Happy Wednesday Smarties. It is a great weekend for consignment shopping. If you hit Green Jeans, it will be double bonus because you can support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer at the same time. They will be hosting a bake sale during the consignment sale. Support you hometeam Charlotte Checkers not once but twice as they host the Houston Aeros on Saturday and Sunday. Checkers games are family fun to the fullest. In the performance department, choose from Annie, Peter Pan, The Three Pigs or a Red Badge. How can you go wrong? Get out and enjoy!
Green Jeans Consignment: 3 Day Women & Teens Shopping Event
Queens University Sports Complex At Marion Diehl Park
March 8-10, Fri.-Sat., 9:00am-8:00pm; Sun., 8:ooam-3:00pm (1/2 price sale)
Consign and Shop! Don’t miss the most talked about semi-annual, 3-day consignment sales for WOMEN in Charlotte and Lake Norman; featuring NEW and gently worn brand name, boutique and designer clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity. Shoppers can expect a wide array of 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.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale
Queens University Sports Complex At Marion Diehl Park
March 8-9, 9:00am-8:00pm
Come out and buy some delicious goodies in support of Cookies for Kids Cancer, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer research. The bake sale will be held in conjunction with the Green Jeans Consignment Sale.
Charlotte Checkers vs. Houston Aeros
March 9-10, Sat., 7:00pm; Sun., 3:00pm
On Saturday night bring the family and enjoy the MI Express from Sharon Elementary singing the National Anthem and a Checkers sunglass giveaway to the first 2,500 fans courtesy of Horizon Eye Care. They will also be doing a Glasses collection – bring your old prescription frames and receive a buy-one-get-one free ticket for the March 17 game.
Sunday is the Pooch Party presented by Lowe’s – bring your dog to the game. Click here to buy tickets and there will be a towel giveaway to the first 3,500 fans. You can purchase Coke Family 4-Packs – includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 Cokes for $65.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, McGlohon Theatre
March 9, 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Join Charlotte children as they celebrate the iconic, spunky orphan girl who finds a home with a New York millionaire. From the famous tunes “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life” you and your family will leave the theater humming. This great musical is a “Don’t Miss” for the entire family! Children 3 & under are free if sitting on an adult’s lap. Cost is $12-$15.
Levine Center: Knight Theater
March7-10, Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:00pm, 7:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan tells the story of the mischievous boy who never wants to grow up, his sassy sidekick Tinker Bell and the frightful Captain Hook. Escape to Neverland with this whimsical ballet and give your family an experience they will never, never forget.
Sweet Tooth Festival 2013
March 9, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Forget those new year’s resolutions and get ready to satisfy your Sweet Tooth! It’s time for the second annual drop-in celebration of all things sweet, featuring the Charlotte area’s best purveyors of cupcakes, candies, cookies and sweet treats. Sweet Tooth 2013 will show case more than 20 bakeries, sweet shops or home-based businesses in all manners of sweets. New this year, Sweet Tooth attendees will have a private shopping/tasting experience throughout the entire BlackLion store, with cooking demonstrations, a lounge and a red carpet. There will be goodie-stuffed swag bags and to-go boxes so you don’t miss a single taste! Grab your friends and join us for a night of delicious fun! A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Regional Aids Interfaith Network. Questions? Check out the Sweet Tooth website. And be sure to like Sweet Tooth Festival on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest news.
SouthPark Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast
March 9, 11:00am-1:00pm
Simon Kidgits Club at SouthPark mall is hosting its free annual Book Blast event and inviting families to participate and be inspired to read together at home and beyond. Book Blast event offerings include a read-aloud session presented by Kelsey Barberio, Miss NC Teen USA. Children are invited to bring a new or gently used book to the event to be donated to Raising a Reader, further fostering the importance of reading within the community.
Ikea Hosts Second “BYOF Day” – a Nationwide in-Store Event Inviting Shoppers to Benefit from a Day Out with Their Friends
March 9, 10:00am-9:00pm
BYOF (Bring Your Own Friends) Day event is a national in-store shopping event that offers special perks, activities and giveaways, along with an opportunity to shop for items to help improve their life at home. BYOF Day is full of the unique IKEA offerings shoppers will want to share such as: Life Improvement Seminars, Ask a Home Furnishings Expert, Giveaways of famous IKEA Blue Bags, Food sampling, Free breakfast with coupon, $1000 of IKEA gift cards given away in each store throughout the day.
Criss Cross Mangosauce- Bilingual Storytime
Mint Museum Randolph
March 9, 10:30am-11:30am
Join the dynamic duo Criss, Cross Mangosauce for a fun and exciting bilingual music and storytime. This program is geared especially for children ages 2-8, but the whole family is welcome! CCM is a concept created by a team of two Latina moms, performing artists and educators who are passionate about fostering children’s love for languages, cultures, and arts.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
March 9, 11:00am-12:00pm
Have fun learning while making nature themed related crafts with your child. Each day will be a new set of crafts based on a different theme. Parent participation is required. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Best for ages 2-7. Cost is $2.00.
YMCA Summer Camp Countdown Pool Party
March 10, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Join Camp Harrison, Camp Thunderbird & the Harris YMCA as we countdown to summer. Families can swim, play games and race in pool noodle relays. There will be information about summer camp, a trivia contest, raffles and synchronized swimming demonstrations. This event is recommended for families with children ages 5 and older. Space is limited for this event so please RSVP: http://www.checkineasy.com/event/ymca-summer-camp-countdown-pool-party/index
Weddington Kids Consignment Sale
Weddington United Methodist Church
March 8-9, Fri., 5:00pm-8:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-noon
Kids clothes, baby gear, toys, furniture and more. The proceeds benefit women’s and children’s charities in Union County. Friday night is a pre-sale and admission will be $15. Saturday is free.
Spring Forward Workday
Carolina Raptor Center
March 10, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Volunteer and help the Carolina Raptor Center get into shape for the busy spring season. Everyone is welcome! Cost is free.