Well we are waking up to a new President-elect. As I type this, I don’t know who the winner will be but I am thankful that this weekend the election will be behind us and we can enjoy the great opportunities our city offers us. Make sure you check out the sheep dog/family event at Rural Hill, the Mint Museum Family Day or our Symphony performing just for the kids.
From one of our Smarty Sponsors, Dr.’s Hull & Coleman:
There will be a Special Invisalign Event on Friday, Nov.7th at our exciting new Uptown Invisalign Office. This office is located right on the corner of Trade & Tryon, convenient for anyone working or living in or near Uptown. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign, the “invisible” way to straighten your teeth, please call us to schedule a free consultation for this special event. FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT ONLY, we are offering $500 off of the cost of Invisalign treatment. Visit our website at http://www.bracesincharlotte.com for more information. There are limited appointments available, so please call early for a reservation at 704-334-7203. We look forward to seeing you at our Uptown office!
Here is something just for the moms, Cottage Chic is celebrating their 5th Birthday and all this week they are offering 25% off any one item in the store, plus select bedding, furniture & clothing will be up to 40% off!! On Saturday they will have yummy organic Roseycakes cupcakes & champagne! There will be several drawings for great prizes ($150 gift certificates!!) on Saturday, but you can enter to win all week long…If you can’t make it by during the week, swing by Saturday around 4pm for the drawings (and maybe some bubbly!). They hope to see you there!
Animal Tales: “The Lonely Scarecrow”
McDowell Nature Center
November 07, 10:00am-10:45am and 11:00am-11:45am
Children will enjoy listening to the book, “The Lonely Scarecrow,” and then participate in crafts and activities related to the story. Ages 3-5. For more info. call 704-588-5224. Cost is $3.
14th Annual Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials
Rural Hill Farm, Huntersville
November 8-9, 8:00am-5:00pm
Bring the whole family out to the farm for this unique event. See 70-80 of the top sheep dogs on the East Coast compete for prizes. Enjoy sport dog demos, livestock, tractors, traditional music, shopping, kids games, hay rides and more. Cost is $7-$10, 4 and under, free.
Charlotte Gold Rush
Historic Latta Plantation
November 08, 10:00am-4:00pm
Learn about Charlotte’s rich gold mining history, visit the miner’s cabin, pan for gold and more! Cost is $6.
Family Fun Saturday
Mint Museum of Art
November 08, 10:30am-2:30pm
Families are invited to drop by our classroom art studio to enjoy art-making together. Prepare to get messy! Kids FREE when accompanied by a paying adult! Free for museum members! Cost is $6.
Lollipops 2: Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
November 08, 11:00am, pre-concert at 10:00am
Join the Charlotte symphony and attend Family Fun Day and learn about Mozart’s extraordinary life as a traveling prodigy, his pressures from family and fame, and his passion for composing the music that will inspire people for hundreds of years. Be sure to arrive early for the Pre-Concert Festival and sign-up to win a Parents’ Night Out! When I checked, there were still tickets available!! The Pre-Concert Festival puts the musical experience right in kids’ hands, through activities coordinated by the CSO Education Department. Kids meet the instruments of the orchestra at The Musical Petting Zoo, have fun making musical arts and crafts, and are treated to demonstrations by local musicians. Tickets are $8-$10.
Not a Box Event
November 8, 11:00am-3:00pm
Celebrate imagination, wonder, and creativity as we explore Antionette Portis’ award winning book, Not a Box where a box is everything but a box. B.Y.O.B.* Event! *Bring Your Own Box, of course! Events include performances, contests, crafts, story times, and much more fun!
The Knack Saturdays: Under the Sea
Michaels, All area stores.
November 8, 10:00am-11:30am
Join us in store for The Knack Saturdays, during which kids age 5-12 will create their own fun craft. Only $5 per child, including supplies. 30-minute sessions at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30.
Build and Grow – Semi-Truck
Lowes – Area Stores
November 8, 10:00am-11:00am
Ever wonder how Jimmie Johnson’s car gets to the races? Come in to Lowe’s this weekend and build the Lowe’s racing team Semi Truck!
Enjoy your weekend. Please comment or email me at email@example.com to share your Smarty Event.
It’s a little before the start of the weekend but some Charlotte moms/women are hosting the Sugar and Spice Holiday show at Beverly Crest clubhouse Thursday Nov. 6 5-9pm and Friday, Nov. 7 from 9am-1pm. There are 9 vendors total with items including stationary, children’s appliqued t-shirts, baby gifts, handpainted frames for your home, holiday cookies, photography and more. Bargains prices. Great early holiday shopping.