charlotte spotlight: 3rd annual ales for autism event | olive june

charlotte spotlight: 3rd annual ales for autism event

{the 2nd annual ales for autism- april 25, 2015}

looking for something to do this saturday in charlotte? 
{it's going to be a gorgeous spring day!}
join together as local friends help families with autism in your neighborhood
this event is so near and dear to my heart
when i lived in columbus {2006-2007} i worked at a private school for kids who have autism 
and they absolutely stole my heart. 
along with all of the extraordinary students i have taught over the past nine years 
*one in 68 children are affected by autism today*
several of my friends put on this event {super proud friend!}
and it's been a blast the past two years
please considering attending the 3rd annual saturday 4.16.16 and supporting an amazing cause! 
when: saturday, april 16, 2016

tickets available at:

ticket details: 
$10: commemorative glass and koozie
$20: commemorative glass and one draft beer
$40: commemorative glass, koozie, one draft beer, and a 4 pack of noda brewing company cans {cavu or jam session} to go. 

2921 n. tryon street 
charlotte, nc 28206

plus: food from tin kitchen, ooowee bbq, & king of pops 

live music, a silent auction and much more!

raffle tickets can be purchased on-site
raffle items include: concert and sporting event tickets, autographed memorabilia from carolina panthers, charlotte checkers, nascar driving experiences, and more! 

and if you haven't been to noda brewing company's new location- it's awesome!
such great people in my life! 

in addition, my friend, blair, and i are donating a girl's night basket for the silent auction
full of rodan + fields products + wine, an infinity scarf, plates, smoothie straws, a planter, lotion, stationary, chocolate, etc. there are always so many great prizes to pick from...
sensory overload 3.0
noda brewing creates a signature brew every april for autism awareness month.
we went last tuesday, april 5, for the tapping of this year's brew, sensory overload 3.0- it was delicious! it's a citrus infused ipa {tangerine, grapefruit, and orange peel}. noda brewing company is so generous and is donating $1 of every beer sold this month to autism charlotte- so nice of them! 
parks had a great time as well! 
he received a lot of loving 
the new spot is spacious with fun decor and an amazing outdoor area 
{again, perfect for kids and dogs!}
heart this girl! 
parks loved snuggling with her and we have lots of common interests- lots. 
my first roommate in charlotte- july 2007
 kate and her precious {and super fun} son, william 
i came into this new city very dependent/young {and very stressed- ha} and found the perfect, lifetime friend. i have grown so much since then and have her to thank for a lot of that. 
she's always, always there for me. 
but mostly, i love raising baby boys with her! 
{pac-man made an appearance?!}
 saturday should be a great party! 
please let me know if you have any questions about the event and i hope you enjoy it if you are able to attend- i promise you won't be disappointed! 
i mean a saturday spent with friends at a brewery... 
on a spring day with food trucks, live music and an awesome silent auction 
{with delicious craft brews!}
all supporting a great local charity 
you really can't go wrong!
{ps: please let me know if you plan/end up going! i am in ohio visiting my family and friends with the baby {so, so sad to miss this year!} and would love to hear how you liked it! tag me on insta if you think about it @nellemonaco - would LOVE to see photos!}
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  1. What an absolutely amazing event to support a wonderful cause! Love this!