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September 2018

Family & Friends Outing

September 3, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:30 pm

February 2019 Doors open at 6:00 PM and will close at 10:30 PM Newport Syndicate, 18 East Fifth Street Newport, KY Registration for this event is closed. Looking for a night out with friends and family? The DSAGC Annual Winter Dance has become one of our signature celebratory events of the year! Attendees range from couples on a date night, to groups of friends, to teens and adults with Down syndrome out with their social club. It's a packed party…

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October 2018

2018 Educators Symposium

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Charlotte Connections, 435 South Tryon Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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SUPPORTING LEARNERS WITH DOWN SYNDROME: CLASSROOM STRATEGIES & DESIGNING QUALITY IEPS Professional Development for Paraprofessionals and Educators CONNECTIONS CHARLOTTE 435 South Tryon Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202 SCHEDULE 8:00 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks 8:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker - Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed. 10:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions 11:30 a.m. Lunch (Provided) 12:30 p.m. - Breakout Session 2:15 p.m. - Breakout Session 3:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks COST General Pricing (August 15 – October 5)  $75.00 Day-of-Event (cash, check or credit) …

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2018 Family Workshop

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Connections, 435 South Tryon Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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SPECIAL EDUCATION SUCCESS WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS: THIS CAN BE YOUR CHILD’S BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER! PRESENTED BY Catherine Whitcher www.catherinewhitcher.com CONNECTIONS CHARLOTTE 435 South Tryon Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202 SCHEDULE 7:00 p.m – 7:15 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 7:15 p.m – 8:15 p.m. Presentation 8:15 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Q&A COST Free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required. SESSION DESCRIPTION • Bring Your Child’s IEP • Learn what should and should not be in your child’s IEP • Learn…

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2018 Buddy Walk

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
J Richardson Stadium UNCC

About the Buddy Walk The Buddy Walk is a 1-mile walk and family fun day to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and promote community inclusion. This year, an estimated 3,000 people will join together to celebrate in the Greater Charlotte area! This event is the largest fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, and makes possible the many programs and services provided for people with Down syndrome, their families, educators and service providers. Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00…

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November 2018

Dinner & Bingo Night: DSAGC Adult Meet-Up (Ages 18+)

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hope Community Church, 4418 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC United States
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Join us for Dinner and Bingo Night! Our DSAGC Adult Meet-Up group will be partnering with the Extra Special Catering Company (a subsidiary of the Skills Group of Charlotte). DINNER will be served Buffet-Style and will include: Chicken Tiki Marsala, rice, salad, desert, drinks (entrée is gluten and dairy free ). COST (Optional): A donation of $14 per person is requested. (Cash only please.) Please RSVP (CoachPatH@aol.com) as soon as possible, with the number of people in your family and/or group that…

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December 2018

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte Member Holiday Party

December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Charlotte, 55 South McDowell Street, South Tower
Charlotte, United States
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Join us for breakfast with Santa! Free to all DSA of Greater Charlotte families!  

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Snowflake Swing: A Dance for Grades 6 & Up

December 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270 United States
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Are you in 6th grade and up? You're invited to the 2018 Snowflake Swing! Dance the night away with Best Buddies North Carolina, The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte and The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte on December 8th! Come enjoy an evening of fantastic music, food (dinner) & fun! It’s FREE!!! We are so excited to bring our organizations together for the Snowflake Swing!! Parents and faculty are invited to stay and hang out in our V.I.P. (Very Important…

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Charlotte Ballet – The Nutcracker (Sensory-Friendly Performance)

December 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Belk Theatre, 130 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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$15.00

This year Charlotte Ballet’s sensory friendly version of the Nutcracker will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 1 PM at the Belk Theater. In addition to allowing audiences to sit wherever they choose during the performances (even on the floor or in front of the stage) the following help create a sensory friendly experience: - Abbreviated performance length (one hour total run time) and extended intermission (30 minutes) - House lights remain at half-brightness and sound is controlled through…

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Adult Meet-Up (ages 18+): Dinner and Christmas Karaoke

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Hope Community Chirch, 4418 Rea Road
Charlotte, North Carolina
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It's time for a great meal and Christmas Karaoke! Adults with Ds or other developmental disabilities, ages 18+, are invited to attend. Friends or other folks who may support the adults are invited, as well. Our meeting will be held at Hope Community Church again. We will be in the Fellowship Hall in the main building - not where we were last month.  MENU ENTREE A) Meatballs with Marinara Sauce and a choice of homemade pasta or gluten and dairy…

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January 2019

Charlotte Checkers Family Outing

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, 28205 United States
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$16.00

Join us for an afternoon of hockey with our very own Charlotte Checkers.
The puck drops at 1pm against the Toronto Marlies.

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February 2019

Adults with Ds (Ages18+) Meet-Up (Karaoke + Dinner)

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hope Community Church, 4418 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC United States
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$14

Bring your friends for a evening of Karaoke and Dinner. RSVP to coachpath@aol.com  and extraspecialcatering@gmail.com

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