Happy Wednesday Smarties! It is going to be another fantastic weekend in the Queen City. Our family favorite is back – Monster Trucks. Head up to the Speedway but don’t forget ear protection. The Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Fall sale is the weekend – one of the best consignment sales around. Try movies under the stars or escape the heat at Discovery Place, just get out and enjoy!
Around the World
Go international with global items from Discovery Place’s collections. Guests can match stamps, coins, sand, dolls, minerals and other items to their place of origin. Get up close to elephant tusks, textiles, dinosaur footprints, a rhinoceros head, fossils and more.
SouthPark Movies Under The Stars
August 12, 7:00pm, movie begins at dusk
SouthPark invites local families and friends to gather on the lawn at Symphony Park to enjoy some sizzling summer entertainment! Every Friday from August 5 – 26, the mall will host Movies Under The Stars, a free night of movies and more, where shoppers can enjoy featured films, themed for families, under the stars on an impressive 30-foot screen. To jump-start the night, pre-event activities will entertain the crowd beginning at 7:00 p.m. including a live band. Tasty concessions and cold drinks will be available for purchase all night. This week’s movie is “Megamind” (G).
Movies in the Park
Freedom Park Amphiteater
August 12, Movie begins at sunset
Enjoy free movies at the amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair. Free popcorn and prize giveaways. All ages. This week’s movie is “Despicable Me”.
Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash
The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway
August 13, 6:30pm
The most unique vehicles in motorsports return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 13 for the 12th Annual Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash. Monster Trucks are typically 11-feet tall and weigh nearly five tons. Their custom-built, fuel injected engines produce between 1,500 and 2,000 horsepower. Powerful giants such as Equalizer, War Wizard, Brutus and Avenger have competed in head-to-head challenges on a radical obstacle course at The Dirt Track. Come and check out the Circle K Pit Party from 4 to 6 p.m.! Visit a participating Circle K and pick up any size Thirst Buster and exchange at the front gate for a special commemorative poster! Cost is Adults $25; $10 12 and up; free under age 12.
Charlotte Moms of Multiples Fall Consignment Sale
August 13, 7:30am-2:30pm
This Summer, come in from the heat and shop one of the largest Consignment Sales of its kind in the Charlotte area. With children’s and baby clothing, equipment, furniture, toys, games, and maternity wear too, there’s something for everyone on your list! For new or specialty items, visit our boutique and special vendor area. No strollers or wheeling carts please! Cash, Visa and MasterCard. Early bird is $2, free after 8:30am.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
August 13, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Discover the insects that live in, around and UNDER the water in our ponds and streams. We will look at some specimens in the lab, then hike to see the living insects in their habitat. Cost is free. Ages 6+.
Green Wall Community Day
Mint Museum Randolph
August 14, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Passages: Green Wall will be unveiled to the public. Demonstrations will include a Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana floral design, calligraphy, Japanese music, and more. From 26 July through 12 August from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the public is invited to watch internationally renowned bamboo artist and Ikebana master, Tetsunori Kawana, create Passages: Green Wall on the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph for Project Ten Ten Teen. Created from straight and split Madake bamboo, the finished wave-like structure will provide a passageway accessible to visitors. Embracing Shinto philosophy and the belief that energy exists in all things, the artist hopes visitors will leave with a sense of well-being and connectedness to the natural world.Cost is free.