We are so hands-on learning and fun this week! From macrame to journaling and LEGOs (like, A LOT of LEGOs)… you can be a family of makers. Then kickback and relax at an outdoor concert, food festival or take in an extraordinary animal experience.

Towers Of Tomorrow With LEGO Bricks
Discovery Place Science
Constructed with architectural accuracy, the exhibition features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural significance. And, take time to build a tower from the 200,000 loose LEGOs.

ASC Culture Blocks: Art-Making Workshop- Hanging Macramé
Mint Hill Library
This 4-day collaborative workshop is open to all ages, taught by a professional artist and focuses on discovering, creating, and celebrating artwork inspired by the Bechtler collection

Creative Journaling
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Learn about journaling and make your own with words, photos and collages

Family Picnic Storytime On The Green
Davidson Library
Bring a snack, towel or blanket, and teddy bear. Registration reuired.

Summer Concert Series: Anne Springs Close Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Bring chairs, blankets, and money for food trucks, beer, wine and sodas. See website for the food truck and band lineup, as well as run club and sunset yoga information. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6

River Jam
U.S. National Whitewater Center
River Jam brings live musical performances to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. See website for information about River Jam Run, open water swim, big water sessions, yoga and clinics happening near or during River Jams.

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Music On Main
Town Hall Lawn, Mooresville
Jam out on the first Friday of May – October.

Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.

AfroPop! Charlotte: The Block Party At Camp North End
Boileryard at Camp North End
The legendary AfroPop! Nation Block Party returns to Camp North End with vendors and music.

Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m.

Our Carolina Sky Planetarium Program
The Schiele Museum
Visit the Schiele Museum’s planetarium on the first Friday of each month to discover how the sky has changed.

Friday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.

Summer Concert Series – Mingling on the Green
Birkdale Village
Join Birkdale Village for live music every Friday and Saturday night from through August 31. Bring a chair or a blanket.

Friday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.

Taste Of Charlotte
Uptown Charlotte
The three-day festival will feature more than 100 samples from area restaurants along with music and entertainment, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and vendors.

Friday, June 7 – 9

Water, Water Everywhere
Latta Nature Center
Conduct experiments, and investigate how the water cycle supports life on Earth.

Cuddly & Cute Animal Babies
The Schiele Museum
Meet a variety of fuzzy and cute animal babies like goats, chicks, ducklings, and bunnies. Fun for the entire family, this event gives visitors 30 minutes to meet live animals on our farm. $4 Schiele Members/$5 non-members. Advanced tickets required.

Bird Show
Carolina Raptor Center
Be wowed by the show put on by native and exotic flight birds.

Lake Wylie Family Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP)
McDowell Nature Preserve
Sit, stand or lay atop of the water, and enjoy the sights of nature. All equipment is provided. Registration required.

Hemby Family Fun Days
Hemby Program Center
Enjoy a 50-foot Alpine climbing tower, a 40-foot challenge tower and zip-line, fishing pond, archery and wooded hiking trails. Try activities like dodgeball, gagaball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and field games.

Sunday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.

The LEGO® Sea Explorers
Explore the depths of the ocean to help our team unlock underwater secrets – draw, build, create, and show what you’ve discovered! Special event on Sunday.

Sunday, June 9, noon

Sunday Funday!
The Speedpark i(Concord Mills)
Go-Karting, Junior Karts, Two seaters, single seaters, 4 tracks, newly renovated 18 hole miniature golf, bungee jump, 110 ft fun slide, game room, and spiderweb – for a super Sunday.

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