OK all you smarties, time to get the running shoes on, not just for Girls on the Run and the GBS/CIDP 5K & Miracle Mile but to keep up with all that is happening this Mother’s Day weekend. As we go around town, McGill Rose Garden and Daniel Stowe are hosting special events for moms and there are great craft programs at Lowes, the Mint Museum and Borders. If you would like to participate in the Harris Y Princess Breakfast, get over there to register ASAP! Have a very happy Mother’s Day, enjoy it!
New Balance Girls on the Run 5K
Latta Park in Historic Dilworth
May 09, 9:00 am
A non-competitive family-friendly run/walk where everyone is number one. Whether you are one of our current or former GOTR participants, a family member, friend or just a community member who wants to join in celebrating healthy living. All of the proceeds from the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K in Charlotte will benefit young girls who may need financial assistance to participate in the GOTR Charlotte program, which educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Cost is $12-$15.
Harris YMCA 1st Annual Princess Breakfast!
Harris YMCA – Carroll Center
May 9, 2009, 9:00am-11:00am
The Harris Y presents a delightfully royal breakfast, party favors, and of course autographs with the princesses as they make appearances throughout the morning. This is a wonderful Mother’s Day event, girlfriend get-together or Daddy/Daughter social.
Cost: $30 per person who attends (children must be accompanied by an adult or chaperone). *NOTE – tickets are on sale until Thursday so roll on over to the Member Services Desk ASAP to reserve your spot! Don’t forget to mention Charlotte Smarty Pants (every little positive plugs helps us:-). For more information, contact Katie Darden, Special Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-716-6928
2009 GBS/CIDP 5K & Miracle Mile
Morrison Development at the corner of Sharon and Colony Roads
May 9, 8 am 5K run, 8:05 am 5K walk, 8:30 Miracle Mile (anyone can run or walk)
Sir Purr, Lugnut, and Rufus will be there! Carolina Clowns will be doing face painting and balloons. There will be a kids craft table to make Mother’s Day gifts. Swoozies will be providing free gift wrapping for gifts purchased at Morrison. 107.9 and Bob and Sheri will be there live and providing music. Massage Heights will be giving free massages. Other sponsors include Strike City, Smoothie King, Chick Fiil A, Starbucks, Earth Fare, and many others! Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio will allow free classes that day to anyone over 16 with a bib number from the race! You can register online, or visit the GBS website.
Monet for Mom
Mint Museum of Art
May 09, anytime between 10:30am-2:30pm
Paint a postcard and write a message for mom or someone special in the style of the great Impressionists, and wonder at the works by Monet, Pissarro, Cassatt and more in the exhibit Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art. Kids are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Mother’s Day Weekend at the Garden
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
May 09-10, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
The first 250 moms each day will receive a free potted plant courtesy of Rountree Plantation. Take mom for a pleasant walk through the gardens and a beauty consultant and massage therapists will also be available for mom to enjoy. Order a pre-packed picnic basket in advance or pack your own. Cost is $5-$10.
Best Mom Ever Kids Party
May 9, 2:00pm
What makes your mom special? Come to the party and tell us! We’ll celebrate with a storytime, crafts, and more. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or other legal guardian.
Learning to Fly
NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer NC
May 09, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Experience what it is like in the pilot’s seat in this hands-on aviation event. There will be cockpits from the Carolina’s Historical Aviation Museum, a walk-in hot air balloon and a Black Hawk Helicopter. Speakers, pilots and more. Cost is free.
May 09, 3:00 pm
A special celebration just in time for Mother’s Day. Mothers and daughters grades K-5. Registration required. Call 704-416-5000, option #2 to make your reservation. Cost is free.
Mother’s Day Shoot Out
May 9-10, Sat. noon-5:00pm , Sun. 9:00am-5:00pm
The Shoot Out is a fun way to get a professional portrait by one of Charlotte’s top photographers for a great deal. Sessions can feature up to seven people, dogs, cats and what/whoever else you’d like to have in a snappy photo. All funds benefit the programming at The Light Factory. Make sure you preregister. Cost is $135 for members and $150 for non-members
Build a Planter
May 9, 10:00am-11:00am
Bring the kid’s into most participating Lowe’s and they can build this great planter. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift. For 1st-5th graders.
May 09, 10:00am-6:00pm
Reach for the stars. Blast off into outer space and learn about planets and amazing stellar bodies. Event takes place in KidsPlace on Level 1.
Free Chick-Fil-A for Mom
University Chick-Fil-A, next to Hilton
May 9, 8:30am-10:00am
Bring mom in for a FREE 3ct mini. A flower will be given to the first 75 moms that are present, dining room only. Valid ONLY at the University Place location next to the Hilton and Rooms to Go.
6th Annual Classi-Kool Music Series
May 10, 4:00 -6:00 pm
Listen to a variety of music. There will be a puppet show and train rides around the lake for kids.
Davidson Concert on the Green
Davidson Town Green
May 10, 6:00 -8:00 pm
Sundays from May through September, families bring blankets or chairs and a picnic dinner. Enjoy the music of the Carter Brothers. Pack your picnic dinner for the theme North Carolina Pride and enter the picnic contest. Cost is free.
Mothers Day at McGill Rose Garden
McGill Rose Garden, 940 N. Davidson St.
May 10, 1:00-4:00 pm
Enjoy Mothers Day with music, wine, and art amidst the blooming roses. Browse through the artwork at the art show or find something new for your garden. Cost is free.
If you have an event you would like us to include, please email me a Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com. Happy 9th birthday to my not so little boy Trey!
Also, don’t forget to enter our GYNORMOUS hot momma giveaway valued at over $1,600! We decided to celebrate all the Smarty Moms in our world and came up with this rockstar giveaway from all of our favorite Smarty digs. This giveaway ends, Friday, May 8th at 11pm, so click here to enter. Also, each day be sure to check out our latest swanky register-to-win on the green “Giveaways” tab of CSP.