Hello there Smarties. Welcome to the end of February – hasn’t this short month seemed to have been very long? We love the new KidScience Exhibit at Discovery Place so much that we are going to host a Smarty Playdate on Wednesday, March 3 at 10:00am. Mark your calendars and be prepared for an awesome morning of play with your little Smarties. What could be better than that? How about a discount, Our friends at Discovery Place are offering a one day only (March 3, 2010) coupon for $5 per person admission. Can’t wait to see you there and now for the rest of the weekend.
Harrison UMC Kid’s Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
Harrison United Methodist Church, Pineville
Great deals on all things kid related. Newborn-junior clothing, maternity clothing, furniture, baby equipment, toys, and more. Regular sale hours Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm, and 4:00pm-8:00pm. Half-price sale on most items Saturday from 8:00am-noon. No strollers allowed in sale area.
Morrison Regional Library
February 26, 4:00pm
This Friday’s movie is Disney’s “Cinderella”. Popcorn will be provided. Registration is required and families are welcome. Call 704-416-5421. Cost is free.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Matthews Playhouse, Matthews Community Center
February 25-28, Thursday-Friday, 7:30pm.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:00pm
Based on the 2nd book of the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of 4 children who go to live with an old professor during the war. One day, while playing hide and seek, Lucy, the youngest of the children, finds a wardrobe which leads to a magical land called Narnia. However Narnia is being ruled by the evil White Witch who has made it snow for 100 years and according to an old prophecy, Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan are the “chosen ones” who will defeat the Witch. They are assisted by the true ruler of Narnia, the lion, Aslan. With the good Narnians on their side, all 4 children must now defeat the witch using all their strength and fulfill their destinies to become the new Kings and Queens of Narnia. Cost is $10, $9 students and seniors.
“The Wiz” performed by Trinity Episcopal School
Piedmont Open Middle School auditorium
February 25-26, 7:00pm
Under the creative direction of Megan Postle, TES Music director, produced in conjunction with Samuel French, Inc., Trinity’s middle school cast will perform Charlie Smalls’ innovative adaptation of the most beloved children’s stories “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. “The Wiz” originally performed on Broadway in the mid 1970’s, and was followed by a popular movie version of the musical starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. It was a landmark production, signaling mainstream America’s increasing acceptance of black culture. On Broadway, “The Wiz” won seven Tonys, including Best Musical. Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so please reserve tickets online in advance.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Wachovia Playhouse, ImaginOn
February 27-28, check website for times
Virginia Lee Burton’s 1939 classic tale of hard work, determination and friendship comes to life in Eric Lane Barnes’ delightful musical, in which we learn that the newest, biggest or most expensive isn’t necessarily the best. Performed by the Tarradiddle Players. Mike Mulligan and his beloved Steam Shovel, Mary Anne, have been together for many years. They’ve dug holes for famous canals, railroads, highways, airports and skyscrapers. But times have changed and newer, fancier shovels have become fashionable, leaving Mike and Mary Anne out of work and down to their last dime. Their final hope could be the little town of Poppesville, which needs a basement dug for its new City Hall. Ages 3 and older. Cost is $14-$18.
Your House, My House
Ongoing exhibit, regular hours
ImaginOn is taking visitors on a journey into the homes of people around the world, through a travelling exhibition created by the Children’s Museum of Memphis. People live in all kinds of housing – large, small, portable, floating – the list is long! Your House, My House explores how landscape, climate, resources, culture and lifestyle determine the way a house functions and what it looks like. Visitors will step into three model homes: a Mongolian herder’s ger, an m’bure from the tropics of Fiji and a stilt house from a Malaysian fishing village. Activities inside each house explore how universal family activities are similar and different around the globe. Cost is free.
February 27, 10am-12:00
A day that celebrates books and the joy of reading. Adventure is just a turn of a page away and anything is possible at the Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast. Families and kids of all ages are invited to share in the joy of reading. Celebrity readers, a book drive and engaging activities bring children’s stories to life during this fun, free interactive event. Bring a a new or gently-used book to donate to Habitat for Humanity.
Boogie Woogie Books
February 26-27, 10:30am and 11:30am
This musical storytime encourages little ones to move with the groove! The stories and songs are perfect for children 2-5 years old.
Parents Night Out
Noah’s Art At South Park
February 27, 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 (704) 521-6657today to reserve your spot! Cost is $35/$20 siblings.
Parents Night Out
Noah’s Art at Blakeney
February 27, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Ages 3 & older. 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 704-542-2388 today to reserve your spot!
If you have events you would like to share please email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.