Happy Wednesday Smarties! Celebrate St. Patricks this weekend by participating in the Cookies for Kids Cancer 5k, going to the Whitewater Center, heading up to Discovery Place Kids or joining the festivities Uptown. OR….get your shop on at one of the many consignment sales going on all around town. Get out and enjoy!
A Smarty heads up:
Camp Thunderbird Open House
March 25, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Enjoy Zip line, climbing wall, canoeing, tours, boat rides, archery, inflatables, face painting, s’mores, and more! Meet the directors and staff at Camp Thunderbird and find out what’s new for summer 2012. Learn more about our nationally recognize water programs, the 28 land activities, air conditioned cabins and more! Register at Open House and receive a free t-shirt! You can also enter a raffle for a free week of camp! Camp Thunderbird is a co-ed Resident Overnight camp for kids 7-16 and a day camp for kids 5-12 located in Lake Wylie, SC- Only 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC.
Not able to come on the 25th? Join us for a tour! April 15, 1:00-4:00pm
DVF for GapKids Preview Party
March 14, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Gap SouthPark is the only store in the Greater Charlotte area who will have the DVF Kids inventory and once it sells out, it’s forever gone. There will be no second shipment. Think Missoni for Target on crack – this stuff is the hottest ticket in kids clothes this spring! Here is the official invite from our Smarty friends at Gap SouthPark. And you should feel special – CSP and Scoop Charlotte are the only fans invited:-) In addition, Gap SouthPark is giving CSP readers 25% off their entire purchase (does not include the DVF line).
Cookies for Kids Cancer 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run and Bake Sale
Hardwick Rd and Chillingworth Rd. in Randolph Park
March 17, 10:00am
Join us Saturday, March 17 for the 1st Annual Cookies for Kidsâ€™ Cancer 5K and Bake Sale in Charlotte NC. We welcome any and all runners or walkers who are passionate about raising money to find a cure for pediatric cancer. And of course, even if you choose not to participate in the 5K, please come by and buy some baked goods and cheer on our participants. Make a difference by joining the mission to find a cure for pediatric cancer. There are many ways to support this event Cookies for Kids’ Cancer â€“ register for the 5K or Fun Run, volunteer to bake for the bake sale or simply come out and buy baked goods to support this event. No effort is too small and every penny counts. Race fees are $10-$25.
16th Annual Charlotte Goes Green / St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Tryon St. from 3rd St. to 1st St.
March 17 10:00am-6:30pm
The 16th Annual Charlotte Goes Green / St. Patrick’s Day Festival take place in Uptown Charlotte on Sat., 3/17/12 from 10:00am – 6:30pm. The festival will be held on Tryon St. between 3rd & 1st St. and will feature live Irish music, Irish dancers & a pipe & drum band, many Irish/Celtic vendors from across the U.S., plus other vendors, a large Celtic Kids Corner, lots of food & beverages & more. There is no admission fee. Come join us before and after the parade where everyone is Irish for a day!
Green River Revival
U.S. National Whitewater Center
March 17, 1:00pm
We’re turning our whitewater river green to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Come and watch the only whitewater river in the world flow green at 1 p.m. We’ll also have live music throughout the afternoon featuring Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and Chatham County Line and a PowerBall Race.
We’ll also be selling off a fleet of our used mountain bikes starting at 9 a.m. on the morning of this event.
Assurance UMC Children’s Consignment Sale
Assurance United Methodist Church, 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road
March 16-17, Fri., 9:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-noon
Sales items include: boys and girls clothing sizes from newborn to 16, nursery décor, strollers, toys for newborn to young teens, book, videos, games, outdoor play equipment, baby bouncers, nursing items, maternity clothes, etc. Saturday’s sale, many items are half. Our sales benefit so many by offering needed essentials for kids and expecting moms at a fraction of retail prices, 70% commission to consignors, donated items are given to local Charlotte families in need, and proceeds raised is put towards mission projects that our church sponsors. This is a sale you do not want to miss! We gladly accept cash, VISA, and MasterCard.
Green Jeans Consignment: 3 Day Shopping event for Women and Teens
Kenton Place Shopping Center, Cornelius
March 15-17, Thurs., 9:00am-8:00pm; Fri., 9:00am-6:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-3:00pm
Green Jeans features NEW and recycled brand name and boutique clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity for WOMEN & TEENS. Shoppers have come to expect a wide array of brand name and designer labels including: Seven for all Mankind, Dooney and Burke, Kate Spade, Ella Moss, Milly, Tory Burch and everyday favorites like Banana Republic, J.Crew and Ann Taylor LOFT. Fashionistas of all sizes and styles will enjoy our FUN and organized shopping event – WE PROMISE!
Weddington Kids Consignment Sale
Family Life Center at Weddington United Methodist Church
March 17, 7:30am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm
Incredible bargains on all things kids-clothes, furniture, toys, strollers, and SO MUCH MORE! Proceeds benefit women’s and children’s charities in Union County, North Carolina.
Matthews UMC Children and Teen Consignment Sale
Matthews United Methodist Church
March 17, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Children’s and teen clothing, maternity wear, toys, games, DVDs, books, children’s furniture, baby equipment and outdoor equipment, homeschooling materials, bikes and more. Cash only. No strollers on the floor.
Bouncing Bunnies and Hares
Charlotte Nature Museum
March 17, 10:00am-1:00pm
A new season is blooming and we’re jumping with hippity-hoppity fun. Meet Harriet, our hare [Lepus sp.] and Smudge, our Dutch rabbit [Oryctolagus cuniculus], as well as other furry guests who will be visiting for the day, as we celebrate all things rabbit. There will be opportunities to meet and greet some of nature’s cutest creatures, especially as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Control team presents information about bunny adoption and how to care for domesticated rabbits.
FUN Friday – Gold Rush!
Discovery Place Kids
Make a rainbow to find your pot of gold. Search for gold coins and see what else sneaky Leprechauns have in store for you at the Museum. Free with Museum admission.
Around the World in 80 Days
March 16-18, Fri.-Sat., 8:00pm; Sun., 2:30pm
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick, this is the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Passepartout, as they race to beat the clock. Fogg has agreed to a wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk, as he and his servant set out to circle the globe in 80 days. Danger, romance and comic surprises abound in this show as 5 actors portraying 39 characters traverse 7 continents in one of the great adventures of all time. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Cost is $8-$24.
March 16-18, Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:00pm, 7:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
Sleeping Beauty’s timeless tale of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince and the triumph of good over evil with a single kiss has delighted audiences for years. NC Dance Theatre is thrilled to perform Sleeping Beauty for the first time, with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, gorgeous costumes, magical sets and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score. Take your family on a whimsical journey to an enchanted kingdom, as this beloved childhood story is sure to leave audiences of all ages feeling happily ever after. Cost is $25-$79.
Tales of Edgar Allen Poe
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
March 16-17, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:00pm
Join us for a pair of spine-tingling tales from the delightfully morbid mind of Edgar Allan Poe. In “The Telltale Heart,” a murderer is undone by his own insanity as the incessant pounding of his victim’s heart grows louder in his ears. This story is paired with “The Cask of Amontillado,” in which a connoisseur of fine wines takes horrible revenge on his family’s most hated enemy. Poe’s dark genius has invited children and adults to love literature for over 150 years, and his eerie thrillers still haunt our imaginations today. Ages 11 and older. Cost is $14-$18.
Sunday Fun Day: Super Hero Sunday
Mint Museum Uptown
March 18, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Enjoy family-friendly craft projects, family tours, movement and healthy-living activities, artist demonstrations, and more! Kablam-o! Zap! Zowie! Inspired by the cool, hand-knit superhero costumes by Mark Newport on view in Fairytales, Fantasy, & Fear, design your own alter ego, craft yourself a cape, and meet area comic artists and knitters. Marvel at the super-heroic hip-hop skills of Create Don’t Hate dancers, and learn some new moves! Cost is Free for children, half-price admission adults.