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January 30, 2018

Smarty Save the Date: Meet the Smarty behind ‘The Queen of Hearts’

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There are two chances coming up to go behind the scenes and meet the author behind our favorite new book, “The Queen of Hearts,” former-Smarty Kimmery Martin’s debut novel (and one involved wine! :-)). Smarty Cheryl just recently reviewed this gem – read her review here. We can’t wait for these two events and hope to see you there!

‘The Queen of Hearts’ Book Launch Events

February 13, 2018:
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– 6:30 pm: Book Signing/Wine and Cheese Party, Morrison regional library Branch, Charlotte, North Carolina.
– Please RSVP to attend. Click here to sign up. Read More →

January 24, 2018

Smarty Scoop On Weekend Events January 26-28

Carolina Flipz’s Women’s Self Defense Clinic
Carolina Flipz
11812 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC
January 27, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ages 14+, Members: $20, Nonmembers: $25
Registration required, call today (704) 544-4511
Summary: This 2-hour clinic will be led by Carolina Flipz’s Martial Arts sensei Tara Frazier and topics covered include: preventing attacks, awareness of surroundings, fighting back, surviving attacks and more.

Carolina Flipz Open Gym
Carolina Flipz
11812 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC
January 27, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Ages 6-18, $10 members, $15 non-members
Registration required, call today (704) 544-4511

Snow White
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour Street, Davidson, NC
January 19-28, See website for schedule, Ages 4+, $10 and up
Summary: The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic story unveils the villain’s perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White in this tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist. Read More →

January 19, 2018

Who is ready to Lift. Tone. Burn. in 2018 at Pure Barre? Summer Bodies are made in the winter.

Smarties, we are breaking down all the MYTHS and stating FACTS about Pure Barre. We have recruited the experts: Caris Malone and Casie Petty to answer all your questions.

First and foremost, what is PURE BARRE?

Casie – Pure Barre is a 50 minute, full-body workout focusing on toning and lengthening the muscles. pbimage2

How does Pure Barre lengthen and tone muscles?

Caris: We work our muscles to exhaustion, then stretch them out; thus, creating long lean muscles.

What makes Pure Barre different from other workout classes?

Casie: We encourage you to do what you can! We never want to push anyone so hard that they have a bad experience. We want to create a comfortable environment and support system for clients to only grow stronger.

I have lower back problems, is Pure Barre a workout I can do?

Caris: Our movements are low-impact, making our classes ideal for anyone who is suffering an injury. Read More →

January 17, 2018

Smarty Scoop On Weekend Events January 19-21

Snow White
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour Street, Davidson, NC
January 19-28, See website for schedule, Ages 4+, $10 and up
Summary: The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic story unveils the villain’s perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White in this tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist.

Balloonacy
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 20-28, See website for schedule, Ages 3+, $12-$15
Summary: A mischievous balloon finds its way into the home of a solitary old man, and suddenly his curmudgeonly life is interrupted. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 12-28, See website for schedule, Ages 4+, $12-$20
Summary: Mr. Popper spends his time daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands while Mrs. Popper scrimps and saves to put beans on the table. When a spirited penguin arrives on their doorstep, a new horizon (and flock!) opens before them! Come along for an unforgettable adventure in this 1930s-inspired musical based on the classic book. Read More →

January 16, 2018

Smarty Save the Date: Joined in Education’s ‘Teach your Children Well’ Symposium

Mark your calendar for Joined In Education’s next parenting symposium on February 13 & 14, 2018. The keynote address this year will be delivered by Madeline Levine Ph. D., author of New York Times bestsellers Teach Your Children Well and The Price of Privilege. This event will be relevant to parents of toddlers as well as teens. JIE’s goal is to help parents ensure that the next generation can problem solve, think critically and are productive, kind citizens of the world. JIE_2018_10x7Ad_r2a print version

Here’s what the JIE says about the keynote speaker:

Levine brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode the myth that good grades, high test scores and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. Parents and educators are all too familiar with the escalating rates of anxiety among today’s children. Levine shifts our focus from the excesses of hyper parenting and the unhealthy reliance on our children for status and how to provide a meaningful parenting style that focuses both on academic success and developing a sense of purpose, well-being and connection. Read More →

January 14, 2018

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 Palisades Episcopal School

Palisades Episcopal School

Storytime Adventures
Reading, art and music workshops for parents & children ages 3-5 years. All Storytime Adventures begin at 10 a.m. Space is limited.
January 19, 2018 – Music & Movement

Tours
Every day is an Open House at PES – tours scheduled at your convenience.

Register for any of these events at www.pescharlotte.org/upcoming-events

For more information, please contact Monique Gilbert at mgilbert@pescharlotte.org or 704.583.1825.

Palisades Episcopal SchoolPES Logo
13120 Grand Palisades Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28278
704.583.1825
www.pescharlotte.org
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Twitter @pescharlotte

January 12, 2018

Fitness Friday: Commit To Be Fit

imagesSmarties, have you decided that your 2018 will start on February 1st because January is a free trial month?

We hear ya.

With a holiday hangover resulting from a season of over boozing, over eating, over spending and a total lack of sleep – it’s just hard to come into January swinging.

And then there was all of that amazing college football.

We need a minute!

Well, in that spare minute, decide what you need to do this year to maintain or start your health journey.  If you’re a cardio junkie, mix it up with strength training with our besties at Carolina Barre & Core.

The weird thing about a purely cardio lifestyle is that even though cardio burns more calories than other forms of exercise, it simply doesn’t do much for your muscles.  What does this mean?  Well, if you don’t strength train then you won’t look like you are fit.  That is defeating because when you’re busting your tail, you dang sure want your body to look like it!

So how do you add strength training to your routine?  It’s scary to go to that section of the gym with the free weights and machines because it’s too overwhelming.  Where to start?  How much weight?  What to do? How much is enough?  Am I even doing this correctly?  We feel ya.

Carolina Barre & Core is all about your muscles – sculpting arms, legs, abdominals and lifting your butt.  They tell you exactly what to do. You’re in a room with a super supportive and like-minded community (and free weights is a part of every class).   Take the guess work out of strength training and try Carolina Barre & Core.

If you missed this Smarty Fitness Interview, make sure you check out what the founder of Carolina Barre & Core has to say.

cbclogoCarolina Barre & Core
2901 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28209 Phone: 980.207.1046

Carolina Barre & CoreLafayette Village Raleigh
8480 Honeycutt Rd, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919.200.4241

Email: info@carolinabarre.com
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January 11, 2018

Smarty Alert: Charlotte Pediatric Clinic Now Accepting Online Reservations for Weekend Sick Visits

We have the BEST news for our Smarty families with kids at Charlotte Pediatrics. The Weekend Sick Clinic at the SouthPark office is now accepting reservations online for established patients to reserve appointments on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-11:45 AM. We LOVE this new capability!

To reserve an appointment time, call 704-367-7400 or reserve your spot online here.Sick child boy lying in bed with a fever, resting

You can visit the weekend sick clinic to treat:

– Abdominal pain – recent onset
– Coughing or wheezing
– Ear pain
– Eye redness or drainage
– Fever
– Headache
– Injury
– Nasal congestion
– Rash
– Sore throat
– Vomiting or diarrhea
– Urinary symptoms

Thank you, Charlotte Pediatrics! Love, the Smarty Moms of Charlotte

Charlotte Pediatric SouthPark

4501 Cameron Valley Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-367-7400
Fax: 704-367-7555

January 10, 2018

Head straight to Carolina Flipz this month

Get all of that CRAZY winter energy out once and for all :-). There’s SO much happening this month at Carolina Flipz. Check it out!

Carolina Flipz Spring Break

Open Gym

January 13 and January 27
Ages 6-18 years
$10 members
$15 non-members
*Sign up must be made ahead of time. Call 704-544-8511.

Flipz Back Handspring (BHS) Blitz

January 13-15
One, two, or three day options available
1 day: $50
2 days: $100
3 days: $125 (Best value)
Call 704-544-8511 or sign up online.

Tot Time

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 6 mo 5years
$5/child
First Friday of every month is FREE!

Women’s Self Defense Clinic

January 27th
1 pm-3 pm
Ages 14+
Members: $20
Nonmembers: $25
Call to reserve your spot: 704-544-4511.

Carolina FlipzCarolina Flipz Logo
11812 Carolina Place Parkway
Pineville, NC 28134
704-962-2980
carolinaflipz@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/carolinaflipzgym

Smarty Scoop On Weekend Events January 12-14

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 12-28, See website for schedule, Ages 4+, $12-$20
Summary: Mr. Popper spends his time daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands while Mrs. Popper scrimps and saves to put beans on the table. When a spirited penguin arrives on their doorstep, a new horizon (and flock!) opens before them! Come along for an unforgettable adventure in this 1930s-inspired musical based on the classic book.

Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out
Anne Springs Close Greenway
971 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC
January 12 – April 13, See website for schedule, Ages 7-14, $25 per child
Summary: Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out continues the outdoor adventures offered during camp and adds on fun new activities you can only do at night! Drop off your child between 5:30 and 6p.m. and enjoy a well-deserved evening off knowing your kids are having a night of their own. We will start the evening with a pizza dinner, then do a series of different games and activities both inside the Adventure Center and outside on the Greenway. Weather permitting we will build a fire for s’mores, enjoy a night hike around Lake Crandall, play various games, and practice archery skills on the Indoor Range. The night will end at 9p.m. when you can pick up your child at the Adventure Center. Read More →


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