Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Week!


It's Thanksgiving week!! Hope you get to spend some super fun, low stress time with family friends. I also hope you'll take some time to pause during the hustle and bustle and remember all the things we have to be thankful for. The Queen City has lots to offer to all of us, and I'm so thankful for that!! And, just for fun, I'm sharing a newly discovered cocktail recipe that might be perfect for your festivities (see below)! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, November 24
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Imaginon hosts Family Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...

Tuesday, November 25
  • Don't miss Toddler Tuesdays today (and Tuesdays through December 16) at Sea Life Aquarium. 1 FREE child (3-12) with an adult ticket (other children $5). More info...
  • Boys in grades 2 to 5 are invited to the Cornelius library at 4:30pm for Boys Will Be BoysMore info...
  • Head to the Scaleybark library this afternoon at 5pm for Now Showing: A Charlie Brown ThanksgivingMore info...

Wednesday, November 26
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Turkey Treats at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Mountains & Caves today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Inaugural Carolina Panthers Tree Lighting outside of Bank of America Stadium. 6:00-7:30pm. More info...

Thursday, November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade steps off this morning in downtown Charlotte at 9:30am. More info...
  • If you burn the turkey (or just don't feel like cooking in the first place), there are lots of Charlotte Restaurants open today for your dining pleasure! More info...

Friday, November 28
  • Today and tomorrow experience Plantation Christmas at Latta Plantation. 10am-4pm both days. More info...
  • Ages 6 and up are invited for a Gratitude Hike at the Reedy Creek Nature Center, this morning at 10am (More info...) and this afternoon at 2:30pm (More info...
  • Holidays at the Garden continues at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Through December 31. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts Cotton Picking Days today and tomorrow, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum today at 11am and 2pm for their Giving Thanks to Animals program. More info...
  • Holiday on Ice winter ice skating is open today and continues through January 4th. More info...
  • Ride The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad weekends now through January 4th. More info...
  • The Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park continues evenings through December 31st. More info...
  • Head to downtown Waxhaw for their Holiday Festival of Lights this evening, 6-9pm. More info...

Saturday, November 29
  • Head to your local Home Depot today for their Kids Workshop: How To Build a Give and Save Bank. 9am-12pm. More info...
  • See Dinosaurs in Motion at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • Lots of fun at I Can Create Healthy Art today at Discovery Place Kids 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 Cool Catch PenguinMore info...
  • Don't miss Light Up Cornelius this afternoon and evening, 4-6pm with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Head to Kannapolis this evening for their Annual Tree Lighting beginning at 6pm. More info...
  • Lace up your shoes for the Christmastown 5K through the heart of McAdenville (and all the lights) this evening at 6pm. More info...
  • Speedway Christmas continues through December 30th. More info...
  • The Kannapolis Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express begins this evening and runs through December 30th. More info...

Sunday, November 30
  • Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum this afternoon at 12:30pm for a special program about Biome Mix UpMore info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' I Can Create Healthy Art this afternoon at 1:45pm. More info...

Monday, December 1
  • The bears are back! Don't miss the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra at Founders Hall, today through December 26th. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 11am for their Creature FeatureMore info...
  • Christmas at the Library begins today and runs through December 23rd at the Billy Graham Library. More info...
  • Don't miss the Annual McAdenville Tree Lighting today beginning at 4:30pm. The Lights of McAdenville are also turned on tonight, and will be nightly through December 26th. More info...

Save The Date:
December 6: Breakfast with Santa More info...
December 6: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...



APPLE CIDER SANGRIA

1 1/2 cups cinnamon simple syrup*
1 box Black Box white wine (I used Pinot Grigio.)
2 cups Apple Pie Moonshine (the legal kind from the ABC store)
1 1/2 cups ginger liqueur
4 cups apple cider
1 cup grapes, sliced in half
4 apples, cubed
4 pears, cubed
8 – 10 cinnamon sticks

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or beverage server, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice and garnish with fruit if desired.

*Bring 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to a simmer over medium-high heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool completely.

Adapted from THIS Inspired by Charm recipe.



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