It is going to be another wonderful Carolina weekend. Our city and surrounding area are really stepping up for Spring. There are consignment sales, plays, a race, basketball, baseball, music and free stuff. It really can’t get any better! Get out and enjoy.
KidZ Exchange.com Children’s Consignment Sale
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
March 19-21, 9:00am-7:00pm, Sun., 9:00am-5:00pm
Where consignors and shoppers come together in a buying frenzy you will
want to return to time and time again. It’s the easiest most sensible way to
save money and make money. There are thousands upon thousands upon
thousands of new and gently-used kidz items looking for new homes.
Children and Teen Consignment Sale
Matthews United Methodist Church
March 20, 8:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Shop for spring/summer clothes and shoes, sizes newborn to juniors; maternity items; baby equipment; toys; furniture; books and games. No strollers or carts allowed in sale area. Half-price sale from 1-3pm. Cash only.
Reflections by Rhiannon – Easter Limited Edition Portraits
Studio: 1315 East Blvd, Suite 160
Spring has sprung at Reflections by Rhiannon and you do not want to miss the Smarty deals Rhiannon has put together to capture beautiful images of your family for less!! This is the perfect time of year to schedule your photography session with Rhiannon, so check out her upcoming portrait events and get Smarty, book today! Portraits with a live bunny! Packages: $50 for 30-minute session and (2) 5×7 prints or $95 for 30-minute session and 25 flat Easter cards. Call (980) 355-1785.
8th Annual Shamrock 4 Miler
Run for Your Life – Stonecrest
6:45 AM Registration & Chip Pick-Up
7:58 AM 4 Mile Baby Joggers
8:00 AM 4 Mile Run
9:00 AM Kid’s Leprechaun Jog
This 4 Miler benefits Levine Children’s Hospital.
Arbor Day Celebration
Village Green, Davidson
March 19, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Join local students, town staff and elected officials at the first annual Davidson Arbor Day celebration. Participants will receive free tree seedlings and information about all the importance of trees. Cost is free.
There’s a Monster in My Closet
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
March 19-21, 3pm and 7:30pm shows various dates
Fantasy and reality collide in this eclectic and fun musical! Emily’s having a sleepover with her friend when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him! Find out how friendship, ingenuity and a sprinkling of magic lead to a delightful solution to Emily’s monster problem. Appropriate for ages 3 & up. Each show will feature a local guest celebrity as “Dad” – check out the website for details. Cost is $10.
Time Warner Cable Arena
March 20, 7:00pm
Now in their 84th consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters’ high-flying show features some of the most extraordinary athletes and entertainers on the planet – including Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang, who are starring in the Emmy Award-winning CBS reality hit, “The Amazing Race;” the always hilarious Special K Daley; dribbling magician Scooter Christensen; and ball handling wizards Handles Franklin and Ant Atkinson. Tickets are $22-$125 or register to win tickets in our Giveaway.
March 20, 10:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate baseball with batting practice (11:30am-1:30pm) on the field; free hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks; stadium tours; and National Anthem Auditions (11am-1pm).
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Spring Fling Showcase
March 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm
This event offers information and exhibits about Park and Recreation programs and events for preschool children, youth, teens, adults and teens. With emphasis on spring and summer.
Musical Melodies Day
Move and groove at Musical Melodies Day. Meet some interesting instruments and celebrate those good vibrations that make beautiful music. Ages 0-7. Cost is free with admission.
World Family Festival-World of Music
March 20, Noon-3:00pm
A collaboration between Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and International House, the festival celebrates artistic expression and communities around the globe, including Native American, African, Latin and Asian cultures. Activities include crafts, music, free performances and games.
Carolina Raptor Center
March 20-21, 2:00pm
Learn interesting facts about the lives and environments of hawks, owls and other raptors on a guided trail walk. Cost is free with admission.
Live Raptor Presentation
Carolina Raptor Center
March 21, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Meet some of the residents at the Carolina Raptor Center – including hawks, owls and vultures. Learn about the facilities mission of education, rescue, research and rehabilitation.
Free regular Italian Ice!
Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness, The Shoppes of Ardrey Kell
First Day of Spring – Free Italian Ice to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
Come Sit A Spell: Views of the Garden, Opening Weekend
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
March 19-21, 9:00am-5:00pm
“Come Sit a Spell” at the Garden as it opens a new exhibit designed to take a look at how the tradition of our outdoor space has evolved over the years. This exhibit features more than 50 chairs, rockers, benches, and other furniture designed by artists, companies, schools and community groups. The exhibit includes some expected & unexpected ways to honor the tradition of the southern front porch. Opening weekend festivities include free admission for each child with a paying adult with Southern Craft Creations where children and their parents are invited to make garden related art.
Hip Hoppin’ Hares and Bouncing Bunnies
Charlotte Nature Museum
March 20, 10:00am
Lots of fun for everyone … meet our bunny brigade, say hello to Harry the hare, and solve the hairy mystery about the differences between rabbits and hares.
Gardening Fun With Children
William R. Davie Park
March 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Gardening isn’t just for grown-ups! Kids (4-8 yrs) have to make things grow. Encourage your child’s interest in nature and gardening through some fun, hands-on activities. Also, learn about enjoyable gardening projects you and your child can try at home.
Nature Nook: Box Turtle at Long Pond
Latta Plantation Nature Center
March 20, 1:00pm
Listen to the story, make a craft and learn all about turtles in this monthly offering.
Living History Day — 18th-Century Containers
Charlotte Museum of History
March 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Kate Carter will be displaying a variety of 18th century-style containers, from gourds to baskets to linen sacks. She will discuss all the ways people had to transport items in the 18th century. Cost is free with museum admission.
First Annual WE LOVE JASON Kick-off at Veterans Park
2136 Central Avenue
March 21, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Adult and children’s Kickball games, inflatable bouncers, playground, delish food and awesome raffle items. All donations will benefit Team WE LOVE JASON in the fight against cystic fibrosis.
Ends today! Don’t forget to register for our Giveaway this week:
Time Warner Cable Arena Presents (2) Family-4-packs to the Harlem
Globetrotters on Saturday, March 20th at 7p. Click here to enter, one entry per person. Good luck, Smarties!
the entry/survey for the globetrotter tix is not working?
Hey there! The Globetrotter G/A ended at 5pm last night. However, we have a new G/A for Space Kidets $100 gift certificate that started today. Click on today's blog and you can register from there.