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Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, baby Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Parents, bring your babies out every Monday morning (excluding holidays in which the library is closed) for story time in the Hunley Meeting Room of the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library - Hunley Meeting Room
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, baby Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - This group meets in the Hunley Meeting Room of the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library - Hunley Meeting Room
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Kids, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, Charlotte, NC, Budding Adventures, kids activities
    - Calling all kids 3-6 yrs old! Come and explore animals, plant-life and their habitats. Enjoy crafts, games, puppets and many other great activities!
    ​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
    2900 Rocky River Rd. Charlotte NC 28215
    Chris Matthews 980.314.1019 Chris.Matthews@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, Goldilocks, 3 bears
    - Head over to Wells Fargo Playhouse for a performance of one of the classics, Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

    Cost: $10

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Times vary by day. See website for details
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Daily Specials, Family, Kid friendly, $3, Special, Food, Lunch, Drinks, Dine In, Pick Up, Burgers
    - $3 Bowling Games Mon-Fri 11am-4pm & All Day on Tuesdays. Including shoes!
    - Limited Time Offer -

    Dine-In with us! Bar & Grill open all day, hot food & cold drinks!
    facebook.com/foxsalley


    Not valid with any other offers, promotions, or discounts.
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Special Interest, Zumba, Dance, Fitness, School
    - South Piedmont Community College is excited to offer Zumba fitness classes. In a 1-hour session you can burn up to 500 calories, get your heart rate pumping & have some fun!
    This class is open to ages 16+
    Our instructors are nationally certified & teach in area fitness centers throughout Union County.
    Cost: $40 (Please bring water)
    Next class: January 4 – March 1, 2017, MW, 5:30pm-6:30pm

    South Piedmont Community College
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
    Tara Moss 704.290.5212 tmoss@spcc.edu
  • | 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
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, transition to better eating, Waxhaw, NC
    - Please join Holley Byrd, Ann Shepherd and Sylvia Anton for a Health Presentation entitled...

    TRANSITION TO BETTER EATING
    which includes the
    TLS 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

    -PLEASE ARRIVE A FEW MINUTES EARLY TO SIGN IN-
    CMC Waxhaw - Community Room
    2700 Providence Rd South Waxhaw NC
    Sylvia Anton 704.650.5767 eclecticpersonalchef@yahoo.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
  • | Schools and Education, Union Prep Academy, calendar
    Union Prep Academy
           
  • | Special Interest, Schiele Museum, Gastonia, exhibits, From the Earth to the Universe
    - James H. Planetarium and Science Theater presents: From the Earth to the Universe.

    The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. Go on a journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes. Revel in the splendor of various worlds, scorching stars, and the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Tues.-Fri, 2pm; Sat., 11am and 1pm; Sun., 2 PM,

    Cost
    $3 per person in addition to museum admission
    The Schiele Museum
    1500 E. Garrison Blvd Gastonia NC
  • | Library Events, library family storytime, Monroe, NC
    - Enjoy family storytime every Monday morning in the Hunley Meeting Room in the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Charlotte, NC
    - Savor new experiences and favorite spots as more than 130 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area offer 3 courses at dinner for only $30 or $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity).

    Reservations are recommended. Take a mouthwatering tour through the participating restaurants' prix fixe menus, and book your tables today. It's the best of Charlotte dining for a deal!
    Participating Charlotte area restaurants
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Clearwater Artist Studios, Concord, NC, Earth Wind Fire, Exhibition
    - ClearWater Artist Studios is excited to announce and invite the public to view a special Guest Artist Exhibition in the CW Main Gallery: “Earth, Wind & Fire,” on view January 7 – February 3, 2017

    This joint show juxtaposes the different styles of four artists: Regina Calton Burchett, ClearWater Resident artist (pastels + oil); Debbie Rasberry (pastels); Carmella Jarvi (glass); and Chris Craft (encaustics).

    These artists, whose work all explores different elemental relationships between form and color, the eye and the hand, perception and expression, and the elements of Nature, come together with their very different styles in a joint celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire. The show will fill the 2,000+ sq-ft Main Gallery in ClearWater Artist Studios.

    The Opening Reception, Friday January 13, 2017 from 6-8:30pm, will feature all four artists, with refreshments, music, and discussion, along with an artist demonstration and talk by Chris Craft, encaustic painter, at 7pm during the reception.

    Additional Artist Demonstrations will be held the following day, during Second Saturday Open Studios at ClearWater, which runs 10am – 4pm (other resident artists with studios open). Regina Burchett’s pastel demo and talk will be at Noon, Saturday 1/14; and Carmella Jarvi will give a glass demo and talk at 2pm.

    Burchett, whose background includes architectural stone drafting, creates pastels and oil paintings of sweeping cloud-scapes and skies, capturing the intricacy of light and shadow; she works “until I feel it reaches a spiritual level.” Jarvi took a decades-long fascination with depicting water in her paintings, and switched to glass as her medium in 2011. She considers her works, still focusing on water, as ‘paintings in glass.’ Craft paints abstract landscapes in encaustic, or wax-based paint, which can be carved, drawn and painted on in interpreting the imagery of his imagination. The fourth artist, Debbie Rasberry, originally from South Africa, skillfully addresses both wildlife and landscapes in pastels, with a keen eye for color and light. The artists’ work can be viewed on their respective websites: click for details, click for details, click for details, and click for details

    ClearWater’s Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment. The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent out for private events and parties.
    ClearWater Artist Studio
    223 Crowell Dr. NW Concord NC 28025
    704.784.9535
  • | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, Snow White
    - A rambunctious group of travelling actors decides to perform the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This commedia dell’arte performance features actors in exaggerated masks recreating the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, complete with slapstick comedy and a healthy dose of silliness. This world-premiere comedy will have kids and parents in stitches!

    Visit website for show times and tickets!
    Recommended for ages 4 and older
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, New Kid
    - Nick and his family are leaving their native country of Homeland and moving to America. But upon arrival in the “land of opportunity,” they discover a wildly different culture and are struck by prejudices they didn’t expect. In Dennis Foon’s clever play, Nick and his Homelander family speak English while the Americans speak a gibberish language, allowing the audience to experience what it is like to be an outsider overwhelmed by a new place.

    Recommended for ages 8 and older

    Visit website for tickets and show times.
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, baby Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Parents, bring your toddlers out every Tuesday morning (excluding holidays in which the library is closed) for story time in the Hunley Meeting Room of the Monroe Library.
    Monroe Library - Hunley Meeting Room
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Library Events, Toddler Story time, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Bring your little ones to the West Branch of the Union County Library in Indian Trail for Toddler Time every Tuesday.
    Union West Library
    123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.821.7475
  • | 10:00am - 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 - 10:30am | Kids, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, Charlotte, NC, Budding Adventures, kids activities
    - Calling all kids 3-6 yrs old! Come and explore animals, plant-life and their habitats. Enjoy crafts, games, puppets and many other great activities!
    ​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
    2900 Rocky River Rd. Charlotte NC 28215
    Chris Matthews 980.314.1019 Chris.Matthews@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, Goldilocks, 3 bears
    - Head over to Wells Fargo Playhouse for a performance of one of the classics, Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

    Cost: $10

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Times vary by day. See website for details
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, Chokh Di Noodle House, Ribbon Cutting, Indian Trail, NC, Union County Chamber
    - Come join us at a ribbon cutting as we celebrate our new member Chokh Di Noodle House in Indian Trail!

    Come meet new owners Noi and Samantha as they open at this location with a new business name and great food! Chokh Di Noodle House serves authentic Thai cuisine, as well as Vietnamese and Japanese dishes, at affordable prices. Come meet these gracious and welcoming owners and their family!
    Chokh Di Noodle House
    14015 E. Independence Blvd, Suite I Indian Trail NC 28079
    Union County Chamber of Commerce 704.289.4567 info@unioncountycoc.com
  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Library Events, preschool storytime, Monroe library, Monroe, NC
    - Join the Monroe Library in the Hunley Meeting room every Tuesday morning (except for holidays when the library is closed) for Preschool Storytime!
    Monroe Libary
    316 East Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112
  • | 11:00am - 10:15pm | Local Events, Family, Bowling, $3, Bar & Grill, Lunch, Dinner, Hot Food, Family Fun
    - Hold on to your hat cause this deal might blow you away!

    $3 All Day Bowling on Tuesdays - Limited Time Offer
    Including shoes!
    Not valid with any other offers, promotions, or discounts.
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Monroe, town planning, NC
    - The City of Monroe is wrapping up the Land Use-Transportation Plan and is hosting a open house to be held at the Old Armory located at 500 South Johnson Street to receive feed back from the public. The open house will be from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and brief presentations will be made at 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. To review what has been done to date please refer to click for details. If you have any questions you may contact Doug Britt at dbritt@monroenc.org.
    Old Armory
    500 South Johnson Street Monroe NC
    Doug Britt dbritt@monroenc.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Special Interest, Hackerspace Charlotte, Tech Tuesdays, Hackers, Charlotte, NC
    - Tech Tuesday meetings are held every week at 7:30 p.m. They are free events open to the public. They’re a time for makers, tinkerers, and curious minds to come together. The meeting is an open floor for anyone to discuss their projects, ideas, and work with like minded individuals.

    Hackerspace Charlotte is a community workshop designed to provide a space with tools and equipment where inquisitive, creative people can meet to collaborate, build, and learn.
    Hackerspace Charlotte
    1111 D Hawthorne Lane Charlotte NC 28205
  • | 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, Schiele Museum, Gastonia, exhibits, From the Earth to the Universe
    - James H. Planetarium and Science Theater presents: From the Earth to the Universe.

    The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. Go on a journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes. Revel in the splendor of various worlds, scorching stars, and the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Tues.-Fri, 2pm; Sat., 11am and 1pm; Sun., 2 PM,

    Cost
    $3 per person in addition to museum admission
    The Schiele Museum
    1500 E. Garrison Blvd Gastonia NC
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Charlotte, NC
    - Savor new experiences and favorite spots as more than 130 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area offer 3 courses at dinner for only $30 or $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity).

    Reservations are recommended. Take a mouthwatering tour through the participating restaurants' prix fixe menus, and book your tables today. It's the best of Charlotte dining for a deal!
    Participating Charlotte area restaurants
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Clearwater Artist Studios, Concord, NC, Earth Wind Fire, Exhibition
    - ClearWater Artist Studios is excited to announce and invite the public to view a special Guest Artist Exhibition in the CW Main Gallery: “Earth, Wind & Fire,” on view January 7 – February 3, 2017

    This joint show juxtaposes the different styles of four artists: Regina Calton Burchett, ClearWater Resident artist (pastels + oil); Debbie Rasberry (pastels); Carmella Jarvi (glass); and Chris Craft (encaustics).

    These artists, whose work all explores different elemental relationships between form and color, the eye and the hand, perception and expression, and the elements of Nature, come together with their very different styles in a joint celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire. The show will fill the 2,000+ sq-ft Main Gallery in ClearWater Artist Studios.

    The Opening Reception, Friday January 13, 2017 from 6-8:30pm, will feature all four artists, with refreshments, music, and discussion, along with an artist demonstration and talk by Chris Craft, encaustic painter, at 7pm during the reception.

    Additional Artist Demonstrations will be held the following day, during Second Saturday Open Studios at ClearWater, which runs 10am – 4pm (other resident artists with studios open). Regina Burchett’s pastel demo and talk will be at Noon, Saturday 1/14; and Carmella Jarvi will give a glass demo and talk at 2pm.

    Burchett, whose background includes architectural stone drafting, creates pastels and oil paintings of sweeping cloud-scapes and skies, capturing the intricacy of light and shadow; she works “until I feel it reaches a spiritual level.” Jarvi took a decades-long fascination with depicting water in her paintings, and switched to glass as her medium in 2011. She considers her works, still focusing on water, as ‘paintings in glass.’ Craft paints abstract landscapes in encaustic, or wax-based paint, which can be carved, drawn and painted on in interpreting the imagery of his imagination. The fourth artist, Debbie Rasberry, originally from South Africa, skillfully addresses both wildlife and landscapes in pastels, with a keen eye for color and light. The artists’ work can be viewed on their respective websites: click for details, click for details, click for details, and click for details

    ClearWater’s Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment. The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent out for private events and parties.
    ClearWater Artist Studio
    223 Crowell Dr. NW Concord NC 28025
    704.784.9535
  • | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, Snow White
    - A rambunctious group of travelling actors decides to perform the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This commedia dell’arte performance features actors in exaggerated masks recreating the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, complete with slapstick comedy and a healthy dose of silliness. This world-premiere comedy will have kids and parents in stitches!

    Visit website for show times and tickets!
    Recommended for ages 4 and older
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, New Kid
    - Nick and his family are leaving their native country of Homeland and moving to America. But upon arrival in the “land of opportunity,” they discover a wildly different culture and are struck by prejudices they didn’t expect. In Dennis Foon’s clever play, Nick and his Homelander family speak English while the Americans speak a gibberish language, allowing the audience to experience what it is like to be an outsider overwhelmed by a new place.

    Recommended for ages 8 and older

    Visit website for tickets and show times.
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00am | Kids, kids, babies, wiggle, mama and me
    - You and your mama friends are invited to bring the kiddos out each week for a special 2 hour music time! After a 30-minute interactive music class, led by one of our instructors, we'll fill the room with fun activities for an hour and a half of free play. ​We'll have tunnels, instruments, legos, books, and more to keep your tiny human creatively playing while you catch up with friends or finish a little work. A separate play area will be designed for our non-walkers.

    For your convenience tables and chairs will be set-up, so feel free to bring your coffee and snacks, and whatever else will make your time more comfortable.
    Lanti Music
    323 Unionville-Indian Trail Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
    Allie Hopkins 704.269.8420 lantimusic@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Kids, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, Charlotte, NC, Budding Adventures, kids activities
    - Calling all kids 3-6 yrs old! Come and explore animals, plant-life and their habitats. Enjoy crafts, games, puppets and many other great activities!
    ​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
    2900 Rocky River Rd. Charlotte NC 28215
    Chris Matthews 980.314.1019 Chris.Matthews@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, Goldilocks, 3 bears
    - Head over to Wells Fargo Playhouse for a performance of one of the classics, Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

    Cost: $10

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Times vary by day. See website for details
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Daily Specials, Family, Kid friendly, $3, Special, Food, Lunch, Drinks, Dine In, Pick Up, Burgers
    - $3 Bowling Games Mon-Fri 11am-4pm & All Day on Tuesdays. Including shoes!
    - Limited Time Offer -

    Dine-In with us! Bar & Grill open all day, hot food & cold drinks!
    facebook.com/foxsalley


    Not valid with any other offers, promotions, or discounts.
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, business networking luncheon, Union County Chamber of Commerce, Monroe, NC
    - Join us for the first Business Networking Luncheon of the year as Fabi Preslar, Founder and President of SPARK Publications and Publisher of b2bTRIBE magazine, shares the valuable perspective of stepping up and out of your comfort zone for opportunities to grow your business.

    Some key points you will learn from Fabi are:

    Step up when an opportunity taps and knocks
    Step out of your comfort zone and take a chance
    Toss your hat in the ring and introduce yourself
    Grow your business through testimonials and awards
    Come have lunch with us and start off the year with a unique perspective for your business!

    Catering by Mia Famiglia
    Union County Chamber of Commerce Office
    903 Skyway Dr. Monroe NC 28110
    Chamber Staff 704.289.4567 info@unioncountycoc.com
  • | 6:00pm - | Special Interest, classic cruisers, Monroe, NC
    - Poplin Place – Target Shopping Center 3001 W. Roosevelt Blvd. (Hwy. 74) Monroe, NC

    Classic Cruisers of Monroe

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

    Lots of parking for your Classic Car or Truck

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

    • Great location for the entire family

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

    • New faces and cars always welcome

    • Street Rods, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, Hot Trucks, Trick Trucks, Lead Sleds, and more.
    Poplin Place
    3001 W. Roosevelt Blvd. (Hwy. 74) Monroe NC 28110
    Jim 704.289.6208
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, Vision Board Party, Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, Charlotte, NC
    - Cost: Members are Free

    Guests: $20.00

    A Vision Board Party is a fun way to create the life you want for yourself.


    What is a vision board?


    It’s creating a visual representation of what you envision for your life. It allows you to define and clarify your aspirations, reinforce them and keep your intentions focused. You can put anything on the board: where you want to travel, your career path, the type of home or car you want, do you want children, a family… Whatever you want in this lifetime. And once you create yours, it’s there to keep you inspired and motivated to move forward in life.


    Bring your vision to life


    It’s not enough to just create the board. You need to change your routine and surround yourself with your vision.

    So take a picture of it and put it as your screen saver, on your phone, somewhere in your bedroom or bathroom where you see it daily. Look at it every day as part of your daily affirmations.

    No matter what happens during the day, a vision board is a constant reminder of where you intend to be. And whenever you’re faced with a difficult decision, look at your vision board. The right choice will be easier to determine when you look at it through the lens of figuring out what will get you closer to you dreams.

    What's provided for you:

    Poster Board, Glue Sticks, Some items to use for Boards. Light Appetizers.

    What to Bring:

    Scissors, old magazines, personal photos, visual materials, glitter if you want to spice it up!

    Members RSVP to: MMiller@BusinessSorority.com. Guest RSVP will be recorded once paid through paypal, no need to e-mail.
    Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
    2220 Thrift Rd. Charlotte NC 28208
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Kids, Zumba, Ja'Makin Me Crazy Fitness, Indian Trail, Cultural Arts Center, NC
    - Ready for a mid-week pick-me-up? Join the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center every Wednesday for FREE Zumba compliments of Ja'Makin Me Crazy Fitness Foundation.
    While the program is free, donations are accepted to help cover instructor costs.
    Pre-registration is not required.
    Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center
    100 Navajo Trail Indian Trail NC 28079
    Indian Trail Parks and Rec 704.821.8114 recreation@admin.indiantrail.org
  • | Schools and Education, Union County NC, school closings
    - TRAD schools closed
     
           
  • | 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, Schiele Museum, Gastonia, exhibits, From the Earth to the Universe
    - James H. Planetarium and Science Theater presents: From the Earth to the Universe.

    The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. Go on a journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes. Revel in the splendor of various worlds, scorching stars, and the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Tues.-Fri, 2pm; Sat., 11am and 1pm; Sun., 2 PM,

    Cost
    $3 per person in addition to museum admission
    The Schiele Museum
    1500 E. Garrison Blvd Gastonia NC
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Charlotte, NC
    - Savor new experiences and favorite spots as more than 130 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area offer 3 courses at dinner for only $30 or $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity).

    Reservations are recommended. Take a mouthwatering tour through the participating restaurants' prix fixe menus, and book your tables today. It's the best of Charlotte dining for a deal!
    Participating Charlotte area restaurants
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Clearwater Artist Studios, Concord, NC, Earth Wind Fire, Exhibition
    - ClearWater Artist Studios is excited to announce and invite the public to view a special Guest Artist Exhibition in the CW Main Gallery: “Earth, Wind & Fire,” on view January 7 – February 3, 2017

    This joint show juxtaposes the different styles of four artists: Regina Calton Burchett, ClearWater Resident artist (pastels + oil); Debbie Rasberry (pastels); Carmella Jarvi (glass); and Chris Craft (encaustics).

    These artists, whose work all explores different elemental relationships between form and color, the eye and the hand, perception and expression, and the elements of Nature, come together with their very different styles in a joint celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire. The show will fill the 2,000+ sq-ft Main Gallery in ClearWater Artist Studios.

    The Opening Reception, Friday January 13, 2017 from 6-8:30pm, will feature all four artists, with refreshments, music, and discussion, along with an artist demonstration and talk by Chris Craft, encaustic painter, at 7pm during the reception.

    Additional Artist Demonstrations will be held the following day, during Second Saturday Open Studios at ClearWater, which runs 10am – 4pm (other resident artists with studios open). Regina Burchett’s pastel demo and talk will be at Noon, Saturday 1/14; and Carmella Jarvi will give a glass demo and talk at 2pm.

    Burchett, whose background includes architectural stone drafting, creates pastels and oil paintings of sweeping cloud-scapes and skies, capturing the intricacy of light and shadow; she works “until I feel it reaches a spiritual level.” Jarvi took a decades-long fascination with depicting water in her paintings, and switched to glass as her medium in 2011. She considers her works, still focusing on water, as ‘paintings in glass.’ Craft paints abstract landscapes in encaustic, or wax-based paint, which can be carved, drawn and painted on in interpreting the imagery of his imagination. The fourth artist, Debbie Rasberry, originally from South Africa, skillfully addresses both wildlife and landscapes in pastels, with a keen eye for color and light. The artists’ work can be viewed on their respective websites: click for details, click for details, click for details, and click for details

    ClearWater’s Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment. The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent out for private events and parties.
    ClearWater Artist Studio
    223 Crowell Dr. NW Concord NC 28025
    704.784.9535
  • | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, Snow White
    - A rambunctious group of travelling actors decides to perform the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This commedia dell’arte performance features actors in exaggerated masks recreating the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, complete with slapstick comedy and a healthy dose of silliness. This world-premiere comedy will have kids and parents in stitches!

    Visit website for show times and tickets!
    Recommended for ages 4 and older
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • | Kids, Children's Theatre, Wells Fargo Playhouse, Charlotte, NC, New Kid
    - Nick and his family are leaving their native country of Homeland and moving to America. But upon arrival in the “land of opportunity,” they discover a wildly different culture and are struck by prejudices they didn’t expect. In Dennis Foon’s clever play, Nick and his Homelander family speak English while the Americans speak a gibberish language, allowing the audience to experience what it is like to be an outsider overwhelmed by a new place.

    Recommended for ages 8 and older

    Visit website for tickets and show times.
    Children's Theatre of Charlotte
    300 E. Seventh Street Charlotte NC 28202
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 10:45am | Arts and Entertainment, adult art classes, pottery, sculpture, Indian Trail, Cultural Arts Center, NC
    - Adults will have the opportunity to learn Arts Delivered on a weekly basis. Adults will explore and experiment using hand-building, sculpture, the pottery wheel and glazing. All skills are taught during class for beginners. Experienced students are free to explore and create on their own.
    All participants must pre-register. Click the link on the side to register.
    Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center
    100 Navajo Trail Indian Trail NC 28079
    Indian Trail Parks and Rec 704.821.8114 recreation@admin.indiantrail.org

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