Happy Wednesday Smarties! It is shaping up to be a beautiful Spring Carolina weekend. We have a full slate of consignment sales, ballet, the Globtrotters, Dr.Seuss with the Symphony’s Lollipops Concert, Children’s Theatre and Peter Rabbit at Daniel Stowe. There is something wrong if you can’t find something for your family!! Get out and Enjoy!
Baby Bundles Day at Magic Windows in Phillips Place: Magic Windows has partnered with Baby Bundles for a day of shopping! A percentage of all proceeds from this day will be donated to Baby Bundles. Magic Windows is one of Charlotte’s finest classic children’s clothing stores for boys and girls, newborn to teen. If you are looking for new spring clothing, Easter outfits, baby gifts or accessories, please stop by on March 24th and help support Baby Bundles!
Thursday, March 24, 10am-6pm
6800 H Phillips Place Court
Charlotte, NC 28210
Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples Sale
Brawley Middle School Gymnasium, 664 Brawley School Road, Mooresville
March 26, 7:00am-8:00amam early-bird sale; 8:00am-1:00pm
Find great deals on strollers, nursery equipment, furniture, clothes, shoes, toys, books, games, puzzles, strollers, swings, high chairs, etc. Maternity clothes too! Cost is $1 for Early Bird Admission. Cash only.
Covenant Presbyterian Preschool’s Children Consignment Sale
Covenant Presbyterian Church
March 26, 8:00am-2:00pm
Kids growing like weeds? Find what you need and sell what you don’t at the Covenant Presbyterian Preschool’s Children Consignment Sale. There will be bargains galore on gently used clothing, toys, books, equipment, maternity wear and more.
Spring Consignment Sale
Assurance United Methodist Church, 9700 Mt. Holly Huntersville Road, Huntersville
March 25-26, Fri., 9:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-noon
Spring clothes in children’s sizes up to 16, toys, bikes, outdoor play equipment, strollers and more. Cash only.
Children’s Consignment Sale
Blair Road United Methodist Church, 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill
March 26, 8:30am-12:30pm
Spring and summer items, baby equipment and maternity items. No strollers.
Animal Tales: Funky Frogs
McDowell Nature Center
March 25, 10:30am-11:15am
Join us with your preschooler as we read a fabulous animal tale and then enjoy crafts and activities related to each month’s theme.Call McDowell Nature Center, 704-588-5224 for more information. Ages 3-5. Cost is $3.
Charlotte Symphony Lollipops presents Green Eggs & Ham
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
March 26, 11:00am
Lollipops family concerts bring children and adults together to experience the thrill of a live orchestra. Enchanting storytellers, comic clowns, and graceful dancers join the Charlotte Symphony musicians to create a magical musical world for young listeners. You won’t want to miss this wondrous series! “Sam I Am” comes to the Symphony in a skillfully staged and delightfully designed musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic. With music by Robert Kapilow, Green Eggs and Ham celebrates rhyme and reason and introduces young people to the beauty and versatility of the human voice and the wonders of the orchestra. Cost is $12.50-$25.50.
Coppelia by Charlotte Youth Ballet
Dale F. Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
March 25-26, Fri., 10:00am and 7:00pm; Sat., 2:00pm, 7:00pm
The story weaves a tale of a brilliant though mischievous toy maker, Dr. Coppélius, who is so proud of his life-like doll creations that he tries to trick the townsfolk into believing the beautiful Coppélia is a real girl. Sure enough, when the young Franz (already betrothed to Swanhilda) turns his attentions to the doll Coppelia, a chain reaction of comical trickery and mistaken identity unfolds. Enjoy the thrill as the Charlotte Youth Ballet joins with local and international professional dancers to bring this story of romance and mayhem to life! Cost is $12-$25.
Time Warner Cable Arena
March 25-26, 7:00pm, 1:00pm
The Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive season in 2011, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever experience with the sport of basketball. The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and have entertained hundreds of millions of fans among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents over more than eight thrilling decades.
2nd Annual Adam’s 5K Race to Chomp Childhood Cancer.
McAlpine Creek Park
March 26, 8:00am start
The race is a fundraiser organized by the Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit foundation established solely to make a difference in the lives of children and their families affected by pediatric cancer. Our mission is to help find a cure of pediatric cancer. 100 % of the proceeds of the race will go directly to Levine Children’s Hospital for pediatric cancer research. Cancer research at Levine includes phase I and phase II clinical trials for pediatric cancer patients. This is the only facility of its kind in the southeast region. Come run or walk to support a great cause! “Together we can chomp childhood cancer!”
Celebrate the World Children’s Festival
March 26, 11:00am
Come and Discover the World with: Chinese and Indian Dances, Caribbean – Spanish Songs, Native American and African Storytelling, African Drumming, Mexican Toy Exhibits, Foreign language cartoons, multicultural book, fun, craft activities and more. Cost is free.
Under the Rainbow
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn
March 26-27, Sat., 11:00am and 1:00pm(sold out); and Sun., 2:00pm(sold out), 4:00pm
Under the Rainbow weaves together simple folktales, including “The Fisherman and His Wife,” “There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly” and “Bear Hunt,” into a fun and colorful performance. This introduction to live theatre for our youngest audiences emphasizes storytelling and audience participation. Best for Pre-School ages. Cost is $10-$12.
Vegetable Gardening 101
Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
March 26, 10:30am
Growing vegetables in your backyard can be a fun, even tasty experience…and early spring is a great time to start planning your summer vegetable garden. Join Dia for some tips on how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce. We’ll cover the basics of site selection and soil preparation as well as those varieties of vegetables that perform well in our Carolina summers. Cost is $5.
Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
March 26, 9:00am-3:00pm
This popular children’s story comes alive at the Garden as children meet Peter Rabbit himself, visit with characters from his world, participate in children’s activities and listen to readings from this timeless classic. A professional photographer will be available to capture family Easter pictures with live bunnies, provided by Pony and Bunny Parties. Photo packages starting at $39.95 by Greg Briley Photography. Snacks and beverages available for purchase on-site at the Bunny Cafe provided by Best Impressions Caterers. Cost is $6-$12, free under age 4.
Children’s Day on the Farm
March 26, 10:00am-5:00pm
This family event focuses on farm life in the 18th and 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, live performances and a 4-H petting zoo. Professor Otto Knowbetter will delight children of all ages as he demonstrates his 18th-century skills of fire breathing and sword swallowing. Pony rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides and family-friendly foods will be available. Site closes at 5pm. Cost Adults, $10; Seniors, $8; Youth ages 4-17, $5. Children 3 and younger, free. CHM member discount, $2.
Spring 2011 Operation Medicine Drop
March 26, 10:00am-2:00pm
Harris Teeter’s parking lots listed below:
Morrocroft Village – 6701 Morrison Blvd Charlotte
Stonecrest Center – 7852 Rea Rd Charlotte
Shops at Highland Creek – 5810 Prosperity Church Rd Charlotte
Steele Croft – 13000 South Tryon St Charlotte Operation Medicine Drop
Bring expired or unused prescription medicine to be disposed of correctly by local law enforcement.
Baby Dream Gear classes
March 26-27, Sat., 7:00pm-9:00pm; Sun, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Private instruction and hands-on time with some of the best baby products in the industry, it’s also a social even for expecting parents with lots of yummy food and giveaway prizes! Sponsored by thebump.com. Llocal sponsors include USA Baby, Belly Elan, Reflections by Rhiannon, Britax, and more.
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