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This fundraiser combines two Charlotte loves: original artwork and the tree canopy

As if you needed an excuse to buy more beautiful pieces for your home, this new fundraiser combines two things Charlotteans love: original artwork and the city’s tree canopy. Prominent businessman and artist Paul Simon, who owns retailers Paul Simon Co. and Paul Simon Women with his wife, Marcia, is selling 27 of his original works to benefit TreesCharlotte and…

3 of Charlotte’s top event planners offer tips for being a host—and guest—this holiday season

Whether you’re doing the entertaining or the partaking this holiday season, you may need a little inspiration. So we asked three of the city’s top event planners to design tablescapes and give their best tips for being both the host and the guest. Then all that’s left to do is clink a glass and toast to the season. Carla Eustache…

The definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races, so you don’t feel guilty about getting seconds

While many see Thanksgiving as a day to roll out of bed and fill their bellies with turkey, stuffing, and grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, there are others who like to have a more active start to the day. Here is your definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races that will have you feeling less guilty about going back for seconds…

Get a ticket to the SouthPark ‘Morning with CMS Leaders’ breakfast

Get to know Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s new superintendent, Dr. Clayton Wilcox at the upcoming SouthPark ‘A Morning with CMS Leaders” breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Sept. 14 at George’s Brassierie. Wilcox will he discusses his plans for CMS, the upcoming $922 million school bond and the controversial student reassignment plan. He’ll be joined by CMS School Board Chairwoman Mary McCray and District…

Consigned Design

Don’t miss the Green Jeans pop-up sale this fall. Does your taste for designer goods exceed your budget? Then this fall is a good time to experience Green Jeans, the region’s best-known pop-up consignment sale for women’s clothes and home to crazy designer bargains. The sale was started in 2010 by sisters Cindy Williams and Dana Degan, who set up…

To-Do List

July’s five essential dates. 1 Start your Independence Day celebrations early with the Charlotte Symphony’s “Celebrating America” concert, part of the annual Summer Pops series, featuring popular patriotic songs. The performance ends with a bang, as fireworks go off after dark. Cost is $16 for adults, $5 for ages 13 to 18, and free for children ages 12 and under.…