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March 19, 2017

Smarty Save the Date: 2nd Annual Charlotte Checkers hosts Daddy Daughter Day

Smarty Dads, listen up. Our fave hockey team, the Charlotte Checkers, is hosting a Daddy Daughter Day NEXT Sunday, March 26. The Checkers play Chicago at 1 pm, and dads and daughters are invited to watch the action for a special price and some super fun extras – including the Checkmates dressed up as princesses.

A package of two tickets for $40 includes two Checkers hats, pregame activities with Disney Princesses, hair braiding, nail painting and face painting. Sounds like a fun time for EVERYONE!

Contact Alice Woods at agarmon@gocheckers.com or (704) 444-1887 to purchase. Go Checkers!

Photo credit: Charlotte Checkers

Photo credit: Charlotte Checkers

March 17, 2017

Smarty Summer Day Camp 2017: Charlotte Country Day

Are you ready for a GREAT summer? Sign up for Summer Programs at Country Day! With more than 200 creative classes and challenging sports camps, our Summer Programs are designed for children as young as three-years-old to those who will be seniors in high school. Whether you’re looking to expand your skills or make new friends, Country Day has the camp for you!

5 things we love about Country Day’s Summer Programs

1. There is something for everyone! 200 different themed camps offered for ages 3–18. There is a wide variety of traditional and specialized camps, such as art, drama, cooking, video game development, robotics, science, and more.CCDS Summer Camp 2016 - 159 Final

2. They fit your schedule! Half-day and full-day, morning, and afternoon camp options from 7 am to 6 pm all summer long.

3. Teachers and staff who care! Wonderful teachers and staff who have expertise and passion in their camp areas.

4. Hone your academic skills! We’re excited to introduce the Summer Institute, which offers high school students a variety of unique, weeklong academic enrichment experiences in support of specific skill development and student curiosity. Best of all, each weeklong institute is thoughtfully designed and taught by some of the most beloved Country Day teachers. Read More →

March 16, 2017

Presenting the 2017 Smarty Summer Day Camp Guide!

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Is anyone ready for warmer weather? Summer may be a few months away but it’s time to start planning NOW, especially if summer camp is on the agenda. Working moms need to map out every single day of summer long before school gets out. For SAHM’s, camp serves as an enrichment program for kids to explore the things they like and give moms a break. Regardless of your working status, the camp opportunities in Charlotte and surrounding areas are plentiful, but you need to get your game on N-O-W. Charlotte area camps fill up fast! To help you with your planning, CSP has put together some of our tried and true Smarty camp faves.

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Charlotte Christian School

2017 Charlotte Christian Summer Camp Logo - 300x250Established in 1950, Charlotte Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, independent, non-denominational school serving students in grades JK-12. Our vision for students includes the integration of a Biblical worldview into a curriculum where character, values and essential life skills are emphasized and modeled by a professional and dedicated faculty. A rigorous academic program is offered including strong co-curricular offerings with successful athletic and fine arts programs. For more information, schedule a tour of campus, attend an open house or visit, please visit our website.

Charlotte Christian Summer Camps are available beginning June 5. Learn more about Charlotte Christian’s camps for academics, arts, sports and technology.

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7301 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 366-5657
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Instagram: @charlottechristianschool

Charlotte Country Day School

Charlotte Country Day School Summer Programs offers a wide variety of enrichment, sports, and academic camps to meet the needs of students ages 3-18. Weekly camps run from June 5 to August 11, with prices and times varying by camp. Some of the enrichment offerings include art, drama, cooking, video game development, robotics, science, and more. Athletic offerings include lacrosse, tennis, basketball, soccer, running, football, golf, and field hockey. We’re excited to introduce the Summer Institute, which offers high school students a variety of unique, weeklong academic enrichment experiences in support of specific skill development and student curiosity. Visit the website for more details on the more than 200 camps offered or contact Michael Rinehart (704) 943-4648.

NOTE: NEW LOCATION FOR 2017 – Bissell Campus, 5936 Green Rea Road (located four miles from main Cannon Campus off Carmel Road).

Click here for more info on CCDS Summer Programs.

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Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
704-943-4500
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Charlotte Latin School

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Looking for a great place to send your kids this summer? Check out Charlotte Latin Summer Programs! We offer half-day and full-day camps for children ages 3- to 18-years-old. Seven weekly sessions are available with options for 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free-of-charge, supervised lunch hour for full day campers is provided. We also offer extended care service from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at $100 per week ($50 each).

Join us for another fun summer of CAMP VICTOR. Camp Victor is a traditional day camp run on the campus of Charlotte Latin. Our themed weeks for 2017 are: Curious Carolina Kids, Glow for it!, Moovin’ & Groovin’ Fitness, Party in the USA, Camp Victor’s Got Talent, Tie-Dye Disco, and Bugs & Botanicals. Each week, students will field journal in our on-campus woods; splash and play on inflatable water slides; experience science hands-on and engage in cooperative team-building games! Camp Victor tuition includes a full day of activities, a daily boxed lunch, and before- and after-camp care.

Interested in engineering and technology? We have one of the only MIT certified FabLabs (Fabrication Lab) in the country. Students come home at the end of the week with one-of-a-kind engineered masterpieces. Young Engineers of Today camps are designed and taught by STEM educators with more than 20 years of experience in engineering and programming. Charlotte Latin’s hands-on approach to technology education transforms campers into technology creators. We offer a variety of engineering programs involving dinosaurs, fashion design, underwater robots, to drones and Star Wars.

Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277a
704-846-1100
website: www.charlottelatin.org
facebook: www.facebook.com/charlottelatinschool
twitter: @charlottelatin Read More →

March 15, 2017

Smarty Alert: Enter to win a FREE Springfree Trampoline – valued at up to $2,299!

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We’re ignoring these freezing temps and betting on SPRING{free}, Smarties! What better way to usher in warmer temps than with a FREE Springfree Trampoline (and if your kids are anything like mine, they’ll be jumping rain, sleet, sun, or snow so you might as well get one!). Our partners over at Springfree are giving one away. All you have to do is click here to enter – easy peezy! Enter now – contest runs March 15-31.

In case you haven’t heard, here’s Springfree Trampoline (from the source!):

The Safe Choice is Now the Smart Choice

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We are committed to getting kids outside and active through safe, outdoor play. Our latest innovation, tgoma is the only digitally interactive trampoline game system that engages the entire family in backyard fun. Read More →

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events: March 17-19

Discovery Place

Smarty Scoop is proudly sponsored by Discovery Place, Discovery Place KIDS – Huntersville and The Charlotte Nature Museum.

St. Patrick’s Day on Main Festival
Old Town
East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC
March 17, 4:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The street festival will feature live Irish music, Irish dancers, over 25 vendors, a large Kid’s Zone for the wee ones and plenty of food & beverages. 

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival
Uptown Charlotte
Tryon and 3rd Streets
March 18, 11:00am, All ages, Free
Summary: The 2017 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites our sponsors,  vendors, and you to participate in the Twenty-first Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Thousands of spectators watched Charlotte’s Twentieth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it marched through the heart of Charlotte to the sound of pipes and the cheers of the spectators lining the streets on a perfect day. The combination of flags, floats, kids, and pipe band music made everyone smile and be Irish for a day. The parade has grown to be one of Charlotte’s biggest & best.

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March 14, 2017

Meet 2ULaundry and get your first large bag of laundry FREE, just because!

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I bet if you ask any of your gal pals what chore they hate the most, 100% of them would say doing laundry. Laundry is a never-ending chore, especially if you have a growing family.

Most of us spend the majority of our time either in carpool, at the grocery store or in the office. The last thing we want to do in our free time is laundry. Well Smarties, we have the perfect solution for you. Meet 2ULaundry, your one-stop shop for laundry and dry cleaning needs.

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2ULaundry is like having your own personal laundry fairy. You leave your dirty clothes and dry cleaning on your door step in the morning. You’ll get a text when your person picks up your bags. The following day, you’ll receive a text that your perfectly washed and folded laundry is waiting for you on your doorstep. It’s almost too good to be true. We call it #lifechanging. Read More →

From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Spring Forward with Your Library Card

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By our Smarty friends at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Though spring isn’t yet officially here, the signs of its imminent arrival are all around us in the colorful form of yellow daffodil blooms and pink flowering trees. Springtime can be a great time for growth and new beginnings. The sun is out, the birds are singing and it’s time to launch exciting things!
Here are a few ways to spring forward, and how your Library can help.

1. Take it from us – these books helped.

Certain books find their way into our lives and make a lasting impact. This is as true for people who work in libraries as it is for anyone else, so we asked Charlotte Mecklenburg Library staff to share a personal story of a book that helped them in some way. The stories we received were touching, funny and inspirational. Maybe they will inspire you too! Read More →

March 13, 2017

Smarty Summer Day Camp 2017: Charlotte Christian

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It’s time to plan some summer fun! Charlotte Christian School has hosted outstanding summer camps for more than ten years and this season’s line-up promises lots of new adventures in academics, arts, sports, and technology. Opportunities include more than 50 ways for your child to explore new ideas like film production or drone technology or further develop a special passion like football, cooking, or LEGO Robotics.

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March 11, 2017

Smarty Dad: Dr. Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS

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We are so excited to introduce you to this week’s Smarty DAD (we love Smarty Dads!!), Dr. Gaurav Bharti. Dr. Bharti is a board certified plastic surgeon and partner at Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa. He’s new to Charlotte but already making a name for himself as one of the best plastic surgeons in town for the “Mommy Makeover” – we’ll let him explain a little more about it, but if you’re feeling not quite yourself after having the kiddos, he might be your knight in shining armor. 😉 (You can also read more on the “Mommy Makeover” in this Q&A we posted last year with Dr. Bharti.)

Dr. Bharti and his wife are raising three beautiful girls. We appreciate the time he took to interview with us amidst his crazy schedule. Smarties, enjoy getting to know Dr. Bharti – and keep reading because there’s an AWESOME Smarty Steal at the end (hint: it’s worth $200!).

Smarty Dad: Dr. Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS

Married to: Sarah Edwards (9 years)
Children: Maya (7) Malina (5) Ariana (3)
Years in Charlotte: 1
Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Alma Mater: East Tennessee State University
Occupation: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Partner, Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa

Tell us what got you interested in plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery offers me the ability to make people happy on a daily basis. I feel that it is a specialty focused on patient well being and overall happiness.

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is that I am able to use my artistic vision and surgical skill to transform my patients and allow them to achieve their goals. Read More →

March 10, 2017

Fitness Friday: Carolina Barre & Core Bikini Bootcamp

bikiniSmarties, if you share the mindset of many of us and decided that February is really a trial month and you’ll get to sorting your life out in March then we feel ya.  However, it-is-now-March.  Let’s get to sorting it out!  If you’ve made a fitness commitment – we have good news for you!

The Carolina Barre & Core “Bikini Bootcamp” starts TODAY.  Committing in advance is hard because there are too many variables in life that may trip us up.  If you are an “ask me today” kind of gal, then you will be thrilled to know that you can jump on the “Bikini Bootcamp” train because it has not left the station. There’s still time to get on board!

The challenge runs for 32 days through April 10 and with it you get unlimited classes.  If you want the juice cleanse and you are in Charlotte, just add that to your order on the Carolina Barre & Core site and it will be delivered to you in the Charlotte studio.

CBCCltRaleighDid you know that you can use your classes at either the Charlotte or Raleigh studios?  If you find yourself traveling between both cities, then come see us in Raleigh!

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Carolina Barre & Core, Charlotte
2901 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 980.207.1046 Email: info@carolinabarre.com
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Carolina Barre & Core, Raleigh Lafayette Village 8480 Honeycutt Rd, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27615 Phone: 919.200.4241 Email: info@carolinabarre.com


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