Brace Family YMCA finishes $1.75M renovation
MATTHEWS – The Brace Family YMCA completed its $1.75 million, two-year facility renovation in October.
The third phase of the renovation included upgrades to the adult locker rooms, sauna and steam rooms and a refreshed Mindbody studio with new programmatic offerings like hot yoga.
Prior phases included a new lobby and community area, expanded fitness spaces, new equipment, functional training space and cycle studio.
The branch, which opened in 1998, serves at least 21,000 people annually.
“The Brace Family YMCA brings together a diverse group of people every day in search of physical, mental and spiritual health,” Executive Director Ben Pinegar said. “We take seriously our role as the community’s hub of activity and wellness, and this renovation represents our unwavering commitment to providing the best for our community.”
Carolers visit Carillon Assisted Living
CHARLOTTE – The Holiday Singers, a Victorian Christmas caroling group, performed free concerts Dec. 1 at several Carillon Assisted Living communities, including the Mint Hill location on Margaret Wallace Road.
Donations were raised during the events to benefit local charities, including Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill.
The caroling concerts are part of a companywide effort to welcome families and friends to Carillon’s communities for a fun, festive celebration featuring Christmas traditions.
“Our Carillon Christmas concert is a way to bring people together around the very traditions that unite us at the holiday season, and in effect, all year long,” President and CEO Karen Moriarty said. “And it is so important to center those festivities around our seniors, because they are the ones who taught us to honor those Christmas traditions and to pass them on to our children.”
Forum focuses on oncology skin care
MATTHEWS – Jon’Ric International Massage & Wellness & Salt Spa presents a discussion of compromised skin conditions and oncology skin care.
Participants learn what happens to the skin during and after cancer treatments, as well as how to overcome concerns with keeping it healthy and hydrated. They’ll also discuss healthy and unhealthy ingredients.
Each hour-long session will include a drawing for a free Green Tea Facial.
Discussions take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 and 29 at Jon’Ric International Massage & Wellness & Salt Spa, 2935 Matthews-Weddington Road, Suite 300.
RSVP is required for the free event. Call 704-708-4165 for details.
Participate in the MLK Holiday Uptown Parade
CHARLOTTE – Organizers of the 2019 Atrium Health MLK Holiday Uptown Parade are registering organizations that would like to participate in the Jan. 19 event.
More than 100 community groups, marching bands, and step and drill teams are expected to march. Register by Dec. 7.
Nominations are being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion Award, presented annually by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee. The award is given to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg resident who exemplifies the ideals of Dr. King. Nominees will be accepted until Jan. 7.
Visit www.mlk.charlottenc.gov for details.