Preschool Fun, Zombies 2, Hornets, Nature Hike, WellieWishers Tea + Make Your Own Tea, Science, Storytime and Things to Do with Family this Week 2/17

So much fun this week with lots of different experiences no matter the age of your kids. Have fun with your babes at storytime, and mommy + me tea time. Get some fresh air outdoors on a fun family Friday hike, learn about kids all over the world, enjoy some science-based activities, and free admission to the aquarium.

Community Preschool Program
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Monday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.
Preschoolers will complete nature-themed literature activities, crafts and hikes while using their imaginations.

Preschool STEAMtime: Rookie Science Jr.
Plaza Midwood Library
Monday, February 17, 2:00 p.m.
Preschoolers and their caregivers listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities.

Mommy + Me Cooking Class
Sur la Table
Monday, Feb 17, Various Times
Practice making British tea time favorites. You and your little chef will mix pie dough for yummy jam tarts and transform puff pastry into palmier cookies.

Toddler Tuesday At Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Tuesday, February 18, All Day
Get one free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket on Tuesdays. Each additional child ages 3-12.

Global Citizens
Discovery Place Kids- Huntersville
Tuesday, February 18, All Day
Circle the globe and discover how people live their everyday lives, how we are different and how are all similar.

Preschool Tinker Time
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Wednesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.
Hands-on STEAM activities related to science and art for kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers. This program begins immediately after the Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Megafauna Mania
Discovery Place Nature
Wednesday, February 19
Can you imagine mastodons on exhibit in Creature Cavern? How about giant sloths feeding in Fort Wild? At one time, megafauna, or giant land mammals, could be found roaming North Carolina. Join us as we size up modern-day mammals with their enormous ancestors.

Baby Storytime
Davidson Library
Thursday, Feb 20, 9:30 a.m.
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.

Teens Give Back Informational Meeting
Mooresville Library
Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Teens and their parents are invited to learn about ways to give back to the community with the Teens Give Back program.

Family Friday Hike
McDowell Nature Preserve
Friday, February 21, 3:00 p.m.
Start the weekend out right by hitting the trails on a Friday afternoon.

So You Think You Can Bark
Knight Theater
Friday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Seven “pet-testants” will perform tricks live on stage and will be judged by a panel of celebrity experts.

GRIMMZ Fairy Tales
Wells Fargo Playhouse
Friday, February 21 – Opening Day
Brothers put a spin on classic fairy tales in this hip-hop revelation for the younger generation. Get ready to drop the mic in this unforgettable theatrical experience.

Image: @CTCTheatre

Disney’s ‘ZOMBIES 2’ at SouthPark Mall
SouthPark Mall
Saturday, February 22, 1:00 p.m.
Families will be able to participate in a variety of activities including; a craft project to create their own “ZOMBIES 2” sling bag, an exclusive photo opportunity, face painting, exciting games and various giveaways. This event does not include live character appearances.

Charlotte Hornets Vs Brooklyn Nets
Spectrum Center
Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
Come to Miles Bridges Bobblehead and Retro Remix Night with the Charlotte Hornets.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party
American Girl Southpark Mall
Sunday, February 23, 3:30 p.m.
Put on your wellies, and reserve your spot for the tea party, which includes refreshments, crafts and cupcake-decorating.


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