Two Matthews restaurants are hiring. Here are the details:
Grapes Wine Bar, 2233 Matthews Township Pkwy., in the Sycamore Commons shopping center, is looking for kitchen and wait staff. For more information, call 704-770-8825.
The under-construction Wendy’s at 11145 E. Independence Blvd. is hiring in anticipation of its opening this fall.
A September 2011 electrical fire damaged the restaurant and the building was torn down in February. Interested applicants should apply in person at the nearby Sardis Road North location. The Carolina Restaurant Group owns the property and 51 other Wendy’s locations.
The Matthews location, which opened in 1984, employed about 30 people.
The TAG hosts portrait artist
The TAG, or Teena’s Art Gallery, will host a chance to meet portrait artist Randy Leibowitz Dean from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at the gallery, 110 S. Ames St.
The free event, titled “Coffee and Chatting,” will offer free coffee and doughnuts and Leibowitz Dean will take photos, draw and start a portrait beginning at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 704-844-0956.
Eat ice cream, help Bright Blessings
Through Sept. 30 the local restaurant group Stomp, Chomp & Roll will offer a limited-edition birthday cake ice cream flavor to support the Matthews-based nonprofit Bright Blessings.
The event, titled “Bright Blessings at the Bottom of Every Bowl,” is available to customers for $3 with $1 from each purchase to benefit the nonprofit which throws birthday parties for homeless children and more.
The ice cream is available at: The Pizza Peel and Tap Room, The Flying Biscuit;,Monkey Joe’s (Park Road shopping center location only) and Mama Fu’s.
For more information, visit www.birthdayblessings.org/Events.html.
Family Dollar gives to Matthews HELP Center
The Town of Matthews recently teamed up with Matthews-based Family Dollar for the annual Back to School Movie Night at Stumptown Park.
Organizers collected school supplies during the event and Family Dollar employees and the public donated enough school supplies to fill 150 back packs to be distributed by the Matthews HELP Center to area children in need. Family Dollar also donated $500 to the HELP Center, a crisis assistance nonprofit at 119 N. Ames St. in Matthews.
Massage Envy plans fundraiser for Arthritis Foundation
Massage Envy Spa will donate $10 from every one-hour facial or massage on Sept. 19 to the national Arthritis Foundation.
The Healing Hands for Arthritis event raised nearly $500,000 nationwide for the Arthritis Foundation last year, according to a news release Murad, Massage Envy’s skin care partner, will donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations Sept. 19 to the Arthritis Foundation.
Massage Envy has a location in Matthews at 2233 Matthews Township Pkwy., suite H-1.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-846-3689.
Bake sale to benefit troops
Carolina Veterinary Specialists, 4099 Campus Ridge Road, near Matthews, will be host a fundraising bake sale Sept. 10 to 14 to benefit the Patriot Rover organization.
Baked goodies for both humans and animals will be available each day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Costs for baked items will vary and donations also will be accepted. The business also will give free treats to members of the local fire and police departments.
The company’s Dr. Peggy Sayer, a veterinary cardiologist, came up with the idea as a way to give back in memory of Sept. 11.
Carolina Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour specialty and emergency veterinary hospital with five locations in North Carolina.
Plato’s Closet event to benefit Hands On Charlotte
Bargain shoppers can help a local nonprofit at Plato’s Closet Saturday, Sept. 8.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the store, 9623 E Independence Blvd., Matthews, will offer shoppers the chance to fill a bag with clearance merchandise for $15 with all proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Hands On Charlotte. The organization equips and mobilizes volunteers and works with more than 100 partner agencies to offer volunteer opportunities in the community. Volunteers help homeless families, guide at-risk youth, tutor disadvantaged children, feed the hungry, care for the local environment and more.
For more information, visit www.handsoncharlotte.org .