Hello there Smarties. It is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in our fair city. Hopefully Spring has sprung! With Easter around the corner there are several Easter themed activities around as well as some really incredible performances. Grab the family and get out and enjoy!
Lake Norman Mother’s of Multiples Spring Consignment Sale
Brawley Middle School Gym, Brawley School Road, Mooresville
March 27, 7:00am-1:00pm
Here you are guaranteed to find great deals on gently used infant, toddler,
children’s clothing, toys, and equipment! Items sold come from over 50 of
our members who are mothers to twins, triplets, or quads. Come and get
what you need to keep cool this spring and summer. It is well worth the
trip. Become one of our “early bird” shoppers by coming between
7:00-8:00am and for $1.00 get a head start on the terrific deals!
Fantastic Frog Fun
Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve
March 26 6:00pm-7:00pm
The frogs are calling! Join us as we discover the fantastic world of frogs! We will explore their habitat while listening to the amazing diversity of calls. Must call 704-598-8857 to register in advance. All ages and cost is free.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Matthews Community Center
March 26, 11:00am-12:00pm
Children ages 2-5 can eat lunch with the Easter Bunny. Children will also do a fun craft and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $7 and tickets are available at the Community Center.
Adam’s 5K Race to Chomp Childhood Cancer
McAlpine Creek Park
March 27, 8:30am
This family friendly event takes you through the beautiful trails of McAlpine Creek Greenway. Refreshments and an atmosphere of community await you at the finish line.
Whether you are a serious runner or looking for an excuse to walk with the kids, come out to support a great cause. We’ll start promptly at 8:30 am for the 3.1 mile run walk to raise awareness and funds for the Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation. Cost is $21 adults, $11 child until March 24.
Antique and Designer Sale
Courtyard Shopping Center – Suite B, 2400 Park Road
March 25-27, Thurs. and Fri., 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat., 10:00am-4:00pm
You will find one of a kind European antiques, rugs, paintings, vintage furniture, designer accessories and jewelry. All sales will be final and only cash and checks will be accepted!
Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
March 27, 9:00am-3:00pm
Peter Rabbit returns to the Garden this year on March 27. The popular story of Peter Rabbit will be the theme at the Garden and guests can enjoy hearing the story, meet characters from his world and participate in children’s activities. A photographer will also be on hand to capture photos of children with live bunnies (additional fee). Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Photo packages available for purchase from Greg Briley Photography starting at $39.95. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at Peter Rabbit Nibbles, provided by Something Classic Catering. The adorable bunnies on-site will be provided by Hippity Hop Parties. Cost is free with general admission.
Wachovia Playhouse, ImaginOn
March 27-28, Sat., 11:00am and 1:00pm; and Sun., 2:00pm
Tarradiddle Travels explores four simple folk tales from four different countries. The stories include classics like “Caps for Sale” (a Sudanese story) and less familiar stories like “Mouse Marriage” (from Japan). Three actors tell the tales in a playful storytelling style that makes clever use of colorful prop pieces and involves audience interaction. A great introduction to live theatre for our youngest audiences. For ages 3-5. Tickets start at $10.
Alice in Wonderland
Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College
March 26-28, Fri., 7:00pm; Sat., 2:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm
Presented by Charlotte Youth Ballet, join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole throwing herself and fellow dancers into a fantasy world of fabulous, peculiar creatures. Cost is $16-$20.
Charlotte City Ballet’s Spring Performance
Matthews Community Center
March 27, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Charlotte City Ballet’s annual spring performance to benefit St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Charlotte City Ballet Company is a pre-professional ballet company whose mission is to provide quality performance training and performance opportunities for aspiring dancers and to enrich the Charlotte community through its public performances and outreach programs. The members of Charlotte City Ballet Company range from ages 10-18 and are students of the Ballet Program at the Sullivan Dance Centre. Ten percent of all ticket sales go to charity. After the 3:00pm performance there will be an opportunity to meet the ballerinas. Cost is $6 advance, $8 at the door.
Children’s Day on the Farm
Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, S.C.
March 27, 10:00am-4:00pm
This family event focuses on farm life in the 18th & 19th centuries and is a fun historic learning opportunity offering a wide variety of hands-on activities. Enjoy children’s crafts, toys and games, candle-making, an authentic 18th century magic show and a 4-H petting zoo. Pony rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides and family-friendly foods will be available. Site closes at 5 p.m. All ages. Cost is 3 and younger, free; 4-17, $8; adults, $10.
Hop Into Spring
Legion Park, Cornelius
March 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Join the Cornelius PARC Department for a fun-filled afternoon! Don’t forget to bring your basket to collect toy-filled eggs at the different activity stations. This event is FREE and open to children ages 3 to 12. Celebrate with a DJ, moon bounce, face painting, Peter Cottontail, crafts and more!
Parent University Family Fun Day
Time Warner Cable Arena
March 27, 1:00pm-6:00pm; game at 7:00pm
Keynote speakers, workshops for parents, on-ice entertainment, interactive information booths and activities for the whole family. Families will receive two free tickets to that evening’s Charlotte Checkers game and can purchase additional tickets at $5 per ticket. All details online! Cost is free.
Breakfast with The Bunny
Bronte Bistro at Joseph Beth Booksellers
March 27, 9:00am
Join Joseph Beth for brunch, an Easter Egg hunt and The Story of Peter Rabbit. Tickets on sale now! Join us for brunch, an Easter Egg hunt and The Story of Peter Rabbit. $8.95 for Children, $14.95 for Adults, $13.95 for Gives Back Members. Tickets on sale now!
The Easter Eggstravaganza
March 27, 11:00am-2:00pm
Join the Easter Bunny for refreshments, music, the annual egg hunts, games, prizes and much more. Free admission for children ages 2 and under.
This week’s Smarty Giveaway: Just in time for the Spring birthday party circuit, our friends at Space Kidets are giving one lucky Smarty a $100 Gift Certificate to Space Kidets. To enter to win, click here to complete the survey. Only one entry per Smarty and this giveaway ends at 5pm on Wednesday, March 24th. Good luck, Smarties!