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SOUTH CHARLOTTE HOPS INTO EASTER HAPPENINGS March 30, 2015

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South Charlotte welcomes Easter with the beauty of spring, spiritual celebration at its many houses of worship, excited children hunting for Easter eggs, family gatherings for Easter brunch and entertainment for all!

Charlotte Easter spiritual celebrations will fill the Queen City the weekend of April 4th. Families can continue the celebration of a new, beautiful Charlotte springtime at many restaurants and joining in Easter Bunny entertainment!

Easter brunch on the Charlotte’s Southside is a family tradition! The Ballantyne Ballroom at the luxurious Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge is a delicious way to extend your day still wearing your church Easter finery! Easter brunch will include live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny! April 5th, 11am-3pm.

Terrace Café in the bustling Ballantyne Village is rated one of the best brunches in Charlotte! Weekend yumminess starts at 8am and will have you digging into amazing red velvet waffles and spooning creamy cheese grits.

 Café Monte in sophisticated Southpark will have you saying OUI! OUI! to all the traditional Easter brunch delicacies at this classic French eatery. Crepes, quiche and fresh pastries are sure to please your palate.

Keep those bouncing bunny kiddos entertained at the Village Kids Eggstravaganza on April 4th at Ballantyne Village. In a fantastical Alice in Wonderland theme children can hold live bunnies, participate in egg hunts and visit with the Easter Bunny!

Celebrate spring creating and building at your nearest South Charlotte Home Depot! Home Depot Kids Workshop will be building a chalkboard planter stand. Adorable and practical! April 4th ages 5-12. Kids get to keep their craft, apron and receive a certificate of achievement.

Southpark Mall is celebrating Grace, the 2015 Girl of The Year! Enter into the magical space of the American Girl Store and get a bakers hat with a delightful tiny one for your American Girl doll! Decorate a cupcake, create your own pastry box and participate in a scavenger hunt. April 2nd and 9th.

Charlotte sports fans can hop onto the LYNX line off South Boulevard and ride in comfort to the Time Warner Cable Arena. On Thursday, April 2nd hockey fans can cheer the Charlotte Checkers on against the Oklahoma City Barons.

Charlotte basketball fans can enjoy the LYNX ride from the south side to time Warner Cable Arena on April 4th to watch the Charlotte Hornets against the Philadelphia 76ers. www.timewarnercablearena.com

Spring into a new, breathtaking season in the Queen City! Easter is a time for family, spirituality and eggcellent fun! Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

 

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CHARLOTTE WELCOMES EASTER WITH HUNTS AND BRUNCHES March 22, 2013

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Easter is a beautiful spring celebration in the Queen City! Families and friends are attending church, going to Easter Egg hunts and looking forward to a lovely Easter brunch.

Charlotte offers Easter egg hunts and Easter brunches all throughout the city. Whether you are entertaining visitors or enjoying your hometown, Charlotte will satisfy your Easter expectations.

Annual Easter egg hunts are being held all about Charlotte!

Kids can visit the Easter Bunny at the Matthews Community Center on March 22nd. Easter crafts will be made, with the obligatory Easter Bunny picture being made. Matthews Community Center is located at 100 McDowell St.

Southpark will hold its Great Easter Egg Roll and Hop on March 23rd at 4400 Sharon Road. The great Easter egg roll is for all ages!

On March 28th kids can join in the annual Mallard Creek Easter Egg Hunt, at 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road. Egg hunting will begin at 10:00 am.

For those swim team members of the family who can’t get enough of the water, Ray’s Splash Planet will have an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt on March 28th. Kids will hunt for eggs in the water. Ray’s is located at 215 N. Sycamore Street.

Grandmas and Grandpas can enjoy their grandchildren over the Easter Holiday while creating an Easter basket. The Methodist Home Recreation Center will have a Grandparents-Grandkids Easter Basket Making on March 29th. The home is located at 3200 Shamrock Drive.

On March 30th all bunnies can hop over to the Charlotte Easter Egg Hunt at Latta Park, 601 E. Park Avenue.  Activities as well as free food will be offered. This is considered the largest Easter egg hunt in Charlotte. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful park!

Brunch is an Easter tradition for many Charlotteans and there are many restaurants offering Easter specials to get you out of the kitchen and relaxing with family and friends!

Blackthorne Restaurant and Bar will offer an a la carte Easter Brunch menu. Located in the Ballantyne area, Blackthorne has a popular contemporary American cuisine. The salads are a delight to the senses, especially the Blackthorne Pear Pecan salad. Balckthorne is located at 11318 North Community House Road.

Ilios Noche Restaurant will satisfy for Greek craving on Easter! Easter specials will be offered. If you prefer a light snack, try one of the pastries and a cup of espresso on the patio. Ilios Noches is located at 11508 Providence Road, in the Ballantyne area.

131 Main in the Blakeney Center will be opening an hour earlier, at 10:00, on Easter. Their delicious brunch menu and a special Easter menu will be offered. The eggs benedict served with light and fluffy crab cakes is a favorite! 131 is located at 9886 Rea Road, as well as in Dilworth and Lake Norman.

The Terrace Café at 14815 Ballantyne Village Way will satisfy your Easter hunger with a special brunch menu. The popular S’mores French Toast and Red Velvet Waffles will be joined on the Easter menu with delicious Smoked Salmon Omelet and Cold Water Lobster Benedict. The Easter Brunch will be 8:00 am-2:30 pm.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is an upscale steakhouse located in the Southpark area, in the popular Piedmont Row. The Easter menu includes a 3-course meal, and a children’s menu. The homemade breads and sauces are an extra, delightful culinary experience added to the wonderful steak and seafood.

Red Rocks Café, a Charlotte favorite since 1992, is offering a fun, delicious Easter brunch buffet from 10:30a.m.-3:00p.m. Enjoy choosing a different meal as many times as you can! Red Rocks is located at 4223-8 Providence Road in the Strawberry Hill shopping Center.

Charlotte is a city of Easter celebration! Enjoy the beautiful Queen City Spring by joining in one of the many Easter egg hunts, celebrating in one of the many churches and enjoying a delicious brunch at one of the fine eateries throughout the Charlotte area.

Happy Easter Queen City!

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