Hello Smarties. It is that time of year, the season has begun. Clean out the closets and get ready for consignment sales. There are other great events happening around town as well. You can enjoy everything from Pinocchio in Matthews, hot chocolate, building birdhouses and the #48 car at Lowes. While dad is enjoying some of these things with the kids, you can be out finding some great deals. Happy shopping and have a great weekend!
Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
February 28, 7:30am-2:30pm
The Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Twins consignment sale is held twice a year at the Metrolina Expo. Whether you have multiples or not, you NEED to get to this consignment sale! They fill a warehouse from end to end with baby and kids clothing, gear, toys, strollers, cribs…you name it, they got it. Best of all they have it in duplicate! You can generally find two or more of everything since the sellers are all members of the CMOMs club. The sale has been evolving over the years and the club has really thought of everything to make this consignment sale a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The items are grouped in categories and the clothing is grouped by size so everything is very easy to find. The CMOMs sale is CASH ONLY, so be sure to hit up an ATM before you get to the Metrolina Expo. Shopping is from 8:30am to 2:30pm this Saturday, with the Early Bird sale at 7:30am and the half price sale beginning at 12:30pm. Cost is $2, free after 8:30am.
Children’s Consignment Sale
Presbyterian Weekday School, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia
February 27 and 28, Fri., 6:00pm-9:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-noon
Children’s clothing/gear and maternity to benefit the weekday school. Cash only. Free admission.
Just 4 Kidz Sale
Harris Professional Building, 8432 Old Statesville Rd Suite 600
February 26-28, Thurs., 9:00am-8:00pm; Fri., 9:00am-6:00pm; Sat., 8:00am to 2:00pm (select items ½ off on Sat.)
Holy Comforter Weekday School Children’s Consignment Sale
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2701 Park Road
February 28, 7:00am-1:00pm. (1/2 off after 12pm)
Shop for bargains and/or consign gently used toys, kids’ clothes, books, equipment and maternity wear at the annual Consignors make 60% of sale price! Interested in consigning? Fight the recession by “sharing the wealth” with your friends and neighbors!
Matthews Playhouse Presents: “Pinocchio.”
Matthews Community Center
February 26-29, Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:00pm
The classic story of the wooden puppet brought to life, will take the Matthews Playhouse stage in the Spring. Adults and children alike will be delighted as they follow Gepetto’s wooden creation, Pinocchio, – and his curious spirit – into one wild adventure after another. All ages. Cost is $9-$10.
Build a Better Birdhouse
McDowell Nature Center
February 28, 1:00-2:00pm
Develop hand-eye coordination and encourage creativity in your child. All tools and materials will be provided. All ages. Cost is $6. Call 704-588-5224 for more info.
First Family’s New Home
The Charlotte Museum of History
Ongoing Exhibit, hours are; Tue.-Sat., 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun., 1:00-5:00pm. Closed Monday
As President Barack Obama and the Obama family adjust to life in the White House, learn more about their new home. Browse invitations and memorabilia of past inaugurations. Explore the history of presidential entertaining, the elegance of state dinners, and the stories behind the First Families. Cost is $3-$6.
Little Read Explores “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss
March 01, 2:00pm
Join the ‘in-crowd’ as Little Read explores a Dr. Seuss book, “The Sneetches” through a variety of activities. Grades K-5. Cost is free.
The Big, Bad Building Challenge!
February 28, 11:30am-1:00pm
It’s a huffy, puffy day in the neighborhood! Can you build a house that withstands the breath of the big, bad wolf?
Hot Chocolate Sale
February 28, 10:00am-2:00pm
Warm up with a cup of hot coco while you shop. $2 donation goes to the Earth Fare Friend of the month, POST- Partners in Out of School Time.
Build #48 Race Car with Lowe’s
Area Lowe’s stores
February 28, 10:00am
Jimmie won his 3rd Championship in a row in 2008! Bring your child to any Lowe’s location and they can build the #48 car as we kick off the 2009 season! Recommended age for attendees: Grades 1st – 5th.
Family Wii Gaming
Matthews Town Center
February 28, 2:00pm
For K-5th graders and their families. Come play video games that are fun for parents and kids alike. To register call, 704-416-5000 option #2.
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