Event Name When Where Description
Taste of Bioneers Conference 11/21/2014 Asheville The Lenoir-Rhyne University - Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville will host its third annual Taste of Bioneers Conference, on the evenings of November 14th, 19th and 21st beginning at 5:30 p.m. The conference will take place at the Center (also home to the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center) located at 36 Montford Avenue. Dr. Keith McDade is the Assistant Professor of Sustainability Studies program and Co-Director of the Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources at LRU which are sponsoring this year’s conference. “At our past two conferences, we explored strategies for building a more sustainable and resilient community,” McDade said. “This year’s conference aims to build better bridges and networks to accomplish some of those tasks.” more at asheville.lr.edu
Charlotte International Auto Show 11/21/2014 Charlotte Charlotte International Auto Show...November 20th through the 23rd at the Charlotte Convention Center. Friday, November 21st 12noon – 9pm Saturday, November 22nd 10am – 10pm Sunday, November 23rd 10am – 6pm For more go to charlotteautoshow.com
Carolina Renaissance Festival 11/23/2014 Huntersville, NC The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment, arts and crafts marketplace, a jousting tournament, a feast fit for royalty, and much much more. The 21st annual season is open Saturdays and Sundays, from October 4th to November 23rd, 2014. The Carolina Renaissance Festival was introduced in 1994 with six acres of exhibits, attractions and entertainment. The event has grown into a twenty acre theme park filled with charming cottages and castles, kitchens and pubs, and a most unusual collection of people powered rides and games of skill - all nestled in 325 acres of pristine woodlands just north of Charlotte, NC. The Carolina event has grown to be one of the largest of the Renaissance fairs nationwide. Tree lined lanes are filled with over 100 purveyors of crafts and food, and non-stop music and comedy shows are presented on 11 stages every event day. This is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics ongoing all around you! You can sit back and watch, or you can become a part of the action, surrounded by over 500 costumed characters roaming the festival village. The village lanes are full of peasants singing sea-faring songs and street entertainers surprising you with tall tales and tricks, each with a role to play. You can experience the clashing of armor and the thundering of hooves daily with full combat jousts at the King's Tournament Arena. More at renfestinfo.com
Nativity Drama 12/5/2014 Lenoir, NC Looking for a new holiday tradition for you and your family? The outdoor walk-thru drama “God and Angels Speak” will lift your spirit and warm your heart. The Resurrection Hope Church, 732 Stacy Place SW, located off the Walt Arney Road in the Whitnel section of Lenoir will present a Living Nativity December 5, 6, 7 each evening from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m ResurrectionHope.org
Brian Setzer Orchestra Concert 12/6/2014 Ovens Auditorium The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! Tour, and will play Ovens Auditorium on Saturday, December 6. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His December concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics. More at ovensauditorium.com
Christmas in the Park 12/6/2014 Banner Elk, NC Banner Elk's Christmas in the Park 2014 will be held on Saturday, December 6th. Website: www.bannerelk.org/christmas Details: The Parade of Lights will begin at 5pm at Lees-McRae College. No registration necessary. The parade will include Avery County High Schools marching band. After the parade, the park will be filled with luminaries, and Christmas fun! Take a train ride to Santa's workshop, where children can meet Santa and his elves, eat cookies, and write letters to Santa. Enjoy a live nativity scene. Watch "Arthur Christmas" on an outdoor movie screen.
Charlotte Curling Grand Opening 12/13/2014 North Charlotte The Charlotte Curling Association is hosting a Grand Opening – Community Open House for its new dedicated facility in North Charlotte on Saturday, December 13 from 1:00-4:00 pm. The Charlotte Curling Association is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization founded in 2010 with a mission of increasing awareness and participation in the sport of curling and promoting the spirit of curling in the Greater Charlotte community. You can also find more information about our organization on our website: http://charlottecurling.com/
Veterans Flu Shots 12/13/2014 Charlotte/Hickory In an effort to make getting annual flu vaccinations more convenient, the Salisbury VA Medical Center is offering drive-thru flu clinics at the Salisbury VAMC and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Hickory. The vaccinations are free for Veterans and are being offered from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Any Veteran interested in receiving a vaccination doesn’t even have to get out of their vehicle, but must show a VA healthcare enrollment card at the time of vaccination. The Salisbury VAMC provided more than 25,000 flu vaccinations for Veterans last year. For more information about the drive thru clinics or flu vaccinations, contact Adkins at (704) 638-9000, Ext. 2848.
Christmas Lights Display 12/28/2014 Valdese, NC www.waldensiantrailoffaith.com 17th Annual Christmas Lights Display at the Waldensian Trail of Faith Dates: Tuesday Nov 25th - Saturday Dec 28th, 2014 6 pm - 9 pm (every night) Location: 401 Church Street NW, Valdese NC 28690 No admission fee, we will accept donations serving hot apple cider and hot chocolate for $1 per cup
Fleetwood Mac Concert 3/7/2015 Charlotte -Fleetwood Mac's tour will make a stop in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 7th. Tickets go on sale October 20th. Fleetwood Mac is known for their hits like "Go Your Own Way," "Little Lies," and "Don't Stop."
John Mellencamp Concert 3/27/2015 Ovens Auditorium John Mellencamp "Plain Spoken" Tour Coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte March 27, 2015 Tickets for on sale Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will perform live at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Plain Spoken" 2015 North American tour. Tickets go on sale for the show on Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.johnmellencamp.com, www.axs.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets are $40.50 - $117.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.