Let’s get ready for the weekend!! There are lots of fun things to do in and around town. Check out some of the activities below and report back. We would love to let all of our smarty readers know what’s hot and what’s not.
Thanks to super-savvy Rachael C. for sending us this smarty activity! Bruster’s “Free” Ice Cream Saturday to benefit NeighborsHelping Neighbors and Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organizations. You must be wearing your PJ’s to get your free ice cream cone. Donations will be accepted with 100% of the proceeds going to the above charities. Event only at Fort Mill Brusters location next to Dirty Dog Depot on Hwy. 160W. I have been told on good authority that the Chocolate Turtle flavor ROCKS!
Charlotte Museum of History
Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
This exhibit has been extended until July 27 and cost $6, $5 for seniors and students, $3 kids 6-12, 5 and younger are free $3-$6.
I have heard that kids and parents have loved this exhibit and is more than worth the time to check it out.
“Black Light Magic”
Children’s Library at ImaginOn
This storytime is designed especially for those children ages 17-24 months. The program highlights stories, songs and movement activities that incorporate the six pre-reading skills.
Join them for stories, songs and movement geared especially for children ages 3-16 months.
Boogie Woogie Books
March 1 at 11:00 am in The Round
This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! The stories and activities are just right for children ages 2-5 years old.
Schiele Museum of Natural History
Tusks: Ice Age Mammoths & Mastodons
This specimen-rich exhibit tells the story of mammoths and mastodons and of some of their close relatives and neighbors as revealed by fossil discoveries and current research. Featuring 80 specimens that include extinct proboscideans and some of their Ice Age neighbors, such as carnivores, horses, giant ground sloths and giant armadillos. The Schiele is open Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun.,1-5pm. The cost varies from $2 – $11.
NASA: Destination Moon and Mars
March 1 9am-6pm
Celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary with special exhibits staffed by NASA educators. View a lunar rock collection and a Martian meteorite. Katie Couric’s The Brand New Kid At McGlohon Theatre
March 2, Performances at 1:30pm and 4:00pm
Ticket prices range from $13 – $19
New teachers… new books… new faces! It’s the very first day of second grade, and Lazlo S. Gasky is the new kid in school. He’s your typical seven-year-old boy, but because he doesn’t look or speak quite like the others, the teasing and taunting begin. Performed by the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences On Tour, and adapted from Katie Couric’s popular children’s book, this uplifting new musical proves that being yourself is the best way to be. The Expo runs from Feb. 28 to March 2.
The Charlotte Antiques & Collectibles Show is the biggest monthly antique show in the Carolinas and features a fun-filled outdoor marketplace filled with unique finds. It hosts hundreds of exhibitors who offer a huge selection of merchandise from upscale antiques to decorative accessories and collectibles, including furniture, lighting, garden accents, architectural ceramics, pottery, glass, silver, rugs, linens, books, fine art and sculptures, toys, sports memorabilia and militaria. The show also offers on-site services including hand engraving, jewelry repair, and silver restoration.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and remember if you find a great activity please let us know.
Thank you so much for the info. Our children love ice cream and we like helping this organization.
Courtenay,Thanks so much for your thorough research on what to do on the weekends! I love having a “one stop shop” for all the fun things to do around town on the weekends!
I’m so glad to read about this post. We as first time moms need info about all these cool places from experienced moms like you. I kind of need a lot of help to find places to entertain my baby. I kow that Jen B was a number one fan of this place. When she first visited she couldn’t stop talking about it. We are planning to go to Imaginon this weekend. Thank you for all the good information, it is really helpful. Specially if you are kind of new to the city, first time mom and from another country. Marie Bunich