Happy Wednesday Smarties. Welcome to August and the winddown of Summer. This weekend there are several fantastic sales, performances and activities to take advantage of. Head to Daniel Stowe to see the butterflies, see one of the plays performed by the students of NoDa School of the Arts or visit the castles at ImaginOn. Have fun, get out and enjoy!
Charlotte Warehouse Sale Tax Free Sale Event
13015 Rosedale Hill Avenue, Huntersville, NC
One day only – Friday, August 3: 9am – 9pm
Call your friends & come shop the sale! You will find women’s & children’s overstock apparel that is NEW WITH TAGS. Charlotte Warehouse Sale buys in bulk from the nation’s leading department stores and childrens specialty retailers to bring the savings to the shoppers. The sale will feature over 6,000 items of women’s, juniors, and children’s apparel & shoes at 75-90% off original retail! They carry women’s clothing in all sizes, including Plus & Petite. You will find the same great brands that you find at your favorite department stores…at a fraction of the price including Free People, Bar III, Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Ellen Tracy, Nine West, Calvin Klein, Jones New York, Tahari, Michael Kors, Jessica Simpson, INC., Style & Co, Alfred Dunner, Gymboree, Carters, Izod, Green Dog, and more!
LKNMoM Fall Consignment Sale
Brawley School Road
August 4, 7:00am-1:00pm, Early Bird, 7:00-8:00am-$1 admission. ½ price is 11:30-1:00pm.
You will find great deals on gently used children’s clothing, toys, and baby equipment at the LKNMoM
consignment sale. Items being sold come from over 50 of our members who are mothers to twins, triplets, or quads. Come and get what you need to keep cool this spring and summer! Cash only.
Operation North State’s (ONS) Second Annual NCCARES Charity Auction
Sports Page Food & Spirits in Mooresville (Lake Norman)
August 4, noon – until
This fun-filled family event will be held Saturday from 12 – until at the Sports Page Food & Spirits in Mooresville. The NCCARES Charity Auction will feature both silent and live auctions with over 240+ North Carolina-related products, services, events and gifts. Additionally, music, entertainment, special guest appearances, kids’ activities, great food and beverages, exhibits, etc. will round out the festivities. All proceeds from the auction will be used to fund ONS’ Christmas Gift Box Project whereby we are shipping 1500 gift boxes filled with North Carolina products, goodies and messages of thanks and support to North Carolina’s deployed troops this coming December.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
August 3-Sept. 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
The Gardens Meadowood Walk becomes home to hundreds of butterflies during this popular summertime exhibit. Visit the Caterpillar Crib to see the butterfly life cycle up close and personal. Learn how to attract generations of butterflies to your home and much more. Cost is $6-$12.
Green Jean Consignment
Queens Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd.
August 3-5, Fri., 9:00am-8:00pm; Sat., 9:00am-6:00pm; Sun., 8:00am-3:00pm
Green Jeans features NEW and recycled brand name, boutique clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity for WOMEN & TEENS. Shoppers have come to expect a wide array of brand name and designer labels including: Seven for all Mankind, Dooney and Burke, Kate Spade, Ella Moss, Milly, Tory Burch and everyday favorites like Banana Republic, J.Crew and Ann Taylor LOFT. Fashionistas of all sizes and styles will enjoy our FUN and organized shopping event!
Movies Under the Stars: Happy Feet 2 (PG)
Symphony Park, SouthPark
August 3, 7:00pm
Cool down this summer at Symphony Park with SouthPark at the annual Movies Under the Stars series presented by Carolinas Medical Center. Enjoy sizzling summer entertainment on an impressive 30-foot screen every Friday beginning August 3 through August 24. Friends and families are encouraged to soak in the remaining days of summer with movies and more! Before settling down at dusk to enjoy one of the kid-friendly feature films, partake in a variety of pre-event activities beginning at 7 p.m. including a live band, children’s activities and tasty concessions. Guests are invited to come early to take advantage of fantastic shopping and grab a bite to eat in one of the mall’s many delicious restaurants. Movie watchers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets!
SchoolHouse Rock Live, Jr. by NoDa School of the Arts
NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Booth Playhouse
August 4-5, 2:00
SchoolHouse Rock Live, Jr., presented by students grades 2 through 8, takes us down memory lane as we re-live the catchy and educational tunes of ‘I’m Just A Bill’, ‘Interjections’, and ‘Conjunction Junction’. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s educational cartoon series, SchoolHouse Rock uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science while telling the story of Tom, a young teacher nervously anticipating his first day of on the job. This show is appropriate for every member of the family. Cost is $12.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella by NoDa School of the Arts
NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Booth Playhouse
August 3-5, 7:00pm
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, presented by students in grades 9 through12. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, this production is based off the 1997 television remake, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Our favorite songs like, ‘In My Own Little Corner’, ‘The Stepsister Lament’, ‘Ten Minutes Ago’, and ‘Impossible’ will send us back to our childhoods and introduce this classic to a whole new generation. Cost is $15, $12 for children under 12.
Super Science Day
Discovery Place Kids
August 3, 11:15am-1:15pm
Dust off your goggles and get ready to try some hands-on science fun!
The Amazing Castle
Ongoing, Tues.-Thurs. 10am-7pm; Fri. -Sat. 10am-5pm
The Amazing Castle is an interactive exhibit that launches children into a world of dramatic play and imagination. Visitors will have the chance to become inhabitants of a fanciful castle village and playfully explore ideas related to community life. There are eight themed areas to explore within the castle walls. Visitors can work in the Royal Workshops with “Trim the Tailor” or “Gable the Carpenter.” They can pick vegetables in the garden, tote them to the Great Hall to cook up a royal meal and visit the tower to wake “Herald,” the sleeping dragon. Best for children ages 4-12. Cost is free.
McDowell Nature Center
August 3, 10:30-11:15am
Discover some of the hard-shelled critters of Mecklenburg County and meet some close up. Ages 4-6. Cost is $3.