Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Apple Time Around Waxhaw

Are you craving fresh apple cider and hot doughnuts?  We are too!

Here are just a few of the orchards and farms close to Waxhaw you can visit this month for some apple pickin' and cider drinkin':

#1 - Windy Hill in York, South Carolina (just outside of Rock Hill)

Get your tickets NOW for their popular Apple Harvest Festival on October 17, 2015.

Their Fall Festival is Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Pumpkin season will be here soon and we will post more apple orchard options on our Waxhaw Kids Facebook page too.  See you there!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Downtown First Friday

Tonight's the night!  Bring your family to downtown Waxhaw this evening for some strolling, eating, shopping and fellowship with your neighbors.  Many stores are offering specials tonight during the First Friday event from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Here is our unofficial schedule of events:

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Free Kids' Crafts and Food Drive for Jesse Jude Food Pantry @ Sweet Repeats & More, 615 W South Main Street 

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  ALS Ice Bucket (Dunk Tank) Challenge @ Michael Ryan Realty, 105 E North Main Street (news coverage)

**Drop by the newly opened Funki Monki Home and Man Cave retail stores right next to Michael Ryan Realty while you're at the ALS Challenge!**

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Back-to-School Photos @ Nichole Marie Photography, 101 N Church Street (no appointment necessary, $10 for one digital image, $40 for five digital images)

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Grand Opening of The Lazy Pig BBQ with pulled pork, ribs, mac n' cheese, baked beans & more (at JB's Frozen Gold), 116 E South Main Street

7:00 p.m. A Gracious Gathering with appetizers, cocktails, prizes and special promotions for one night only to celebrate their ONE YEAR anniversary @ Gracious Interiors, 113 W South Main Street

Even MORE activities going on all night long - via Town of Waxhaw

What a BEAUTIFUL photo of "Waxhaw NC at Dusk" by Waxhawian!  See you tonight at First Friday, neighbors.  Bring the kids!

(There's still time to add your event!  Comment on our Facebook wall and we'll add to to this post.)

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 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