We are tapping into the sounds and sights of summer this week from sunset kayaking, outdoor concerts and movies, to fun with the Symphony, yoga, bubbles, books and birds.
CM Library Presents: Soap Bubble Circus
Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
Join Guinness World Record holder, Steve Langley, for a joy filled educational and magical experience. Registration required.
Rookie Science: It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! Science Of Flight
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Try an assortment of flight experiments from hovering ping pong balls to twirling helicopters.
Enjoy stories coupled with fun and easy yoga poses.
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Kayak the still waters of Lake Haigler. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak.
Toddler Tuesdays – Barnes And Noble: Arboretum
Stop by for classic tales and find new favorites.
Claws Exhibit at SEA LIFE Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Dive into these crustacean’s habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.
Summer Reading Program
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
The Museum’s historic houses will be open to tour, and crafts and historic games will be outside.
Pike Kids Series – Birds
Pike Nurseries, various locations
Children will engage their brains by learning about important aspects of the garden landscape. Parent or guardian attendance and preregistration required.
Latta Nature Center
Witness Latta’s nightlife take flight while searching for fireflies. Firefly safe headlamps will be provided for the hike. Meet at the Horse Trailer Parking Lot.
Summer Concert Series: Anne Springs Close Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Experience music at the greenway every Thursday June – August. Bring chairs, blankets, and money for food trucks, beer, wine and sodas. See website for the food truck and band lineup.
Movies In The Park – Smallfoot
Veterans Park (Huntersville)
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up for some outside entertainment. Drinks, popcorn, candy available for purchase. Movies start 5-15 minutes after sunset.
Charlotte Symphony Pops – ‘Video Games Live’
Music from the greatest video games of all time will be performed by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Fine Art Fridays: Family-Friendly Workshops – Textiles
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
Explore Black Contemporary Art during family-friendly daytime workshops – morning and afternoon timeslots.
Salute The Troops
North Carolina Transportation Museum
See reenactment groups, military vehicles and more. Once night falls, enjoy music, food vendors, trackless train rides and a fireworks show. Fireworks show is free and open to the public. Gates open at 7:00 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Regular admission applies for daytime events and entry 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dog Days Of Summer
Discovery Place Science
Meet some of Charlotte’s canine heroes while celebrating opening day of Discovery Place’s new IMAX movie, “Superpower Dogs.” See Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Linville Central Rescue Squad K9 Team, the Humane Society of Charlotte and more.
Teatime With American Girl’s 2019 Girl Of The Year, Blaire Wilson
American Girl Southpark Mall
Enjoy savory delights, sweet treats, tea and time together.
Pooches On The Patio
Midwood Smokehouse Birkdale (Huntersville)
Event will include dog adoptions, vendors and dog treats. Portion of the profits go to support the Lake Norman Humane Society.
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