Happy Wednesday friends. Hasn’t this been a great week? A special thanks to all of you hosting consignment sales and consigning your children’s things. It has been great in this down economy to find some beautiful clothes for my kids and save money. A shout out to Mary Vaca, a very smarty reader for giving me the heads up on so many of these sales. The fun just doesn’t end, there are more sales this weekend and many other great family events. Parades, bugs and abstract art, a little something for everyone!
Assurance Spring Consignment Sale
Assurance United Methodist Church, 9700 Mt. Holly Huntersville Road, Huntersville
March 13, 9:00am-2:30pm
March 14, 9:00am-12:00pm, selected items ½ off
is having a Spring Children’s Consignment Sale. Sale begins Friday March 13 from 9-2:30 and Saturday March 14 from 9-12. All day Saturday, selected items will be ½ off! For more information, please go to our web site under Children’s Ministries tab at www.assuranceumc.org.
Sardis Presbyterian Church Weekday School Kids’ Consignment Sale
Sardis Presbyterian Church
March 14, 8:00am – 12:00pm, ½ price on selected items 12:30pm-2:30pm
There will also be Early Bird shop from 7:00am-8:00am, $2 to shop early
Merchandise for sale will include:
Spring & Summer Clothing (infant – size 12), Maternity Clothing, Toys, games, videos, books, bikes, baby equipment, sporting equipment, furniture, strollers and Much More! Cash Only!
Children’s Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
Harrison UMC, 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville
March 13-14, Fri., 9am-1pm and 4-8pm; Sat., 8am-noon
Great deals on gently used clothing for newborns through teens, maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, furniture and more.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
March 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Discover the variety of owls that live in Mecklenburg County as you enjoy a night hike. Participants must be able to walk 2 – 3 miles on uneven terrain. All ages. Cost is $2-$3.
Call 704-598-8857 for more info.
Family Fun Saturday: Can-Do Kandinsky
Mint Museum of Art
March 14, 10:30am-2:30pm
Use compasses, cans and bottle caps to create an abstract circle painting inspired by the famous Kandinsky canvas on display in the exhibition Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art. All ages. Cost is $3-$6.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14, 11:00am
Everyone’s Irish today. Celebrate with flags, floats, games, food and pipe band music. The route begins at Tryon and 9th street in uptown Charlotte and will march South to Tryon street and 3rd street. The festival begins at 10:00 am.
Mr. Nigel’s Music & Friends Story Time
Joseph-Beth Booksellers – SouthPark Mall
March 13, 11:15am
Have fun with Mr. Nigel as he sings, plays intruments and reads books. Children will have fun while learning!
Backyard Bug Day
March 14, 10:00am-6:00pm
Learn about backyard bugs and meet the insects who call the Museum home. Event takes place in KidsPlace on Level 1.
Kidgits 2009 Book Blast
March 14, 11:00am-1:00pm
The Simon Kidgits Club is bringing the magic of reading to life with celebrity storytellers, engaging activities and giveaways during the 2009 Book Blast! Each Book Blast features local celebrities reading acclaimed children’s stories and appearances by Maisy and VeggieTales characters at select Simon® malls. And, while supplies last, Kidgits members will receive a FREE reading mat just for coming. You can also pick up information and watch family friendly programming from the Childrens’ Television Network qubo. And keep your eyes open for giveaways! Although the cost is free, please bring a gently used book to donate to a local charity.
Build and Grow with Lowes: Make a Tabletop Basketball Game
Area Lowes stores
March 14, 10:00am-11:00am
Tournament season is starting! Get in the spirit with this Tabletop Basketball game! At most participating Lowes stores. Recommended age for attendees: Grades 1st – 5th.
Schiele Museum of Natural History
March 14-15, Sat.; 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun.; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Visit our gemstone mine to find mineral treasures, including garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds, rose quartz and more. Learn about geologic forces that create gemstones and search for tiny 10-million-year-old fossils from the Carolina Coast. Take home what you find!
Toadally Wild About Amphibians
Latta Plantation Nature Center
March 15, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Explore the underwater world of Mecklenburg’s most mysterious creatures as they start life ‘toadally’ different! We’ll meet tadpoles by building a simple underwater scope and taking it to a vernal pool. Cost is $3-$4. Follow link to register.
All About Baby
Belly Elan Maternity Boutique
March 15, 2:00pm-5:00pm
An event for new or expecting parents. Come in and get the information you need from people in the know. Find out everything from what diapers to use, how to find a pediatrician and just exactly what you need.
If you have an event that you would like to include please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.