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Best Railroad Experiences Near Charlotte For Kids

Check out these ideas for railroad experiences in the Charlotte area.

CBS Charlotte–06/28/2013

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Best Activities To Do With Dad In Charlotte

ith Father’s Day around the corner, these activities are a great way for kids to spend time with the number one man in their lives.

06/14/2013

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Best Summer Reading Events For Kids In Charlotte

Check out these summer reading events in the Charlotte area

05/31/2013

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Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In Charlotte

Check out these late night activities for a refreshing change of pace from normal nights out in Charlotte.

CBS Charlotte–05/30/2013

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Best Breeders In Charlotte

Check out these places around Charlotte to help you get started with pet ownership.

05/17/2013

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Best Places For Graduation Parties In Charlotte

Who said a graduation party has to be indoors. How does roasting marshmallows and making smores over a bonfire sound? For those who have just completed four years of high school or moving on to the professional world with a college degree, it’s time for a little celebrating! Look beyond the backyard. Maybe, to the banks of Lake Wylie!

05/03/2013

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Pick-A-Side: What Is The Best Mother’s Day Activity?

Having a hard time trying to figure out what to do with your mom this mother’s day? Check out these activities and pick your favorite one!

04/29/2013

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Best Circus Experiences In Charlotte

Circus entertainment grew out of trick-riding equestrian shows in England during the second half of the eighteenth century. Horses were the real stars of these shows! Then came acrobatic clowns on horseback, performing daring flips, balancing tricks and pantomime. America’s love with the old-time circus began in the 1820s. The traveling tent circus, an American innovation, was created by a New York entrepreneur. A menagerie of animals, enthralling all ages, accompanied the big-top shows. Performing arts dating back to ancient Egypt and China, such as juggling, were added to the evolution of this American institution. Two rings were expanded to ten, electrifying aerial shows and rope walkers made it the nation’s top drawing entertainment!

04/12/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Passover 2013 With Kids In Charlotte

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is celebrated March 25 to April 2 this year. The origins of Passover centered around ancient Israel spring celebrations of the first grain harvest and the birth of the first lambs. The multi-faith theme of this holiday is redemption. It is a remembrance of the night when God passed over the homes of the Israelites during the tenth plague and the exodus out of slavery in Egypt to freedom. The focus of Pesach is the Seder. It is a symbolic-rich meal completed in 15 steps that tells the story of God’s grace from bondage to freedom. In Charlotte, Passover will be celebrated in homes, community gatherings, temples and churches:

03/15/2013

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Best Places For Apple Picking In Charlotte

Take a weekend drive through the open farmland and hillsides of North Carolina. Not far from Charlotte metro, enjoy meadows speckled with wildflowers and roadside stands brimming with apples. Explore lush fields of apple trees — the picking season kicked off Labor Day — and pack a picnic lunch for a budget-friendly fall weekend. Don’t forget homemade, hot apple pie or apple cider donuts for dessert.

09/14/2012

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