Monthly Archives: November 2017

Winter Wonderland Craft Fair

Event Date: November 25, 2017
Event Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

More than 150 artists and crafters from the Charlotte region will offer unique holiday gifts and decorations at the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair on Saturday, November 25th at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

All items are handmade and include pottery, jewelry, quilts, handbags, children’s clothing, woodwork, soap, candles and gourmet foods such infused olive oils. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine at the Greenway’s picturesque Dairy Barn.

Door prizes donated by vendors will be raffled off throughout the day. Items available include sweet-grass baskets, bird houses, pet accessories, wreaths and other holiday décor. No dogs allowed in the Dairy Barn.

$5 Special Event Parking Fee per vehicle. Greenway special event parking passes apply. Please carpool!

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10 Smart Tips to Help You Prepare for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you’re not quite ready yet, don’t worry — that’s why we’re here. When hosting Thanksgiving, as with any dinner party, last-minute tasks have a way of sneaking up on you and really gobbling up your time. This is why it’s so helpful to get as much as you can done in advance — starting with these 10 smart things you can do right now.

1. Check your cookware and kitchen tools.

In addition to planning your menu, it’s just as important to make sure you have all the cookware and kitchen tools you’ll need to prepare dinner. Do you need a roasting pan, more pie dishes, or a meat thermometer? If you haven’t already, now’s the time to take inventory and figure out what you still need.

Read more7 Tools You May Not Have That Will Make Thanksgiving Prep Easier

2. Get ready to start thawing your turkey.

If your turkey is frozen, it’s time to start thinking about thawing it. A completely frozen turkey needs a day to thaw for every four pounds in weight. And if you plan to brine your turkey, it needs to be defrosted one day sooner.

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