October 11, 2017

Smarty Scoop On Weekend Events October 13-15

Scarowinds Ad CSP

14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Great Pumpkin Fest CSP

The Great Pumpkin Fest
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC

HKB’s 7th Annual Beauty BashHK_BB17_300x250_dft1-300x250
RSVP at hkcbash.com or 704-659-9000

Friday, October 13/ 4 PM to 7 PM
4625 Piedmont Row Dr, Ste 135 B
Charlotte, NC 28210

Saturday, October 14/ 10 AM to 3 PM
11208 Statesville Rd., Ste. 300
Huntersville, NC 28078

Can’t make the event? Call 704.659.9000 to find out how to take advantage of the specials.


Levine Children’s Hospital’s Kids Helping Kids

Join us for Kids Helping Kids Day, Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon – a morning where families can make cards and blankets to encourage and support patients at Levine Children’s Hospital. There will food, games, giveaways and other family-friendly activities. Learn more and RSVP!

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Scarrigan Farms Haunted Trail
Carrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC
October 7 – October 31, See website for schedule, Ages 12 and up, $25
Summary: On select October nights (highlighted in red on the right sidebar / schedule page) our 170 acre farm is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region. If you are looking for a new and out of the ordinary way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this October, Scarrigan Farms is the place for you. This is not a trail for kids. If you’re under 12 come back when you’re old enough. We’ll be waiting.

Fall 2017 CLT Warehouse Sale

Charlotte Warehouse Sale

The Charlotte Warehouse Sale starts this Saturday and runs through the following Sunday! This is NOT your typical consignment sale – it’s actually not a consignment sale at all because it’s all NEW! They sell women’s overstock, name brand, clothing & shoes from your favorite department stores at 65-90% off the original retail price!

Click here for all the details and an exclusive CSP Lookbook!

The Charlotte Warehouse Sale Dates & Hours:

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Saturday, 10/14: 9a – 8p
Sunday, 10/15: 12p – 5p
Monday, 10/16: 11a – 8p
Tuesday, 10/17: 11a – 8p
Wednesday, 10/18: 11a – 8p
Thursday, 10/19: 11a – 8p
Friday, 10/20: 11a – 8p
Saturday, 10/21: 9a – 8p*
Sunday, 10/22: 12p – 5p*

*All remaining inventory 30% off on the final Saturday & Sunday

Location & Contact Info:
Charlotte Warehouse Sale
Shoppes at Davis Lake
8505 Davis Lake Parkway Charlotte, NC 28269
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CharlotteWarehouseSale
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cltwhsale/
Twitter: twitter.com/CltWHSale
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/CharlotteWSale/
G+: plus.google.com/+Charlottewarehousesale

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze
Historic Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC
September 9 – November 5, See website for schedule, Ages 5 and up, $8-$11
Summary: Get lost in our giant seven-acre corn maze featuring over two miles of interconnecting paths. One of the largest in the Southeast, our maze is sure to please! The whole of Rural Hill’s 265 acres is available to you and your group during maze hours – take a hayride around the farm, play a round of corn-hole, explore our historic site, play in our mini-mazes, have a picnic, hike our trails, pick a pumpkin (in October,) & much, much more!

Kids Free Weekend At Carolina Renaissance Festival
Carolina Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC
September 30 – November 19, See website for schedule, All ages, $14-$25
Summary: History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more!  Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!  Huzzah!

Ghost Train
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweets Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
September 22 – October 28, See website for schedule, All ages, $38,
Summary: It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. Andtake a chilling journey into the night as we Return to Area 12 on the Ghost Train—if you dare! 

Cirque Goes To The Cinema
Belk Theater
130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
October 13-14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, $19+
Summary: Contortionists set to the scores of film classics like Star Wars, Titanic, Rocky, and more! Don’t miss this performance that’s sure to amaze! 

First Ward Fall Festival
First Ward Park
301 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
October 13-14, See website for schedule, All ages, Free
Summary: Summer is winding down in Mecklenburg County but don’t worry, there is more than just football and pumpkin spice to go nuts about this Fall! Join us this October for First Ward Fall Festival. The weekend event will feature delectable food trucks, craft beers, family fun, and a great line-up of Americana musical performances.

Junie B. Joes Is Not A Crook
Fullwood Theater
100 McDowell Street East, Matthews, NC
October 13-22, See website for schedule, All ages, $10 and up
Summary: Join Us for an Evening of Entertainment & Fun! Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts is partnering with Matthew’s Helping Hands (a non-profit partner that serves children with special needs) for a joint fund-raising effort to strengthen our partnership AND to raise awareness of the programs offered by both organizations.

42nd Annual UNC Charlotte International Festival
Barnhardt Student Activity Center-UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC
October 14, 10:00am – 6:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The International Festival is centered around booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of over 50 nations. The booths are staffed by UNC Charlotte international students and members of Charlotte’s international community and feature art, crafts and costumes from each participating country. Many booths offer international food for sale. Festival entry and parking are FREE!!!

Latin American Festival
Symphony Park
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
October 14, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, All ages, $10; Free for children 8 and under

Festival Of Food Trucks
Downtown Mooresville
Between Moore and Main Street
May 13 – October 14, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Gourmet Fare (from a bunch of trucks). North Main Street (between Moore Ave & Iredell Ave) from 5-8:30pm. Main Street from Moore Ave to Iredell Ave will be closed for the event so bring a chair, hang out in the street and stay a while so you can check out these awesome Food Trucks from around the area offering delicious and creative food. Listen to live music, have a beer or a glass of wine, stroll the streets & shop – all Happening in Downtown Mooresville.

Carolina Panthers
Bank of American Stadium
800 S. Mint Street, Charlotte, NC
2017 Schedule

Charlotte Knights Baseball
BB&T Ballpark
324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC
2017 Schedule

Charlotte Independence Soccer
Sportsplex at Matthews
1505 Tank Town Rd, Matthews, NC
2017 Schedule

Food Truck Friday Dilworth
1324 East Blvd. (Corner of Scott Ave & East Blvd.), Charlotte, NC
Summary: Every Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, All ages, Free admission, Rain or Shine.

Free Wednesday Evenings At The Mint Museum
The Mint Museum – Randolph
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

The Mint Museum – Uptown
500 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages
Summary:Enjoy free access to both Mint Museum locations every Wednesday night.

First Thursday Downtown Matthews Crawl
Downtown Matthews
230 Matthews Station Street, Matthews, NC
Occurs monthly on the first Thursday of March – December, All ages, Free
Summary: Local business will be offering amazing food specials, drink specials, entertainment and art on the streets and in the businesses throughout the downtown district! The fun and festivities will start at 5 p.m. and continue through the evening until closing.

Cotswold Trucks Food Truck Rally
Trinity Presbyterian Church
3115 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC
Every Friday from March 3 – November 3, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: 10- 15 area food trucks, live music and a gated kids’ playground.

Festival of Food Trucks
Downtown Mooresville
North Main Street, Mooresville, NC
April 8 – October 14, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Main Street from Moore Ave to Iredell Ave will be closed for the event so bring a chair, hang out in the street and stay a while so you can check out these awesome Food Trucks from around the area offering delicious and creative food. Listen to live music, have a beer or a glass of wine, stroll the streets & shop.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays At Chuck E. Cheese
Charlotte and Concord locations (click here for a map of locations).
The first Sunday of every month July – December, 9:00am – 11:00am, All ages, Free
Summary: Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit. 

Bank of America’s Museums On Us Day
Various locations around Charlotte
The first Sunday and Saturday of every month, All ages, Free
Summary: Now in its 20th year, this distinctive program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 of the most popular cultural institutions in the United States free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Event Calendar
19 Locations throughout the Greater Charlotte Area
Summary: Most people know their neighborhood “Y” because of its incredible sports, camps and fitness programs but the “Y” has so much more to offer. Spend some time (it will take a while) on the website and learn about all the opportunities the “Y” provides. I promise, you will be amazed.

Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
4150 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Occurs the first and third Wednesday of April-December, 9:30am – 11:30am, Free
Summary: Certified technicians will check and help families properly install carseats. No appointment necessary.

Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Matthews Police Department
1201 Crews Road, Matthews, NC
Occurs the first and third Wednesday of April-December, 9:30am – 11:30am, Free
Summary: Certified technicians will check and help families properly install carseats. No appointment necessary.

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.

Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.

Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.

Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.

Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.

Featured Exhibitions: For complete details on exhibitions and exhibits click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete schedule of show times click here.

ImaginON: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-4630
See website for hours of operation
Summary: This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by Livability.com as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. ImaginOn features two state-of-the-art theaters, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space.

Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.

Featured Exhibits: For a complete listing click here
Planetarium: For a complete schedule click here
Events Calendar: For all events click here

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