Kilborne Drive Streetscape ​​Drop-in Meeting Thursday June 23

WEB_PotterRdSegmentKilborne Drive Streetscape Drop-In Meeting
Thursday, June 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kilborne Park, 2600 Kilborne Avenue

Projects for the Central/Albemarle/Shamrock area are starting! The Kilborne Drive streetscape is the first phase of the Old Potter Road Trail. This project will provide better pedestrian crossing, traffic calming, streetscape and landscaping. Walking tours will take place at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Visit the project page to learn more.


Eastland Site Forum with CMS and City of Charlotte June 30

EASTlogoE.A.S.T. – Eastland Area Strategy Team Invites you to an interactive forum:

Establishing a Charlotte Mecklenburg School on the Eastland Site:
Plans, Opportunities and Challenges

Featuring presentations by:
Ann Clark
Superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools


Pat Mumford
Director of the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood & Business Services

Thursday, June 30, 2016
7:00-8:30 pm
Amity Presbyterian Church
2831 N Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205eastland-mall-plan1


Center for Health, Education and Opportunity to Open in East Charlotte

AldersgateA Center for Health, Education and Opportunity is planned for the site of what is currently the Shamrock Senior Center. The 6,000-square-foot center will open in the fall, at which point all senior programs will be moved to the nearby Methodist Home Park.

Read more!

From the article:

Aldersgate, a continuing care retirement community, is the driving force behind the initiative and is supplying the center facility, which is located on the nonprofit’s 231-acre campus on Shamrock Drive. Partners include UNC Charlotte’s College of Education and College of Health and Human Services, as well as the Johnston YMCA. Seniors who live at Aldersgate will serve as volunteers for the site’s programming.

In addition to children’s education programs, the center will provide families in the area with access to community-based health and disease-prevention services.


The Charlotte Museum of History Presents History Talks Lecture Series: Warren Bingham’s book George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour

CMH12_home_01History Talks Lecture Series:  Warren Bingham’s book George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour

4 July 2016 at 12:15 pm

3500 Shamrock Drive

Author Warren Bingham will discuss his new book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour.  The author will be available to sign copies of the book after his presentation.  This event is in conjunction with the museum’s Fourth of July Celebration.

Free for members, $5.00 public, $20.00 for families.

Please register at

For more information, please call 704-568-1774, or email


The Charlotte Museum of History Hosts Belmont Neighborhood Walking Tour

CMH12_home_01Belmont Neighborhood Walking Tour
16 July 2016 at 10:30 am
Tour begins and ends at Intermezzo Pizzeria & Cafe, 1427 E. 10th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Join us for an hour long walking tour of the Belmont neighborhood.  Belmont began as Charlotte’s first working-class textile mill village.  Today, the diverse neighborhood is in the midst of transformation as persons seek single-family homes in close proximity to Uptown.
Free and open to the public.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Please pre-register on our website at
For more information, contact 704-568-1774, or email

An Evening of Charlotte Film at the Charlotte Museum of History: June 2, 2016

popcornAn Evening of Charlotte Film at the Charlotte Museum of History

2 June 2016 at 7:30 pm

3500 Shamrock Drive


The Charlotte Museum of History will host an evening of short films directed by local artists.  Notable films from the 2014 and 2015 Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project ( will be screened and the films’ directors will be on hand for Q&A.  The event will begin at 7:30 pm with beer, wine and hor d’oeuvres, followed by the screening of the films.


Open to the public.  Donations are requested.  All proceeds will be split between the Museum and Studio 345 (


Preregistration is required.

Call 704-568-1774, or email us at


East Side Opportunity Listening Tour May 26

East Side Opportunity Listening Tour event hosted by the YMCA and the Opportunity Task Force

Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Simmons Branch YMCA

During the East Side Listening Tour, we will:

  • Learn about Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s opportunity gaps
  • Share our views on economic realities and ideas
  • Find out more about how we can help build opportunity


East Side Opportunity Listening Tour

When: Thursday, May 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Simmons YMCA, 6824 Democracy Drive Charlotte, NC 28212

Registration: Register at or click here.

Childcare and dinner will be provided to everyone who pre-registers.


Grove Park & Ravenwood 8th Annual Garden Tour

The Grove Park/Ravenwood Garden & Art Tour is May 15 starting at 1pm. Begin at the Triangle (Terry Lane and Linda Lake Dr.) where you will find artists, vendors, and maps of the many homes that are on the tour. Take a minute to shop, maybe find a few plants at our plant sale, or items for your home, then set out to be welcomed by neighbors to their private gardens. It’s an amazing once-a-year event you don’t want to miss!

Groverpark Garden Tour


The Charlotte Museum of History Hosts Colonial Gem May 12

The Charlotte Museum of History located in East Charlotte is a local jewel. The Museum is hosting a unique event on May 12: Colonial Gem. Guest will enjoy colonial beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music. The event will be held at the Hezekiah Alexander home site and will include tours of the historic home and kitchen.

Be sure to check out all of the upcoming events at The Charlotte Museum of History.

Colonial Gem