Hello Smarties! We have made it to the middle of July and so far, so good. Charlotte has been brimming with great activities to keep our families occupied. How about a great big thank you to all the great museums, parks, stores, etc. who have hosted all the activities? What a great city we live in. This weekend is not exception for neat events/activities to experience, head out and enjoy! If you have an event you would like to share, please email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.
A heads up for all of our Smarty pet owners – Couture Portraits is excited to announce their first Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer Charity Event. Bring your furry friend in for a custom portrait session and help raise donations for the Charlotte Humane Society. $25 session fee & bring a small bag of Dog or Cat food, receive a custom portrait session and complimentary 5 x 7. Call 704.541.8006 today to schedule your session. Sessions will be July 24-25th.
July 17, 10:30am
Stories for children 3-16 months
July 17, 11:30am
Story time for children 17-24 months.
Boogie Woogie Books
July 18, 11:00am, 2:30pm ,3:30pm
Kids can really get their groove on with this program!
July 17-19, Fri.-Sun., 8:30am-6:00pm
Bob the Builder, Barney, Angelina and more performing live. There will also be a meet and greet for each character. Cost is $22-$30.
SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure(Go to the Giveaway’s tab for your chance to win a Family 4-pack)
Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:00pm; Sat., 10:00am-6:00pm; Sun., Noon-5:00pm
Featuring hundreds of priceless artifacts and treasures recovered from deep-ocean archaeological excavations. This exhibit plunges guests beneath the sea to uncover the mysteries of some of the world’s most-famous shipwrecks. Through interactive, multimedia experiences, guests can experience the world of deep-ocean exploration and the thrill of uncovering history and treasure buried but not forgotten.
Wet n’ Wild Party
McDowell Nature Center
July 17, 11:00am-12:30pm
Stay cool while having some fun in the forest! Enjoy various water related activities and lunch with new friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen and to bring a towel and a sack lunch (special dessert provided)! Meet at the McDowell Pavilion. Ages 2-5. Cost is $5.
Birds of Prey Day
Charlotte Nature Museum
July 18, 10:00am-1:00pm
Flock to the Museum to learn about our feathered friends. From falcons to hawks learn all about birds of prey.
Herptile Hunt Extravaganza VIP
Reedy Creek Nature Center
July 18, 9:00am-3:00pm
Join as a naturalist on a hunt for herptiles (reptiles and amphibians)! Hikers will travel by van to several preserves that are not generally open to the public in search of marvelous and mysterious critters. Must be able to walk 5-6 miles on uneven terrain. Bring water, a bag lunch and wear comfortable shoes. Ages 5 and up.
Wonder Colors Duet
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
July 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn how to work with water color paints and papers, and learn how to mix and match colors to create a rainbow of color for your masterpiece. Designed for parents and their children. Cost is $20-$24/one parent and one child.
Day of Happiness Kids Party
July 18, 2:00pm
2009 is the Year of the Sponge! Bring the whole family to Borders for a special Day of Happiness celebration with stories, games, giveaways and more. SpongeBob is stuck in Bikini Bottom and can’t be with us, but we’ll have fun anyway!
Ahoy, Smarties! Don’t forget to register for our latest giveway from our friends at Discovery Place. Click here to find out more about your chance to win a Family 4-Pack to SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure. Hurry, this ends Sunday, July 19. Good luck!