Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pumpkin EVERYTHING!!


Like a lot of folks, I've been obsessed with Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte for the last 10 years, and yes I get excited when pumpkin season rolls around. But this year I've noticed the pumpkins (and their lattes) came out even earlier, and there seems to be pumpkin EVERYTHING. At Trader Joe's alone today I saw the following: pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin chai mix, pumpkin bar mix, pumpkin biscotti, pumpkin cereal bars, AND pumpkin yogurt (that was sold out, of course). Since it's clearly time for pumpkins, here are a few of my favorite area pumpkin patches (so you can have pumpkin porches, of course!!)


Blessings,
The Buzz


Monday, September 30
  • Learn about Fall Flowers today at McDowell Nature Center's Preschool Explorer Series at 9:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss Marvelous Monday Storytime this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place. Today they're reading a QCB favorite, Dragons Love Tacos. More info...
  • Please note that Ray's Splash Planet will be CLOSED today through October 18th for their annual maintenance. More info...
  • Charlotte Christian School hosts a National Christian College Fair this evening, 6:30-8:30pm. More info...


Tuesday, October 1
  • Don't miss the FREE Library Storytimes near you today. More info...
  • Today is Fall Homeschool Day at AW Shucks Farm. 9:30am-12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to the Atherton Market today...open 10am-7pm. More info...
  • If you live in Dilworth and have a toddler, check out the TOADs (Toddlers Out and About in Dilworth) playgroup this afternoon at 4pm. More info...

Wednesday, October 2
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Wonderful Wednesday: Fun with Bats today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate comes to Time Warner Cable today with shows through Sunday. More info...
  • The Tom Sykes Rec Center hosts Grounded Yoga this afternoon at 2:45pm. More info...
  • Celebrity chef Jamie Deen (you know, Paula's not-so-bad-looking son) will be at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum this evening at 7pm for an author event and cookbook signing. More info...


Thursday, October 3
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 3:30pm to make Fairy Houses in their Nature Creations program. More info...
  • Don't miss York County, SC's 9th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival, today though Saturday. More info...
  • Plan a date night (or take the fam) and enjoy MET Live: Music on the Greenway, 6:30-9:30pm. Tonight's music is courtesy of Who Rescued Who. More info...
  • Charlotte Latin School hosts an Admissions Open House for TK and Kindergarten this evening at 7pm. More info...


Friday, October 4
  • If you homeschool, don't miss out on Rural Hill's 2013 Fall Homeschool Day today. More info...
  • Check out the Mint Museum Uptown's newest exhibit, Worlds Fairs, now through January 19th. More info...
  • Head to Waxhaw's First FRIGHTday today 5-9pm. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum presents Rainy and the Rattlesnakes - Bluegrass Concert this evening at 7pm. More info...



Saturday, October 5
  • Lace up your shoes for the Komen Charlotte Race For the Cure. More info...
  • Check out the Hola Charlotte Festival today celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. More info...
  • Head to Huntersville for their Fall into Huntersville - Fall Festival today 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Lake Norman Folk Art Festival today 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Latta Plantation hosts their Fall Farm Festival today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church hosts their annual Fall Carnival today, 10am-6pm. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival kicks off today, and happens weekends through November 24th. More info... 
  • Today is Star Wars Reads Day at Barnes & Noble - Morrison at 11am. More info..., and Carolina Place also at 11am. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make On The Farm Puppets. More info...
  • The Mint Museum Randolph hosts Saturday Art Session: Incredible Intaglio Prints today 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Leaf Man with special activities today at 11am and 2pm, and tomorrow at 2pm.  More info...
  • The Harvey B. Gantt Center hosts a Family First Workshop today, 11:30am-1pm. More info...
  • Historic Rosedale hosts a Victorian Funeral today and tomorrow, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Kannapolis hosts the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival this afternoon, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Take part in the Reedy Creek Eco Race this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Bailey Road Park in Cornelius this evening for the 13th Annual All American Dog Show, 5-8pm. More info...
  • Have some "big kids" that need to burn off some weekend energy? Head to the McDowell Nature Center tonight, 7-9pm, for Glowstick Capture the Flag. Registration required. More info...


Sunday, October 6
  • Dan Nicholas Park hosts their Autumn Jubilee today 10am-6pm. More info...
  • Check out the Lewis Farm Harvest Festival today, 1-6pm. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center today at 2pm for tie-dying with Natural Dyes. More info...
  • Tarzan is on stage at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte through October 20. More info...


Save the Date:
October 12: Animals Around the World More info...
October 12: The Fresh Expo More info...
October 12: Fossil Day More info...
October 12: Bank of America 500 More info...
October 19: Stroller Roller & Hopebuilders 5K More info...
October 19: Christ Church Fall Festival More info...
October 29: Halloween at Winghaven More info...

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