Sunday, February 22, 2015

"March" toward Spring!


The snow/ice/sludge has melted (finally), but sadly the temperatures this week are still going to feel like winter. We flip the calendar to March on Sunday which surely means warmer temperatures are on the way (PLEASE). The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is in town for one more weekend to get you inspired, and Spring & Summer Consignment Sales abound to get you and your family outfitted. Spring better be on its way...I am DONE with Winter!!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, February 23
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Feed the Birds this morning at 10:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...

Tuesday, February 24
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this morning at 11:30am and enjoy a Puppet ShowMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to Creating with Books: National Tortilla Chip Day! this afternoon at 4pm at the Morrison library. Space is limited. More info...

Wednesday, February 25
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Dinosaur Art 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: The Science of Snow 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...

Thursday, February 26
  • The Main library invites all ages to The Idea Box: An Orientation to the Equipment this afternoon beginning at 3:30pm. More info...
  • ]If you have a child with special needs, join the Trusted Parents Meeting this evening at 5pm at Imaginon. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library hosts "Lift Every Voice" A Cultural Exploration into Black History Month this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • The Morrison library hosts their Family Storytime: Pajama Party this evening at 7pm. More info...
Friday, February 27
  • Head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for a Friday Morning Hike this morning at 9am. More info...
  • The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show wraps up this weekend at The Park Expo & Conference Center
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through tomorrow. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to learn about Frogs & Toads of Mecklenburg County this evening at 6pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Atomz Lab hosts Parents Night Out - First Aid for ages 7 to 12 this evening, 6-9pm. More info...

Saturday, February 28
  • Don't miss the Fossil Fair today at the Schiele Museum. 9am-4pm. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville wraps up By Way of the Back Door today. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Celebrate International Polar Bear Day today at Discovery Place with special activities beginning at 11am. More info...
  • Area Barnes & Noble Stores hosts Black History Month Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy special Herbivore Snacks today at Discovery Place Kids at 11:00am and 2:00pm. More info...
  • The Symphony Guild of Charlotte presents their Musical Petting Zoo today at Imaginon, 11am-1pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Hats Off Pencil HolderMore info.
  • Learn about Troublesome Tornadoes this afternoon at 12:30pm at The Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to Build Your Own Birdhouse at the Latta Plantation Nature Center beginning at 1pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center is also hosting Family Fort Building this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library is hosting a special screening of Maleficient this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon for Story Explorers: Dino Dig this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Sunday, March 1
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn about Using Light to Communicate this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts a screening of A League of Their Own this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Reptile Encounters this afternoon at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to learn Birding Basics this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Don't miss the Suess-a-Thon this afternoon at the Main Street Children's Museum at 3pm. More info...

Monday, March 2 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • The West Boulevard library presents The Life and Works of Dr. Seuss this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Celebrate Read Across America Day with a special storytime at area Barnes & Noble stores this evening at 7pm. More info...

Save The Date:
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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bundle Up & Hunker Down...

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This is certainly not the best looking forecast for the beginning of this week. Snow and ice becomes a BIG deal in Charlotte...hunker down with some hot cocoa (spiked if you need it!), some good DVDs and some good snacks. If the above estimations are correct, the roads (and power lines) will not be pretty in the QC. I am not a crafty mommy, but even I will will do crafts with the kids on days like this. You can try THIS, or THESE, If it actually does snow, and you can collect it before it's a frozen sheet of ice, you MUST make "snow cream". There are lots of recipes, but I like the good ol' clean snow mixed with sweetened condensed milk (add that to your snow day shopping list)...nothing better.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, February 16 - President's Day
  • NO School for CMS More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Come check out Drums for Life this morning at 11am at the Mountain Island library. More info...
  • Pottery Barn Kids hosts Junior Designer Camp: Textile Design 101 this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library presents a screening of I Am Ali today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library presents a screening of The Princess and the Frog this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...

Tuesday, February 17
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper beginning at 5:30pm at Christ Episcopal Church. More info... 

Wednesday, February 18
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Dinosaur Sensory Tables 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: Make a Rain Stick today at 12:30. More info..
  • Don't miss Homeschool Wednesdays: What's Under Your Feet? at the Museum of York County at 1pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this evening at 5pm to experience The Cotton ClubMore info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Sounds of the Night Hike this evening at 5pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Iowa Wild More info...

Thursday, February 19
  • Meet the Octonauts now through Sunday at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Mint Hill library at 4pm for their Kids Comic Book ClubMore info...
  • Don't miss Pajama Storytime with Spot the Dog at Barnes & Noble - Morrison at 6pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Iowa Wild More info...

Friday, February 20
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 1pm for Bugs, Slugs & Other UghsMore info...
  • Book a babysitter and reserve your spot for Science on the Rocks: Smoke & Mirrors this evening at Discovery Place at 5pm. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place this evening at 7pm for a Meet & Greet with CorduroyMore info...

Saturday, February 21
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts By Way of the Back Door today and every Saturday in February. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Rock n Roll Geology this morning at 10am. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Family Fort Building: Survivor Style today at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Build It, Make It, Take It: Herons Fountain this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Take part in special Prehistoric Art activities today at Discovery Place Kids at 11:00am and 2:00pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make Roar-A-Lot Lion PuppetMore info.
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for an Animal Meet and Greet this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder More info...

Sunday, February 22
  • Head to the Nature Museum to take part in their Nature Trading Project this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Take part in special Prehistoric Art activities today at Discovery Place Kids at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to make Pioneer Toys - Corn Husk People this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...

Monday, February 23
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Feed the Birds this morning at 10:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...

Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair 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.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Long weekend coming up...


Hope you got outside this weekend for some of the beautiful weather the QC had...looks like winter is returning this week (Boo!). Lots and lots to do in and around Charlotte this week. With Valentine's Day and Presidents Day back to back, there is a lot to celebrate. Enjoy the upcoming long weekend!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, February 9
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Learn, Connect, Plat: Board Games this afternoon at 3pm. More info...

Tuesday, February 10
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Don't miss Valentine's Day Storytime today at 11am at Pottery Barn Kids. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Story Explorers: Book Nuts this afternoon at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday this afternoon at the Schiele Museum, 4-8pm. More info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark library this afternoon at 5pm for a screening of A Charlie Brown ValentineMore info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons More info...

Wednesday, February 11
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Ice Melting 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: Suess Storytime today at 12:30. More info..
  • Ages 7 to 11 are invited to the Morrison library at 4pm for Rookie Science: Colossal Colloids and Non-Newtonian Fluids More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, February 12
  • Meet the Octonauts now through February 22 at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • Head to Pottery Barn Kids in Southpark Mall and visit their Valentine Making Station through Saturday. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library hosts a Black History Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at 4pm. More info...

Friday, February 13
  • NO School for CMS More info...
  • Dakota and Friends will be at Imaginon today from 11:30am until 3pm. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library presents a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day today at noon. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Naturally Yours this afternoon at 1pm. Space is limited. More info...
  • The Myers Park library presents a screening of Disney's Wreck It Ralph this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place's Big Screen Big Science featuring Train Your Dragon 2 this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center tonight at 6pm for a Friday the 13th Night HikeMore info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts By Way of the Back Door today and every Saturday in February. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for the Great Backyard Bird CountMore info...
  • Celebrate Happy Hearts Day today at the Main Street Children's Museum, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Families with children in grades PreK-2 are invited to Discovery Place this morning at 10:30am for Horton Hears a WhoMore info...
  • Ages 10 and older are invited to Discovery Place for Build it, Make it, Take it: Sewing with Circuits. Space is limited. More info...
  • Families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to Discovery Place to learn about Stars & Constellations this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Take part in a special Valentine's Day celebration today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts I Love You Like This! Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make Uncle Sam's U.S. MaskMore info.
  • Head to Discovery Place today beginning at noon to check out the February Sky ViewMore info...
  • Today is Come Draw with Me Family Day at the Museum of York County, 12-2pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center is hosting Cocoa Connections this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center to learn about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this afternoon at 2pm for Story Explorers: Snowman ScienceMore info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center will present Salamanders of Mecklenburg County this afternoon at 2pm for ages 8 and up. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts Kids Night in Nature for ages 6 to 13 this evening 5:30-9:00pm. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids is hosting a Valentine's Night Out, 5:30-9:30pm for ages 4 to 8 Registration required. More info...

Sunday, February 15
  • Head to the Nature Museum to Make Lightning this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Take part in a special Valentine's Day celebration today at Discovery Place Kids at 1:45pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Citizen Science: Wildlife this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 12 and up are invited to learn Birding Basics this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center.More info...
Monday, February 16 - Preseident's Day
  • NO School for CMS More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Come check out Drums for Life this morning at 11am at the Mountain Island library. More info...
  • Pottery Barn Kids hosts Junior Designer Camp: Textile Design 101 this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Sugar Creek library presents a screening of I Am Ali today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Mint Hill library presents a screening of The Princess and the Frog this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...


Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair More info...


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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Consignment Season Begins!!

CMOMs Sale
It's that time...Spring/Summer Consignment Sale begins Saturday with the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Sale at the Park Expo & Conference Center. Consignment sales are the perfect way to save (or make) a little cash while outfitting your kids for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. If you're planning to shop...here are a few tips:

  • make a list (of what you have and what you need)
  • go solo...while some sales allow children, it's best to do it on your own (or with friends)
  • note shoe size (and what size you think they'll be in soon)
  • compare prices...take your smartphone and use Amazon or eBay to make sure you're getting a good deal
  • shop the half price sale...best to go early and then again at the half price time when there are still lots of great deals
  • take your time...do not go if you only have 30 minutes...trust me
Happy spring and summer shopping!!

Blessings,
The Buzz


Monday, February 2
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this morning at 10am for Happy Groundhog Day! More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this evening at 5:30pm for Nature's Wonders: Woodcocks in the PrairieMore info...

Tuesday, February 3
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Elementary age girls are invited to the American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4pm at the Mint Hill library. Please register. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library for Readers Theatre: Drama Rama this afternoon at 4:15pm. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss Pajama Storytime at the Matthews library this evening at 7pm. More info...
Wednesday, February 4
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Dinosaur Eggs 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: The Technology of Weather today at 12:30. More info..
  • Join the discussion at Cultural Exploration: Black History Month this afternoon at 4:30pm at the West Boulevard library. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, February 5
  • Meet the Octonauts now through February 22 at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • And at the Matthews library, Meet the Author: E.K. Smith this afternoon at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards More info...

Friday, February 6
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to Family Yoga this afternoon at 2pm at the South County library. Please register. More info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, February 7
  • Shop til you drop at the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Spring/Summer Consignment Sale today beginning at 7:30am. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts By Way of the Back Door today and every Saturday in February. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited to Walk on the Wild Side this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Don't miss the Fairy House Festival today at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today for Collections & Research: Behind the Scenes 2015. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Take part in a Fossil Dig today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make From the Heart CouponsMore info.
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Survival: Fire Building this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: You Can Build It this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 8. More info...

Sunday, February 8
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Build Your Own Kite this afternoon at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. 12-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the Nature Museum to learn all about Clouds this afternoon at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts their Sunday Move Showcase with a screening of Up this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info.,,
  • Take part in a Fossil Dig today at Discovery Place Kids at 1:45pm. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museums hosts their OWL Book Club this afternoon at 3pm with author Tameka Fryer Brown. More info...
  • Don't miss the Animal Encounter Show this afternoon at 3pm at the McDowell Nature Center. 
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers More info...

Monday, February 9
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...


Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair More info...


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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunshine & The Circus!

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A week full of sunshine, and the circus comes to town this weekend...sounds like a pretty great January week to me...enjoy!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 26
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The South County library hosts Every Child Ready to Read: General Overview Workshop Ages 3 to 5 at 11:15am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Plan to eat at Chipotle today...order Sofritas and get a Burrito for FREE! More info...

Tuesday, January 27
  • Toddler Tuesdays at Sea Life Aquarium are EVERY Tuesday in 2015, unless noted on their website. More info...
  • Preschool ages are invited to a Puppet Show this morning at 11:30 at Imaginon. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to the McDowell Nature Center at 1:30pm for Homeschool Firebuilding & S'MoresMore info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4:15pm at the South County library. More info...
  • The Mountain Island library hosts Afternoon Adventures: Block & Books today at 4:30pm. More info...

Wednesday, January 28
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Winter Sensory Play 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: The Bear Necessities 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...
  • Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends opens tonight at Time Warner Cable Arena through Sunday. Tonight's tickets are HALF PRICE! More info...

Thursday, January 29
  • Meet the Octonauts now through February 22 at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...
  • Ages are 3 to are invited to enjoy Fun With "The Snow Queen" this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Matthews library. Please register. More info...
  • The Davidson Community players present Rumpelstiltskin with shows today, Saturday and Sunday. More info...
  • Join the Family Storytime: Pajama Party this evening at 7pm at the Morrison library. More info...

Friday, January 30
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, January 31
  • Learn about Birds in Winter today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Masquerade MaskMore info.
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a Rabbit Round UpMore info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center to Build You Own Bird Feeder at 1pm. More info...
  • Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel continues at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 8. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Legend of the Gnome this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Sunday, February 1
  • Don't miss the Sunday Movie Showcase this afternoon at 1:30 at the North County library. Enjoy a screening of Groundhog Day (PG). More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 2:30pm for Soap MakingMore info...
  • Are you ready for Super Bowl XLIX? Kick off is at 6:30pm tonight. More info...

Monday, February 2 - Happy Groundhog Day
  • Ages 9 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this morning at 10am for Happy Groundhog Day! More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this evening at 5:30pm for Nature's Wonders: Woodcocks in the PrairieMore info...


Save The Date:
February 28: Fossil Fair More info...


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

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Consignment Sale List is HERE!

CMOMs Sale
As promised, the Queen City Buzz's Spring/Summer list of area consignment sales has just been published, HERE. Did I miss one? Please email me!There are LOTS of sales in our area, and they start in less than 3 weeks. Start checking your kids' (and yours - Green Jeans Sale is back) spring and summer clothes and making a list of what you need. Looking to make a little extra money? Then pull out the bins of last year's clothes and start tagging (you can find sale registration info on the websites found on the list). Happy Consignment Season!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • No School today for CMS More info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South offers FREE admission today for their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am to learn about Our Earth's MoonMore info...
  • Queens Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week continues through January 25th. More info...

Tuesday, January 20
  • Don't miss Storytime in the Secret Garden this morning at 10am at Winghaven. More info... 
  • If you homeschool, join the Homeschool Fieldtrip: Energy Explorium today at 12:15pm. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Imaginon for Haikus & Hot Cocoa this afternoon at 3:30pm. More info..
  • The Scaleybark library hosts Brain Teasers: Where's Waldo this afternoon at 5pm for elementary ages. More info...

Wednesday, January 21
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Winter Science 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: Mammal Tracks today at 12:30. More info..
  • Today is Homeschool Day - Oddball Animal Safari this afternoon, 1-3pm at the Museum of York County. Please register. More info...
  • The North County library teaches Basic Chinese to elementary ages this afternoon at 4pm. 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: BotanicalsMore info...

Thursday, January 22
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Story Explorers: Greek MythologyMore info...
  • If you have a child with special needs, check out the Trusted Parents Meeting this afternoon at 5pm at Imaginon. More info...
Friday, January 23
  • No School for CMS Schools today. More info..
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this afternoon at 2pm for a screening of Maleficent, popcorn included! Please register. More info...
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse begins its run at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 15. More info...

Saturday, January 24
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 9am for a Bird Walk: Coots, Ducks and MoreMore info...
  • You can Meet the Author: E.K. Smith this morning at 10:30 at the South County library. Please register. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts I Love You Day and Night Storytime this morning at 11am. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 11am. More info...
  • Learn about Snowflake Symmetry today at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a My Friends Photo BoardMore info.
  • Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel begins its run at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Shows through February 8. More info...
  • Bundle up and head our for a Winter Kayak Tour of Mountain Island Lake this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts a Haiku Walk for ages 10 and up this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Story Explorers: Ocean Explorers this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...

Sunday, January 25
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a Nature Trading ProjectMore info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Super Game Day this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Snowflake Symmetry this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts their Open Classroom: Winter Adaptations this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...

Monday, January 26
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The South County library hosts Every Child Ready to Read: General Overview Workshop Ages 3 to 5 at 11:15am. Space is limited. More info...

Save The Date:
January 28-February 1: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus More info...


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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Consignment Sales are coming..


Yes, I know it's FREEZING outside, but it's almost time for Spring/Summer Consignment Sale season. I'll be compiling my seasonal list and will share it in full next week. If you a sale happening in the Charlotte area, please email me the details ASAP. A few sales to go ahead and put on your calendar are the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) sale on February 7, the Myers Park Presbyterian Church sale on February 28, and the TTB Kidz sale March 13-15. Consignment sales aren't just for kids anymore...the Green Jeans Sale has sales in Lake Norman and Southpark coming later this spring!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, January 12

  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Shiele Museum hosts the Gaston Regional Science and Engineering FairMore info...


Tuesday, January 13
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble Morrison. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum this afternoon, 4-8pm.More info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark Library at 5pm for a screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2More info...

Wednesday, January 14
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30 at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Reptiles in Winter today at 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: The World's Only Flying Mammal 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...

Thursday, January 15
  • Ages 4 to 13 are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm for Homeschool Nature GamesMore info...
  • Ages 5 to 7 are invited to the South County library at 4:15pm for Afternoon Adventure: Lots of LEGOsMore info...
  • Learn all about Owls of Mecklenburg County this evening at 6pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. For ages 8 and up. More info...

Friday, January 16
  • Have the kids read to a volunteer therapy dog this afternoon during Paws to Read beginning at 3:45pm at the Morrison library. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum has a new planetarium show. Enjoy The Planets: A Voyage Across the Solar System through February. More info...
  • Queens Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week kicks off today and continues through January 25th. More info...

Saturday, January 17
  • Don't miss the American Girl Store's Grace's Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration this morning at 9am. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Petapalooza today, 10am-1pm with fun for the whole family.More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Build It, Make It, Take It: DNA Extraction for ages 10 and up this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today for the grand opening of their new exhibit, The Solar System: A Journey of ExplorationMore info...
  • Learn about Arctic Animals today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Uptown Charlotte is the place to be today at 11am for the MLK Holiday Parade 2015More info...
  • Imaginon hosts their Musical Petting Zoo today from 11am to 1pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Crafty CatapultMore info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for Winter Tracking this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Sunday, January 18
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for Native MammalsMore info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South offers FREE admission today for their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration. 12-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Arctic Animals this afternoon at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited tot the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 2pm for Winter Hiking & Camping 101More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a Little Owlet Prowl this afternoon at 3pm. More info...

Monday, January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • No School today for CMS More info...
  • The Levine Museum of the New South offers FREE admission today for their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am to learn about Our Earth's MoonMore info...

Save The Date:
January 28-February 1: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus More info...


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