Happy Hump Day, all you Smarty readers. We hope you are enjoying all the great giveaways. Remember to register to win, the links are at the bottom of the post. We also have a very smarty deal for you – a Britax sale thru babycenter.com. Several area stores are offering classes you can take your kids to for craft projects (think homemade Christmas presents). The SouthPark tree lighting is this Friday night – it is one of my favorite events. This kicks off the holidays for me and can you believe they are right around the corner. Happy weekend everyone!
Heads up on a Britax sale on Babycenter.com – Get up to $60 off and free shipping. These things never go on sale. Check it out, it is this week only.
Carolina Living Green Expo.
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
November 21-23, 9:00am-5:00pm, Nov. 23, 9:00am-4:00pm
Visit with Exhibitors, sponsors, and educators who can teach us how to live greener, including areas like agriculture, energy, organic food and products, transportation, home building and remodeling, soil and water management, household items and more! Admission is free.
SouthPark Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
November 21, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Guests will enjoy live entertainment, music, children’s activities, food and fun. Santa will make a special appearance to help light the big tree and the evening will culminate with a fireworks show.
Terrific Twos Series: Turkey Time
McDowell Nature Center
November 21, 10:00am-10:30am and 11:00am-11:30am
Trot this way and have some feathery fun as we learn about turkeys through games, activities and a craft. Children 2 years old.
27th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival
Seagrove School, 528 Old Plank Road, Seagrove, NC
November 22-23, 10:00am-6:00pm
See the work of the largest pottery community in the US. Seagrove area potters and traditional craftsmen will be demonstrating and selling their wares. Food available on site. This is the only time of the year that most of the Seagrove area potters sell their pots at one location. The festival emphasizes hand-made pottery and traditional crafts. On the last day of the Festival at 4:00 p.m., a limited edition pottery auction is held, with pieces signed and dated for this event by local potters. Refreshments as well as a parcel check will be available throughout the Festival. Cost is $6-$12.
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
November 22, 11:00am and 1:00pm
November 23, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Explore four simple folk tales from four different countries: “The Magic Tree,” a Bantu folk tale; “Peter the Fool,” a Danish story; “Spider Talk,” an Anansi story from Ghana; and “Tiger Trap,” from India. Three actors tell the tales in a playful storytelling style that makes clever use of colorful prop pieces and involves audience interaction. For ages 3-5. Cost is $10-$12. All tickets are sold out except for the 4:00pm Sunday performance. Check it out, your little ones will love it!
5th Annual Simon Evening of Giving
November 23, 6:30pm-9:00pm
A private shopping and entertainment event that will raise funds for local, regional and national organizations. Sponsored by the Carolinas Medical Center to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital and other local charities, the event will feature exclusive store discounts throughout the mall, family entertainment, food samplings, a silent auction and more. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone please call 704-355-4323. Cost is $10 and you will need a ticket. Children over the age of six will also need to have a ticket.
The Knack Saturdays: Kid’s Choice Day
November 22, 10:00am-noon
Join us in store for The Knack Saturdays, during which kids age 5-12 will create their own fun craft. Only $5 per child, including supplies. 30-minute sessions at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30.
Build and Grow – Football Goal
November 22, 10:00am-11:00am
Your kids will get a kick out of this week’s project! Bring them in to build this exciting Football Goal game! At most participating Lowes. For students in grades 1-5.
Noah’s Art – Blakeney
November 22, 10:00am-12:00pm
Children attending will create several Thanksgiving based art projects, get their faces painted, eat a snack, and play games. Cost is $25. Call today to reserve your spot! 704-542-2388
Coffee for a Cause!
Sat. Nov. 22nd – 7:30 – until!
The Well – 220 Main Street – Pineville
Join us for a great night of music, conversation, free full-service coffee bar (donations accepted) and the chance to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, as we take a love offering for some families in need during these tough times. Drop by anytime. Children are welcome.
Arborvitae – a ministry of Harrison United Methodist Church – Submitted by Smarty Reader Jenn H.
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Don’t forget to register for our other giveaways this week:
-Register to win a Heather Moore disc from Nesting that includes one small sterling silver disc rimmed with 14 karat gold, retail value $325 (chain not included). The engraving can be 3-5 characters on the front only (think first initial or monogram). You must visit Nesting to pick up your prize and you can add to it or customize it at that time. Click here to enter the giveaway.
-Register to win a family four pack of tickets to Madagascar Escape 2 Africa at the Imax Dome Theatre at Discovery Place. This stampede ends Thursday, December 11 so be sure to purchase tickets or click here for your chance to win from your friends at CSP & Discovery Place!
-Also, register for the Asana Activewear giveaway at CSP’s Asana Giveaway. The winner will receive one outfit, top and bottom of your choice from all 35 of their favorite brands! This giveaway ends on Sunday, 11/23.