We’ve got leprechauns, LEGOs and Color Me Green events for you this week!


The Charlotte Museum of History Spring Homeschool Day
Charlotte Museum of History

Monday, March 12, 1:00 p.m.

Students will be encouraged to think critically about the differences between their world and that of 1774 as well as trace the threads of similar experiences from the colonial period to the present.


Northlake Mall

Monday, March 12, (through March 31), times below

Stop by Bunnyville on the lower level in Grand Court and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. (Mon.-Sat., 10am-1pm, 1:45-5pm, and 5:45-9pm; Sun., noon-3pm and 3:45-6pm.)


I Spy Artwork Scavenger Hunt
Cabarrus Arts Council

Monday, March 12, (through December 31), 9:00 a.m.

Let your kids discover the details of the museums galleries in a fun and challenging way. With two levels of difficulty this gallery activity invites participants of all ages to examine art work with a fine-toothed comb.


Small Stalks
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Monday, March 12 (through March 26), 10:00 a.m.

Preschool-age children can explore nature with songs, games, crafts, and play in Lost Hollow.


Pajama Rama on the Plaza
Plaza Midwood Library

Monday, March 12 (through December 10), 7:00 p.m.

Wear your pjs on the second Monday of each month for a family storytime that is perfect for bedtime.


Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
West Blvd. Library

Tuesday, March 13, 4:00 p.m.

Tweens, teens, and school-age children are invited to participate in traditional Irish games, activities, and recipes to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and learn more about another culture.


Code-a-Bot: Lego Edition
York Public Library

Wednesday, March 14 + 15, times below

Explore the basics of coding with Lego Robotics. Register online. Wed., 3:30-5pm and Thurs., 4:30-6pm.


Crafty Critters
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Friday, March 16 (through March 30), 10:30 a.m.

Explore the natural world through arts and crafts with different themes for each session. Registration required.


Bechtler by Night: Game Night
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Friday, March 16 (through May 25) 5:00 p.m.

Families with older children can play trivia or younger children can play with the giant Jenga set. There is also Bingo, scavenger hunts, gallery games and more. Create your own works of art, wander the museum galleries, enjoy light bites and a cash bar.


Going Green
Discovery Place Nature

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m.

Learn about pollination, composting and sustainable gardening. Kids can plant native wildflowers or herbs to take home, meet live animals and enjoy story time, crafts and games.


St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt
McDowell Nature Preserve
Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m.
Put your natural knowledge to the test as you follow the Leprechaun’s clues through the woods to find the hidden treasure. This self-guided treasure hunt requires only a sturdy pair of shoes and your sense of adventure. Drop-ins welcome; registration is not required.


Charlotte Goes Green Festival
S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. and Stonewall St

Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m.

This festival features Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and other vendors, children’s amusements and plenty of food and beverages.


The Green River Revival
US National Whitewater Center

Saturday, March 17, times very

Back for its ninth year as we kick off the 2018 festival calendar at the USNWC. The festivities begin with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run, where participants will need the luck of the Irish to avoid or embrace the green dye as they run their way through the trail system. Festivities continue when the river turns as green as a four-leaf clover and live music.

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