Happy Wednesday Smarties! We are heading into Easter weekend and Spring Break, hope everyone is ready. There are ton’s of fun activities in Charlotte this holiday weekend. Choose from Checker’s games, Discovery Place, Gardening with Friendship Gardens and Egg Hunts. For more activities, check out our new calendar! Get out, enjoy and Happy Easter!
San Antonio Rampage at Charlotte Checkers
March 29-30, 7:00pm
Come cheer on your home team Checkers as they take on the Rampage! Perfect event for you out of town guests!
What’s materials science? You might call it the study of stuff! Just about everything you use every day – the shoes you wear, the dishes you eat from, the bike or skateboard you ride – it’s all made of different kinds of stuff. Get ready for over a dozen hands-on experiences and exhibits that give you a close encounter with the amazing world of modern materials and materials science. Through May 5.
Intro to Gardening/Spring Gardening
March 30, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Is that patch of earth in your yard calling to you to plant a garden, but you don’t know where to begin? Learn everything you need to know to grow your own vegetables, from seed to harvest. Find out when, what and how to plant in this two-hour, hands-on class. Come dressed to work in the garden.
The Easter Bunny Express
North Carolina Transportation Museum
March 29-30, Fri.-Sat., 10:00am-3:30pm; Sat., Easter Egg Hunt at Noon
Take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express. The Easter Bunny will be riding alongside children
and their parents, while handing out candy for the kids. Kids can also get temporary tattoos
and make a craft to take home! The big Easter Egg Hunt happens at Noon for kids 10 and under.
AND In addition to the Easter Bunny Express, the event will also feature the Lehigh Valley Steam Locomotive #126 pulling the museum’s special Caboose Train! Cost is $7-$10.
Easter Treats for Every Bunny
Whole Foods Market
March 30, 3:00pm-5:00pm
In this hands-on class at Salud Cooking School, children will gain kitchen confidence while creating a variety of treats fit for any Easter basket. They’ll frost cookies, assemble snacks and learn that sweet doesn’t always mean sugar. A light lunch will be served. MENU: Easter Cookies with Buttercream Frosting; Bunny Munch; Peter Cotton Tail Bars; and Spring Nests. Ages 6 to 9; no adult necessary.
Latta Easter Egg Hunt
Historic Latta Plantation
March 30, 10:00am-4:00pm
Kids ages 1-10 can hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across the plantation grounds! Hunt times vary according to age group. Families are welcome to make a day of it and bring a picnic while they enjoy the historic buildings, visit the farm animals, listen to live children’s music, make kid crafts, take a pony ride, and more! Pre-registration is required!
Community Egg Hunt
March 30, 10:00am-2:00pm
Fourth Annual Free Community Easter Egg Hunt festivities include egg hunts, spoon races, balloon tosses, pictures with the Eater Bunny, and living history demonstrations. For a small charge visitors can take part in around-the-farm hayrides and play in bounce houses. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online at www.ruralhill.net/egghuntreg.asp or by calling Rural Hill at 704 875 3113.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
March 31, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Join us for an Easter egg hunt on the preserve and once you found an egg decorate it with natural dyes.
For all ages. Cost is $2.00. Must call 704-432-6460 to register.
Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Extravaganza
Lazy 5 Ranch
March 30, 8:00am-6:00pm
Join us for our Egg Drop. Easter Egg Helicopter Drop Times are: 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Plan to arrive in plenty of time before the drop time in which you would like to participate. Other events include: Face painting, live rabbits, visits with the Easter Bunny, scavenger hunt, coloring contest, and more! We will NOT be taking reservations for the wagon ride on this day only. Wagon rides will run from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. They will be first come, first serve and we will have plenty of wagons available.
***Easter Egg Drop Guidelines***
This event is for children ages 1-11 only.
Each time the eggs are dropped, the children are able to find the eggs in a field and redeem them by color to earn a prize. It is not important how many eggs you find but that you have eggs of all 6 colors. Every child will receive prizes. If you have any other questions, please call us at 704-663-5100!