Shain GalleryIn light of the season, Shain Gallery is hosting a three-day event titled “Spring Cleaning.” The Myers Park-based gallery will feature 55 paintings at the event, including work by Kim Schuessler, Jane Schmidt, Christy Kinard, Eric Olsen, Curtis Jaunsen, Henry Barnes and Amy Dobbs. Known as one of the finest contemporary art providers in the area, the gallery will begin the event at 6 p.m. March 14 and offer the selected paintings with substantial savings; 10 percent of the sales of the event will benefit Safe Alliance, a Charlotte-based children and family services center.• Shain Gallery 2823 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, 28209 704-334-7744 www.shaingallery.com.Edible ArtDelectable edibles abound at Edible Art, including peanut butter and chocolate eggs, excellent for Easter baskets. Or, tempt their taste buds with a coconut version or perhaps a cherry/coconut egg instead. For those feeling green, try a taste of one of the St. Patrick’s Day themed cookies. Shamrock and Beer shaped cookies start at $4 each. For both occasions, cake truffles are a hit. Find holiday-themed versions starting at $2.50 each.• Edible Art 2906 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, 28209 704-342-2253 www.edible-art-charlotte.com.Creative by Nature HomeGet inspiration for your interiors with accessories, rugs, floral arrangements and more at the Blakeney store. Take in tastes of Tuscany each Thursday throughout March with samples of new olive oils from Italy. From the French region, sample wild strawberry and blueberry jams or finishing salts. On Friday afternoons, head South of the Border. CBN will be offering locally-made salsas, raspberry jalapeño jelly and white wine sangria for shoppers to sample.• Creative by Nature Home 9856 Rea Road Suite H Charlotte, 28277 704-542-7570 www.cbnhome.com.SouthPark MallHop on over for The Great Easter Egg Roll on March 23. Little ones will love following the Big Bunny as they make their way through the mall on the hunt for prizes, activities and the Easter Egg Roll. The fun begins at 10 a.m. in Fountain Court and includes Easter activities and crafts. Event free for Kidgits members; yearly membership is just $5 per child and is available at the Simon Guest Service desk in the middle of the mall. Event runs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. • SouthPark Mall 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte,28211 704-365-3111 www.simon.com.Paper TwistPlan a trip over to the Specialty Shops at SouthPark where you can save up to 50 percent to 75 percent off of agendas and planners from Graphic Image and My Agenda and Stacy Claire Boyd. Select and stock up on specialty wedding invitations this month and save. Buy 75 wedding invitations and get 25 free. Offer good on invitations from William Arthur and Checkerboard albums. Personalized notepads from Embossed Graphics are also on sale for $19.95 through March 31.• Specialty Shops on the Park 6401 Morrison Blvd. Suite 4A3 Charlotte, 28211 704-366-3100 www.shoppapertwist.com.The Blushing BakeshopBake up some fun with your friends in Ballantyne Village on March 21. For $30, participants of Ladies Night Out will bake, frost and decorate four cupcakes while enjoying sips and nibbles from nearby Ballantyne Village restaurants. Event is held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and registration is required. For those wishing to brush up (or begin) their baking and decorating skills, check out the Baking & Decorating Basics class from 7 - 9 p.m. March 15. You’ll mix, measure, bake and decorate cupcakes, after which you’ll create cupcake toppers. Takeaways are one dozen tasty treats and cost is $60 per person.• The Blushing Bakeshop 14825 Ballantyne Village Way Charlotte, 28277 704-369-5800 www.theblushingbakeshop.com.Our Place BoutiqueFind your fashion at Our Place Boutique, the women’s clothing and accessory boutique that has been serving up styles for more than 30 years. On March 13-16, jewelry artist and designer Annie Hammer will have pieces on display at her trunk show. See signature designs created with mixed media and some semi-precious stones. Be dazzled on March 20-23 by Texas-based designer Mikal Winn, who specializes in organic quality jewelry with natural beauty that incorporates precious stones and gems with a unique silver solid technique. • Our Place Boutique 6700 Fairview Road Charlotte, 28210 704-554-7748 www.our-place.us.Sleep NumberSleep Number has more than 400 stores with sleep professionals who offer assistance and support to customers in understanding their sleep needs. The sleep number derived ensures that you don’t compromise on comfort – and there’s no need to swap beds or even to sleep solo. Through March 16, the store is holding its Semi-Annual Sleep Sale and offering $400-$700 in savings on their most popular bed sets, including the Memory Foam Series. Get a Free True Sliver Allergen Defense Blanket with the purchase of select beds, and/or take advantage of the 30 percent savings on Innovative Sleep Number bedding, including pillows that deliver individualized comfort. • Sleep Number 8912 Pineville-Matthews Road Unit C Charlotte, 28226 704-543-6431 www.sleepnumber.com.
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013
Take advantage of spring specials in Charlotte
Buy 75 invitations and get 25 free at the Annual Wedding Sale at Paper Twist.