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Manner up your kids!

It’s every parent’s nightmare. You want to enjoy a nice, quiet meal and the kids aren’t cooperating. They’re sword-fighting with knives, shoveling pasta with their fingers, climbing under the table and ordering the waitress around like ill-tempered kings and queens. You’re mortified.

The Brixx location in Uptown Charlotte will hold a 30-minute course on basic restaurant etiquette for children ages 5 to 10 taught by Lashaune Tisdale, director of training for Charlotte’s Academy of Etiquette and Charm. The class will focus on proper table manners for dining in casual restaurants, covering proper posture, table manners, ordering from the menu, polite communication with the server and the proper use of a fork and knife.

Seating is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to secure their place at the table as soon as possible.

WHAT: Basic Restaurant Etiquette for Children

WHEN: Noon Sunday, Jan. 29

WHO: Lashaune Tisdale, Director of Training, The Academy of Etiquette & Charm

WHERE: Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in 7th Street Station, 225 E. 6th St.

COSTS: Tickets are $5 per child and include the cost of one child’s-size pizza and a drink. Seating is limited. Please call Brixx-Uptown at 704-347-2749 to secure participation in the event. Parking in 7th Street Station Parking Deck will be validated for event participants.

Additional information, including a complete menu, is available at