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MOVIES ON THE GREENWAY FMW'S LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Movies on the Greenway

FreeMoreWest and the Wesley Heights Neighborhood Association are hosting an event series the whole family can enjoy - Movies on the Greenway. The movies will be displayed on a projection screen, graciously provided by Urban Life and will be located on the Wesley Heights greenway.

The event is FREE to FreeMoreWest residents (and friends) and free Coke products and popcorn will be provided to those enjoying the show. Be sure to bring a blanket and chairs for seating. Little ones (or young at heart) are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Frozen character for the movie on October 11th.

 

Movies on the Greenway

Movie Time: 7:15 pm

Location: Greenway at Litaker Avenue - between Grandin Road and Walnut Avenue

Cost: FREE!

Let other friends know about Movies on the Greenway by sharing the event on Facebook!

Little Free Library Charlotte

They've been popping up all over town, so it's no surprise to see a charming little box that now appears in FreeMoreWest. The Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" gathering place where neighbors can come to share literature and favorite stories.

Our neighborhood box was installed on September 20th thanks to Wesley Heights residents, Ms. Keihly Moore & Ms. Elizabeth Hamilton.

Little Free Library Charlotte

The Little Free Library started in 2009 by founder Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin in his very own front yard. A tribute to his mother who loved reading, Todd's red schoolhouse served as a book exchange for friends and neighbors. The nonprofit corporation now estimates that over 15,000 Little Free Libraries have been built in neighborhoods across the country with thousands more planned.

Next time you're taking a walk on the greenway (or when the family is nearby for Movies on the Greenway), stop by our box at Litaker and Grandin and pick a book that appeals to you. Return the book at your own leisure, but be sure to leave one of your own behind so others can have the opportunity to enjoy.

UPCOMING EVENTS
OCT
11
Movies on the Greenway - Frozen
Movie begins at 7:15pm
Greenway @ Litaker Ave.
www.freemorewest.com/events
OCT
15
Carolina Cooks Grand Opening
Wed. from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Tapas Style menu
1451 Bryant St.
OCT
18

Movies on the Greenway -
The Blind Side

Movie begins at 7:15pm
Greenway @ Litaker Ave.
www.freemorewest.com/events

OCT
26

Wesley Heights Halloween Festival
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Begins @ Woodruff Pl. & Hurston Cir.
click here for additional details

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED BRONZE MEMBERS:

CHARLOTTE'S FIRST AMUSEMENT PARK
WAS IN FREEMOREWEST

Morehead West Apartments
Lakewood Park Charlotte

Carowinds isn't the only amusement park that's been known to reside in Charlotte. Between 1910 and 1930, Lakewood Park was Charlotte's finest, up to date recreational area. Located only 3 miles northwest of downtown Charlotte, the lake and dam that surrounded the park were originally built by Southern Power Company and was soon known by newspapers as a "veritable Coney Island."

Lakewood Park CharlotteLakewood offered visitors exciting attractions - a roller coaster, ferris wheel, a large carousel, bowling alley, shooting gallery, swimming pool and a casino. The zoo at Lakewood was at one time considered the most extensive zoo between Washington and Memphis and was home to a variety of animals such as 2 Nubian ostriches (pictured right), monkeys from Brazil, a Gila monster, water buffalo, wolves and a black bear.

The park eventually closed its doors in the early 1930s due to low attendance during the Great Depression. A power station and trees is now in place of the amusement park and the lake has long since been filled in. The big picture - a greenway stretching from Uptown to the Lakewood community has been discussed for the future and would provide a fantastic location for those looking to relive a bit of history.

CHECK OUT SOME AMAZING IMAGES OF LAKEWOOD PARK:
http://www.lakewoodparkcharlotte.com/
http://www.mycitymagazine.net/index.php/lakewood-park.html

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