Happy Wednesday Smarties. I hope that you all had a very happy Valentines Day. Head out to McDowell Nature Center this weekend to learn Geocaching, a fun, cool, family activity. Consignment sales continue and there are several great performance to participate in. Get out and Enjoy!
February 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm
McDowell Nature Center
Let’s Go Treasure Hunting! All families who want to learn about the great sport of Geocaching join us as we use GPS units to explore the treasure hidden in the preserve. GPS Units are provided or you can bring your own. Don’t forget to dress for the weather we will be hiking approx 2 miles over moderate terrain. For more information call McDowell Nature Center at 704.588.5224. Cost is $3 per GPS and registration is required.
Great Backyard Bird Count at Charlotte Nature Museum
Charlotte Nature Museum
February 18, 10:00am-1:00pm
Little scientists are needed to join a nationwide Citizen Science bird counting effort right in Charlotte’s very own backyard. The Great Backyard Bird Count is science in action and we need you. As part of a national study project at Cornell University, this annual event engages bird-watchers nationwide to count birds and tally the species observed in order to investigate trends in bird populations, migrations habitats and more.
Holy Comforter Weekday School Children’s Consignment Sale
February 18, 7:00am-1:00pm
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter
Baby and children’s clothing, baby toys and gear, books and maternity clothing. Cash only.
SouthPark Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ 75th Anniversary with a Tribute to Mulberry Street
February 18, 10:00am-12:00pm
SouthPark invites all children to celebrate their wild imaginations in honor of Dr. Seuss’ 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s classic And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. This whimsical trip through Seussville will include story time, enchanting Dr. Seuss episodes, create your own tiara or crown, design a Dr. Seuss bookmark, Mulberry Street activity books and more! The Cat in the Hat will be making a special guest appearance and kids will take home festive goody bags. Free to Kidget Club Members.
Great Amazing Race for Youth / Charlotte
McAlpine Creek Park
February 18 1:00pm
Price: $40.00 for Team of 2 (adult/kid or kid/kid)
Are you looking for a fun and memory-making activity to do with your kid? Then sign up for the Race! Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it’ll be an experience you will never forget! Teams of 2 (adult/kid or kid/kid) complete a 1 mile cross country course that includes up to 8 fun-filled stations with tasks such as games, relays, obstacle course and more. Touring all 30 NFL cities. Qualify for National Championship & chance to win $2,000!
Free American Sign Language Workshop
Armour Street Theatre, Davidson
February 18, 10:30am-12:00pm
Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary language. Many are deaf, while others are family members, friends and co-workers who have learned to sign in order to communicate with the deaf person. Many high schools and colleges now offer ASL as a foreign language and classes fill up quickly. Have you ever wanted to know the basics of sign language? Davidson Community Players, in association with a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, will offer a FREE American Sign Language workshop on Saturday, February 18 from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Armour Street Theater in Davidson, NC. This basic introduction to ASL will cover: simple phrases, finger spelling, numbers and colors as well as valuable information about the Deaf culture. The workshop will be led by Lyndi Patton-Gura, a professional sign language interpreter, teacher and actress. Lyndi is one of the featured “shadow interpreters” for the Players production of Children of a Lesser God, which opens Feb 23 and runs thru March 11. Shadow interpreting puts the signing right beside the actor and will be used at all twelve performances, making each show accessible to all people who sign. Space is limited so make your reservation by calling the Box Office at 704-892-7953.
“GO KIDS GO”
Billingsville Elementary School
February 18, 9:00am-12:00pm
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. presents Go Kids Go from 9am-12pm every Saturday in February! Go Kids Go is a FREE community event for children ages 0-12 and their families which aligns with the JLC’s Healthy Child Initiative. The program encourages and educates children about fun ways to stay active, eating nutritious meals and leading healthy lifestyles. At each event, kids will participate in various fun-filled physical activities, learn about nutrition, safety and disease prevention. Cost is free.
Young People’s Concert
Dana Auditorium at Queens University
February 18, 7:00pm
Featuring performances by area elementary groups. Hear the Charlotte Concert Band’s performance geared towards families and children. Cost is free.
Sunday Fun Day: Sensational Surrealism
Mint Museum Uptown
February 19, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Enjoy family-friendly craft projects, family tours, movement and healthy-living activities, artist demonstrations, and more! Step into Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy! Tour the exhibition, draw your own surreal Dreamscape, participate in a toothpick tower challenge, have an “out of this world” hula-hoop experience with Spin Revolution, and write an automatic poem.
Latta Plantation Nature Center
February 19, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Discover some of the hard-shelled critters of Mecklenburg County and meet some close up. Ages 4+. Cost is $3.