Sunday, December 29, 2013

Resolution Time...


The new year is upon us...it's resolution time. If getting in shape (or just getting more fresh air or exercise) is on your list, lace up your shoes Saturday morning for the Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run. Proceeds benefit Keystone Substance Abuse Services, and the race honors a young man that lost his battle with addiction in 2009. There will be lots of family friendly fun at the race including balloons, face painting and a magician. Enjoy a beautiful morning with the family for a worthwhile cause.

We wish for you a 2014 filled with joy, love and laughter...make it a great new year!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 30
  • There are still some Winter Camp spots available today, tomorrow and Wednesday at Discovery Place.More info...
  • Don't miss the Reedy Creek Nature Center's Budding Adventures this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today or tomorrow for the last two days of the exhibit Mammal Safari: Journey of Discovery. More info...
  • Head to the Mountain Island library this afternoon at 2pm to see the movie Cars. More info...
  • If you haven't visited Discovery Place for their Animal Grossology  or Fantastic Frogs exhibits, don't miss out...these exhibits are gone after Wednesday. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues and is open evenings, 6-10pm through TONIGHT.  More info...


Tuesday, December 31 -
  • Today you can make New Year Noise Makers  at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve at Noon today at the Naomi Drenan Recreation Center. 11am-1pm. More info...
  • Head to Romare Bearden Park today for First Night Charlotte. "First Night Kids" goes from 1-6pm, and the party continues for adults until midnight. More info...
  • Today is the last day to enjoy Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's Holidays at the Garden. Open today 12-9pm. More info...



Wednesday, January 1 - Happy New Year!!
  • Head to First Footin' at Rural Hill today with special events beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't forget your Greens & Blacked Eyed Peas to bring you luck and wealth in 2014!! More info...



Thursday, January 2
  • Imaginon hosts Family Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Imaginon this afternoon for Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games. 3-5pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place is extending its operating hours during winter break...they will be open ONE extra hour on weekdays.
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Texas Stars More info...


Friday, January 3
  • WBT Holiday on Ice is open through January 5th. Days and times of operation vary. More info...
  • Join in a Nature Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at 3:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy First Friday: McDowell After Dark tonight at the McDowell Nature Center. 6-8pm. Please register.  More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place this evening for Fabulous Friday Mouseton Abbey Storytime at 7pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Texas Stars More info...


Saturday, January 4
  • Head to the Latta Plantation today (10-4) or tomorrow(1-4) for their Civil War Winter Quarters & Homefront event.More info...
  • The Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo is today and tomorrow at the Park Expo & Conference Center. More info...  Get a FREE admission coupon HERE.
  • Don't miss the Reedy Creek Nature Center's Back in the Day Series - Cornhusk Dolls this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts a Winter Bird Weekend with special activities today at 11am and tomorrow at 2pm. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Charlotte Symphony Guild's Musical Petting Zoo today 11-12:30pm. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a It's a Celebration Party Mask. More info...
  • Enjoy Winter Family Fun today at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. 1-4pm. More info...


Sunday, January 5
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Feeding Frenzy this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Join in a Winter Wildlife Hike this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to the Time Warner Cable Arena this evening for Winter Jam 2014. More info...

Save the Date:
January 26: CRC Winter Classic 8K More info...
February 8: CMOMs Spring/Summer Consignment Sale More info...
February 28-March 2 LEGO Kids Fest More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...


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

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Relax & Warm up with a Warmy by Hearth...GIVEAWAY!!!


Charlotte mom, Katie Monson, has created the "Warmy" by Hearth, a handmade, microwavable buckwheat pillow to warm you up and relax you (and really, who doesn't need a little relaxing this time of year).  It is scented with lavender, and is just heavenly! You can find Katie's creations HERE on Etsy. One Buzz reader will have a Merry Christmas with a giveaway of the adult large Warmy pictured above. Visit our Facebook page, and enter to win the Warmy by midnight on the 26th...winner drawn on Friday!! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a GREAT week!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 23
  • Today is the last day to enjoy Christmas at the Library at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • Space is limited for today's Brunch with Santa at the Tom Sykes Rec Center at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Family Yoga Storytime this morning at the Plaza Midwood Library. 10:30am. More info...
  • If you haven't visited Discovery Place for their Animal Grossology  or Fantastic Frogs exhibits, don't miss out...these exhibits are gone after January 1st. More info...
  • Watch Polar Express this morning at the Mountain Island library at 10:30am. More info...
  • Did you know that there is Magical Snowfall everyday at 5:15pm at the Epicentre, now through December 24th? More info...
  • The lights continue to shine in McAdenville for Christmas Town USA. Through December 26th. More info...


Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • Lace up your shoes for the Following the Star 5K and Fun Run this morning in Matthews. More info...
  • Today is the last day to enjoy the FREE activities at Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. More info...
  • The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosts Holidays at the Garden through December 31st. Open daily (except Christmas Day) 12-9pm. More info...



Wednesday, December 25 - Merry Christmas!
  • Wishing you the merriest of Christmases, and blessed time with family and friends!!
  • Looking to get out of the house today? Head to Founders Hall to see the Leonard Bearstein Symphony. The shows go through December 27th. More info...



Thursday, December 26
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum is offering some extra family fun during the holidays. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning for Hike for Your Health at 10am. More info...
  • Imaginon hosts Family Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More Info...
  • Don't miss the Schiele Science Show this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Gingerbread Lane continues at the Ballantyne Resort through December 29th. More info...
  • Discovery Place is extending its operating hours during winter break...they will be open ONE extra hour on weekdays.


Friday, December 27
  • If you homeschool, head to the McDowell Nature Center for a Homeschool Family Hike this morning at 10am. Please register. More info...
  • WBT Holiday on Ice is open through January 5th. Days and times of operation vary. More info...
  • School's out...but there's always Schools Out? Cool! at the McDowell Nature Center today and next Monday and Tuesday, 9am-4pm. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss the Winter Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at the Reedy Creek Nature Center at 2pm. More info...
  • Head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza for the Belk Bowl Battle of the Bands this afternoon, 4-5pm. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues and is open evenings, 6-10pm through December 30th. Tonight and tomorrow night there will be a special screening of Christmas Vacation. More info...


Saturday, December 28
  • Lace up your shoes for the inaugural Belk Bowl 5K this morning at 8am. More info...
  • The Chick-fil-A at Cotswold hosts a New Year's Countdown this morning, 10:30am-12:30pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Kwanzaa with special activities today at 11am and 2pm, and tomorrow at 2pm.  More info...
  • Head downtown to the corner of Mint and Stonewall streets for the Belk Bowl Fan Fest today, 11am-2:30pm and featuring a performance by Blake Shelton. More info...
  • The Harvey B. Gantt Center hosts Kwanzaa 2013 today, 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a New Year's Party Hat. More info...
  • Enjoy A Walk in the Woods this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • The Belk Bowl features UNC vs. Cincinnati this afternoon at Bank of America Stadium. More info...
  • Make Cone Creatures during Nature Creations this afternoon at 3:30 at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...


Sunday, December 29
  • Take part in a Nature Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. 1-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Back in the Day Series - Baking Goods this afternoon at 2pm. More info...

Save the Date:
January 4: Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run More info...
January 5: Winter Jam 2014 More info...
January 26: CRC Winter Classic 8K More info...
February 8: CMOMs Spring/Summer Consignment Sale More info...
February 28-March 2 LEGO Kids Fest More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...


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

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Lights!!


We are BIG fans of Christmas lights in our house. We love to pile in the car in PJs and drive around to see how creative The Queen City gets with their lights. Here are a few of our favorites:
For even more great places in the QC and surrounding areas, check out Rose's Christmas Light Tour Stops 2013 on Facebook!

Blessings,
The Buzz


Monday, December 16
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Ray's Splash Planet hosts a Parent & Tot Meet and Greet today 10am-3pm with special pricing. More info...
  • As of post time, ONE spot remains for LEGO Engineering this afternoon at the Tom Sykes Rec Center. More info...
  • Lots of family fun at Christmas at the Library at the Billy Graham Library through December 23rd. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today, 5-8pm for SchieleVille. More info...
  • Did you know that there is Magical Snowfall everyday at 5:15pm at the Epicentre, now through December 24th? More info...
  • The lights continue to shine in McAdenville for Christmas Town USA. Through December 26th. More info...
  • Don't miss Carmel Presbyterian's Drive Thru Christmas tonight and tomorrow night, 6-8pm. More info...


Tuesday, December 17
  • Learn about Woods in Winter from Grandpa Tree at the Charlotte Nature Museum today at 3pm. Various other times throughout the week. More info...
  • Head to Founders Hall to see the Leonard Bearstein Symphony. The shows go through December 27th. More info...
  • The Mountain Island library is hosting their Holiday Book Sale through the 18th. More info...
  • Winghaven Gardens hosts their Holiday Celebration this afternoon, 3:30-4:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy a Full Moon Hike today at 5:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Tonight head to Weddington for the Queen City Ringers hand bell concert at 7pm at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Sacramento Kings More info...



Wednesday, December 18
  • Be a Nature Detective this morning at 10am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. Today's topic is "Bird Feast". More info...
  • Join the Latta Homeschoolers for a Winter Hike this morning at 10:30am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Imaginon offers a special place for Letters to Santa with stationary and a special mailbox. Available through December 22nd. More info.... They'll also offer a Letter to Soldiers box for all ages. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Wonderful Wednesday - Gingerbread Workshop with special activities at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Today is a Homeschool Wednesday at the Museum of York County, 1-3pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Wake Up Bear, It's Christmas at the Charlotte Nature Museum's Dragonfly Theatre. Today at 4pm and other times Friday-Sunday. More info...


Thursday, December 19
  • As of post time there was ONE spot remaining for the Preschool Explorer Series: Evergreens this morning at the McDowell Nature Center at 10:30am. More info...
  • Gingerbread Lane continues at the Ballantyne Resort. More info...
  • Don't miss an Out of This World Holiday Event this afternoon, 4-7pm, at Space Kidets. Get in FREE with a donation for Bright Blessings. More info...
  • The Davidson Community Players present Miracle on 34th Street with shows through the 22nd. More info...
  • See It's A Wonderful Life tonight at Studio Movie Grill at the Epicentre...tickets are $1, and Kids Eat FREE! More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...


Friday, December 20
  • More room in today's Preschool Explorer Series: Evergreens (5 spots) at the McDowell Nature Center at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • The Santa Train continues at the NC Transportation Museum through Sunday. More info...
  • WBT Holiday on Ice is open through January 5th. Days and times of operation vary. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Miracle on 34th Street. Shows continue through December 22nd. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues and is open evenings, 6-10pm through December 30th. Tonight and tomorrow night there will be a special screening of Christmas Vacation. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Toronto Marlies More info...


Saturday, December 21
  • Celebrate the Winter Solstice at sunrise (yes, that early), at the Schiele Museum. More info...
  • Don't miss the Little Elf Camps being offered at the Schiele Museum today and tomorrow. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Reindeer Food 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 Snowy Bear Puppet. More info...
  • Ages 4 to 14 are invited to the Extreme Ice Center for Learn to Skate for FREE this afternoon. Registration required. More info...
  • Head to the Morrison library this afternoon to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 2pm. Please register. More info...
  • Brave the cold at the Winter Campout tonight at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the NC Transportation Museum. More info...
  • It's Mascot Night and FREE Youth Night at the UNCC Men's basketball game tonight. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Utah Jazz More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Toronto Marlies More info... 


Sunday, December 22
  • Don't miss the McDowell Nature Center's Christmas Geocaching this afternoon at 2pm. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy The Gifts of Nature Hike this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Head to Metropolitan Ballroom for their $5 Beginner Class this afternoon at 3pm (might want to get a sitter for this one). More info...

Save the Date:
December 26: Schiele Science Show More info...
December 28: Belk Bowl More info...
January 4: Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run More info...
January 26: CRC Winter Classic 8K More info...
February 28-March 2 LEGO Kids Fest More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...


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

Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Favorite Things"...from The Queen City

The Queen City is home to some seriously talented mamas...but I know you all knew that already. At this time of year, when we're all looking for unique gifts for family and friends, I thought I would highlight a few of my "Favorite Things" that are created right here in the Queen City...

http://multipleblessings.net/index.php
 
Multiple Blessings by Caroline Simas: Talk about talent...Caroline is an amazing Queen City artist. "Multiple Blessings' designs can be found on a variety of home d├ęcor, textiles, giftware and much more which are available for purchase worldwide. As a licensed artist and mother of four, Caroline enjoys designing from her home studio in Charlotte, NC. She gathers inspiration from her faith and her family who provide love, support and much of the color and character for her creations."  

http://helenskitchen.net/

Helen's Kitchen: Yum, yum, yum...that is all I have to say about that. Helen's cookies are out of this world. "For many years, Helen had dreamed of starting a business in the culinary world and in the past five years she has honed her skills as a baker and has perfected one of America’s favorite desserts – the chocolate chip cookie."
http://www.towneandreese.com/
 
Towne & Reese: This jewelry is huge nationwide now, but it started right in the Queen City.  "In addition to being friends, mothers and former advertising executives, Christi and Jessica live and breathe fashion and share a common entrepreneurial spirit. After seeing what accessories were missing from their own wardrobes, they decided to design and manufacture memorable pieces that could instantly define and transform a look without making a serious financial investment."
 

http://www.cocoonies.com/#
Cocoonies: Infant carrier car seats are HEAVY, and super heavy with an infant inside. And since we always need our hands, new mommies tend to carry said car seats on their arm. Cocoonies make that carrying a comfortable experience. "Cocoonies™ offer superior cushioning and are made from exceptional quality materials.  All colors are also made from durable corduroy. " 
http://www.twineandtwigstyle.com/#!home/mainPage
Twine & Twig: Sisters Elizabeth & Jacquelyn make amazing jewelry for adults and children right here in the QC. "With quality craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail, every Twine & Twig piece is one of a kind, handcrafted & designed by the two sisters. Each necklace is hand tied with their signature suede strap, and features unique and naturally sourced eco-friendly materials from regions throughout the world."

These amazing mamas are not only talented, but are very giving, and they are GIVING AWAY some of their products this week to Queen City Buzz readers!! All giveaways will take place on our Facebook Page, so don't miss out. One giveaway daily (except Wednesday when there are 2) at 9pm!

Tuesday: Multiple Blessings Tervis Tumbler
Wednesday: Helen's Kitchen Craft Gift Box (13 cookies) & Towne & Reese $50 Gift Certificate
Thursday: Cocoonies - Original Cocoonie
Friday: Twine & Twig Horse Hair Tassel (adult), and Twine & little Twig (kid).


It's going to be a great week in the Queen City!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, December 9
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures. More info...
  • Lots of family fun at Christmas at the Library at the Billy Graham Library through December 23rd. More info...
  • Did you know that there is Magical Snowfall everyday at 5:15pm at the Epicentre, now through December 24th? More info...
  • The lights continue to shine in McAdenville for Christmas Town USA. Through December 26th. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Golden State Warriors More info...


Tuesday, December 10
  • Family Storytime is happening this morning at Imaginon at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Founders Hall to see the Leonard Bearstein Symphony. The shows go through December 27th. More info...
  • The Mountain Island library is hosting their Holiday Book Sale through the 18th. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum, 4-8pm. More info...
  • Do you love driving around to see Christmas Lights? Check out Rose's Christmas Light Tour Stops 2013 on Facebook! More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...


Wednesday, December 11
  • The Mallard Creek Recreation Center hosts Elf in the Woods this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Be a part of the Young Explorers Series - Holiday for the Birds this morning at 10:15am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • The Mint Museum - Randolph hosts a Mini-Masters Art Workshop today at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • Imaginon offers a special place for Letters to Santa with stationary and a special mailbox. Available through December 22nd. More info.... They'll also offer a Letter to Soldiers box for all ages. More info...
  • Main Street Children's Museum celebrates today with Wee Are 3! this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Wonderful Wednesday - Healthy Holiday Pet Treats with special activities at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Get outside and Make Your Own Hiking Stick this afternoon at 2:30 at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info... 
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic More info...


Thursday, December 12
  • Gingerbread Lane opens today at the Ballantyne Resort. More info...
  • The Mint Museum - Randolph hosts a Mini-Masters Art Workshop today at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Davidson Community Players present Miracle on 34th Street with shows through the 22nd. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage More info...


Friday, December 13
  • If you homeschool, head to the McDowell Nature Center at 10am for their Homeschool Woodland Story Walk. Please register. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center also offers their Preschool Explorer Series - Animals in Winter this morning at 10:30am. Please register. More info... 
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts their Annual Holiday Open House today, 3-7pm, and FREE. More info...
  • Don't miss the Charlotte Festival of the Nativity today and tomorrow in Weddington, 3-9pm. More info...
  • The Santa Train continues at the NC Transportation Museum. Weekends through December 22nd. More info...
  • WBT Holiday on Ice is open through January 5th. Days and times of operation vary. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Miracle on 34th Street. Shows continue through December 22nd. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues and is open evenings, 6-10pm through December 30th. Tonight and tomorrow night there will be a special screening of Christmas Vacation. More info...
  • Head to the 1st Annual Huntersville Christmas Tree Lighting this evening at 6pm. More info...


Saturday, December 14
  • Lace up your shoes for the Krueger Reindeer Romp 5K at the Harris YMCA. More info...
  • Don't miss the Christmas Brunch with Santa this morning at the Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center. 9-11am. More info...
  • Build a Train Engine this morning at 10am at Lowes as part of their Build and Grow series. More info...
  • Preschoolers and their families are invited to the Gaston County Museum at 10am for PREschool PREview Program - Victorian Christmas. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Healthy Holiday Snacks with special activities today at 11am and 2pm, and tomorrow at 2pm.  More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center is hosting a Holiday Open House today, 11am-2pm. More info...
  • Check out Lakeshore Learning's Free Crafts for Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Festive Frame Ornament . More info...
  • The US National Whitewater Center hosts the Just Be Claus festival this afternoon. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center for Evergreens for Everyone this afternoon at 1:30pm. Please register. More info...
  • Colonial Christmas & Candlelighting takes place this afternoon at the Schiele Museum, 2-6pm. More info...
  • There's a Kids Club Central Holiday Party today at the Epicentre, 3-5pm. More info...
  • Christmas Candlelight Tours continue today at Historic Brattonsville, 3-9pm. More info...
  • Create Twig Stars this afternoon at 3:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Don't miss A Huntersville Christmas today 4-8pm. Lots of fun and FREE activities for the whole family. More info...
  • Enjoy Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the NC Transportation Museum. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. LA Lakers More info...


Sunday, December 15
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm and enjoy Decorating Trees. More info..., or learn about Tracks and Traces, also at 2pm. More info...
  • Make Edible Ornaments this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Norfolk Admirals More info...

Save the Date:
December 16: SchieleVille More info...
December 18 & 19: Little Elf Camps More info...
December 26: Schiele Science Show More info...
January 4: Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run More info...
January 26: CRC Winter Classic 8K More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...


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

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Be a GOOD cookie, find some GREAT holiday gifts, and a GIVEAWAY...

 
https://www.facebook.com/events/400029063455971

Sadly, Charlotte lost one of its "Best Cookies" last week when Grier Christenbury lost his 7 year battle with neuroblastoma at age 9. He and his family were, and are, an inspiration to this city, and this world. This Saturday and Sunday is the Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake Sale, and Grier would want this sale to be HUGE, so let's make it that way! Head out Saturday or Sunday (or BOTH for crying out loud) and get yourself some treats in Grier's honor. Multiple locations of the bake sale this year for your sweet-tooth satisfaction.
After you have your Saturday sugar fix (or before), head to Christ Episcopal Church on Providence Road for their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday morning, 9:30am-1pm. From the folks behind the bazaar:
    The 2013 Annual ECW Christmas Bazaar is right around the corner! We will have wonderful vendors, fantastic handcrafted gifts, fabulous holiday greenery, and delicious homemade foods to get you in the Christmas spirit.
    Authors of "The Welcoming House" and "My Secret Angel and Me" will be on site for book signings.  A “My Secret Angel and Me” reading will take place at 10 am – so bring the kids!  The Good News Shop will also be open during the Bazaar hosting a Collared Greens trunk show!
    All proceeds will benefit ECW outreach efforts.  We hope to see you there!
 
Also, Charlotte Warehouse Sale is having a HUGE liquidation event this Thursday through Sunday, where over 3,000 items will be reduced an additional 50%! The best news? One lucky Buzz reader will win a $25 gift certificate to the event. Head over to our Facebook Page and enter between Monday morning, and Wednesday at 12noon.
 
Blessings,
The Buzz
 
Monday, December 2
  • JOIN the Charlotte Nature Museum today and get a FREE month of membership!! More info...
  • Enjoy Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...
  • Load up your little one(s) and your stroller for Babes in the Woods at the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10:30am.
  • Plan ahead for the winter school break...Winter Break Camps are Back at Discovery Place. Register now. More info...
  • The lights go on TONIGHT in McAdenville for Christmas Town USA. Through December 26th. More info...
  • The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus presents A Merry Carol of the Bells tonight at 7:30pm. More info...



Tuesday, December 3
  • Don't miss Tiny Tots Storytime: Holiday Stories this morning at 10:30am at the Morrison library. More info...
  • Head to Founders Hall and welcome the Leonard Bearstein Symphony. The shows go through December 27th. More info...
  • Register now for My Gym Winter Camp at the Southpark location. Camps begin December 23rd. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to Imaginon this afternoon for Learn, Play, Connect: Board Games at 3pm. More info...



Wednesday, December 4
  • Imaginon offers a special place for Letters to Santa with stationary and a special mailbox. Available through December 22nd. More info.... They'll also offer a Letter to Soldiers box for all ages. More info...
  • If you homeschool, join Latta Homeschoolers for a Winter Hike this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Wonderful Wednesday - Hanukkah Creations with special activities at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Santa's Bag, a wonderful Queen City holiday tradition. Through Saturday. More info...


Thursday, December 5
  • The Community Nativity Festival begins today and goes through Saturday in Huntersville. More info...
  • Rock Hill's annual ChristmasVille kicks off today and continues through Sunday. More info...
  • The Davidson Community Players present Miracle on 34th Street with shows beginning today, and continuing through the 22nd. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Rockford IceHogs More info...


Friday, December 6
  • This morning at 10:30 you can Paint with Nature at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Enjoy Cookies & Cocoa with Santa today at Noah's Art - Southpark. Please register. More info...
  • The Santa Train continues at the NC Transportation Museum. Weekends through December 22nd. More info...
  • Take part in a Nature Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at 3:30 at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • WBT Holiday on Ice is open through January 5th. Days and times of operation vary. More info...
  • Head to McDowell Nature Center for First Friday: McDowell After Dark, 6-8pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Miracle on 34th Street. Shows continue through December 22nd. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues and is open evenings, 6-10pm through December 30th. Tonight and tomorrow night there will be a special screening of Christmas Vacation. More info...
  • Charlotte Bobcats vs. Philadelphia 76ers More info...


Saturday, December 7
  • Carolina Place hosts Breakfast with Santa this morning beginning at 7:30am...don't forget to order your tickets...space is limited. More info...
  • Don't miss the Christ Church Charlotte Annual Christmas Bazaar this morning, 9:30am-1pm. Lots of vendors, yummy casseroles, baked goods, greenery, and more. More info...
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake Sale happening today and tomorrow...GO, Grier, GO!! More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Nutrition in You: Fueling Your Body with special activities today 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum for Sounds of the Season: Student Music Festival, today 10am-2pm. More info...
  • You're invited to a Snow Party today, 10am-12pm, at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • Romare Bearden Park is the place to be today for Santa's Workshop, 11am-4pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Kumak's Fish 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 Igloo Toss Game . More info...
  • Learn all about Leave no Trace this afternoon at 1pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Matthews this afternoon for their Hometown Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting, 3-6pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the NC Transportation Museum. More info...
  • Matthews Ballet presents The Nutcracker with shows this weekend at the Matthews Community Center. More info...
  • Charlotte Checkers vs. Rockford IceHogs More info...


Sunday, December 8
  • Be one of Nature's Artists this afternoon at 1:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. Please register. More info...
  • Learn about Backyard Winter Animals this afternoon at 2pm at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Or join in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...

Save the Date:
December 14: Colonial Christmas More info...
December 16: SchieleVille More info...
December 18 & 19: Little Elf Camps More info...
December 26: Schiele Science Show More info...
January 4: Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run More info...
April 25- June 1, 2014: Van Gogh Alive More info...


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