It looks like another great weekend of family fun. There are many things to do all around the city and surrounding area. Celebrate our Mecklenburg heritage at the Meck Dec Celebration, treat your little one to the slithery, slimey or just take the family out to a good ‘ole ball game. Enjoy all the great things our community offers!
Charlotte Nature Museum
Snakes Scales and Lizard Tales
May 16, 10:00am-11:00am
This is a Mommy and Me Workshop and your child needs to be two by 10/15/2007.
Get up-close to and learn about reptiles. Skills: classifying, gross motor, tactile discrimination, fine motor, concept development. Cost is $18 per workshop for members, $22 per workshop for non-members.
Leapin’ Lizards and Slitherin’ Snakes
May 17, 10:00am-3:00pm
Observe visiting reptiles and amphibians in addition to the Museum’s resident collection. Don’t miss the live animal presentations. Creature Features are one Saturday a month and include crafts, puppet shows, storytelling and refreshments.
Movies in the Park at Ballantyne
Ballantyne Corporate Park
May 16, 7:30pm-10:00pm
This is held the third Friday of every month and is sponsored by Crosspoint Church. May’s film is “Surf’s Up.” June’s film is “Evan Almighty.” July’s film is “Bee Movie,” and August’s film is “Eragon.” Free popcorn and bottled water. Face painting for kids.
Charlotte Knights Baseball
Family Fun Friday
Knights Stadium, Fort Mill, SC
May 16, 7:15pm
Grab-bag Night. First 1,000 fans get a bag with a surprise gift inside. Presented by Time Warner Cable. Family Fun Friday Presented by Amica Insurance and WSOC-TV.
North Carolina Dance Theatre
The Little Mermaid
Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
My 17, 2:00pm
May 18, 2:00pm
Based upon Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, The Little Mermaid chronicles a young mermaid through her adventures of discovering a new world. During this world premiere by Mark Diamond, the stage will fill with all the wonder of the underwater world, including colorful fish, sparkling seahorses, slithering eels and tumbling starfish.
Family Fit Blitz
May 17, 10:00am-3:00pm
All elementary and middle school students and parents are invited to the first family fitness day. Upon arrival each family will receive a treasure map that will lead them to interactive stations.
Charlotte Museum of History
Meck Dec Celebration
May 17, 4:00pm-9:00pm
Bring the family and enjoy a catered barbeque dinner at the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite while you listen to colonial music, or relax in the shade while children play historic games. Tour the Hezekiah Alexander Home and visit the kitchen to learn about life in slavery during colonial times, and how they would have been affected by the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The Declaration will be read for the guests, and a brief presentation will introduce the various sites and organizations, highlighting each for their contributions to Mec Dec. It is a free event, and museum admission will be free all day on Saturday, May 17, 2008. There will be open house home tours during the event, in lieu of our normal daily guided tours. A catered barbeque dinner will be available for $10 per adult, $5 per child. Advanced reservations are encouraged.
8th Annual University City Street Party
University City YMCA
May 17, 11:00am-2:00pm
A celebration of the diversity of the University City area, the event will feature displays and performances of various countries, food from local restaurants and retailers and activities for children. Inflatable bouncers, face painting and activities that encourage healthy spirit, mind and body for all are also part of the agenda.
Spring Fest ’08 Waxhaw
Downtown Waxhaw, NC
May 17, 10:00am-6:00pm, May 18, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Family fun fest in historic downtown Waxhaw.. Come play in the streets. Two days of arts, crafts, antiques and great food. Bandstand entertainment. Includes “Doggie Idol” and skateboarding competitions.
Levine Museum of the New South
Culture and Cookies
May 17, 1:00pm
A free, fun program for families!
Explore our latest multi-media exhibit, In Mixed Company, and transform every day objects into art with lessons designed by art teacher, Kristopher Gorman. Refreshments will follow immediately.
A Smarty reader/mom, Kati Mayo, asked that we post this information:
The Charlotte Great Strides /Cystic Fibrosis Walk is quickly approaching.
Walk Site: 2008 Charlotte – Gateway Village Promenade – Uptown
Date: May 17, 2008 Time: 09:00 AM
It is a very fun, family friendly day and the money raised will help to put an end to Cystic Fibrosis in our lifetime. To read my personal page and donate to Lola’s Team please click on the VIEW MY PERSONAL INVITATION link http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/KatiMayo
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