Can you believe it? This is the final weekend of April! It seems like it was only a few days ago we were talking about the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and the Queen City Feast Week. Time certainly is a well-oiled string that is quickly sliding between our fingers. Now, as we complete April, and move into the beginning of May, there are thoughts of pools, vacations, new memories, and ‘freedom’. Over the next several weeks, young people will graduate from High School and College. Families will travel to their traditional get-away destinations and neighborhoods will be filled with kids playing in the streets (yes, that still happens in 2017). What about you? What does the changing of the seasons and (progressive) spring months mean to you? The availability of the nicer, warmer weather certainly opens the Queen City up to all kinds of exciting events and participation opportunities. Even though the school year end is close at hand, it’s never a bad idea to learn something new as a family. Even though you may have that intent on working that “extra” couple hours for your vacation fund, there are some fantastic charity events going on that you could contribute to (and have a lot of fun at). If you want to experience a new food, or be vastly cultured by some talented artists, this week’s edition of Things To Do This Weekend will help put you in the right direction. As we close out April, take the following examples as gifts the Charlotte Metro area has provided and get out and LIVE!
This charity jazz band concert will expose the community to the different non-profit organizations that are serving in various ways. The Charlotte Jazz Band, The King’s Kitchen, Encore Catering, Friendship Trays, and Share Charlotte (all local non-profit organizations) are touching lives and offering hope to the citizens of The Queen City and surrounding areas. The proceeds from this event will go to Share Charlotte.
Palisades Park Elementary Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Friday, April 28 @ 10:00am
The Palisades Country Club
13704 Grand Palisades Parkway
100% of the proceeds will go toward Palisades Park Elementary School to support STEM education such as new technology, classroom supplies, special events, teachers’ materials and other needs not covered in the annual budget.
Emily Bronte’s literary masterpiece, “WUTHERING HEIGHTS”, is a passionate story of love and revenge. Unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Catherine who, despite a deep affection for one another, are forced to live apart by circumstance and prejudice.
That’s What She Said – All Girl Improv Show
Saturday, April 29 @ 8:00pm
Charlotte Comedy Theater at Wet Willies
900 NC Music Factory Blvd
Join Charlotte’s first and only all-female ensemble as they perform a stellar long/short form show that allows you to see the world through the eyes of the Divine feminine. If you ever thought “chicks aren’t funny”, then you clearly have never seen the ladies of CCT do their thing.
Family-Fun Puzzle Run
Saturday, April 29 @ 7:00am
NorthCross Shopping Center
10025 Biddick Ln
Huntersville, NC – (704) 295-4037
It’s the second annual family fun PUZZLE RUN! THE SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY FUN PUZZLE RUN! For over 45 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. The Family Fun Puzzle Run is a fun-for-the-whole-family 5k that starts and finishes at the Northcross Shopping Center in Huntersville, NC.
Enjoy this family-filled day of fun, exercise, and music. You don’t want to miss the variety of activities including Zumba, fitness demos, food trucks and much, much, more. Come out to the McCrorey YMCA and experience a morning guaranteed to keep you moving and groovin’ as a family!
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet with CMS hiring managers. There will be participation from more than 50 schools district-wide. Schools will be interviewing and selecting candidates for licensed/certified positions including, teachers, media specialists, and counselors. Candidates from both in and out of state are welcome.
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.
Charlotte’s finest restaurants will come together to provide a tour of the world via wine and tapas. Each participating establishment will offer a pre-selected menu of perfectly paired wine and tapas – two glasses of wine with two tapas for either $30 or $35, depending on the restaurant.
Get a taste of the best food, entertainment, and culture from seven different regions all around the Carolinas, all in one day! Come to enjoy gourmet food and handcrafted beverages, homemade arts and crafts, first-rate entertainment, and memorable experiences from North Carolina’s Asheville and the mountains, Outer Banks, and Lexington — South Carolina’s Upstate, BBQ region, Lowcountry, and Charleston.