Taste of the World 2016 Event Schedule & Information

TOTW_LogoWe are excited to host you for Taste of the World 2016 on THIS THURSDAY October 6, 2016!

To help ensure a successful event please take note of the following important information:

TICKET: Your PayPal Receipt is your ticket. Print and bring your receipt and ID with you. Please have your entire party register at the same time if you purchased tickets for a group.

RUSH TICKETS: There may be a limited number of RUSH tickets available for CASH ONLY on the day of the event. Please check with the regisration table.

PARKING: Plan ahead and give yourself enough time to park and arrive on time to the VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center
Event parking is available at the following locations:
1) Limited, on-site parking at The VanLandingham Estate
2) International House, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
3) Midwood Baptist Church, 2029 Mecklenburg Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
4) Grassy Lot adjacent to Segen Food Mart on The Plaza, between Mecklenburg Ave. & Mimosa Ave.
5) Plaza Presbyterian Church
6) The Vine UMC – Back parking lot only, off of Chambwood Dr.

4:30 PM
Taste of the World Opens
Historic VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center
2010 The Plaza, Charlotte NC 28205
Registration Begins
All tickets MUST be claimed between 4:30 and 5:45 PM
Pre-Event Cocktail Reception until 5:45 PM
Performance by The Kindreds; Rick Bouley and Tom Hanchett, Sweet Old Songs & Fiddle Tunes.
Musicians Phil Singer and Marc Lees
Event ticket includes (1) Complimentary Beverage
Cash Bar will be available

5:30 PM
Last call for Cash Bar & Complimentary Beverage

5:45 PM
Registration Ends
Guests Begin Boarding Tour-Guided Buses to Depart for Restaurant Visits

5:55 PM
Rush Ticket Registration Ends
Guests Begin Boarding Tour-Guided Buses to Depart for Restaurant Visits

6:00 PM
Tour-Guided Buses Begin Departing The VanLandingham Estate

6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Restaurant Visits
Guests Visit Three International Restaurants for Three Fabulous Sample Courses

8:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Dessert & Coffee Reception
Guests Enjoy Dessert & Coffee at The VanLandingham Estate
Musical Performance by Patabamba
Special Guest Speaker Senator Jeff Jackson (NC)
Prize Drawings

Accessibility:
Special handicap drop off located at The VanLandingham Estate side entrance off of Belvedere Ave.
Anyone that has special accessibility needs, please contact Billy Maddalon at (704) 806-1721 or (704) 334-8909 to arrange for any needed accommodations.

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The Most Interesting Street in Charlotte – Central Ave

central-aveCivic By Design: “The Most Interesting Street in Charlotte”
Tuesday October 11, 5:30pm – 7pm FREE
At Midwood International Cultural Center, 1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte 28205

What do Family Dollar, novelist Carson McCullers (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), evangelist Billy Graham and the rock band REM have in common? All trace their early history to Central Avenue. Community historian Dr. Tom Hanchett explores those stories and looks at the avenue’s international landscape today.

Meet at Light Factory photo gallery 1817 Central Avenue, take a quick tour of the Midwood International Cultural Center, then join Dr. Hanchett in the auditorium.

Sponsored by CIVIC BY DESIGN, a monthly forum on community growth, architecture and planning. Co-sponsored by Levine Museum of the New South and HistorySouth.org. info@civicbydesign.com 704.577.5103

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Global Table Culinary Walking Tour October 22, 2016

Taste of the World 2016 is sold out but don’t fret, you can still enjoy the culinary treasures of East Charlotte with the Global Table Culinary Walking Tour. This tour for adventurous foodies explores 10 culturally rich businesses located along North Sharon AmityRoad and Central Avenue. The owners will share stories and flavors of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. You’ll see kitchen tools, ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world while sampling cherished, sometimes ancient recipes. Click for tickets.

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Taste of the World is Charlotte’s Hottest Ticket this Fall

TOTW_LogoTaste of the World is October 6, 2016 and tickets are on sale now! This sell-out event is one of Charlotte’s most celebrated fall events. Tickets are going FAST!

Taste of the World 2016 is a food tour of more than 25 restaurants representative of countries across the globe all located within beautiful east Charlotte. The four-hour event including a two-hour restaurant tour takes guests on a culinary expedition of the locally owned food establishments throughout east Charlotte’s International District. Registration will begin at 4:30 PM, with activities continuing until 9:30 PM.

Participants in the Taste of the World festivities are welcomed at The VanLandingham Estate Opening Reception and Registration with live music, drinks and tours of the Estate and Gardens. Guests are assigned to one of a variety of coach tour buses. Each bus is staffed with knowledgeable volunteer Community Guide who points out fun and historic information and facts along the route. Guests will enjoy a special selection of food samplings at three selected locations from among the participating restaurants. Each location represents the varied cuisine, culture, history, character and personalized story unique to each restaurant. Upon return of the dining tours to The VanLandingham Estate, guests gather for a delicious dessert reception with live music, festivities and prizes.

 

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Taste of the World Volunteer Appreciation Event August 7

TOTW_LogoTaste of the World is Oct 6 – quickly approaching! (Do you have your tickets yet? They’re selling fast!)

The event couldn’t happen without an army of dedicated volunteers. We invite volunteers from years past and folks who think they’d like to be a volunteer this year to a volunteer reception this Sunday, August 7.

Taste of the World Volunteer Reception

Sunday, August 7, 2016

2:30pm to 4:00pm

The VanLandingham Estate

2100 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 20205

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Taste of the World 2016 Tickets are On Sale Now!

TOTW_LogoTaste of the World 2016 tickets are on sale now!

Taste of the World 2016, a food tour of more than 25 restaurants that are representative of countries across five continents all located within beautiful east Charlotte. The four-hour event including a two-hour restaurant tour takes guests on a culinary expedition of the locally owned food establishments throughout east Charlotte’s International District. Registration will begin at 4:30 PM, with activities continuing until 9:30 PM.

Participants in the Taste of the World festivities are welcomed at The VanLandingham Estate Opening Reception and Registration with live music, drinks and tours of the Estate and Gardens. Guests are assigned to one of a variety of coach tour buses. Each bus is staffed with knowledgeable volunteer Community Guide who points out fun and historic information and facts along the route. Guests will enjoy a special selection of food samplings at three selected locations from among the participating restaurants. Each location represents the varied cuisine, culture, history, character and personalized story unique to each restaurant. Upon return of the dining tours to The VanLandingham Estate, guests gather for a delicious dessert reception with live music, festivities and prizes.

 

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Charlotte TREES Community Meeting 7/28 and Online Survey

TreesAnnouncing: Community meeting on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30 to get feedback on Charlotte’s trees. The meeting will be held at Amity Presbyterian Church – 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road. Complete the survey that is open online until July 30th at http://charlottenc.gov/trees. Click on the image for a PDF of the flyer.

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Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at Simmons YMCA in September

 

Simmons YMCA will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class in September.

The class will be open to anyone in the community. Space is limited to 20 people and is on a first come, first served basis. Reach out to the contact below for more information.

FPU

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Charlotte EAST Hosts Forum on Eastland Site

EAST ForumOn June 30, Charlotte EAST held a community forum on Eastland and the dual-language CMS magnet school at the site. The forum was well attended and featured special guest presenters.

Pat Mumford, director of the Neighborhood & Business Services department, reviewed his recent presentation to City Council. He showed how the guiding principles Charlotte EAST developed through open community design charrettes align with recommendations of the parcel developed by the City and most recently by visiting award-winning architect Alejandro Aravena.

Ann Clark, superintendent of CMS, followed with a presentation about the plans for a dual-language K-8 Magnet school at the site. She said the school would mirror the very successful and popular Collinswood Language Academy. Collinswood is currently the magnet school with the largest waitlist. She also showed that many east Charlotte students currently travel to Collinswood. A mirror program at Eastland would be closer to home. Further, Clark showed the enrollment numbers for east Charlotte elementary schools. All of them are over capacity – many nearing 150% of designed capacity. The newest elementary school, Lawrence Orr on Shamrock Drive, is at 93% capacity after its first year of operation. Projections in the birth-4 year old population are driving the demand for a new school and the money for the school is available from a previously issued bond. Clark shared examples of how developers are asking CMS to integrate schools into residential and commercial development. The new school would open for the 2018-19 school year first with K-2 students and would increase enrollment each year as that cohort moves up.

Both Mumford and Clark underlined their cooperation in ensuring the design of the school fits with the goals of the high quality development the community expects at Eastland. They took questions from the audience during their presentations and stayed after the meeting talking to attendees. They welcomed further resident input and offered to return to speak with us as often as we ask them.

John Autry, City Council District 5 representative, and Trevor Fuller, Chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners were in also in attendance.

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