The Loch Norman Highland Games are back! The festival kicks off April 12, and runs through Sunday.
2014 marks the 21st year of the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, Charlotte's largest celebration of all things Scottish and Scots-Irish. You'll find authentic music, dancing, culture, art, and of course, food. Along with professional and amateur athletics, the festival promises authentic piping and drumming, highland and Scottish country dancing, fiddle and harp competitions, and plenty more. Want to check out the festival? Here's everything you need to know.
2014 Loch Norman Highland Games Festival
Here's your chance to be a contestant on the hit NBC reality show "The Biggest Loser." The casting call will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the studios of NBC Charlotte (1001 Wood Ridge Center Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217). What exactly are the producers looking for? "Upbeat, outgoing personalities who are ready to work hard to change their lives for the better, especially individuals, families, and former athletes." You can pre-register here.
This weekend marks the first full weekend in April, so that means free museums for Bank of America customers. Five area museums participate in the "Museums on Us" program, including:
Check out the complete list of participating museums for more details. You must be a Bank of America cardholder to participate in this program.
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Spring is very nearly fully upon us, and for many people, that means planting and gardening. While most people recommend holding off for a few more weeks before you plant, it's never too early to start planning. If you're looking for the best plants for this region, Charlotte falls under the 8a zone in the USDA Plant Hardiness scale and and in zone 32 on the Sunset Climate Zone Scale. The plant hardiness zone is based on the absolute coldest temperatures we can expect here. The Sunset Climate Scale is based on a number of factors: temperature extremes and averages of temperature (minimum, maximum, and mean), average rainfall, humidity, and overall length of growing season.