Moms

Out & about: December 7 - 14

Find your fun for the week here!
Find your fun for the week here!

My Christmas cards haven't been ordered (or created on any photo website), the tree is halfway decorated, bins and boxes containing Christmas decor are scattered throughout the entire house right now. Nothing is wrapped, almost everything has been purchased (winning!!!), and nothing has been shipped to out of town friends and family. Coming back from a great weekend at the beach this afternoon I was fretting about everything that "had" to get done. Once home (and in my PJ pants and on the couch) I came across THIS FAVORITE ARTICLE on Facebook. Originally written in 2009, reposted last year, but SO, SO relevant all. the. time. I'm giving in and "giving up the show". It will get done...eventually!

Blessings,

The Buzz

Monday, December 7

The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am.

Ages 2 1/2 to 6 are invited to Ray's Splash Planet this morning at 10:30 for their Christmas Sponge Painting (and swimming). Please register.

Check out the Creature Feature this morning at 10:30 at the McDowell Nature Center.

The Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra returns to Founders Hall with performances through December 31.

Don't miss Babes in the Woods this afternoon at 1:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. A great way to explore the outdoors with your little one.

The new Body Worlds exhibit is now open at Discovery Place. Probably best for older elementary ages and up.

Tuesday, December 8

Today is the day for the First Ward Park Dedication. Fun activities all day and a holiday light display turns on at 5:30pm.

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

Don't miss Letters to Santa today (and Thursday) at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm.

Enjoy a FREE Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy this afternoon at the Schiele Museum. 4-8pm.

Christmas at the Library begins today at the Billy Graham library, and continues through December 23rd.

The lights come on tonight in McAdenville for Christmas Town USA. Lights are on nightly through December 26th.

Wednesday, December 9

Wee Wednesdays continue today at the Main Street Children's Museum at 10:30am.

Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Mint Museum Randolph for their Mini-Masters Art Workshop: Treasure Hunt this morning at 10:30am. Registration required.

Discovery Place Kids hosts Penguins today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm.

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

Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's Wild Wednesday: Scatology at its Best today at 12:30pm.

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

Head to The Square (Trade & Tryon) uptown for the Uptown Menorah Lighting at 5pm.

Thursday, December 10

If you homeschool, check out Latta Plantation's A Home School Christmas today, 10am-2pm.

Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Mint Museum Randolph for their Mini-Masters Art Workshop: Treasure Hunt this afternoon at 1:30pm. Registration required.

Load up the car and head to Zootastic Park for their Christmas Wonderland of Lights. Continues through December 31.

Don't miss the Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show this evening (and on the 17th) at 7pm at Phillips Place.

Friday, December 11

Holidays at the Garden is in full swing through January 3 at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Departing daily between now and January 3, don't miss Polar Express at Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Holiday on Ice runs through January 3 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella with shows through December 20th.

The Gaston County Museum hosts their Annual Holiday Open House this afternoon, 4-6pm.

Saturday, December 12

The Polar Express Train Ride continues at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer.

Don't miss Bilingual Storytime & Music this morning at the Mint Museum Randolph at 11am.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for their Hanukkah event today at 11am and 2pm. .

Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Holiday Wreath. More info.

Check out the High Octane Holiday Movies at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm today AND tomorrow. This weekend's movie is A Christmas Carol.

Celebrate Winter this afternoon at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. 1-4pm.

The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Envirocaching: Animal Signs this afternoon at 1pm.

The Schiele Museum hosts Colonial Christmas and Candlelighting this afternoon, 2-6pm.

A Kannapolis Christmas continues through December 30th.

Enjoy Christmas Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville today, 3-9pm.

Don't miss A Huntersville Christmas this evening, 4-8pm in downtown Huntersville.

Sunday, December 13

Don't miss the Monthly Bird Walk this morning at 8am at the Charlotte Nature Museum.

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

Head to Discovery Place Kids for their Hanukkah event today at 2pm.

Check out Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Definitely a "must-do" for the holidays. More info..

Monday, December 14

Ages 3 to 6 are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Budding Adventures this morning at 10am.

The Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra returns to Founders Hall with performances through December 31.

The new Body Worlds exhibit is now open at Discovery Place. Probably best for older elementary ages and up.

 

Save The Date:

Through December 27: The Train to Christmas Town @ Belmont Train Station

December 18: Yule Log Parade & Ceremony & Christmas Town Festival @ McAdenville

December 18: Santa's Sleepover @ NASCAR Hall of Fame

December 19: Breakfast with Santa @ NASCAR Hall of Fame

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