Hello Smarties. Of course the beautiful weather would be replaced by rain but I can’t complain. How many of you were wearing shorts on Sunday?! This weekend starts early with several events beginning on Thursday. Roger Day is in town and if you haven’t taken the kiddos to see him – do. He is fantastic and your whole family will love the show. You can also get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping by visiting the Sugar and Spice Show, support the “mompreneurs”. There are many more fun, family events happening this weekend so get out and enjoy!
Sugar and Spice Show
8001 Alexander Road Charlotte, (on the corner of Brackenbury and Alexander Road)
November 12-13, Thurs., 6:00pm-10:00pm; Fri., 9:00am-1:00pm
Calling all Santas…
Are you making your list? Checking it twice?
Come shop and save at Sugar and Spice!
The Sugar and Spice Show is an annual holiday shopping event that showcases the businesses of local women, many of whom are stay at home moms. We strive to offer unique and quality products and designs at the most affordable prices. This year’s vendors include: A Fly on the Wall, Brella Baby, Good & Perfect Gifts, Holiday Cards by Sarah Pay, Lilly Bug & Co., Lollie Dollie, LoveSara, Sweet LaLa’s, and Vintage jewelry by Sydney Gaylord.
“Elmo’s Green Thumb”
November 12-14, Thu.-Fri. 10:30am and 7pm; Sat. 10:30am and 2pm; Sun. 1pm and 4:30pm
Join your favorite friends on an amazing adventure as they help Elmo find a new home for Sunny the sunflower, when Sesame Street Live comes to town. Cost is $14-$23.
November 13-14, Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 11:00am and 1:00pm
Encouraging kids to sing loud, jump high, and dream big, two-time Parents Choice Award-winner Roger Day entertains over 100,000 children and adults each year. His energetic live performances incorporate his trademark wit, whimsy, and wordplay, all grounded in the joy of a powerful love and respect for children. Roger urges kids to reach their potential by using body and brain, mind and muscle, in a show that the Dallas Morning News called “joyful and empowering.” For ages 3 and older. Cost is $12-$14.
The Great Gobblefest
November 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Families enjoy food, family trivia, games for all ages, prizes and giveaways and more. Donated items will be used for the Harris YMCA’s Community Outreach program. Cost is Free, with canned food donation.
Loïs Maliou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color
Mint Museum of Art
November 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm
See this exhibition before it opens at First Friday at the Mint Museum of Art. Enjoy the stunning exhibition, performances by the Queens University Chamber Signers and the Johnson C. Smith University Choir, a cash bar, lecture by Barry Gaither, hands-on activities, and more. Exhibit runs from November 14, 2009-February 27,2010. Cost is members FREE, non-members $10. Call Pat Viser at 704/337-2011 to make a reservation.
Berenstain Bears Tour
November 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Michael Berenstain, son of Berenstain Bears creators Stan and Jan Berenstain, signs copies of his new faith-based “Living Lights” books. Meet Papa Bear and Mama Bear and watch a drawing demonstration of the characters.
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics: #48 Garage
Area Lowe’s stores
November 14, 10:00am-11:00am
Kids can build a cool NASCAR garage. The first 50 to register and be present get a kit, apron and goggles. Recommended for kids in first-fifth grades. Cost is free, register on the Build and Grow website.
Native American Indian Celebration
Charlotte Museum of History
November 14, 11:00am-3:00pm
Honor the area’s American Indian heritage through traditional song, dance, art and storytelling. The events features the Southern Suns Drummers, Cherokee traditionalist Freeman Owle, Catawba potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown, Lumbee storyteller Barbara Locklear, the Aztec dance group Grupo Painalli, and traditional dancers from regional tribes. Cost is free.
Family Saturday at Mint Museum
Mint Museum of Art
November 14, 10:30am-2:30pm
Prepare to get messy at the museum’s classroom art studios. Explore the styles in African American artist Lois Mailou Jones’ exhibition, create a patterned African “cloth” or dabble in still life drawing and painting. Projects geared for all ages. Cost is $10, kids free with paying adult.
Rock the Runway!
November 14, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Event to feature fashion show and silent auction with Sheri Lynch of the nationally syndicated “Bob & Sheri Show” as emcee. All proceeds to benefit Harris YMCA Community Outreach. Tickets available at the member services desk. Cost is $25.
CMPD Free Rabies Clinic
CMPD Animal Care & Control
November 14, 8:00am-11:00am
All dogs, cats and ferrets four months and older residing in Charlotte, Mint Hill, Pineville and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County must be licensed annually. A rabies vaccination is required to purchase a license. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. Please bring ID with your current address or a utility bill that shows your current address. Everyone who is in line before 11AM will be served. Line cuts off at 11AM. Please see CMPS Animal care and Control website for more information or call.
Boogie Woogie Books
November 13-14, Fri., 10:00am, 11:00am, 3:30pm; Sat., 3:30pm
Kids can really get their groove on with this program.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
November 14, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Learn how recycling your kitchen garbage and lawn waste can save you money and why ‘grass-cycling’ is good for your lawn. See how a well-made compost pile can provide rich, wonderful ‘black gold’ for your yard and garden. Presented by Mary Stauble, extension master gardener, master composter and PLANT (Piedmont Landscape and Naturescape Training) instructor for Mecklenburg County.
3rd Annual Mint to Be Yours Tag Sale
Atherton Mill, 2000 South Blvd.
November 13-14, Fri., 9:00am-1:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-1:00pm
Get deep discounts on everything from furniture to designer jewelry at the 3rd Annual Mint to Be Yours Tag Sale. Organized by the Mint Museum Auxiliary, the sale features consigned and gently-used items from some of Charlotte’s most beautiful homes. Proceeds benefit education programs and acquisition efforts at The Mint Museum. The sale will feature fine home furnishings and décor, antiques, rugs, designer handbags and garden accessories marked 50% to 75% off original retail prices. This year the Auxiliary has also added artwork by regional artists and galleries and jewelry by local designers, including Turq Jewelry and Laura James. Other participating retailers include Acquisitions, Hotham and Lucy & Company. Items will be marked down an additional 50% beginning at noon on Saturday. Admission is $5. Unsold items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
Southern Christmas Show
The Park (formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart)
November 11-22, Sun.-Tues 10:00am-6:00pm; Wed.-Sat. 10:00am-9:00pm
Six acres of holiday crafts, gifts, decorations to explore, festive food to sample, art to inspire and plenty to wrap up and take home. It’s the South’s favorite Christmas tradition. Cost is $7.50-$9 adults, $3 ages 6-12, free 6 and under.
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