Smarties, an event is coming up that is very near and dear to our hearts and we want you to get involved. It’s the Run Jen Run 5K and Festival, in honor of the Smartiest Warrior of all, Jen Pagani – she was one of the fiercest, strongest, coolest women I’ve ever met in my life. So we at Team CSP will forever support all things GoJenGo:-)
The 10th Annual Run Jen Run 5K and Festival will take place at the beautiful Symphony Park in SouthPark. This year they have both in-person and virtual running/walking options available. All proceeds benefit the Go Jen Go Foundation, a non-profit organization providing hope and critical support to families in the greater Charlotte area who are facing the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis.
There are plenty of other ways you can make an impact!
1. They are always looking for volunteers to help on race day.
2. Purchase a sign in memory of or in honor of loved ones who are battling breast cancer, are in remission, and those who have passed away to be displayed in Jen’s Garden of Hope.
3. Donations make a huge impact! With your financial support, we can assist all of the eligible breast cancer patients as soon as they need it!
Click here to get involved.
About the Go Jen Go Foundation
Mission: The Go Jen Go Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical financial assistance to local individuals and families who are battling breast cancer. We provide aid during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Read about Jen’s story here.
Charlotte Warehouse Sale
Shoppes at University Place
8929 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC
March 11-13, See website for schedule
Summary: Charlotte Warehouse Sale is the home of one of the area’s largest liquidation event sales for designer apparel and accessories.
We are headquartered in Charlotte, NC. We purchase overstock inventory from some of the nation’s leading upscale department stores and specialty retailers, and then hold events where we sell this inventory to you, our customers, at substantial savings!
Luck of the Village at Birkdale Village for St. Patrick’s Day
Birkdale Commons Pwky & Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC
March 18, 6pm-9pm, Free
Summary: Calling all lads, lassies and little leprechauns! Enjoy an evening full of live music, dancing, festive gear, and more as we celebrate our second annual Luck of the Village!
Green River Revival
U.S. Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
March 12, 9am-7pm, See website for schedule
Summary: Green River Revival is one of Charlotte’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day events, featuring the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run, live music, yoga, and a green river.
I Heart Rail Trail Lights
March 4-20, See website for schedule and directions
Summary: Five artists from North and South Carolina submitted proposals to create works that incorporate light into the medium and concept in some way. This includes works such as sculpture, digital projections, wayfinding, or interactive solutions.
Fairy Ring exhibit
2000-2140 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Local artist Meredith Connelly is lighting it up again! She is known in Charlotte for her Fairy Ring installation in the 2021 I Heart Rail Trail: Lights installation, and for her Lights art trail at the U.S. Whitewater Center in 2019 and 2020. This installation will be a supercharged version of the fairy ring of 2021. It will include about 100 cast fiberglass fungi of various sizes, representing mushrooms from around the world.Each mushroom has internal light that creates a soft glow around it. About the Artist.
Kids Skate Free
Kate’s Skate – Indian Trial
14500 E. Independence Blvd, Indian Trail, NC
See website for schedule
Summary: Sign up your kids to skate during Kate’s Skating Rink Kids Skate Free, offered on select days/times during the week.
Markets at 11 in Ballantyne
11611 N. Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Join us on the second Saturday of each month for Markets at 11!
Local businesses are bringing their craft to the South Charlotte community to shop and enjoy! Browse specialty beauty, health and home products on Ballantyne’s former golf course. Grab bites and brews from local food and drink vendors. Post up on your picnic blanket and get your groove on with musical artists all day long!
333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
Smarty Pick of the Weekend at DP Science: The Batman in IMAX – Starts today and runs this weekend and next weekend!
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Summary: The Schiele Museum of Natural History is now open! The museum is committed to inspiring curiosity and understanding of science and the natural world through exceptional educational programs, exhibits, and research. To see a list of events and plan your visit, click here.
Mecklenburg County Library Virtual Events
Free Virtual Events
Summary: Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library every week for a wide range of virtual programming for children, teens and adults. Daily appointments for Reading Buddies and Tutoring and Enrichment for school-age children can be accessed by clicking here.