
    - Provides Chamber members an overview of the membership benefits. Learn about website features, advertising opportunities, networking and how to promote your business. This session is great for new Chamber members, new Chamber representatives, and even those who would just like a refresher on what the Chamber has to offer!

    Space is limited to 40 attendees, register now.

    Bring your laptop!
    Union County Chamber of Commerce Office
    903 Skyway Dr. Monroe NC 28110
    Kim Vaughn 704.289.4567 Info@UnionCountyCoC.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    The Art of Escape: Secret Agent Camp! -- 9am - 12:30pm

    As an expert sleuth, you will encounter secret codes, fingerprints, locked boxes and shady characters. Combining STEM with ART, we will uncover the hidden mystery on the last day as we work our way through a week of drawing, painting, building, sculpting and much more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Concord, NC, 2018, Hive
    - 6-10 year olds

    Our fun & enriching half day programs educate, inspire & entertain your creative young artists!

    Each day, we plan a well-paced line up of projects, involving a wide variety of materials, subjects, and art principles. Throughout the week, students could have the chance to explore decoupage, painting, drawing, chalk pastel, oil pastel, sculpture, papier mache, collage, or printmaking!

    session runs 9am-12pm: $135 includes all materials & snacks & drinks

    Session One July 17-19: 6-10 year olds

    You must register on our website

    Minimum of 5 students per session with a max of 10
    Hive
    3 Union St. N Concord NC 28025
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Monroe, NC, 2018, Peddler's Paradise
    - Join us at Peddler's Paradise Monroe for a fun-filled week of candy making! Cartwill's Delight will be hosting this camp. This will be a hands on candy making class for an entire week!! Each day we will paint and create something different. The children will also learn about different candies and marshmellows and how they came about. Such a fun-filled educational week! This camp is for kids ages 5-12 and runs from 9am-12pm. A snack and drink will be provided. This camp is limited to 15 kids and is only $70.00 for the week! You can also do drop ins for $15 a day! Register for the week at click for details. Register for the day by calling Beth at 980-279-6606.

    Peddler's Paradise
    105 W. Franklin St. Monroe NC 28112
    Beth Tourtellot 980.279.6606 beth@peddlersparadisellc.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Indian Trail, NC
    - The disc golf day camp will teach the kids all the skills needed to play a round of disc golf. They will learn about proper techniques for doing a drive (long throw), up-shots (medium throw), putts and rescue shots. Students will also learn the rules involved in the game and etiquette. Students will learn about other disc related games like Dodge-Bee, Ultimate and some other putting games that are fun and help with learning disc skills.

    For more info or to register, visit itsparksandrec.com or email recreation@indiantrail.org!
    Crooked Creek Park
    5900 Oakwood Lane Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 9:00am - | Kids, Imaginon, Charlotte, NC, Storyland
    - Beloved children’s books will come alive with "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites," an imaginative, book-based experience for children ages birth to 8 years old, at ImaginOn from June 9 through September 9, 2018.

    Storyland transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into three-dimensional play and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) learning environments that highlight the six pre-reading skills defined by the Public Library Association and Association for Library Services to Children (disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary and narrative skills, comprehension):
    - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter
    - "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats
    - "Where’s Spot?" by Eric Hill
    - "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
    - "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
    - "Abuela" by Aurthur Dorros
    - "Tuesday" by David Wiesner

    Admission to the exhibit is FREE. Tickets and reservations are neither required nor accepted and entry into the exhibit is always on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to combine your visit to the exhibit with any other building-wide activity and have a group, a group visit booking is required (visit imaginon.org for more details).

    The exhibit is open at ImaginOn (300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte) during building hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ImaginOn is closed on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day for summer hours. The exhibit will be at ImaginOn from June 9 to September 9, 2018.

    For more information, visit click for details or call 704-416-4600.

    The "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" exhibit was developed by the Minnesota Children's Museum, and is presented by Target.
    ImaginOn
    300 E. 7th Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 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 - 6:00pm | Kids, Sea Life Aquarium, Concord, Concord Mills, Charlotte
    - Instead of just one week, we are celebrating sharks ALL MONTH LONG! Are you brave enough to spend your day in shark infested waters? During July, you can experience life through sharks' eyes through a variety of jawesome activities. We are even offering our FIRST EVER Shark Behind-the-Scenes Tour ($6 Add-on only available in attraction.)

    Learn more here: click for details

    Activities are daily from 12-4 PM and change weekly.
    •Every Monday: Homeschool Ticket Monday's
    •Every Tuesday: Storytime with Sharky @ 11 AM for our Toddler Tuesday guests
    •Meet-n-Greets with Sharky three times each week
    •Shark scavenger hunt with a chance to win an Annual Pass!

    Weekly Activities, daily from 12-4 PM, which are all included in the general admission price.
    •July 1st-7th: Shark Games
    •July 8th-14th: Shark Crafts, which make the perfect home decor
    •July 15th-21st: Shark Ray & Sense Workshop, set up as a free flowing experience perfect for guests to drop in
    •July 22nd-28th: SHARK WEEK = FACE PAINTING
    •July 29th-31st: Shark Games/Crafts
    Sea Life Aquarium
    8111 Concord Mills Blvd Concord NC 28027
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, Family Fun, Kids Bowl Free, Free Kid Activity, Summer Kids Program, Family Time
    - Go to KidsBowlFree.com and register kids 15 and younger for 2 free games Monday-Friday from March-September! Family passes available too! Just make sure to choose Fox's Alley when signing up! We will see you soon! Our website has more info at foxsalley.com. See you soon!
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, kids free summer activities, free bowling, Charlotte, NC, Strike City
    - Summer break is here and the kids are back home. Spend some quality time with your kids with us during Kids Bowl Free!

    June 1st through August 31st from 11 am until 5 pm, kids bowl free!!!
    Details: 11A-5P Monday through Friday only. Valid for children ages 10 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no more than 4 children per adult. $5 per person minimum spend on food and drink. Adults must pay to bowl. No reservations.
    Strike City
    210 E. Trade St. Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Special Interest, Barre Thirty, Concord, NC
    - This class will alternate Essentrics, Barre Basics, and Energy Barre. We will finish class at 12:50 to give you time to get back to work!
    Barre Thirty
    52 Union St. Suite 28 Concord NC 28025
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every TeenzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    TeenzArt Camp - Afternoons-- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    We will dial creativity up a notch with art-enriched "workouts" that are packed full of age appropriate art projects. Drawing, painting, Anime, fashion, group projects and more! Exercise your "creative muscle" this summer with TeenzArt. Each week's projects vary.


    Price: $185.00 (Resident)
    $195.00 (Non-resident)
    Ages: At least 12 but less than 16
    Gender: Coed
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    Growl, Roar, Chirp: Exotic Animals! -- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Have you ever seen a Tapir, Giant Coconut Crab or an Aye-Aye? Create art inspired by the beauty of unusual animals from Asia, South America and Africa. Learn how animals have inspired art and create art in styles of these countries such as Molas, collages, clay sculptures, paper mache, drawing, painting, and more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 2:15pm - 3:45pm | Library Events, Matthews Library, Matthews, NC, baby storytime
    - This is an open group that meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Adult yarn crafters (knitters, crocheters, etc.) of all levels are welcome, and the group participates in various volunteer projects throughout the year.
    Matthews Library
    230 Matthews Station St Matthews NC 28105
  • | 4:00pm - 4:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, ribbon cutting, Indian Trail, Lehnhardt Price Family Law
    - Please join us as we celebrate a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony with Lehnhardt Price Family Law!

    Lehnhardt Price Family Law firm is located on the corner of Hayne and Jefferson Streets, in Downtown Monroe NC, across from the Historic Union County Courthouse. Their practice areas are in separation, child support, child custody/visitation, divorce, equitable distribution, post separation/alimony, and adoption.

    Come meet attorneys Dana Lehnhardt and Jessica Price and learn more about this Chamber member!
    Lehnhardt Price Family Law
    318 North Hayne Street Monroe NC 28112
    Chamber Staff 704.289.4567 info@unioncountycoc.com
  • | 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
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, events at Crossing Paths Park, Indian Trail, NC
    - Crossing Paths Park in Indian Trail will host a free concert every third Thursday from April to September.

    Each Thursday will feature a different band. There will be lawn games, food trucks, local wines and beers.
    Crossing Paths Park
    120 Blythe Dr. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, live music, Retro Vertigo, Indian Trail, Crossing Paths Park
    - Grab a chair and blanket and meet us at HITs After Six! Challenge your friends to one of our GIANT lawn games, enjoy food from different food trucks, a glass of wine or a local craft beer all while enjoying FREE LIVE music!
    Concerts are a family atmosphere and offer a playground and a unique activity for kids!
    Crossing Paths Park
    120 Blythe Dr. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 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 | Arts and Entertainment, Unionville Summer Concert, Unionville, NC
    - Join Union Road Thursday July 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Unionville Community Center for The Unionville Lions Club Summer Concert Series. Bring your yard chairs and be ready for some great bluegrass music, good food and community fellowship. Support our Unionville Community with the Unionville Lions Club.
    Unionville Community Center
    1004 Unionville IndiEast Monroe NC 28110
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Unionville Lions Club, concerts in the park, Monroe, Unionville Community Center
    - Come on out and join us for our free Summer Concerts in The Park! Each Thursday evening from 7-9pm. Beginning July 12 through August 9. Come on out and enjoy some good music under the shade trees. Hot Dogs and hamburgers served hot off the grill, soft drinks, ice cold water and ice cream is available for purchase. Lots of fun, good music and good times!
    Unionville Community Center
    1004 Unionville Indian Trail Rd. East Monroe NC 28110
  • | 7:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Mac Down Charlotte, mac and cheese competition, Charlotte, NC
    - Vegan Outreach is proud to present Mac Down Charlotte! You don't want to miss this!

    Come sample and vote for the best vegan mac and cheese in the city! Enjoy a variety of recipes from some of your favorite chefs! A portion of the proceeds will go to Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary in Leesville, SC.

    See you at C3 Lab on Thursday, July 19th. Doors open at 7:00 pm ET. Voting/judging will start shortly after doors open!

    We’re particularly grateful to Nourish for their generous help in planning the event.

    We also extend our gratitude to Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) and The Humane League - Charlotte for their support.

    Our competitors include:

    Julia Simon, Nourish
    Yvette Go, Lady Go-Go's
    David Wright, Good Life Cafe
    The Humane League - Charlotte Team
    Chef Mehr, Zizi's
    Scott, Viva Raw
    Chef Joya, Cooking With Joya
    Chef Colleen Harris
    C3 Lab
    2525 Distribution St, Charlotte NC 28203
  • | Kids, kids summer movies, kids activities, Sun Valley 14, Indian Trail, NC
    - Affordable fun for the entire family. The Summer Movie Magic program is a collection of family and kid films (typically rated PG). The programming runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am throughout the summer. The program is perfect for groups, families and others looking for an easy and affordable way to see movies.

    Large groups should call ahead or plan ahead with the theatre management teams. Plan to arrive early. Seating is limited and is not guaranteed. This is one of our most popular programs and seats do fill up quickly on these dates.

    ADMISSION: $1.00 (Group leaders and adults free)

    $1 Kid Drink & $1 Kid Popcorn

    Discount Concessions are available until 10:20am

    Schedule is subject to change without notice based on availability.
    Sun Valley 14
    6449 Old Monroe Rd. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | Kids, Infant & parent music and movement classes through preschool age
    - Fantastic early music training for the youngest through to preschool age. Imagine the advantages in brain development gained by early music training. 1st Steps in Music is an award winning curriculum that guides the parent and infant or parent and preschooler to develop awareness and skills in listening, matching pitch, moving to the beat and mimicking skills that aid in language development.
    Havilah Dance Company
    10058 E Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | Kids, Acting and Broadway recreational training classes, singing, dancing, acting
    - Foundations in Acting (ages 5-8, 9-13, 14-adult)
    Kids on Broadway (ages 5-8)
    Tweens on Broadway (ages 9-13)

    Small, age appropriate classes prompt your child to explore and develop skills in an upbeat and thoughtful setting. Come Soar with Eagles' Wings
    Hope Church
    2020-C Independence Commerce Drive Matthews NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enter First Quarter phase at 3:52 PM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, July 20th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    The Art of Escape: Secret Agent Camp! -- 9am - 12:30pm

    As an expert sleuth, you will encounter secret codes, fingerprints, locked boxes and shady characters. Combining STEM with ART, we will uncover the hidden mystery on the last day as we work our way through a week of drawing, painting, building, sculpting and much more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Monroe, NC, 2018, Peddler's Paradise
    - Join us at Peddler's Paradise Monroe for a fun-filled week of candy making! Cartwill's Delight will be hosting this camp. This will be a hands on candy making class for an entire week!! Each day we will paint and create something different. The children will also learn about different candies and marshmellows and how they came about. Such a fun-filled educational week! This camp is for kids ages 5-12 and runs from 9am-12pm. A snack and drink will be provided. This camp is limited to 15 kids and is only $70.00 for the week! You can also do drop ins for $15 a day! Register for the week at click for details. Register for the day by calling Beth at 980-279-6606.

    Peddler's Paradise
    105 W. Franklin St. Monroe NC 28112
    Beth Tourtellot 980.279.6606 beth@peddlersparadisellc.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Indian Trail, NC
    - The disc golf day camp will teach the kids all the skills needed to play a round of disc golf. They will learn about proper techniques for doing a drive (long throw), up-shots (medium throw), putts and rescue shots. Students will also learn the rules involved in the game and etiquette. Students will learn about other disc related games like Dodge-Bee, Ultimate and some other putting games that are fun and help with learning disc skills.

    For more info or to register, visit itsparksandrec.com or email recreation@indiantrail.org!
    Crooked Creek Park
    5900 Oakwood Lane Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 9:00am - | Kids, Imaginon, Charlotte, NC, Storyland
    - Beloved children’s books will come alive with "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites," an imaginative, book-based experience for children ages birth to 8 years old, at ImaginOn from June 9 through September 9, 2018.

    Storyland transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into three-dimensional play and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) learning environments that highlight the six pre-reading skills defined by the Public Library Association and Association for Library Services to Children (disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary and narrative skills, comprehension):
    - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter
    - "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats
    - "Where’s Spot?" by Eric Hill
    - "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
    - "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
    - "Abuela" by Aurthur Dorros
    - "Tuesday" by David Wiesner

    Admission to the exhibit is FREE. Tickets and reservations are neither required nor accepted and entry into the exhibit is always on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to combine your visit to the exhibit with any other building-wide activity and have a group, a group visit booking is required (visit imaginon.org for more details).

    The exhibit is open at ImaginOn (300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte) during building hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ImaginOn is closed on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day for summer hours. The exhibit will be at ImaginOn from June 9 to September 9, 2018.

    For more information, visit click for details or call 704-416-4600.

    The "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" exhibit was developed by the Minnesota Children's Museum, and is presented by Target.
    ImaginOn
    300 E. 7th Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 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 - 6:00pm | Kids, Sea Life Aquarium, Concord, Concord Mills, Charlotte
    - Instead of just one week, we are celebrating sharks ALL MONTH LONG! Are you brave enough to spend your day in shark infested waters? During July, you can experience life through sharks' eyes through a variety of jawesome activities. We are even offering our FIRST EVER Shark Behind-the-Scenes Tour ($6 Add-on only available in attraction.)

    Learn more here: click for details

    Activities are daily from 12-4 PM and change weekly.
    •Every Monday: Homeschool Ticket Monday's
    •Every Tuesday: Storytime with Sharky @ 11 AM for our Toddler Tuesday guests
    •Meet-n-Greets with Sharky three times each week
    •Shark scavenger hunt with a chance to win an Annual Pass!

    Weekly Activities, daily from 12-4 PM, which are all included in the general admission price.
    •July 1st-7th: Shark Games
    •July 8th-14th: Shark Crafts, which make the perfect home decor
    •July 15th-21st: Shark Ray & Sense Workshop, set up as a free flowing experience perfect for guests to drop in
    •July 22nd-28th: SHARK WEEK = FACE PAINTING
    •July 29th-31st: Shark Games/Crafts
    Sea Life Aquarium
    8111 Concord Mills Blvd Concord NC 28027
  • | 10:15am - 10:45am | Library Events, Matthews Library, Matthews, NC, kids activities
    - Bring your family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. For ages 0-5.

    Other Info
    Storytime is limited to the first 25 children registered. Sign-up begins at the Train Desk 15 minutes before each program.

    Contact Phone:
    704-416-5000, ext. 2
    Matthews Library
    230 Matthews Station St Matthews NC 28105
    704.416.5000
  • | 11:00am - 11:30am | Library Events, Matthews Library, Matthews, NC, kids activities
    - Bring your family out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. For ages 0-5.

    Other Info
    Storytime is limited to the first 25 children registered. Sign-up begins at the Train Desk 15 minutes before each program.

    Contact Phone:
    704-416-5000, ext. 2
    Matthews Library
    230 Matthews Station St Matthews NC 28105
    704.416.5000
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, kids free summer activities, free bowling, Charlotte, NC, Strike City
    - Summer break is here and the kids are back home. Spend some quality time with your kids with us during Kids Bowl Free!

    June 1st through August 31st from 11 am until 5 pm, kids bowl free!!!
    Details: 11A-5P Monday through Friday only. Valid for children ages 10 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no more than 4 children per adult. $5 per person minimum spend on food and drink. Adults must pay to bowl. No reservations.
    Strike City
    210 E. Trade St. Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Special Interest, Barre Thirty, Concord, NC
    - This class will alternate Essentrics, Barre Basics, and Energy Barre. We will finish class at 12:50 to give you time to get back to work!
    Barre Thirty
    52 Union St. Suite 28 Concord NC 28025
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every TeenzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    TeenzArt Camp - Afternoons-- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    We will dial creativity up a notch with art-enriched "workouts" that are packed full of age appropriate art projects. Drawing, painting, Anime, fashion, group projects and more! Exercise your "creative muscle" this summer with TeenzArt. Each week's projects vary.


    Price: $185.00 (Resident)
    $195.00 (Non-resident)
    Ages: At least 12 but less than 16
    Gender: Coed
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    Growl, Roar, Chirp: Exotic Animals! -- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Have you ever seen a Tapir, Giant Coconut Crab or an Aye-Aye? Create art inspired by the beauty of unusual animals from Asia, South America and Africa. Learn how animals have inspired art and create art in styles of these countries such as Molas, collages, clay sculptures, paper mache, drawing, painting, and more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Waxhaw, NC
    - Center Stage Acts @ 216 W N Main

    First Friday Night - Open Mic Night 6pm-8pm **All Ages**

    Looking to hone your craft in front of a supportive, live crowd?

    Want to network with other local musicians?

    Trying to spread the word about your band or solo act?

    Come on out to the Waxhaw Entrepreneurs space, beside Noma Salon on Friday! Doors open at 6pm, 3 spots available for advanced sign-up, or sign up when you arrive. For questions or sign-up, message the WE page.

    Let's make some music!

    Entertainment Improv in the Alley
    • Artist Demonstrations • Musicians
    • Crafters • Specialty Vendors

    Created in the Carolinas Artists on Site
    Military Surplus Outpost
    Waxhaw Kid Coders Robotics
    Waxhaw Entrepreneurs Building
    216 West North Main St Rooms 310 And 340 Waxhaw NC 28173
  • | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinner Show, Family, Musical, Laughter
    - Tickets range from $7.00-$35.00

    Based on a true family story...

    Set in 1926, this fast-paced musical dinner show takes you to East Tennessee where the fun never ends. Sing along with fabulous old Southern classics and watch the gospel truths unfold through the eyes and imagination of Tennessee!

    Dinner includes:

    Delicious, down-home cookin'!

    Southern Fried Chicken
    Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
    Down-Home Pinto Beans
    Hot Cornbread and Butter
    Country-Style Chow Chow
    Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
    Sweet Iced Tea or Water
    NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center
    3327 Highway 51 N Fort Mill SC 29715
    Box Office 803.802.2300 events@narroway.net
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Blakeney Summer Concert Series, Charlotte, NC
    - The Blakeney Summer Concert series will be held every Friday and Saturday from May 25, 2018 to September 3, 2018.

    On the weekend before Labor Day, they will host a grand finale on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
    Blakeney Shopping Center
    9870 Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Kids, quilting club for kids, Waxhaw, NC, Thimble Bees
    - The Carolina Junior Modern Quilt Guild will be a space for creative kids + teens ages 9 and up to come together to sew and learn modern quilt techniques and applications.

    What is a Quilt Guild?

    A guild is an association of people with similar interests or pursuits. So, a Quilt Guild is a group of people who meet together and share the common interest of quilting and pursue ways to use it for good.

    How often will we meet?

    We will meet once on the third Friday of each month from 7pm-9pm.

    Can I invite my friends?

    Yes, you may invite friends who share the interest of quilting. You may bring a guest one time without them having to become a member. After a person visits one time, they will need to join the Guild in order to continue coming to our monthly meetings.

    What will we be doing?

    Learning different modern quilting techniques, including different styles of piecing, how to complete a quilt top, how to make a quilt sandwich, binding, and more!

    Serving the community will be one a focus of the guild. Our first project will be a Healing Hearts quilt. While making the quilt we will so much about quilting from beginning to end. We will also deliver the quilt together to our recipient.

    Sew ‘n’ Tell. We will have a share time each month for anyone who wants to show a project they’re working on or have completed at home, ask questions about a project they need help or ideas on, etc. Don’t be shy, this is a great place to help one another stay excited and committed to trying new things at home and finishing projects!

    How-to Workshops. Some months we will have workshops where we learn basic skills such as using rulers and rotary cutters, how to select the right fabrics and colors, half-square triangle fun, free motion quilting, and more.

    Having fun and fellowship together! We will do fun games and puzzles all centered around quilting. Even fabric swaps and prizes!
    Who is in charge of the Carolina Jr Modern Quilt Guild?

    Ms. Jen and Ms. Sonia will facilitate and help organize meetings. As the Guild grows members will have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles such as president and secretary.

    Our Guild is an affiliate member of the Modern Quilt Guild Inc. Through a group exemption with the Modern Quilt Guild Inc., we are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

    Ready to become a member? Complete the online membership form.

    The annual membership dues are $35.

    Questions? Email us at ThimbleBees@gmail.com or text (704) 443-1597.
    Thimble Bees Sewing School
    3512 Providence Rd S Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.443.1597 ThimbleBees@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Cabarrus Brewing Company, Concord, NC
    - Come out and join us on Friday, July 20th at 7pm for our second annual Beer Pairing Dinner at CBC!

    We are partnering with Two Gals Kitchen to bring you some delicious street tacos that we will pair with some of your favorite brews!

    The Menu:

    Appetizer- Chips with guacamole and salsa paired with our Lemon Summer Shandy

    1st Course- Salmon tacos with a mango salsa paired with our Weavers Watermelon Ale

    2nd Course- Flank Steak tacos paired with our 1792 ESB

    3rd Course- Chicken tacos paired with our Spring Street Wheat

    4th Course- Dessert will be chocolate dipped in a flakey fried tortilla stuffed with fresh strawberries and banana with cream and drizzled with house made chocolate sauce. This dessert will be paired with our Chocolate Wasted Porter

    Be sure to follow the ticket link to purchase your ticket, as spots are limited. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
    Cabarrus Brewing Company
    329 McGill Ave NW Concord NC 28027
  • | 8:00pm - 12:00am | Sports and Recreation, Matthews Community Center events, Matthews, NC
    - Join us the 3rd Friday of the month beginning April 20th through July 20th for open gym basketball 8pm to 12am. Activities will include structured basketball games, a 3 pt shootout, a dunk contest, a skill challenge, a 3-on-3 tournament, prizes, and food!
    Crews Recreation Center
    1201 Crews Road Matthews NC 28105
  • | Kids, Infant & parent music and movement classes through preschool age
    - Fantastic early music training for the youngest through to preschool age. Imagine the advantages in brain development gained by early music training. 1st Steps in Music is an award winning curriculum that guides the parent and infant or parent and preschooler to develop awareness and skills in listening, matching pitch, moving to the beat and mimicking skills that aid in language development.
    Havilah Dance Company
    10058 E Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | Kids, Acting and Broadway recreational training classes, singing, dancing, acting
    - Foundations in Acting (ages 5-8, 9-13, 14-adult)
    Kids on Broadway (ages 5-8)
    Tweens on Broadway (ages 9-13)

    Small, age appropriate classes prompt your child to explore and develop skills in an upbeat and thoughtful setting. Come Soar with Eagles' Wings
    Hope Church
    2020-C Independence Commerce Drive Matthews NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, July 2018
    - Savor new experiences and favorite spots as more than 125 participating restaurants in 9 counties around metro Charlotte offer 3-course dinners for just $30 or $35 per person from July 20-29, 2018. View menus and make reservations now at click for details!
    125 area locations
           

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Shopping, farmers market, Matthews, NC
    - Come visit our booth at the Matthews Farmer's Market this spring through summer! We will be holding down the tailgate lot, selling our delicious + nutritious produce, pasture raised eggs, and get-on-my-table flower arrangements.

    The market goes from 8-12 but come early to get the good stuff~!

    For those who are interested in trying out our farm share, this is the perfect low-risk opportunity to do so. You can pick up pre-packed farm shares on a one-off basis at the market to figure out if our farm share is right for you!
    Matthews Community Farmers Market
    105 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105

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