Happy Wednesday Smarties. This is the weekend to get ready for the holidays. If you have family coming in and need seating or even beds, then head down to Nest Furnishings and take advantage of a fantastic sale. Decorations dated, need some ideas, head out to the Southern Christmas Show. This is one of my girls favorite holiday excursions with me. There is much more to enjoy – everything from a play to extreme Monster Trucks and Sheep Dogs! No one gets to be bored this weekend. Get out and Enjoy!
Nest Furnishings – Accessories & Margaritas!
Nest, 1653 Katy Ln, Fort Mill, SC
November 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Accessory sales always pick up during this time of year as people turn attention to decorating their own homes and getting others that little something for the person with everything. Ordering just enough of the right stuff can be tricky, so here’s what we’ve come up with . . . Come plop down in the showroom, grab a catalog from one of the coolest accessory manufacturers we use – at west end – and a margarita . . . or two. (See www.atwestend.com) Already have plans? Email us the list of stuff you want and we’ll make sure you’re included! We’ll place one mondo order at deep savings over those published in the catalog. Provided things are in stock (we’ll communicate back) all should be in for the holidays. As a bonus, we will have the shop chock full of newbies at the discounted prices so that you can take your treasure home. In keeping with the Nest custom, there will be specially priced bargains throughout the warehouse. Definitely worth a look. Also don’t forget to enter our monthly drawing for $100 giftcard. Refer someone in and we’ll enter you again! Whether your taste is Asian, coastal, garden, cottage or eclectic inspired…we feel sure that you will find a must have!
Mint to Be Yours
November 12-14, Fri., 11:00am-1:00pm; Sat., 9:30am-1:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm-5:00pm(1/2 price sale)
Don’t miss THE Estate Sale of the Year, the Fourth Annual Mint to Be Yours! The “don’t miss” tag sale to benefit the Mint Museum. Fabulous antiques, artwork and accessories (large and small). Spectacular rugs, reproductions and really great finds. Dining chairs, dining tables and dynamite sideboards. All consigned and donated by Charlotte designers, artists and homeowners. From lamps and lighting to chests, chairs and coffee tables, you’ll find that something special you’ve been searching for – at unbelievable bargains. So grab and friend and hit Southend!
USA Baby Super One Day Sale
USA Baby, South Blvd.
November 13, 8:00am-6:00pm
Up to 70% off everything in the store!!!
A SPAFA ADOPTION EVENT
Stallings United Methodist Church
November 13, 9:00am-12:00pm
Interested in adoption? Not sure how to get started? Join SPAFA for a few hours to learn more during National Adoption Month. Our theme for this event is “DEMYSTYFING ADOPTION”. We will discuss myths vs. reality during International or Domestic Adoptions. Carolina Adoption Services will present International adoption. We are confirming our presenter for the domestic discussion. Childcare will also be provided for free at the event. Add a note when you RSVP and let us know if you will need childcare.
You can register for the event by using one of the links below:
Southern Christmas Show
Park and Expo Conference Center
November 11-21, Mon-Tues, 10:00am-6:00pm; Wed.-Sat., 10:00am-9:00pm; and Sun. 10:00am-6:00pm
Enjoy the Sounds of Christmas at the 43rd annual Southern Christmas Show. With its Joyful choirs, A chiming glockenspiel, Santa’s jolly ho-ho-ho, a welcoming chorus from hundreds of holiday merchants, the crisp crunch of piping hot strudel, and shared laughter with your family and friends. No wonder it’s the South’s favorite holiday tradition. Cost is $3-$9, free under age 6 with paying adult.
Memory Walk- A Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Symphony Park at SouthPark
November 13, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions and raise funds to support the fight against Alzheimer’s. In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy live entertainment, food and vendors.
Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials
Rural Hill, Huntersville
November 13-14, 8:00am-5:00pm
Witness more than 100 Border Collies compete in working farm dog tasks to earn points for precision in the time allowed. Family activities include the Dog Sport Demo Field, inflatables, hayrides, mazes, and the 1760’s Davidson Family Homestead site. Non-competing dogs are welcomed but must remain leashed and under their owner’s control.
Ice Palace Unveiling and Santa’s Arrival
November 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Stars from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be featured via a live stream Hollywood to give shoppers nationwide a sneak peek at their holiday motion picture event and lead families in waving magic wands to usher in the holiday season and arrival of Santa Claus at Northlake Mall’s enchanting new holiday display, The Ice Palace. Northlake Mall will transform into a magical winter wonderland with the debut of the Ice Palace. Brimming with the magic of winter and the essence of holiday snow globes, the soaring 30-foot Ice Palace appears to be literally carved from ice. The exhibit features highlights from this holiday season’s highly anticipated movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader from Twentieth Century Fox and Walden Media. Bring your entire family to be a part of this very special event. At 6:30, we will be offering refreshments for all. The first 200 families will receive a special gift. We’ll also be giving away $1,000 in Northlake Mall gift cards, so be sure to register for your chance to win!
Kids Night in Nature
McDowell Nature Center
November 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Have a night to yourself and leave the kids with us. With winter upon us we will enjoy a indoor campfire, learn how wildlife hear, see, and feel to get around in the dark, and take a short night hike along the Sierra trail. Dinner will be provided. For more information call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. Cost is $15. Ages 7-13.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
November 13, 2:00pm
Discover basic wilderness survival skills like how to build a fire, what can be eaten in a forest and how to find safe drinking water. You never know when you may need these skills. Participants must be able to hike 3-4 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 6 and older. Please call to register.
Miss Nelson Is Missing
November 12-14, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun. 2:00pm
Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school. Spitballs flying across the room, paper airplanes sailing every which way and uncontrollable children send the gentle, long-suffering teacher, Miss Nelson, over the edge. But the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher who loads them down with homework and wields her ruler like a sword! In desperation, the students set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson … but will they ever get her back? Lessons of appreciation and respect are taught with music and dance in this one hour musical based on the book by the same name. Ages 5 and older. Cost is $9-$10.
Harris YMCA gym
November 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bundle up and bring your family and friends for food, games and lots of fun at the Harris YMCA. Come celebrate Fall and Family! Includes inflatables, games, cake walk, arts and crafts and face painting. Cost is one non-perishable food item to donate.
XTREME MONSTER TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE THRILL SHOW
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
November 13, 1:30pm
Show Times:1:30 PM (doors at 12:00 Noon) and 7:30 PM (doors at 6:00 PM) Day of Show Adults $25 and children $20 (does NOT include Pit Party) KSRs Xtreme Monster Truck & Thrill Show is an action packed family show which will feature World Record Holders, Amazing Monster Truck action and spectacular motorcycle Stunts. Talent subject to change without notice. Show is LOUD, ear protection is recommended.