Happy Wednesday Smarties. Spring Break and Easter are arriving and with that are many Easter events. Dye eggs, lunch with the Easter Bunny, roll eggs or have a Garden Adventure with Peter Rabbit. You can’t go wrong with any of these. The Sesame Street and Phineas and Ferb shows are in town to provide entertainment for both the little and big kids. Plenty to chose from so get out and enjoy!
Babes in the Woods
McDowell Nature Center, Four Seasons Trail Entrance
March 30, 10:30am-11:15am
Take your baby on a journey to discover all the good things about nature! Learn how to spark the sense of wonder in your little one. Dress your young ones appropriately, we will provide warm refreshments to help. Registration required. Ages 18mos.-3.
Sesame Street Live: “Elmo’s Super Heroes”
March 30-April 1, Fri., 10:30am, 7:00pm; Sat., 10:30am, 2:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm, 4:30pm
Calling all super heroes! Super Grover has lost his super-ness! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here — featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all their furry friends are on a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutritious food and good hygiene can save Super Grover — and turn your children into Super Heroes, too! You’ll be feeling good when Elmo’s Super Heroes comes to town! Cost is $15-$35.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Matthews Community Center
March 30, 11:00am-12:00pm
Children ages 2-5 are invited to eat lunch with the Easter Bunny! Children can also do a fun craft & have their picture taken with the guest of honor. Cost is $7. Reservations required.
The Great Easter Egg Roll
Symphony Park at SouthPark
March 31, 10:00am-12:00pm
SouthPark is proud to announce that this Easter, the Simon Kidgits Club will be bringing a celebrated White House tradition down south. Since 1878, The White House Easter Egg Roll presidential lawn has been an admired American tradition and SouthPark is thrilled to bring the experience to Charlotte families! The Great Easter Egg Roll will kick off with children competing to push decorative eggs down the lawn – the first to hop through the finish line wins! Children in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in Easter-themed activities, enjoy a round of miniature golf, play on tennis courts provided by Top Spin and visit with the Bunny himself. Children must be a Kidgits member to attend – a $5 membership includes a fun-filled year of Kidgits activities! Sign up is available at http://simon.com/kidgits or at the Simon Guest Services desk in SouthPark.
Dyeing Eggs the Natural Way
Rural Hill, Huntersville
March 31, 10:00am-1:00pm
Come out to the farm for a great day of educational fun with the staff and volunteers of Historic Rural Hill as we demonstrate how everyday materials can be used to dye eggs for the Easter Holiday! Great fun for young and old alike, learn how and why normal eggs were dyed and decorated in the days before plastic. Students will be given the opportunity to dye eggs using three methods, full soak, wax resist, and contact resist. Even better, once the day is done each student will be invited on a group hayride and have their own basket of naturally dyed eggs to take home and keep. Program cost is $15 per student. There is no cost for parents / guardians unless they plan on participating. Register online or by phone.
Stumptown Park, Matthews
March 31, 11:00am-2:00pm
Participants can play exciting carnival games, win prizes and hop around on Inflatables. We will have refreshments, music and the annual Egg Hunts!! Bring the camera & have your picture taken with the guest of honor! Tickets are $5 per child.
Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
March 31, 9:00am-3:00pm
This popular children’s story comes alive at the Garden as children meet Peter Rabbit himself, visit with other characters from his world, participate in children’s activities and listen to readings from this timeless classic. A professional photographer will be available to capture family Easter pictures with live bunnies. Photo packages, starting at $39.95, will be available. Food and beverages, provided by Best Impression Caterers, will be available for purchase onsite. Cost is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 4-12, Free to Garden Members and children under age 4.
Farmer Jason “Nature Jams” Concert
The Evening Muse
March 31, 2:00pm
Emmy Award winning artist Farmer Jason will entertain kids of all ages with his catchy songs about ecology, farm life, animals, and nature appreciation. Cost is $8-$10.
Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
Time Warner Cable Arena
April 1, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
“Mom! Phineas and Ferb are going on a LIVE Tour!” School’s out for the summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet – Disney’s Phineas and Ferb LIVE! Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on the bold escape from the television screen to a live action adventure – right in your hometown! And, before you can wonder “ Hey, Where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans. Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks. It’s the ultimate end to a summer vacation so seize the day ’cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! Cost is $20-$40.