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May Happenings

 Music: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tim McGraw, Chris Botti, Carolina Rebellion, Imagine Dragons, Band of Horses, Paramore, Smashing Pumpkins, RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center, Food Lion Speed Street with Sister Hazel and SWV, Sara Bareilles, Lyle Lovett

Food: Chow Down Uptown with area food trucks, Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival , Charlotte Italian Festival, 2nd Annual VegFest

Performing Arts: War Horse, Traces, Avenue Q

Festivals: The Patriot Festival Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, Buskapoolza Street Performance Festival, Spring Pottery Festival , Charlotte Shakespeare Festival , Fanta Festival , NC Brewers & Music Festival, BikeFest in Plaza Midwood

Walks/Runs: Memorial Day Trail Race, Krispy Freme Doughnut Dash, Zombie Run, Ramblin’ Rose, The Great Glow Run, AIDS Walk

Other eventsMeck Dec Day, New South for the new Southerner series at the Levine Museum of the New South, Coca-Cola 600, Metrolina Expo Marketplace, Charlie Murphy, Kevin James, Drew Carey

For the kids: Bye Bye Birdie, Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Free Comic Book Day, Movies in the Park

For the “furry” kids: Charlotte Pet Expo, Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th! National Mom’s Nite Out at South Park mall, Mother’s Day at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Purses with a Purpose

Outside of Charlotte: South Carolina Strawberry Festival

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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New in Town?

Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina! Home to banking, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and good eats. It’s the city that has a little bit of everything, all served up with some good ol’ Southern hospitality. If you are a newcomer to the Queen City, we’ve compiled a list of helpful sites to get you acclimated to your new home.


Dining at CSL

Although there is no cafeteria on campus, there are food vendors that come each week.

Restaurants Near CSL

Freedom Drive: Cookout, Showmars, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Captain D’s

Wilkinson Blvd: Burger King, Subway (located inside Wal-Mart), Starbucks

West Charlotte is slowly but surely offering its residents with more dining opportunities. If you want to expand your culinary boundaries outside of the traditional fast food, may we suggest Savor, Open Kitchen, and Pinky’s.

Savor is a cozy spot where you can find blue plate specials served hot and fast, refreshing strawberry lemonade and freshly baked goodies.

Open Kitchen is all things Italian, calling West Morehead home for more than 50 years.

Pinky’s is the offspring of the Penguin which is projected to open later this year. No doubt patrons will come to find a similar menu featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries.

Restaurants 5-10 miles from CSL:

Morehead Street: Dilworth Neighborhood Grill, Frankie’s, Art’s BBQ, Morehead Street Tavern

East Blvd: Big Daddy’s, Just Fresh, Showmars, Brixx, Cantina 1511, Kabob Grill, Roly Poly, Outback, Carolina Smoothies, Starbucks, Caribou, 300 East, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Dikadee’s Deli, Bruegger’s Bagels

Kings Blvd: Mama Ricotta’s, Wok Express, Target, Maharani Indian, Arby’s, Subway, Trader Joe’s, Wendy’s

South Blvd: Fuel Pizza, Chipotle, Five Guys, Noodle & Co., Owen’s Bagels, Carrabba’s, Nikko, Sub Station, Laurel Market South, Einstein Bagels

Gateway Village: Bojangles, Subway, Pie Town, Quizno’s, Donatos Pizza, Cedar Street Tavern

Fun things to do in and around Charlotte

Sporting Events: Panthers Football

Knights Baseball

Bobcats Basketball

Checkers Hockey


Concerts at Time Warner Cable Arena, Ovens Auditorium (By the way, did you know this is where Graduation 2009 was held?), Bojangles Coliseum, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Performances and Plays at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Epicentre: Howl at the Moon, Wild Wing Café, BlackFinn, Mez, Cold Stone Creamery, Whiskey River, Bowling, Movies, Pizza, Suite, Chinese, Smoothie King, Fudgery, IndoChine Grill, PJ’s Coffee, Alive After Five

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Hiking at Crowders Mountain

White Water Rafting Center

For those who are pinching their pennies, www.charlotteonthecheap.com highlights a wide variety of deals, ranging from food, to fashion to cultural events (many of them kid-friendly) all at irresistible deals.

Other sites to check out:


Shopping in and around Charlotte

South Park Mall

Northlake Mall

Carolina Place Mall

Concord Mills Mall

Birkdale Village


Need any more helpful tips? Just ask any one of our staff. We will be glad to point you in the right direction!

-Jamie Sunnycalb-


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