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October 18, 2017

Smarty Podcast: Technology and Early Education

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Welcome back to the Charlotte Smarty Pants podcast series, which is powered by Charlotte Star Room, Charlotte’s premier boutique music development and corporate video production studio + the best Pop Star birthday parties in the QC, AND professional voice lessons in a studio.

Today we’re talking to educator Mary Yorke Oates, Admissions Director at Charlotte Latin School, about early education and technology. Mary Yorke has great insights into the positive and negatives roles technology can play in lives of young children. You’ll love her candor and enthusiasm for children!

You can join in on the conversation and meet educators from all over our city at our Smarty Town Hall on Social Media Parenting 2.0. Click here to register for this FREE event. We hope to see you at Charlotte Latin School on October 29!

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Smarty Scoop On Weekend Events October 20-22

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Scarrigan Farms Haunted Trail
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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. Read More →

October 16, 2017

From the Smarty Education Corner: PES Equestrian Program receives top distinction

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PES student Caroline Breslin

Our Smarty friends over at Palisades Episcopal School (PES) just announced that its Equestrian Program has been added to the United States Hunter Jumper Association’s (USHJA) Recognized Riding Academy list.

For those who aren’t as familiar with the equestrian world, the USHJA’s Recognized Riding Academy program “promotes a safe, beginner-rider introduction for individuals seeking entry into the hunter/jumper disciplines. These academies demonstrate the value of equine education, promote safety of horse and rider, and offer hunter/jumper riding lessons taught by qualified instructors.” Programs approved for the Recognized Riding Academy list must demonstrate competency in operations and safety, as well as meet facility requirements.

What an honor for PES and all over their riders. Such an amazing opportunity to be a part of. A big Smarty hoof high five! Read More →

October 15, 2017

Smarty Alert: This Week’s School Open Houses

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Don’t miss this week’s School Open Houses we’ve listed below. This is NOT the full Open House listing for each school or school system – it’s just this week’s. For our full listing of open houses, please see our 2017 Smarty School Open House Guide.

Charlotte Christian School

Charlotte Christian 2017 Fall Open Houses

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Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Please click here to register for an open house.
Early Education Enrichment Opportunities
Prospective students ages 4-6 and their parents are invited to be our guests and experience the Charlotte Christian Early Education program through 45-minute, discovery-based learning/play events.

Music and Movement – Oct. 17 at 3:15 p.m. – Led by our lower school music and physical education enrichment teachers, activities will promote gross motor development, imagination, and intellectual curiosity through music and play.

Please contact the admissions team to tour the campus, reserve your space at an upcoming open house or enrichment activity by calling (704) 366-5657, e-mailing admissions@charchrist.com or visiting www.charlottechristian.com/admissionsregistration.

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7301 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 366-5657
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October 13, 2017

Fitness Friday: Meet CycleBar (and get two exclusive Smarty Steals!)

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We are SO excited to introduce you to our brand-spankin’ new fitness partner, CycleBar, located in Midtown and Waverly. If you think you’ve taken all the spin classes the city has to offer, think again. CycleBar is like no other cycle class and no other studio. Cyclebar is a premium indoor cycling experience (seriously, y’all, it’s an experience!) designed for all ages and fitness levels. We’ll be bringing you tons of CycleBar fun in the coming months, but first up are TWO really great Smarty Steals. Keep on reading for details!

Why We {Heart} CycleBar

One of the most important parts of a fitness studio (in our Smarty opinion) is the staff and instructors. CycleBar has, hands down, the friendliest, most welcoming staff and Cyclestars (their instructors) in the QC. We love that they call you by name to encourage you in class; we love the warm atmosphere and community focus; and, we love how good we feel after class (especially after a couple of swipes of those post-workout fresh body wipes in the community room! #smartymust).rsz_cb_theater

Not only is CycleBar super friendly, but they’ve got some serious technology to help you perform your best every single class. Their theatre has incredible lighting, amazing sound that they call ‘cyclebeats’, and state of the art technology that provides riders with real time class stats. Classes are a 50 minute full-body sweat sesh full of energy and positivity. Cyclestars guide you through class to not only be working at YOUR best, but to also be mindful and centered. We absolutely love this “zen” twist on spin! And get this, when all of your workout stats hit your inbox after class, your ride’s playlist is included – how fun is that?! Read More →

Top 3 Charlotte Parks for Kids’ Cross Training

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CSP Team Note: In conjunction with the Chick-Fil-A Charlotte Kids Marathon, we’re bringing you a list of parks around town that are perfect for taking a day off of marathon training!

When you’re looking for something to mix up your kids’ cross-training workouts during the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kids Marathon Program, we’ve got just the thing for you. We’ve hand-picked three different playgrounds we think are perfect for strength, agility, endurance, and cardio training – the perfect way to mix it up and stay injury-free!

Freedom Park: A sure-thing when it comes to variety, Freedom Park’s lake loop is a perfect place to bike, rollerblade, rollerskate, or skateboard on cross-training days. There are also basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball nets, and more to make a family game-day a real thing. Also check out the Carolina Panthers Play 60 KidZone for an obstacle course, 40-yard dash with an automated timing device, climbing structure, and more. Read More →

October 11, 2017

Smarty Reminder: HKB’s 7th Annual Beauty Bash

Just a friendly reminder that our Smarty friends at Hunstad/Kortesis/Bharti Cosmetic Surgery (HKB) are hosting their HUGE 7th Annual Beauty Bash October 13th and 14th. That’s THIS week! HK_BB17_300x250_dft1

Mark your calendars and plan to go. This one time, event-only includes specials like:
– 25% OFF Botox ($9.75 per unit) & Dysport ($3.00 per unit)
– $150 OFF any injectable (Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Belotero)
– 10% OFF a new surgery procedure with doctor consultation
– $200 CREDIT towards a surgical consult
– And MORE!

And due to the overwhelming response to last year’s nonprofit donation by attendees HKB is doing it again this year! All Beauty Bash attendees will have the chance to vote for 1 of 3 local non-profits with the winning non-profit receiving a $10,000 donation from the Bash. Voting will take place at the Friday and Saturday events and the winner will be announced the following week. HKB is partnering with the awesome people over at SHARE Charlotte to donate funds to one very special organization. The lucky nonprofits are:

1. Redeeming Joy – A transformational program that offers sustainable freedoms to women over the age of 18 that have survived human trafficking. They provide holistic and trauma informed services in a safe environment to help bring healing to the complex hurts of those sexually exploited. Read More →

Smarty Scoop On Weekend Events October 13-15

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14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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RSVP at hkcbash.com or 704-659-9000
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SouthPark:
Friday, October 13/ 4 PM to 7 PM
4625 Piedmont Row Dr, Ste 135 B
Charlotte, NC 28210

Huntersville:
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.

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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! Read More →

October 10, 2017

Smarty Alert: Charlotte Warehouse Sale Starts This Weekend!

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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!

Charlotte Warehouse Sale has been holding fabulous shopping events since December 2007. It’s home to one of the area’s largest liquidation event sales for designer apparel and accessories. They carry women’s clothing in all sizes, including Plus & Petite. They receive new merchandise daily so you never know what you will find. Think Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Nine West, Style & Co, INC, Calvin Klein, Karen Scott, Alfred Dunner, Jones New York, Tahari, Michael Kors, JM Collection, American Rag, DKNY, Pink Rose, Rampage to name a few. This is THE sale of the season and it’s the one you’ll want to block out an entire day on your calendar with your besties! Read More →

Smarty Podcast: Social Media Parenting – Delaying Technology and Social Media Presence

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Welcome back to the Charlotte Smarty Pants podcast series, which is powered by Charlotte Star Room, Charlotte’s premier boutique music development and corporate video production studio + the best Pop Star birthday parties in the QC, AND professional voice lessons in a studio.

Today we’re talking to local mom, Anne Willette. Anne talks to Smarties Jen and Cheryl about the community she and fellow parents from her kids’ school are creating to help navigate the tricky world of social media parenting. Their “Wait til 8th” strategy is something you’ll definitely want to hear about if you’ve got kids in elementary or middle school.

You can join Anne and educators from all over our city at our Smarty Town Hall on Social Media Parenting 2.0. Click here to register. We hope to see you at Charlotte Latin School on October 29 – join the conversation!

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