March 15, 10:00am-6:30pm, Parade begins at 10:30am
Tryon Street between First and 3rd, the parade begins at Tryon and 9th
The 2008 Charlotte Goes Green Festival will have something for everyone from 6 to 60 to enjoy. Featuring Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, food, vendors and plenty of beverages. ACC Tournament FanFest
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College Street
March 13, 5-7:00pm
March 14, 10:00am-12:00pm, 5-7:00pm
March 15, 11:00am-4:00pm
March 16, 11:00am-1:00pm
ACC FanFest runs in conjunction with the 2008 ACC Basketball Tournament and is an interactive event with something for the entire family! There will be plenty of interactive games, daily giveaways, food & beverage and an Official Tournament Merchandise store. Corporate Partner elements include Pepsi Live!, Food Lion Cooking Stage, Alltel (featuring Dick Vitale on Thursday), Gatorade G2, Chick-fil-A photo booth, RBC Centura face painter and GEICO prize wheel.
Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation:
March 14, 6-8pm
Located at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Road
You will need to preregister so call Tracy at 704-598-8857 and refer to barcode 31138.
From the peep of a spring peeper to the growl of a leopard frog, the evenings of early spring are alive with the sounds of frogs and toads. Take a walk through the darkness as we listen to these wonderful sounds of the night. All ages. Family Birding
March 15, 9-11:00am
Mallard Creek Greenway, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road
You will need to call 704-598-8857.
Learn to bird with the whole family! Join us as we explore the basics of birding and then test our skills on the greenway! All ages. Matthews Playhouse
Into the Woods Jr.
Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews.
The cost is $6-$10.
When a Baker and his wife are cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects to break the spell. They swindle, deceive and steal from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (of beanstalk fame). With a plot full of twists and turns, you won’t want to miss this one! Ages 3 and up. Matthews Library
Saturday Morning Fever
March 15, 10:00 am
Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Station Road
Go on now go! Walk out the door – to the library and learn some cool dance moves. All ages.
Cabarrus Arena and Event Center, 4751 Hwy. 49, North Concord
March 15, 10-5:00pm
March 16, 11-5:00pm
March 17, 9-7:00pm
This should be a great sale. Not only do they have childrens but also maternity. They also have an Oilily Vendor(up to 60% off retail!!) working with them on Saturday (Smarty Scoop). Credit Cards are accepted! Matthews United Methodist Church Children’s and Teen Consignment
Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 South Trade Street, Matthews
March 15, 8:00am-3:00pm
Spring/summer clothes and shoes – newborn to junior sizes. Maternity items, baby equipment, toys, furniture, books, games, videos and much more. Cash only. No strollers allowed. Half price sale from 1-3pm on selected items. Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples Children’s Clothing, Toys and Gear Sale
Brawley Middle School Gym, Brawley School Road, Mooresville
March 15, 7:00am-8:00am “Early Bird” Open to Public for $1 admission
Let’s not forget to check out all the activities at Imaginon, Discovery Place and the other great places in and around town. Have an awesome weekend and enjoy your families. If you hear of any other cool activity, please post in the comments section below.