Happy Wednesday Smarties! County Fairs, consignment sales, beach music and corn mazes. It is shaping up to be a great Fall in the Queen City! We have several events to put on your calendars and many to chose from this weekend. Support Tyler’s Treehouse, The Nature Museum, The Schiele or Woofstock, all are Smarty, family fun. Get out and enjoy!
Heads up Events:
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.
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.
TTB KidZ Children’s Consignment Sale
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.
And for this weekend:
Tyler’sTreehouse 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Old Georgetowne Swim Club
September 8, 8:00am
Tyler’s Treehouse 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk in Charlotte off Sharon Road in the Olde Georgetowne/Sharon Hills neighborhood. 5K at 8am and fun run/walk at 9am. This is a family-friendly event. Post-race party includes pool party from 10am-1pm at Olde Georgetowne pool and food from sponsors. Tyler’s Treehouse was established in 2006 in memory of 5 year old Tyler Scott who died of brainstem glioma. Benefits brainstem glioma research at St Jude Children’s Hospital. To register go to www.sportoften.com.
American Presidential Experience
407 West Third Street Charlotte
August 31 – September 8
The American Presidential Experience is a nonpartisan educational exhibit celebrating American history, democracy and the US Presidency featuring more than 35 exhibits, historic memorabilia and artifacts along with a vendor marketplace. Appearing for the first time in North Carolina, this nonpartisan tribute invites everyone to learn more about how the Presidency operates with exhibits celebrating three centuries of presidential history.
Cabarrus County Fair
September 7-15, Fri. 4pm-11pm, Sat. 1pm-11pm, Sun. 1pm-10pm, Monday-Friday 4pm-11pm
Packed with state of the art rides, exhibitors, concerts, fair food, livestock, crafts and children’s entertainment. The cost is $3-$7.
Iredell County Fair
Iredell County Agricultural Fair, 630 N Main St. , Troutman
September 3-8, Mon.-Fri. 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sat., 1:00pm-5:00pm
A classic County Fair – animals, entertainment, food, rides, and more. Cost is $5; Children under 6 are free.
Classic Rock & Blues Concert
Waxhaw, Main Street
September 7, 5:00pm
Enjoy art scenes, dance demonstrations, and a concert. This is a great way to rediscover historic Downtown Waxhaw with activities for the whole family while supporting Waxhaw’s local economy.Cost: Free
McDowell Nature Center
September 7, 10:30am-1:15pm
Come have some fun with us to celebrate fall! Leaf rubbings, painted pinecones, wood cookie necklaces, scavenger hunts and more! Registration required. Best for ages 2-6 years. Cost is $3.
Friday Night Live: Chairmen of the Board
Downtown Belmont, South Main Street
September 7, 7:00pm
Get your dancing shoes on and be ready to shag the night away with one of beach music’s best. Food, drink, and live music. Cost is free.
Movies in the Park: King Fu Panda 2
North Mecklenburg Park
September 7, 6:00pm
MOVIES IN THE PARK HUNTERSVILLE is back this summer with more FREE entertainment! Popular family movies displayed on a gigantic 20’x25’ outdoor screen with a concert-grade sound system. All of it takes place on the big soccer fields at the back of North Mecklenburg Park. Radiant Life Fellowship will provide FREE admission, movie, drinks, popcorn and more. Bring your lawn chair or blankets. Movie starts around dusk (9’ish).
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.
Turtles on the Twos
Charlotte Nature Museum
September 8, 2:22pm
A very special live animal encounter featuring turtles and biofacts. Museum Naturalists will share fun facts about the turtles on exhibit in Creature Cavern with topics including their similarities, differences, habitats and survival strategies. Kids can get up close to different turtles, touch them and also learn what they can do to protect this ‘backyard beauty’.
Big Red Shoe 5k & Festival
Myers Park Baptist Church, Cornwell Center
September 8, 8:00am
Bring your whole family to enjoy a day of fun and fitness at the 8th Annual Big Red Shoe 5k & Festival as we support the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte! The carefully mapped road race will appeal to runners of all levels. Kids are able to compete in their own fun 1k run/walk as well! This year’s festival includes fantastic activities for all ages, including: – Pancake Breakfast – Rock Climbing Wall – Moon Bounce – Petting Zoo – AND Sport Massages!
September 8, 11:00am-4:00pm
So you’re looking to have a Groovy fun time?????? Come out to Woofstock and bring your furry friends! Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Rodge Boxer Rescue are teaming up to bring you this great event! There will be cool vendors,several rescues, AWESOME Silent Auction, Microchip Clinic,food and drink and great music….and lots of adoptable dogs! $5 donation at the door gets you your first drink on the house.
Cloud 9 Consign Children & Teen Consignment Sale
Southbrook Church, 5607 Monroe-Weddington Rd
September 7-8, Fri. 7:00pm-9:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm
With over 200 consignors, our gymnasium will be filled with clothing (children & teen), shoes, baby equipment, dvd’s, furniture, toys, bikes, maternity and more! Half-price sale 1 – 4 pm (on selected items) Free admission/ cash only/ all sales final.
Reptile Day: All That Slithers (And More!)
September 9, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Enjoy a festival for the scaly and slimy! Meet live reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Hands-on activities and displays will allow you to have close encounters with snakes, turtles, lizards and more! See a special Snakes Alive show at 2 PM by guest herpetologist Ron Cromer. Cost is $3 for members / $3 plus general admission for nonmembers.
Author Signing: Squigley the Squirrel by Myndie McFarland
Park Road Books
September 9, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Squigley the Squirrel is happy living in his Burgundy Oaks Forest home with his family, the McSquirltons. Until one day…he wakes up to a world that has changed all around him!
Squigley the Squirrel is the story of a funny, friendly little squirrel and his new-found friends – Ranger, the little brown haired boy and Kenzie, the beautiful blond girl. And as always, events at Park Road Books are free and open to the public.