Happy Wednesday Smarties! This is going to be the perfect weekend to head to ImaginOn for a Children’s Theater play or one of the many things happening in the library. Monster Trucks are back and it is also a big NASCAR weekend, so far all those who love the roar of an engine, big air and speed, you can’t go wrong with one of these events. Get out and enjoy!
Music with Holly
January 20, 11:30am
Join special guest Holly Johnson for an exciting musical program! Children of all ages can sing along with Holly, play instruments, and discover the joy of music! Ages 3-11. Cost is free.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn
January 20-22, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 11:00am, 3:00pm; Sun.,2:00pm
Under the floor boards, Arrietty Clock and her parents, Homily and Pod, live a quiet little life. Tucked away in their cozy home decorated with dollhouse furniture, they survive by “borrowing” what they need from the “human beans” who live above them. But life is too quiet if you ask Arrietty, a typical tween yearning to experience the grown-up world for herself. When the Clocks’ hiding place is discovered, they must venture into the giant universe outside, and Arrietty gets a bigger adventure than she bargained for. This inventive adaptation of Mary Norton’s beloved book transports audiences to a delightful new world. Ages 7+. Cost is $18-$24.
Calling All Cluckers – Chicken Day
Charlotte Nature Museum
January 21, 10:00am-1:00pm
Meet some of our feathered fowl friends and learn about the diversity of this popular pet. Programming includes crafts, puppet shows, storytelling and refreshments (while supplies last). Cost is Free with museum admission.
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
Time Warner Cable Arena
January 20-21, Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® is the world’s premier monster truck series. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $25. The event will include North Carolina favorite, Grave Digger, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary. The show will also feature Monster Mutt, High Education, War Wizard, Bad News, Stone Crusher, Instigator and Virginia Giant.
Eagle Appreciation Day
Carolina Raptor Center
January 21, 10:00am-5:00pm
A day to appreciate the center’s eagles. There will be a quiz for kids at the eagle exhibit and arts and crafts activities. Cost is $6-$10.
NASCAR Preview 2012
Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
January 20-22, 7:00am-5:00pm
Let your hair down at the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint and get a chance to get the autographs of your favorite drivers, sneak some peeks at the seasons paint schemes, and many more exciting activities. Cost is $10.