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Say yes to beer (and food and sunshine)

April 28, 2016

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager

craft beerI’ve got some really easy questions for you. Do you like being outside on beautiful days? Do you like delicious food? Are you passionate about craft beer?

Unless you are a hermit, you should have answered “yes” to at least two of those questions.

And if you did, in fact, answer “yes” to at least two of those questions, I’m going to give you a beautiful gift — your ready-made plans for this Saturday afternoon, April 30.

Join us for Hops for Hospice, a fantastic event held out on the patio of Foxcroft Wine Co. on Fairview Road. We’ll be there from 1-4pm with samples of beer from Leffe, Lonerider, Mother Earth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, NoDa Brewing, The Old Mecklenburg Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Starr Hill Brewery, Stella Artois, Sugar Creek Brewing Company, The Unknown Brewing Co, and Triple C Brewing Co. Plus there will be delicious appetizers from the inventive kitchen of Foxcroft Wine Co. And while you’re sipping on beer and noshing on food, you can also make bids for some cool gift baskets in the silent auction.

There really is no better way to enjoy a beautiful spring day in the Carolinas. Unless, of course, you are the aforementioned hermit. And you won’t know what an awesome day you’re missing.

Tickets for Hops for Hospice are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. You can Call 704.365.6550 for more information.

Fall back into a great time!

October 30, 2013

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager

Corks&Karats Logo_CS4You know what’s great about this weekend?  We’re falling back!  Yes, it’s that magical weekend of the year when we gain one whole hour of glorious sleep!  (Yes, I realize it also starts the time when it’s pitch black at 5:30pm and also at 7:30am, but stop your complaining.  We’re talking 60 WHOLE EXTRA minutes of sleep on Sunday!  You can be mad about the darkness on Monday.)

Anyway, this nugget of information is important because it means you can stay out a little later on Saturday night and not be worse for the wear on Sunday.  And I’ve got JUST the thing for you — join us at Corks & Karats!

This Saturday marks year two of Corks & Karats, our upscale fall event featuring delicious food, fine wine, and great people.  But this year we’re in a new location (Carmel Country Club) with tons of space and ample parking.  You will enjoy a wonderful dinner, delightful wine, and fantastic auction items (jewelry, wine baskets, artwork, gift certificates, golf packages and more!).  And, new this year, we’ve got a dance floor where you can show off your moves in celebration of all the great auction items you’ll win because of your expert bidding techniques.

And that brings me to another perk — we’ve got online bidding this year!  That means that you can use your phone to enter bids and keep your eye on all of the items you are planning to take home.  No more circling the auction table and shooting dirty looks at the backs of your dear friends competitors.  You will get alerts when you’ve been outbid and, at the touch of a finger, you can once again stake your claim on that night at the Grove Park Inn you so desperately need.  (Or is that just me?)

We’ve also got a great program lined up with a guest speaker whose hospice story beautifully illustrates the amazing work that HPCCR is privileged to offer within our community.  (Ladies, make sure to wear waterproof mascara.  Seriously.)

So if you don’t already have your Corks & Karats tickets, get them now — there are only a handful left.  And I promise this will be a fabulous night.  You get to dress up (it’s cocktail attire), you get to win some great auction items, you can enjoy a delicious dinner, and then shake your booty on the dance floor.  And to top it ALL off, you get a whole extra hour of sleep once you get home.  I’m guessing you’ll have such a great time and be so well-rested that you won’t complain about the falling-back darkness thing until at least Tuesday.

Corks & Karats will take place at Carmel Country Club at 6:30pm and will last til around 11pm.  To register your cell phone for online bidding with Auctions By Cellular, visit  Tickets are limited and are $100 per person.  Proceeds benefit Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.  For more information, contact Nancy Cole at 704.335.4312.v

Holiday shopping. Panic-free. Guaranteed.

December 9, 2010

Are you one of those folks who waits until the last minute to go holiday shopping?  Then you scramble around the mall, looking frantically for appropriate, unique gifts, getting more and more panicked as the hours whittle down?  Well, we’re here to tell you that this year can be different.  We know where you can find all those gifts–in one place.

HPCCR is privileged to be one of five charities benefitting from the second annual Stuff the Stockings with Art event, being held this Saturday, December 11, at the Visualite Theatre.  Organized by Katie Cannon and Elizabeth Vaughn, talented local artists hoping to turn their part-time passions into full-time careers, Stuff the Stockings with Art is their attempt to give back to the community they call home.  The  non-profits they chose as beneficiaries of this event are all organizations to which Elizabeth and Katie have special ties.  Their connection to HPCCR?  Elizabeth’s dad is a 20-year hospice volunteer!

Fifteen artists from around the community will be there on Saturday, selling their crafts, and helping to raise $1,000 for each chosen organization.  There will be so many things to choose from among the jewelry, paintings, wood art, furniture, iron and steel works, and leather works that you’ll probably end up keeping a few things for yourself as well.  Want a preview?  Check out the Stuff the Stockings With art website to read about the artists and see a few samples of their work.  Entry to the event is technically free, but they will ask you for a $1 donation at the door.  A very small price to pay for WOWing your loved ones at gift-opening time, don’t you think?

The event starts at 2pm sharp and lasts until 9:30.  There will be a live auction at 7:00pm and the grand finale is an appearance by the band Appalucia.  Described as “bluegrass but better”, you’ll definitely want to have a beer and stick around for this performance.  Beer, you ask?  Yes.  The Visualite Theatre has a bar and they’re not afraid to serve you.

So head on out to the Visualite on Saturday and finish up your shopping the right way.  Seriously, does Mom need another bread maker this year?    No.  You can do better.  And we promise that there will be no underwear, socks, or soap-on-a-rope being sold at this event.  So if that’s what you’re looking for, better head back out to the mall.  And let the panic begin!