Sunday, July 27, 2014

Charlotte Warehouse Sale


It's time again for Charlotte Warehouse Sale, the Charlotte area's premier sale of NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories at majorly reduced prices. The sale starts Wednesday evening, and thanks to the wonderful folks at CWS, one lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate for this sale. Head over to our Facebook Page and "LIKE" the post from Saturday. A winner will be drawn Tuesday at noon. Happy shopping!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 28
  • Don't miss the Princess & Friends Dress Up Party today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. More info...
  • The North County library hosts Snakes with Latta Plantation this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Tonight is Monday Movie Night at the Myers Park library at 6pm. Don't miss the screening of The LEGO Movie this evening. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this evening at 6pm for their Star Wars Fan Event. More info...


Tuesday, July 29
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Frozen Storytime this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble - Morrison today at 11am for What Do You Do With an Idea? More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 11am. More info..., and at Carolina Place at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to  hear Roy Daye perform. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Rodney Shelton. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's Champions Night with Fireworks. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts Summer Games Family Night this evening at 7pm. More info...


Wednesday, July 30
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Spiderman this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Today is Smurf Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. The fun begins at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: House for Hermit Crab with special activities today at 10:45am and 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Marvel Hero Storytime this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Birkdale. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Kyle Jason and Noel Friedline perform. More info...
  • Also at Pocket Park today is Library in the Park: I Can Explore the Best Kept Secret in Charlotte. More info...
  • Head to A.C. Moore for their Summer Fun Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Today is Mommy 'n Me: Knit for Kids. More info...
  • Looking for an afternoon camp for the kiddos? Look no further than Atomz Lab and their Hogwarts Potions camp for ages 7 to 11. 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 this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from Jim Quick & Coastline. More info...
  • It's Family Game Night tonight at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...


Thursday, July 31
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • If you missed it on Tuesday, Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Frozen Storytime this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Discovery Place: Learn to Make Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 11 are invited to Atomz Lab for an afternoon camp featuring Wonders of Flight this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Happy Birthday, Harry Potter this afternoon at 2pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • Take advantage of Parents Night Out being offered tonight, 5-9pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with The Dirty Beggars More info...


Friday, August 1

  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Noel Friedline. More info...
  • The US National Whitewater Center's BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Festival kicks off this afternoon at 4pm.
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Head to downtown Waxhaw for First Friday: Rustic & Refined this evening, 5-8pm. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Don't miss Friday Night Live in downtown Belmont, tonight, 7-10pm featuring the Craig Woolard Band. More info...
  • Tonight is Frozen Friday at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. Don't miss seeing Olaf and Elsa. Please register. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 7pm. More info..., and at Carolina Place. More info...
  • Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park begins tonight with a screening of American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight. More info...


Saturday, August 2
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 5 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is I Love Zoku at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Friendship at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Marvel Day at Barnes & Noble - Morrison beginning with Superhero Storytime 11am. More info.... It's also Marvel Day at the Arboretum location at 11am. More info..., and Carolina Place. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a You Name It! Door Hanger. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center is not happening tonight because of the BYOB Festival. More info...
  • Don't miss Rivergate's screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 this evening at dusk. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see Darrell Harwood & Gal Friday tonight at 7pm. More info...


Sunday, August 3
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Friendship this afternoon at 1:45. More info...
  • Head to Davidson this evening to hear Beatles tribute band, The Backbeat, as part of the Concerts on the Green series. More info...

Monday, August 4
  • Don' miss the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drawing Class this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place for I Believe in Fairies this morning at 11am. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Almost Sale Time...


Consignment Sale Season begins VERY soon. To keep you up to date on all of the sales, the QCB is proud to present the Fall/Winter Consignment Sale List for you. Mark your calendars, Make your list and get ready to shop. Looking to make a little extra cash this fall? Register for one (or more) of these awesome sales. The first one on the list, Charlotte Warehouse Sale, begins on July 30th. This is a women's clothing and accessories sale, and all items are NEW! Check our Facebook Page on Friday for an awesome giveaway, and check the blog next week for more info on this awesome sale!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 21
  • Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week continues all week through Sunday...enjoy! More info...
  • Today is Scooby-Doo Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story Corner. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts a Princess & Friends Dress Up Party this morning at 11am. More info...
  • It's Christmas in July with Elf on the Shelf this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. More info...
  • Don't miss Minecraft Crafts this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...


Tuesday, July 22
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this morning at 9:30am for Batman Storytime. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Epic. More info...
  • Don't miss Fizz, Boom, Read: Grossology this morning at 10:30am at the Davidson library. Please register. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts How to Train Your Dragon Storytime & Craft this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to  hear Ghost Trees perform. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Ben Davenport. More info...
  • The Myers Park library hosts For The Birds this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's Global Rallycross Driver Autograph Session and Exhibition. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts Summer Games Family Night this evening at 7pm. More info...


Wednesday, July 23
  • Today is Batman Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum beginning at 10am. More info..., and at the Carolina Place location at 11am. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the final presentation on August 5 by Cold Blooded Encounters, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Charlotte's Web this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Holy Storytime, Batman! this morning at 11am. More info..., also at the Birkdale location at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Commotion in the Ocean with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Tyrone Jefferson and Noel Freidline perform. More info...
  • Also at Pocket Park today is Library in the Park: I Can Discover a New World of Books. More info...
  • The Scaleybark library presents a screening of Diary of a Wimpy Kid this afternoon at 2pm. 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 this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from The Entertainers. More info...
  • This evening it's Batman Day at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. 6-9pm. More info..., and at the Birkdale location at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Kenton Place in Cornelius tonight to see a screening of Despicable Me 2. More info...


Thursday, July 24
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss DC Comics Storytime today at 9:30am at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Actors Theatre's preview of Dream a Little Dream, and see Slam Charlotte's Poetry Slam. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Independence library this afternoon at 3pm for Discovery Place - You Can Build It. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Tauk More info...
  • It's Family Game Night tonight at 7pm at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...


Friday, July 25
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts a DC Comics Cartooning Class this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this morning at 11am for Creating with Books. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Bill Averbach duo. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this afternoon at 2pm to experience Rookie Science. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • You don't want to miss the fun and team spirit at Panthers Fan Fest this evening. Stadium gates open at 5pm, with a practice session at 6:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see a screening of Big tonight at dusk. More info...


Saturday, July 26
  • Barnes & Noble hosts DC Comics Spectacular Saturday Storytime & Activities at 11am. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 10am, More info...
  • Head to Tweetsie Railroad to see the Frisbee Dogs. Shows daily through Sunday. More info...
  • Don't miss Family Fun Day today at the Simmons YMCA. 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts A Special Spanish Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Make and Shake Noise Maker. More info...
  • Celebrate National Dance Day this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Plaza beginning at 1pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Grand Ole McCelvey: Piedmont Country Blues this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from The London Souls. More info...
  • The Bearden Music Series returns to Romare Bearden Park tonight with their Soul & Beach Music evening beginning at 5:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to see a ballet performance by Piedmont Dance Theater tonight at 7pm. More info...


Sunday, July 27
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Ages 4 and 5 are invited to Listen, Look, and Learn in the Garden this afternoon at 3pm at Freedom Park. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Countdown to Kindergarten: All About Shapes this afternoon at 1:45. More info...

Monday, July 28
  • Don't miss the Princess & Friends Dress Up Party today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. More info...
  • The North County library hosts Snakes with Latta Plantation this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Tonight is Monday Movie Night at the Myers Park library at 6pm. Don't miss the screening of The LEGO Movie this evening. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this evening at 6pm for their Star Wars Fan Event. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Make your reservations...


Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week is coming!! Queen's Feast begins on Friday, but reservations tend to fill up fast, so make them now. Get three courses for $30 at over one hundred restaurants in Charlotte and surrounding areas. This is a great time to try something new...get out of your "bubble" and try a restaurant in another part of town. Enjoy!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 14
  • The Davidson library presents a screening of Jungle Book today at noon. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the West Boulevard library today at 2pm for Book Talk: Sci-Fi. More info...
  • Head to the Cornelius Library this afternoon at 2pm for a visit from Professor Whizzpop. More info...
  • Or check out the North County library's You Can Build It! also at 2pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Children's Writing Group is happening this afternoon at 3:30 for ages 8 to 11 at the University City library. More info...
  • Join the fun of the Fizz, Boom, Read Club this evening at 6:30pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
  • Charlotte Eagles vs. Sacramento More info...


Tuesday, July 15
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is We Bought a Zoo. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Actor's Theatre's preview of Dream a Little Dream, and hear Greg Lilley perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Chad Lawson. More info...
  • Rising Kindergarteners are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 2pm for Get Set for Kindergarten: Gus the Bus. More info...
  • Elementary ages can have fun with science at Zap! Boom! Read! this afternoon at 2pm at the Plaza Midwood library.More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's First Responder Night & School Bus Races. More info...


Wednesday, July 16
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the July 29nd presentation by Liz, Holly & The Jolly Lollies, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Beekeeper this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Under the Sea Snack with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Noel Freidline and Ziad Rabie perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • You don't want to miss Library in the Park: I Can Learn About the Carolina Coast today at 11:30am. More info...
  • The Matthews library hosts Frontline Storytellers this afternoon at 3pm. Space is limited; please register. 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 this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from From the Top. More info...


Thursday, July 17
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Actors Theatre's preview of Dream a Little Dream, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 3pm for An Owl Adventure. More info...
  • Downtown Concord hosts Union Street Live this evening, 6-9pm with music by The Fantastic Shakers. More info...
  • Debbie Allen's Brothers of the Knight begins tonight at Ovens Auditorium with shows through the weekend. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Stokeswood. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...


Friday, July 18
  • Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week kicks off today and runs through July 27th...enjoy! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Tommy Keys. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Head to Historic Rural Hill for their Summer Food Truck Rally this evening, 5:30-9:30pm. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Don't miss Calvary Church's FREE Go Fish Concert for the whole family this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Head to Belmont for Friday Night Live this evening, 7-10pm with music from Coming Up Brass. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...


Saturday, July 19
  • Lace up your shoes for a Parent & Me Tot Trot this morning at 9:30am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Tweetsie Railroad to see the Frisbee Dogs. Shows daily through the 27th. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Clash of the 'Bots today with special activities and events. 10am-7pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Star Wars Storytime & Craft today at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Krafty Kidz today at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Creative Ocean Animals at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Sophia the First Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Wiggly Eyed Glitter Fish. More info...
  • Matthews' Stumptown Park is the place to be this evening for a concert with Peace & Love Band. More info...
  • Check out Rivergate Shopping Center's Music By The Fountain this evening with Aerial View. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from T Bird & The Breaks. More info...
  • Don't miss Cornelius' Boat-In this evening at Ramsey Creek Park with a screening of Delivery Man. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis tonight to hear music from Carolina Soul Band tonight at 7pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...


Sunday, July 20
  • Celebrate National Ice Cream Day today with an 80 cent cup or cone. More info...
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum hosts Doc McStuffins Storytime this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Creative Ocean Animals this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Family Game Night this evening at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Railriders More info...

Monday, July 21
  • Today is Scooby-Doo Day at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story Corner. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place hosts a Princess & Friends Dress Up Party this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Don't miss Minecraft Crafts this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info...
  • Queen's Feast - Charlotte Restaurant Week continues. More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies


My oldest child turned 7 last month. Starting at about 3 months, we began taking classes with Music Together of Charlotte. He took classes until he was 5, and my twins took classes from infancy until about 3 1/2. We LOVE Music Together of Charlotte. Yes, the music is great, but the TEACHERS are amazing! Amazing teachers and amazing people. One of our amazing teachers, Liz, is also now an amazing mommy, and she and some friends have recently formed an AMAZING band, Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies. Their first album, Wishin' Volume 1 was just released. Every song is fantastic...I love it, my kids love it, and trust me, you and yours should love it, too!!

Their story, from Liz:
"Holly and I are both moms of young children and early childhood music teachers. We are constantly brewing music. In other words, to get our children to put on their shoes, cheer up, or soothe them to sleep, we are singing them through it. When we met 3 years ago (at a Music Together conference) we started talking about a dream of making a children's album. After years of dreaming we decided to make it a reality. We recorded the songs on our phones. Brought them to a local producer (Eric Lovell) and made the plan to record the album."

So, download the album, HERE, and mark your calendar for their live show coming up at Imaginon on July 29 as part of their Terrific Tuesdays series. You can reserve tix on July 16th at 10am (they will go FAST).

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, July 7
  • Don't miss Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr. this morning (and each morning through Saturday) at 10am. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the North County library at 2pm for Rock Houndin' to learn all about rocks and gemstones. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Scaleybark library at 2pm to Get Set For Kindergarten with Gus the Bus. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the Fizz, Boom, Read Club at the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm. More info...


Tuesday, July 8
  • Celebrate IHOP's 56th Birthday today with 56 cent short stacks today, 7am-7pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is The Croods. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Shane Tracy perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Grant Draper. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy this afternoon at the Schiele Museum, 4-8pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children under 13 are FREE. Tonight it's Faster Pastor School Bus Races. More info...


Wednesday, July 9
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the July 22nd presentation, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Bee Movie this morning at 10:30 at the Museum of York County. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis this morning at 10:30 for a Summer Reading Program Performance with Farmer Jason. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Countdown to Kindergarten: Following Directions with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Noel Freidline and Kyle Jason perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Modern Survival Series: Fire Building this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Tonight at the MINT Museum Uptown Meet Hugo the Hornet, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from The Swingin' Medallions. More info...
  • Head to Kenton Place in Cornelius this evening to see a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. More info...


Thursday, July 10
  • Main Street Children's Museum hosts another Playcation Day Camp this morning at 9:30am. The theme this month is Art All Around Us. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Barnes & Noble Birkdale's kickoff of their Summer Surprise Thursdays this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Ghost Trees perform, and enjoy lunch or treats from area food trucks. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Kannapolis hosts the second of their Thursdays on Main - Evening Music Series this evening with sounds from Black Glass. 6-9pm.
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse More info...


Friday, July 11
  • Celebrate Krispy Kreme's 77th Birthday today...buy any dozen and get a dozen glazed for just 77 cents. More info...
  • Today is also 7-11 Day. Celebrate with a FREE small slurpee at 7-Eleven locations today, 11am-7pm. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Tommy Lopez. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Head to Matthews for their Fun Family 4th of July today. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis for Movies in the Park. Tonight's feature is FrozenMore info...
  • Don't miss Pineville's Rockin' and Reelin' Series tonight with a screening of the classic, The Goonies. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse More info...


Saturday, July 12
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Preserve for a Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour at 9:30am. More info...
  • The Battle of Huck's Defeat takes place today, 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Sensory and Sand at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 7 are invited to area Barnes & Noble stores to enjoy The Numberlys this morning at 11am. Morrison, More info..., Arboretum, More info..., Carolina Place, More info..., Birkdale, More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Count and Decorate Octopus. More info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts "Who's in the Milkweed Patch?" Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Play in the Park today, 12-6pm at Independence Park...it's FREE! More info...
  • 7th Street Public Market is the place to be this afternoon for the 13th Annual Bastille Day Celebration. 4:00-9:00pm. More info...
  • Matthews' Stumptown Park is the place to be this evening for a screening of Scooby Doo. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from Mipso. More info...
  • Ages 7 and up are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for a Full Moon Hike. Website says 9am, but I'm thinking it's 9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse More info...
  • Charlotte Lady Eagles vs. Carolina More info...


Sunday, July 13
  • The Battle of Huck's Defeat continues today at Historic Brattonsville, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Sensory and Sand this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum this afternoon for The Catawba Indians: People of the River at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Sneaky Snakes this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 3pm for Hiking with Hounds. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse More info...

Monday, July 14
  • The Davidson library presents a screening of Jungle Book today at noon. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the West Boulevard library today at 2pm for Book Talk: Sci-Fi. More info...
  • Head to the Cornelius Library this afternoon at 2pm for a visit from Professor Whizzpop. More info...
  • Or check out the North County library's You Can Build It! also at 2pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Children's Writing Group is happening this afternoon at 3:30 for ages 8 to 11 at the University City library. More info...
  • Join the fun of the Fizz, Boom, Read Club this evening at 6:30pm at the Myers Park library. More info...
  • Charlotte Eagles vs. Sacramento More info...

Save The Date:
July 17-20: Brothers of the Knight More info...
July 18: Summer Food Truck Rally More info...
July 19: Clash of the Bots More info...
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fireworks...


It's that time of year again. I love all of the family and patriotic fun that comes with celebrating Independence Day, but I have little kids and sometimes the anticipation of the fireworks is a little overwhelming. Maybe they don't like loud noises (like one of mine), or they don't know what to expect, and they are fearful of those beautiful, LOUD lights in the sky coming Friday night. Here's an old (but I think really good) article about helping your kids if they face those fears. Here's to a happy (and fear & tear free) Fourth of July!!
This is how we do fireworks...
Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, June 30
  • The Sugar Creek library hosts From Page to Screen: Meet the Robinsons this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts a visit from The Nature Lady this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Hill library for Get Set for Kindergarten this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Myers Park library's Family Movie Night: Frozen this evening at 6pm. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves (2 games today!) More info...


Tuesday, July 1
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Turbo. More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tonight it's Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza and Little Luggies 600 Powerwheels Race. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Wednesday, July 2
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the July 15th presentation, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Shark Teeth Fossils with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis to hear music from the Charlotte Symphony and enjoy the fun of fireworks! More info...


Thursday, July 3
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the last day of Starbucks Fizzy Hour, today, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the Beatties Ford library at 2pm for Microsoft Word Basics for Kids. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the South County library for A Fabulous 4th of July this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • Or head to the Independence library at 3pm for a screening of The LEGO Movie. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of the Fourth of July Festival at the US National Whitewater Center. Music, fun and fireworks today and tomorrow. More info...
  • Team USA vs. Chinese Taipei More info...


Friday, July 4 - Independence Day!
  • Today is FREE Fishing Day in North Carolina. More info...
  • The Charlotte Museum of History hosts a Patriotic Celebration today, 10am-1:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Independence Day Celebration today, 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids to celebrate Independence Day all day long at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Waxhaw hosts A Taste of Small Town Americana today. Don't miss the fun. More info...
  • Red, White & Belmont kicks off today, with family fun through Sunday at Stowe Park. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Born in the USA today 11am-2pm with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Head to Matthews for their Fun Family 4th of July today. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Saturday, July 5
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Seashell Science at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 8 are invited to the Matthews library this morning at 11am for Story Explorers. Please register. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Silly Summer Cap. More info...
  • The Davidson library hosts Science Saturday Book Club for Kids this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Music By The Fountain at Rivergate this evening. Music by The Borderlyne Band. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from Roadkill Ghost Choir. More info...
  • Charlotte Hounds vs. Rochester with FIREWORKS after the game. More info...


Sunday, July 6
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Seashell Science this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...

Monday, July 7
  • Don't miss Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr. this morning (and each morning through Saturday) at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the North County library at 2pm for Rock Houndin' to learn all about rocks and gemstones. More info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Scaleybark library at 2pm to Get Set For Kindergarten with Gus the Bus. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the Fizz, Boom, Read Club at the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm. More info...

Save The Date:
July 17-20: Brothers of the Knight More info...
July 19: Clash of the Bots More info...
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Escape the Heat at Tweetsie


Summer's in full swing, and it is H.O.T. in the Queen City this time of year. If you're looking to escape the heat for a day or a weekend, you should definitely check out Tweetsie Railroad. Nestled in the beautiful (and cooler) mountains, Tweetsie offers tons of fun for the whole family. And coming up this weekend, in addition to all of the standard fun, SpongeBob and Patrick make an appearance at the park.

Make it a great week!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, June 23
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 8 are invited to the Cornelius library for Pirates! Ocean Commotion this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the Children's Writing Group this afternoon at 3:30 at the University City library. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the Myers Park library this evening for the Fizz, Boom, Read Club at 6:30pm. More info...


Tuesday, June 24
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts Toddler Tuesday Storytime this morning (and every Tuesday) at 10am. More info...
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express continues with $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Tuesdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is Rio. More info...
  • Area Barnes & Noble locations are hosting Five Little Monkeys today at 11am. Morrison at 11am, More info..., Arboretum at 11am, More info..., Carolina Place at 11am, More info..., and Birkdale at 11am, More info...
  • Enjoy Gemstone Mining at the Schiele Museum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm through August 10th. More info...
  • Romare Bearden Park continues its Music Lunch Box Series with live music at noon. Today hear sounds from Allen Barrington. More info...
  • Afternoon fun abounds at After Two on Tuesdays at the Main Street Children's Museum. 2:30pm. More info...
  • The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series is back on Tuesdays for the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tonight it's Media Mania School Bus Bash. More info...


Wednesday, June 25
  • Imaginon hosts their Terrific Tuesdays series. Get tickets for the July 8th presentation, TODAY at 10am. They go FAST! More info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Carolina Raptors this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Village Park in Kannapolis this morning at 10:30 for a Summer Reading Program Performance featuring Roger Day. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday - Eat a Bug Day with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Modern Survival Series: Shelter Building at 2pm. 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 at Romare Bearden Park wraps up its series this evening at 5:30pm. FREE concerts on Wednesday evenings. More info...


Thursday, June 26
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Playcation Day Camp this morning, 9-11:30am. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville for Blast To The Past Thursdays, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • Ages 7 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble Morrison to make Rubber Band Race Cars today at 11am. More info...
  • Enjoy Thursdays on Main today 11:30am-1pm at Veteran's Park in Kannapolis. Today hear music from LJTT (Little Jonny). More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center. Tonight's music provided by Thomas Wynn & The Believers. More info...


Friday, June 27
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center today at 10am for Birding Basics. More info...
  • The Nature Lady makes an appearance this morning at 10:45am at the Sugar Creek library. More info...
  • Don't miss SpongeBob and Patrick this weekend at Tweetsie Railroad. More info...
  • Romare Bearden Park continues its Music Lunch Box Series with live music at noon. Today hear sounds from Colby Dobbs. More info...
  • The Cornelius library hosts From Page to Screen: Jungle Book this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Matthews Playhouse presents Shrek: The Musical with the final shows this weekend. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • More live music at Friday LIVE! at The Factory at the NC Music Factory. 6-11pm. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Kannapolis hosts Movies in the Park this evening at Village Park with a screening of Despicable Me 2. More info...


Saturday, June 28
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Shutter Bugs program today 10am-2pm. More info...
  • National Geographic's 50 Greatest Photograph exhibit opens today at the Schiele Museum. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Countdown To Kindergarten: Early Literacy at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble Morrison hosts a visit from Clifford The Big Red Dog today at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Summertime Memories Frame. More info...
  • Ages 7 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble Arboretum to Build Rubber Band Race Cars. Please register. More info..., also at the Carolina Place location at 12:30pm. More info..., and at the Birkdale Barnes & Noble at 11am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Bearden Music Series today at Romare Bearden Park beginning this afternoon at 3:30pm. More info...
  • It's time again for Stories Under The Stars at the Kannapolis library at 7pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest has started their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center continues tonight with music from Kansas Bible Company. More info...
  • Enjoy the fun at the Summer Concert & Movie Series in Matthews. Tonight see a screening of One Direction: This is Us . More info...


Sunday, June 29
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Join the folks at the McDowell Nature Center for their Lake Wylie Clean-Up at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Bug Painting this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...

Monday, June 30
  • The Sugar Creek library hosts From Page to Screen: Meet the Robinsons this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • The North County library hosts a visit from The Nature Lady this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the Mint Hill library for Get Set for Kindergarten this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Myers Park library's Family Movie Night: Frozen this evening at 6pm. Please register. More info...

Save The Date:
July 17-20: Brothers of the Knight More info...
July 19: Clash of the Bots More info...
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...


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