First of all, I would like to say that I had a great time with my kids yesterday. They were very curious about their day off from school – Veteran’s Day. I was really glad that I had the opportunity to explain what the day is and see their faces when I told them that their Poppy is a veteran, and also to talk about great-uncles who served, and mommy’s cousins who are currently serving our country. What a wonderful day to celebrate all the men and women who protected/protect our nation and freedoms. Sometimes when looking at the school schedule, you think “What a random holiday or day off” and then you are reminded by a child’s innocent question, what a very important day it is. Thank you to all of our veterans and those currently serving and to the families who are sacrificing so much right now with loved ones abroad. Now to the weekend…
Remember to move it, move it to Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa at the IMAX Theatre in Discovery Place. It has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX® Experience through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. All of the loveable characters are back – Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins. What a great way to spend the day, an awesome movie and Discovery Place. Don’t forget a great way to get there – Light Rail!! Click here for more info. and to purchase tickets.
Southern Christmas Show
Charlotte Merchandise Mart
November 13-23, Daily: 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sundays, Monday and Tuesday: 10:00am- 6:00pm
“Windows of Christmas” is the theme for this year’s event. Six acres of holiday crafts, ranging from designer displays to the most unusual and creative gifts. Cost is $3-$9; free for 6 and under. Coupons – click here. Purchase ticket at Harris Teeter with VIC and save $1.50 off adult ticket price.
Curesearch Milestone Walk for Childhood Cancer
November 15, Registration – 9:00am, Walk – 10:00am
The Charlotte MileStones Walk is a walk that unites people in the fight to reach the day when every child with cancer can be guaranteed a cure. Its goals are to increase awareness of childhood cancer and to raise the revenue needed to support the life saving research conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group. Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Charlotte area who have been affected by pediatric cancer. This special day will include prizes, music, food, and fun for the entire family!
Animal Tales: Little Tom Turkey
McDowell Nature Center
November 14, 10:00am-10:45am and 11:00am-11:45am
Children will enjoy listening to the book, “Little Tom Turkey,” and then participate in crafts and activities related to the story. Ages 3-5. Cost is $3.
Mr. Nigel’s Music and Friend Story Time
Joseph-Beth Booksellers – SouthPark Mall
November 14, 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.
Turkey Talk – Creature Feature
Charlotte Nature Museum
November 15, 10:00am-1:00pm
Get up close to a wild turkey and learn why Ben Franklin thought the turkey would make a great national symbol.
Boogie Woogie Books
November 14, 11:15 am
November 15, 11:00am
This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! For children ages 2-5.
November 14, 10:00 am
Join us for stories, songs and movement geared especially for children ages 17-23 months.
November 14, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs and movement geared especially for children ages 3-16 months.
Have a great weekend. If you know of great events going on, please share. If you would like us to include future events, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Panthers!!