Hello there Smarties. It is shaping up to be a super Smarty weekend if the rain will just go away. There are a couple of cool events leading up to the weekend that you and all your Mom friends should check out at Monkee’s of Morrocroft and at Nesting. The SouthPark Tree Lighting kicks off the weekend Friday. I love a good tree lighting and this year we won’t miss out because of travel plans. ImaginOn and Discovery Place are rolling with Smarty events but don’t take my word for it – see for yourself. Make sure you check out all the events below and get out and enjoy!
Mother’s Morning Out
Monkee’s of Morrocroft
November 19, 8:00am-11:00am
Every mom deserves a little pampering! Drop the kids off at school, and come by Monkee’s early to check out fabulous fall fashion and meet other moms! A discount of 25% off your entire purchase will be given. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.
Heather Moore Trunk Show
Nesting, 6401 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte
November 19, 10:00am
Stop by Nesting for a holiday trunk show with Heather Moore! Get a first look at all of the newly released designs, and have a one-on-one with the designer herself. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your holiday lists. CSP Deal? 15% off if you order on the day of the show.
“Advanced Fertility Treatment”
November 18, noon
Morehead Medical Plaza, 5th Floor Classroom 5
Carolinas Medical Center Women’s Institute
Dr. Rebecca Usadi leads this seminar that is open to the public. Refreshments are provided.
SouthPark Lighting of the Great Tree
November 20, 5:00pm-7:00pm, preshow festivities; 7:00pm-7:30pm, tree lighting; 7:30pm “Elf.”
Before the tree lighting, enjoy children’s activities, food and family entertainment. After the lighting, watch “Elf” in Symphony Park. Santa will make a special appearance to help light the tree! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Play Spanish Storytime
November 20, 10:00am
Children of all ages invited to join in hour of stories, games and art and crafts.
Boogie Woogie Books
November 20, 11:00am
Kids can really get their groove on with this program.
Mr. Nigel’s Music & Friends Story Time
Joseph-Beth Booksellers & Bistro
November 20, 11:15am
Have fun with Mr. Nigel as he sings, plays instruments and reads books. Children will have fun while learning!
American Girl Fashion Show
CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St.
November 21, 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
Celebrate being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Fundraiser benefits Project Bloom. For girls 6 and older. Cost is $40 and up. Scholarships available.
28th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival
Seagrove School, 528 Old Plank Road, Seagrove, N.C.
November 21-22, 9:00am-6:00pm
This is the only time of the year that most of the Seagrove area potters sell their wares at one location. The festival emphasizes hand-made pottery and traditional crafts. Cost is $6.
Civil War Lantern Tour
Charlotte Museum of History
November 21, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Interact with foot soldiers, officers, doctors and civilians as they face the trials of the years between 1861 and 1865. See the campfires, smell the cooking, and listen to the stories, providing an in-depth look at the conditions of the time. Events re-enacted on the tour are based on letters, diaries and other records collected from the Civil War. Tours are conducted by the NC 43rd and Lanthams Light Artillery, a Charlotte-based Civil War reenactment unit. Reservations required. Cost is $8 adults, $6 students.
ImaginOn, Wachovia Playhouse
November 21-22, Sat. 1:00pm, Sun. 2:00pm
Tarradiddle Players explore the furry, sometimes magical world of mice in a show that emphasizes story-telling and audience participation. When a mysterious stranger tries to steal poor Myron Mouse’s favorite song, he begins a rollicksome chase in and out of favorite stories. For ages 3-5. Cost is $10-$12.
Charlotte Nature Museum
November 21, 10:00am
Get up close to wild turkeys and learn all about the bird of the season. Creature Features, supported by The Guild of Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum, are monthly special events and include animal encounters, crafts, puppet shows, storytelling and refreshments. From Pet Pals to Spooky Spiders, each month brings a new theme and all activities are free with Museum admission.
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics: Snowman
Area Lowe’s stores
November 21, 10:00am-11:00am
There may be no snow, but kids can still build their own snowman. The first 50 kids to register and be present get a kit, aprons and goggles. Recommended for kids in first-fifth grades.
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
November 21-January 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm Closed Nov. 26, Dec. 24, 25 and 31.
Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly 1 million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat – it snows nightly! Cost is $8 adults, $6 kids 3-12.
Physics Fun Day
November 21, 10:00am
Explore the forces of fun. Lift, push, and move your way through interactive fun physics activities.
Piedmont Heritage Day
The Schiele Museum
November 21, 10:00am-4:00pm
Experience on-the-hour guided tours and presentations by visiting Catawba Indian speakers and artisans and traditional cooking to celebrate the successful harvests and the seasonal bounty, See open fire cooking and hearth skills with baking, roasting and boiling. Visit with re-enactors telling the story of Backcountry bonding – the gift of time earned from a busy harvest season for fellowship with family and friends!
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale
Weddington United Methodist Church
November 21, 8:30-12:30
Unique Vendors and Baked Goods. Door Prizes every 20 Minutes.
November 22, 10:00am-noon
Pottery Barn Kids and Charlotte City Ballet present their second annual Nutcracker Tea, benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Reservations required and seating is limited. $3 minimum donation per child. Call 704-366-8550.