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Ballantyne Weekly April 20, 2011

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Ballantyne Weekly April 20 2011

Scott Martin, publisher, Ballantyne Weekly

News from the Ballantyne Area

Huntington Learning Center recognizes local teachers on National Teacher Day. On National Teacher Day, May 3, 2011, thousands of communities will honor their local educators, acknowledging the important role they play in society. Huntington Learning Center of Charlotte is joining the celebration by recommending the following.

Partner with your local Parent Teacher Association to hang signs on each classroom door in your child’s school, saluting teachers by name.
Ask the school’s National Honor Society, Student Council or other student group to provide punch and cookies for the teacher’s lounge on National Teacher Day.
For business owners, run congratulatory messages on banners or storefront signs.

Huntington celebrates its own teachers on National Teacher Day as well.

“Our team of Huntington teachers in Charlotte is tireless in their efforts to help every child do his or her best in school,” said Jackie Pace who runs the local Huntington Learning Center in Charlotte. “Our teachers partner with our city’s school teachers and parents to help children overcome the road blocks standing in the way of their success in school. Their work makes an enormous difference in the lives of so many children, and we’re very proud and thankful for their work.”

For more information about Huntington Learning Center in Charlotte, call Jackie Pace at (704) 542-5421.

Nada’s Italy most recent newsletter.

Upcoming YMCA Events

Ballantyne Village location here. Mothership location here.

April 30 to May 1. Parent/Child Campout at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.. Cook out and camp out. Sleep under the stars!  All ages. Cost is $35/Family/YMCA members and $50 non-members.

May 5 and 19. Teen Open Mic Night. 7:00-9:00 p.m.. Whether you are an experienced group that loves to play in front of people or a new musician that wants to try something new this is a great way to show your talent. Contact the Morrison Family YMCA to reserve your time slot.

May 14. Parent’s Night Out. 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.. Enjoy an evening out while your children are having fun at the Y.  $15/YMCA Members and $20/Non-members. Registration is required.

May 11. Farm Fresh Vegetarian. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Join us in this cooking class to learn great vegetarian dishes for the summer. $20/YMCA Members and $35/Non-members. Registration is required.

May 14. Morrison Family YMCA Waterpark Opens.

May 14. Run! Ballantyne 10K/5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run- 10K/5K. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. and Fun Run begins at 9:00 a.m. Register online here.

May 14. Adult Art Workshop 4:00-7:00 p.m.. $30/YMCA Members and $50/Non-members. Every 2nd Saturday of the month for in-depth workshops featuring Y-art staff and guest instructors. Portrait painting, sculpture, papermaking and fabric arts.

May 16. Take a trip to Greece. 6:30-8:00 p.m.. Explore Greek cuisine. Learn recipes. $20/YMCA Members and $35/Non-members. Registration is required.

May 19. Ask the Physical Therapist. 8:00-10:00 a.m.. Ask a physical therapist any questions you have regarding knee or back pain. Free for the community.

May 21. Princess Tea Party. 2:00-3:30 p.m.. You and your child will enjoy being together in this fun princess cooking class. $30/YMCA Members and $45/Non-members. Registration is required.

May 21. Middle School Madness. 7:00-10:30 p.m.. Middle schoolers can join friends for a fun night without parents in a safe environment. Activities include a dance with music by SoundBiz DJ Service, basketball, a Dodgeball tournament, video games and hang-out time with friends in the Rachel Giblin Teen Center. Pizza and concessions will be sold as well. $5/YMCA Members and $7/Non-members.

May 21. Go Green Art Workshop. 4:00-5:30 p.m. for ages 6-8 years and 5:30-7:00 p.m. for ages 9-12 years.

Register your child for this fun hands-on art workshop that shows how art can give back to the earth. $20/YMCA Members and $35/Non-members.

May 24 and 25. Adult/Child/Infant CPR, First Aid, AED Full Certification. 6:00-9:00 p.m.. The Morrison Family YMCA now offers CPR classes to the community through the Red Cross Preparedness program. Cost is $70.

May 25. Cooking with Herbs. 6:30-8:00 p.m.. Kick up your flavor without adding extra calories. This cooking class will focus on using herbs in everyday cooking to add flavor. $20/YMCA Members and $35/Non-members. Registration is required.

May 25. Nutrition 101. 5:30 p.m.. FREE class. Wellness specialist will teach you the basic building blocks for eating intelligently every day.

Mix at Six begins April 27 at Ballantyne Village. For additional information, go here.

The local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Trade-in Event benefitting Assistance League Charlotte is going on and will continue until May 9th. Donate gently used furniture (or make a $25 donation to charity) to receive a discount on a new furniture purchase. La-Z-Boy collects the furniture and monetary donations which are then given to Assistance League Charlotte. Since the trade-in program began in 2006, La-Z-Boy has collected nearly $80,000 for local charities and delivered 38 tractor-trailer loads of gently used merchandise.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church Weekday School has openings for the upcoming year—ages 2 through transitional kindergarten. Applicants must be two years old before August 31. For more information, contact Cynthia Forwerck or Linda Lewis at smpcwds@bellsouth.net or call (704) 544-9831.

News from Apex Performance here.

News from Urbana CitySpa/Massage here.

Registration continues for summer camps at the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne. Go here for more information. These typically sell out quickly.

The “Small Business Professionals of Charlotte” group meets every other Tuesday at Carolina Premier Bank from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn more here.

The Indian Land Rotary Cup Golf Tournament at Sun City Carolina Lakes takes place Monday, May 9 2011. For additional information, call Janet Gaglione at (803) 835-8922.

The Indian Land Middle School Market Place will take place Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, local businesses, food, car cruiser show, spaces for yard sale items. For information, email ILMSMARKETPLACE@HOTMAIL.COM.

For information about the Ballantyne Chamber of Commercego here.

For Carolina Wine Club events, go here.

Employment

Recently listed jobs in 28277 and environs from…

Monster. Go here.

Career Builder. Go here.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church has a job seekers group that meets on the last Monday of each month. For additional information, go here.

SHOPPING DEALS

Half off Charlotte. Go here.

National Spa Week April 11-17 is here. Thousands of spas and wellness facilities will offer high-priced, exclusive services normally costing anywhere from $100 all the way up to $500, for just $50 each.

Walmart Indian Land

Walmart Arboretum

Target Stonecrest

Target Blakeney

Stonecrest Main Site

Lowes Foods. Go here.

Harris Teeter (Ballantyne Commons East). Go here.

Trader Joe’s. Go here.

Earth Fare. Go here.

Ballantyne Village. Go here.

Aldi. Go here.

Movies

Ballantyne Village click here.

Stonecrest click here.

Activities

The “Active Adults” group meets at Elon Recreation Center to play cards (Bridge, Pinochle, Canasta and Poker) 4 times per week. Bridge lessons are also available for new players to experts. Visit or call the Elon Recreation Center or call Paul Mitchell at (704) 246-7774 for more info.

South County Regional Library

Events at the South County Regional Library over the next two weeks. Go here.

AREA SCHOOLS

Ballantyne area schools are in the Southwest Zone of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. For the area superintendent, go here.

School Board member Kaye McGarry has a website and blog here. She welcomes comments on her blog.

Elementary Schools

Ballantyne Elementary. Click here.

Hawk Ridge. Click here.

Elon Park Elementary. Click here.

Pineville Elementary School. Click here.
Polo Ridge Elementary. Click here.

Indian Land. Click here.

Middle Schools

Community House. Click here.

Jay M. Robinson. Click here.

Indian Land. Click here.

High Schools

Ardrey Kell. Go here.

Providence. Go here.

South Mecklenburg. Go here.

Indian Land. Click here.

Parochial/Private

St. Matthew. Go here.

Charlotte Catholic High School. Go here.

Charlotte Preparatory School. Go here.

Charter School

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. Go here.

The main Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Site is here.

Go here.

Worthy Endeavors

Kiwanis Club of Ballantyne meets weekly, noon – 1 p.m., except for second Wednesdays, when meetings are at 6:30 p.m.; lunch meeting at City Tavern at Stonecrest, 7282 E. Rea Road; evening meeting location varies; contact Peter Rieke at (704) 575-1993.

The Meck South Rotary Club meets every Friday at TPC Piper Glen at 7:30 a.m.

Ballantyne Rotary Club meets every Friday at lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at TPC Piper Glen.

Subaru South Blvd, 9201 South Blvd – across from the Lynx light rail station near I-485 is a collection point all year long for Classroom Central.

Faith News

Come to Pineville United Methodist Church and find Love at the Crossroads. Located at one of the area’s major geographical crossroads for more than 130 years, the church believes it’s called to meet and help people who find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. The church offers services at 9 a.m. and 11a.m. on Sundays and programs for everyone in your family. Visit us near the intersection of Pineville-Matthews Road (Highway 51) and South Polk Street (South Boulevard). For the website, go here.

Dogs/Cats for Adoption News

The PAWS in The Panhandle Rescue & Adoption Group Thrift Store is open in the Zimmer Business Park on Marvin Road in Indian Land. Directions: Turn onto Marvin Road directly in front of Aldi on Highway 521. In 7 tenths of a mile, turn left into Zimmer Business Park and follow road straight into the Park until you come to building 7 on your left. The facility is located at the end of building 7 in warehouse #737. Donations can be dropped off at the store or call (803) 371-0897 for pick-up. All donations are tax-deductible. Purchases help PAWS reach its goal of building a true “no-kill” shelter in Indian Land.

SCOTT’S LIST

Allen R. Starrett

Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Estates and Business Law Firm

Ballantyne attorney Allen R. Starrett helps families and business owners and delivers personal and prompt client service. Contact Allen at 704-887-4944 or ars@allenstarrettlaw.com. You can also visit his website here. Allen’s office is located in the Hixon Building at 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place.

Financial Planning, Insurance, and more…THE TANDEM GROUP…based in the Ballantyne area. Bonita L. Williams CLTC, LTCP. Call (704) 540-1401 or visit the website here.

Bonita L. Williams. Tandem Insurance.


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You have been reading the April 20, 2011 edition of Ballantyne Weekly. If you have news leads, ideas, or feedback, leave a comment below.

Note: Ballantyne Weekly is NOT associated with Ballantyne Magazine, which is owned by The Bissell Companies.

© Scott Martin Creative Services, Inc. 2011. 
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April 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm

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