Happy March my Smarty friends! What a way to begin the month – snow. I guess the old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” really does apply this year. I am really excited about this weekend. It is supposed to be warm and there are tons of great things going on. If you need to replace any furniture and have been putting it off, we have discovered a great sale, at a really cool store, Nest Furnishings. Her prices are already great and a discount on top of that, can’t get much better. For all you Yoga buffs or those who are interested in learning more, check out Yoga Jam. It wouldn’t be a late winter weekend without consignment sales and there are several. As if this isn’t enough to keep us busy there are plays, free ice cream, a home show and a Musical Petting Zoo. Check them out and have a great weekend.
Nest Furnishings – 10% off newly upholstered goods!
Fort Mill Business Center off of Highway 160
March 7, 10:00am-3:00pm
We are excited to introduce you to Nest Furnishings in Fort Mill. Nest is owned by “mompreneur” Lorie Lower and she has a great story. (read more on Friday). The concept of Nest is simple, selection without compromising quality or price. She is also only open 8 hours a week, making her husband and children her top priority while still pursuing her passion, helping customers affordably design and furnish their “nest”. For the first time in 3 years, she is able to offer a discount (a really big deal because her prices are so much lower than the Big Boys). 10% off new ordered upholstered items is being offered this Saturday on orders placed by Monday March 9th.
Hosted By: Asana Activewear
Doubetree Hotel & Conference Center Southpark
March 7, 9:00am-4:30pm
Asana Activewear is hosting the first annual Yoga Jam – each of the 11 Studios in Charlotte teaching 20 different classes all in one location! The perfect place for you to learn about the different styles, studios and teachers available to you here in Charlotte!
When you register for Yoga Jam, you get:
* 5 classes from a choice of 20 different classes taught by Charlotte’s finest
* Full lunch spread with salad, sandwich & drinks
* Goodie bag from Asana and giveaways from our vendors & sponsors
Registration is $48 per person plus paypal fees. All proceeds above cost will go to Speedway Children’s Charities and YMCA Community Outreach.
We are limited to 160 people for this event, so register today!
University City UMC Consignment Sale
University City UMC, 3835 West WT Harris Blvd
March 7, 8:00am-11:00am, ½ price 12:30-2:00pm
Baby and children’s clothing, toys and gear as well as maternity clothes.
Kids Konsignment Sale
March 07, 8:00am-noon and 1:00-3:00pm
Children’s sizes infant through size 12; Spring/Summer clothes only; toys, games, books and bikes; Baby equipment, strollers, furniture; Gently worn children’s shoes; and Current, in-season maternity wear. We do not sell car seats, stuffed animals or mattresses.
Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale
Banks Street Gym, 513 Banks St., Fort Mill, SC
March 05-07, Thu., noon-7:00pm; Fri., 10:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 1/2 price, 10:00am-2:00pm
“Everything under the moon” for children at “moovelously” affordable prices, including clothes, toys, books, play equipment and more. There will also be an inflatable, a story-teller, a play area, a food vendor and a caricature artist.
Children Theatre of Charlotte Presents: “Djembe Fire!”
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
March 06-08, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Authentic instruments, costumes, stories and songs come together in this unique performance that will delight young and old alike. Audiences join in the show. Ages 3and up.
Matthews Playhouse Presents: “Pinocchio.”
March 05-08, Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:00pm
Matthews Community Center
The classic story of the wooden puppet brought to life. All ages. Cost is $9-$10.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
The Park (formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart)
Imagine Spring, with all its beauty and potential, at the 49th annual Southern Spring Home & Garden Show. Discover beautiful landscapes created by 26 top professionals, inspiring designer rooms from the Interior Design Society, exquisite displays of bonsai, Ikebana, and orchids, and over 300 companies with the best and latest in building and home improvement, outdoor living, kitchen and bath, decorative arts and crafts, green building, and interior décor.
Animal Tales: The Icky, Sticky Frog
McDowell Nature Preserve
March 6, 10:00am-10:45am, 11:00am-11:45am
Children will enjoy listening to the book, The Icky, Sticky, Frog, and then participate in crafts and activities related to the story. For more information call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. Ages 3-5.
Art of the Blacksmith
Historic Latta Plantation
March 07-08, Sat., 10:00am-4:00pm; Sun., 1:00-4:00pm
See 19th century blacksmiths demonstrate their skills on the plantation grounds. A colonial gunsmith will also be demonstrating. Cost is $5-$6.
Charlotte Symphony Guild Musical Petting Zoo
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
March 07, 11:30am
Try out a musical menagerie of symphonic instruments. Volunteers from the Charlotte Symphony Guild will be happy to show you how to get started. Grades Pk-5. Cost is free.
Children’s Culinary Cooking Class
EarthFare – Ballantyne
March 6, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Children love to cook & the Earth Fare culinary team loves to teach them! Join us on the 1st Friday of each month where children ages 5 thru 12 will learn important culinary skills and develop a passion for cooking!
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Pajama Day
All area Bruster’s
March 7, 11:00am-10:00pm
Free waffle cone for those wearing pajamas. Donations at this annual customer appreciation event will be collected for the March Forth with Hope Foundation, which provides assistance for families battling cancer and other illnesses.
If you have activities you would like us to include, email me at Courtenay@charlottesmartypants.com.
Don’t forget to register to win one of five Preview Shopping Passes to the Divine Consign Show in Charlotte. The preview shopping night is the way to go to get first dibs on everything and thanks to DCS Charlotte, 5 lucky CSP winners can skip the entire line and shop at 4pm on Tuesday! ” Click here to register to win. You must register by 11pm on Sunday, 3/8.