Carolina Renaissance Festival recruits at job fairs
HUNTERSVILLE – The Carolina Renaissance Festival is holding job fairs for the region’s largest costume party.
The festival hires 350 seasonal employees annually. They’ll hawk turkey legs and ale, sell tickets and greet guests.
Job fairs take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at the fairgrounds, located at 16445 Poplar Tent Road. Job hunters can apply online at www.RenFestInfo.com.
Applicants should be prepared to produce documents showing they are able to work in the U.S., if hired. Resumes are not required for most positions. Direct questions to email@example.com.
The festival takes place Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29 through Nov. 18.
Pastry chef wins baking showdown
CHARLOTTE – The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association recognized Miranda Brown as Pastry Chef of the Year for her performance in the third annual Chef Showdown on Aug. 27 at Founders Hall.
Brown, of The Asbury at the Dunhill, was among 21 chefs and mixologists competing for titles. A panel of industry experts chose winners based on the presentation and taste of the dish.
Anika Rucker, of Fahrenheit Charlotte, won a people’s choice award for pastry.
Eileen Fisher celebrates local female artist
CHARLOTTE – Eileen Fisher began hosting art events celebrating local female artists Aug. 26 with oil artist Diane Virkler.
The store, located at 6822-G Phillips Place Court, has a long history supporting women and girls. It has numerous community partnerships and philanthropic store events.
The work is an outgrowth of Eileen’s belief that by helping women find their voice, it helps them become leaders in their families, their communities and their lives.
Future events will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the following dates:
• Sept. 30, Pastel Artist Anne Strutz.
• Oct. 28, TBA.
• Nov. 18 Potter Gwen Orland.
The event includes light refreshments and the chance to meet the artist.
Flying monkey gets kids fit
CHARLOTTE – The Better Bodies Buddy, or B3 for short, is a flying monkey who uses her superpowers to fly over the city looking for children who aren’t having fun on the playground.
In “B3 Goes to the Playground,” Charleszetta Smith Ford’s first book, B3 sees little EJ the frog swinging sadly. She swoops in and teaches him that exercise is a great way to have fun and make friends.
The book was illustrated by UNC Charlotte student Teresa Deanne Lopez and published by SPARK Publications.
Ford, a physical education teacher and personal trainer, founded Better Bodies 4 Us in 2007. It offers a youth fitness program that makes exercising fun.
“Exercise is good for your body, mind and spirit, and it breaks my heart when I meet people who don’t enjoy it,” she said.
The book goes on sale Sept. 13. Visit www.betterbodies4us.com for details.