Happy Wednesday Smarties! This will be the last weekend of summer, school begins next week!!! Make it a good one by heading out the Nature Museum, catching a play or going to an outdoor movie. If you haven’t gotten a library card for your children, head to one of our many great libraries and give your children the gift of endless books! Get out and enjoy.
ImaginOn, Wells Fargo Theatre
August 16-20, see website for performance times
“Theatre for the Very Young” makes its CTC stage debut with PlayPlay! Theatre’s Uh-Oh!, a simple story of work and play, and those “uh-oh!’s” that happen every day. The actors use stimulating sights and sounds to engage little ones and ignite their curiosity. A perfect first theatre experience presented in an intimate setting, Uh-Oh! is all about creative play. With pre- and post-show activities, Uh-Oh! offers an hour of wonder and delight that might even change the way you play with your child. Cost is $12.
Wild in the Water – Creature Feature
Charlotte Nature Museum
August 20, 10:00am-1:00pm
Your little ones will splish, splash and go “underwater” to learn all about animals and plants that call water home. What a great way to wrap up your summer! Cost is $6.
Britax Fitting Station
Britax North American headquarters, 13501 South Ridge Drive
August 19, 8:00am-noon
A car seat checking station is where certified child passenger safety technicians assist you with car seat installation. There they will teach you the correct way to install your child seat, provide safety recommendations, and answer any questions that you may have. For best results, please bring: your child, your vehicle and vehicle owner’s manual, your child safety seat and all parts, accessories, and instructions, a second adult to assist with watching your child while you learn how to install your car seat . No appointment is needed, and seats from all manufacturers are welcome. Instruction lasts approximately 30 minutes per car seat. Cost is free.
Movies Under The Stars
August 19, 7:00pm, movie begins at dusk
SouthPark invites local families and friends to gather on the lawn at Symphony Park to enjoy some sizzling summer entertainment! Every Friday from August 5 – 26, the mall will host Movies Under The Stars, a free night of movies and more, where shoppers can enjoy featured films, themed for families, under the stars on an impressive 30-foot screen. To jump-start the night, pre-event activities will entertain the crowd beginning at 7:00 p.m. including a live band. Tasty concessions and cold drinks will be available for purchase all night. This week’s movie is “Despicable Me” (G).
Movies in the Park at Ballantyne
Ballantyne Corporate Park, Brixham Green Connector Tent
August 19, Movie begins at dusk
Fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket, come early and get a good spot!! FREE: Movie, Popcorn, Bottled Water, Face Painting!! Movies start at dark! This week’s is Disney’s “Tangled”.
Rockin’ and Reelin’ Summer Concert and Movie Series
Pineville Lake Park
August 19, 7:00pm. Movies begin at dusk
Bring the family out for movies or music at the park. This week’s band is Face-2-Face (a Billy Joel/Elton John Tribute band).
Reedy Creek Nature Center
August 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Join us for a fun filled afternoon exploring the world of insects! We will grab our nets and head out on the trails looking for and comparing different types of insects. Participants must be able to hike 1 – 2 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 5+. Cost is free.
Hunter Farm, Weddington, NC
August 20, 7:00am-11:00pm
A day long music festival benefitting the 20+ year old charity Kids First of the Carolinas. The day kicks off with a 5k race followed by a Cowboy Breakfast, Cowboy Boot race, music, games, paint ball competitions, music, food, games, music and food. There’s something for every member of the family and it’s all for a good cause.