Beads Inc. to host holiday collection drive
CHARLOTTE – Beads Incorporated Charlotte will host a bead collection drive in support of Fashion & Compassion this holiday season.
People can drop off beads, chain, wire, jewelry tools or other supplies 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Nov. 23 to Dec. 22, at Beads Inc., 339 Circle Ave. The items will be donated to Fashion & Compassion, a Charlotte nonprofit boutique specializing in fashionable fair trade jewelry made by women overcoming poverty and injustice around the world.
“We use jewelry making as a tool as we walk alongside women who are transforming their lives after a history of trafficking, addiction, incarceration, abuse and we also serve refugees and immigrants,” said Michele Dudley, executive director of Fashion & Compassion. “We appreciate partners like Beads Incorporated and donated items from the community as beads are a key tool we use to give women a gentle re-entry into the workforce.”
In addition, Beads Inc. will be further supporting Fashion & Compassion by “rounding up” purchases Nov. 23 to 27.
“We have been long-time supporters of Fashion & Compassion and are thrilled to support this amazing organization and the women they serve this holiday season,” said Christine White, owner of Beads Inc. “Bringing the community together to donate beads and other jewelry-making supplies is a wonderful way to give back to those in need while repurposing items that are no longer being used.”
Eileen Fisher showcases female potter
CHARLOTTE – Eileen Fisher will use the theme “Making Spaces” as it continues showcasing female artists.
The store, located at 6822 Phillips Place Court, will feature potter Gwen Orland from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.
Orland, a member of the Charlotte Clay Matters Guild, has experimented with many facets of wheel and hand built forms and has come to focus on a combination of the two by primarily creating wheel thrown and altered utilitarian pieces.
She has done several commissions for the Levine Jewish Community Center in the form of ceramic Judaica. She participated in the international exhibit of Partner to Partner, in which she collaborated with an Israeli artist to create a sculptural piece in the traveling art exhibit.
She enjoyed teaching at the LJCC for several years in her role as visual arts coordinator.
Charlotte Premium Outlets holds holiday events
CHARLOTTE – The whole family is in store for a magical holiday experience at Charlotte Premium Outlets.
• Strolling Santa: Santa will stroll the sidewalks of Charlotte Premium Outlets from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, 15 and 22, passing out goodies and giving families the opportunity to take a festive photo with their own camera.
• Carolers: Shoppers can experience the sounds of the season as carolers bring festive music to the center from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 8, 15 and 22.
• Salvation Army Angel Tree: Charlotte Premium Outlets will partner with The Salvation Army from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9 for an Angel Tree, which provides new clothing and toys for children in need. Visit www.salvationarmytreeusa.org for details.
• Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale: Shoppers can find extra special holiday savings up to 65 percent off Dec. 7 to 24 from brand favorites throughout the holiday season.
Call 704-523-8865 for details about the mall, located at 5404 New Fashion Way.