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Author: Abby Cagle

Four Ways To Commemorate Memorial Day

This weekend, many will observe Memorial Day, often seen as the start of summer with picnics, BBQs, and gatherings with friends and family. However, it’s more than a day off and fun with friends. Memorial Day was established to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, and we have found four activities happening around Cabarrus County. Taps Across America, The National Moment of Remembrance Photo Credit: ECHS Facebook ⏰ May 27, Moment of silence at 3pm, followed by Taps 📍 Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Museum, 1145 N. College St., Mount Pleasant Attendees...

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Discover Creativity and Community at
studios @ The Mill

📍 studios @ The Mill, 8750 E Franklin St, Mount Pleasant, NC Facebook If you are looking for ways to support local entrepreneurs, check out the vibrant businesses at studios @ The Mill in Mount Pleasant offering an eclectic range of services and products. Nestled at 8750 E Franklin St, this dynamic hub transcends mere businesses—it’s a fusion of creativity, commerce, and community. Many of the businesses have varying hours, so be sure to inquire with them directly to find out when they are open. Here is an introduction to the unique grouping of businesses at studios @ The Mill: Art-too...

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FLOWER POWER – Bring the Beauty of Nature Inside Your Home

Partner Content   It turns out those who chanted “flower power” in the 1960s and 1970s might have been onto something. Several research studies have proven the many wellness benefits of having flowers in your home. Your home is your sanctuary – adding a few simple plants/flowers can elevate it … 1. They Keep the Air Fresh We all appreciate clean and refreshing surroundings. Gerbera Daisies are known for vanishing toxic chemicals from the atmosphere and they flourish in a cheery environment and also bring in the sense of serenity to it. The Lily Flower works like a charm for avoiding mildew...

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CVAN’s Enduring Legacy in Cabarrus County

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   In Cabarrus County, the Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network (CVAN) has provided a support system for survivors of domestic violence since its establishment in 1982. With a mission to provide safety, shelter, and support for battered women and their children, CVAN has been actively working to end domestic violence in the community for over four decades. In the early 1980s, battered women and their children in Cabarrus County had nowhere to turn for support. In response, CVAN was created as a safe space and a voice for those in need. One of its initial initiatives...

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Gem Theatre Reopens May 16th with “IF”

After months of renovations, the historic Gem Theatre in Downtown Kannapolis is reopening its doors for moviegoers with the much-anticipated movie, “IF”. 📍 111 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081 Website | Facebook | Instagram What is IF? Starring Ryan Reynolds, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends–and what she does with that superpower–as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. 🎬Showtimes for Opening Weekend are: Thursday Premier: 7pm Friday: 4pm, 7pm Saturday-Sunday: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm 🎟️...

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Enchanting Garden Tour Supports CVAN

📅 Saturday, June 1st 🕘 9am–3pm 📍 621 Hermitage Drive SE, Concord, NC 28025 (Note: you can GPS “Winfield Blvd SE & Hermitage Dr SE” to get to front entrance) Experience the beauty of the Tucker Gardens and support a vital cause at the “In Bloom” Tucker Garden Tour benefiting the Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network (CVAN), on Saturday, June 1, from 9am to 3pm. Carolyn Tucker generously opens her private 12-acre gardens for the public to enjoy CVAN provides safety, shelter, and support for battered women and their children in Cabarrus County [see CVAN’s Enduring Legacy in...

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Harrisburg Concert Series Kicks Off May 11th

Get ready to rock and roll because the Rockin’ the Burg Community Concert Series is back! Harrisburg Park will come alive with music, food, and fun on May 11th as the popular concert series returns for another season of family-friendly entertainment. The Rockin’ the Burg Community Concert Series is held on the second Saturday of May, June, August, September, and October, promising an incredible lineup of live music and delicious food. The event kicks off at 6:30pm with the opening of the Beer Garden and Food Trucks. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and head over to secure your spot for...

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Local Bottle Shop Brings New Flavor to Downtown Concord

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   📍 Local Bottle Shop, 9 Union Street N, Ste 110, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram | Untappd Owners, Dawon Millwood and Kelsey Babos fell head over heels for Concord when they moved here in 2021. They especially loved the friendly vibe of downtown and the sense of community they found here. Having traveled far and wide, they developed a deep appreciation for the diverse world of beer and wine. They even hosted tasting events in their own home, but they dreamed of sharing their passion with the wider community. When the perfect location became...

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Spotlight:
Rocky River Coffee Co.

Harrisburg coffee shop celebrates 20 years 🎉 with customer appreciation event. 📍 4350 Main Street, Harrisburg, NC 28075 Website | Facebook | Instagram Rocky River Coffee Co. isn’t just a coffee shop…it’s a community hub where friends gather, family’s bond, and delicious memories are made. Established in 2004 by a Harrisburg couple, the shop came into its own when Dave Damone, an entrepreneur from Virginia with a deep love for coffee, took over in 2007. He saw an opportunity to create something special—a place where people could come together and enjoy not just great coffee but...

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Cannon Ballers Open New Team Store

Partner Content 📍130 West Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081 (bottom floor of the Stadium Lofts apartment building) ⏰ Initial Operating Hours: Noon – 5pm, Monday through Saturday, on non-game days. On game days, it will be open from Noon until gates close. Once Towel City Tavern opens, the Team Store will extend its hours in the evening. If you’re a Kannapolis Cannon Ballers fan, you’re in for a treat! The team recently opened their NEW team store, now known as Cannon City Supply Co. The move brings with it an array of improvements and exciting changes. To learn more about what fans...

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Cabarrus County: A Guide to Special Events

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Cabarrus County has several fun events to help you celebrate the special moms in your life. Whether you’re looking for a charming brunch, a fun-filled day of shopping, or a unique experience to share with Mom, there’s something for everyone. Saturday, May 4th Downtown Concord Shop Small Event 🛍️🌸 Saturday, May 11th High Tea at Boujee Babies in Kannapolis ☕🍰 Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch in Harrisburg 🌱🍽️ Mimosas & Muffins in Mt. Pleasant 🥂🧁 Sunday, May 12th Basilico’s Mother’s Day Brunch 🍴🍝 Mother’s Day...

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Tradition Meets Modern Mexican Cuisine at Birritaco

Contributor: Jamie Richardson An innovative menu, tequila galore, and margarita flights make this a local favorite dining spot. 📍 Birritaco, 226 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok Tacos, tequila, and a whole lot of flavor — that’s what you can expect when you step into Birritaco, located in Concord, NC! Owned by Marco Ruiz and his mother, Maria, Birritaco is a family-run restaurant that offers a unique blend of traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Located at 228 Cabarrus Avenue West, Birritaco stands out with its bright pink building...

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Cabarrus Brewing Company’s 2024 Summer Concert Series

A mix of genres featuring both local talent and nationally recognized artists. 📍Cabarrus Brewing Company, 329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027 Cabarrus Brewing Company, in partnership with Sector on Tap, has announced its much-anticipated lineup for the 2024 Summer Concert Series, and it’s a real treat for music lovers in Cabarrus County. According to Corey Sloop, CFO at Cabarrus Brewing Company, this year’s lineup is their best yet, boasting a diverse range of musical styles including southern/classic rock, funk, hard rock, folk, and singer-songwriter. The series takes place at CBC. The...

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Celebrate the 10th Annual Jiggy with the Piggy Festival!

📅 May 2nd–5th, View the complete Schedule of Events 📍 Downtown Kannapolis, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081 The City of Kannapolis is gearing up for an exciting milestone as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of the beloved Jiggy with the Piggy Festival. This year’s event, sponsored by the Rowan CVB, promises to be bigger and better than ever with a range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. Scheduled to take place from May 2nd to May 5th in downtown Kannapolis, the festival is set to offer a memorable experience for everyone involved. Country music superstar...

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Mynatt Family Honored at Red Cross Event

Partner Content If you live in Cabarrus County, you have probably driven past one of the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships, or even bought a car or two from them. What you may not know is the story of how the Mynatt family came to become not only a fixture in our car industry and one of the top female-owned businesses in our region but also a community citizen with a heart for giving back. Honored recently by the Red Cross at their 2024 All-American Celebration on March 21, 2024, this video was created to tell their families’ story. 🎥 Watch the inspiring video. Consider making a donation to...

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Spotlight on Community Yoga Central

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   A sanctuary for holistic well-being and community connection. 📍 Community Yoga Central, 160 Manor Avenue Southwest, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram Community Yoga Central is more than just a yoga studio – it’s a vibrant collective of independent yoga teachers dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or stepping onto the mat for the first time, there’s a place for you in their welcoming space. In Sanskrit, “shala” means home, and that’s exactly what Community Yoga...

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Academic Learning Center to Celebrate Education and Community

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   For over 20 years, the Academic Learning Center (ALC) has been providing free academic tutoring services to students working below grade level in reading and in math in Cabarrus County. They are hosting a first-ever event to celebrate the incredible work being done in our community, called “ALES for ALC” and the entire community is invited! ALES for ALC Event 📅 May 2nd from 5pm to 7:30pm 🕰️ 5pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 4:30pm) 📍 Southern Strain Brewing Company, 165 Brumley Ave, Concord, NC 28025 The event is sponsored by Doug and Cheryl Kelling, Greater Charlotte...

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Experience Art and Creativity at the Harrisburg Art Walk 2024!

Immerse yourself in a world of local art at the annual Harrisburg Art Walk. 📅 Saturday, April 27, 2024 ⏰ 10am to 2pm 📍 Harris Depot Park, 6960 Harris Depot Rd. Harrisburg, NC 28075 This event promises a vibrant showcase of artistic talent, featuring a diverse array of art vendors offering everything from paintings to pottery, metalwork, jewelry, hand-made bath soaps and lotions, bags, apparel, and much more! The Harrisburg Art Walk is a celebration of creativity and community, bringing together artists and art enthusiasts from all walks of life. Whether you’re a seasoned art collector...

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