We’ve got all ages covered with things to do this week. Garden time fun for the littles, theater time and the CMS musical showcase for the older ones, plus Checkers hockey is fun for the whole family. Make it a great week.

Small Stalks & Wee Sprouts

March 20 @ 10am (Small Stalks) and 11:15am (Wee Sprouts)

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Belmont)


This children’s garden event is a hit for ages 2 to 5 (Small Stalks) and those under 2 (Wee Sprouts). Get your tickets!

A Musical Showcase

March 20 @ 7pm

Belk Theater


Fourteen musical groups from CMS elementary, middle and high schools will compete in this inaugural event emceed by former Panther Jordan Gross. Tickets are going fast.

Storytime & More

March 21 @ 10am

Winghaven Gardens


Best for ages 10 and under, come hear a story and spend some time exploring in the garden. Please register.

Home Checkers Games

March 21 @ 7pm, March 22 @ 7pm, March 25 @ 6pm & March 26 @ 1pm

Bojangle’s Coliseum


LOTS of chances to catch the checkers in action this week against the Iowa Wild (3/22 & 3/22) and the Chicago Wolves (3/25 & 3/26).

Mini-Masters Adult/Child Program: Fruits & Veggies

March 22 & 25 @ 1:30pm

Mint Museum Randolph


Take a gallery tour to find fruits and vegetables in the art, and then try your hand at stamping with fruits and veggies. Please register.

Bud, Not Buddy

March 24 – April 9 Showtimes vary by date

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

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Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis this coming of age story comes to life on the stage. Best for ages 8 and up.

The Grumpy Frog

March 25 @ 2-4pm


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Don’t miss the chance to meet author Dana Perri for a book signing and storytime event at Traditions in Park Road Shopping Center.


March 25 – All Day

Discovery Place Science


Cheer on teams in this “hackathon” competition, and don’t miss “hackathon” activities for all throughout the day.

Backyard Gardening Workshop

March 25 @ 10am-12pm

Winghaven Gardens


Winghaven is partnering with Microfarm Organic Gardens and Chopt Creative Salad Company for a morning of backyard gardening tips and demonstrations. Please register.

American Indian Festival

March 25 @ 10am-2pm

Schiele Museum of Natural History (Gastonia)


Celebrate the culture of America’s first people with pottery, dancing, singing, and story-telling. Be sure to check out the Catawba Indian village as well.

Children’s Day on the Farm

March 25 @ 10am-4pm

Historic Brattonsville (McConnells, SC)


Learn about farm life in the 18th and 19th centuries. See farm animals, help with farm chores and more.

Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure

March 25 & March 26 @ 11:00am-3:00pm

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Belmont)


Spend the day with Peter and his family in the garden. Register for a card making session, a Mad Hatter tea party and even professional spring family photos.

Save the Date:

March 30 FREE Tinkergarten Class @ Independence Park

April 1 Cookies for Kids Cancer 5K & Bake Sale @ Randolph Park Neighborhood