Happy Wednesday Smarties! Fall activities are kicking into high gear. Corn Mazes have arrived along with consignment sales galore. Enjoy the Greek Festival, craft shows, bugs, slimy things and to recover hit the EpiCenter for a little wine and art. I think it is going to be a winner of a weekend. Get out and Enjoy.
Yiasou Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 E. Blvd.
September 13, Thur. 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. Noon-8pm
Greek exhibitors only showing arts & crafts, serving delicious food and entertaining visitors with Greek dances & music. Cost is $2 and children under 12 are free.
2012 Symetra Classic
Raintree Country Club
The 2012 Symetra Classic will take place September 10-16, 2012 at Raintree Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tournament will bring together a field of 144 women professional golfers from around the world and across the United States. The cost is $10-$25 and children 15 and under are free.
Women’s Symposium – Empowering Women to Better Health
Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord, Golf Resort and Spa
September 15, 8:00am-4:00pm
Women of all ages are invited to join CHS experts for an entire day dedicated to you! Learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through all stages of life and participate in a variety of discussions and screenings dedicated to making a healthier you. Guess who the keynote speaker is, and let me tell ya, she’s F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! It’s Giuliana Rancic, the Anchor of E! News and breast cancer survivor. This event is all about YOU, and it’s sponsored by our friends at Carolinas HealthCare System. Register online at www.carolinashealthcare.org/womens or call 800-821-1535 for more information.
Know Your Farms Tour
September 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm
The 4th Annual Know Your Farms Tour highlights over 40 local farms, including 13 new stops. Now that choosing local food products has become a priority for so many families, the tour provides the opportunity to make those important farm-to-fork connections and discover sources for fresh, healthy food in the Charlotte region. The tour is self-guided, and farms are located in clusters all around the Charlotte region for easy touring. For tickets: http://knowyourfarmstour.com/tickets/. Cost is $25.
106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 16, 4:00pm
Weenie Roast 2012 returns to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte featuring The Offspring, Garbage, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Switchfoot, Our Lady Peace, Anberlin, and Eve 6. Also on the show is Paper Tongues, Evans Blue, Drop D, and more. Doors open at noon with the bands starting shortly thereafter.
3rd Annual Sip & Stroll
September 14, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Uptown Charlotte’s largest wine, music, and art show.
Fall Craft at the Crossing Art Festival
The Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing,Huntersville
September 15, 10:00am-5:00pm
30 area artists will exhibit & sell their artwork on the green at the Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing in Huntersville Saturday, September 15th from 10am-5pm. Jewelry, paintings, pottery, metalwork & more! Food and beverage vendors, kids craft activities and live music with Ang Medlin & the New Groove from 1-3pm. Brought to you by 32 Flavors Boutique.
Stallings Municipal Park
September 15, 12:00pm-7:30pm
This exciting community event will host local vendors/artists, live music from local bands, and free family friendly rides. The event begins at 12 noon with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Stallings Municipal Park.
Rockin’ & Reelin’ Concert and Movie Series: Zookeeper
Pineville Lake Park
September 14, 7:00pm
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.
TTB Kidz Consignment Sale
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
September 13-15, Thurs.- Fri. 8:00am-8:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-3:00pm
TTB KidZ Children’s Consignment Sale is one of the biggest and best children’s consignment sales in the area boasting over 37,000 square feet chock full of great deals at Metrolina Expo. “From Toys to Books, Trikes to Bikes, it’s everything from Tops To Bottoms” – this sale has over $1 million in inventory and over 450 consignors. Shop the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of new and gently-used clothing, indoor and outdoor toys, books, bikes, shoes, baby equipment, maternity wear, costumes, video games, strollers, cribs, furniture, and sooooo much more.
Charlotte Warehouse Consignment Sale
13015 Rosedale Hill Ave.
September 13-15, Thur. 9:00am-9:00pm; Fri. 10:00am-7:00pm; Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
We host a few Event Sales per year, featuring Brand Name Overstocks from the nation’s leading department stores.Each sale brings NEW Brand Name merchandise. Categories will vary, but you may expect to find casual apparel, juniors, formal wear, suits, dresses, outerwear, footwear, lingerie, and MORE at our sales. We carry women’s clothing in all sizes, including Plus & Petite. We carry the same great brands that you find at your favorite stores at a fraction of the price!
Sail Again Children’s Consignment Sale
The Palace at Kenton Place, Cornelius
September 11-15, Tues., 7:00pm-9:00pm; Wed.-Fri., 10:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 8:30am-1:30pm
Fabulous children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books and equipment. Shoppers will love the spacious, bright and easy-to-shop sales floor, as well as the enormous parking lot.
Assurance UMC Kid’s Sale
Assurance United Methodist Church
September 14-15, Fri. 9:00am-7:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-Noon
Gently used children’s clothing, toys, infant items, shoes, books, games, and furniture.
Matthews UMC Children and Teen Consignment Sale
Matthews United Methodist Church
September 15, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Come see what keeps our shoppers lined up with shopping baskets in tow ready to collect bargains galore! With over 300 consignors, we have everything you could need for your child or teen! ½ price sale is 1:00pm-3:00pm. Cash only.
Big Shot Saturday
Mecklenburg County Health Department, 249 Billingsly Rd
September 15, 9:00am-3:00pm
Catch up your child’s immunizations. Children ages 2-12 can get up to date on their shots and the cost is free.
Scales and Tails
Charlotte Nature Museum
September 15, 10:00am-1:00pm
Many a reptile and amphibian will be here for you to see and touch. Hop in to meet jumping frogs, tumbling turtles leaping lizards and slithering snakes. See, touch and learn about many reptile and amphibians and how they survive in the wild.
Family Bug Hunt
McDowell Nature Center
September 15, 10:00am-Noon
Bring the kids and spend some quality time bug huntin’. We will grab our nets and head off to discover the fascinating creepy-crawlies of our meadows and forests, from butterflies to grasshoppers. The walk will cover about one-half mile of easy to moderate terrain.
A Carnival is Coming…to St. Ann’s
St. Ann Catholic Church
September 15, 10:00am-6:30pm
Come join the celebration. Enjoy the Bingo, Face Painting, bake sale, dancing, Mega slide, art & crafts, silent auction, music and $1,000 cash prize raffle. Admission is FREE. Rain or shine, come enjoy the non-stop carnival fun at St. Ann Catholic Church, located at 3635 Park Road, 28209. Parking located on Haven Drive, Hillside Avenue and at Park Road Elementary School.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze
Rural Hill, Huntersville
A 7 acre corn maze with over 2 miles of paths. Designed to be navigated in 1-2 hours, help is available when needed. Water stations are placed throughout and comfortable shoes are suggested. Food and drinks available for purchase. Hayrides and additional activities for a small charge on select days. Group discounts available. Maze also open through the week by reservation.See website for full details! Cost is $10 per person; $7 for ages 5-12; children 4 and under – free.
Aw Shucks Farms
Aw Shucks Farms, Monroe, NC
Opens for Fall fun on September 14, 6:00pm-10:00pm
An all new 40 ft. Grain Bin slide and a new hayride through the woods to a large pumpkin field to go along with the corn maze!