Time. For certain, it’s fleeting. Every present (and passing) day is an opportunity to celebrate that very moment that you have. It doesn’t always require balloons, flowers, cards and noisemakers. You don’t necessarily have to present special gifts, and throw parties every day, in order to show your appreciation for life and the special times. It’s an intentional effort to be thankful for family, for friends, for favorable circumstances that offer enjoyable and productive activities. This week’s edition of “Things To Do This Weekend” is all about recognizing special people and special occasions.
A lot of Mothers will be celebrated this weekend. A lot of young (and young at heart) students will graduate this weekend (and in weekends to come). These are yearly happenings, that are here, and then past, so it’s important to recognize their achievements. Mom’s have survived the toddler, school age, teenage and young adult years. They’ve proven time and time again that they have super powers in the areas of: PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING, NURTURING, CARING, FEEDING, FIXING, & most importantly LOVING! What’s your plan to show Mom just how important she is in your life? If your mother is no longer with us, it’s a great time to remember how cherished she was, and how you wouldn’t be the person you are today without her influene and guidance. Graduates, you’ve made it! You’ve also survived endless (it seemed) hours of preparing, studying, and writing. You’ve passed countless number of tests, you’ve successfully completed rounds and acquired skills to boost you onto the next season of your life. It’s now time to use your gifts and abilities to take on the world and make it a better place. Both Moms and Graduates have accomplished so much, and this weekend will be a perfect time to take part in all that the Queen City has to offer. Relax, be entertained, be energized, or learn something new. Try some new food, take in the community atmosphere, or simply make a difference in someone (or some animal’s) life. The Mother’s Day and Graduation Day weekend is wide open for celebration and enjoyment.
Blumenthal Performing Arts invites you to participate in their next OPEN MIC night. This FREE event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Family, fun, and friends! SouthPark invites the Charlotte community to come out for its FREE Family Fun Nights. Guests can enjoy live music, crafts, games and special activities with The Disney Store, American Girl, SouthPark Pediatric Dentistry and Carolinas Healthcare Systems.
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It’s the Annual Strawberry Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. They’ll be passing out free strawberry ice cream provided by the NC Strawberry Association and the NC Dairy Producers Association. Vendors will have fresh strawberries, milk, cheeses, and more on hand for you to purchase while you are enjoying the free ice cream.
Spring into Arts Festival
Enjoy this family-friendly event in Downtown Concord that showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts. Featuring the juried art show, musical entertainment, fantastic food, and a children’s area that inspires the artistic side of all of us!
Enjoy a tasty buffet breakfast, an encouraging message and a guided Journey of Faith tour. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., with the event running through 10 a.m. Each mother in attendance will also receive a special gift.
CaroMont Health is proud to present this year’s Community Challenge event. The purpose of the event is to inspire and challenge our community to health. Regardless of your current activity level, there is something for everyone at this event. This event will feature a 1-mile fun walk, a 5K run, and a Let Me Run 5K. Come and spend the morning getting to know your neighbors while learning about CaroMont’s commitment to a healthy community.
‘Movies Under the Stars’ – TROLLS
Charlotte families are invited to celebrate the start of summer by shopping the center’s sought-after outlet stores, followed by a feature film and family-friendly activities. Before the movie enjoy a face painter, balloon artist, games, giveaways, tasty treats and more! The feature flick, Trolls, will play at dusk on an impressive 24-foot screen. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of fabulous shopping, grab a bite to eat and get a spot!
Come “Kick It” with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and celebrate the 100-year anniversary in the sport of kickball. Take part in this one-day, double-elimination tournament. All games will be played at Park Road Park. The cost for the tournament is $100 per team.
Who is looking for something fun to do with mom? Parents, gather up the kiddos and enjoy the “Mom & Me” Family painting session. Each member of the family gets their own canvas. You will leave with a memento of your time painting together.
There are few better things in life than celebrating saving animals lives with Paws for the Cause! This event will feature a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Acoustic jams by SuttleBand, Red Carpet photo ops, and live entertainment by AerialCLT. Proceeds benefit the Greater Charlotte SPCA.
Celebrate “National Mini Golf Day” and play FREE Mini Golf for a year! The first 100 guests at the park to purchase a game of Mini Golf or a Super Saturday Pass get a FREE Mini Golf season pass at Adventure Landing! Passes are only $25 after the first 100!
Join Aqua e Vino for Brunch 11AM – 3PM and 5PM – 9PM for Dinner. Brunch is Three (3) courses for $35 per person and Dinner is Three (3) courses $45 per person. Seating is limited, so try to make reservations.