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Southern Women's show starts Thursday, will focus on health and beauty

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Want to find out how chocolate can be healthy? The annual Southern Women’s show will begin this week with an emphasis on women’s health and beauty.
The show will start Thursday at The Park, formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Discounted tickets can be obtained via the show’s Web site.
This year’s event encourages show goers to take the time to take care of themselves by learning from health professionals who will be on hand to discuss heart disease, breast cancer and weight loss solutions.
Carolinas Medical Center will have an exhibit at the show to teach people how good health is as easy as a “Walk in the Park.” The exhibit will feature interactive demonstrations and prizes from area retailers.
On Thursday, those interested can meet Country Star and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Chuck Wicks. Also Kate Gosselin from TLC’s show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight.”
Learn how to look 10 years younger with a cosmetics demonstration on Friday. At 7 p.m. on Friday, there will be a belly dancing demonstration.
On Saturday, there will be several cooking demonstrations including biscuits, chocolate mousse, shrimp and grits and dumplings.
Learn to be a savvy grocery shopper by stopping by Tara McAlister’s Deal Diva booth at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday at 1 p.m., Charlotte area fitness expert, Nettie Reeves, will have a fitness demonstration for children. Reeves will jam to popular tunes from the Jonas Brothers.
There will also be a full-figured fashion show, a car care expert from Firestone who will discuss auto care, a cooking with kids demonstration and plumbing tips.
For a complete list of activities and participating vendors go to https://southernshows.com/

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