Hammers & Ales 2018

The Charlotte Community ToolBank held its 6th annual Hammers & Ales fundraiser on September 8, at C3 Lab in South End. Attendees enjoyed music from Coconut Grove Band, food from Noble Smoke and beer tastings provided by Kit's Trackside Crafts and Tryon Distributing. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Charlotte Community ToolBank. 

Grand Opening Saladbration at Verde

Dozens gathered to enjoy $5 Signature Creation Bowls + Wraps and free samples at Verde's Grand Opening Saladbration on September 26. Guests were given scratch off cards with prizes such as free Verde for a year, a discount off their next salad, free seasonal toppings and more. 

30th Annual Great Gatsby Gala

The 30th Annual Great Gatsby Gala brought in more than $200,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In late August, guests danced the night away at the Hilton Charlotte Center City in their finest Roaring 20s attire to help raise awareness and funds for research, resources and services for people living with MS. Photography provided by Brad … Continued

Patriots Path Art Gala Fundraiser for Veterans

On September 7, Patriots Path hosted Drinks & Drawings, an event to benefit veterans who are navigating their transitions from military to civilian careers. Local artist and veteran, Sean Johnson, and his wife welcomed over 80 guests to their lovely Plaza Midwood home and gallery. Sean’s service-inspired art was featured in silent and live auctions.

SweatNet at Life Time Athletic Charlotte

In September, Life Time Athletic partnered with SweatNet for a fierce Warrior Sculpt class led by SweatNet ambassador and Life Time instructor, Miki Russ. The class combined a soulful yet fierce fusion of yoga and weights in a sweaty, nonstop flow. Afterwards, the yoga warriors were rewarded with smoothies made in the LifeCafe. 

Mija Recruitment Party 2018 Poplar Tapas Restaurant & Bar

This fun and free event gave an insight on how Circle de Luz makes a difference in the Charlotte community. Through Circle de Luz's program, young Latinas are empowered and are given the opportunity to pursue secondary education. For the party, individuals came together to make a difference in our beautiful city while enjoying great food and drinks … Continued

72nd Annual Tryon Block House Races

Less than two hours away from Charlotte, the Tryon International Equestrian Center hosted the 72nd Annual Tryon Block House Races on April 14. The event featured five races in front of a packed crowd at the Green Creek Race Track. Jockey Sean McDermott was awarded Top Jockey. 

Creating the Shift Yoga Workshop

On May 20 Life Time Athletic Charlotte hosted local yogi Jennifer Busco for the first workshop of four in the series, “Creating the Shift." In this workshop, participants worked on recognizing and transforming fear based thinking, unhealthy belief systems and patterns that don’t serve them anymore through yoga, meditation, lecturing and group exercise. 

Life Time Athletic Grand Opening Pool Party

On May 19 Life Time Athletic Charlotte hosted their grand opening pool party to introduce over 800 members and guests in attendance to the gradient pool, a lap pool, a water slide, over 100 palm trees, numerous cabanas and an outdoor bistro. The event included live entertainment featuring a ukulele player, hula dancers, a fire dancer, and a swim-in … Continued

Annual “We Speak Hope” Volunteer Event, National Salvation Army Week

The "We Speak Hope" Volunteer Event kicked off this year's National Salvation Army Week. Nearly 200 volunteers we packed 300 toiletry kits, 300 school supply bags, 600 snack packs for first responders (this year, the Charlotte Fire Department will receive those packs), and 600 packs for the USO. Photography Courtesy The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte