Charlotte Skyline 2011 – Ricky W” by Riction – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
No matter the month, you’ll always find plenty to do in our wonderful city of Charlotte. Even though the holiday season is pretty much wrapped up, there are plenty of events to enjoy during the winter months. Check out Larry Jay Mitsubishi’s list of things to do in Charlotte this January, and let us know which ones you check out!
New Years Arts and Crafts Mini Camp
Looking for something to do with your little one while you have a bit of quiet time? On Friday, January 2nd from 9am to 12pm, and Saturday, January 3rd from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, the New Years Arts and Crafts Mini Camp is offering a variety of mixed media projects for kids ages 4 through 14. Registration is $45 per child, and you can get a 10 percent sibling discount. The Mini Camp takes place at Small Hands Big Art on Ardrey Kell Road in Charlotte, and you can register online or by calling 704-246-8271.
Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week
If you’re a foodie, restaurant week is almost more exciting than Christmas itself. The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week takes place January 16th through January 25th, and features more than 100 restaurants offering at least three courses for $30 per person. Check out the website to see which of your favorite metro Charlotte restaurants are participating. Restaurant Week is a popular time, so it’s recommended you make reservations before heading to a restaurant.
Storytime in the Secret Garden
Head to Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary on January 20th for a free event for children ages 5 and under! Storytime in the Secret Garden tells the story of Peter Rabbit, and features a walk through bunny paradise. This event occurs monthly, with a different story chosen each month, so make a habit of taking your little one each month in 2015!
North Carolina isn’t known for its winter weather, but if you’re headed north or into the mountains any time this winter, you need to be prepared.
Winter Survival Guide
Here are some great items you should pack in a winter survival kit for your car.
- If you get stranded on the side of the road, you’ll want to stay warm. Bring extra gloves, hats, and blankets. Wool blankets are recommended since they repel water keep you warm even if you get wet.
- You don’t want to be hungry or thirsty, so bring water and snacks, like nuts, dried fruit, and granola to keep your energy up and your stomach full.
- In case you’re stuck in a snow drift, winter boots, a small shovel and cat litter, sand, or salt will help get you free. Dig away the snow from around your tires and sprinkle some sand in front of them for extra traction
- Items you should keep in your car year round include jumper cables, a first aid kit, and a flashlight.
Do you have any other items you recommend keeping for a winter emergency? If you do, let us know here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi!
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” At least, that’s what you’ll hear if you watch Elf this year, but in our opinion, the best way to promote holiday merriment is by watching holiday classics. Thanks to the High Octane Theater, it’s easy for you and your family to watch your favorite timely films on the big screen.
Starting earlier this month and running through January, holiday films will be screening each weekend at the High Octane. Here’s the remaining schedule:
- December 13th – 14th: The center of many family traditions, A Christmas Story
- December 20th – 21st: The perfect film for both little ones and animation fans, The Polar Express
- December 26th – 27th: The modern Disney classic that needs no explanation, Frozen
- December 28th: Lastly, Frozen Sing-Along, which invites the audience to sing the film’s lyrics out loud
For the specific show times or more information about the holiday movies at the High Octane Theater, head here. And of course, if you’re looking for a brand new vehicle to start out the New Year in style, head to Larry Jay Mitsubishi.
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
In like a lion…out like a lion! It’s not a secret that Mitsubishi is sending the Lancer Evolution home packing. Everyone’s favorite tuner car is heading to retirement. But it’s not going down without a fight.
Torque News was kind enough to let us know the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be receiving the special edition treatment. Part of what will make this Evolution so special is it will be more powerful. Don Swearingen, executive VP of Mitsubishi North America, said it will come with “extra horsepower and other performance improvements.”
However, Mitsubishi will limit production to only 2,000-2,500 units, so expect them to sell like hotcakes. The automaker will put the special versions together in the last six months of production. Torque News predicts that this special edition Evolution be “fast and in high demand,” and why wouldn’t it, considering it’s the last chance to get one before they’re gone.
We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi are looking forward to seeing this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Special Edition on the road before retirement.
Mitsubishi Facebook Page Reaches One Million
People like Mitsubishi. Two million of them do, at least. How do we know that? Run over to the Mitsubishi Facebook page and look for yourself if you don’t already frequent it. The page is fairly recent (2007) and received one million likes since this past February. The Automaker calls it “a significant social media milestone.” But that’s not the only sign the Japanese automaker is on the up and up.
Mitsubishi has seen sales growth that is “among the highest sales growth experienced by any car company in America.” Numbers have grown more than 30% over the last year.
The social media milestone was not just happenstance; it was a conscious decision for Mitsubishi to make the USA page something different, something special. Don Swearingen, executive vice-president of Mitsubishi Motors of North American, said, “We have made a concerted effort to make the Mitsubishi Motors page a fun and informative destination on Facebook.” It sure worked, Mr. Swearingen.
We at Larry Jay Mitsubishi recommend you like the Mitsubishi USA Facebook page if you don’t already. Let’s hit three million soon!