Chapter News - Events Calendar

2018 Chapter Dinner Meetings

(All meetings held at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive in Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone 704-527-8000. Click here for directions to the hotel.)

8 NOVEMBER 2018 - Make way for the Little Big String Band! The Little Big String Band is a vintage swing quartet with Violin, Flute, Guitar and Bass. These four amazing musicians will have your hands clapping and your feet stomping, including a tune or two from the Revolutionary War! Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $31.00 for adults and $16.00 for children.

The Little Big String Band will perform at the Mecklenburg SAR dinner on November 8 2018.

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2019 Chapter Dinner Meetings

21 FEB 2019 - **SPECIAL PRESIDENT'S DAY EVENT!** For our sixth annual President's Day Community Dinner, we're bringing in a special American that everybody knows andJoin the Mecklenburg SAR chapter in welcoming America's own Mark Twain for President's Day on February 21 2019 here in Charlotte. loves from a time that is etched into all our memories. We are excited to announce that American humorist and author Mark Twain will join us as our special guest for President's Day 2019! Historical humorist and reenactor Curtis Odell brings the humor, life and shocking physical resemblance of Mark Twain to life for all of us to enjoy for one special evening. We have also selected a special Southern dinner complete with a warming Southern dessert that will put you in the best mood for Mr. Twain's performance! Ticket prices will be $36 per person and will be on sale in November. Please save the date because this event will sell out quickly. Only 225 tickets will be sold for one show only.

16 MAY 2019 - North Carolina State Representative Craig Horn, District 68, will join us forNC State Representative Craig Horn joins the Mecklenburg chapter SAR on May 16 2019 for a presentation on three historic founders in Charlotte. an exciting evening and presentation on how the character and foresight of three Great Leaders in 3 different centuries are tied together. Our founding documents are not only the foundation of this Great Nation but are also the guideposts that direct our future. In his presentation entitled "The Ties That Bind," Rep. Horn provides an insight into how we have honored and can continue to honor the legacy of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. Rep. Horn is a former Russian linguist with the USAF Security Service and a retired food broker and businessman. Elected in 2010, Craig is now serving his fourth term in the NC General Assembly representing District 68, Western Union County.

2018 Chapter Events

3 November - **33 Patriots Monument Ceremony** Revolutionary War Patriot Monument unveiling event at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, NC. The church will be serving a breakfast beginning at 9:15am and everybody is invited to join for great food and fellowship. The indoor service begins at 10:00am with our very special guest speaker, award-winning author and Revolutionary War historian P. Anthony (Tony) Zeiss, Ed. D. Following the indoor service, we will all proceed outdoors for the wreath presentations and the honors to all 33 Patriots. Color Guard information may be directed to our Color Guard commander Jim Tatum at Program information my be directed to program chairman David Alls at REGISTER YOUR WREATHS HERE! The SAR Hotel is the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham 20820 Torrence Chapel Road Cornelius, NC 28031. Call the hotel at (704) 895-1828 and ask for the SAR hotel rate. The hotel is 5.6 miles from Centre Church, and less than 10 minutes away in light traffic. Here is a link to the hotel website.

10 November - **SAR & DAR Invited!** Charlotte Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11:00am in Uptown Charlotte. We will all meet at 10:15am to ride a bus to the parade route at The Idea People parking lot at 1023 W Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28208. Then the bus will pick us up at the end of the parade route and bring us back. FREE! All DAR and SAR urged to march together. To participate in the joint Color Guard to lead the parade, please contact Jay Joyce at or 704-526-9548. You must RSVP so we know a count for the bus! DAR please bring a DAR flag and a DAR parade banner. Please wear comfortable shoes. Let's make this the largest SAR/DAR showing in the history of Veterans Parades ever! (see map below for The Idea People parking lot location)

Map to The Idea People for Mecklenburg SAR Veterans Parade Nov 2018

15 December - **SAR National Event** Join our chapter for Wreaths Across America beginning at 12 noon at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.

2019 Chapter Events

26 January 2019 - **SAR National Event** Join our Mecklenburg chapter as we present the 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowan's Ford beginning at 9:00am with our traditional biscuit and coffee breakfast social in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. The indoor ceremony begins promptly at 10:00am. The outdoor wreath presentation immediately follows. RSVP for wreath presentations will be posted soon. All wreaths will be dropped again this year outside with the Boy Scout Troop and they will carry and post your wreath for you. If you need early information, please contact program chairman Stephen McKee at Color Guard information may be directed to our Color Guard commander Jim Tatum at