Happy Wednesday Smarties. Summer is winding down and the new school year is just around the corner. Take a break from back to school shopping to enjoy one of fun events happening in town. Shop a consignment sale, see some butterflies, head to the Nature Museum of ImaginOn. Just get out and enjoy.
Head to TCBY TOMORROW for the Isabella Santos Foundation Day – see flyer at bottom of post for deets!
Weddington Kids Consignment Sale
Weddington United Methodist Church
August 17-18,Fri., 5:00pm-8:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-noon, ½ price, 1:00pm-4:00pm
HUGE Kids Consignment Sale at Weddington United Methodist Church located at 13901 Providence Road in Weddington! 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
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Through Sept. 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
The Gardens Meadowood Walk becomes home to hundreds of butterflies during this popular summertime exhibit. Visit the Caterpillar Crib to see the butterfly life cycle up close and personal. Learn how to attract generations of butterflies to your home and much more. Cost is $6-$12.
Movies Under the Stars: Puss in Boots (PG)
Symphony Park, SouthPark
August 17, 7:00pm
Cool down this summer at Symphony Park with SouthPark at the annual Movies Under the Stars series presented by Carolinas Medical Center. Enjoy sizzling summer entertainment on an impressive 30-foot screen every Friday beginning August 3 through August 24. Friends and families are encouraged to soak in the remaining days of summer with movies and more! Before settling down at dusk to enjoy one of the kid-friendly feature films, partake in a variety of pre-event activities beginning at 7 p.m. including a live band, children’s activities and tasty concessions. Guests are invited to come early to take advantage of fantastic shopping and grab a bite to eat in one of the mall’s many delicious restaurants. Movie watchers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets!
The Amazing Castle
Ongoing, Tues.-Thurs. 10am-7pm; Fri. -Sat. 10am-5pm
The Amazing Castle is an interactive exhibit that launches children into a world of dramatic play and imagination. Visitors will have the chance to become inhabitants of a fanciful castle village and playfully explore ideas related to community life. There are eight themed areas to explore within the castle walls. Visitors can work in the Royal Workshops with “Trim the Tailor” or “Gable the Carpenter.” They can pick vegetables in the garden, tote them to the Great Hall to cook up a royal meal and visit the tower to wake “Herald,” the sleeping dragon. Best for children ages 4-12. Cost is free.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn
August 16 -17, Thurs., 4:00pm. 6:30pm; Fri., 10:00am, noon
“Theatre for the very young” returns to the CTC stage with this brand-new production. Psshh (pronounced like the sound of spraying water) is the simple story of a boat, a cloud, the sun, and water. Sights, sounds and songs engage the audience throughout the performance. Little people (ages birth to 3) and their loved ones experience the story together. With pre- and post-show playtimes,Psshh was created to be a first theatre experience. Cost is $12.
Head to TCBY TOMORROW to support the Isabella Santos Foundation – see flyer at bottom of this post with all of the deets!
Wild in the Water
Charlotte Nature Museum
August 18, 10:00am-1:00pm
Dip your toes into why North Carolina streams, ponds and lakes are important to our state’s ecology and what you can do to help protect them. These natural water reserves are home to waves of critters on exhibit at the Museum including the spiny softshell turtle [Apaone spinifera] and the bullfrog [Lithobates catesbeianus] whose tadpoles can take three full years before fully metamorphosing into frogs. During Wild in the Water, float into cool activities showcasing the wonders of water including the feeding of resident American alligator, Snappy [Alligator mississippiensis] at 11:00 a.m. and turtle and tortoise feedings at noon. Soak up information about these ambassador species and how their counterparts in the wild survive. Drop a line in for Story Time with titles including “Otters Under Water” by Jim Arnosky, “A House for Hermit Crab” by Eric Carle, “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming and more. The Puppet Show “Don’t Make a Pet of Me” will be a splashing good time too.
Interactive Fundanoodle Event
Park Road Books
August 18, 11:30am-1:30pm
Join us and Fundanoodle for an interactive demonstration of their Fundanoodle products. Developed by pediatric occupational therapists. Fundanoodle’s handwriting tablets and multi-activity kits help kids ages three-six develop foundational skills. Fundanoodle is also a great way for parents and kids to engage in meaningful learning experiences together. And as always, events at Park Road Books are free and open to the public.