Can you believe it, October!! I will say the one thing that bothers me about Charlotte it the 80 degrees one day and 65 the next. Makes it kind of hard to get the closet organized. Just when you thought it was cooling off, a heat wave. Lots of great things going on this weekend. Hope you and your family enjoy.
Children’s Culinary Cooking Class
Earth Fare – Ballantyne
October 3, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Children love to cook & the Earth Fare culinary team loves to teach them! Join us on the 1st Friday of each month where children ages 5 thru 12 will learn important culinary skills and develop a passion for cooking! Class sizes are limited. Class fee of $5.00 per child. Proceeds will benefit Kid’s Cafe, a part of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Sign up sheets available in Customer Service. Call 704-926-1201 for reservations.
The Ghost Train Halloween Festival
Friday and Saturday nights, October 3-November 1, Gates open at 7:30pm
Take a ride on the Ghost Train with engineer Casey Bones and his crew to experience great Halloween fun all evening long. Guests can tour the all-new and exciting Haunted House and discover 13 spooky rooms guaranteed to both startle and test the imagination. Although some attractions are recommended for adults and older children, there are shows and attractions for the youngest of guests too. Cost is $26,children 2 and under are free. Advance tickets are required.
October 4, 9:00am-1:00pm
A national base program to clean up lakes, rivers and streams and increase awareness about the protection of these resources. Go out along the shorelines of creeks and ponds for a cooperative litter sweep. Ages 5-15.
Campbell Creek Greenway @ Margaret Wallace Rd: Greenway Parking Lot
Irwin Creek Greenway @ Ray’s Splash Planet : 215 N. Sycamore St
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve- Gar Creek Cove Canoe Access: 5226 Sample Rd.
Mallard/Clarks Creek Greenway @ Mallard Creek Elementary: 9801 Mallard Creek Rd
McMullen Creek Greenway @ Hwy 51: Greenway Parking Lot
Ramsey Creek Park: 18441 Nantz Rd, Cornelius
Ribbonwalk: 4601 Nevin Rd.
Southeast Greenway: 635 South St. Davidson
Walker Branch Greenway: 14119 Rivergate Pkwy – Greenway entrance near Home Depot
Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.
Wear: Old clothes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty, sturdy boots or shoes.
Provided: Gloves, trash bags, snacks and drinks.
All children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85)
October 4 – November 16, Saturdays and Sundays. 10:00am-5:30pm
Festival fans can leave their cares behind and enjoy the pleasures of a simpler time in a storybook town where you can choose from continuous music, dance and comedy shows, shop for wonderful arts and crafts; plus games, rides and a feast of exotic food and drink. Cost is $6 to $17.
The Great Train Expo
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North
October 4-5, 10:00am-4:00pm
Our shows feature operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more! Cost is $7, 12 and under, free.
Great Grapes, Wine, Art and Food Festival
Symphony Park, SouthPark Mall
October 4, 11:00am-7:00pm
Celebrate the taste of over 100 unique, diverse and flavorful wines! While mastering the art of wine tasting, be sure to attend our wine seminars, Gourmet Live! cooking demonstrations & shop amongst the unique artists! All ages. Cost is $20, 12 and under,free.
October 4, 11:00am-5:00pm
Come share a special day with PBS Kids Sprout. Have your picture taken with Barney and meet one of Sprout’s on-air talent, their puppet pal Chica from Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show.
Disney On Ice Event
October 4, 11:00am-1:00pm
Radio Disney presents Disney on Ice in the food court. This Disney on Ice themed event includes games, Radio Disney talent, music, dancing and giveaways!
Indian Land Fall Into Fun Festival – Submitted by Smarty Reader Kitt K.
Indian Land Middle School
October 4, 10:00am-4:00pm
Pony rides, petting zoo, craft stations, fire trucks, climbing wall, dunk tank, etc. All funds to benefit the Indian Land Library. Good clean fun to benefit the library!
Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure
Gateway Village in Uptown Charlotte
October 4, 2008, Registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30am
The Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure® is a Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraiser that features a 5K competitive race, 5K non-competitive run/walk, one-mile route, 50-yard kids’ dash, race expo, survivor’s tent, and much more! It is a celebration of life where runners and walkers of all ages gather to honor survivors who are winning the battle against breast cancer and to remember those who have lost their lives to this devastating disease. Online registration ends at midnight on October 2.
Walk Now for Autism Carolinas 2008
October 4, Registration opens at 8:30am and the walk begins at 10:00am
Lowe’s Motor Speedway – Concord, NC
Join Autism Speaks as we tackle autism! Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism. Walk Now for Autism offers everyone a fun-filled experience with entertainment, refreshments, an autism community resource fair, and much, much more. RAIN or SHINE
Get out and enjoy the weekend. Please let us know of any updates or events you would like to share. If you have upcoming events that you would like for us to include please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.