Happy Wednesday Smarties! Welcome to January and the colder weather. There are several things for the family to enjoy this weekend. It would also be a great weekend for a day trip – head to Asheboro or Columbia for a Zoo visit, try to catch some snow in the mountains or grab your bikes and take a ride on one of our Greenway trails. Get out and enjoy!
Charlotte Symphony Presents “Disney in Concert.”
Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St.
January 7, 2:30pm and 8:00pm
Experience your favorite Disney music in a whole new way… live in concert with the Charlotte Symphony. Disney In Concert features four amazing vocalists, Disney produced visuals (including rare original storyboard artwork and video from the films), a scripted narrative presented by the singers and conductor, and some of the best known film music of our times, including selections from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and much, much more. Cost is $26.50-$71.50.
Winter Wellness Event
Earth Fare South Park
January 7, 1:00pm-5:00pm
You won’t want to miss this one! Come by and meet our knowledgeable staff, enjoy free demos and samples and enter to win one of 50+ gift baskets or be the lucky winner of a Phatcycle Sea Breeze street bike (estimated retail value $275.) We’ll be playing ‘Wellness Jeopardy’ at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 and giving away prizes for that too. Be sure to join us and a jump start your healthy resolutions and very likely (great odds) win one of fabulous raffle prizes! Take an advanced peek at some of the gift baskets and check back often as more are arriving each day.
Come, enjoy, learn & win!
Latta Plantation Nature Center
January 7, 10:00am-noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Get involved with the high tech treasure hunt that’s sweeping the nation, and the world! You’ll learn the basics of geocaching, then we will hit the trails to find caches hidden right here at Reedy Creek. Please bring a small item of $1-$5 value if you would like to swap items from a cache. Close toed shoes are recommended. GPS units provided, or bring your own. Cost is $6.
Bad Boys Arenacross Dixie Championship and Monster Truck Showdown
January 6-7, 7:30pm-10:30pm
The Bad Boys of Racing Arenacross Dixie Nationals and Monster Truck Showdown will shake up Charlotte on Friday and Saturday nights January 6 & 7, 2012 inside Bojangles’ Coliseum. This double show will be a motorsports fan’s delight with National Championship Arenacross action and Monster Trucks including BIGFOOT, CLYDESDALE and STRAIT JACKET. Flying 60-70-80 feet off super cross style jumps is intense. Then throw in thousands of dollars to race for and the Arenacross racers get serious real fast! Cost is $7-$26.
Repticon! Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
January 7, 10:00am-5:00pm
Repticon Charlotte is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities. Cost is $5-$10.
Mummies of the World
Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years.