Happy Wednesday Smarties! Start planning for Summer Camp by letting your kids sample what Monkey Joe’s has planned. Spring Consignment sales kick off with the CMOM’s sale. This is one of the best sales around. Our parks have some really cool events this weekend and one of the funnest is at Latta – the 3rd Annual Fairy House Festival. Get out and enjoy!
Monkey Joe’s “Dreaming of Summer Camp” Preview Event
Park Road Shopping Center, Woodlawn Road
February 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Come try out our summer camp! This preview event is free and you can drop off the children or stay for the 2 hour event. If you book your summer camp at the preview your camp registration fee will be waived! Campers will:
-Make a snack
-Have a arts and crafts project
– Meet a real live monkey
– Monkey Joe’s Park Road summer camp for 2012 is flexible- parents can book one day at a time, no commitment needed.
-Parents will receive a Buy One, Get One Entrée Free coupon for use at The Pizza Peel & Tap Room, Mama Fu’s or The Flying Biscuit in Park Road Shopping Center.
Come back in on Valentine’s Day for $5 admissions for the WE Love Our Customers Event! Visit Facebook.com/MonkeyJoesParkRoad for more details and promotions.
Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Spring/Summer 2012 Consignment Sale
The Park Expo Center – NEW LOCATION
February 11, 7:30am-3:00pm
The sale of all sales – clothing, toys and gear! If you need more than one of something, this is the sale for you. The CMOMs sale will be open to the public on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 for early bird shopping from 7:30-8:30am with $2 admission and free entrance from 8:30am-12:15pm. Public Half Price shopping will be 1pm-3pm. Parking is FREE!
Children’s Theatre, ImaginOn
February 10-12, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 11:00am; Sun., 2:00pm – UPDATE SOLD OUT
Adapted by renowned playwright Max Bush, this production stays true to the mystery and enchantment of the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Theo and Helga long for a child of their own, as does Gothal, the powerful witch who lives next door. When Gothal catches Theo stealing from her walled garden, she forces him to give her his first born daughter, who she names Rapunzel. Imprisoned in a tower, Rapunzel spends her lonely days longing for companionship – until she meets the charming Prince Derrick. The young couple must rely on their love and courage to overcome the witch’s power.Ages 5 and older. Cost is $14-$18.
Kids Night in Nature
McDowell Nature Center
February 10, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Have a night to yourself and leave the kids with us. With winter upon us we will enjoy an indoor campfire (outdoor with weather permits), stories and plenty of night-time games. Dinner will be provided, dress in layers to go outside. For more information call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. Ages 7-13. Cost is $15.
A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Belk Theater at Bluementhal Performing Arts Center
February 11, 11:00am
Does a bassoon sound like a baboon? Can a trombone moan or a kettledrum hum? Introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra through Benjamin Britten’s classic, A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, then hear those instruments strut their stuff as they twist and shout to the tunes of The Beatles. Pre-concert festivities begin at 10:00am. Cost is $12.50-$25.50.
Bechtler Family Day
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
February 11, 12:00pm-4:30pm
Kids of all ages are invited to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Saturday, February 11 from noon to 4:30 p.m. to unleash their creative energy while learning about the museum’s collection. Hands-on art activities based on methods and materials addressed in the exhibition A Legacy of Friendship: Hans Bechtler’s Birthday Book will connect participants to the creative process. Children 5 and older can make one-of-a-kind, monoprint cards and glue-resist paintings influenced by artist Mark Tobey. Additional art projects will explore geometry, line and color through techniques used in the exhibition Geometry and Experimentation: European Art of the 1960s and 1970s. Admission to Family Day is free for everyone under 18 years old; all others receive a discounted ticket price of $4. Museum members are free.
Fairy House Festival
Latta Plantation Nature Center
February 11, 10:00am-4:00pm
Fairy Houses are whimsical habitats built by children, familites, gardeners and nature lovers! This is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy and buildling fairy houses reconnects people with nature. Join us for this FREE third annual festival that inspires appreciation of the environment. Dress in your best fairy or gnome costume as we enjoy storytelling, activities and games, all focused on fairies and nature! No registration necessary! For all ages. Cost is free.
Children Of Eden
Matthews Community Center
February 11, 2:00pm
With a moving score written by Stephen Schwartz, author Wicked and Godspell, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith. Freely based on the book of Genesis, CHILDREN OF EDEN is a heartfelt and humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the FATHER that created them deal with head strong actions of their respective children. CHILDREN OF EDEN is being presented by the musical companies of Matthews Playhouse. Cost is $10-$17.
“GO KIDS GO”
Billingsville Elementary School
February 11, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. presents Go Kids Go from 9am-12pm every Saturday in February! Go Kids Go is a FREE community event for children ages 0-12 and their families which aligns with the JLC’s Healthy Child Initiative. The program encourages and educates children about fun ways to stay active, eating nutritious meals and leading healthy lifestyles. At each event, kids will participate in various fun-filled physical activities, learn about nutrition, safety and disease prevention. Cost is free.