The light at the end of the tunnel…It is August, which means the start of school is just around the corner. I have loved this summer but the first day of school can’t arrive fast enough. The other thing that happens this weekend that just lifts me up is Panther’s Fan Fest, my signal that football season is near. Enjoy the weekend!!
August 1, 10:00am
Join us for stories, songs and movement. Ages 17-23 months.
Tricycle Music Fest at ImaginOn
August 3, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Tricycle Music Fest 2008 concludes with FREE concerts by Frances England. Noted as one of the freshest voices in kindie rock, Frances England originally created Fascinating Creatures as a fundraiser for her son’s preschool and never thought that anyone outside of her own circle of family and friends would hear it. But thanks to the Internet, the power of word-of-mouth and some great reviews, the CD began making its way into people’s homes across the country and as far away as Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ticket reservations are required and limited to four per adult. Please call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 to make your reservations.
Parent’s Night Out
Siskey Family YMCA
August 1, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Relax and enjoy yourself while your children have a blast with pizza, movies and games. Ages 6 weeks-9 years. Cost is between $16-$20. Call 704-716-4260 for more info. REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY!
Music on the Green Summer 2008 Concert Series
Promenade on Providence, Providence Road and I-485
August 1, 7:00pm-10:00pm Aerial View will be performing.
August 2, 7:00pm-10:00pm The Loafers will be performing.
Blakeney Summer Concert Series on the Village Green
August 1 & 2, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Carey Sims Band
Grab your family and friends and join us for a summer of great entertainment! Enjoy the sounds of jazz, acoustic, blues and R&B every Friday and Saturday night.
Carolina Panther’s Fan Fest 2008
Bank of America Stadium
August 2, 9:00am
PANTHERS FOOTBALL returns to Bank of America Stadium for the first time in 2008 at Fan Fest, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, on Saturday, August 2. All fans are invited, and admission is free. The day will feature a road race, activities at the Catwalk and Fun Zone and events inside the stadium and will culminate with a full Panthers practice.
CMPD Pet Adoption
August 2, 10:00am-4:00pm
Come to the center court at South Park Mall on the first Saturday of each month to meet orphaned animals available for adoption. Dogs and cats ready for adoption and shelter staff and volunteers will be available to answer all of your questions.
Babes in the Creek
McDowell Nature Preserve
August 2, 10:00am-11:00am
It’s never too early to discover the cool things that live in a creek! You and your baby (age 1 mo. to 2 years) will enjoy cooling off and exploring together. Cost is $3. To register call, 704-588-5224 for more info.
Fancy Nancy Soiree!
Morrison Regional Library
August 2, 3:00pm
Celebrate the Fancy Nancy in you. Come dressed in your fanciest outfit and be ready to transform into a beautiful butterfly. Girls ages 4 and up and their mothers. Call to register at 704-336-7825.
Nature Piece Theater
Reedy Creek Nature Center
August 3, 2:00pm
The suburbs are coming! Join us at Reedy Creek Nature Center for our Sunday creature feature of Over the Hedge. Learn about the creatures featured in this popular DreamWorks production. Fun for the whole family! Bring your lawn chair or a comfy cushion if you please. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 704.598.8857.
Enjoy your weekend and as always, let us know of any Smarty events in and around town.