It’s going to be a b-e-a-utiful week… and we’ve got the scoop on all things ‘B’ including baseball, bears, brews, bikes and books!

Babes in the Woods
McDowell Nature Center

Monday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.

Hit the paved, stroller-friendly trail with your little one and experience what nature has to offer this month. Registration is required.


Nature Story Corner
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Monday, April 9, (through April 23), 10:00 a.m.

Unearth the untold narratives of nature through stories and then walk about the forest exploring and engaging all of our senses. Parent participation required. Register online.


Pajama Rama on the Plaza
Plaza Midwood Library

Tuesday, 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.


Bike-n-Brew with the Carolina Thread Trail
Blue Blaze Brewing

Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.

The Carolina Thread Trail is teaming up with Blue Blaze for Bike-n-Brew: a four-mile educational and fun ride led by the Carolina Thread Trail. During the ride, you will learn about notable points of interest, the history of the Westend, and of course about the Carolina Thread Trail project. The ride takes off from the brewery at 6pm. All ages are welcome.


Lions and Tigers and Bears: Through the Lens with National Geographic
The Schiele Museum

Wednesday, April 11, (through May 6)

Featuring multiyear coverage from National Geographic photographers Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve Winter and Paul Nicklen, this exhibition attests to the wildness and beauty of lions and tigers and bears.


Storytime with Children’s Book Superstar Matt Myers

Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m
Harris Auditorium (CPCC)
Most recently with BB-8 on the Run, Matt Myers has drawn the images that keep children turning the pages for more. A fine artist and children’s book illustrator, Matt Myers will present some of his favorite work and share stories from his experiences.


LEGO Block Party!
North County Regional Library

Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Come join the fun at our LEGO Block Party! Learn mathematical concepts of sorting, building, and geometry while using Lego building blocks.


Year of the Engineer
Discovery Place Science

Thursday, April 12 (through September)

The Year of the Engineer is an initiative celebrating the creativity and imagination of engineers. It includes the opening of an all-new Thinker Space lab and exhibition Think it Up, along with the premiere of Dream Big: Engineering Our World in the IMAX Dome Theatre.


Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Dance Party
York Public Library
Thursday, April 12, 4:30 p.m.
Get your groove on with “Just Dance” Disney songs. Register online.


Knights Home Opener versus Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

BB&T Ballpark

Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.

Come see the home opener for the new season.


LEGO Weekend and Fireworks at the Knights Game
BB&T Ballpark
Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.
Watch the Knights take on Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. As part of LEGO weekend, enjoy activities like building tables for creative play, family challenges, photo opportunities with large-scale LEGO models, and a chance to build and launch your own LEGO creations down a race ramp. In addition, there will be giveaways and prizes. After the game, enjoy fireworks.


Food Truck Fridays and Concert Series
Stumptown Park
Friday, April 13, (2nd + 4th Fridays through September 28), 5:00 p.m.
Favorite area food and dessert trucks will provide varied menus including seafood, Tex-Mex, burgers, sandwiches, specialty dishes and more. Enjoy local/region bands, inflatable interactives for kids, and a craft beer pavilion. Diners are encouraged to bring chairs.


Tractors and Trains Festival
N.C. Transportation Museum

Friday April 13 – April 14

Come see antique farm equipment, modern tractors, live music, games and more. Friday’s events are geared towards students; Saturday’s, for the public.


Come-See-Me Festival
Various locations throughout Rock Hill

Saturday, April 14 (through April 21)

This festival features more than 80 activities. Take part in fun that includes beautiful gardens, a parade, a frog jump, food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, sports and more. See website for event schedule.


Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out
Anne Springs Close Greenway

Friday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.

Drop-off your kids for a night of pizza, games and activities. Weather permitting, there will also be a night hike, s’mores and archery. Register online.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Children’s Theater of Charlotte

April 13, 2018 – April 15, 2018

Travel through the magical wardrobe to Narnia in this clever two-person adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ acclaimed tale. Performances run Fri.-Sun. See website for showtimes.


Plan ahead with the fam for:






*Images sourced from Facebook pages of events listed or free sources.