Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christmas Cards...and those pictures...


I know, I know...it's not even Halloween and here I am putting the "C" word in the title of my post. But you know I'm not the only one...Target and Michael's have their Halloween stuff on clearance already (is it bad if I'm stocking up for next year?), and the Christmas d├ęcor is in FULL swing. I even heard that the mall had their Christmas decorations up!! So anyway, back to the cards...I get so excited about Christmas cards every year, and then that excitement is dashed as soon as "picture day" rolls around. Getting 3 kids (and a husband sometimes) in clean, coordinating outfits, faces washed, hair and teeth brushed, and ALL smiling is nearly impossible!! For the past three years, we have done our Christmas card photos with Smile for Life. It is an awesome day (2 this year), of professional photographers donating their time and talent, and all of the proceeds benefit an organization...this year it's Camp Care, and I hear that it's a magical place for some super special kids. If you're looking for a way to get those card photos checked off the list, while contributing to a great cause, click HERE to schedule your session for this Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27...you will not be disappointed!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, October 21
  • Learn all about Perfect Pumpkins this morning at 9:30am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures. More info...
  • Ray's Splash Planet hosts a Parent & Tot Meet and Greet today 10am-3pm. $3 admission for those 5 and under, and Mom and Dad go FREE! More info...
  • Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Nature Detectives - Spider Adventure this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...


Tuesday, October 22
  • Want to learn more about CMS, directly from the superintendent? Join Heath Morrison at Myers Park High School this morning at 7:30am for Coffee with the Superintendent. More info...
  • Don't miss Leftover Luxuries, an awesome pop-up consignment sale happening at Atherton Mill. Open daily 10am-6pm through Sunday! More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games this afternoon at 3pm at Imaginon. More info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Matthews library this afternoon at 4pm for Comic Book Creations. Please register. More info...

Wednesday, October 23
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids - Huntersville for special celebrations, and wish Happy Birthday to Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Sign up for the Mini-Masters Art Workshops - Wednesday Morning Series, More info... or the Mini-Masters Art Workshops - Wednesday Afternoon Series More info... at the Mint Museum's Randolph location. A 4-class series for ages 3 to 5.
  • Head to the Elon Recreation Center this evening at 6pm for a Family Pumpkin Party. Please register. More info...


Thursday, October 24
  • If you homeschool, you're invited to head to Reed's Goldmine with Char-Meck Parks & Rec. Please register. More info...
  • Sign up for the Mini-Masters Art Workshops - Thursday Afternoon Series at the Mint Museum's Randolph location. A 4-class series for ages 3 to 5. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 3:30 for a Nature Scavenger Hunt. More info...
  • Kids eat FREE at Earthfare (4-8pm), and then check out Spooktacular at Morrison today 5:00-7:30pm. More info...
  • The Tom Sykes Recreation Center is hosting a Halloween Costume Party this afternoon at 5:30pm. Please register. More info...


Friday, October 25
  • Homeschoolers are invited to Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium today for Nuclear Science Week Homeschoolers Day 9:30am-12pm. More info...
  • The town of Davidson hosts their Halloween March this afternoon, and into the evening. 4-8pm. More info...
  • Don't miss these Halloween themed evening road races...the Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt 5K in Salisbury, More info..., and the NoDaWeen Freaky 5K Race More info...
  • The Naomi Drennan Recreation Center hosts their Fall Festival this evening, 5-8pm. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this evening for their Creepy Crawly Critter-Ween. 6-9pm. More info...
  • The Schiele Museum hosts Schiele-O-Ween this evening, 6-8pm. More info...
  • Ray's Splash Planet hosts their Ray's Haunted Tour & Halloween Carnival this evening 6:30-9:00pm. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place this evening at 7pm for Voyage of the Imagination. More info...
  • Ages 10 & up (and their grown ups) are invited to Spend the Night in the "Haunted" Museum at the Schiele Museum tonight. Please register. More info...
  • Come Stargaze at Fisher Farm Park this evening at 8pm. More info...


Saturday, October 26
  • Lace up your shoes for the Charlotte Walk Like MADD this morning at Freedom Park. More info...
  • Take a day trip to Lexington for the 30th Annual Barbecue Festival. 8:30am-6pm. More info...
  • The Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood hosts their Fall Crawl & Cankerworm Festival today beginning at 9:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Civil War Reenactment today and tomorrow at Historic Brattonsville.  More info...
  • Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express today at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer. More info...
  • Learn how to band your trees against cankerworms this morning at 11am in Matthews. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Morrison this morning at 11am for Halloween Storytime with a reading of Go Away Big, Green Monster! More info...
  • Matthews hosts their Not-So-Spooky Halloween Carnival today at Stumptown Park. 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Halloween Sensory with special activities today at 11am and 2pm, and tomorrow at 2pm.  More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Tricky Treat Cup. More info...
  • Concord Mills is the place to be for the Kidgits Boo Bash. 11am-1pm. More info...
  • It's opening day for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Hansel & Gretel. This is recommended for ages 7 and up and runs through November 10th. More info...
  • As part of NoDaWeen, don't miss the family-friendly KiDaWeen this afternoon, 2-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Halloween Fun at Rural Hill this afternoon, 2-6pm. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival continues today, and weekends through November 24th. More info... 


Sunday, October 27
  • FREE admission today at the Levine Museum of the New South during their Day of the Dead Festival of Souls. 12-4pm. More info...
  • Learn how to Be A Naturalist this afternoon at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Annual NoDa Chili Cook-off this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Boo-suem at the Museum this afternoon 3-4pm. More info...


Save the Date:
October 29: Halloween at Winghaven More info...
October 31: Treat-O-Ween More info...
November 16-17: Billy Jonas More info...
November 29-December 22: A Railroad Christmas More info...

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