Ok Smarties, what is up with this weather? I don’t think I have ever seen this much rain and this is my 15th summer in Charlotte. Thank goodness there are plenty of indoor activities for the kiddos. This weekend is no exception, our area libraries have incredible programming, check out a movie or make a craft for dad. Speaking of Dad’s, don’t forget that Sunday is the day to celebrate them. Have a great weekend.
A little “sale” scoop – Tootsies Too is have a 30-70% off summer sale beginning on June 18 and Fancy Pants is having a sale where you can save up to 50% beginning on June 20. Happy shopping!
A Smarty reader asked that I provide her church’s Vacation Bible School information: Providence Baptist Church will be holding their VBS on June 22 – 26, 9:00 am – 12 noon. It is for Rising K – 5th grade completed and you can Register at http://www.providencevbs.org/. If you would like to provide your churches Bible school information, please do in the comments. Bible school is a wonderful activity for our children.
Morrison Regional Library
June 19, 4:00pm
Take a break from the heat for some afternoon fun watching “Monsters, Inc”. Registration required. Phone 704-416-5400.
Charlotte Convention Center
June 19-21, Fri., 11:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 10:00am-6:00pm; Sun., 11:00am-6:00pm
A comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country. Cost is $15/one day pass, $30/three day pass.
Movies in the Park at Ballantyne
Ballantyne Corporate Park
June 19, Movie starts at dark.
Free movie, popcorn, bottled water, face painting and more. Ballantyne Corporate Park, follow the signs off John J. Delaney Dr. Movie starts at dark. June 19- Hotel for Dogs July 17- Nim’s Island August 21- Madagascar 2
Celebrating not only the freedom for enslaved blacks, but freedom of all people who have endured slavery, the festival offers an array of culture, family ntertainment, food, vendors, drumming circles and more. Sponsored by the Juneteenth Committee.
Backyard Tails-Flight Program
Carolina Raptor Center
June 20, Noon-2pm
Learn about raptors as they fly around the center. Come early to get a space, as seats for this program are limited. All ages. Cost is $8-$10.
Father’s Day Car Show
June 20-21, Sat., 12:00pm-8:00pm; Sun. 10:00am-3:00pm
Carowinds presents the First Annual Fathers Day Car Show. Trophies to be given out in 400+ classes. Free with park admission.
Father’s Day Celebration
Carolina Raptor Center
June 20-21, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Come see the 2009 Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion car, njoy educational programs, live raptor presentations, hands on activities, and dads get in free! Chick-fil-a will be sold on site (cash only).
Father’s Day Craft
June 20, 2:00pm
Make a special gift for Dad. Registration required. Cost is free.
Charlotte Nature Museum
June 20, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Learn about farm life with a visit to the Museum’s little farm in the big city. Get up close to horses, goats, chickens and more.
Boogie Woogie Books
June 20, 11:00am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
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.
Live Animal Talk
McDowell Nature Preserve
June 20, 4:00pm-4:30pm
What does a snake feel like? Can turtles trade shells? Explore the secret lives of animals while you get up close and personal with several animals that call McDowell Nature Center, the Preserve, and even your backyard home. Program meets at McDowell Nature Center.
Father’s Day Frosty Weekend
June 20-21, 10:00am-11:59pm
Fifty cents from every Frosty sold at participating Wendy’s restaurants will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA). The DTFA mission is to increase foster children adoptions in North America.
Ciao Bella Road Tour
Ciao Bella is on the road again this summer and kicked off their
national summer sampling tour in Charlotte. This year, Ciao Bella will be giving out free samples of their new single serve cups: 3.5-ounce cups perfectly portioned for a mini indulgence with a spoon right under the lid! The flavors include some Ciao Bella favorites: blood orange sorbet, mango sorbet, lemon sorbet, Tahitian vanilla gelato, and chocolate hazelnut gelato.
Harris Teeter, 1015 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207, 4pm – 7pm
11am – 2pm
Earth Fare,12235 N. Community House Rd Charlotte, NC, 11am – 2pm
Fresh Market, 4223 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC, 4pm – 7pm
Speedway Children’s Charities Race Night, 7pm
If you have activities that you would like for me to include, please email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.