Goats, cows, birds, rocks, movies, live music, festivals and fairs… we had so much fun just putting together this week’s Scoop picks!


Minerals of the World
The Schiele Museum

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

Enjoy 1,500 square feet of rocks and minerals from around the world. See specimens both common and rare while discovering how the science of earth is ever-changing.



Cabarrus County Fair
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center

Monday, September 10 – 15

Enjoy delicious food, more than 40 thrilling rides and 30 games, dazzling entertainment, and memories to last a lifetime. Check the fair schedule online for more information about daily events.



Birding Walk
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Tuesday, September 11, 9:00 a.m.

Experience a guided stroll down the Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds, observe nesting patterns and establish basis for bird counts.


Alexandro Querevalú Live
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square

Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.

Born in Peru, Alexandro Querevalú comes from a culture deeply rooted in tradition. He is incredibly skilled at playing a variety of indigenous wind instruments such as the Quena, Quenacho, Antara, Basto Zampoña and Alta Zampoña.



Beginner Buddies Preschool Program
Rescue Ranch

Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.

Classes involve a story, craft, exploration stations, and time with two of our animal ambassadors. Some programs also include songs.



Amazing Butterflies Maze
Culture & Heritage Museums of York County

Tuesday, September 11 – 15, 10:00 a.m.

Amazing Butterflies Maze, produced and traveled by Minotaur Mazes, is an interactive learning experience within a maze setting. Divided into themed sections, the maze encompasses the life journey of a caterpillar and its metamorphosis into a butterfly.



Town of Cornelius Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Event
Cornelius Town Hall

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

The Cornelius Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit will provide information to help everyone better navigate the roadways and traffic laws. The educational program will cover the responsibilities of the bicyclists and pedestrians in hope of creating safe streets.



Sail Again Children’s Consignment Sale – Mooresville
Merino’s Home Furnishings Warehouse

Thursday, September 13 – 17

Presale ($5 charity donation) on Thurs. 6-9pm; Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat., 9am-7pm; Sun., 9-11am ($2 entry for early half-price sale); Sun., 11am-4pm (half-price sale); and Mon., 8-10am (75%-off sale).



Food Truck Friday
Downtown Mount Holly

Friday, September 14, 5:00 p.m.

Visit Mount Holly for Food Truck Friday in the heart of downtown. The band, Backwoodz will perform.



Movie Night: “Wonder”
The Green at Promenade on Providence

Friday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.

Outdoor family movie night of fun.



Grand Re-Opening Celebration for Mint Museum Uptown
Mint Museum Uptown

Friday, September 14 – 16

Art lovers cannot miss the Grand Reopening Celebration of the Mint Museum Uptown! Check out the Lumisonica (a new interactive grand staircase), the opening of Mainframe (a new juried art show), new works of art in the permanent collection galleries, live music, cash bar and discounts in the museum shop.



Yoga Story Time
Barnes and Noble – Birkdale Village

Friday, September 14, 10:30 a.m.

Stretch out your wiggles at children’s yoga story time, hosted by yoga instructor, Stefanie Ezratty from Bellies and Blooms. She will instruct kids on some basic yoga positions that go along with the story.



Mushroom Madness Hike
McDowell Nature Preserve

Friday, September 14, 3:30 p.m.

Take a walk on the wild mushroom side in celebration of Mushroom Month. Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms on a 2-3 mile hike. Participants will learn how to identify a variety of fungi commonly seen throughout the Central Piedmont. Pre-registration required.



Old Town Cornelius 2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill

Friday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.

2nd Friday is Old Town Cornelius’s monthly throw-down featuring a jam-packed lineup of live music, food trucks, craft breweries, local artists, and kids activities. The event is rain or shine.




Friday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.

Fear rises when darkness falls when Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual haunt of SCarowinds. Experience the thrills of your favorite rides and the chills of haunted attractions and shows.



Family Storytime: Daddies and Donuts
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Saturday, September 15, 9:15 a.m.

During this special storytime, share donuts and stories with your dad, grandpa, uncle or caregiver.



Touch a Truck Fort Mill

Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.

See trucks and vehicles of all sizes. Enjoy food vendors, face painting and other family activities.



Move Your Feet: Afro Brazilian Dance
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture

Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.

Explore rich cultural traditions as you learn the fundamentals of folkloric and Orixa-inspired dance. The youth program is for ages 5-16.



Rural Hill’s Quidditch Cup
Historic Rural Hill

Saturday, September 15 – 16, 10:00 a.m.

Do not miss UNCC’s Official Quidditch Tournament, as well as a full weekend of wizarding fun. In addition to the tournament, try your own hand at Quidditch, attend wizarding classes, get sorted in a Sorting Ceremony to find your house, stroll Diagon Alley, meet with local authors for book signings, and even take a ride on the Hogwarts Hayxpress.



Open Sail Dates
Lake Norman YMCA

Saturday, September 15, 1:00 p.m.

Open sailing attendees can check out the Sunfish and practice their sailing skills. Children ages 11 and younger will need to be accompanied by a competent sailor. A short test will be given to the sailors to ensure they can safely maneuver the boat.



Oceans: Our Blue Planet in IMAX
Discovery Place Science

Sunday, September 16, 1:00 + 3:00 p.m.

Go on an undersea adventure like no other and experience the beauty and fragility of the ocean and its inhabitants.



Buy Tix Now For

Peppa Pig Live!

Ovens Auditorium, Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m.



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