Happy Wednesday Smarties! Get ready for Pink in the Rink with the Charlotte Checkers. You know CSP loves pink and this is the perfect event to sport our favorite color, cheer on our home hockey team, an help raise money to support local breast cancer charities. One of our favorites is the GoJenGo Foundation. We hope to see you there, get out and enjoy!
ICE HOCKEY, ITS NOT JUST FOR BOYS ANYMORE!
Join us, your friends at the GoJenGo Foundation, Saturday, February 9th at Pink In the Rink with the Charlotte Checkers. It is a super fun, positive, exciting, fam friendly and female empowering night! The ice is dyed pink and the hockey players all wear pink jerseys. How cool is that?! The crowd (almost 14,000 last year!) is happy and excited. AND, to top it all off, a portion of your ticket purchase and proceeds from the auction afterwards, goes toward helping GoJenGo provide financial assistance to local, in-need breast cancer survivors and their families.
To purchase tickets for this great event simply go to
Gojengo.org, click on the Pink in the Rink link icon
and enter promo code gojengo.
Valentine’s Treat for Tots, Preschoolers and Ages 6-9
Whole Foods Market, 6610 Fairview Road
Ages 2-3 with one parent – 9:30pm-10:30pm
Ages 4-5 with one parent – 11:30pm-12:30pm
Little ones and their parent discover how to make creative treats for Valentine’s Day and assemble them in special packages to take with them, ready to give away. Class includes a fruit & cheese snack and all materials & supplies. MENU: Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruits and Frosted Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies. Cost is $19.
Ages 6-9 – 2:00pm-4:00pm
Kids discover how to make an assortment of creative treats for Valentine’s Day and assemble them in special packages to take with them, ready to give away. Class includes a fruit & cheese snack and all materials & supplies. MENU: White Chocolate & Raspberry Sandwich Cookies; Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruits; “Kiss” Cookies; and Frosted Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies. Cost is $39.
CMOMs 2013 Spring/Summer Kids Consignment Sale
The Park Expo & Conference Center (Formally–Charlotte Merchandise Mart)
February 9, 7:30am-3:00pm
Gently-used kids clothing, toys, equipment, and maternity.
Early Bird Sale – 7:30am-8:30am with $2 entry fee.
Entry is FREE at 8:30am.
Sale runs until 12:15pm; re-opens 12:30pm-3:00pm for Half Price Sale.
Cash, Visa/Mastercard accepted (NO CHECKS)
Fairy House Festival
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
February 9, 10:00am
Fairy Houses are whimsical habitats built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers! This is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy and building 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! Enchanting fun for all ages! No registration required.
Valentine’s Kids Night Out
Romp n’ Roll , 4200 Main St., Harrisburg, NC
February 9, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Drop the kiddos off at Romp n’ Roll for a fun Saturday night. Kids 2-5 years will have fun playing games, getting messy in the art room, being noisy with the music, and becoming worn out after jumping in the Moon Bounce. We provide a pizza dinner and you get a night out with your special someone! Call to reserve your spot today, space is limited! Cost is $30.
NASCAR Acceleration Weekend
Charlotte Convention Center
NASCAR Acceleration Weekend, the unforgettable celebration featuring the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2013, autograph and Q&A sessions with your favorite drivers and the new 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars and paint schemes, is set for February 8- 10 in Charlotte, NC.
McDowell Nature Preserve
February 8, 9:30am-10:15; 11:00am-11:45am
No two snowflakes are exactly alike and neither are the paper ones we will be creating. Our beautiful snowflake story will help instill a sense of wonder for this magic of nature. Registration Required. Cost is $3.
Go Kids Go
Billingsville Elementary School
February 9, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. presents Go Kids Go every Saturday in February! Go Kids Go is a FREE community event for children ages 0-12 and their families. The program educates children about fun ways to stay active, eat nutritious meals and lead healthy lifestyles. Kids will participate in a variety of games and activities focused on exercise and nutrition. All Go Kids Go! activities are age-specific to ensure maximum impact and fun.
Dads & Daughters / Dads & Lads – “The Heart Goes On”
Cajun Canvas, a painting bayou
February 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
Dads, bring your kiddo’s to create that perfect keepsake for Mom (or Grandma!)Ages 5+
Add your name, or a message to personalize your paintings. The cost is $10 per person/per 5×7 canvas. A portion of the proceeds ($3.00 per person/per canvas) will be donated to Go Red for Women.
Have a Heart Valentine’s Party
The Cornelius Arts Center
February 9, 10:00am-2:00pm
Join the Community Arts Project for its annual Have a Heart Valentine’s Party on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Card making and Valentine crafts for all ages! This is a free event. A suggested donation of $5 is accepted and proceeds will be shared with the Buddy Kemp Caring House in Charlotte.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Anne Springs Close Greenway
February 8, 10-10:45am
Spy a bug, hug a tree, or simply dig through some leaves while being led by a staff member on the Greenway. Each program will combine natural discovery, interactive learning, and crafting opportunities to introduce your child to the wonders found on the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Each month will be unique, so join us as we explore and discover the natural world. For ages 3-5 and a parent is expected to stay and participate throughout the program. You only have to pay for the child’s participation. Cost is $5 per child.