Happy Wednesday Smarty Friends. Hope you all are enjoying February – only in Charlotte can you have snow one day and wear shorts and t-shirts the next. You gotta love the Queen City! The Fossil Fair is back at the Schiele Museum, this is a great day. If you would rather head north, check out the Raptor Center or send the kids out with Dad to Barnes and Noble for a little storytime. Enjoy the weekend!
There is a great event happening tomorrow, Feb. 19 – Breathe Easier: De-Clutter your Home and De-Stress your Body at Ballantyne Resort at 7:00pm. The event is aimed at empowering women to gain control of their home and work life, by providing organizational solutions to find the time needed to get the job done, as well as yoga techniques designed to unearth the breathing room needed to feel calm and in control. Pretty Postures Yoga Parties, and Simplicity have teamed up to bring you this event. For more information, call Lisa Brownstead at Pretty Postures at (704)-620-0328 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carson Tate with Simplicity at (704) 362-1526. To register for the event email Carson Tate at Carson@simplicity-organizers.com.
Terrific Twos: What a Hoot!
McDowell Nature Preserve
February 20, 11:00am
Whooo is that feathered friend we hear at night? We’ll find out while having a hootin’ good time with games, activities, and a craft. For more information contact McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224.
Schiele Museum of Natural History
February 21, 10:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy special presentations by guest speakers. See museum and fossil club displays and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones like garnets, emeralds and amethyst. Cost is $7-$10.
Gyataku: Family Fish Painting
McDowell Nature Center
February 21, 1:00pm-2pm
Looking for a unique piece of art to put above the fireplace? Art, history, and ichthyology (that’s the stuffy of fish) come alive in this program about the ancient Japanese art of fish printing! For more information contact McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. All ages. Cost is $5.
The Big Read: It’s a Sneetches Party
Myers Park Library
February 21, 2:00pm
Make a Sneetches puppet, then have your puppet help tell Dr. Seuss’ story of the Sneetches. “Sneetch” food will be served. Grades K-5. Cost is free. Call 704-416-5800to register.
Weathering Program: Raptor Rehab 101
February 21, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Find out what it takes to get an injured raptor back into the wild! From gunshots to collisions to electrocutions to human imprinting, learn what happens in Carolina Raptor Center’s ER!
Circus! Science Under the Big Top
Running everyday – Mon.-Wed., 9am-5pm; Thu.-Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., Noon-6pm
Spectators become performers. Walk the line on The High Wire; take aim with the Human Cannonball, strap on the Elastic Acrobatics harness and spring up into the air, and more. Cost is $8-$10.
Chocolate Fondue Station for Kids
February 21, 10:00am-2:00pm
Join POST- Partners in Out of School Time for a chocolate celebration. Enjoy a variety of healthy treats dipped in a delicious chocolate fountain. Just $1 a dip, all proceeds will go to support POST’s mission to ensure that all school-aged children and youth in Mecklenburg County have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities when school is closed.
Dad and Me Storytime
Barnes & Noble
February 21, 10:00am
Fathers enjoy storytime with their little ones.
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Don’t forget to register for the $150 Nesting gift certificate giveaway! Click here to enter.
For our second giveaway, from our friends at Asana, an outfit by Ion Actif. Click here to register for the giveaway! Giveaway is valued at $125. Register by Monday, 2/23 at 11pm. Good luck!