Happy Wednesday Smarties! It is a wonderful weekend for the arts in Charlotte. You can enjoy everything from Lyle the Crocodile to OMIMEO with Hardin Minor, crafts at the Mint and the McColl Center. Enjoy some a children’s carnival and consignment shopping on the same block. A heads up for next Wednesday, call your girlfriends and arrange a night out with “Posh with Purpose” to benefit The Doves Nest. Have fun, get out and Enjoy!
Myers Park United Methodist Church
April 9, 10:00am-2:00pm
Please join us for The Children’s Circle’s annual spring carnival at Myers Park United Methodist Church. We have planned a great day of fun and fellowship for preschool age children and their families, complete with games, rides, silent auction, and lunch from Chick-Fil-A! Game and ride tickets are 2 for $1.
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Annual Consignment Sale
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
April 9, 8am-12pm and 12:30-2pm (1/2 price sale)
Come shop for gently used baby and children’s furniture, clothing, toys, accessories, maternity clothes, car seats and more! Cash only. No strollers.
Attention Smarties!!! JT Posh, the same boutique you all voted your FAVORITE consignment boutique in Charlotte, now carries an amazing selection of maternity clothes! And don’t expect to see Target, Gap or Old Navy items there, JT Posh is stocked exclusively with designer items from places such as A Pea in the Pod, Pickles and Ice Cream, and MANY other maternity boutiques! This includes a huge selection of maternity jeans from designers such as Joe’s Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, True Religion, Seven for All Mankind, William Rast and MORE at a fraction of the retail price! Some of these items still have tags on them, too!! Just because your expecting doesn’t mean you have to expect to spend a ridiculous amount of money on your maternity clothes. Simply head to JT Posh to keep your wardrobe and savings as well-rounded as your precious baby bump!
Animal Pre School Yoga
McDowell Nature Center
April 8, 10:30am-11:15am
Fly like a Swallowtail Butterfly, hop like a Gray Tree Frog, howl like a Coyote. Kids will learn about the wildlife that lives in the preserve through a variety of yoga poses, songs, and games. Cost is $2. Ages 3-5.
Lyle the Crocodile
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn
April 8-10, Fri., 7:30pm(sold out); Sat., 11:00am, 1:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
When the Primm family moves into their new apartment, they are very surprised to find Lyle the Crocodile living in the bathtub. Lyle, however, is no ordinary crocodile. He eats only Turkish caviar, can play the saxophone and has impeccable manners. Mr. and Mrs. Primm and their son Joshua quickly learn to love Lyle, but will crotchety next-door neighbor Mr. Grumps insist on sending this new member of their family off to the zoo? With toe-tapping, finger-snapping tunes, this adaptation of the picture book classic brings the world’s most loveable reptile to vibrant, joyful life onstage. Cost is $18-$24.
Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson
April 8-10, Fri., 7:00pm; Sat., 10:00am, 1:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Based on the book by E.B. White, Adapted by Joseph Robinette. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are brought to life in this stage adaptation of Stuart Little; the tale of a mouse adopted into a New York City family who embarks on a journey to find his friend Margalo. Stuart braves adventure and misfortune to find his friend – and more importantly himself. Ages 6+. Cost is $7.
OMIMEO: Black Light Magic *My Kids have loved this show!
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Booth Playhouse
April 9-10, Sat., 11:00am, 2:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
In a show that’s perfect for the whole family, Black Light Magic comes to life when a man is trying to hang his laundry out to dry when a storm hits and he is pulled into the alternate reality by the clothesline. He enters a strange world of symphonic visualizations, a crazy nightclub and a vibrant “underwater” world with flying fish, a mermaid, an oversized undulating amoeba and a giant shark. You will be amazed at surreal-ity and may wonder how OMIMEO creates all that you think you see. Cost is $15.
Art Studio Saturday: Springtime Collage Cards
Mint Museum Randolph
April 9, 10:00am-3:00pm
We provide the art supplies, you provide the creativity! Explore new materials and ideas inspired by the museum collections. Art projects are appropriate for all ages. Prepare to get messy! Celebrate the season by cutting, tearing, and layering hand-made papers to create lovely collaged notecards, and visit the galleries to see how artists have depicted seasons throughout the ages. Cost is $5-$10, under 4 is free.
McColl Center for Visual Art
April 9, 11:00am-3:00pm
Come explore, build and create! McColl Center for Visual Art invites everyone young and old, to experience Community Day on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 11 AM to 3 PM as Center artists lead visitors through creative experiences including helping artist, Jeff Schmuki with the installation of his exhibition that grows.
Green Festival and Book Tent Sale
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
April 9, 9:00am-4:00pm
It’s that time! Come peruse our 6000 books for sale, including children’s, cooking, nonfiction and fiction books! Wow! Delicious snacks and drinks, face painting, and a bouncing pit are excellent excuses for you to bring your entire family along! Don’t miss out on this great yearly event!
Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, 11:00am
Children of all ages are welcome to visit the Easter Bunny and explore our gardens and boxwood maze as they hunt for the elusive Easter eggs. Cost is $5 per child and adult. Early registration by Wednesday April, 6th is required.
Kids in Motion
Symphony Park, SouthPark
April 10, Noon-5:00pm
EXPLORE vehicles such as dump trucks, tractors, ambulances, garbage trucks, boats and much, much more. In some vehicles, kids can even sit in the drivers’ seats and pretend to man the controls. GET INVOLVED with make and take crafts, Kids in the Kitchen cooking demonstrations that feature healthy eating choices, and many other hands-on activities and projects that promote mental, dental and physical wellness. BE ENTERTAINED all afternoon with music and performances by dancers, cheerleaders and local mascots. Cost is $5, additional costs for games and rides.
Food Lion Auto Fair
Charlotte Motor Speedway
April 7-10, Thurs.-Sat., 8:00am-6:00pm; Sun. 8:00am-4:00pm
The world’s largest automotive extravaganza returns April 7-10 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Food Lion AutoFair. The annual four-day show attracts thousands of automobiles and features collector car auctions, a flea market with more than 10,000 vendor spaces, a massive manufacturer midway, a car corral with more than 1,500 cars for sale, special exhibits, a kids’ zone, crazy fair foods and much more! Cost is $10, under 12 admitted free with adult.
“Posh with Purpose”
The Mint Museum, Randolph Road
April 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Please join us to get FANCY for Philanthropy!
“Posh with Purpose” is a one-night shopping extravaganza with 100% of proceeds going to support the Dove’s Nest. Amazing jewelry, bags, clutches, beach wear, hats & so much more! Live music, cash bar and amazing raffle items. Buy your ticket in advance for only $10 at http://www.bellatunno.com/poshwithpurpose.asp.
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