Happy HumpDay Smarties! It is the last weekend in May, so get out and play. There are several great events going on. Head to ImaginOn for “A Children’s World of Play” to celebrate International Play Day. It sounds like an awesome event and couldn’t we all use some more play! Include your pets and help support the Humane Society at Pet Palooza or take the family out for a Stream Hike. Make it a family fun weekend and enjoy!
A Children’s World of Play!
May 30, 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Join International House for a new event to help children and their families discover that play is a universal language. This free event features games from around the world as well as cultural dance, arts, crafts, and performances. Bring the whole family and discover the universal language of play.
Boogie Woogie Books
May 29-30, 11:15am
This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! The stories and songs are just perfect for children 2-5 years old.
4th & 5th Grade Fun Night
May 29, 7:00pm
Friday nights at the Harris YMCA are the perfect place for 4th & 5th Graders. We have a live DJ, dancing, games, prizes & giveaways, four square, and karaoke.
Mr. Nigel’s Music & Friends Story Time
Joseph-Beth Booksellers – SouthPark Mall
May 29, 11:15am
Have fun with Mr. Nigel as he sings, plays intruments and reads books. Children will have fun while learning!
Rockin’ and Reelin’ Summer Concert and Movie Series
Pineville Lake Park
May 29, 7:00pm
Pineville will host concerts and Movies May-September. Events begin at dusk. May 29 features the variety band “Skate Rink Jukebox”.
2009 Pet Palooza
May 30, 8:30am-12:00pm
Join us for the largest annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Charlotte…Pet Palooza! At this dog walk and festival, join over 1,000 event participants who walk with teams of family, friends and co-workers in this special celebration of our four-legged friends. Enjoy a vendor fair, musical entertainment, refreshments, a fido fashion show, a silent auction and fun for the entire family!
McDowell Nature Preserve
May 30, 1:30pm
Cool down and discover salamanders, crawfish, water pennies and more as we explore the 4 Seasons creek. You will get wet, comfortable water shoes are encouraged.
Charlotte Run For Peace at Home
McAlpine Creek Park
May 30, 8:00am
Proceeds from the 2009 Run for Peace at Home support the United Family Services Domestic Violence Program. Their mission is to inspire individuals, families, and communities to find solutions that create a better future. Your support is greatly appreciated. There will be a men’s and women’s 5-kilometer run/walk and a children’s fun run/walk.
Shop and Shag
Blakeney Village Green
May 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Free shag lessons at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. by the Charlotte Shag Club. There will be cool science demos, sandboxes, beach volleyball and more for the kids.
Backyard Tails – Flight Program
Carolina Raptor Center
May 30-31, 12:00 and 2:00pm
Feel the rush as a great horned owl flies inches from your head during our flight program. Be amazed by raptors in the air and trees during Backyard Tails.
Disney Story Time
Disney Store at Carolina Place
May 30, 9:30am-10:00am
Every Saturday associates at the Disney Store will read magical stories and share Disney adventures with children of all ages.
6th Annual Classi-Kool Music Series
May 31, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Listen to a variety of music. There will be a puppet show and train rides around the lake for kids.
If you have events you would like to share please email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.