Hurricane season at HPCCR
by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Electronic Communications Manager
Most people associate the month of September with back to school. Not us. Around here, we think of September more like hurricane season — we’ve always got one event coming on shore, and another one swirling and forming right behind it, ready to blow in.
Did you know that we have had an event EACH week this month? Yep, Pedal The Park was on Labor Day, Hit The Brixx was last weekend, and we’ve got two more events scheduled for this weekend and next. And one final event in Lincolnton on the very last day of September. (We keep expecting to see Nancy Cole, our Director of Special Events, walking around like a half-crazed zombie, but she yet to break a sweat! She’s a total pro. But the month’s not over yet. . . .)
This weekend (Saturday, September 21), we’ve got Taste of Birkdale going on at Birkdale Village. From 3 until 6pm, you can taste samples from some of Birkdale’s best restaurants. Bad Daddy’s will be there serving up sliders, Brixx will have some of their favorite pizzas, Dressler’s will have mini crab cakes, and Qdoba and Baja Soul Taqueria will have tacos. You will also have plenty of options to satiate your sweet tooth — Ben and Jerry’s, Kilwin’s (chocolate dipped strawberries! Caramels!), and TCBY. Total Wine & More will be offering samples of awesome wines from 3 until 7pm and then at 7pm, you can take that last wine sample and enjoy it while watching the Birkdale fashion show, where you will see some of the must-have styles for fall. Maybe I’m getting old, but that sounds like a perfect day to me — appetizers, drinks, and fashion all before 8pm, ensuring an early bed time. Yep, I’m definitely getting old.
Our event next weekend will resonate with you outdoorsy, woodsy people. On Saturday, September 28 at Kidd Farm in Huntersville, we’ll be joining the Mecklenburg Bull Shooters for Shoot for Joy, a clay shooting event. Created to honor the memory of Sergeant Joy McGraw, a 25-year member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department who succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 48, this event is in its third year. Two flights will be offered, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with lunch provided at 11:30am. There will also be a raffle, door prizes, and a celebration dinner at the end of the day. The money raised at this event allows HPCCR to offer end-of-life services to all eligible patients (and their families) who need us. If you are interested in volunteering at Shoot For Joy, you can contact Nancy Cole. If she hasn’t turned into a zombie by this time, she would love your help!
On the last day of the month — Monday, September 30 — Rising Sun Pottery will host its 16th annual Empty Bowl in Lincolnton, NC. You can purchase a beautiful handmade bowl and fill it with your choice of steaming, hot soup. And then finish your meal off with a plethora of fabulous desserts. Give yourself a break that night — no pots to clean, no dishwasher to load!
Looks like we’ve given you plenty of ways to fill your next two Saturdays and even the last Monday of the month. And your options are certainly varied — you can enjoy fine food and select wines one weekend and shoot clay pigeons the next. And then head up to Lincolnton on the 30th for soup and a taste of fall (and to avoid cooking dinner!)
And then just like that, September will be over and with it, the HPCCR “hurricane” season. We’ll go back to our regular schedule of one or two events per month and Nancy Cole will stop subsisting on brains and no sleep (more zombie references for those of you who have missed this latest craze). Until that time, though, let the winds carry you our way!awareness, fundraising, hospice, Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman, Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, special events comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.