Hello and happy Wednesday my Smarty friends. Spring will be here this weekend – I am dancing a happy dance because spring in Charlotte is fantastic. You can’t beat the weather, scenery and all the great activities. Kicking off this weekend are two more consignment sales. I hope you have had luck the past several weeks and I understand that the two this weekend are not to be missed, happy shopping. The St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade are on this weekend and the Globetrotters are in town. We have taken our kids to see them a couple of times and it is a great family show. Have a great weekend!
The first race of the Run for Your Life GPx series is this Saturday, March 21. The Shamrock 4-Miler will be held at Run for Your Life – Stonecrest. The event schedule is:
6:45 AM – Registration & Chip Pick-Up
7:58 AM – 4 Mile Baby Joggers
8:00 AM – 4 Mile Run
8:02 AM – 1 Mile Walk
9:00 AM – Kid’s Leprechaun Jog
Spring 2009 Kid’s Konsignment
March 19-21, Thu., 9am-1:30pm and 4-7:45pm; Fri., 9am-1pm; Sat., 8am-noon
Buy children’s items including clothing, toys, books, games and furniture. All proceeds of this sale go to support the missions of the Susanna Wesley Circle, helping local women and children. No strollers, laundry baskets welcome, cash and personal checks.
Children & Teen Consignment Sale
Matthews United Methodist Church
March 21, 8:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Spring/Summer clothes and shoes, newborn to junior sizes. Maternity items, baby equipment, toys, furniture, books, games, videos, and much more.
Terrific Twos: Fabulous Frogs
McDowell Nature Preserve
March 20, 10:00am-10:45am and 11:00am-11:45am
Hop on over with your little one and have some froggy fun through an age appropriate group time and parent-child activity stations. For more information call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224.
Children’s Culinary Cooking Class
Earth Fare – Ballantyne
March 20, 4:30-5:30pm
Children love to cook & the Earth Fare culinary team loves to teach them! Join us on the 1st Friday of each month where children ages 5 thru 12 will learn important culinary skills and develop a passion for cooking! Class sizes are limited. Class fee of $5.00 per child. Proceeds will benefit Kid’s Cafe, a part of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Sign up sheets available in Customer Service. Call 704-926-1201 for reservations.
Kickball: Father/Son Tournament
Park Road Park
March 21, 8:00am-7:00pm
Inaugural father/son kickball tournament offered in collaboration with Coca-Cola North America and Red Moon Marketing! Tournament ‘kicks off’ father/son league offered later in the spring, and offers children ages 8-12 the opportunity to engage in this sport with a male role model. For more information, contact Aaron.Cheeks@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704.336.7639. Cost is $10/pair.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 21, 11:00am, Festival begins at 10:00am.
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.
Hip Hopping Hares and Bouncing Bunnies
Charlotte Nature Museum
March 21, 10:00am-1:00pm
Learn the difference between rabbits and hares as you get close to some furry new friends.
A Bubble Celebration
McDowell Nature Center
March 21, 10:00am-11:00am
Come celebrate national bubble week! If you enjoy blowing bubbles then this hour of fun is right up your ally! Enjoy interactive bubble fun and even create some bubble art before the day is through! For more information please call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224.
The Harlem Globetrotters
Time Warner Cable Arena
March 21, 1:00pm
Now in their 83rd consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters showcase a captivating assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks, and ball handling wizardry…with a side-splitting array of comedy guaranteed to entertain both the young and the young at heart.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Borders – All Charlotte locations
March 21, 2:00pm
Celebrate the anniversary of the beloved Eric Carle book The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Borders with a special storytime. There will be plenty of fun art and reading activities for kids ages 3-9. Join us as we honor an American treasure.
“You are What you Eat”
Joseph-Beth Booksellers & Bistro – SouthPark Mall
March 21, 11:00am
Junior League of Charlotte & The Grey Seal Puppets Featuring “You Are What You Eat”, an original puppet production that shows children eating healthy is fun!
Earth, Moon & Sun
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
March 21, 1:30pm
Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. See how the Earth’s rotation and tilt impact our climate and seasons. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses and more. All ages. Cost is $6-$10.
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