Happy Wednesday Smarties! It is going to be a fun, busy weekend in the Queen City and beyond. We have Tyler’s Treehouse, the Harris Y consignment sale, Yiasou Greek Festival and much more. Don’t sit at home, grab the fam and head out for one of these events. The best part is that many of them benefit some very Smarty charities. Get out and enjoy!
Tyler’s Treehouse 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk
Olde Georgetown Swim Club, 7930 Whistlestop Road
September 10, Regiistration begins at 7:30am
The 6th annual Tyler’s Treehouse 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Olde Georgetowne Swim Club near SouthPark off Sharon Road. The 5K begins at 8am and the 1 mile fun run/walk begins at 9am. A family-friendly post race party will be held at the OG pool until 1pm. This event is being organized in memory of Tyler Scott. Tyler’s brother, Bryce Scott, is a Let Me Run Alumnist. Tyler’s Treehouse, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 foundation that is dedicated to helping researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital find a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. This is a deadly cancer that strikes approximately 250 children a year. To date, there is no cure and even more alarming no information on what causes “brainstem glioma.” Tyler’s Treehouse sponsors this revolutionary study and has provided over $500,000 dollars to St Jude in 5 years through its fundraising efforts.
Kids Konsignment Sale
September 10, 8:00am-5:00pm; half-price sale, 1:30-5:00pm
Quality Fall and Winter clothes, Children’s sizes infant through size 12;m;Toys, Games, Books, Bikes; Baby Equipment, Strollers, Furniture; Gently worn children’s shoes; Current, in-season maternity wear. No children under 12 and no strollers in the sales area.
34th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
September 8-11, Thurs., 11:00am-9:00pm; Fri.-Sat., 11:00am-10:00pm; Sun., 12:00-8:00pm
The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. It is eagerly anticipated by the Charlotte community each year. Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece when you visit the 34th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival. It’s a time of the year when everyone can be Greek! Cost is $2; children 12 and under free.
Hot Yoga Cool Cause to benefit Camp Luck
yogaone, 1318 Central Ave, Suite D-2
September 11, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Your donation of $5 per session helps send kids to Camp LUCK, a weeklong summer camp for kids with heart defects.
Rock and Read 5K
Scaleybark Library Branch
September 10, 5K begins at 8:00am with ongoing entertainment throughout the day
The Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host the second annual Rock & Read 5K Run/Walk presented by Katten and Target to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system! We will also have a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and a Kids’ Dash presented by Commercial Defeasance featuring Chubby of the Charlotte Checkers and Rufus of the Charlotte Bobcats! Once again you will enjoy music at every mile of the race and a festival atmosphere following the event in front of one of our finest library branches. After finishing the race, please join us for a wide array of entertainment including live music, food, drinks, beer and mimosas. Please invite friends and family to support you during and after the race. With bands at every mile, a great cause to support, and activities for every age group, what are you waiting for? It’s time to Rock & Read!
Cabarrus County Fair
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
September 9-17, Mon.-Fri., 4:00-11:00pm; Sat., 1:00-11:00pm; Sun., 1:00-10:00pm
Do you find pig races to be bunchahilarious? Do you have bunchacravings for cheese steak? Do you think thrill rides with names like Get Twisted, Freak Out and Zero Gravity are, well, bunchathrilling? Then you better mark September 9th on your calendar, because that’s when Bunchafun officially kicks off with the 59th Annual Cabarrus County Fair. Go ahead and shout it…“woo hoo!” Or if the bunchacute farm animals are your thing, let’s hear a “woo moo!” The point is, whatever it is that melts your butter, the fair will have plenty of it – something for your whole family. It’s all happening September 9th through 17th at the beautiful Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. Cost is $3-$7and ride wristbands are available for an additional cost.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize
Rural Hill, Huntersville
September 10-11, 10:00-6:30pm
Come visit our giant seven acre maze of corn, relying only on your group of friends and/or family to navigate your way out. Water stations and maze assistance are available throughout. Concessions for sale. You may purchase tickets in advance via our website or also at the gate.
Weekend Maze runs September 3 – November 13. Family Friendly Friday Flashlight Mazes will run every Friday night from Sept 30 – Nov 4! Cost is $7-$10; free for ages 4 and under.
Time Warner Cable BBQ & Blues
NC Music Factory
September 9-10, Fri., 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sat. 11:00am-11:00pm
The BBQ competition is the main theme but there is also a pigtastic festival taking place Friday and Saturday. Blues music, an array of beer samples, and some of the best barbecue you’ll find anywhere is one of the many reasons to check out Time Warner Cable BBQ & Blues! This festival celebrates the best of the southern cuisine and southern music.
Grandfather Mountain Kidfest
September 10, 9:00am-3:30pm
Guided hikes, games, storytellers, music, and fun designed to get kids excited about the nature and culture of the NC Mountains. Cost is $7-$15.
Big Red Shoe 5K & Festival
Myers Park Baptist Church, Cornwell Center
September 10, 8:00am
The Cornwell Center at Meyers Park Baptist Church proudly presents
Enjoy a day of fun and fitness with the whole family! Join us as we support the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Road events for all ages and levels with a Usatf Certified 5k run, 5k walk and 1k fun run/walk for the kids! The post-race festival fun includes: Pancake Breakfast, Rock Climbing Wall, Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Sport Massages, and More! All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte!