Snowflakes, Mermaids, Vultures, Pooh Day, Last Chance to Ice Skate at SouthPark and More Things to Do with Family This Week (1/13)

It’s legit winter so what else do you do other than make a snowflake, or take up your last chance to ice skate at SouthPark? Also catch storytime or celebrate the one and only Winnie the Pooh on his special day. It may be chilly, but there’s so much fun to be had, so get out there!

Young Explorers: Simply Snowflakes
Latta Nature Center
Monday, January 13, 10:15 a.m.
Discover nature with your little one through stories and activities based around snow.

Now Showing: ‘Aladdin’
Myers Park Library
Monday, January 13, 4:30 p.m.
The genie-approved after school activity – register online and watch ‘Aladdin’, for free. Bring a snack.

Mother Nature Story Corner
McDowell Nature Preserve
Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.
Kids can engage their imagination through stories about nature. They will also see live animals or natural artifact that relates to the mother nature topic. Register online.

Creating With Books: Mermaids
University City Regional Library
Tuesday, January 14, 11:15 a.m.
Listen to stories about mermaids and then plan on some fin fun activities.

Discovery Place Nature
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 p.m.
Stop by and meet our friends from Carolina Raptor Center and learn why this raptor is such a fascinating contributor to the world.

Conexiones que Cuentan/Connections that Count
Cornelius Library
Thursday, January, 10:00 a.m.
Un tiempo de cuentos en español con música y actividades para niños de 0 a 5 años de edad. A storytime in Spanish featuring stories, music and activities for children ages 0-5.

Fine Art Friday: Collage For Homeschoolers, Seniors And Families
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
Friday, January 17, 2:00 p.m.
Mixed-media art can help uncover the root of an emotion through expression. Participants in this workshop will recall the origins of their joy and learn how to honor them through collage and painting.

2020 Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during this annual tradition. Surrounding the event are also a number of community-focused events like volunteering, luncheons at Johnson C. Smith University and CPCC, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

The True Story Of Three Little Pigs
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Saturday, January 18
In this parody of the famous fairytale, follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial for his purported deeds. He has his own version of the story, and the audience becomes the jury. Based on John Scieszka’s wildly popular book.

National Winnie The Pooh Day
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Saturday, January 18, 11:15 a.m.
Celebrate everyone’s favorite ‘silly old bear’. Bring your favorite stuffed animal, and journey through the Hundred Acre Wood as friends from the Library share activities at the Town Hall Stage.

Mini-Masters Adult/Child Workshop
Mint Museum Randolph
Saturday, January 18, 1:00 p.m.
Young artists and their adult companions can explore the museum galleries and create art.

Image: @The MintMuseum

Richard Barry Memorial Park
Saturday, January 18, 4:00 p.m.
Bring your sled or tube for an afternoon of winter fun on artificial snow! Ages 1-5 can participate in a treasure hunt. Hot chocolate, donuts and s’mores vendors will be on site, as well as Roaming Fork food truck.

Charlotte Checkers Vs. Toronto – Family Day
Sunday, January 19, 1:00 p.m.
Families save 40% when purchasing at least four tickets online for Family Day.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party
American Girl Southpark Mall
Sunday, January 19, 3:30 p.m.
Put on your wellies, and reserve your spot for the tea party, which includes refreshments, crafts and cupcake-decorating.

Image: @AmericanGirl

Stories In The Woods
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Sunday, January 19, 12:30 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.

Winter Wonderland Skating Rink
Symphony Park at Southpark Mall
Last Chance – Closes Monday, January 20
Skate on the 5,000 square-foot ice rink before it closes for the season.

Image: @WinterWonderlandSouthPark


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Bek Mitchell-Kidd
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