July 27, 2011

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Activities: July 29-31

It is a Booty weekend Smarties! Grab the kids and head over to Myers Park to cheer on the riders participating in the 24 Hours of Booty. The riders will appreciate the support. After cheering head over to Kickstand Burgers-N-Bar, eat have a drink and 10% of the day’s sales go to a bike charity, The Spokes Group. Consignment Season is also upon us and the first sale is here. This is also a great weekend to visit our favorites, Discovery Place, ImaginOn and The Nature Museum. Get out and enjoy.

Kids Get Bikes Christmas in July 2011
Kickstand Burgers -N- Bar
July 30, 11:00am
Kickstand Burgers-n-Bar is proud to host Kids Get Bikes, a day-long event to benefit The Spokes Group (Charlotte chapter), an organization whose mission is to get bikes to underprivileged kids. During a weekend when Charlotte will be focusing on major cycling events, Kickstand will donate 10% of an entire day’s sales. This “Christmas in July” event is timed to coincide with two other bike-related events in Charlotte, 24 Hours of Booty and the Uptown Charlotte Criterium.

Tot Trade Charlotte.com
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
July 28-31, Open to public Thurs., 6:30-9:00pm; Fri., 9:00am-4:00pm; Sat., 9:00am-5:00pm; and Sun., 9:00am-3:00pm
Over 70,000 square feet of gently used children’s clothing, toys, accessories, equipment at a fraction of retail prices. Strollers welcome.

Super Kids Save the World!
Put on your super-hero cape and grab your galoshes because it’s time to save the world at The Magic House! From a farmer’s market to a recycling center, this exhibit teaches kids how to live green! In the house, kids learn what they can do in their own homes to help the environment. They’ll also get a chance to sit in an energy efficient car. In the research lab kids get to wear lab coats and pretend they are scientists. Parents love the “Re-Use Charity Shop”…Because they’ll find a lot of familiar toys! It’s an exhibit teaching an important message and giving kids & parents a super way to have fun! Ages 3-11.

Blakeney Summer Concert Series
The Village Green, Ardrey Kell and Rea Roads
July 29-30, 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.

27th Bon Odori Festival
Wells Fargo Atrium
July 30, 11:00am-4:00pm
This is our 27th Bon Odori Festival (Japanese summer festival). Admission is FREE please come and join us! We have many venders who will sell Japanese crafts and lunch boxes, raffle ticket is $5 and you will have a chance to win a door prize!

Teddy Bear Clinic
The Schiele Museum
July 30, 10:00am-1:00pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll to the museum for a health check by a medical professional. Wait your turn to see the doctor in the kid friendly waiting room! Cost is $3 with museum admission.

Intro to Geocaching
Reedy Creek Nature Center
July 31, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Get involved with the high tech treasure hunt that’s sweeping the nation, and the world! You’ll learn the basics of geocaching, then we’ll hit the trails to find caches hidden right here at Reedy Creek. Please bring a small item of $1 – $5 value if you would like to swap items from a cache. Close toed shoes are recommended. GPS units provided, or bring your own. Ages 8 and up. Cost is free.

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