Streeeeetch your way into feeling good in a new decade with kids yoga or maybe build a bridge or a fort, or if construction isn’t your thing, how about making an apron? Prefer to just sit back and relax – catch a show about how the dinosaurs died or take an art stroller tour.

Kids Yoga
Charlotte Family Yoga
Monday, January 6
Kids can lower stress and anxiety with yoga, and focus on breathing and poses that are fun.

Planetarium Show: Did An Asteroid Really Kill The Dinosaurs?
The Schiele Museum
Monday, January 6
Is it possible that an asteroid collided with the Earth and wiped-out the dinosaurs?

Family Fort Building
McDowell Nature Preserve
Tuesday, January 7
Work together with a naturalist, using materials found in the woods to build a sturdy, weather-resistant structure. Register online.

West African Dance Classes By Charlotte Ballet
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Recreation Site
Tuesday, January 7
The workshop is open to all ages. No previous dance experience is required.

Levine Center For The Arts Stroller Tours
Wednesday, January 8
Parents and caregivers are invited to Stroller Tours, a series of docent-led museum tours that rotate between all three Levine Center for the Arts institutions, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Registration is required. Single-strollers only.

Ovo From Cirque Du Soleil
Bojangles Coliseum
Wednesday, January 8
Explore a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the cycles of their lives. See website for performance schedule.

Tiny Tots
Myers Park Library
Wednesday, January 8
Storytime for toddlers includes stories, music and movement with a focus on language development, listening and coordination skills. Registration required.

CM Library Presents: Music With Holly
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Friday, January 10
Have fun at the music and movement program with songs and instruments.

Messy By Nature
Latta Nature Center
Friday, January 10
Get your hands dirty learning about nature and creating nature-inspired crafts.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Spectrum Center
Friday, January 10 – 11
The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series offers high-flying action and four-wheel excitement, featuring six different racing, freestyle and skill competitions. See Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and Monster Jam trucks.

Sustainability Saturday: Food Waste Vs. Food Loss
Discovery Place Science
Saturday, January 11
Explore the difference between food loss and waste; attendees will investigate how a refrigerator keeps food cold, monthly average food waste across the globe and what makes good soil for growing food.

Apron Making Workshop
James K. Polk State Historic Site
Saturday, January 11
Join Catawba Valley Fiber Guild volunteers to learn the basics of hand-sewing an apron. All skill levels are welcome. Register online.

American Girl Doll Afternoon Tea
Hunter House and Gardens
Saturday, January 11
Enjoy delicious bites in the classic white and pink colors inspired by the themes of American Girl. Share this unique experience with your doll in the splendor of the historic farmhouse estate. Parents can enjoy a la carte signature cocktails, sparkling wine or drinking chocolate. Children will have the opportunity to create a friendship bracelet for their special doll.

Eco-bridge Build
Discovery Place Nature
Saturday, January 11
Meet one of our resident box turtles and create your own eco-bridge to help her safely cross the road. Then, stick around and explore other easy ways to help animals who call this urban environment home.

Sensory Friendly Sunday At SeaLife Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sunday, January 12
Families with children on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorders are invited to the aquarium two hours before the public for a sensory friendly underwater journey. The aquarium has been adjusted to reduce sensory triggers, and a safe place or comfort room has been created. Register online prior to the event.

KEEP ON THE RADAR:

Winghaven Gardens, Storytime, Tuesday, January 21