Finally some snow! Hope you all a great day playing with the kids and enjoying the rare snow day. I also really enjoyed being able to watch and share history with my children. There is something very beautiful in knowing that our children will grow up in an America where no one has limitations, anything is possible and hope belongs to us all.
On to the weekend. Many of your children will have Friday off from school, several area libraries are having special movie events. Please check them out. ImaginOn has a lot going on from plays to cool kids concerts. Have a great weekend.
Birthday Blessings – Purchase for a Purpose, a fundraising & awareness event.
Joe Gibbs Racing, banquet facility, 13415 Reese Blvd. West, Huntersville
January 25, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, drop-in
Purchase for a Purpose is a fundraising and awareness event to benefit Birthday Blessings, a local nonprofit organization bringing joy and support to homeless children and families. Guests attending the event will enjoy a fun afternoon of refreshments and shopping — an opportunity to purchase unique and stylish products while helping support the mission and programs of Birthday Blessings.
This event will also serve as a collection for BIRTHday Baskets, our newest program. BIRTHday Baskets help welcome and celebrate the arrival of homeless infants, providing care essentials and gifts that offer these needy babies a more positive and healthy start to life. Event guests will be encouraged to bring items to help us fill as many baskets as possible. For more information about Birthday Blessings, please visit: www.birthdayblessings.org.
“A Year With Frog and Toad.”
January 23-25, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 11:00am and 3:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, follow the story of two amphibious friends spending their days swimming in the river, planting gardens, flying kites and telling spooky stories in front of the fire. Ages 3 and up. Cost is $18-$24.
Lunch and a Movie
Cornelius Library, 21105 Catawba Ave.
January 23, 11:00am
Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite doll or action figure to watch “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.” Drinks and chips will be provided. Grades K-5.
Morning Movie at the Library
Plaza Midwood Library
January 23, 9:30am
Showing “MIST, The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy.” See her struggle to learn her craft to take charge of a flock of troublesome sheep. Rated G.
University City Regional Library
January 23, 2:00pm
Snuggle up with hot chocolate and snowman doughnuts to hear some fun winter tales. All ages.
Boogie Woogie Books Featuring the Imagineers!
January 23, 11:15am-11:45am
Come an join us for a special Boogie Woogie Books concert featuring ImaginOn’s own Imagineers Band!!This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove!
“The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate.”
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer
January 24, 1:00pm
A program by Kevin Duffus, documentarian and N.C. maritime historian. All ages. Due to overwhelming demand, an extra program has been added! Duffus will speak at 11 a.m and again at 1 p.m. in the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the Museum. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. Call 704-636-2889 ext. 232 to reserve your seat. Cost is free.
Predators in the Sky
Carolina Raptor Center
January 24, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Sharp talons and hooked beaks, they’re not just decorations! Learn about owls, hawks eagles and more. Cost is $6-$8
Tea for Two Kids Party
January 24, 2:00pm
As the winter drags on, we all could use some warming up. Borders is happy to be that place for you. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of stories, games, music, and tea, both in the kids department and in our Seattles Best Coffee Café.
Lunch Money Concert!
January 24, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lunch Money’s Molly, JP and Jay are at it again! Their new CD, Dizzy, is filled with songs that will get the young and young at heart rockin’ and rollin’! ImaginOn is hosting a CD release party and it’s free.
Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
January 23-25, Fri., 2-7pm; Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 11am-5pm
Includes landscaping ideas, the latest trends in decorating, an arts & gift gourmet center, pottery displays with live demonstrations, plus building and remodeling ideas. Cost is $7.50.
If you have events you would like to share please email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.