This week we’ve got hungry caterpillars, LEGOs, dragons, high tea, kayaking for kids, make your own ice cream and more.

CHECK THIS CAMP OUT for Your Young Athletes

With fall sports around the corner, summer is a great time to get a leg up on the competition with OrthoCarolina.

At OrthoCarolina’s Sports Training Center summer camps, your child will learn from experienced personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches who train not only young athletes but our region’s elite, professional athletes. They’ll also benefit from OC’s state-of-the-art facility with indoor/outdoor turf field and top-of-the-line equipment.

Books Start Art: Eric Carle
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” learn how Eric Carle creates collages, then create your own.

Monday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.

Open Swim At Carrigan Farms
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
Swim in the cool, deep water at Carrigan Farms Quarry. Ages 11 and under must wear a life jacket at all times in the water. Bring a rod and reel for catch-and-release fishing at the farm’s two ponds.

Monday, August 5, 10:00 a.m.

Intro To Kayaking
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Learn about kayaking, then test out your basic paddling technique. Registration required.

Towers Of Tomorrow With LEGO Bricks
Discovery Place Science
Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural significance. Take time to build a tower from the 200,000 loose LEGO bricks located in hands-on construction areas of the exhibition.

Terrific Tuesday: Professor Whizzpop
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Performances are free, but space is limited and tickets are required. Join Professor Whizzpop for his hilarious, engaging magic show.

Tuesday, August 6, 1:00 p.m.

Summer Break Finale at Mint Museum Randolph
Mint Museum Randolph
Celebrate your summer break achievements with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library at the Mint by participating in fun and engaging activities for the whole family.

Tuesday, August 6, 2:00 p.m. (Images: materials acryla gouache on Bristol board. Illustration for Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition. ©Tony DiTerlizzi. All rights reserved.)

National Night Out In Plaza Midwood
Veterans Park
Come out to the popular Veterans Park in Plaza Midwood for music, children’s activities and more.

Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 p.m.

National Night Out In Davidson
Roosevelt Wilson Park
Join the Davidson Fire Department, North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers and other community groups for hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Bring chips, a covered dish or a dessert to share.

Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 p.m.

Summer Fun Thursday: Aloha Island Hula Girls
Northlake Mall
Enjoy a morning out with Aloha Island Hula Girls. Be prepared for lots of audience participation.

Customer Appreciation Day at Sky Zone
Northlake Sky Zone
Jump more for less – there is no purchase necessary for the free 30-minute jump, and 1-hour jump passes can be purchased for $10. Summer passes will be sold onsite.

Thursday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.

Sweet Summer Treat
Mooresville Public Library
Cool off from the hot August heat with a good book and some fun making homemade ice cream.

Campfire Chemistry
Latta Nature Center
Believe it or not, there is a lot of science involved in building the perfect campfire – learn how to make it.

Sounds Of Summer In First Ward Park
First Ward Park
Relax at First Ward Park listening to live music by Brett Dennen with Emily and enjoying food trucks.

Friday, August 9, 7:00 p.m.

2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill
Come out for live music, food trucks, craft breweries, local artists, kids’ activities and more.

Friday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

Queen City Anime Convention 2019
The Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
The event will feature a cosplay contest, vendors, fan programming and a video game room with contests.

Friday, August 9 – 11

Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Celebration
McDowell Nature Preserve
An ambassador from the US Forestry Service will represent Smokey at this fun event. Learn about Smokey’s story and how you can help prevent forest fires.

Miss May’s Elegant Tea
Historic Rural Hill
Dress in your tea finery, and reserve your spot for light hors d’oeuvres, along with teas and lemonade.

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019
PNC Music Pavilion
Get ready to bop until you drop when you jam out with the KIDZ BOP. This is a rain or shine event.

*Images sourced from Facebook/ websites of events listed or free sources