PJs Storytime, Nature Crafts, Día de los Muertos, Haunted Nature Trail, Live Shows and More Things to do with Family this week 10/28

We’ve rounded up some spooky fun including storytimes, arts and crafts, American Girl experience, pop-up toy shop, candy crawls, ways to spread kindness, and the search for life on other planets – we hope you have an out of this world time this week.

Story Explorers: Tricks And Treats
Myers Park Library
Monday, October 28, 6:15 p.m.
Wear your costume or cozy pajamas for not-so-scary books, a game and treat making. Register online.

Schleich Holiday Pop-Up: Come Play With Toys!
Concord Mills
Monday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.
Schleich, the world’s largest toy figurine company, is bringing a fun and exciting pop-up shop to Concord Mills. Play with toys and see a life-size dinosaur.

National Geographic Live: The Search For Life Beyond Earth
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Astrobiologist Kevin Hand is searching for life beyond Earth. His work often takes him out of the lab to visit some of the world’s most forbidding environments to investigate how microbes eke out a living under extreme conditions. Learn about his search for extraterrestrials.

Image: @Facebook

Haunted Nature Walk
Discovery Place Nature
Wednesday, October 30, 12:30 p.m.
Come in costume to trick-or-treat around the Paw Paw Nature Trail with a Naturalist. Learn about the spooky critters of the Piedmont.

October Homeschool Fun
Wing Haven Gardens
Thursday, October 31, noon
Explore the SEED Wildlife and Children’s Gardens. Learn about bats, and eat a picnic lunch.

Downtown Concord Candy Crawl
Downtown Concord
Thursday, October 31, 3:00 p.m.
Local merchants provide trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment on Union Street in Downtown Concord.

Downtown Mooresville Trick Or Treat
Downtown Mooresville
Thursday, October 31, 3:00 p.m.
Businesses hand-out candy, so dress-up and have fun in the heart of Mooresville.

Halloween Spooktacular At American Girl
American Girl Southpark Mall
Thursday, October 31, 4:00 p.m.
Ghouls and their mummies are invited to the store dressed in costume to receive a sweet treat. Take part in a Boo Box craft and pose for a photo opportunity.

Image: @AmericanGirl

Messy By Nature
Latta Nature Center
Friday, November 1, 1:30 p.m.
Get your hands dirty, learn about nature and create nature inspired crafts.

The Invisible Boy
Wells Fargo Playhouse
Friday, November 1 – 24, 7:30 p.m.
No one notices Brian until Justin arrives. This high-spirited musical helps us all discover the possibilities that begin with a simple act of kindness.

Story Explorers: Kindness Rocks
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Saturday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.
Paint bright, positive messages of love and caring onto handheld stones that you can then hide around Charlotte for strangers to find and brighten their day. The goal of this program is to inspire others through random acts of kindness.

Fiddle And Fire: A Night At The Museum
Historic Latta Plantation
Saturday, November 2, 6:00 p.m.
Live music, stargazing, a candle-lit tour of the Latta home, whiskey tastings, hearth cooking and marshmallow roasting by the fire. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket, dinner, and beverage of choice.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Día De Los Muertos
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 2 – 3, 11:00 a.m.
Día de los Muertos is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico and Latin America. Come for live entertainment, crafts, activities, and food and beverages for purchase.

Family Day: Day Of The Dead
Levine Museum of the New South
Sunday, November 3, noon
The vibrant event features traditional foods, folkloric arts and crafts, traditional dances, and fun activities for children.


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