Happy Wednesday Smarties, welcome to the first weekend of June. This is a great weekend for sales, food, running and music. All things that make for a great family weekend! Drop by Cottage Chic for their annual tent sale. This is one of my favorite stops for pj’s, gifts or just a little something for the house. Feel up for a day trip – Day Out with Thomas is at Tweetsie. Do you have a child who loves horses? Check out the 4-H Horse Show at Latta, these kids work hard, might be fun to go cheer them on. Pops at SouthPark and Taste of Charlotte are also this weekend, these are two Charlotte traditions that you just can’t miss. Enjoy!
The 6th Annual Tent Sale is finally here!! Join us this coming Saturday from 9 to 4 outside on the front lawn for our biggest sale of the year! There will be a little bit of everything to choose from, most of which will be marked 50-75% off. There will also be some more current selections at 25% off, plus $5 items.
Handbags & accessories
Stationery & paper goods
Bedding (Bella Notte, Shabby Chic, Pine Cone Hill, Papillon Linens)
Clothing (James Perse t-shirts, Tibi dresses, etc.)
Pajamas & Robes (BedHead, Scanty, Bella Notte)
Bath & body (tons of Fresh® products)
Shoes (Bloch ballet flats & Havaiana flip flops)
Lamps & home accessories
Baby clothing & gifts
…and a whole lot more!!
King Tiger 5K at University City presented by Presbyterian Hospital HuntersvilleRun For Your Life – University, 1816 East Arbors Drive, Charlotte, NC
June 6, 2009 7:30 AM
5K Run/Walk with Baby Jogger division
1 Mile Run for the big kids (ages 7-12)
Kid’s Fun Run of only a few hundred yards for the younger kids (ages 7 & under)
Inflatable games will be set up for kids
King Tiger Tae Kwon Do will be doing on-site demonstrations
Free food and drinks, music, over $1,000 in giveaways, sponsor booths and more!
National Running Day
National Running Day is a nationwide initiative to promote running as a fun, healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. The inaugural National Running Day is today. We hope you’ll celebrate with us at any Run For Your Life location for an evening group run, or stop by during the day for specials and free stuff with your purchase.
Terrific Twos Series: Bitty Butterflies
McDowell Nature Center
June 05, 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am
Discover nature with your little one through a group-time and a parent-child activity. Age 2. Cost is $3.
Family Fun Time!
June 5, 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm
Stories, music and fun for the whole family!
4-H Horse ShowLatta Plantation Equestrian Center
June 5, 8:00am-7:00pm
The West Central District 4-H Horse Show is a competitive, qualifying show for 4-H’ers in the 17 county West Central district. The show consists of hunt seat, games, western and dressage divisions. The show is open to the public (FREE of charge) for spectatorship.
National Trails Day
McDowell Nature Preserve
June 6, 9:00am-2:00pm
Work alongside park and recreation staff to help clear debris, remove invasive species, and restore trail markers in McDowell Nature Preserve. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Super Duper Mini Chefs Event – Simon Kidgets Event
June 6, 11:00am-1:00pm
Meet at the Center Court for this free, hands-on event sure to entertain the entire family- and even give them a little fun to take back to the kitchen at home.
The Knack Free Family Event- Thumb Doodles
June 6, 10:00am-1:00pm
Come by your local Michaels for a fun, free event for kids ages 5-12.
The Charlotte Symphony Goes Country – Pops at Symphony Park
June 7, 8:00pm
Symphony Park at SouthPark
The symphony’s summer season will kick off with music from the American frontier, including John Williams’ “The Cowboys,” Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!
Day Out With Thomas
June 5-14, Sun.-Fri., 9:30am-5pm; Sat., 8:30am-5:30pm
A family event that offers aspiring engineers the unique opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine. Activities include storytelling, live music, Legos and more.
Taste of Charlotte Festival
Tryon Street from MLK Jr. Boulevard to 6th Street in uptown Charlotte
June 5-7, Fri. and Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., 11am-6pm
Outdoor family festival that features food samplings from various restaurants. Live entertainment. All ages.
A Smarty heads up for an upcoming event:
Goodrich Family Fun Fest – Supporting The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte
On Thursday, June 11, from 5 – 8pm, we will take over the Stonecrest shopping center for a Community Fun Fest (current plans include a band, kid bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, Bobcats dancers, Panther Cheerleaders, mascots from Bobcats/Panthers/NASCAR/Chick-fil-a, X-Box tournament with celebrities, Larry Sprinkle MC). The event is open to the public, with kid activities available for a small donation.
If you have events you would like to share please email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.