By Super-Savvy Guest Blogger, Courtenay W, who is in-the-know on all Charlotte scoop, big and small!
It is that time – Wednesday. Time to start thinking about how to entertain the fam this weekend in Charlotte? You are in luck because there are several super-fun things going on in our Queen City.
Make it a consignment weekend. There are two sales in our area:
The Divine Consign Show – This sale ends on Friday, Feb. 22. They will be open from 9:30 am-2:00 pm. This is an upscale consignment sale at Cameron Wood Swim & Racquet Club.
Harris YMCA Kids Konsignment Sale – Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:00am – 2:00 pm. Great consignment sale in the heart of SouthPark.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – “If you Give a Pig a Party” by Laura Numeroff is being performed this weekend. This is the final weekend, so if you haven’t had the chance, take the children to see this wonderful adaptation.
If you give a pig a party, she’s going to want some balloons … and ice cream … and a pillow fight … and then she’ll want to clean up … and what better setting for another party than a nice, clean room? You get the picture. In Numeroff’s delightful circular stories one thing leads to another until somehow you wind up back at the beginning. But what this little piggy learns amidst all the flurry and excitement of putting together a party is this: you can’t have a party without friends … and having friends is the perfect reason to have a party! Performed by the Tarradiddle Players. For ages 3 and up.
ImaginOn – Boogie Woogie Books
Feb. 23, 11:15 am Storytime/Story-telling
This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! Stories and activities are just right for children between the ages of 2- 5 years.
Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia, NC – Fossil Fair
Feb. 23, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
More than a fossil show, this event spotlights all sorts of natural treasures from the earth including fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories that these items tell. Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Larry Agenbroad and hear about his fantastic expedition to Siberia to recover the frozen Jarkov mammoth, as seen on the Discovery Channel! See museum and fossil club displays and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones like garnets, emeralds and amethyst. Children can meet animated prehistoric characters, see a full-sized T. Rex, make a fossil fish print, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina Coast, and much more.
McColl Center for Visual Art – Open Studio
Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
During Open Studio Saturdays artists work in their studios with the doors open. It is an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and learn about their art as well as view the current exhibition.
These are just a small sample of the many things that are happening around town. If there is an activity that you know about in your area, please let our readers know by posting in our comments section. Thanks for your help and have a fabulous weekend!
Hi all!I would highly suggest seeing the play at ImaginOn. I took my 3 year old last weekend and she loved it. It was light hearted and all of the singing was really enjoyable. The actors are really funny. Without a doubt, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity and great facility.
Jen, Thanks so much for the great weekend things-to-do ideas. You definitely provided something for everyone. I think I will take the boys to the fossil exhibit. I will let you and your readers know how it is. Love your site!!
Keep the “Wednesday Weekend Activities” coming! I would never of known of these wonderful events. Does anyone know of any in the South Charlotte/Union County areas? Thanks!
Jen, I can only say I am so proud of you for honoring Jen B. by contining to touch people through your web site. I only knew Jen a short time but we know her through Claire, she attends our children’s center and we love her dearly!
We enjoyed the play too- I have a 2 1/2 yr old– we took the light-rail and made it a really fun afternoon!
I was just saying to a friend yesterday that I wished that there was a blog with local family “things-to-do” on it. I hope to see this weekend roundup continue, and some more stuff for elementary-aged children, too! Thank you!