It is shaping up to be a great weekend. For those with older children, school starts on Monday, today for private. Special thoughts go out to those parents whose children are starting Kindergarten, I remember the day. Enjoy this weekend, my how the summer has flown by!!
Lights, Camera, Action…for the Kids!
August 20, 5:30pm
Ballantyne Village Theatre
On any given day, at least 200,000 children across the U.S. find themselves alone, without a home and in need of a sign that someone cares. SeaMaster Cruises is organizing a pajama drive and movie night to benefit the local chapter of the Pajama Program. The event will take place Wednesday, August 20, at the Ballantyne Village Theater, 14825 John J. Delaney Drive, Charlotte. Family entertainment, including Zelnik the Magician, will begin at 5:30 p.m. A family movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and the entrance fee per person is either the donation of a pair of new, cozy pajamas or $5.00 per person. All proceeds will be used to purchase additional new pajamas. Halloran suggested that children could donate the same size pajamas that they wear to help them relate to those who are less fortunate.
The great Ciao Bello that so many of us love returns. The schedule is:
Fresh Market, 4223 Providence Road, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Dean & Deluca,7804 Rea Road, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Harris Teeter,3333 Pineville-Matthews Rd, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Harris Teeter 9720 Rea Rd 11:00am – 2:00pm
Fresh Market 7625 Pineville/Matthews Road 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides
Knights Stadium, Ft. Mill
August 23, 7:15pm
The first 1,000 fans get a Homer bobblehead. Be sure to catch the final post-game fireworks show for the season.
This is for the moms!!!
Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems Super Sidewalk Sale
August, 23, 10:00am-4:00pm
In celebration of the last days of summer, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems will hosts this second annual event.
Build a GMC Wood Truck at Lowe’s
August 23, 10:00am-11:00am
Lowe’s will be holding a Build and Grow Clinic that shows your child how to make a wooden toy truck from a kit. Each kit comes complete with truck body, wheels, and axles. They recommend grades 1-5.
Civil War Infantry
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Rd., Huntersville
August 23, 10:00am-4:00pm
Watch as Civil War Soldiers provide demonstrations, talk about camp life, and more. All ages. Cost is $6, ages 5 and under are free.
Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road
A celebration of the fascinating hummingbird as they begin their travels south. Learn how to create a hummingbird haven and adopt a hummingbird. Fun hummingbird games, activities, and storytelling will help you become hummingbird experts. All ages and free.
Raggs LIVE! Dance Party
Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Get ready to “wag and wiggle” with your favorite canine kids’ band! The interactive rockin’ dance party will feature the colorful cast from the “Raggs” public TV series performing a dozen of their hit songs. All ages. Cost is $12-$25.
The Wiggles – LIVE
Cricket Arena, 2700 East Independence Blvd.
August 24, 1:30pm and 5:00pm Cost: $18-$35.
Get Ready to Wiggle, North America! Its time to learn how to Romp Bomp A Stomp, do The Monkey Dance and Move Like an Emu during the all-new Pop Go The Wiggles Live! tour. Discover how to make “Fruit Salad” and “Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes”. From way “Down Under”comes the #1 childrens entertainment name in Australia – THE WIGGLES! Sam, Murray, Jeff and Anthony will have children singing, laughing and dancing to wonderful tunes about numbers, food and favorite animal friends, all the things that are important to children! Joining them in their adventures are special guests: Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword. Millions of children all over the world cant be wrong, so get ready to do the move they call The Wiggle Groove.
Have a great weekend. Please continue letting us know of events you and your family enjoy. See you next Wednesday!