Fairy House Festival, Storytime, Puppet Show, Dr Seuss, Leap Year, Winter Walk, Sensory Sunday and More Things to Do with Family this Week 2/24

It doesn’t get more fun than the Fairy House Festival, also check-out Dancing With the Stars Live, enjoy a storytime or a puppet show. There’s plenty of homeschool adventures this week, plus new sea life, Havana Hop, nature hikes and Dr Suess’s Birthday!

Homeschool Week At SeaLife + Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Monday February 24 – 28, 10:00 a.m.
Homeschool families are invited to dive into RAY-mazing discoveries during Homeschool Week. Exclusive: behind-the-Scenes tours for free.

Preschool STEAMtime
Plaza Midwood Library
Monday February 24, 2:00 p.m.
Preschoolers and their caregivers listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Each child will get to create their own work of art to take home.

Mardi Gras
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Tuesday, February 25, 11:15 a.m.
Make masks and string beads to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Start the celebration with special storytime, “Dinosaur Mardi Gras” by Dianne De Las Casas.

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: Red Things!
Myers Park Library
Tuesday, February 25, All Day
Stop by anytime during library hours and complete the fun literacy scavenger hunt inspired by the color of the month, red! Once you finish, visit the circulation desk to claim your prize.

Open Track Night
Bailey Road Park (Cornelius)
Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a safe place to walk or run on your own or with family and friends. The lights are left on Tuesdays (and Thursdays).

Free Wednesday Evenings
The Mint Museum
Wednesday, February 26, 5:00 p.m.
Explore the Mint Museum’s exhibitions without charge; a great time to visit with kids. Don’t miss Mint on the Dot.

Homeschool Explorer Program – Bird Watching 101
Wing Haven
Thursday, February 27, noon
Get to know common local bird species, learn what kinds of habitats birds like best, and enjoy a guided bird walk in an urban bird sanctuary.

Puppet Show: The Shadow Knows
Discovery Place Nature
Thursday, February 27, 11:30 a.m.
Join our animal friends as they learn all about hibernation and what animals do in the winter.

Yoga With Friends
Tiny Blooms Yoga (Huntersville)
Friday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.
Caregivers and their littles learn new yoga poses with songs and games. Multiple class rates available.

Image: @BekMitchellKidd

Open Mic Night
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Blumenthal Performing Arts will host performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome.

Fairy House Festival
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
Saturday, February 29, 10:00 a.m.
The annual festival inspires appreciation of the environment with storytelling, children’s crafts, activities and games. Fairy, gnome and other appropriate costumes are encouraged but not required. Food vendors will be onsite. Advance purchase of tickets is required.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday At Target Stores
Target Stores
Saturday, February 29, 10:00 a.m.
Visit your nearest Target on February 29 for giveaways, activities and a read-along of ‘Happy Birthday to You!’

Image: @Pixabay

Leap Day Celebration
The Schiele Museum
Saturday, February 29, 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy the extra day by exploring Earth’s relationship with Sun.

African American Heritage Festival
The Charlotte Museum of History
Saturday, February 29, 11:00 a.m.
Spend the day exploring arts, foods, music, dance, fashion and storytelling. Tour the 1774 Alexander homesite through the eyes of Bet, one of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property.

Leap Year
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Saturday, February 29, 11:15 a.m.
What amazing things will you do with an extra day? Explore the reason why we have Leap Year and work on your math skills.

Winter Walk
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Saturday, February 29, 1:00 p.m.
Sign up for a special walk to see winter birds, animal tracks and more.

Image: @Pixabay

Dancing With The Stars: Live!
Saturday, February 29, 8:00 p.m.
The all-new production continues its legacy of wowing audiences with dancers from the hit ABC show performing live routines.

Havana Hop
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Saturday, February 29 – March 1
This Cuban-inspired one-woman show fuses a young girl’s passion with culture and family history.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays At Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese
Sunday, March 1, 9:00 a.m.
The restaurant will open early to cater to families of children with special needs. Families can expect smaller crowds, reduced lighting and noise, food and games, and specially-trained staff.



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