September in Charlotte has Festivals and Fun

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September brings with it school, more comfortable weather and gorgeous scenery. But in Charlotte, it also brings two very fun festivals that have been a Charlotte tradition for some time. The 34th annual Yiasou Greek Festival, 9/8 - 9/11, and the 47th annual Festival in the Park, 9/23 – 9/25.

The Yiasou Greek Festival has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. All of Charlotte anticipates this festival each year. Yiasou is the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers. This Greek Festival features cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Everyone can be Greek at the 34th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival!

Festival in the Park brings good music, good art and good times to Charlotte from around the world. This fun filled festival promotes interest in the arts. See, hear, and learn from over 150 artists and crafts people who demonstrate and display their art. Nearly a thousand entertainers provide free ongoing performances at the main band shell and many stages surrounding it.

Come and listen to the sounds of "big band music" and wander below the lights that hang from exhibit tents. Great food and face painting for the kids along with street performers and artists make this a fun festival for all. And, Festival in the Park has been chosen as one of Sunshine Artists Magazine's 200 BEST festivals.

Grab some friends from your apartment in Charlotte and have some fun at two of the longest running festivals in the City.

School Playgrounds made from Recycled Milk Jugs Have Many Roles in Our Children’s Schools

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School playgrounds are a hot topic. Kids need to play and schools need playgrounds. Across the nation, many of the pressure treated wood playgrounds are coming down to be replaced, with safer, more durable and reliable material.

Fibrex Group offers a wide variety of recycled plastic lumber playground equipment and benches. This playground equipment is made of Durable, maintenance-free recycled plastic, that never requires sealing or painting and will not rot, crack or splinter.  

With our nations children suffering from obesity, increased stress and vitamin D deficiencies, playgrounds need to be an integral part of the school day. With the increased focus in schools on recycling and reducing carbon footprints, bring “green” into your playground blueprint. This playground equipment, manufactured with 100% recycled plastic milk jugs will enhance your school, develop healthier, more active children and can aid as discussion point as a part of the children’s lesson plans.

Your school can choose from a wide variety of standard configurations, or create the park or playground of your dreams along with one of our designers. We offer complimentary 2D & 3D design and site plan services; a visual aid which can increase your ability to raise funds for development. Fibrex is happy to visit your site for a free consultation.  Call or contact us for your free full color catalog.

Urban or Scenic? What’s Your Fancy? You Can Have Both When Relocating to Roanoke

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Relocating to Roanoke, VA will allow you to nurture your adventurous outdoors side as well as your chic and cosmopolitan side. The City of Roanoke has been recognized regionally and nationally for its outstanding quality of life.  And did you know that in 2010, Roanoke was voted Number 2 in Kiplinger’s Best Cities Reader’s Poll award.

Right near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke, VA is a great urban center with arts, shopping, entertainment and culture. But then, don’t go too far, and there are gorgeous views, country inns, outdoor adventures and hiking trails. Alongside urban and chic destinations there is also an abundance of nature in Roanoke: 69 parks, 5 greenways, Carvin’s Cove, the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. If you are relocating to an apartment in Roanoke, VA, consider WestWind Apartment Homes

So if you are a hiker, or sports fanatic, enjoy nightlife or a good restaurant you will love Roanoke and the WestWind Apartment Homes.  Whether you are seeking the active life or a quite retreat, WestWind Apartment in Roanoke's location is hard to beat. The apartment community is located only minutes away from Downtown Roanoke.

Celebrity Golf for Labor Day

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Have we got a golf tournament for you this weekend! Take a short jaunt to Hilton Head Island from your apartment in Beaufort for the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament.

This tournament has been going on since 1979 and benefits over 20 area children’s charities to help provide a better way of life for our community’s children.

The tournament matches amateur golfers with a celebrity for a three day tournament. The celebrities are combines a mix of sports heroes with some of the best and most creative entertainers of all time.

This Labor Day weekend tournament is focused on family. Bring the entire family and take part in the tournament weekend. There are activities for spouses, children and guests.

Friday, Round 1 is at the Robert Trent Jones Course, Saturday, Round 2  is at the Pete Dye Course and  round 3 is on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links.

*The Ashton Pointe Welcome Center will be closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.

Rock and Relax At the Music and Dance Festival

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The 25th annual Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival, on Friday & Saturday, September 9th & 10th, is not your usual festival. It is just simple fun and there’s plenty of room! Looking for something to do in Roanoke, VA next weekend? This is it.

Musician Mike Seeger began this festival and it's being continued by committed, music-loving area residents. Held the weekend after Labor Day, this music festival closes out the summer season in Roanoke.

It takes place in beautiful Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia, situated beside the Blue Ridge Parkway and five miles east of Lexington. Though the festival starts officially on Friday, some folks like to extend their trip and arrive earlier.  The park is always open for camping, and you may arrive any time.

If you  love a relaxed setting and dancing and old-time music Rockbridge is the festival for you. There’s plenty to do, or sit around the campfire and relax, listen and look at the magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Get out of your apartment in Roanoke, VA, escape the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the outdoors with great music and friends.