What an awesome week! Could we ask for better weather? Time to look forward to the weekend. There are a ton of things to do around town. Some are Valentine themed and are great family activities and others are just great ways to spend a day. My hubby wants me to plug the Monster Jam – he does this every year with our son and it has been a 5 year hit (make sure you take ear protection). ImaginOn is again the host for all things kids – great plays to the Musical Petting Zoo. Have a great Valentine weekend!
An event we would like to share with you is happening tomorrow at Belk. We here at Smarty Pants love all things pink and green so imagine how excited we were to learn that Belk is hosting Lilly Pulitzer and 50 years of colorful life and the Unveiling of the Jubilee Retrospective! The event is Thursday, February 12 from 11:00 to 4:00pm at Belk SouthPark. Please RSVP to Maria_wikle@belk.com or contact Katherine and Marcia at 704-364-4251 ext. 8368 to attend.
“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.”
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
February 13-15, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 11:00am and 1:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm and 4:00pm
This rock ’n’ roll musical finds the Big Bad Wolf on trial for his purported deeds, and, believe me, he has an entirely different version of the story. The audience becomes the jury and helps decide: guilty or not guilty. Your vote could change the fate of the Big Bad Wolf. Cost is $14-$18.
Princess and Pirates Sweetheart Play
My Gym South Park, 5110 Park Road, Suite 2D
February 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bring friends, neighbors, playmates and siblings to dress up as their favorite princess or fiercest pirate. Enjoy zip-line rides, games, relays, gymnastics and more. Reservations required. Cost is free. Call 704-522-6966
Victorian Valentine’s Day
Historic Latta Plantation
February 13, Noon-4:00pm
An afternoon of making valentines, English Country Dancing, learning fan language and living history. Cost is $5.
Discovery Days at Reedy Creek
Reedy Creek Park
February 14, 11:00am-3:00pm
The Reedy Creek Nature Center is proud to host a visit from Discovery Place on the second Saturday of each month. You can stop in the nature center any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to participate in a hands-on science activity led by Discovery Place. Call the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 704-598-8857 to find out what fun-filled activities and experiments will take place each month.
Family Fun Saturday: Pop-up Pop Art Flowers
Mint Museum of Art
February 14, 10:30am-2:30pm
Fold, squish and stuff tissue paper, pipe cleaners, old slides and more to construct a Wacky Warhol flower. All ages. Cost is $6, kids free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Time Warner Cable Arena
February 13-14, Fri, 7:30pm; Saturday, 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Monster trucks will compete in head-to-head and freestyle racing events.
Charlotte Symphony Guild Musical Petting Zoo
February 14, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Try out a musical menagerie of symphonic instruments! Volunteers from the Charlotte Symphony Guild will be happy to show you how to get started. Beginners welcome!
Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating
February 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm
We know how much kids LOVE decorating cookies. We also know how much moms hate the mess it makes. Stop by Earth Fare South Park for a fun Valentine’s Day treat! For only $5, kids get the chance to decorate two cookies with an array of delicious goodies. The proceeds will go to the local non-profit Partners in Out-of-School Time. Please call (704) 749-5042 to RSVP to Earth Fare’s customer service today.
Backyard Bird Day
Charlotte Nature Museum
February 14, 10:00am-5:00pm
Make some new feathered friends and learn how to participate in annual nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count.
Make a Jewelry Box
February 14, 10:00am to 11:00am
Your child will love building this Valentine’s Day Jewelry Box! It’s great for keeping their treasures or giving as a special gift! At most participating Lowes.
The Knack: Science Fair Demo
February 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Come join us as we share tips and techniques for creating a great science fair project. Visit your local Michaels(R) store to see science in action. You can watch cool demos of the projects that come ready to make in this kit. The fun includes Jiggly Jewels, Instant-Worms and FX-Snow displays.
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