Sunday, April 20, 2014

Great Weekend Ahead...

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Mine was spent in beautiful Virginia (where it didn't rain) for my nephew's baptism and fun family time. Looking forward to getting back into the normal routine this week, though...preschool has surely been missed!!

Looking ahead to next weekend, there are 2 WONDERFUL events that you definitely shouldn't miss...
On Saturday, Myers Park Methodist Church hosts their 2014 Children's Circle Spring Carnival. Such a fun event for the whole family with rides, games, food and more. Be sure not to miss the silent auction featuring "must-have" items for the family.

On Sunday, head out to the US National Whitewater Center for the 10th Annual KinderMourn Hope Floats Duck Race. Adopt your ducks today, and enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon with the family. Hoping you have a wonderful week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 21
  • CMS is Back to School today!! WooHoo for Mom!!
  • Today is the last day to experience 101 Inventions That Changed the World at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Join the fun of Budding Adventures this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • It's time again for a Parent and Tot Meet and Greet at Ray's Splash Planet, today 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10am OR 11am for Preschool Explorer Series: Weather Watchers. Please register. More info...


Tuesday, April 22
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts Terrific Toddler Tuesday - Earth Day Art at 10am. More info...
  • Celebrate Earth Day today at Discovery Place Kids with special activities at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Homeschool: Nourishing the Planet at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon for their Family Earth Day Celebration. 3-6pm. More info...


Wednesday, April 23
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Arbor Day with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the University City library at 1:30pm for Dia Family Book Club. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...


Thursday, April 24
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts It's an Orange Aardvark! Storytime this morning at 11am. More info..., also at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum at 11am, More info..., also at Carolina Place at 11am. More info...
  • Ulysses: Charlotte Festival of the Arts continues with lots of activities and events in the area. More info...
  • Don't miss the Spring Concert Series hosted by the Shoppes at University Place. 6-9pm. More info...


Friday, April 25
  • 2014 BIKE! Charlotte kicks off today with Bike to Work Breakfast at 7:45am...all ages welcome. More info...
  • Head out on a Nature Exploration Hike at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 9am. More info...
  • Van Gogh Alive opens today at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Join Latta Homeschoolers: Fishing at Hornets Nest Park. 9am-12pm. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series has begun. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • TuckFest begins this evening at the US National Whitewater Center. Events, music and fun continue through Sunday. More info...
  • It's time for Beach Fest Matthews 2014 today and tomorrow...don't miss out! More info...


Saturday, April 26
  • Myers Park Methodist Church is hosting the Children's Circle Spring Carnival today, 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Bark in the Park is today at Rural Hill, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Earth Day Arbor Day today at Stallings Municipal Park. 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Enjoy the 20th Earth Day Celebration at the Anne Springs Close Greenway beginning at 10am. More info...
  • The University YMCA is hosting a Kids Bicycle Safety & Educational Rodeo, 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Head out to the Kings Drive Art Walk today and tomorrow along the Sugar Creek Greenway. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Down the Drain with special activities today at 11am and 2pm, and Sunday at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am or 2pm for Mysterious Mouths. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a All Aboard! Storytelling Puppet. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts Civil War Day today 11:30am-2:30pm...it's FREE! More info...
  • Downtown Kannapolis hosts the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Fest today 12-4pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...


Sunday, April 27
  • Reserve your spot for the Tour de Trees this morning, 10am-12pm. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center an become Nature's Artists at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss the KinderMourn Hope Floats Duck Race this afternoon at the US National Whitewater Center. The fun begins at 2pm. More info...
  • Plaza Midwood is the place to be this afternoon for BIKE Fest. Fun for the whole family (pets included). 2-5pm. More info...

Monday, April 28
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Enjoy Yoga in the Preserve this morning at 11am. Registration requested. More info...


Save The Date:
Through May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...
May 16-17: Red Rose Festival More info...


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Break...

It's Spring Break for most kiddos in the Queen City this week. Spring Break can either be REALLY fun...
IF YOU'RE HERE (I hate you a little if you're here)
 

Same routine (except for no school)...
IF YOU'RE HERE
OR no fun at all...
IF YOU'RE HERE (unless here is your happy place)

Hope your week is full of at least a little but of fun (see the fun to be had below), and not too much off-the-routine chaos. Just think...summer vacation will be here in just a few short weeks!!! Not sure if that's a good thing...
 
Blessings,
The Buzz
 

Monday, April 14
  • CMS Spring Break is this week!
  • Students in grades K-3 are invited to Spring Break Camps this week at Discovery Place. Join the fun for one day, or for the whole week! More info...
  • The Latta Plantation hosts Let's Go! Spring Break Camp this week...lots of fun! More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Get your Photos with the Easter Bunny at Concord Mills through April 19th. More info..., also at Carolina Place Mall through the 19th. More info...
  • Don't miss the Spring Break Celebration  at Cold Blooded Encounters in Monroe. More info...


Tuesday, April 15
  • Don't forget to send that pretty little package to the IRS!
  • This is the last week to experience 101 Inventions That Changed the World at Discovery Place. The exhibit closes next Monday, April 21. More info...
  • Find the closest Great American Cookie location today, and get a FREE chocolate chip cookie for Tax Day! More info..., or head to Boston Market for their Tax Day Chicken Deal. More info.... and Sonic offers 1/2 Price Drinks & Slushes today. More info...
  • Ray's Splash Planet has special hours this week for Spring Break...extra time for extra water fun!! More info...


Wednesday, April 16
  • Head to the Main Street Children's Museum this morning for Wee Wednesdays at 10:30am. More info... 
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Eat A Bug Day with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • If you homeschool, head to Latta Homeschoolers: Goecahing Behind the Scenes this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...


Thursday, April 17
  • Join the fun of Latta Homeschoolers: Gone Fishin' this morning 10am-12pm at Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Ulysses: Charlotte Festival of the Arts continues with lots of activities and events in the area. More info...
  • Don't miss the Spring Concert Series hosted by the Shoppes at University Place. 6-9pm. More info...
  • Head to Belmont this evening for their Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. The fun begins at 6:30pm. More info...


Friday, April 18
  • Join a Nature Exploration Hike this morning at 9am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • The Tom Sykes Rec Center hosts an Easter Bunny Brunch this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum this morning at 10:30am for The Amazing Egg. More info...
  • Lots of Easter fun happening today at Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte, and it's FREE! More info...
  • Lace up your shoes for the FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series has begun. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...


Saturday, April 19
  • Lace up your shoes for the Bunny Run 5K & Festival in Concord this morning. More info...
  • There's lots of FREE Easter Fun to be had this weekend at Bass Pro Shops in Concord. More info...
  • Historic Rosedale hosts Civil War Living History Day, today, 9am-4pm. More info...
  • Mecklenburg County Parks & Rec is hosting a number of Easter Egg Hunts today...find the one closest to you! More info...
  • Don't miss the Easter Eggstravaganza at Lazy 5 Ranch all day today with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Hope you have tickets for the Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt this morning beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Hop To It! Easter Egg Hunt this morning at 10am in Indian Trail. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts an Egg-cellent Egg Drop with special activities at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • The 5th Annual Rural Hill Egg Hunt is being held this morning at 10am. Please register. More info...
  • The Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center hosts an Easter Bunny Brunch this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Sunny Days Light Catcher. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center for Family Fort Building this afternoon at 1pm. Please register. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...


Sunday, April 20 - Happy Easter!
  • Historic Rosedale hosts Civil War Living History Day, today, 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Learn all about Herping this afternoon at the McDowell Nature Center at 2pm. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm for Turtles, Tortoises & Terrapins, Oh My! More info...

Monday, April 21
  • Join the fun of Budding Adventures this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • It's time again for a Parent and Tot Meet and Greet at Ray's Splash Planet, today 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10am OR 11am for Preschool Explorer Series: Weather Watchers. Please register. More info...


Save The Date:
April 25-26: BeachFest Matthews More info...
April 25-May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...
April 26: Children's Circle Spring Carnival More info...
April 26: Bark in the Park More info...
April 27: KinderMourn Hope Floats Duck Race More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...
May 16-17: Red Rose Festival More info...


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

I Scream, You Scream...


The sun's coming out on Tuesday...celebrate with ICE CREAM at FREE Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's! The Charlotte area scoop shops will be taking donations for Cookies for Kids Cancer. Make it a great week!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 7
  • Don't miss FREE Coffee at McDonald's all week long during breakfast hours. More info...
  • Get your Photos with the Easter Bunny at Concord Mills through April 19th. More info...
  • Suit up and take a dip at Ray's Splash Planet during their Parent and Tot Meet and Greet today, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Join the Amphibian Fun this morning (and every weekday morning this week) at Discovery Place in Uptown at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures. More info...
  • Preschoolers and their parents are invited to Leap into Literacy this morning at 10:30 at the Rock Hill City Hall Amphitheater. More info...
  • Load up the baby and the stroller for Babes in the Woods this morning at 10:30 at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Join the fun of LEGO Engineering this afternoon at 2:45 at the Tom Sykes Rec Center. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to Kannapolis library this afternoon at 4pm for Spy Science. More info...


Tuesday, April 8
  • The York County library hosts Jumping Jeepers Frog Crafts today at 10am and 6pm. More info...
  • Today is FREE Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's locations...12-8pm...enjoy! More info...
  • It's a Kids Dance Party today at 12pm at Glencairn Gardens as part of the Come See Me Festival. More info...
  • If you homeschool, head to the Homeschool Map & Compass class today, 1:30-3:30 at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss the Teddy Bear Tea Party this afternoon at 3pm at Wingate University. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts a Moon & Stars Party this evening at 7:30pm. More info...


Wednesday, April 9
  • Head to the Main Street Children's Museum today for Froggy Friends with fun activities planned all day long. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: April Showers Bring May Flowers with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Join Nature Detectives: Pollination Ecology this afternoon at 1:30pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • The York County library hosts Jumping Jeepers Frog Crafts today at 3pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Head to Charlotte Preparatory School this evening at 6pm for Blast Off Rocket Launch. Please register. More info... 


Thursday, April 10
  • Join the Muddy Boots Club this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. Space is limited. More info...
  • Ulysses: Charlotte Festival of the Arts continues with lots of activities and events in the area. More info...
  • The Kannapolis library hosts an Eggs-perimental Drop Competition this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Get your food truck fix at the NoDa Alley Rally this evening 6-9pm. More info...
  • Head to Sullivan Middle School this evening at 6:30pm for Broadway Night. More info...
  • Don't miss the Spring Concert Series hosted by the Shoppes at University Place. 6-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins More info...


Friday, April 11
  • Today kicks off the 2 Year Anniversary & Spring Break Celebration  at Cold Blooded Encounters in Monroe. More info...
  • If you homeschool, check out the Homeschool Woodland Story Walk this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Rock Hill's ParentSmart hosts Come Visit Our Pad today 10am-12pm with FREE dental screenings and more. More info...
  • Don't miss Moonlight Jazz & Blues this evening at Winthrop Lake with entertainment and fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Winthrop Lake is also the place to be for the Barbeque Cook-Off as part of the Come See Me Festival. More info...
  • Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse season is just around the corner...Meet the Hounds tonight at 6pm at the NASCAR Hall of Fame More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series has begun. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...


Saturday, April 12
  • Lots and lots, and LOTS to do today as part of the last day of the Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill. More info...
  • Don't miss the Easter Eggstravaganza at Lazy 5 Ranch all day today with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts Bring a Nerd to the Museum Day today 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Today is Sheep Shearing Day at Historic Brattonsville. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts That Music is Garbage with special activities at 11am and 2pm today, and at 2pm tomorrow. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a What's Happening? Write & Wipe Schedule. More info...
  • Today is Young Veterinarians' Day at the Carolina Raptor Center. 12-4pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Museum of History hosts a Living History Saturday this afternoon, 1-5pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts their Nature Egg Hunt this afternoon at 1pm. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the Concord library this afternoon 2pm for Ocean Explorations presented by Discovery Place. More info...
  • The Kannapolis library hosts an Eggs-perimental Drop Competition this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • Suit up for the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt this evening at Ray's Splash Planet. The fun begins at 5:30pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Philadelphia 76ers More info...


Sunday, April 13
  • Don't miss the UNC Charlotte Science & Technology Expo today 10am-2pm. More info...
  • There's lots of FREE Easter Fun to be had this weekend and next at Bass Pro Shops in Concord. More info...
  • Head to the Gaston County Museum this afternoon at 1:30pm for their Easter Egg Hunt. More info...
  • Join in a Photography Hike this afternoon at 2pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins More info...

Monday, April 14 -
  • CMS Spring Break is this week!
  • The Latta Plantation hosts Let's Go! Spring Break Camp this week...lots of fun! More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...


Save The Date:
April 19: Easter Eggstravaganza More info...
April 19: Latta Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 19: Living History: Civil War More info...
April 25-26: BeachFest Matthews More info...
April 25-May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...
April 26: Children's Circle Spring Carnival More info...
April 26: Bark in the Park More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...
May 16-17: Red Rose Festival More info...


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K & Bake Sale


Spring weather is returning this week (again). Time to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and eat some cookies! Do what? Yes, that's right, it's time for the 3rd annual Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K and Bake Sale in the Cotswold area on Saturday. This race is an awesome family event...I mean you can't beat getting exercise and fresh baked goods all in one place on a Saturday morning!! Make it a great week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 31
  • Get your Photos with the Easter Bunny at Concord Mills through April 19th. More info...
  • Don't miss Reptile Fun this morning (and every weekday morning this week) at 10am at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Upper elementary and middle school homeschoolers are invited to the Energy Explorium today for a Super Science Demonstration. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 11am for Yoga in the Preserve. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Washington Wizards More info...


Tuesday, April 1 - April Fools Day!
  • Take a day trip to Reed's Gold Mine to see artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge through Saturday. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Dia de Los Ninos/Dia de Los Libros: Children's Day/Book Day this morning at 11am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Today is April Fish Day at area Panda Express restaurants. Get FREE Golden Szechaun Fish today with any purchase. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Hill library this afternoon at 4pm for their American Girl Book Club at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to Learn, Connect, Play: Wii Gaming this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Mountain Island library. More info...


Wednesday, April 2
  • Ages 3 and under are invited to Wee Wednesday this morning at 10:30am at the Main Street Children's Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Don't Be a Litterbug! with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Children in grades 2 to 5 are invited to the Kannapolis Library this afternoon at 4pm for Electrifying Encounters. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...


Thursday, April 3
  • The Charlotte Motor Speedway Auto Fair begins today and the fun continues through Sunday. More info...
  • Ulysses: Charlotte Festival of the Arts continues with lots of activities and events in the area. More info...
  • Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary in Concord hosts Engineering For All this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • It's time again for the Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill. Things kick off tonight with the Parade beginning at 6:30pm. More info...


Friday, April 4
  • Join a Nature Exploration Hike this morning at 9am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Gaston College hosts SciVisit 2014 to share the STEM educational and career opportunities in North Carolina. More info...
  • If you homeschool, take the kids to the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 10am for Latta Homeschoolers: Fishing. More info...
  • Head to Hickory for the State Wide Star Party starting at 10am at the Catawba Science Center. More info..., They are also hosting a Science Expo this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The State Wide Star Party is also happening this afternoon at 2pm at Crowders Mountain State Park. More info..., and tonight at UNC-Charlotte's Observatory More info...
  • Ages 5 to 18 are invited to the Sherrills Ford Library this afternoon at 4pm to learn about The Amazing Chemistry of Dry Ice. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a game of Capture the Flag this afternoon at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Rock Hill's Come See Me Festival offers Chalk on Main, Beach Bash, and Musical Mania all beginning at 4:30pm...don't miss the family fun! More info...
  • Don't miss Fun with STEM - The Live Show with shows this weekend at Booth Playhouse. More info...
  • Matthews Playhouse presents Peter Pan with shows tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at the Matthews Community Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic More info...


Saturday, April 5
  • Lace up your shoes for the Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K, More info..., the 6th Annual Bulldog 5K, More info..., or the Know Your Craft 5K, More info...
  • If you're a photographer (amateur or pro), don't miss Spring PhotoWILD today and tomorrow at the Carolina Raptor Center. More info...
  • The list of fun happening at the Come See Me Festival today is ENORMOUS, with events all day long. Click the link to see more details! More info...
  • See some local high school lacrosse today at the NC Champions Challenge at Ardrey Kell High School. More info...
  • Reed Gold Mine hosts a Pirate Panning Palooza today, 9am-5pm...go find some gold! More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place in Uptown for Inside Out: A Day of Dissections beginning at 10am. More info...
  • The Humane Society of Charlotte hosts Pet Palooza today at Independence Park, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Go to the Schiele Museum today to meet and become The Earth's Greenest Heroes for their celebration of Earth Day. Lots of fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Matthews hosts their Earth Day Celebration today in Stumptown Park, 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Doc McStuffins Toy Check Up today at Discovery Place Kids. 11am-1pm with Radio Disney. More info...
  • Local Barnes & Noble locations present a reading of The Pigeon Needs a Bath this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place in Uptown invites you to Comet Creations today at 11am, 2pm and 4pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Indoor Gardening with special activities at 11am and 2pm today, and at 2pm tomorrow. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make an It's Spring! Bird's Nest. More info...
  • Head to Davidson to the PiES Incubator to see the entries and winners of The Green Idea Factory Competition today at noon. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Science Family Fun Day this afternoon, 1-3pm. More info...
  • Hilbish Ford in Kannapolis hosts the Zucchini 500 this afternoon, 1-5pm. A pinewood derby type competition for kids with fun activities for adults, too. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts their part of the State Wide Star Party this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Plan a date night to see Suzy Bogguss in concert this evening at the McElvey Center at 7:30pm. More info...


Sunday, April 6
  • Discovery Place in Uptown hosts Bird Lore & More this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Backyard Birding 101 this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • As part of the Come See Me Festival, enjoy Sundaes with Glen & Mother Goose this afternoon, 2-5pm at Glencairn Garden. More info...
  • Don't miss the Spring Wildflower Hike this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to the Science & Superheroes Contest this afternoon at Discovery Place in Uptown at 2:30pm. More info...

Monday, April 7
  • Suit up and take a dip at Ray's Splash Planet during their Parent and Tot Meet and Greet today, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Join the Amphibian Fun this morning (and every weekday morning this week) at Discovery Place in Uptown at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures. More info...
  • Preschoolers and their parents are invited to Leap into Literacy this morning at 10:30 at the Rock Hill City Hall Amphitheater. More info...
  • Load up the baby and the stroller for Babes in the Woods this morning at 10:30 at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Join the fun of LEGO Engineering this afternoon at 2:45 at the Tom Sykes Rec Center. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to Kannapolis library this afternoon at 4pm for Spy Science. More info...


Save The Date:
Through April 13: NC Science Festival More info...
April 11: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 12: 3rd Annual Easter Celebration More info...
April 12 & 19: Easter Eggstravaganza More info...
April 19: Latta Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 25-26: BeachFest Matthews More info...
April 25-May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...
April 26: Bark in the Park More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...
May 16-17: Red Rose Festival More info...


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Green Jeans Sale Time & great deal for Teachers!

It's time this week for the Green Jeans Sale in Lake Norman. You know I love consignment sales, and this one is awesome because this one is for us...the moms!! The sale begins Wednesday morning at 9am in Mooresville, and most items go half price on Friday. Teachers get to pre-shop the half price sale on Thursday evening with a teacher ID, and there will be great designer deals to be had all week long! Expect clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes and MORE. Get yourself and your wardrobe all ready for Spring and Summer!! Make it a great week!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 24
  • Head to Budding Adventures this morning at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 10am. More info...
  • If you homeschool, join the Homeschool Fieldtrip: Mecklenburg County Recycling Center, today 1-3pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Tom Sykes Rec Center hosts Fort Building this afternoon at 2:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to Terrarium Time this afternoon at 3:30pm at Winghaven Gardens. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Houston Rockets More info...


Tuesday, March 25
  • Take a day trip to Reed's Gold Mine to see artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge through April 5th. More info...
  • Don't miss Storytime at Midwood Park this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Spring weather is sure to appear in Charlotte sometime soon...plan a visit to the US National Whitewater Center where there's fun to be had for the whole family. More info...


Wednesday, March 26
  • Adults are invited to Green Cleaning for Healthy Housekeeping today 10am-2:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: All About Dr. Seuss with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Join the Nature Detectives as they learn about Invasive Species this afternoon at 1:30pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • The Green Jeans Sale begins this evening in Lake Norman. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Brooklyn Nets More info...


Thursday, March 27
  • Join the Muddy Boots Club this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center for some hiking fun. More info...
  • Take part in a Sizzlin' Sports Afternoon today at the Tom Sykes Rec Center at 2:45pm. More info...
  • Ulysses: Charlotte Festival of the Arts continues with lots of activities and events in the area. More info...
  • Don't miss Gospel Shout 2014 this evening at United House of Prayer for All People. More info...


Friday, March 28
  • Today brings another installation of Storytime at Midwood Park at 10:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss out on Photos with the Easter Bunny at Concord Mills. Today through April 19th. More info...
  • Head to the North County library today at noon for their Preschool Movie Break. More info...
  • Learn about the history of your home town. The Charlotte Museum of History is open today, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Fun with STEM - The Live Show with shows this weekend and next at Booth Playhouse. More info...


Saturday, March 29
  • Lace up your shoes for the Elizabeth 8K Road Race, More info..., the Sticks & Bones Trail Race, More info..., or the Fight For Air Climb Charlotte, More info...
  • Covenant Presbyterian holds their Consignment Sale today...don't miss! More info...
  • Enjoy FREE Yoga today at GottaYogaStudio's University Open House Celebration. More info...
  • Head to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden today for Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure. More info...
  • The Spring Scavenger Hunt should be fun for all this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Today is Reptile & Amphibian Day, 10am-5pm at Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte. More info...
  • Don't miss the Family Fun Challenge today at the McDowell Nature Center. 10-11:30am. Please register. More info..., or join the fun of Nature Creations also at McDowell at 10am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Storybook Art all day today, and tomorrow. More info...
  • Now through Wednesday, enjoy A Celebration of the Science of the Very, Very Small at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Carolina Place Mall hosts their Spring Family Festival today in Center Court, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Make some Recycled Light this afternoon at 1pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Recommended for ages 8 and up, Spelling 2-5-5 begins today at Children's Theatre of Charlotte with shows through April 6th. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Oklahoma City Barons More info...


Sunday, March 30
  • Come Play in the Dirt this afternoon at 1pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • The 2nd Annual Clown Skate Jam is happening this afternoon at Kate's Skating Rink in Gastonia to benefit A Child's Place. More info...
  • Learn about, and fish for, Fantastic Fish this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 3pm for Specimen of the Day: Skins, Skulls and More. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Oklahoma City Barons More info...

Monday, March 31
  • Don't miss Reptile Fun this morning (and every weekday morning) at 10am at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Upper elementary and middle school homeschoolers are invited to the Energy Explorium today for a Super Science Demonstration. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 11am for Yoga in the Preserve. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Washington Wizards More info...


Save The Date:
March 28-April 13: NC Science Festival More info...
April 5: Earth Day More info...
April 11: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 12: 3rd Annual Easter Celebration More info...
April 12 & 19: Easter Eggstravaganza More info...
April 19: Latta Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 25-May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...
April 26: Bark in the Park More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...
May 16-17: Red Rose Festival More info...


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Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope everyone is wearing green and enjoying the day. If you're looking for ideas to help the kids celebrate without corned beef and cabbage, try these fun St. Patrick's Day Activities. Hope you have a wonderful week...QCB is enjoying a rainy and cool spring break at the beach :-(, but it's a change of scenery and new memory making time, so I'll take it!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 17
  • Galway Hooker Irish Pub hosts a full day St. Patrick's Day Festival today in Cornelius. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center today at 10am for Nature Story Corner. More info...
  • Ray's Splash Planet hosts a Parent and Tot Meet and Greet today 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss To Catch a Leprechaun this afternoon at 3:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Rock Hill for St. Patrick's Day on Main with special events for the whole family beginning at 4:30pm. More info...
  • The Myers Park library hosts a St. Patrick's Day Storytime Party this evening at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Atlanta Hawks More info...


Tuesday, March 18
  • If you homeschool, don't miss Latta Homeschoolers: Geocaching today 10am-12pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 8 are invited to the South County library at 4:15pm for Read a Book, Learn to Cook. Please register. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Mountain Island library at 4:30 for Creating with Books. More info...


Wednesday, March 19
  • Today is Homeschool Living History Day at the Gaston County Museum. 9:30am-12pm. Please register. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Museum Randolph location for their Mini-Masters Workshop: Make a Face this morning at 10:30am. Registration required. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: All About Dr. Seuss with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Homeschool Wednesday this afternoon, 1-3pm, at the Museum of York County. Today's theme is Singing the Blues. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Family Reading Month - Leap Reader Event this afternoon at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...


Thursday, March 20
  • Today is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day at Discovery Place Kids, with special events at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Museum Randolph location for their Mini-Masters Workshop: Make a Face this afternoon at 1:45pm. Registration required. More info...
  • Don't miss Disney Junior LIVE on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure today at Time Warner Cable Arena at 3:30 and 6:30pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Chick-Fil-a Family Night this evening, 5:30-7:30pm, at the Huntersville Chick-Fil-a. More info...
  • Ulysses: Charlotte Festival of the Arts kicks off this afternoon at the 7th Street Public Market. More info...


Friday, March 21
  • Don't miss the FBCIT Children's Consignment Sale today and tomorrow in Indian Trail. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Sensory Storytime this morning at 10:15am. More info...
  • Head to the Hickory Grove library for Creating with Books this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...


Saturday, March 22
  • Shop til you drop at the Sardis Weekday School Consignment Sale, at Sardis Presbyterian Church. More info...
  • Lace up your shoes for the Pure Religion 5K at Central Church of God, More info..., or the Charlotte Brain Tumor Race at Freedom Park. More info...
  • Enjoy Breakfast with Cookie Mouse this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today for Bugapalooza 2014. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Today is Children's Day on the Farm at Historic Brattonsville with special events 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Bulid It, Make It, Take It: Air Rockets with Parachutes this morning at 10:30...limited space, please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Springtime Reading today at 10:45am and 1:45pm, and tomorrow at 1:45pm. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Colors of the Rainbow MirrorMore info...
  • Cookie Mouse Visits Storytime this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Leap & The Lost Dinosaur today at 12noon. More info...
  • Don't miss the Ricky Skaggs Performance and Book Signing beginning at 2pm at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • The Harlem Globetrotters come to town today at the Time Warner Cable Arena. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trailblazers More info...
  • Charlotte Roller Girls vs. Hard Knox AllStars More info...


Sunday, March 23
  • Lace up your shoes for the Charlotte 10 Miler & 4 Mile Race in Ballantyne. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center to Feed the Birds this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts a Signs of Spring Hike this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Go on a Peeper Prowl this evening at the McDowell Nature Center at 7pm. Please register. More info... 
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...

Monday, March 24
  • Head to Budding Adventures this morning at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 10am. More info...
  • If you homeschool, join the Homeschool Fieldtrip: Mecklenburg County Recycling Center, today 1-3pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Tom Sykes Rec Center hosts Fort Building this afternoon at 2:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to Terrarium Time this afternoon at 3:30pm at Winghaven Gardens. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Houston Rockets More info...


Save The Date:
March 27: Gospel Shout! More info...
March 28-April 13: NC Science Festival More info...
March 29: Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure More info...
April 11: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 12: 3rd Annual Easter Celebration More info...
April 12 & 19: Easter Eggstravaganza More info...
April 19: Latta Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 25-May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...
April 26: Bark in the Park More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...
May 16-17: Red Rose Festival More info...


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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring Forward...I'm Lovin' It


I LOVE Spring!! The weather is improving (please Mother Nature, let it stick around), the flowers are beginning to bloom, and it's staying light a little later (which somehow makes all of my days seem a little more productive in Mommyland). I'm excited for more outside playtime (and less chaos and disaster INSIDE my house), more bike rides, more meals cooked on the grill (and not by me), more visits to the farmers market, more short sleeves (and less laundry), more patio weekend lunches (with a beer or a bloody), and just more fresh air...it does my body and my mind a whole lotta good this time of year. Happy unofficial (just 11 days until it's "for real") Spring, y'all!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, March 10
  • Space is limited for Preschool Explorer Series - Signs of Spring this morning at 11am at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • The Leftover Luxuries Sale continues all this week at Atherton Mill. More info...
  • Enjoy a FREE Center City Concert at St. Peter's today at noon featuring the music of the Thistledown Tinkers. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Denver Nuggets More info...


Tuesday, March 11
  • If you homeschool, head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center today at 1:30pm for Nourishing the Planet: Plants Around You. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 8 are invited to the Matthews library this afternoon for Story Explorers: Book Nuts at 4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday presented by Duke Energy at the Schiele Museum. 4:00-8:00pm. More info...


Wednesday, March 12
  • Kat's Kids Sale begins this morning in Huntersville. Continues through Saturday. More info...
  • Ages 3 and under re invited to the Main Street Children's Museum this morning for Wee Wednesday at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: All About Dr. Seuss with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Become a Nature Detective this afternoon at 1:30pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Chick-fil-A at Cotswold hosts Chick-Fil-a on Broadway a special kids' night filled with fun. More info...
  • Charlotte Warehouse Sale opens their doors tonight, and the sale continues until Sunday. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this evening for CSI: Citizen Science Investigations at 6:30pm. More info...


Thursday, March 13
  • Registration is now open for Music Together of Charlotte's spring session that begins March 24th. Don't miss out!. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to Imaginon this afternoon for Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games. More info...
  • Carowinds opens in 16 short days. We love a season pass for the spring & summer, and the rates are GREAT right now. More info...


Friday, March 14
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a Homeschool Woodland Story Walk this morning at 10am.  Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss Homeschool Game Time this afternoon at the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Back on the Rack Consignment comes to Providence Road Church of Christ this evening and tomorrow.  More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts Corduroy Pajamarama Storytime this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Minnesota Timberwolves More info...


Saturday, March 15
  • Head to the US National Whitewater Center for the Fourth Annual Green River Revival with special events beginning at 8am. More info...
  • Don't miss Bouncing Bunnies & Hares today at the Charlotte Nature Museum, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts a St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • It's time for the 18th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival in uptown Charlotte. The parade steps off at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts their St. Patrick's Day Celebration today and tomorrow. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Springtime Kite CraftMore info...
  • The 32nd Annual Camellia Show is today and tomorrow at Black Lion on Park Road. More info...
  • Girls ages 8 to 12 are invited to Barnes & Noble - Morrison for American Girls - Truly Talented You. Please register. More info...
  • Take your canine friend to the St. Patrick's Day Pawty at The Dog Bar this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Metropolitan with events beginning at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Epicentre today for the Kids Club St. Patrick's Day, 1-3pm, More info... and  for the 6th Annual Green Party beginning at 3pm. More info...
  • Learn about Animal Evidence ID this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters More info...


Sunday, March 16
  • Ages 4 to 9 are invited to the Schiele Museum this afternoon for a Leprechaun Trek at either 1:30 or 3:30pm. Registration required. More info...
  • Learn all about Geocaching  this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to the Lancaster County Cultural Arts Center this afternoon at 3pm to hear The Moon Flute Quartet. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Lake Erie Monsters More info...

Monday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center today at 10am for Nature Story Corner. More info...
  • Don't miss To Catch a Leprechaun this afternoon at 3:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Atlanta Hawks More info...


Save The Date:
March 20: Disney Junior Live More info...
March 22: Children's Day on the Farm More info...
March 22: Charlotte Roller Girls vs. Hard Knox AllStars More info...
March 22: Harlem Globetrotters More info...
March 27: Gospel Shout! More info...
March 29: Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure More info...
April 11: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt More info...
April 12 & 19: Easter Eggstravaganza More info...
April 25-May 11: Bike Charlotte! More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...
April 26: Bark in the Park More info...
May 9-11: Sesame Street Live More info...


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