Happy HumpDay smarty friends. I have heard from several of you that you enjoyed last weekends activities, especially the movie at Freedom Park. Please keep up the feedback, we love hearing from you! There is an event that is tonight, so if you are looking to eat out please consider going to Texas Roadhouse and helping out with a great cause.
July 16, 4:00pm-10:00pm
Pineville, Off 485 at 9530 South Blvd and in Concord off I-85 at 7801 Gateway Lane
Four year old Adam Tanksley, son of Mike and Sharon Tanksley, was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Wilms’ Tumor, a very rare childhood kidney cancer. Please help us support this family while they battle this terrible disease. Our purpose is to help make a difference in not only Adam’s life but in the lives of other children just like Adam through fundraising and event planning to: Defray costs of treatments not covered by insurance enabling the Tanksley’s to focus on Adam’s treatment, help further research and development for a cure for Pediatric Cancer, providing uplifting, fun activities and special experiences for Adam, his family and kids like Adam to focus on and enjoy. 10% of your check will be donated to support Adam’s treatment of pediatric cancer and to help plan fun events for children fighting this disease. There will be ‘warriors’ on site in the parking lot and in-store handing out flyers and accepting donations as well. For more info about Adam, visit his Caring Bridge site. Let’s help make a difference for Adam, it’s simple – go out to eat!! A special thank you to Kelly K. and Sharon H. for sending this info. to us.
Boogie Woogie Books
July 18, 11:15am-11:45am
July 19, 11:00am-noon
This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! For children ages 2-5. If you live in South Charlotte, take the lightrail to get uptown and make a day of it!
Movies in the Park at Ballantyne
July 18, Begins at dusk.
Ballantyne Corporate Park, just off John J. Delaney Drive, follow the signs.
Lots of family fun! Free popcorn and bottled water. Face painting for the kids. Tonight’s movie is “Bee Movie.” Cost is free.
Baby Loves Disco
July 19, Noon-3:00pm
Cans Bar and Canteen, 500 W. Fifth St., Charlotte
An afternoon dance party for toddlers and preschoolers featuring music by DJs blending classic disco tunes from the ’70s and ’80s – guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. Featuring bubble machines, baskets of instruments, a chill-out room (with tents, books and puzzles), diaper changing stations, a full spread of healthy snacks and lots of dancing. Reservations recommended. Cost is $12 per walking human. This is a lot of fun – I attended the last one with my girls and had a blast!
Creature Feature: Birds of Prey
Charlotte Nature Museum
July 19, 10:00am-1:00pm.
From falcons to hawks you are sure to be amazed as you have a close encounter with raptors from all across the United States. Join Steve Hughes, with Steve Hughes Wildlife Lectures and representatives from Carolina Raptor Center for fun facts about our feathered friends. Visiting birds from will include a rough-legged hawk, goshawks, Harris hawks, a red tailed hawk, screech owl and barn owl. Cost is $5.
Ocean Waves and Other Tales Book Signing
Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte
July 19, 3:00pm-5:15pm
Helen Kimbrough’s first children’s book “Ocean Waves and Other Tales” is a multi-cultural book comprised of four short stories. A musical CD accompanies the book.
Art and Crafts at the Market
Charlotte Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road
July 19, 8:00am-2:00pm
Over 30 local artist’s booths filled with handmade local arts and crafts. Hand painted silks, hand made pillows, pottery, wood work, children’s furniture, fine art, portraits painted while you pose and more right here next the freshest produce.
Gold Panning Day
Historic Latta Plantation, Hunterville
July 19, 10:00am-4:00pm
Learn about Charlotte’s rich gold mining history and pan for gold at the miner’s cabin. Then tour the plantation house and grounds, and visit rare breeds of historic animals.
Hope you have a great weekend and let us know of other events happening around town.