Happy Wednesday Smarties! See January off by helping out at Bright Blessings. They are having a Family Service Day and could use your help. Call or email to reserve your time. Omimeo is back with their greatest hits. This show has been a favorite for over 34 years! While at ImaginOn , the kids can also enjoy the Musical Petting Zoo. Get out and enjoy!
Youth and Family Service Day – Fill A Fun Box Day
Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road
January 29, 2-2:45pm, 2:45-3:30pm and 3:30-4:15pm
Come join us at The Giving Village to participate in our Fill A Fun Box activity and create a personalized birthday gift for a local homeless child! This family-friendly project is appropriate for all ages. Contact us to sign up for one of the following times:
* 2:00 – 2:45
* 2:45 – 3:30
* 3:30 – 4:15
For those who may finish their boxes early, an additional project will be available such as making gift tags or bookmarks for our Gift of Literacy program. $10 donation per participant to sponsor a Fun Box. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call or email ahead to reserve your time. Contact@BrightBlessingsUSA.org or (704)-846-2329
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn
January 27-29, 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.
Barber Theatre at Davidson College
January 27-29, Fri., 4:30pm, 7:30pm; Sat., 10:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm, 4:30pm
Beautiful Princess Aurora, cursed from infancy by an angry fairy, falls into a 100-year sleep on her 16th birthday. But with a little luck and the help of a Fairy Queen and a handsome prince, Aurora just may live happily ever after! Davidson Community Player’s Connie Company continues its successful collaboration with the Davidson College Department of Theatre by staging this beloved adaptation of a timeless tale. Cost is $7.
Musical Petting Zoo
January 28, noon-1:30pm
Make your own music! The Musical Petting Zoo, presented by the Symphony Guild of Charlotte, brings real instruments to ImaginOn for children to try.
The Best of Omimeo
ImaginOn, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
January 28-29, 11:00am, 1:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
For 34 years the Omimeo Mime Theatre has offered audiences a cornucopia of creativity and imaginative theatre experiences. This season Hardin Minor, Eddie Williams along with guest artist multiple-instrumentalist Jon Singleton will present a special performance featuring favorite vignettes from the Omimeo repertory. From circus arts to acrobatics, mime to Vaudeville, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat. Cost is $12-$14.
Liberty on the Border Exhibit Opening Family Day
Charlotte Museum of History
January 28, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Join us for the opening of the Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. Experience the exhibit by travelling through a timeline, stopping at educational stations along the way. Stations will allow the guest to experience different occupations, viewpoints, politics and life ways of various people affected by the war. Cost is $3-$6.
Tosco Music Party
Dale F. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College
January 28, 7:00pm-11:00pm
An electic, family-friendly show comprised of approximately 20 amateur and professional musicians and groups that each perform one or two songs that includes all styles of music and sing-alongs. Cost is $15; $8, 15 and younger.