Ahoy Mateys! It’s a new week packed with lots of fun adventures — ‘be you into’ cooking, reading out loud to a puppy friend or listening to stories about dragons. You can be a Fair Lady, or a Sleeping Beauty, or get muddy on a serious conservation expedition… there’s lots of swashbuckling fun for everyone this week.

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge
NC Transportation Museum
Now – March 29
See real artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship including weaponry, nautical tools, and personal items from the ship. Iron spikes that held the vessel together, plates and spoons for shipboard dining, cannon balls featuring a Swedish maker’s mark, grenades, and lead shot are all part of the exhibit. Kid’s activities include pirate dress up, create a pirate flag, rope tying station and more.

Image: @NCTransportation

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American
Monday, January 20
Bring the entire family to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Gantt Center on Monday, January 20.

Art Poetry Music
Opera Carolina
Monday, January 20,
This Art Poetry Music will honor Martin Luther King and the African American Community.

Image: @OperaCarolina

Family Fun: Pizza at Home
Monday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. Sur La Table
Kids and adults will enjoy making pizza dough for homemade pizzas and learn how to put together a super simple and delicious tomato sauce. Plus, learn to churn gelato for a sweet finish.

Story Time and More
SEED Wildlife Garden at Wing Haven
Tuesday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy two stories and two craft activities. After the program, romp and play in the SEED Wildlife Garden and Children’s Garden, or stroll the historic Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary.

Paws to Read
Tuesday, January 21, 4:00 p.m.
Davidson Library
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog.

Image: @Pixabay

Yoga at the Dairy Barn
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Classes focus on bringing awareness to the mind, body, and breath through a variety of yoga poses. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. $6 adults /$4 youth ages 5-12.

My Fair Lady
Ovens Auditorium
Wednesday, January 22
‘My Fair Lady’ tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”

Image: @Blumenthal

Muddy Boots Conservation Corps
Latta Nature Center
Wednesday, January 22, 1:00 p.m.
Delve deep into conservation by studying tiny worlds within our ecosystem. Conduct field research, document your findings, and create a capstone project with an action plan for stewardship and conservation.

Afterschool Art Club, Ages 6-8
Mint Museum
Wednesday, January 22, 5:00 p.m.
Students will find inspiration while visiting the museum galleries, and explore a variety of art projects in the classrooms.

Charlotte Checkers vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Friday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.
The first 1,500 fans receive a free Checkers beanie hat.

Sleeping Beauty
Armour Street Theatre
Friday, January 24
Once upon a time in an enchanted kingdom, all gathered to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. Whimsy and fun make the show perfect for all ages.

“Appreciate Your Dragon Day” Family Storytime
Main Library Rock Hill
Saturday, January 25, 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy books and crafts based on dragons. There will be a special guest from Exotic Encounters.

Chinese New Year
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Saturday, January 25 – 26, 11:15 a.m.
Guo Nian Hao! Celebrate the year of the rat at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. while learning about the traditions associated with the Chinese New Year.

I Spy…Wild Winter
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Sunday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.
Explore winter-time nature along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Bundle up and join naturalists from CROWN with an easy stroll along the path.


Junior chef Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Cookies, William’s Sonoma, Feb 8