Out & about: August 3-10

Queen City Buzz

Queen City Buzz shares each week’s best activities & fun for Charlotte families.
Queen City Buzz shares each week’s best activities & fun for Charlotte families.

It's time again for one of my favorite times of the year...Consignment Sale Season!! This week is when it all gets started both for the moms and the kids. Charlotte Warehouse Sale kicks off on Wednesday evening offering deep discounts on NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories. And for the kiddies, there are LOTS of sales coming up in the coming weeks. Check out our Fall/Winter Consignment Sales 2015 page for details. The season kicks off with my fave (I'm biased, for sure), the Charlotte Mother's of Multiples (CMOMs) Sale this Saturday at The Park Expo & Conference Center. Don't miss either of these great sales to get you all ready for Fall!


The Buzz

Monday, August 3

Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register.

Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.

Dakota & Friends dinosaur show will be at Imaginon today, 11:30am-3pm.

Head to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Slime for ages 5 to 8.

Learn how to become an Environmental Hero this afternoon at 2pm at the University City library.

Tuesday, August 4

Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday),

Today is Teacher Preview Day at Historic Brattonsville with FREE admission for teachers and their families (bring your ID). 10am-2pm.

Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long!

Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th.

The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm.

Check out the LEGO Mini Build today and tomorrow at the Concord Mills store.

Wednesday, August 5

Join Mad Science in Kannapolis for their Spin, Pop, Boom program at 10:30am at Village Park.

Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.

Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7.

Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Marvelous Mammal Senses this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum.

Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm.

Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Atlantic Groove Band this evening, 6-9pm.

The Charlotte Warehouse Sale kicks off this evening at 6pm and continues through Sunday, Don't miss the great deals.

The director of the Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wisdom of the Woods: Amazing Animal Adaptations this evening at 7pm.

Thursday, August 6

Elementary ages are invited to the Beatties Ford library this morning at 11am for NASA Space Program. Please register.

Ages 6 to 11 are invited to the South County library to see Zelnick the Magician this afternoon at 2pm.

Don't miss the fun of Countdown to Kindergarten featuring musician Roger Day this afternoon at the Main Street Children's Museum. 5-7pm.

Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family, and CHILDCARE is offered tonight!

It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family.

Friday, August 7

The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm.

Head to the McGuire Nuclear Station's Energy Explorium One Day Camp. Please register.

Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. .

The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts School of Ants this afternoon at 1pm.

Head to River Slam, a live music festival today and tomorrow at the US National Whitewater Center.

It's almost time for football. Don't miss the Carolina Panthers Fan Fest this evening 6:30-9:30pm at Bank of America Stadium.

Kannapolis hosts Movies in the Park this evening at 7pm in Village Park featuring Monsters University.

Southpark kicks off their Movies Under the Stars series tonight preceded by a Kidgits Summer Carnival. Don't miss the fun.

Saturday, August 8

The Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Consignment Sale begins this morning at 7:30am.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about 1, 2, 3...Follow Me! today at 11am and 2pm.

The Schiele Museum hosts Citizen Science: Weather today at 11am and 2pm.

Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Keeping Cool Door Hanger More info.

Discovery Place will have their inflatable planetarium set up for you to check out the August Sky View beginning at noon.

Don't miss the Museum of York County's Second Saturday: Piedmont Endangered Animals Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm.

Also at Discovery Place today...Innovate 301: Crankin' Engines. No museum admission required and it's FREE.

The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Envirocaching this afternoon at 1pm. The topic is Funghi & Lichens.

FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. .

Sunday, August 9

The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts their Monthly Bird Walk this morning at 8am.

Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Nature Trading Project event today at 12:30pm.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about 1, 2, 3...Follow Me! today at 2pm.

Learn all about Pond Life this afternoon at 2pm at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia.

Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th.

Monday, August 10

Get Set for Kindergarten this morning at 10am at the Plaza Midwood library. Please register.

Head to the McDowell Nature Center for their Creature Feature event this morning at 10:30am.

The Davidson library hosts a screening of 101 Dalmatians today noon. Bring a lunch and enjoy some popcorn.

Save The Date:

August 14: Fairy Camp @ Historic Rosedale

September 30-October 4: Disney on Ice @ TWC Arena

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