This week: Martin Luther King Day events and call to service, lots of live theater, pets; the tracks they make, and family-friendly treks to take.


Martin Luther King Day, details here for A March for Justice: 50 Years Later, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wreath Laying at Marshall Park.


Preschool Community Program- Animal Tracks
Anne Springs Close Greenway

Monday, Jan 15, 10:00 a.m. free/ $5

For preschoolers – can you recognize a deer or a raccoon track? Become a detective searching for signs of animals; create your own animal tracks to become familiar with different tracks before hitting the outside trail.


Blaze of Glory
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

January 16,  1:30 p.m.

Learn how to make a fire and then enjoy s’mores.

Also, on Tuesday Act of Kindness Club and Checkers V Bridgeport


Wee Wednesday
Main Street Children’s Museum

Wednesday, January 17 @ 10:30 a.m.

On the third Wednesday of each month a special guest from the York County library presents toddler story time; enjoy stories, movement with music, and crafts.

Also on Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. drop in to the Cultural Dance Program presented by Charlotte Ballet, and visit the Mint Museum Uptown and Randolph for Free on Wednesday evenings.


Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical
Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square
January 18 – January 20, Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., $15

Image: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Experience “the tale as old as time;” Academy Award-winning film comes to life on the Duke Energy Theater stage​.


Snow White
Davidson Community Players, Armour Street Theatre

January 19, 2018 – January 28 (Fri – Sun), 1:00 p.m., $10, Ages 4+

So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White in this tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist.


Discovery Place Nature

Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.

Whether they’re furry, feathered, slimy or scaly, celebrate some favorite animal companions; visit with rescued and exotic pets and learn about responsible pet ownership.

Also on Saturday Come Draw with Me! at the Museum of York County and there’s an Opossum Meet & Greet at The Schiele Museum.


Winter Family Hike
Latta Plantation Nature Center

Sunday, January 21, 2:00 p.m., Free

Take a brisk walk in the winter woods to see how nature protects the plants and animals during the coldest part of the year. Easy, 1 – 2 miles for all ages.

*Images sourced from Facebook pages of events listed unless otherwise noted