Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Free Summer Bowling for Kids

Looking for a fun and COOL (air-conditioned) place to hang out indoors with the kids this summer?  Head over to Carolina Lanes for some free summer bowling!

Register online via the AMF Summer Games website for your child's free summer pass.  If you would like to bowl too, the parents can bowl for free all summer with a one-time $39.95 pass.  What a great deal!  Just pay for the shoes and you're good-to-go!

The AMF Carolina Lanes in Matthews is about 25 minutes from Waxhaw (on your way to shop at Costco) and is a huge bowling center.  Located behind the Elevation Church building (drive into the Elevation parking lot, then continue to the right behind the buildings, down a small wooded street to Carolina Lanes).

AMF Carolina Lanes
11210 Brigmon Lane
Matthews, NC  28105
(704) 841-7606

Bowl 3 FREE games every day, all summer long with a kid's pass OR your family pass!

Bowling is great for kid's of all ages.  For the younger ones, be sure to ask the helpful staff at Carolina Lanes for the lane bumpers and the bowling ball "slides" to roll the balls down the lane (if they are too heavy for your child to carry).  Even teens like to bowl!

Bowling is a great sport, fun for all ages and just lots of fun.  Take a few friends along and make a summer party out of it!  Just be sure to register online for your free summer pass.

And don't forget to bring your socks...to match your snazzy bowling shoes!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Keep Cool at Stallings' Splash Pad Park

Just a short 25-minute drive from Waxhaw is one of Charlotte's BEST new parks with a splash pad, walking trails, three playgrounds, picnic tables, tennis courts and an 18-hold disc golf course (2013 BOB Awards).

Where is this awesome place to cool off and let the kids run around the fountains for FREE?

Town of Stallings Splash Pad
340 Stallings Road, Matthews, NC  28104

Fountain Run Times, open 7 days:
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The park is across the street from the Stallings Town Hall and features picnic tables, restrooms, playground and 18-hold Disc Golf course are open until 8:30 p.m. through the summer.

So pack a lunch and bring the towels and sunscreen (and maybe some mommy-friends too!) for a fun-filled day at the Stallings Splash Pad.  Your kids will LOVE it!

(Don't forget to plan ahead - the fountains are turned OFF between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. daily.)

Have fun splashin' around!  -Sally

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Music and Movies on the Green at the Promenade

Do you love shopping at the Promenade on Providence?  Conveniently located at the corner of Providence Road and Ballantyne Commens (just past 485), the Promenade is a favorite shopping spot for Waxhaw residents.

Popular retail stores include Kirkland's, Pier 1, Stein Mart, Portrait Innovations, Hallmark, Staples, Home Depot and more!  You'll love the restaurants too:  Macaroni Grill, On the Border, BT's Burger Joint, Red Bowl, Q-Shack, Tony Sacco's Pizza, Yoforia and more!

The Promenade has just released its line-up for their "Music & Movies on the Green" summer series.  The fun begins on Friday, June 13th with an outdoor showing of the movie "Frozen"!

Live music begins at 7pm until dusk when the movies for kids begin.  View the entire music schedule of local bands here.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for all outdoor kid's movies.  Be sure to check the Promenade's Facebook page for weather updates.

June 13th - Frozen
June 27th - Despicable Me 2
September 26th - The Lego Movie
October 24th - Monsters University

See you "on the Green" this summer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Express $1 Movies at Stonecrest

Regal Cinemas is BACK with their amazing "Summer Movie Express" of $1.00 movies for kids on Tuesdays and Wednesdays all summer long!

This is such a treat for kids and a great way to keep cool on those hot summer days.  The closest Regal Cinema for all of our Waxhaw-area kids is in the Stonecrest Shopping Center on Rea Road near 485.

All movies begin at 10:00 a.m. and run on Tuesday and Wednesday.  There are two movies to choose from each week (choice changes weekly).

 Arrive early for best seats (there are a bunch of day care centers and day camps that bring their small school buses to these dollar movie days).  The theater does open multiple theaters for each movie.  If I remember correctly, one movie will go to the theaters on the left and the other movie choice will be shown in theaters to the right of the snack bar.  There will be LOTS of children there, so be ready!

We like to bring a couple of friends with us and make a fun (and easy!) summer play date out of it.  Big thanks to Regal Cinemas for this awesome kid-friendly event that is easy on our wallets!

So bring a friend and your one dollar bills for some great movies this summer!  Begins June 17th and ends August 13th (full summer movie schedule below).

See you at the movies!

Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX (in Stonecrest Shopping Center)
7824 Rea Road, Charlotte, North Carolina  28277
(704) 540-7558

WeekDates (all start @ 10:00 a.m.)Movies
Week 1Tue June 17 & Wed June 18
10:00 a.m.
Hotel TransylvaniaThe Smurfs 2
Week 2Tue June 24 & Wed June 25
10:00 a.m.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2The Pirates: Band of Misfits
Week 3Tue July 1 & Wed July 2
10:00 a.m.
Authur ChristmasDespicable Me 2
Week 4Tue July 8 & Wed July 9
10:00 a.m.
Lego Free Birds
Week 5Tue July 15 & Wed July 16
10:00 a.m.
Adventures of TintinRise of the Guardians
Week 6Tue July 22 & Wed July 23
10:00 a.m.
Kung Fu Panda 2 Madagascar 3
Week 7Tue July 29 & Wed July 30
10:00 a.m.
The Croods Epic
Week 8Tue August 5 & Wed August 6
10:00 a.m.
Turbo Walking With Dinosaurs
Week 9Tue August 12 & Wed August 13
10:00 a.m.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rio 2