A Smarty reader, Jill A. submitted the following:
Charlotte Youth Ballet
Ovens Auditorium, Independence Blvd., Charlotte
March 28, 10:00am, March 29 & 30, 2:30 pm
Call for tickets – 704-522-6500
This classic tale is being performed by the Charlotte Youth Ballet. Area youth perform along side professionals from the local and international dance community. By providing an opportunity for young dancers to share the stage with artists who have made their dreams reality, the CYB seeks to introduce ballet to diverse audiences fostering a life-long support of the arts. Charlotte Sports Center Open House
Charlotte Sports Center, 8626 Hankins Road, Charlotte
March 29, 9:00am-noon
The entire family will enjoy our Spring Open House. Kids can jump on our inflatable bouncers, run and play on our indoor grass field & basketball court, roller skate and more. There will be face painting, raffles, and free t-shirts for same day program registrations. Charlotte Sports Center is a 75,000 square foot indoor sports facility that provides everyday athletes the best playing surfaces in the world at affordable prices. The facility is located less than one mile off Interstate 77, Exit 18 in Charlotte. Public Library of Charlotte Events
Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.
March 28, 4:00pm
The All-New “Care Bears: Oopsey Does It!” Watch the Care Bears on the big screen and enjoy a snack! Registration required, call 704-336-7825. All ages. Picture Book Art: Make Your Own Masterpiece
University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.
March 29, 11:00am and 1:00pm
Children and parents are invited for hands-on art activities. We’ll share favorite picture books and create our own works of art inspired by the stories. All supplies included, and everyone will create art to take home. Part of the Paint the Town Read campaign. Registration required, call 704-595-9828.
Family Portrait Day
March 29, 10:00am
Have your family portrait taken and we’ll display it on our website. You get a copy too!Registration required, contact Patricia Twarogowski, 704-847-3698. The Mint Museum of Craft + Design
Free Community Day
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon Street
March 29, 10:00am-5:00pm
Experience the art of concealment! Celebrate the opening of the exhibition, “Masters of Disguise,” at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. The exhibition opens March 22 and is on display through July 20. The community day includes art-making, scavenger hunts, and entertainment for all ages. Baby Loves Disco
Club FX, 243 Overhill Drive,Mooresville
March 30, 2:00-5:00pm
An afternoon dance party for toddlers and preschoolers featuring music by DJs blending classic disco tunes from the ’70s and ’80s – guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. Featuring bubble machines, baskets of instruments, a chill-out room (with tents, books and puzzles), diaper changing stations, a full spread of healthy snacks and lots of dancing. Reservations recommended. Call 800-409-1915 and cost is $12.
One thing you might want to try to catch today (Wednesday, March 26) is at Bobcats Arena. The teams in the NCAA East Regional will be practicing, it is open to the public and there is no charge. Washington State practices at noon, Louisville at 1:00pm, North Carolina at 2:10pm and Tennessee (Go Big Orange!)at 3:10pm.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and please continue to let us know of upcoming events.