Dinosaurs, Lego, Yoga, Lake Cruise, Harry Potter, New Theater and More Fun to Do With Family This Week 3/2

Get bendy with kids yoga – or get your art on with a unique family portrait session. New kids theater show, fingerprint art, Lego club, Harry Potter cookie class, superheros fun, adopt a pet — this is the week to show up for family fun!

Kids’ Yoga
Charlotte Family Yoga
Monday, March 2, 5:45 p.m.
Class includes yoga poses, stories, songs, games, music and breathing techniques. Namaste.

Fingerprint Art
Discovery Place Science
Tuesday, March 3, 2:00 p.m.
Create a unique fingerprint creature and learn about fingerprints and why your fingerprint is unique to you.

Lego Club
Plaza Midwood Library
Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 p.m.
Drop in for Lego Club and building fun with friends.

Image: @Pixabay

Dakota And Friends – Reading, Riding and Roaring
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Tuesday, March 3, 11:00 a.m.
Meet and interact with Dakota, read aloud to other dinosaurs, then take a ride.

Superhero Wednesday
The Museum of York County
Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.
Flex your muscles and brain. Meet community superheroes, and enjoy super crafts and activities. Superhero costumes encouraged.

Image: @MuseumofYorkCounty

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Armour Street Theatre
Thursday, March 5, 8:00 p.m.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words.

Family Nature Hike – Beechwood Trail
Latta Nature Center
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.
Hike on the Beechwood Trail in Latta Nature Preserve. Hunt for the newest wildflowers, and find the amphibian eggs on the water’s edge.

Family Portrait And Musical Saturday
The Bridge
Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.
Explore art and music – registration includes access to Family Portrait and Musical Saturdays programs.

Harry Potter Cookie Party
Williams Sonoma (Huntersville)
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.
Celebrate the magic of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Harry Potter Cookie Party. Bake sugar cookies shaped like Hedwig, Hogwarts Express, a Broomstick, a Sorting Hat, and more. Then, we’ll have fun decorating them (and eating them!) Includes a Harry Potter Cookie Set. Suitable for ages 8-13.

Pet Adoption Event
SouthPark Mall
Saturday, March 7, 11:00 a.m.
The City of Charlotte’s Animal Care and Control will bring a selection of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to the center court inside the mall for adoption.

Queens Landing Sightseeing Cruise
Queens Landing
Sunday, March 8, 1:15 p.m.
Take a family-friendly sightseeing tour of Lake Norman aboard the Catawba Queen. Don’t forget to order a picnic lunch.

Sensory Friendly Sunday At SeaLife Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sunday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.
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.

Begins with the Letter A
Discovery Place Kids Huntersville
Sunday March 8, 1:45 p.m.
Find the largest city in the world, and the biggest desert as you explore the continents that start with the letter “A” – Asia, Africa, Antarctica and Australia.

Animal Ambassador Meet N’ Greet
McDowell Nature Preserve
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m.
Learn about the ambassador’s life at the nature center and how it would live in the natural world.


Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, BoPlex, March 14

Easton Mills Memorial Challenge, Lake Norman YMCA, April 25

Family Day, Bechtler Museum, May 30


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