Sunday, July 26, 2015

Check out Charlotte School of Rock


School of Rock - Charlotte is a great place to get the little ones started on instrument lessons, and they have more intense programs for the older one. In fact, they offer classes and programs for ALL ages, and this week you can experience the talent they produce at the School of Rock All Stars Show happening on Wednesday evening at The Chop Shop in NoDa. This family-friendly show is a sure be fun for all!!

Spoiler Alert: Giveaway coming from Charlotte Warehouse Sale on our Facebook Page this week!

Monday, July 27
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • The Mint Museum offers some great Latin America Camps this week for kids of all ages. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Head to the North County library for their WordGirl Spelling Bee this afternoon at 1pm with competitions for elementary ages. More info...
  • Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
Tuesday, July 28
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the OceanMore info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout wraps up this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Champions NightMore info...
Wednesday, July 29
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's final Terrific Tuesday featuring The Balloon Lady on August 11th...they will go fast! More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Little Red Riding Hood Retold program today at 10:30am. More info...
  • You'll want to be at Discovery Place Kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory FunMore info...
  • Carolina Place Mall hosts their Family Fun Day today at 11am at Center Court with Dakota & Friends Dinosaur Show. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Stinky, Stinky Skunk! this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Rick Strickland Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Mark your calendar for the School of Rock - Charlotte All Stars Show this evening at 6pm at The Chop Shop in NoDa. More info...
Thursday, July 30
  • PLAYcation Camps continue today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info....
  • Head to the South County Library this afternoon at 3pm for their Ice Cream Social. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
Friday, July 31
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Hop on The Dinosaur Train (ends Saturday) at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. More info...
  • It's Friday Night LIVE tonight at Belmont beginning at 7pm. Don't miss the sounds of The Fantastic ShakersMore info...
Saturday, August 1
  • Get the kids up and at 'em this morning and participate in the Harris YMCA McCarthy Kids Triathlon. Please register. More info... 
  • Don't miss Wild About Summer: WILDWINGS today at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. 9am-3pm. More info...
  • Today is Arthropod Day at Discovery Place. Learn all about them, and get up close and personal.More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Color Mixing today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Friendship Day Keepsake More info.
  • The Bon Odori Japanese Dance Festival returns to the Wells Fargo Atrium Atrium plaza today. 11am-4pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Tools of Stone this afternoon at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. 1-3pm. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Kannapolis hosts a Concert in the Park this evening at 7pm in Village Park featuring Face to Face an Elton John/Billy Joel tribute band. More info...
  • Charlotte Independence vs. Rochester Rhinos More info...
Sunday, August 2
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Bat Attack event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Color Mixing today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
  • Don't miss Davidson's Concerts on the Green followed by a movie on The Village Green. 6pm. More info...
Monday, August 3
  • If you missed them at Carolina Place, Dakota & Friends will be at Imaginon today, 11:30am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Slime for ages 5 to 8. More info...
  • Learn how to become an Environmental Hero this afternoon at 2pm at the University City library. More info...
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Camp Success


Summer camp is one of my fondest memories of childhood. I went to camp in the mountains of NC for years and just loved it. Yesterday I picked up my 8 year old from his first "sleep-away" camp experience at Camp Harrison. Camp Harrison is a YMCA camp and falls under the umbrella of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. The camp facilities are amazing (the camp is only 11 years old), and I found the staff to be incredible, too. I was super nervous about the week, but my big boy had a blast!! If you're looking for a camp for your kids that's not too far from home, I highly recommend checking out Camp Harrison as an option for 2016.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 20
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Head to Imaginon for Readers Theater: Drama Rama today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • The Nature Lady visits the Cornelius library with her program Born to Fly this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Tuesday, July 21
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning to participate in Forest Sculpture, 9-11am. More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • It's time again for Storytime in the Secret Garden at Winghaven Gardens this morning at 10:15am. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the OceanMore info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with First Responder NightMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Wednesday, July 22
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory – The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard on August 4th...they will go fast! More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Piedmont Predators - Reptiles & Amphibians program today at 10:30am. More info...
  • You'll want to be at Discovery Place Kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory FunMore info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Camouflage! this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Holiday Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Thursday, July 23
  • PLAYcation Camps continue today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info....
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Friday, July 24
  • Ages 6 to 10 are invited to the Museum of York County for their Trailblazer Day Camp today, 9:00am-1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Hop on The Dinosaur Train (Fri-Sun through August 1) at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. More info...
  • Head out to Historic Rural Hill this evening for their Summer Food Truck Rally including games, hayrides, music and more. More info...
  • The Mark Roberts Band plays this evening at Pineville Lake Park as part of the Rockin' & Reelin' Summer Concert SeriesMore info...
Saturday, July 25
  • Don't miss a Guided Nature Walk hosted by the Charlotte Nature Museum this morning at 10:15am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Stay Cool! Sun Visor More info.
  • The Schiele Museum hosts a Live Bat Encounter today at 11am and 2pm with special bat activities, crafts and more. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Innovate 301: Solar Pyrography today noon to 5pm and FREE. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Kannapolis' Village Park is the place to be this evening for their Stories Under the Stars - Ballet in the Park at 7pm. More info...
Sunday, July 26
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Camouflage! event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The UNCC Botanical Gardens host Budding Botanists: Carnivorous Plant Carnival this afternoon at 1:30pm for ages 4 to 8. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
Monday, July 27
  • Imaginon hosts School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • Head to the North County library for their WordGirl Spelling Bee this afternoon at 1pm with competitions for elementary ages. More info...
  • Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

It's HOT!!

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There's just no way around it this time of year...it is H.O.T. in the Queen City. The neighborhood pool feels like a bathtub, the AC can't keep up, and hot just means "cranky" in my house. Here are a few good resources for indoor/at home activities...and we have LOTS of ways to beat the heat indoors in the calendar this week (and some outdoor things, too, for those of you that LOVE the heat). Stay cool y'all!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 13
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Head to the Davidson library today at noon for a screening of The Box Trolls. Bring your lunch to enjoy. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Rookie Science: You've Got Guts today at 11:00am and 1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the final week of ZimSculpt at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. On display through Sunday. More info...
Tuesday, July 14
  • Today is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A...dress like a cow and get FREE food. More info...
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the OceanMore info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy. FREE admission to the Schiele Museum 4-8pm. More info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Little Luggies 600 races. More info...
  • Don't miss the Pluto-Palooza Party this evening at the Museum of York County celebrating the New Horizons mission toward Pluto. 6-9:30pm. More info...
Wednesday, July 15
  • Check out LIVE from Pluto today, 9am-4pm at the Schiele Museum. LIVE feed from NASA TV covering the New Horizons mission. More info...
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring African Drumming with Thomas Tillman on July 28th...they will go fast! More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: What Does it Mean to be "WILD"? program today at 10:30am. More info...
  • Check out Science Focus: Fire & Ice this morning at 10:30am at Village Park in Kannapolis. More info... 
  • Sarah Dippity pays a visit to Carolina Place today at 11am for their Family Fun DayMore info...
  • You'll want to be at Discovery Place Kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory FunMore info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Story Time this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Entertainers this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
Thursday, July 16
  • PLAYcation Camps continue today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info....
  • Head to Concord Mills for their KidGits Summer Camp Days: When I Grow Up today 11am-1pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, and childcare provided tonight, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tide More info...
Friday, July 17
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Hope on The Dinosaur Train (Fri-Sun through August 1) at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Insect Mania this afternoon at 2pm for ages 6 and up. Please register. More info...
  • Time to book the sitter and make it a date night for I Love Science on the Rocks this evening at 5pm at Discovery Place. More info...
  • You've got to see the Caped Crusaders Take Over South End this evening 5:30-8:30pm at South End Exchange. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis for their FIESTA tonight featuring both Salsa and Latin Rock music. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tide More info...
Saturday, July 18
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to learn about Track Trails: Birds of the Piedmont this morning at 9:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Today is Farm Day at the Charlotte Nature Museum...see farm animals, learn about farming and more! 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Creative Ocean Animals today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Jumpin' Jellyfish More info.
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to Get CRAFTY this afternoon, 2-4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss the Christian music sounds of Sanctus Real this evening at 6pm at the Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Matthews presents the country music of Vanilla Cornbread this evening as part of their Summer Concert & Movie SeriesMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tide More info...
Sunday, July 19
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Story Time event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South hosts Conexciones: Exchanges Across Cultures with Music today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Celebrate Summer with ice cream and special activities today, 1-4pm, at the Schiele Museum. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Creative Ocean Animals today at 2pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tide More info...
Monday, July 20
  • Head to Imaginon for Readers Theater: Drama Rama today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages. More info...
  • The Nature Lady visits the Cornelius library with her program Born to Fly this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Summer Rolls On...


The fireworks are finished and it feels like "back to school" season might be right around the corner, but The Buzz if here to tell you that there are LOTS more days to make summer memories: get to the park, or the pool or the lake, catch a free movie or concert, head to a baseball game...still lots of summer fun to be had. Enjoy!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 6
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Shark Week begins today at Discovery Place. Lots of safe shark fun all week long! More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Book BINGO today at 11am and 1:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon today to meet and visit Dakota & Friends beginning at 11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Cornelius library's Afternoon Adventures: Captain America this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
Tuesday, July 7
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the OceanMore info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon.More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum continues their summer Tuesdays at Two program this afternoon for ages 2 to 6. More info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Faster Pastor themed races. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Wednesday, July 8
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring Mark Lippard - Entertainer Extraordinaire on July 14th...they will go fast!More info...
  • CPCC's Summer theatre presents Disney's Beauty & The Beast, Jr. with shows through July 11. More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: No Bones About It program today at 10:30am. More info...
  • You'll want to be at Discovery Place kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory FunMore info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Swingin' Medallions this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Thursday, July 9
  • PLAYcation Camps are back today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info....
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, and childcare provided tonight, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
Friday, July 10
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Sea Sensory Fun today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info....
  • Pineville hosts their Rockin' & Reelin' Summer Concert & Movie Series with a screening of Maleficent  this evening. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis for their Movies Under the Stars tonight with a screening of Dolphin Tale 2More info...
Saturday, July 11
  • Head to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens for Wild About Summer - Wildlife today, 9am-3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss The Battle of Huck's Defeat today at Historic Brattonsville. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Check out the July Sky View today at Discovery Place's inflatable planetarium beginning at noon. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Pirate Adventures today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make My Aquarium More info.
  • The Museum of York County hosts "What's in Your Pocket?" Family Day today 12-2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of Envirocaching this afternoon at 1pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Matthews presents a screening of Into The Woods this evening as part of their Summer Concert & Movie SeriesMore info...
Sunday, July 12
  • Don't miss the Monthly Bird Walk this morning at 8am at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • The Battle of Huck's Defeat continues today at Historic Brattonsville. 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Nature Trading Project event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Pirate Adventures today at 2pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
Monday, July 13
  • Head to the Davidson library today at noon for a screening of The Box Trolls. Bring your lunch to enjoy. More info...
  • Inaginon hosts Rookie Science: You've Got Guts today at 11:00am and 1:30pm. More info...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Birthday America!!

Look what I found at Michaels!
We're almost to July!! Feels like the summer is speeding by. Enjoy the week ahead making family memories as we celebrate the birthday of our awesome country. I mean, how fantastic is it to live in the USA?!?! Lots (and lots) to do this week, both indoor and out, and tons of family celebrations for the 4th of July. Have a blast!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, June 29
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Head to Imaginon for School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts Rookie Science: EnviroScape Module today at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
Tuesday, June 30
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2:30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. 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 Rodney Shelton. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum continues their summer Tuesdays at Two program this afternoon for ages 2 to 6. More info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a Fourth of July Fireworks ExtravaganzaMore info...
Wednesday, July 1
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring The Great Fettucini on July 14th...they will go fast!More info...
  • CPCC's Summer theatre presents Disney's Beauty & The Beast, Jr. with shows today through July 11. More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Endangered Animals Geo Safari program today at 10:30am and 11:15am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Extraordinaires this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Pineville hosts their Rockin' & Reelin' Summer Concert & Movie Series with music by The Charlotte Symphony this evening. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Botanical Battles Evening Hike today at 7pm. More info..
Thursday, July 2
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts Drop In Day Camp: Life in 1800s Dallas - Independence Celebration this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Kannapolis' Village Park hosts their Summer Concert Series with music from The Charlotte Symphony with FIREWORKS at 7pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, and childcare provided tonight, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...
Friday, July 3
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • Don't miss Sea Sensory Fun today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts the Great Sunflower Project this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Head to the US National Whitewater Center today and tomorrow for their 5th Annual 4th of July CelebrationMore info...
  • Don't miss Charlotte Symphony's final Summer Pops: Celebrate America this evening at Symphony Park. Gates open at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves (2 games today!) More info...
Saturday, July 4
  • Today is FREE Fishing Day in North Carolina waters! More info...
  • Don't miss Independence Day at Hightower Hall today at Historic Brattonsville. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about F is for Flag and Fireworks today at 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning  WILL NOT hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today. Back on next week! More info.
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info....
  • Mint Street in front of BB&T Ballpark is the site for the WBT Sky Show Street Party with fun for the whole family beginning at 2pm. More info...
  • Matthews presents the music of Too Much Sylvia this evening as part of their Summer Concert & Movie SeriesMore info...
  • The village green in Davidson is the place to be this evening for their Concert on the Green featuring music by PushhMore info...
  • Charlotte Independence vs. St. Louis Football Club More info...
Sunday, July 5
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Turtle Defense event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about F is for Flag & Fireworks today at 2pm. More info...
  • Carowinds' Nights of Fire begin this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th. More info...
Monday, July 6
  • Shark Week begins today at Discovery Place. Lots of safe shark fun all week long! More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Book BINGO today at 11am and 1:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon today to meet and visit Dakota & Friends beginning at 11:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Cornelius library's Afternoon Adventures: Captain America this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
Save The Date:




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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hot Summer Fun!!


Spent the first week of my summer break with views like this on a high school pilgrimage trip to Northern Ireland with my church. Missing the peace and quiet of this place (and temperatures rarely above 60), but thrilled to be back in the Queen City with my kids and all of the summer fun that awaits this week. It's going to be a hot one, so I've listed lots of indoor fun in addition to outdoor events this week. Stay cool and make some summer memories!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, June 22
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts their Creature Feature  this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Rookie Science: Brain Games today at 11am and 2pm for ages 5 to 11. More info...
  • Get indoors and cool off at the Davidson library with a screening of Big Hero 6 today at 12pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 11 are invited to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero TrainingMore info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6:30 for their Story Explorers program and a game of Superhero BINGO. More info...
Tuesday, June 23
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2:30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. 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 Ben Davenport. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum continues their summer Tuesdays at Two program this afternoon for ages 2 to 6. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Primitive Fire Building at 2pm. More info... 
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Media MayhemMore info...
Wednesday, June 24
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring Casey Nees - The Insane Science of Energy on July 7th...they will go fast!More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Stream Searchin'More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Predators in Native American Lore program today at 10:30am and 11:15am. More info...
  • Carolina Place hosts their Family Fun Day today with The Great Fettucini at 11am. More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Sink and Float today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: What's Your Favorite Ocean Creature? 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...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Too Much Sylvia this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
Thursday, June 25
  • Ages 4 to 6 are invited to the Main Street Children's Museum for a PLAYcation Camp this morning 9:00-11:30am. Please register. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts Drop In Day Camp: Life in 1800s Dallas - Textile Day this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Kannapolis' Veteran's Park hosts the Thursdays of Main - Lunchtime Music Series with music from Matt & John Acoustic Duo at 11:30am. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
Friday, June 26
  • Learn all about Fascinating Butterflies this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Kyle Cummings. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info...
  • Don't miss the Family Campfire this evening at 6pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Pineville hosts their Rockin' & Reelin' Summer Concert & Movie Series with music by Da Throwback Band this evening. More info...
  • Movies & Music on the Green at The Promenade presents music by The In Laws this evening. More info...
  • Head to Kannpolis' Village Park for Movies in the Park and a screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2More info...
Saturday, June 27
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for a Butterfly & Dragonfly Hike this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Join the fun of a Reptile & Amphibian Hunt this morning at 10am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Exploring Chemistry today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Storybook CottageMore info.
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for their Stories Under the Stars: Poetry Alive event tonight at the Kannapolis Library. More info...
  • Matthews presents a screening of The Box Trolls this evening as part of their Summer Concert & Movie SeriesMore info...
  • Charlotte Hounds vs. Denver Outlaws More info...
Sunday, June 28
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Finding Nemo event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 to 8 are invited to the UNCC Botanical Gardens for Budding Botanists: Pollinators Unite at 1:30pm. Please register. More info... 
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Exploring Chemistry today at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops: Hot Spanish Nights this evening at Symphony Park. Gates open at 5pm. More info...
Monday, June 29
  • Head to Imaginon for School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts Rookie Science: EnviroScape Module today at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
Save The Date:
July 3 & 4: Fourth of July Celebration @ USNWC 
July 4: Skyshow Charlotte 2015 @ BB&T Ballpark



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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Style with Heart CLT Sip & Shop...Don't miss it!!


Be sure to stop by Style with Heart CLT Sip & Shop to help raise money for the SADS Foundation in honor of Lee Ciciarelli, 5 year old son of founder for Style with Heart Shopping. Twelve wonderful vendors will be available for shop on site or custom orders. Find products including handmade beaded necklaces, door decor wreaths, monogrammed children's clothing, athletic wear for girls, farm to door produce and many more. Be sure to bring cash, check and charge. They will be raffling various items donated by local businesses.

Friday June 19th shopping open 3-7pm 
Saturday June 20th shopping open 11am - 3pm
3643 Barclay Downs Dr (private residence)
*parking will be best on cross street Sagamore Road

Monday, June 15
  • Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register. More info...
  • Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.  More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this morning at 11am or 1:30pm for Story Explorers: The Noisy PaintboxMore info...
  • Ages 5 to 11 are invited to the South County library to enjoy Thomas Tillman - African Drumming this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Morrison library hosts Professor Whizzpop for their Summer Reading Kick-Off this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • The South County library hosts A Super Start to Summer: Summer Reading Kickoff this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
Tuesday, June 16
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express kicks off today with $1 movies weekly all summer long! More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2:30pm. More info...
  • Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. 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 Minsky Delmonte. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum continues their summer Tuesdays at Two program this afternoon for ages 2 to 6. More info...
  • The Bojangle's Summer Shootout continues this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Mascot Mania - Go Kart RacesMore info...
  • Skip cooking and eat out today during Dine Out for Kids 2015...lots of participating restaurants! More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox More info...
Wednesday, June 17
  • Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's Terrific Tuesday featuring Professor Whizzpop - Zero to Hero on June 30rd...they will go fast!More info...
  • Village Park in Kannapolis is the place to be to see the Big Bang Boom Band at 10:30am as part of their Summer Reading Celebration. More info...
  • Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Track It! program today at 10:30am and 11:15am. More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Sunshine Art today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: The Largest Animal 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...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Lakeside Drive Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox More info...
Thursday, June 18
  • Ages 4 to 6 are invited to the Main Street Children's Museum for a PLAYcation Camp this morning 9:00-11:30am. Please register. More info...
  • Kannapolis' Veteran's Park hosts the Thursdays of Main - Lunchtime Music Series with music from Pharr Roads Band at 11:30am. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox More info...
Friday, June 19
  • The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Carrie Marshall. More info...
  • Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. More info...
  • Style with Heart CLT Sip & Shop begins this afternoon at 3pm...shop for a cause today and tomorrow!
  • Book a sitter and reserve your spot at Discovery Place's Science on the Rocks: World Tour this evening, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Pineville hosts their Rockin' & Reelin' Summer Concert & Movie Series with a screening of Big Hero 6 this evening. More info...
  • Movies & Music on the Green at The Promenade presents a screening of Malificent this evening. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Saturday, June 20
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's event, Celebrate World Oceans today, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Fathers Day Weekend today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Great Catch Fishing PoleMore info.
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis for their Summer Concerts event tonight at Village Park. Enjoy music from Band of OzMore info...
  • Matthews presents The Tim Clark Band this evening as part of their Summer Concert & Movie SeriesMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Sunday, June 21 - Father's Day
  • Head to Historic Rosedale this morning for Diggin' With Dad. Sessions at 9am and 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Super Stingers event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Sun Day this afternoon at the Schiele Museum. 1-4pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Fathers Day Weekend today at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops: A Night at the Movies this evening at Symphony Park. Gates open at 5pm. More info...
  • Head to Davidson this evening to enjoy sounds by Sidecar Social Club during their Concerts on the Green series. 6-8pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians More info...
Monday, June 22
  • Imaginon hosts Rookie Science: Brain Games today at 11am and 2pm for ages 5 to 11. More info...
  • Get indoors and cool off at the Davidson library with a screening of Big Hero 6 today at 12pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 11 are invited to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero TrainingMore info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6:30 for their Story Explorers program and a game of Superhero BINGO. More info...
Save The Date:
June 27: Charlotte Hounds vs. Denver Outlaws @ Memorial Stadium



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