Happy Wednesday friends! Can it be that maybe Fall is just around the corner. Happy Labor Day and I hope that I have found some events going on around town that you and your family will enjoy. Now for all of my fellow football fans, this is a big weekend, so I have to give my shoutouts – Go ASU Mountaineers, Let’s go Vols and for my friend Neal, who could give birth during the game – Go Clemson!
Matthews Alive! Festival
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade Street, Matthews
August 29 – September 1
Expect to see more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, 30 food vendors, one of the largest parades in the Southeast, the festival’s annual quilt show and 4 stages of free entertainment all weekend. Please check their website for details of times of events. This is a great family event.
“Splat the Cat” – Rob Scotton
Park Road Books
Friday, August 29, 3:30pm
Splat the Cat is a fluffy young kitty who is very nervous about his first day of cat school. Mr. Scotton is the author of the bestselling Russel the Sheep. His new picture book is perfect for school first-timers. Join us for a reading and signing.
Sing Along at Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids, SouthPark Mall
Friday, August 29, 11:00am
Come sing, dance and play along with Trish Miller. Our concerts entertain and inspire kids of all ages.
Mr. Nigel’s Music and Friend Story Time
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, SouthPark Mall
Friday, August 29, 11:15am
Mr. Nigel is an animated story teller/ singer. Each week he brings new songs and
instruments to entertain the whole family. For toddlers to pre-schoolers.
August 30, 1:00pm
Jump, slide, climb, get your face painted, win tons of great prizes at South Park mall in the west plaza next to the food court. Members of the Simon Mall Club “Kidgits” get in free – non members are $5. You can sign up on line or email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read To Me Charlotte! – Book Drive
Do you have new or gently used children’s books in your home collecting dust? Then donate them to Read to Me, Charlotte! We will be redistributing them in the community at sites that serve low-income families. You can drop off at JosephBeth at SouthPark through the rest of the weekend and at EarthFare on North Community House Road.
Chick-Fil-A – FREE 3-count Chicken Strips!!!
All Chick Fil A’s on Labor Day – 10:30am-10:00pm
Free 3-count chicken strips for customers in Football attire. Can be church, school, college or pro jersey. 12-2 Sampling milkshakes, spinning wheel for coupons and cow appearances and lots of prize drawings.
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition
The NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK program will create a lively and engaging forum for boys and girls ages 8-15 to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and placekicking skills. Go to the website for more details, you may need to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
August 30, 1:30 pm
September 1, 5:30pm
Davis Park, Belmont
Have a great holiday weekend!