Story Explorers
Scaleybark Library
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to spend these 30 minutes practicing reading fluency and comprehension. Registration required.

Dakota And Friends
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Meet and interact with Dakota, pet a baby T-Rex. Read aloud to dinosaurs, then take a ride.

Mardi Gras
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Make masks and string beads to celebrate Fat Tuesday.

Davidson Main Street Writers
Main Street Writers is the bookstore’s open writing club, where writers of all ages, levels, and genres are invited to convene and hone their craft.

Night Hike
McDowell Nature Center
Explore and listen for nocturnal animals while getting some exercise. Registration required.

Adaptive Experiences For Children
Matthews Library
Enjoy literacy-related activities specifically designed for youth with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues or other developmental disabilities.

American Girl Live!
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Experience American Girl in an all-new musical. Join the American Girl characters as they follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of friendship.

Spring Fling
Latta Nature Center
Celebrate the season on Latta’s front lawn. Create a spring-themed craft, have a critter encounter or just soak up the sunshine. Register for this drop-in program.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets In Concert
Ovens Auditorium
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform music from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

Tiaras And Tales Open Play
Fort Mill
Sessions are structured and include a fairy host, tea party with light snack, dress-up clothes, craft, face painting or light makeup, and story time.

Step Afrika!
McColl Family Theater
Step Afrika! ranks as one of the United States’ top-10 African-American dance companies. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. See website for showtimes.

Mini Masters
Little artists and their adult companions explore the museum galleries and create art in this playful hour of art. Ages 3-7, pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 9, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Mooresville Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Mooresville
A celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day including Irish dancing and music, local businesses, green cars, and family fun. Parade begins at Main Street from Iredell to Center Avenue.

Saturday, March 9, 3:00 p.m.

Levine JCC Butterfly Project
Levine Jewish Community Center
Listen to stories from Holocaust survivor, Irving Blenstock. Pain a ceramic butterfly, and visit the butterfly garden and Holocaust memorial. Register online.

Charlotte Ballet’s Peter Pan – Family Matinee
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts · Charlotte, North Carolina
Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget.

Children’s Art Weekend
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Stopby for an art-filled day for families and all ages. In addition to the performance arts, kids can get creative with hands-on activities involving mixed media, different art styles and more.

Kids Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Historic Latta Plantation 
Get hands on experience with 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop! This workshop is designed for kids aged 9 and over and is limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive a 10% discount.

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