Happy Wednesday Smarties. June and her heat have arrived and there is one thing that you can do that will make you forget all about the heat – SHOP! Head over to Cottage Chic for their 8th Annual Tent Sale. After a little retail therapy, grab the kids and head out to one of the many music/movie nights or take the kids to meet some of their favorite comic book authors and charactors. Want to hit the water, try the canoeing class at Latta Plantation Nature Center. Whatever you decide, Enjoy!
Cottage Chic 8th Annual Tent Sale
Cottage Chic, East Blvd.
June 4, We will start at 9:00 sharp (sorry, NO sneak peeks!) and will finish
up around 4.
Be sure to mark your calendar now for our fun & fabulous tent sale. Just like our store, this once-a-year sale includes a little of everything! Get out your birthday & holiday shopping lists or just treat yourself to some great deals. Prices are 50% to 75% off the original price, as well as a BARGAIN table ($5 & $10!).
Clothing from Joe’s Jeans, Vince and more, Bedding from Bella Notte, Shabby Chic®, Pine Cone Hill, Serena & Lily, John Robshaw and more, Tons of BedHead Pajamas, Your Favorite Bath & Body Products, Candles Galore, Ballet Flats & Flip Flops, Throw Pillows & Home Accessories, Baby Clothing, Bedding & Gifts, Stationery & Paper Goods, Purses & Accessories, Fabric Yardage and Remnants.
We will accept credit cards but you’ll save some time if you pay with CASH or CHECK. All sales are final.
The Harris YMCA School of Dance Spring Dance Recital
The Knight Theater
June 4-5, Sat., 9am, 11am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm and 8:00pm (Company Show); Sun., 12pm, 2pm 4pm and The Ever After, A Musical (Performed by the Musical Theater department) at 7:00pm
We LOVE nothing more than to support our ‘lil Smarty ballerinas and we send out a big congratulations to all of the dancers at the Harris YMCA! Make a special night out with your little ones by grabbing dinner and then watching the Company Show on Saturday at 8pm. Such a fun tradition and it will give your girls something to look forward to!
First Fridays: EleMINT
Mint Museum Uptown
June 3, Begins at 6:00pm
First Fridays is an ongoing series at the Mint Museum Uptown. Each evening is loaded with artsy fun for all ages including; after-hours access to the galleries, live entertainment, hands-on activities, café specials, a cash bar and more. First Fridays features something for everybody from fashion shows and chocolate tastings to the mainstay DIY (do-it-yourself) Studio and drop in tours.
Charlotte Convention Center
June 3-5, Fri., 11:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 10:00am-6:00pm; Sun., 11:00am-6:00pm
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country to the Charlotte Convention Center. Cost is $15-$30; Kids under 12 admitted free.
Day Out With Thomas
Twenty-five-minutes rides on a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt, activities at the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station, giveaways in celebration of the new “Thomas & Friends”
Cost is $22-$34; free ages 2 and younger.
Blakeney Summer Concert Series
The Village Green, Ardrey Kell and Rea Roads
June 3-4, 7:00pm
Grab your family and friends and join us for a summer night of great entertainment. Enjoy the sounds of Jazz, Acoustic, Blues and R&B every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm – 10pm! Cost is free.
Rockin’ and Reelin’ Summer Concert and Movie Series
Pineville Lake Park
June 3, 7:00pm, Movies begin at dusk
Bring the family out for movies at the park. This week’s movie is “Karate Kid”.
Junior League of Charlotte’s Go Kids Go!
Latta Park, 601 E. Park Ave.
June 4, 9:00am-noon
Go Kids Go!, formerly called Keeping Kids in Motion, is a free community event for children ages 6-12 and their families. Kids will participate in three various fun-filled physical activities as well as a nutrition lesson. Parents will enjoy a discussion with a nutritionist from Presbyterian Healthcare. Parent registration on-site required. Sneakers or athletic shoes suggested. Space is limited. First come, first served.
Saturdays On Selwyn
June 4, 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Selwyn shopkeepers offer a casual way to celebrate summer and showcase their stores with fun, family-friendly live music events every Sat. throughout the summer. Hosts include: Clean Catch, Crossroads Charlotte, Dixon Wells, FABO Cafe, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Fitness Club, MostlyChocolate.com, The New York Butcher Shoppe, Petit Philippe, Rococo, Shain Gallery, Tranquil Court on Selwyn, UPS, Yelp Charlotte and Yoforia.
Matthews Summer Concert and Movie Series
June 4, 7:00pm, Movies begin at approximately 8:00pm
All concerts begin at 7 PM. Pre-Movie activities begin at 7 PM, movies begin approximately 8:30 PM or dusk. Vendors will be on site selling dinner food, treats and drinks.No pets. This weeks’s movie is “Back to the Future”. Pre-movie entertainment is a “Sound of Music” excerpt by Matthews Playhouse.
The Wedding of 1761
Rural Hill Farm
June 4, 11:00am
“The Wedding of 1761” a Historic Rural Hill community history event, will be held on June 4, 2011 at 11:00. This unique experience will portray the 1761 wedding of John Davidson to his bride, Violet Wilson. Come and see the unique traditions of the time, some of which have been passed down to present day! After the “wedding” there will be a community celebration of colonial proportions!
Latta Plantation Nature Center
June 5, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Join us for a family friendly canoe tour through the coves of the nature preserve. During this class we will learn the basic essentials of flat water canoeing while learning about some of the local habitat that you are sure to see. Cost is $15 (limit 4 people per canoe. Registration required.