Spooky Seas, Pumpkins, Puppet Shows, Fairies, Harry Potter Party, American Girl, Disney Jr and More Things to Do with Family This Week – 10/14

Full fun is here! Stretch and bend at yoga, or learn about the super stretchy worm, get spooky under the sea, take in live theater with Peter Pan, STEAM story time and much more.

Worm Dissections
Discovery Place Science
Monday, October 14, 11:00 a.m.
Discover the anatomy of one of nature’s best decomposers through a dissection.

Terrific Titles Children’s Book Club
Cornelius Library
Tuesday, October 15, 4:30 p.m.
Discuss the the big story ideas of “The BFG” by Roald Dahl.

STEAM Month: Preschool Storytime – Transportation!
Myers Park Library
Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 a.m.
Engage your preschooler with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. (To celebrate STEAM Month, this preschool story time will focus on things that go.)

Story Time And More
Wing Haven Gardens
Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy two stories and two craft activities. After the program, play in the SEED Wildlife Garden and Children’s Garden, or stroll the historic Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary.

Postpatum Yoga
Tiny Blooms Yoga
Tuesday, October 15, 11:30 a.m.
This class combines yoga and play for moms and babies through poses, songs and calming time.

Image: @BekMitchellKidd

Spooky Seas
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Wednesday, October 16 – 31, 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy spooky fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium with activities that are included in aquarium admission. Underwater Pumpkin Carving Dive Show, Pirate Pete’s “Sea Myths,” temporary tattoos, creepy crafts and more.

Botanists In Training
Latta Nature Center
Wednesday, October 16, 1:00
Explore the plants that make the nature preserve a beautiful and important habitat.

Puppet Show At ImaginOn
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Thursday, October 17, 11:30 a.m.
See a puppet show with songs and activities that support early literacy and foster a love of boo.

Pumpkin Discovery
Mooresville Public Library
Friday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.
Preschoolers participate in pumpkin science.

Kids’ Harry Potter Halloween Party
Hunter House and Gardens
Friday, October 18
There will be treats and games. End the evening with a free showing of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on the 28-foot outdoor movie screen! Guests can also reserve a firepit for $25.

Stravinsky Firebird
Belk Theater
Saturday, October 19 7:30 PM
Stravinsky’s “Firebird” follows the spellbinding story of a prince and princesses caught in a struggle with an ogre, and the fantastic Firebird who saves them.

Peter Pan
McColl Family Theatre
Saturday, October 19 – November 3
Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Show lasts approximately two and a half hours and has an intermission.

Halloween Spooktacular At American Girl
American Girl Southpark Mall
Saturday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.
Ghouls and their mummies are invited to Center Court at the SouthPark mall dressed in costume to receive a sweet treat, while supplies last. Take part in a Boo Box craft and pose for a photo opportunity.

Halloween Disney Junior Play Date
SouthPark Mall
Saturday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.
Featuring activities inspired by some of Disney Junior’s most popular television series including Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals and T.O.T.S. This event does not include live character appearances.

Fairy Fest
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 19 – October 20, 11:00 a.m.
Create a natural fairy house in Lost Hollow that will remain at the Garden for all to enjoy. Listen to fairy stories, and create your own fairy wand.

Sunday Funday At The Mint Museum
Mint Museum Uptown
Sunday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.
Family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, yoga and more. Check out breathtaking sculptures that explore nature and technology in the exhibit, Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint, and create your own light sculpture.

Image: @TheMintMuseum

Stories In The Woods
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Sunday, October 20 – November 17, 1:00 p.m
Visit the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for picture books and literacy activities. Meet at the picnic tables in the Susie Harwood Garden, and bring a blanket.