Good morning Smarties. It is a jam packed weekend. If you have never had a mammogram then swing by Chick-fil-A on Woodlawn, grab a biscuit/sandwich, climb on the bus and get a digital mammogram with Charlotte Radiology. The consignment season is picking up steam with Kidz Exchange and several other sales this weekend. You can head to the Speedway, the Mint Museum or the Whitewater Center for family fun, the key is to get out and Enjoy!
Digital Mammography. To Go
Chick-fil-A on East Woodlawn
March 9, 7:00am-2:00pm
Get your mammogram and get a free chicken biscuit or sandwich! Walk in or make an appointment ahead of time. Most insurance covers one screening mammogram per 12 month period.
Kidz Exchange Spring/Summer Children’s Consignment Sale
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
March 11-13, Fri., 9:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun., 9:00am-3:00pm (Select items 50% off)
It’s a shopping extravaganza of thousands upon thousands upon thousands of new and gently-used Children’s everything! There will be clothing, toys, games, DVDs, strollers, cribs, furniture, baby equipment, maternity, and enough home decor to make your heads spin. Free parking, free admission and yes, you can bring the kiddies with you too. They’ve got an inflatable Bounce House to jump in. Sorry moms, it’s just for the kids! You get to shop, they get to play (a great incentive for them to be patient while shopping!). There’s vendors, food, music, scents in the air, and 37,000 square feet of outrageous deals to be had. Mastercard, Visa, and Discover accepted.
Sardis Weekday School Consignment Sale
Sardis Presbyterian Church
March 12, 7:00am, early-bird admission; 8:00am-noon and 12:30-2:00pm
Great place to find deals on Baby, Kid, Teen, Maternity gear. Early bird shopping 7-8a.m; Half-Price Sale 12:30-2:30pm (cost $2). Benefits Sardis Weekday School.
Tots2Teens consignment sale
Union Academy, Upper Campus Gym, 675 N. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd., Monroe
March 12, 7:30am-4:00pm
Don’t miss out! Summer and spring clothing sizes newborn to teen, bikes, trikes, toys, prom dresses and so much more to choose from! Many items will be half-price 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. If you would like first dibs on all the great merchandise, there is a PAY $5.00 AT THE DOOR TO SHOP EARLY EVENT on Friday evening, March 11 from 6-8pm. Breakfast is available starting at 6:30am the day of the sale.
adidas tent event
The Park Expo Center
From kids clothes to running shoes and accessories, adidas gear for the whole family is on sale for up to 75 percent off the retail price. Adidas is hosting a tent sale in Charlotte, March 10-13. The event is at The Park Expo Center, open daily from 10 a.m.-7p.m and is free for the whole family.
Animal Tales: Wiggly Worms
McDowell Nature Center
March 11, 10:30am-11:15am
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out! Find out why worms are wonderful in this hands-on, close encounter of the squirmy kind. Call McDowell Nature Center, 704-588-5224 for more information. Ages 3-5. Cost is $3.
And Then They Came For Me
ImaginOn, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
March 11-13, Fri., 7:30pm(soldout); Sat., 1:00pm, 3:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm, 4:00pm
And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience that tells the real stories of Anne Frank and Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss. The intersecting family histories of these three young people paint a vivid picture of life before and during World War II. Ed appears in Anne’s famous diary as her first boyfriend, while Eva and Anne were the same age and grew up in the same apartment building. Like the Franks, Eva and her family went into hiding and were eventually betrayed to the Nazis. Weaving videotaped interviews of Ed and Eva with scenes in which actors recreate their lives, And Then They Came for Me has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in productions across the United States.
Ages 10 and older. Cost is $14-$18.
Sesame Street Live! 1-2-3
March 10-13, Thurs., 10:30am, 7:00pm; Fri., 10:30am, 7:00pm; Sat., 10:30am, 2:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm, 4:30pm
Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends! It’s as easy as counting “1-2-3 … Imagine!” This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It’s a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.
Cost is $14-$55.
Art Studio Saturday
Mint Museum Randolph
March 12, 10:00am-3:00pm
We provide the art supplies, you provide the creativity! At Art Studio Second Saturdays, you and your family can drop in anytime to explore new materials and ideas inspired by the museum’s permanent collections. Art projects are appropriate for children and adults. Prepare to get messy. Cost is $5-$10; free ages 4 and under.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
March 12, 10:00am-3:00pm
Charlotte Motor Speedway and motorsports entities across the region are putting fans first and celebrating the area’s racing roots as only Charlotte can by offering a fun-filled day for the whole family with the first-ever Charlotte SpeedFest sponsored by ADA’s “Give Kids A Smile,” 3M ESPE Dental, and Henry Schein Cares. Live music, inflatables, petting zoo, tours and NASCAR celebrities.
Green River Revival
U.S. National Whitewater Center
March 12, Begins at 11:00am
The USNWC will “Go Green” as we turn our whitewater river green. With a full day of festivities planned, you won’t want to miss out on seeing the only whitewater river in the world dyed green in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Live music by the Mike Strauss Band will provide the soundtrack to the day’s events as we turn the world’s largest man-made whitewater river shamrock green at 1 p.m. Additional festivities will include a One Mile Walk/Jog and a Powerball race. Cost is free but don’t forget, parking is $5.
March 12-13, 2:00pm
Dive into the underwater world of Mark Diamond’s Little Mermaid! The Hans Christian Anderson tale comes to life with colorful fish, sparkling seahorses, slithering eels and tumbling starfish. Despite warnings by her father, the Sea King, the Little Mermaid can’t help but to be curious of humans on dry land. After swimming to the surface one day, the Little Mermaid falls in love with a handsome Prince who she dreams of joining on land. Children of all ages will enjoy following the Little Mermaid as she discovers a whole new world! Cost is $25-$67.
Charlotte Checkers Pink in the Rink
Time Warner Cable Arena
March 12, 7:00pm
The rink will be Pink as the Checkers host the Senators. Tickets are $15 when you use the promo code “pink” and $6 from each ticket will be donated to Carolina Breast Friends.