Can you believe that it is 2009? So far it is off to a great start, the kiddos are back to school, the Panthers are in the playoffs, we have very Smarty readers – what more could you want? How about some great weekend activities? There are some really good events this weekend and hopefully the weather will cooperate for all the outdoor events.
Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals
January 10, 8:15pm
Dress the kids in their Panther’s gear, get your game face on – It is the playoffs!
January 9, 10:00am-10:30am
Join us for stories, songs and movement geared especially for children ages 17-23 months. Library: ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center Location: The Round
Boogie Woogie Books
January 10, 11:00am-noon
This musical story time encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! For children ages 2-5.
Discovery Days at Reedy Creek
Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Road
January 10, 11:00am-3:00pm
Participate in a hands-on science activity led by Discovery Place. All ages. Cost is Free. For more info. call 704-336-8866.
Ick! That’s Gross
McDowell Nature Center
January 10, 10:30am-11:30am
Explore the disgusting side of nature as we examine the stinky, slimy, and down right dirty animals that make their homes in our backyards. Ages 8-12. Cost is $3. For more info. call 704-588-5224.
It’s a Small World
January 10, Noon-3:00pm
Gaze through microscopes into a world normally hidden from view. Peek at objects from the tiniest living creatures to common objects that appear uncommon under a microscope. Cost is $6-$10.
Charlotte Museum of History
January 10, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Join us in celebrating the tradition of Twelfth Night, including the cutting of the Twelfth Night cake, the Twelfth Night dance, and our annual toasting competition. Enjoy an evening tour of the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite and drop into the log cabin kitchen to see colonial cookways demonstrated by the Catawba Cooking Guild. Refresh yourself with non-alcoholic drinks in our “Colonial Tavern” in the barn, while enjoying the sounds of live colonial music. Cost is $5-$8.
Winter Wonderland Watercolors – Family Fun Saturdays
Mint Museum of Art
January 10, 10:30am-2:30pm
Draw and paint an abstract tree painting and go on a hunt for trees in the museum galleries. Prepare to get messy. All ages. Cost is $3-$6.
Lil Kickers Free Open House
Charlotte Sports Center
January 10, 10:00am-12:00pm
The entire family will enjoy our FREE Open House featuring our Lil Kickers program. Kids can sample our Lil Kickers Program, jump on our inflatable bouncers, get their face painted and play on our indoor field.
Make a Time Capsule
January 10, 10:00am-11:00am
Time Capsules are great at helping you to remember important events of the past year. Your child can build their own at most participating Lowe’s!
Charlotte Checkers vs. South Carolina Stingrays
Time Warner Cable Arena
January 10, 1:00pm
Charlotte Checkers games are filled with exciting hockey, fun promotions and great giveaways that make them the perfect event for the entire family.
Winter Nature Walk
January 11, 1:00pm and 2:00pm
Enjoy a 45-minute walk on the Nature Trail. Make winter discoveries and learn about winter adaptations. All ages. Cost is $6-$10.
Have a great weekend and please share your Smarty Events. If you would like to submit a future event pleae email firstname.lastname@example.org.