Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Hope Floats Duck Race


Looking for a fun, family-friendly event for the weekend? Look no further than the 11th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race!!
From the organizers:
Watch the rapids at the Whitewater Center turn yellow as over 15,000 racing rubber duckies hit the channel and race to the finish line to win 10 great prize packages!  Recognized as one of the quackiest races in town, the Hope Floats Duck Race is not only KinderMourn’s largest fundraiser, but a celebrated community event, drawing over 5,000 out to the race!  Proceeds from the race enable KinderMourn to expand programs and services throughout the greater Charlotte area. 

Want to race a duck?  Ducks can be “adopted” for $10 each by visiting www.kindermourn.org or calling KinderMourn (704) 376-2580. The free event includes live music, children’s activities, and an amazing race of thousands of ducks!  It is a sight not to be missed!

Celebrating over 35 years, KinderMourn is known in Charlotte as a safe haven for bereaved parents and grieving children seeking support, comfort and hope after a tragic loss.  Outreach programs provide counseling in schools for children/teens unable to come to KinderMourn for services. For additional information, visitwww.kindermourn.org or call (704) 376-2580.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 20
  • Discovery Place hosts Reptile Fun every weekday morning this week at 10am. More info..
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this afternoon for Rookie Science: Food Science at 4:30pm. More info...

Tuesday, April 21
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Especially for ages 5 and under...hear a story, take a walk down the garden path and enjoy Wing Haven's Storytime in the Secret Garden. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Compute Blocks event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Gabriel Bello. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Pay Attention event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...

Wednesday, April 22
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Froggy Friends this morning at 10am as part of the Come See Me Festival. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Planting on Earth Day this morning at 10:45am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Earth Day Celebration today at 12:30. More info..
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Happy Earth Day this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center is the place to be this afternoon for the KIP (Kids in Parks) TRACK Trails Grand Opening at 3:30pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Earth Day Creations this afternoon at 4:30pm for ages 5 and up. More info..., followed by an Evening Nature Hike & Bonfire at 6pm. More info... 
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, April 23
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Memory Match event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Brainy Cards event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Rookie Science: Science to Save the Earth. Please register. More info...
  • Tonight is Broadway Night as part of the Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill...don't miss the fun! More info...

Friday, April 24
  • Join the Friday Morning Hike this morning at 9am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day when it opens daily...enjoy! More info...
  • Celebrate Arbor Day today at Discovery Place Kids with special activities at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Feel Your Brain event for ages 6 to 8+ today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Dante Lewis. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts a Star Party this evening on the third level of their parking deck (weather permitting). More info...
  • Meet Laurence Pringle, the author of over 100 children's books as part of the Mint Museum's celebration of El día de los libros/El día de los ninos.More info...
Saturday, April 25
  • Lace up your shoes for the March of Dimes March for Babies 2015 held in Uptown Charlotte this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Queen's Cup Steeplechase today...lots of fun for the whole family! More info...
  • Rural Hill in Huntersville is is the place the be with your canine pal today as they host the 2015 Bark in the Park - Top Dog Festival. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Today is Earth Day Birthday - 25th Anniversary at the York County Museum. 10am-3pm. More info...
  • The Kings Drive Art Walk takes place this weekend at the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. More info...
  • Discovery Place offers its Dissection Series: Pigs this morning at 10:30. Limited number of kits are available, so please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities and Bottle Cap Collections today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Butterfly Pencil HolderMore info.
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum for an American Girl Doll of the Year Event at 1pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat with performances this weekend and next. More info...
Sunday, April 26
  • As part of the NC Science Festival, Discovery Place hosts From the Inside Out: A Day of Dissections today, 12-4pm. More info... 
  • Today is also Astronomy Day with special activities all day at Discovery Place. 12-4pm. More info...
  • UNCC presents the Science & Technology Festival this afternoon, 12-4pm. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and their Nature Trading Project today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of Sheepshearing this afternoon, 1-5pm at the Schiele Museum. More info... 
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities and Bottle Cap Collections today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Put Some Spring in Your Step this afternoon at 3pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...

Monday, April 27
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...


Save The Date:
May 16: Family Day @ The Bechtler 
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE @ Bojangle's Coliseum
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Do You Know Charlotte Agenda?


Want the news around town in a quick-read format? Check out Charlotte Agenda...the Queen City's newest way to get you the news about Charlotte. They have the articles you won't find anywhere else about Charlotte business, restaurants and more...definitely a "quirky" twist on the news, but we like it...check it out!

Also, Green Jeans Sale returns this week to Merino's Furniture Warehouse in Mooresville, and Charlotte Warehouse Sale opens it's doors at the Shoppes at Davis Lake...get your own spring wardrobe in order at both of these sales.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 13
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Amphibian Fun every weekday morning this week at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Creature Feature program. More info...
  • The University City library hosts Rookie Science: Space Exploration this afternoon at 4:30pm. More info..., and the West Boulevard library hosts Rookie Science: Yummy Science this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets More info...

Tuesday, April 14
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Memory Sound event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with special activities daily at 11am at Discovery Place Kids through Friday. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Matt Stratford. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Speed Find event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops...Charlotte area shops are collecting tips to benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer. 12-8pm. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Concord library this afternoon at 4:30pm for Catapult PhysicsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...

Wednesday, April 15
  • Green Jeans Sale opens the doors to their Lake Norman Sale today...don't miss the great deals to be had! More info...
  • If you homeschool, don't miss the Homeschool Living History Day this morning at the Gaston County Museum. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30 for ages 3 and younger. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Non-Recyclable Art today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Head to Charlotte Prep this evening at 6pm for Blast Off!: Rocket BuildersMore info...
  • Charlotte Warehouse Sale opens its doors for shopping this evening at 6pm. Shop through Sunday. More info...

Thursday, April 16
  • Today is Anniversary Day at the Carolina Raptor Center. Enjoy FREE admission all day long. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Compute Blocks event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon at 1pm for their Leave No Trace Series. Space is limited. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Brainy Cards event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to the Kannapolis Library at 4pm to learn about Parts of UsMore info...
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College hosts their STEM Open House this evening 5-7pm and tomorrow 9am-12pm in Kannapolis. More info...
  • The Come See Me Festival kicks off in Rock Hill with a parade this evening at 6:30pm. Family-friendly activities are in full swing all weekend! More info...

Friday, April 17
  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday through Memorial Day...enjoy! More info...
  • All ages are invited to discover The Nature of Greenways this morning at 10am at the Lower McAlpine Greenway. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Feel Your Brain event for ages 6 to 8+ today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Roy Daye. More info...
  • Head to the Cabarrus Science Center this afternoon for Sound Science on the Salt Block. 2-5pm. More info,,,
  • Book your sitter and head to Discovery Place for Science on the Rocks: Geek Out, Freak Out this evening at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...

Saturday, April 18
  • Lots of family fun to be had this weekend at Tuck Fest at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • As part of the Come See Me Festival the Main Street Children's Museum hosts Main Street is Hopping today, 10am-12pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts STEMlympics today, 10am-3pm with lots of cool, STEM based activities. More info...
  • Don't miss the Earth Day Play Date today, 10am-1pm, at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Coral Reefs today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Whirly Twirly WindmillMore info.
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosts Earth Fest today and tomorrow with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat with performances this weekend, and weekends through May 3. More info...
  • Today is Young Vets Day at the Carolina Raptor Center. Special events today 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Robinson Rockhouse Excursion this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...

Sunday, April 19
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and their Suess Storytime today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Celebrate Earth Day's 45th Anniversary this afternoon at a FREE event at Atomz Lab. 1-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Coral Reefs today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • All ages are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm to learn about Frogs & PolliwogsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...

Monday, April 20

  • Discovery Place hosts Reptile Fun every weekday morning this week at 10am. More info..
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this afternoon for Rookie Science: Food Science at 4:30pm. More info...


Save The Date:
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
April 26: The Science & Technology Expo More info...
April 26: 11th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Charlotte Warehouse Sale Returns this Month!


The Charlotte Warehouse Sale returns April 15-19 at the Shoppes at Davis Lake. This sale features NEW women's apparel, shoes and accessories. One lucky Queen City Buzz reader will win a $50 gift certificate for this spring sale! Check out our Facebook Page on Monday and enter by Friday to be eligible. Winner will be drawn Saturday morning.

If you're on Spring Break this week, there are TONS of activities to keep the whole family busy right here in Charlotte...enjoy!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 6
  • Students in grades K through 2 are invited to Spring Break Camp at Discovery Place today (and all week). More info...
  • Carowinds is open during the week this week for Spring Break...enjoy the rides! More info...
  • The Mountain Island library hosts Preschool Storytime: STEM this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation is also offering lots of Spring Break Camp options this week. More info...
  • The Charlotte Knights host a FREE scrimmage game this afternoon against the Davidson Wildcats at 3pm. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Hill library this afternoon at 4pm for Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los LibrosMore info...

Tuesday, April 7
  • No Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium today, but there are running a Spring Break Special this week. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Visual Memory event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series kicks off at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Pete Lents. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Pay Attention event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...

Wednesday, April 8
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30 for ages 3 and younger. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Earth Snack today at 11am and 2pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Mother Goose Goes Green today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors More info...

Thursday, April 9
  • If you're on Spring Break this week, don't miss Grace's Sweet Spring Break Event this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Memory Sound event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Speed Find event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...

Friday, April 10
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to be Reedy Creek Garden Stewards today at Reedy Creek Nature Center. 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Learn about the Smart Moms Toy Box this morning at 11am at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Brad Bailey. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts You, Ewes and Wool this afternoon, 1-4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Big Screen, Big Science, a family movie night with a screening of Disney's Big Hero 6. Interactive activities begin at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:45pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Saturday, April 11
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Earth Day Celebration today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Today is Sheep Shearing Day at Historic Brattonsville. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place at 10:30am for Build It, Make It, Take It: Rocket Launchers. Space is limited. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities with Michael Recycle today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Sunny Days BirdhouseMore info.
  • Carolina Place Mall is the place to be today for their Spring Family Festival. 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place will have their inflatable planetarium today for you to experience April Sky ViewMore info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts Who's Sleeping in on Family Day? this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...
  • The Nature Museum helps you discover Manmade Music this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Grades K to 8 are invited to Queens University this afternoon, 1-5pm for Get S.T.E.M. Ed. 2More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Rockford Ice Hogs More info...

Sunday, April 12
  • Enjoy a FREE afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum for Bird Lore & More beginning at 1pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities with Michael Recycle today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 12 are invited to learn about Fantastic Fish this afternoon, 2-4pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Rockford Ice Hogs More info...

Monday, April 13
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Creature Feature program. More info...
  • The University City library hosts Rookie Science: Space Exploration this afternoon at 4:30pm. More info..., and the West Boulevard library hosts Rookie Science: Yummy Science this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets More info...

Save The Date:
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
April 26: The Science & Technology Expo More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

News...Scoop Charlotte Partnership!


I am super excited to announce a new partnership for The Queen City Buzz. We have partnered with Scoop Charlotte to bring you an early peek at the best events for the family in Charlotte each week. Scoop Charlotte is THE place to get all of the information you need every week to be "in the know", and now you can can find some QCB "Scoop" there, too. Head on over and check it out...be the first to know about all the great things happening in Charlotte!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 30
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the North County library this afternoon at 4pm for Afternoon Adventures. Open to elementary ages. More info...
  • Tonight is Pet Night for photos with the Easter Bunny at Carolina Place Mall. 6-8pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics More info...

Tuesday, March 31
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • The Plaza Midwood library hosts Storytime Goes to Midwood Park this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Enjoy a sweet taste of spring with a scoop of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream for only $1.31.  More info...
  • Head to the Mountain Island library this afternoon for You're a Poet & Don't Know It at 4:30pm. More info...

Wednesday, April 1 - April Fool's Day
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - The Sunflower House today at 10:45am and 1:45pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Fort Wild Clean Up today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons More info...

Thursday, April 2
  • Get your Photos with the Easter Bunny now through Saturday at Carolina Place Mall. More info...
  • If you're on Spring Break this week, don't miss Grace's Sweet Spring Break Event this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Head to Harrisburg this evening for the Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble, and enjoy bounce houses, face painting, a visit from the Easter Bunny and more! More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Oklahoma City Barons More info...

Friday, April 3
  • CMS Spring Break begins today! Classes resume April 13th.
  • Students in grades K through 2 are invited to Spring Break Camp at Discovery Place today (and all next week). More info...
  • Take a day trip to Spencer to the NC Transportation Museum, and enjoy a train ride on the Easter Bunny ExpressMore info...
  • Kick off Easter weekend with a fun afternoon at the Eggstravaganza at Romare Bearden Park. Live music, juggling, face painting, balloon artists and an egg hunt. More info...
  • Carowinds has opened the gates for the 2015 season, and this weekend you can enjoy special Easter activities including crafts, entertainment and pictures with the Easter Bunny. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Oklahoma City Barons More info...

Saturday, April 4
  • Don't miss Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt today at the NC Transportation Museum! More info...
  • Discovery Place is hosting their Nano Celebration with special activities happening all day long. More info...
  • Families with children in grades PreK to 2 are invited to learn about The Lorax this morning at Discovery Place at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info..., and families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to learn about Dino Fossils at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting their Easter Egg Hunt this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Families will use their building skills during the Egg-cellent Egg Drop today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm. More info...
  • Lazy 5 Ranch hosts their 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza today. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Cute as a Bunny BasketMore info.
  • Head to the Nature Museum to take part in their Composting Craziness this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Interrupting Vanessa with its last show today, This show is recommended for ages 8 and up. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers More info...

Sunday, April 5 - Happy Easter!
  • If you’re looking to making Easter a little easier on yourself, make a reservation for the family at the Ballantyne Resort for their Easter Brunch. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm for Specimens of the Day: Skulls, Furs and MountsMore info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a Fitness Hike this afternoon at 3pm. Perfect for after that brunch!! More info...

Monday, April 6
  • Students in grades K through 2 are invited to Spring Break Camp at Discovery Place today (and all week). More info...
  • The Mountain Island library hosts Preschool Storytime: STEM this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation is also offering lots of Spring Break Camp options this week. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Hill library this afternoon at 4pm for Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los LibrosMore info...

Save The Date:
April 9: Grace's Sweet Spring Break Event More info...
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 11: Spring Family Festival at Carolina Place More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring has Sprung...Lots to Do in the QC!


Spring has sprung in the Queen City...just look at all of the fun, family-friendly events for this week. Now if the weather would just spring into warmer temperatures we would be all set! Have other great QC events happening soon? Send them our way at queencitybuzz@gmail.com. Some exciting things coming from The QCB in the coming weeks...stay tuned!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 23
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Read & Recycle this afternoon at 5pm at the Cornelius library. More info...
  • Tonight is Pet Night for photos with the Easter Bunny at Carolina Place Mall. 6-8pm. More info...

Tuesday, March 24
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Morrison library this afternoon at 4pm for Creating with Books. Space is limited. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 11 are invited to the South County library for Creating with Books: Let's Get "Surreal" at 4:15pm. More info...

Wednesday, March 25
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Colorful Creations today at 10:45am and 1:45pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Animal Sound Roundup today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this evening at 6:30pm for Rookie Science: Botanicals. Please register. More info... 
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets More info...

Thursday, March 26
  • Get your Photos with the Easter Bunny now through April 4th are Carolina Place Mall. More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Charity League's Fashion Show & Silent Auction Luncheon today beginning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to the Leave No Trace Series this afternoon at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 1pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 4:30 for Cultural Exploration: Women's History MonthMore info...
  • If you have a child with special needs, don;t miss Imaginon's Sensory Storytime this evening at 6pm. More info...

Friday, March 27
  • Probably best for the big kids...the Scaleybark library hosts a screening of The Hunger Games this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • All ages are invited for a Sunset Hike this evening at 6pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Join the Gaston County Museum for their Concert at the Courthouse this evening, 7-9pm featuring the sounds of David Childers. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters More info...

Saturday, March 28
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • Carmel Presbyterian Church is hosting their Easter Eggstravaganza this morning beginning at 10am and FREE! More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts their annual Children's Day on the Farm today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Today is Reptile & Amphibian Day at Discovery Place. Enjoy special activities throughout the day. More info...
  • Don't miss Building a Family Box Oven today at 10am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. Space is limited. More info...
  • Children will create duct tape designs during Sticky Colors today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lazy 5 Ranch hosts their 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza today and next Saturday. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 11am to learn all about Sneaky SnakesMore info...
  • The Symphony Guild of Charlotte presents their Musical Petting Zoo at Imaginon this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Changing CaterpillarMore info.
  • Don't miss Spring KidFest this afternoon at Belk Southpark. 12-3pm. More info...
  • International House presents Children's World of Play Day at Imaginon. 12 noon-4pm. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Interrupting Vanessa with shows today, tomorrow and next Saturday. This show is recommended for ages 8 and up. More info...
  • The South County library presents Jump Bunch this afternoon at 2pm for ages 6 to 11. More info...
  • Head to Southpark Mall for their Easter Eggstravaganza & Play Area Grand Opening this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 2 to 6 are invited to the Tom Sykes Rec Center the afternoon at 2pm for their Easter Bunny Egg HuntMore info...
  • The Davidson library is hosting a screening of Big Hero 6 this afternoon at 2pm. More info..., and the Myers Park library hosts a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day this afternoon at 2:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks More info...

Sunday, March 29
  • Head to the Nature Museum to take part in their Nature Trading Project this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum and the Town of Dallas will host a FREE Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Children will create duct tape designs during Sticky Colors today at Discovery Place Kids at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts The Return of the Amphibians this afternoon at 2pm for ages 10 and up. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters More info...

Monday, March 30
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the North County library this afternoon at 4pm for Afternoon Adventures. Open to elementary ages. More info...
  • Tonight is Pet Night for photos with the Easter Bunny at Carolina Place Mall. 6-8pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics More info...

Save The Date:
April 2 & 9: Grace's Sweet Spring Break Event More info...
April 4: Asbury United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 11: Spring Family Festival at Carolina Place More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Charity League's Fashion Show & Silent Auction


From The Charity League of CharlotteThe Charity League of Charlotte is having their 34th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction Luncheon at Carmel Country Club on March 26, 2015, 10:30am-1:30pm.  Carmel Country Club is located at 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC.  Fashions by Talbot’s and Vineyard Vines. The price is $60.00 per person. There will be Silent Auction items from local businesses.   Tickets can be purchased by emailing DMauerhan@aol.com. Proceeds from our fundraiser benefit Charlotte area children in need. For more information you can view the invitation HERE.

Lots of springtime fun this week...enjoy!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 16
  • Teri's Kidz Consignment Sale is happening all week in Mooresville. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to learn about Fire Building this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...

Tuesday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Enter your pooch in the Bark in the Park Top Dog Contest through March 20th. More info...
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with special activities all day at Discovery Place Kids. More info...

Wednesday, March 18
  • Get your shopping fix at the Green Jeans Sale - Matthews. The Sale begins this morning and runs through Sunday. More info... 
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Toddler Art today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Ages 9 to 15 are invited to Learn to Fish today at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Colorful Communication today at 12:30. More info..
  • Today is Homeschool Wednesday: Star Light, Star Bright this afternoon, 1-3pm. More info...
  • The South County library hosts their American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4:15pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, March 19
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Warehouse Sale with great deals today through Sunday. More info...
  • Preschoolers are invited to the Mountain Island library this morning at 11am for Every Child Ready to Read: Fun with Math & Science. More info...
  • Head to Ovens Auditorium this evening for Disney Live: Mickey's Magic Show at 6:30pm. More info...

Friday, March 20
  • Celebrate the 46th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with special activities at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon today between 11:30am and 3pm to meet Dakota and FriendsMore info...
  • Book a sitter and enjoy Science on the Rocks: Emerald City this evening beginning at 5pm. More info...

Saturday, March 21
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's Bouncing Bunnies & Chattering Chicks this morning, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt today 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Everyday Space Tech today at the Schiele Museum, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Happy Houdini Day with special activities throughout the day. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Feathery FriendMore info.
  • If you have a Boy Scout in your family, Discovery Place has 4 merit badge workshops this weekend. More info...
  • Head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon for their Spring into Nature Celebration. 1-4pm. More info...

Sunday, March 22
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Bumbling Bees this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Ode to Spring on the Backcountry Farm this afternoon, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Sunday Movie Showcase at the North County library at 1:30pm. Enjoy a screening of Mulan today. More info...

Monday, March 23
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Read & Recycle this afternoon at 5pm at the Cornelius library. More info...

Save The Date:
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Charlotte Warehouse Sale is Coming...


The Charlotte Warehouse Sale returns next week for it's first sale of the spring season. Charlotte Warehouse sale is a wonderful sale featuring NEW women's clothing, shoes, accessories and more. The prices are unbeatable and the selection is great! Even better news is that one lucky Queen City Buzz reader will win a $50 gift certificate for shopping at the sale! Check our Facebook page on Monday afternoon for details! Winner will be selected on Saturday.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 9
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards More info...

Tuesday, March 10
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Enter your pooch in the Bark in the Park Top Dog Contest through March 20th. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Matthews library this afternoon at 4pm for Story Explorers: Book Nuts More info...
  • Ages 4 to 6 are invited to the Morrison library at 4pm for Rookie Science. Space is limited. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins More info...

Wednesday, March 11
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day today at 11am and 2:00pm.  More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Beguiling Body Language today at 12:30. More info..
  • Ages 9 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for The Great Orienteering Race this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings More info...

Thursday, March 12
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon at 1pm for their Leave No Trace SeriesMore info...
  • The Matthews library presents Jack and the Beanstalk for ages 4 to 11 this afternoon at 3:45pm. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins More info...

Friday, March 13
  • Join the fun of a Friday Morning Hike at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 9am. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to be Reedy Creek Garden Stewards this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Tonight is Nature Game Night at the Reedy Creek Nature Center beginning at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls More info...

Saturday, March 14
  • LOTS of Consignment Sales happening today! More info...
  • It's road race season again...lace up your shoes for the Color Me Green 5K Color Run at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • Today is Pi Day! Celebrate with special activities all day at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Don't miss Jackie & Me today and tomorrow at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Dissection Series: Frogs this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Recyclable Art at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Lucky Catch LeprechaunMore info.
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Mustache Baby Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Build Your Own Terrariums this morning at 11am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Discovery Place will have their inflatable planetarium today for March Sky View beginning at 12pm. More info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts All Things Green Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...

Sunday, March 15
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Talking with No Voice this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Leprechaun Trek 2015 this afternoon. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Recyclable Art at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 to 12 are invited to Leaping Leprechauns this afternoon at 3pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
Monday, March 16
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to learn about Fire Building this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...

Save The Date:
March 18-22: Charlotte Warehouse Sale More info...
March 19: Disney LIVE: Mickey's Magic Show More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.