Wanna’ see some 4-year-olds take Matt to school? Today’s your day.
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Students Take Matt to School
The kiddos at Charlotte Bilingual Preschool have a lot to teach Matt about weird English phrases – so he packed a lunch and spent some time with them and the amazing staff at this extraordinary school. BONUS LESSON: Thanks to CBP’s partnership with Apparo (which provides free and low-cost technology help for nonprofits and skilled volunteer opportunities for our community), the students also set Matt straight on some outdated technology.
Apparo is a sponsor of the HUG Micro-Grant program. HUG provides $250 micro-grants to Charlotte creatives.
You made it. Today’s the day. If you’ve voted early, kick back and watch the results. If not, stop reading and start voting.
Much has been made of the 1/4 cent sales tax increase that’s designated to fund arts, parks and education. It’s generated a lot of conversation because it’s an issue worth thinking about, reading about and triangulating. And, there are unanswered questions about how it will work. We’ve rendered our own position — we’re FOR! it. And, we’ve allowed Davita Galloway to share hers, including a Q & A she conducted on Facebook last night. But, ANY sales tax increase, especially one that’s pushing our sales tax limits, should be taken seriously. Luckily, if you’re late to the game, a Google search will present you with lots to consider. There’s time to read and decide for yourself before you vote.
It’s not the only reason to vote today. We’re voting for our mayor, city council members and school board representatives, too.
Our ultimate request is that however you vote, you DO vote … even if you disagree with us. There are no real absolutes at the ballot box. No candidate or measure is 100% good or 100% bad. The only absolute is that if you don’t vote, there’s not much you can really say about what happens next.
Here are some resources to help you vote today:
Find your polling station.
See a sample ballot for your district.
Charlotte is blessed with incredible events every day. You can’t make them all, you know, unless you have unlimited funds and can bend the space/time continuum. And, if you can … there are probably better applications for that. Here are a few of our faves this week.
Sunday, Nov. 10 – 1 to 3PM
Here’s the best offer you’ll get all week … you can stay in your PJs as long as you like on Sunday, especially if you register for the Pajama Walk and take a stroll for good around Freedom Park with hundreds of Charlotteans while enjoying a carnival, live entertainment, Kosher food trucks and more. All funds raised will go directly to support social opportunities for Children & Teens with special needs at Friendship Circle and the training & employment program for specially talented young adults at ZABS Place in Matthews. Read more and register.
PLA-STIK\ A Pop up Perspective Art Show
Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 7 to 9PM
Charlotte creativity on display … and for sale! This one-night-only event on the edge of NoDa features eclectic new works by artists Eva Crawford, Brandon Willette, Amy Cruz, Amber Ellis, Tracy Sanchez, Kellee Stall and fashion designer Will White. Complimentary wine will be served (while it lasts) and the evening will feature a brief panel discussion with the artists at 8PM. Read more about this event.
Three Nights of Jazz with Doc Postle
Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9 – 7:15PM
Middle C Jazz
If you were at 980Fest, then you saw our royal trumpeters bring world-class fanfare to each of our proclamations. One of the members of our royal musical guard was Matthew Postle (aka Doc Postle), a professional trumpeter and full-time music instructor at CPCC. If you want to hear Matthew’s soulful brassy notes for yourself, he has three shows coming up at Middle C Jazz uptown. He’ll be playing November 7-9, so you have three chances to schedule an appointment with the Doc. To purchase your tickets to the Doc’s shows, click here.
Are you ready to cap off 2019 and head into 2020 with a career move? Well, lucky for you, two of Charlotte’s best creative companies are looking for talent. Here are the deets.
AVAILABLE POSITION: Moss Art Project Manager
The brilliant ladies of #thesavageway — inventors of Clean Graffiti and Moss Art — are looking for a project manager who is “detail-oriented, an excellent communicator, has a positive attitude and is eager to learn” to be responsible for “all Moss Art project logistics, coordinating every detail of a project to ensure that communication with vendors, schedule, cost and quality control are met.” Creative people need methodical people to keep the genius on track. If that’s you, read more and apply.
AVAILABLE POSITION: Operations Assistant
SkillPop says this position is “responsible for managing & preparing materials for our 20+ classes per week here in Charlotte. The ideal candidate is insanely detail-oriented, has great time management skills and is positive + easy to work with. They’ll be working closely with the whole team out of our office at Hygge Coworking (Remount).” Read more and apply here.
From skill development classes to offering dental services and affordable clothing, the Goodwill Opportunity Campus on Wilkinson Blvd. works every day to support Charlotteans and make the Queen City a better place for all. Since 2016, the state-of-the-art Leon Levine Opportunity Center on campus has provided clients access to classrooms, computer labs and conference rooms. Clients can also receive assistance with nutrition, healthcare, education and finance. Whether or not you’re using the direct services of Goodwill, there’s a lot for the public to enjoy at the Opportunity Center, from the GW retail store that offers fashionable picks and gifts cultivated from donations to the fantastic (and affordable) food at the Community Table Bistro.
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
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