Things to do with Family
American Girl Book Club
Mint Hill Historical Society

The American Book Club will meet at the Mint Hill Historical Society for an informative tour and look back into history.

After School LEGO Club
Mooresville Public Library

Children can use their imagination and STEM-based learning skills to create with LEGOs.

Free Wednesday Evenings at the Mint Museum + More

Explore the Mint Museum’s exhibitions with free admission which makes it a great time to visit with the kids. Plus, this Wednesday is particularly fun with the Art of Reading Public Tour: Pride and Prejudice and NexGen Design Lab: Shed Brand Studios – CHECK AGE LEVEL when signing up.

Valentine’s Day Story Time and Craft
SAS Cupcakes

Decorate cupcakes and hear a story for Valentine’s Day.

Board Game Night at Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble

Do not miss out on the family fun – play Ticket to Ride and more.

Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out – Laser tag!
Anne Springs Close Greenway

After a pizza dinner, kids enjoy action packed activities including laser tag.

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Inspired by the music of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, this jammin’ show takes audiences to the beautiful island of Jamaica with friends, Ziggy and Nansi. See website for showtimes.

49 Days of Gratitude
North Carolina Transportation Museum

The 49 Days of Gratitude celebrates the 70th anniversary of North Carolina’s Merci train car’s arrival in Raleigh. The Merci Train was a gift to the United States from France, given in appreciation for the United States help to the French during World War II.

Trails and Tails: Freedom Park
Freedom Park

Join McDowell staff at Freedom Park with your pup.

Fairy House Festival
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

The annual festival inspires appreciation of the environment with storytelling, children’s crafts, activities and games. Fairy, gnome and other appropriate costumes are encouraged but not required. Food vendors will be on site. Advance purchase of tickets is required.


Books and Stories that Shape Us

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced our region.

Gantt Beyond the Walls @ IKEA Charlotte
IKEA Charlotte

Come to IKEA Charlotte for one-hour collage workshop for families.

Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off
Lake Norman YMCA


Pledge to send a staff member or community leader into the water for a chance to be crowned the 2019 Queen/King Polar Bear! Enjoy s’mores, campfire and snacks at the waterfront during the event.

Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Families can explore the Bechtler collection through special hands-on art activities and family-focused museum tours. Complimentary guided tours of the galleries will be available.


DIY Valentine
Spirit Square – Arts +

Families are invited to attend a free Valentine themed art workshop in Spirit Square.

Super Saturday: Cotton Club
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 p.m.


The Cotton Club will be performing jazz music, storytelling and poetry.

Family Dance Party
Roxbury Nightclub

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 p.m.


The event will feature a DJ, dance contests, games, and snacks to benefit A Child’s Place.


2nd Saturday at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Getting Drafty
NASCAR Hall of Fame

Saturday, February 9, 2019

During National Engineers Week, discover a big influencer in racing: aerodynamics. To learn more about this critical component in racing strategy, we will conduct air experiments, delve into the career of an aerodynamicist and test a car in a wind tunnel.

Doll Hair Salon Spectacular
American Girl Southpark Mall

Learn how to create several cute new ’dos, plus take-home bright highlights for your dolls.

Kids Yoga
Tiny Blooms

Kids need yoga and mindfulness just as much as adults – fun classes teach the basics and beyond. Registration required.

Keep On Your Radar

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