Happy Wednesday Smarties! Kids are back in school, countdown is on for pre-schoolers, pools have shifted hours and early mornings are back! This might be the perfect weekend to send dad off to the Auto Show with the kids or try to snag some tickets to Mary Poppins (I hear it is incredible). You may want to grab a movie, shop the LKN Mothers of Multiples consignment sale or just spend an afternoon in one of our wonderful parks. No matter what you decide, just get out and enjoy!
Greek Festival 5K presented by Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital
Saturday, August 28
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
600 East Blvd.
All participants receive 2 free tickets to the Yiasou Greek Festival, September 9-12. 5K Run & 1 Mile event for kids. Baby Jogger’s welcome on 5K course – with Male & Female Baby Jogger awards. On-site face-painter – think family-friendly of course!
Free food, free drinks (including coffee), free music and free entertainment at finish line! Yiasou!!
LKNMOMs Fall Consignment Sale
Saturday, August 28th
7a-1p (early bird admission from 7a-8a is $1, otherwise free after 8a. Floor closed from 11a-11:30a for 1/2 price set-up)
Brawley Middle School gym, (Brawley School Rd) Mooresville
You don’t have to be a parent of multiples to rack up at this sale! Great prices on all the necessary baby items…strollers, cribs, car seats, high chairs, diaper bags, bedding, etc. As well as killer deals on toys, clothes, games, books, shoes and more for all ages! Come out & support a great organization at the Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples sale this Saturday!
Ends soon!! During the month of August kixx shoes is having a 5, 7, 9 Promotion. Save $5 off your first pair, $7 off your second pair, $9 ff your third pair and it goes on and on! If you haven’t stocked up on your back to school shoes then head over to kixx! They are open Sundays from 12:00-5:00pm and Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am-7:00pm during the entire month of August. Don’t miss the clearance shoes and boots at 50% off! Promotion ends Tuesday, August 31st.
Food Lion Auto Fair
Charlotte Motor Speedway
August 26-29, Thurs.-Sat., 8:00am-6:00pm; Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm
The Food Lion AutoFair will feature more than 50 car clubs; more than 10,000 vendor spaces with an array of automotive parts and memorabilia; a collector car auction presented by Dealer Auctions Inc.; and more than 1,500 collectible vehicles available for sale. The featured attraction is a collection of vintage carnival bumper cars licensed for the street. There is the Powerade Play Zone complete with inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, face painters and interactive displays for kids. Cost is $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Please remember there is a $5 parking fee.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Opens on August 25 and runs until Sept. 19, check website for performance times.
MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a perfect piece of musical theater.” Ticket prices begin at $32.50.
Pirate Storytime with Gypsy Jack
Barnes and Noble, Carolina Place
August 27, 7:00pm
Ahoy me hearties! Come aboard with Barnes & Noble and The Schiele Museum of Gastonia for a pirate adventure on the high seas. Gypsy Jack will read a tale, give us a little pirate history and lead us on a hunt for lost treasure. X Marks the Spot!
Huntersville Movies in the Park
North Mecklenburg Park
August 27, park opens at 5:30pm, movie begins at 9:00pm
Bring your family, friends and neighbors for an outdoor movie on a 15-by-20-foot screen. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks and icy pops. Come early for some Frisbee and Corn Hole. “Planet 51” is the movie this week.
SouthPark Movies Under the Stars
SouthPark, Symphony Park
August 27, music and activities begin at 7:00pm; movie begins at dusk
SouthPark invites local families and friends to gather on the lawn at Symphony Park to enjoy some sizzling summer entertainment! The mall is hosting Movies Under The Stars, a free night of movies and more, where shoppers can enjoy featured movies, themed for families, under the stars on an impressive 30-foot screen. To jump-start the night, pre-event activities will entertain the crowd beginning at 7:00 p.m. including a live band. Tasty concessions and cold drinks will be available for purchase all night. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! This week’s music is Hipshack and the movie is “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”.
McDowell Nature Center
August 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn some specifics about nature that leave you in amazement with our local environment. Each day will be a different topic from Turtles to Birds of Prey. This will be an inside/outside adventure so dress accordingly. For more information, contact McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224.
N.C. Dance Theatre School of Dance Open House
Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, 701 N. Tryon St.
August 28, 10:00am-4:00pm
This is a chance to sign up for classes, attend the dancewear fittings and ballet-bun workshop (by appointment) and meet the school director.
Whitewater River Jam
U.S. National Whitewater Center
August 28, begins at 5:00pm
Come out with friends and family to experience an incredible sunset over the river while enjoying great music, food and drink. If you get a chance to paddle, run or bike the trails or climb before or during the concert, Chef Ben and the folks at the River’s Edge now have over 20 beers on tap and plenty of food waiting for you afterwards. Bring your dog, bring your spouse, bring your kids, bring your friends but whatever you do, just get out here. Cost is free, there is a $5 parking fee.
Live Raptor Presentation
Carolina Raptor Center
August 29, 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.
NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick
Huntersville Athletic Park
August 29, 2:00pm
NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, the oldest grassroots program in the NFL, will now expand to include 6-7 year olds. The program will now reach children of a younger age and allow them to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment. PPK is about kids, the parents who support their kids to come out and play and about the volunteers who give their time to organize events. Together, we can make this the best PPK season ever! Let’s make it fun, let’s make some memories and let’s instill the best of what football has to offer. Sportsmanship, teamwork and time to get active and play! Top finishers from each of eight age groups at the will advance to a sectional competition. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top five scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the team championship, which will be held at a Carolina Panthers Game. Birth Certificate required for registration.
Don’t forget to register for the latest and greatest CSP Giveaway from our friends at Jami Masters School of Dance!
To kick off the new season, Jami is giving one lucky Smarty a free dance ensemble including a dance outfit, leotard, tights and a pair of dance shoes valued at $85. Your little dancer will love going to class in a leotard by Bodywrappers, dance shoes by Sansha and tights by PrimaSoft. Click here to get all the skinny & to register. Good luck, Smarties!