Fossil Fair, Muddy Boots, Winter Walks & More Things to Do with Family this week 2/18

Homeschool Mondays: Story Explorers
Matthews Library
Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. February’s topic is Argentina.

Lego Club
Plaza Midwood Library
Join Lego Club – the library brings the Legos; participants bring the imagination! Lego idea books will be on hand and available for checkout.

Bug Lab
Discovery Place Science
Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations, the orchid mantis, jewel wasp, dragonfly, and bee.

President’s Day
Discovery Place Kids
Celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Hear the story, “Presidents’ Day” by Anne Rockwell at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Next, make some patriotic crafts.

Tween Time: Candy Heart Rocket
Mooresville Public Library
Have a “blast” making a candy heart rocket structure.

Muddy Boots Almanac
Latta Nature Center
Discover noteworthy sites throughout the preserve, creating a living record of the park as it changes throughout the year. The Great Muddy Boots Almanac will be available for kids of all ahges who come to visit the park to get the insider scoop on the best places to visit and when.

Circles of Color
Mooresville Public Library
Using different colored circles in various sizes, create artwork like Wassily Kandinsky.

The Jungle Book
Matthews Playhouse
Raised by a family of wolves, Mowgli must leave home when the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape.

Friday, February 22, 2019 – March 3

Fossil Fair
The Schiele Museum
See natural treasures from the earth, including fossils, rocks, minerals and the ancient stories these items tell. Mine for gemstones; meet animated prehistoric characters. See a full-sized T-rex, and make a fossil fish print and search for tiny fossils from the Carolina coast.

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.

Classical Kids Live: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Knight Theater
A grouchy old man moves in to the apartment above Christoph in Vienna. Christoph is not pleased by Beethoven’s arrival, but he begins to understand his genius and the beauty of his music. Don’t miss the pre-concert festival, featuring drum circles, crafts and musical petting zoo.

Saturday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.

Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0
Ovens Auditorium
The all-new action-packed touring production of Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Activate Creature Power! brings the stars of the Emmy-nominated hit PBS KIDS series to families at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte.

Winter Walk
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Winter walks highlight the wonders of the gardens in the winter. Children can complete a scavenger hunt.

Saturday, February 23, 1:00 p.m.

Rock-It Science Presents: Lab Rats
Myers Park Branch Library
Saturday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.
Visit the slime lab, engineering lab, magnet lab and water lab. This class challenges kids to think like scientists. Call to register.

Family Fort Building
McDowell Nature Preserve
Families learn the survival skill of shelter building. Preregistration required.

Passport to the Queen City: African American History Day
The Charlotte Museum of History
Explore history at the Charlotte Museum of History’s monthly Passport to the Queen City events.

Camp SAY Across the USA: Charlotte
Location will be confirmed upon FREE enrollment
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, forward for the Charlotte Hornets, is a person who stutters, and a Camp SAY Ambassador. Michael knows that stuttering doesn’t have to hold anyone back from pursuing and achieving their dreams. Camp SAY is the perfect opportunity for kids and teens to meet new friends who stutter and participate in exciting activities that help build confidence.

Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt
Latta Nature Center
Pick up a scavenger hunt at the nature center, then stop back by the nature center for prizes after the hunt.

The Neverending Story: 35th Anniversary
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
An unhappy boy is bullied by older youths and seeks sanctuary in a bookstore. The owner gives him a magic book that can project the reader into its story! Now, a young boy becomes part of a wondrous adventure in a land of flying dragons, evil wolves, gnomes, and a warrior-child who must fight to save the empire of Fantasia from a nemesis called the Nothing.

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