Hello Smarties. I feel like I was just talking about the first of March and it is now the first weekend of April. I do hope that we have some good weather this weekend. I at least need to feel like I am getting my moneys worth from soccer and baseball fees!! All my kids have done so far is practice. There are some great events happening around town, the Car Show at Lowes is really cool. If you have a boy or girl who is really into cars this is the ticket, might be the way to get Dad out of the house also. Check out the Girl Talk Prom Project, especially if you have an extra formal, costume jewelry or shoes you just don’t know what to do with. These girls get so much from this project. Since Easter is right around the corner, there are plenty of Easter themed activities as well. Have a great and hopefully sunny weekend!
Girl Talk Foundation 7th Annual Prom Project
April 3, 8:00am-5:00pm
New and slightly used formal dresses, as well as accessories will be collected for girls who are unable to purchase these items. Gowns and accessories will be collected 3/16-4/3/09 and distributed to girls Sat. 4/4/09 10am to 2pm at ImaginOn.
National Guard Armory, 1501 Old Charlotte Road, South West
April 2-5, Thu., 10:00am-7:00pm; Fri., 10:00am-8:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-1:00pm; Sun., 1:00-4:00pm
Offers a large selection of children’s clothing, equipment, toys, books, games and more. Sponsored by Huge Kids Sale. Free admission.
Terrific Twos: Bouncin’ Bunnies
McDowell Nature Preserve
April 3, 10:00am-10:45am, 11:00am-11:45am
Bounce this way with your little one and enjoy some bunny fun through an age appropriate group time and parent-child activity stations.
Mr. Nigel’s Music & Friends Story Time
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, SouthPark
April 3, 11:15am
Have fun with Mr. Nigel as he sings, plays instruments and reads books. Children will have fun while learning!
Baby Loves Disco: Earth Day Celebration
Cans Bar and Canteen, 500 W. 5th St.
April 04, Noon-3:00pm
An afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real DJ’s blending classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. Cost is $12-$15.
Food Lion Auto Fair
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Dubbed the world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the four-day event to feature a car show, vendors, and a collector car auction, a car corral with nearly 2,000 vehicles for sale or trade.
Family Event by Crayola
April 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
Let your imagination take you out of this world! Come join us for a 3D experience (3D glasses provided) and treasure hunt. Make your own 3D mini poster, “far out” finger puppet, AND Monsters vs. Aliens coloring pages for FREE! Ages 5–12 welcome.
2009 Kidgits Easter
April 4, 10:00am-noon
The Village at SouthPark Celebrates the Start of spring with Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts and More. Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11am. Don’t forget to bring your Easter Baskets.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, SouthPark Mall
April 4, 9:00am-11:00am
Bunny Brunch, Pictures with Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt and Story Time
Family Outdoor Cooking
McDowell Nature Center/McDowell Campground
April 04, 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us for this class as we learn some great camping recipes that the entire family can help prepare. We will be cooking over a campfire, using a box oven, dutch oven, and pie iron. For more information please call McDowell Nature Preserve at 704.504.1014. Cost is $8-$10.
Boogie Woogie Books
April 4, 11:00am-noon
This musical story time encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! For children ages 2-5.
Weathering Program: Raptors by day
Carolina Raptor Center
April 04, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Find out more about hawks, falcons, vultures and eagles and what they are up to during the day. All ages. Cost is $6-$8.
Awesome Animal Adaptations
Latta Plantation Nature Center
April 05, 1:30-3:30pm
Animals have certain adaptation in order to survive. Come learn how animals have adapted to live in different environments. Some animals mentioned will be mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Let’s not forget about those animals without backbones as well. Ages 6 and up. Cost is free.
Playhouse Disney Live! On Tour
Time Warner Arena
April 5, 12:00pm
Audiences are invited to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as Mickey plans a music party for all his friends. Show to include appearances by The Little Einstein’s, Pooh, Tigger, Handy Manny and others.
North Mecklenburg Eggstravaganza
North Mecklenburg Park – Huntersville
April 5, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Annual event hosted by Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville recreation departments. Bring a basket and search for eggs, get your face painted, visit with Peter Cottontail and take part in family-oriented entertainment.
Have a great weekend and if you have events you would like to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to register for our latest giveaway! Click here to register to win your $100 shoe-shopping spree at Tootsies Too. Deadline to enter is 11pm on TONIGHT!! Don’t worry if you don’t win – Tootsies is offering a free pair of fun socks for every pair of shoes you buy in the month of April (starting next week). You have to mention CSP to get them.