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Fun And Free Events For Your First Week Of 2012!

January 2, 2012 7:01 PM

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By: Scott Heavey/ Getty Images Sport

Happy New Year! Begin your 2012 with fun, festive and above all free events! Check out some places that are helping you keep your resolution of combining fun and economical outings! From chamber music to crafts! You are bound to find a great time!

The First Tuesdays Free Chamber Music Series

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On the first Tuesday of the month, you and your family or friends can enjoy free chamber music. Concerts are performed in Uptown Charlotte at First Presbyterian Church, located on 200 West Trade Street! The concerts are at 12:10 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. The evening concert includes a wine and cheese reception at King’s Kitchen! Leading local and regional professional musicians that Charlotte Chamber Music compensates play live music for all to enjoy! So for a great time and to begin your 2012 with fun, culture and musical magic, consider free music!

Additional Information:

(704) 335-0009

Charlotte Chamber Music First Tuesdays Music Calendar:
January 3rd, 2012: Opus One: Famous Firsts for the First of the Year
February 7th, 2012: Brahms in Love
March 6th, 2012: Aria, with Variations
April 3rd, 2012: The Seasons of Tchaikovsky
May 1st, 2012: Sound The Trumpet

Gather more information here!

Free crafts at Michael’s In January!

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During the month of January, allow the kids or the kid in you take part in free crafts and demos this at Michael’s! Some of the crafts require a purchase, but the crafting is free. Other supplies and crafts require no purchase.
Check out the schedule here!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 11am to 1pm: School Box Time Capsule (requires purchase of pencil box.)
Saturday, January 7th, 1pm to 3pm: Yarn Backpack Buddy
Saturday, January 7th, 3pm to 4pm: Multi-strand Chain Yarn Scarf Demo
Sunday, January 8th, 1pm to 2pm, Mixed Media Visual Journal Demo (adults only)
Sunday, January 8th, 2pm to 3pm: Thank you card demo (adults only)
Saturday, January 14th, 10am to 12pm: Model car event (requires purchase of car kit.)
Sunday, January 15th, 2pm to 3pm: Clay Text Embossing Set Demo (adults only)
Saturday, January 21st, 10am to 12pm: Fancy Nancy design a tiara & story-time

Check out Michael’s today!

Free Ice Skating Lessons & Hockey Intro Classes!

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Extreme Ice Center is offering free intro ice skating lessons as well as free intro to hockey every Saturday in January and February! Both programs, which are designed for kids 5-10 years old, offer children basic skills to participants! Learn from professionals various tips and techniques for successfully taking to the ice! Each participant also receives a goodie bag filled with coupons and freebies from local businesses and the XIC. Public session skating for participants is free on the day of your lesson.

Additional Information:

Extreme Ice Center
4705 Indian Trail – Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC

Visit the Extreme Ice Center website today for more information!

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