Here are tips and advice from local, experienced outdoorsmen to make your next adventure a successful one:
A crawl has a unique ability of amassing individuals with a common interest. The transient excursions center around many topics, such as history, art, gardening, books, restaurants, coffee, beer and wine. The pub crawl is one of America’s most popular social happenings. Pub crawls date back to the 1915′s and rarely had a structured route. Charlotte has claimed title to the world’s largest pub crawl with its St. Paddy’s Day event!
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!
It will soon be outdoor summer concert season in Charlotte! Whether it’s a daylong affair or just a few hours, these outdoor concert picks are guaranteed for some fun in the sun.
Glorious spring ushers in Easter celebrations. It’s a time of sunrise church services, snow-white lilies, bunnies, baskets, eggs and new dresses. Celebrated in a religious or secular fashion, family and friends gather for beloved customs and traditions. Get the kids chopping the carrots and glazing the ham, or brunch out at a Charlotte restaurant. Enjoy the fresh, new colors of a spring-time landscape while running for global causes. It’s a wonderful season to celebrate the newness of life!
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:
Most grandparents love to spend time with their grandkids and believe it’s the most fulfilling thing in life. While many grandparents live near the kids and see them weekly, others wish they could live even closer. Whether they live nearby, under the same roof or across the country, here are five places in Charlotte to help create bonding experiences between the generations.
Economic growth is expected to remain at a low ebb for 2013. According to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the U.S. economy will expand by a mere 2.1% this year. Those with jobs will see their paychecks diminish from burgeoning tax increases. The NABE says the number of workers without a job will remain high, around 7.7%. Whether a seasoned professional making a career transition or a college graduate, here are five Charlotte job-seeker resources and tips:
Victorian-era Valentine’s Day was shared between lovers with romantic paper sentiments adorned with frills, lace, cupids, gloves, bluebirds and hearts. It is during this time that food, expressly chocolates sold in elaborately decorated boxes, became popularly associated with this holiday. Today, February 14 is celebrated by family members with cookie baking, crafts and special meals. Friends see it as a non-romantic occasion for celebration during the doldrums of winter. Begin a family tradition, gather the friends or enjoy a lovers’ night out at one of these five Charlotte-area locations.
Be prepared for these adverse conditions, whether it’s snow, ice, tornado-strength winds, flash flooding, accidental disasters or terrorism.