What a happy day Smarties! The warmer days are here, my kids are playing outside again and I am wondering where my cold toughness has gone. I grew up in the mountains, you couldn’t keep us inside, no matter what the weather was. Now I feel the need to be bundled up inside with my big fuzzy boots/slippers on. On to the weekend, there are several great plays/performances to be enjoyed. We are fortunate to live in an area with many multi-talented people! Looking for a date night but short a sitter, Noah’s Art is hosting a Parents’s Night Out for the kids. Are your kids glued to the TV after the holidays, take them to Discovery Place for Exercise Day. This weekend is about fun for the whole family. Enjoy and please share your events, email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
January 22-24, check for times
Peter Hatcher’s life sure seems complicated for a 9-year-old. One of his biggest problems is dealing with his impossible little brother Fudge. Based on the best-selling book by perennial favorite author Judy Blume, “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” is a hilarious portrait of family life guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Recommended for elementary and middle school students. Cost is $18-$24.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
January 23, 1:00pm
Learn about furs, tracks and other unique adaptations that mammals have to help them survive in a variety of habitats. Meet mammals that may visit your backyard. Hands-on opportunity available. Cost is $7 adults, $6 ages 4-18.
January 23, 10:00am-6:00pm
Keep your body healthy by being active at least 60 minutes each day. At KidsPlace, learn about activities to keep your body busy and have fun at the same time. Cost is $10 adults, $8 children 2-13.
“Annavel and the Funny Little Man: A Rumpelstiltskin Tale”
Davidson College’s Cunningham Theatre Center
January 22-24, check website for performance times
A joint presentation from Davidson College’s Department of Theatre and the Davidson Community Players Connie Company. From the Rupert T. Barber, Jr., collection, A bragging father, a poor king, a lot of straw, and a funny little man make this retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ tale a delight for children and their families. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Boogie Woogie Books
January 22-23, 10:30am and 11:30am
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.
Parents Night Out
Noah’s Art At South Park
January 23, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Age 3-10; Children attending will create several art projects, eat dinner (pizza), play games and watch a short movie. Join us between 4:00-8:00pm (children do not need to stay the entire time you can come late or pick up early). Call today to reserve your spot!
Cost is $35, $20 siblings.
Parents Night Out
Noah’s Art at Blakeney
January 23, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Ages 3 -10; Children attending will create several art projects, eat dinner (pizza), play games and watch a short movie. Join us between 4:00-8:00pm (children do not need to stay the entire time you can come late or pick up early). Call today to reserve your spot! Cost is $35, $20 siblings.
The Aluminum Show
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
January 22-24, Check for show times
See It In The New Knight Theater! A sensational hit around the world, this stunning and incredible production offers a theatrical experience that is totally unique, combining amazing special effects,acrobatics, jazz and modern dance, puppetry, dazzling aluminum costumes and lighting. This show is certain to be a delight to audiences of all ages, and a highlight of your season! KIDS NIGHTS AT THE KNIGHT EXTENDED! The Aluminum Show is a huge hit with kids of all ages! In response, the Center has added KIDS NIGHT specials to all remaining performances. This offer allows a Child to attend FREE with a paying adult. When purchasing tickets, purchase through the KIDS NIGHT Special. Offer valid with kids 14 and under.
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve: Latta Plantation Nature Center
January 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm
You may see their white tails as they are running through the woods and find them fascinating. Come out and learn about White-tail Deer and at the end participate in a game about deer.
Smarties, this week’s giveaway is something for the entire fam to enjoy!
Our friends at Time Warner Cable Arena are giving away (2) family 4-packs to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming to Charlotte January 27-31. To register for a chance to win a family 4-pack, click here to complete a brief survey, no strings attached! Hurry, this is a short sell – this giveaway ends at 5p this Friday, January 22nd! Good luck, Smarties!