Barkitecture, SCarowinds Opens, Car+Truck Show, Two Storytimes, Open Streets704, Bats & More Family Things To Do This Week 9/9

Cars and trucks, bats, books, bikes and barks — we really do have something for everyone this week. Whether you can get out during the day or are looking for some nighttime family fun we’ve got you covered.

Baby Storytime
Myers Park Library
Monday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.

Storytime at Midwood Park (library)
Monday, September 9, 11:15 a.m.
Head to Midwood Park to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.

Community Nature Program: Trees
Discovery Place Nature
Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the benefits of trees to humans, wildlife and Earth. Craig Errington, arborist with Heartwood Tree Service, will l discuss trees and how to care for them.

Disney’s Aladdin
Blumenthal Performing Arts
Tuesday, September 10 – 29
Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Hear all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score and more written especially for the stage. See website for performance schedule.

Get to Know the Greenway Guided Tour
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Wednesday, September 11, 9:00 a.m.
Learn more about the activities, events, venues, history and how to get around the Greenway by van. There is no hiking required, but register online prior to the tour.

Sail Again Children’s Consignment Sale
Merino’s Complex, Mooresville
Wednesday, September 11 – 16
Sail Again Children’s Consignment is a nationally award winning SEASONAL “pop up” kids’ consignment event. There’s a pre-sale and different days have discounts.

Image: @SailAgainLKN

BarkitectureCLT Village
Camp North End
Friday, September 13
BarkitectureCLT is happy to team with Friday Nights at Camp North End on September 13 to display this year’s custom pet houses. Enjoy food and drinks while getting an advance look at all the awesome creations you’ll be able to purchase at the main event.

Friday, September 13- 28, 7:00 p.m.
Fear rises when darkness falls when Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual haunt of SCarowinds.

Run for Green
Saturday, September 14, 7:30 a.m.
The fourteenth annual Run for Green benefits the Davidson Lands Conservancy. After the run, enjoy refreshments, beer and live music from The Southern Style Band.

Veterans Park Car and Truck Show
Veteran’s Park
Saturday, September 14, 9:00 a.m.
Check out the car and truck show, as well as the music, family friendly activities, raffle and door prizes.

Bat Discovery
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
Saturday, September 14, noon
Participate in batty activities, and see examples of native species.

2nd Saturday at NASCAR Hall of Fame: RCR 50 Only in America
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Explore the temporary exhibit “RCR 50: Only in America” chronicling the story of Childress and Richard Childress Racing, along with the many people who helped build a NASCAR dynasty. There will be a series of RCR-related projects and activities to experience along the way.

Open Streets 704
Sunday, September 15, 1:00 p.m.
Walk, roll, stroll and bike through neighborhoods from West End to Dilworth. The route is broken into four different zones health and wellness, physical activity, environmental awareness, and arts and sciences. Kids will enjoy the DigiBridge STEAM robotics, First Tee golf, interactive art and Bike Limbo.

Cars and Cappuccino
SouthPark Mall
Sunday, September 15, 8:00 a.m.
See a variety of European sports cars on April 28 and the third Sunday of every month from May through November. Rain days will be scheduled if needed.


Boarding School 101 & Boarding School Fair, September 16

Insane Inflatable 5K/ Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run, September 28

Mental Health, Help and Hope. Vital Insights: Understanding Depression and Suicide, October 16


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