Happy Wednesday and Happy Halloween! Thiss weekend you ca help support our public Libraries by participating in the Rock and Read, the best part – you can donate without have to run!! Rebuild a wreck or watch a wreck, you can do both. Find your rebuildable treasure at the Metrolina Fall Extravaganza or watch a memorable wreck at the Nascar Hall of Fame, both are tons of fun. Both are tons of fun! Get out and enjoy.
Smarty reminder to buy your tickets now for the Symphony Lollipops Series:
2012-2013 Lollipops Family Concerts
Concerts take place at 11 a.m. at the Knight Theater; pre-concert festivals begin at 10 a.m. in the Knight Theater Lobby. Family Day at the Bechtler Museum takes place from noon – 4:30 p.m. after each Lollipops concert.
“CARNIVALS AND CLOWNS”
Saturday November 10, 2012
Jacomo Rafael Bairos, conducting
with Drew Allison and the Grey Seal Puppets
“DANCIN’, ROCKIN’, AND HIP HOPPIN’”
Saturday January 12, 2013
Jacomo Rafael Bairos, conducting
with PROJECT Trio
“ONCE UPON A TIME”
Saturday May 4, 2013
Jacomo Rafael Bairos, conducting
with North Carolina Dance Theatre School of Dance
3rd Annual Rock & Read 5K Run/Walk
Scaleybark Branch Library
November 3, 5:45am-10:00am
Participants and spectators will enjoy music at every mile of the race and a festival atmosphere following the event including live music, food and drinks.The group will also hold a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk and a Kids’ Dash featuring Chubby of the Charlotte Checkers. The Rock & Read 5K will take place at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Scaleybark Branch in Southend. For the first time, there will be team fundraising! All proceeds benefit the 2012 Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library effort to fundraise for book collections at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Community members can click on the link and still donate to the cause.
Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
Symphony Park at SouthPark
November 3, 9:00am
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising and awareness walk of the American Diabetes Association. Step Out helps raise money that will change the future of diabetes. Participants support by registering and recruiting co-workers, friends and family members to walk and raise money. The day of the event is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individuals as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about the seriousness of diabetes.
4th Annual Fall Fun Festival hosted by Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center
Park Road Park
November 3, noon-4:00pm
Family fun and free speech-language, fine/gross motor screenings for children! The festival will include bounce houses, slide, carnival games, concession, clowns, face painting, food trucks and more! Go to www.funfestcharlotte.com for details. Knowledgeable professionals from Charlotte Speech and Hearing www.charlottespeechhearing.com and Milestone Therapy www.milestonetherapyinc.com will be available to discuss your child’s development, your concerns and community resources. Cost is free Speech-Language Screenings, activity tickets start at $.50.
Wrecks! Dramatic Crashes of NASCAR
NASCAR Hall of Fame
The NASCAR Hall of Fame introduces its newest exhibit, Wrecks! Dramatic Crashes of NASCAR. The most action-packed exhibit to date at the facility, it presents an impactful visual that puts the breathtaking, inevitable part of racing front and center, exploring how competitors and their equipment are pushed to the limit and beyond. Featuring cars, artifacts and media, the exhibit chronicles some of NASCAR’s most spectacular wrecks; each of the drivers featured emerged to race again. Wrecks! Dramatic Crashes of NASCAR runs through mid-February. Cost is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
International Collectibles and Antique Show • Fall Extravaganza
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
November 2, 9:00am-5:00pm
Collectibles and Antiques to our Flea Market Street: home decor, fine antiques, furniture, collectibles, antique guns, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys & games, silver, pottery, china, silver, salvage items, outdoor decor, vintage instruments, fresh produce and more!
18th Annual St. Stephen Fall Craft Festival
St. Stephen United Methodist Church
November 3, 9:00am-2:00pm
50+ vendors from Charlotte & surrounding areas; Handmade crafts, holiday gifts, huge bake sale, free door prizes; BBQ–eat in or take out. Proceeds to benefit local, national and international missions.
Meet and Greet with Reedy Creek’s Live Animals
Reedy Creek Nature Center
November 3, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Come and meet Popcorn the corn snake, Peter the box turtle, and many more. Learn all about the animals we have at the nature center and you will have the opportunity of touching some of them too! Cost is free. Must call 704-432-6460 to register.
10th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest
November 3, 10:00am-5:00pm
Join us in Downtown Statesville for the 10th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest when downtown is filled with live music, arts and crafts, great food, shopping, children’s activities and much more. Several stages will host music, demonstrations, and we’ll have classic car cruise-in. This opportunity only comes once a year! Do not miss it. Downtown restaurants and stores will also be open for festival goers to enjoy!
Art Session- Terrific Triptychs
Mint Museum Randolph
November 3, 10:00am-3:00pm
We provide the art supplies, you provide the imagination! This month, collage, construct, and decorate a fabulous three-paneled creation inspired by Renaissance art on view in the museum galleries.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Poplar Tent Road,Huntersville
All Weekend – 10:00am-5:30pm
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, an 11-stage theater, a 22-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! Cost is $9-$19.
Hockey for Free Day!
Extreme Ice, Indian Trial
November 3, 1:30pm-2:50pm
Your chance to see if your kids love the ice. Skills and drills and this free clinic. Ages 4-9.
The Commedia Pinocchio
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn
November 2-4, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 3:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
The little puppet who wishes he were a real boy comes to life in a slapstick spin on the classic story. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Tarradiddle Players perform this heart-warming story for the whole family, told in the humorous acting style of Italian Commedia dell’arte. Puppetmaker Geppetto carves Pinocchio out of a magical piece of wood, but the talking puppet can’t stay out of trouble. Can he learn his lesson – and stop lying so his nose will stop growing – long enough to become a real boy? For ages 5 -12 and cost is $16.
November 4, 7:00pm
“DRUMLINE LIVE kicks off its fourth US tour in the 2012-2013 season following its extremely successful tours in 2008-2009, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012. DRUMLINE LIVE’s energetic cast has honed its precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States. This versatile group of musicians and dancers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. Equally at home with the hottest contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes, and the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition, DRUMLINE LIVE is thrilled to share the American Marching Band experience with a wider audience. Cost is $20.
Day 1: Win a pair of Livie & Luca Shoes!
Day 2: Pick ANY piece from the Elizabeth McKay Fall Collection!
Day 3: TWO lucky Smarties will win a $500 Shopping Spree at Gretchen Scott Designs!
Day 4: You could win a $100 gift certificate at Southern Tide, perfect for your hubby!
Day 5: You get your Smarty Pick from fab designer, Jude Connally!
Day 6: Your Smarty Pick of Erin McDermott’s amazing jewelry!
Day 7: Your favorite TWO Ella B. Charlotte Neighborhood soy candles!
Day 8: A 3-pack of Gina Made It Headbands, valued at $72!