Sunday, August 25, 2013

Big Red Shoe 5K & Festival

The Cornwell Center @ MP Baptist Church

Get ready for a fun 5K race and festival hitting Charlotte's Myers Park neighborhood on September 7th. From www.endurancemag.com:

Enjoy a day of fun and fitness with the whole family at the Big Red Shoe 5K & Festival on Sept. 7. The event supports the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, thus the “Big Red Shoe.”

The day will feature road events for all ages and levels with a USATF-certified 5k run/walk and 1k fun run/walk for the kids. The day will start with the 5k run at 8 a.m. and be followed by other fun events, including a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The first plate is free to all race participants!

Post-race fitness and festival fun includes a barre-on-the-lawn class, a yoga-on-the-lawn class and a Freestyle Fitness Challenge with personal trainers. If indoor cycling is your thing, come get a customized fit on the Keiser + spin bike.

There will be pottery, art demos and art for sale, a rock-climbing wall, a water-dunk tank, a clubhouse moon bounce, a balloon artist, line dancing, a kids’ obstacle course, face painting, a petting zoo, a registered dietitian to offer free nutritional resources, free massages and raffles and prizes.

Hope all goes well for those of you starting school on Monday. Wishing you and your children a year filled with love, laughter and learning!!

Blessings,
The Buzz


Monday, August 26 - Happy First Day of School for CMS!!!
  • Head to Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place for their LeapFrog LeapReader Storytime at 10am. More info...
  • Enjoy Nature Story Corner this morning at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 10am. More info...
  • Check out Baby Storytime this morning at 10am at the West Blvd. library. More info...
  • Tonight is Movie Night at the Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center at 6pm. More info...


Tuesday, August 27
  • This is the last week to enjoy the Spraygrounds as they close on Labor Day. Open 10am-8pm. More info...
  • Little kids not back-to-school yet? Head to Reed Gold Mine and see if you can "strike it rich"! Open 9am-5pm. More info...
  • Head to Family Storytime this morning at Imaginon at 10:30am. More info...


Wednesday, August 28
  • The Scaleybark Library hosts Toddler Storytime this morning at 10am, and Preschool Storytime at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for a Wonderful Wednesday: Sea Animal Science  today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Join the Chess Club at the Beatties Ford library this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Thursday, August 29
  • Head to the Naomi Drennan Rec Center today for the GSP Back to School Jam. 3-8pm. More info...
  • The Steel Wheels provides the music tonight for RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Friday, August 30
  • The Romare Bearden Park grand opening celebration begins this afternoon and goes through Sunday. TONS of family activities. More info...
  • You survived the first week of school...reward yourself (and the family) with a trip to Food Truck Friday. More info...
  • Check out the Reedy Creek Nature Center tonight for Owls, Why Give a Hoot this evening at 7:45pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...



Saturday, August 31
  • Lace up your shoes for the Kids at Play 5K today in Denver, NC. More info...
  • Head to Historic Brattonsville to learn all about Occupations of the Past today 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Or check out Latta Plantation's Revolutionary War Reenactment today and tomorrow 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a My Room Nameplate. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids offers Sensory Tables for Toddlers with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Become one of Nature's Artists today at the McDowell Nature Center at 3:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss Charly Horse performing tonight at RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Sunday, September 1
  • Join a Nature Exploration Hike today at 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30 at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info... 
  • Today is Crazy Hair Day at Discovery Place Kids with special activities at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Labor Day Celebration happening today at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • Head to the Hickory Grove Rec Center this afternoon at 3pm to experience African Drumming. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Save the Date:
September 2: Labor Day Parade More info...
September 5-8: Yiasou Greek Festival More info...
September 7: Big Red Shoe 5K & Festival More info...
September 7: Arthropod Day More info...
September 14: Rock & Read 5K More info...
September 14-15: Festival of India More info...
September 19-22: Auto Fair More info...
September 20-22, 27-29: Day Out with Thomas More info...
September 22: Reptile & Amphibian Day More info...

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