17 Great Things to Do with Family This Week in Charlotte – April 25

Whoa! The calendar of fun, family-friendly things to this week is packed. There are festivals, ballets, storytime, crafts, FREE doughnuts, live music and more. Spring is oh so fun around here…enjoy.

**IN THE GOOD NEWS / BAD NEWS COLUMN…School is IN session for CMS on April 25…it was a teacher workday, but is now a weather make up day**

 

 

The Magic Kite

Through May 1 – Showtimes vary

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

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Don’t miss the world premiere of this play, created from stories and works of a local artist. Best for ages 7 and up.

 

Family Storytime at Midwood Park

April 26 @ 9:15am

Midwood Park

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The Plaza Midwood library is taking storytime outside for some springtime fun.

 

Crafty Critters

April 27 @ 10:30am

McDowell Nature Center

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Ages 4 to 11 are invited to make some nature crafts and enjoy the beautiful nature center.

 

Superhero Day

April 28 – All Day

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

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Don’t ever pass up an excuse for a doughnut…especially when you can get one FREE.

 

Charlotte Ballet – Spring Works

April 28-30 @ showtimes vary

Knight Theater

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See three ballets that celebrate the human spirit. Make it a day uptown with a meal or a treat at Amelie’s. The Saturday matinee show offers $10 kids tickets and FREE kids activities at 1pm.

 

FREE concerts at Piedmont Town Center, Blakeney & Stonecrest

April 30 @ 5pm (PTC), 7pm (Blakeney & Stonecrest)

Locations in links

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It’s that time again for Friday outdoor spring concerts. Lots to choose from.

 

Healthy Kids Day @ Charlotte YMCAs (University City, Johnston, Morrison)

April 30 – Times vary by Branch

YMCAs (Branches listed above)

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Don’t miss games, activities, presentations and more all aimed at keeping our kids HEALTHY.

 

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros

April 30 @ 10am – 2pm

Imaginon

Diversity in Culture and People as a Concept
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Join authors and other special guests for “Diversity in Action” today.

 

Earth Day Birthday

April 30 @ 10am-3pm

Museum of York County

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Come celebrate earth day with activities, games, entertainment and more for the kids, and a shredding truck to help the grownups reduce paper waste.

 

Arbor Day

April 30 @ 11am & 2pm

Discovery Place Kids

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Celebrate Arbor Day today with stories and crafts designed to teach the importance of trees.

 

We Are the Arts: An Evening of Music and Visual Arts

April 30 @ 7pm

McGlohon Theater

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Don’t miss this showcase of Community School of the Arts and the Charlotte Children’s Choir

 

MORE events for April 30…

Queen’s Cup Steeplechase @ Mineral Springs, NC

Bark in the Park @ Historic Rural Hill

‘Tawba Walk Art and Music Fest @ Oak Street Mill in Cornelius

Kings Drive Art Walk @ Kings Drive Greenway Path

Wee Houses Opening Weekend @ Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

 

Concerts on the Green

May 1 @ 6-8pm

Davidson Village Green

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The 2016 season of Concerts on the Green kicks off this evening with music from The Matt Stratford Band.

 

 

Save the Date:

May 21 – Fairy Festival @ Charlotte Nature Museum

 

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