Happy Wednesday Smarties! Can you believe it is August? This summer has been flying by and I have to say that it has been an awesome summer but I think we are all ready for school to begin. As a sign that fall is around the corner, consignment season is beginning, we have two this weekend. Birthday Blessings is having a fun(d) raiser on Friday at all area Monkey Joe’s. Perfect time to take the kids because you know they have been asking to go all summer. Get out and enjoy the weekend!
The Posh Closet – Fine Children’s Consignment Sale
South Charlotte Banquet Center
August 6-7, Fri., 10:00am-5:00pm; Sat., 30% off sale, 9:00am-12:00
The Posh Closet is the place to find gently used smocked, boutique, home show and name brand clothing in excellent condition at a great price. If you love fine children’s clothing but don’t want to pay full price, this is the perfect sale for you. No more looking through racks and racks of t-shirts, onesies, stained, worn out and outdated clothing! Everything at our sale is a great find at a great price. *We accept cash, checks and Visa/Master Card/Discover. We do NOT take American Express.(*There is a 2% fee on credit cards to cover the fees we are charged by the processing company.) Children and strollers are welcome at our sales. Bags and strollers will be checked as you exit.
Tot Trade Charlotte Consignment Sale
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
August 5-8, Please see website for all times
Seasonal children’s consignment sale featuring children’s clothing infant through juniors, toys, accessories and maternity.
Birthday Blessings Bounce for Homeless Children
All Monkey Joe’s locations
August 6, 4:00pm-8:30pm
Bounce for homeless children at Monkey Joe’s (Pineville, Matthews, University), and enjoy half-price admission, $2 slices of pizza and fabulously fun giveaways. Monkey Joe’s will donate 20% of the proceeds to Birthday Blessings, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, inspire and encourage homeless children, while providing meaningful volunteer opportunities to both adults and youth. Cost is $5 per child.
SouthPark Movies Under the Stars
SouthPark – Symphony Park
August 6, 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! Attendees are invited to bring a pair of new, children-sized athletic shoes to be donated to Samaritan’s Feet. This weeks music is Scott Smith and the movie is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Movies Under the Stars
Ray’s Splash Planet
August 6, 7:00pm; movie begins at sunset
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a free G or PG movie on the Big Screen! Activities start at 7pm and the movie begins at sundown, regular admission to the splash park applies.
Big Shot Days
Presbyterian Hospital Community Care Cruiser, Mi Casa Su Casa, 6030 Albemarle Road
August 6, 9:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm
The Presbyterian Hospital Community Care Cruiser is a 40-foot recreational vehicle that serves as a doctor’s office and provides comprehensive primary and preventive medical care to youth who can not afford it. If you have a child under the age of 18 that needs the state required immunizations before beginning school then head over to the Community Care Cruiser. Since immunizations alone are not a fun experience, the Cruiser has activities to help celebrate wellness, fun giveaways, children’s activities and more!
Behind the Scenes Tour
Carolina Raptor Center
August 7-8, 2:00pm
Tour our Jim Arthur Raptor Rehabilitation Facility, normally closed to the public, and get an insider’s look at what happens behind the scenes. Visitors also have the opportunity to meet the birds on our education trail. Please sign up in the Visitor’s Center as participation is limited. Cost is $5 plus admission fee.
Live Animal Talk
McDowell Nature Center
August 7-8, 4:00pm-4:30pm
What does a snake feel like? Can turtes trade shells? Explore the secret lives of animals while you get up close and personal with several animals that call Mcdowell Nature Center, the Preserve, and even your backyard home.
Ghost Walk of Davidson
In Front Of Soda Shop
August 7, 7:00pm
Historical Ghost walk through the beautiful town of Davidson NC. Hear about the ghost of General William Lee Davidson and The Corpse of Chambers Hall along with many more. Also includes the history of town of Davidson.
Super Sitter Class
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews
August 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
This class trains 11-14 year olds to provide safe care for young children and teaches important safe babysitter strategies. Other topics include: role of the sitter, emergency/safety information, CPR, first aid, understanding children, safety for the sitter and business of babysitting. Cost is $30. Registration is required.
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Carolina Panther Fan Fest is this weekend too — Saturday, August 7th starting at 7:30 am with activities throughout the day. Admission is free!
Don't forget the Charlotte Criterium bike race tonight downtown to benefit the Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas. They also have a BMX show beforehand.
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