Bugs, Mud, Mowgli & More Things to Do with Family This Week ~ 1/22

Dragons, bugs, dancing, eating new foods, learning new things, getting muddy and more are in store for you this week. Have fun.

Bug Lab
Discovery Place Science

Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models, hands-on activities and challenges get you up-close with insects and their amazing adaptations.

The Great Muddy Boots Almanac Experiment
Latta Nature Center

Snap photos, draw pictures, take notes and be a scientist while discovering noteworthy sites throughout the preserve, creating a living record of the park as it changes throughout the year.

Davidson Kids Book Club
Davidson Library

Participate in discussion and activities related to the Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall. Books are available at the branch.

African Dance Class
Sugar Creek Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

Charlotte Ballet’s Cultural Dance Program presents African Dance classes. Classes are drop-in format, open to all ages and free of charge for participants. There is also child supervision with hands-on activities for children attend with a parent/guardian.

Little Aviators – All About Airports
Carolina’s Aviation Museum

Join the Carolina’s Aviation Museum on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, August through May, for an engaging hour of exploring aviation through stories, crafts and hands-on experiences that are STEM-focused and aligned with NC Pre-K curriculum standards.

Bechtler Unseen: Works from the 50s and 60s
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The exhibition presents more than 100 works from the Bechtler collection that have never been on view to the public. Bechtler will be highlighting works from well-known artists including but not limited to Joan Miró, Georges Braque, Jean (Hans) Arp and Pablo Picasso.

Understanding Autism
UNC Charlotte

Thursday, January 24

The UNC Charlotte school of nursing will be hosting two symposia to expand awareness and understanding of the diverse needs of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Registration required.

Fort Mill Public Library

Enjoy a snack, games and dragon fun. Register online.

Marvel Universe Live!
Spectrum Center

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show. See website for showtimes.

ASC’s Connect with Culture Days
Multiple locations

There’s a ton of events happening today and Saturday all over town – we have listed a few of our Scoop picks below but you can find the entire listing here for free access to arts, science, and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

ASC Connect with Culture Day Experience – Dance Workshop with Purple Charlotte Steppers
Camp North End

Kick off ASC’s Connect with Culture Days at this dance workshop.

The Jungle Book
Armour Street Theatre

Friday, January 25 – February 3

In this action-packed, non-musical adaptation of the classic adventure story, Mowgli grows up believing he’s a fierce wolf. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world.

ASC Connect with Culture Day – Experience: Dance A Story “Peter Pan”
Cornelius Town Hall

Enjoy an experience with a dance class, story telling and costume sharing. Peter Pan where children’s imagination will take flight and journey to Neverland.

Discovery Place Nature: Guided Nature Walk
Discovery Place Nature

Join one of our Naturalists on the fourth Saturday of each month for a stroll around Discovery Place Nature’s Paw Paw Nature Trail. Meet in the Great Hall.

ASC Connect with Culture Day – Mint Museum

Free admission and a great opportunity to bring a friend of family member who has never experienced the Mint, explore current exhibitions including Under Construction: Postwar Collage.

Experience: Taste of the World
Charlotte Museum of History

Take a culinary journey around the world. Sample cuisine from Vietnamese, Chinese, classic Southern, Italian, African, Israeli, Caribbean and BBQ restaurants. Vegetarian options available.

Opera Carolina’s A Busy Bee Family Series
Davis Theater

Saturday, January 26, 1:30 p.m.

Based on a popular children’s book, Opera Carolina tells the story of a honey bee named Bella who is trying to find her place in the hive. Tickets are free; call for tickets.

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Sunday, January 27

Last day to celebrate – enjoy the Polar Plunge, K-9 Keg Pull, ice carving, hayrides and more. Check the schedule for event times.

An Evening at the Chutes
Crowders Ridge Camp, Gastonia

This event is for foster families, and kinship families. Chutes – a winter tubing experience for the whole family.

Fun Day Sunday at The Speedpark 

Go-karting, junior karts, two seaters, single seaters, four tracks, newly renovated 18-hole miniature golf, bungee jump, 110 ft fun slide, game room, & spider web.

Keep On the Radar

Fairy House Festival, Feb 9, Latta Plantation Nature Center

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


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.