Down Syndrome of Greater Charlotte’s 4th Annual
Dash for Down Syndrome
Time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8:30am -12:00pm
Location: 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive, Charlotte NC 28277
Course: 5k/3.1 miles; run an extra .11 miles to the 2nd finish line for a 3.21 finish!
5K Registration Fees: $25 until Jan 31; $30 Feb 1-Mar 18; $40 Race Day
Fun Run Fees: $15 until Jan 31; $20 Feb 1-Mar 18; $25 Race Day
Spirit Runner (t-shirt only): $25 now through race day
Register here for the race.
Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
4751 Hwy. 49 North, Concord, NC
March 5-6, See website for times and prices, All ages
Summary: The show was a smashing success and very popular with the large local reptile community. The show returned that fall, and again in following years to great acclaim. This show is now a new Repticon regular, so check back for further updates as Repticon Charlotte develops into 2016 and beyond for Charlotte area herpers!
Helen Simoneau Danse: Land Bridge at Charlotte Ballet Center for Dance
Charlotte Ballet Center for Dance
701 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
March 6, 7:30pm, $12-$18
Summary: Land Bridge investigates heritage and identity, examined abstractly through the lens of caribou. This premiere by Helen Simoneau, a choreographer to “keep an eye on” (Washington Post), features eight performers and an original score by Nathalie Joachim, known for her “unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming” (The Wall Street Journal). Join us for an evening of dance by a company that “delights the eye and provokes the mind” (Winston-Salem Journal).
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Annual Child, Youth and Teen Consignment Sale
2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC
Saturday March 5, 8:00am – noon & 12:30 – 2:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Join us for a sale of clothing, furniture, accessories, maternity clothes, car seats, sports equipment and toys.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
March 4, 7:00pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
Charlotte Checkers vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
March 5, 7:30pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
Matthews Food Truck Friday’s
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Every Friday from March 4 – September 30, 6:00pm, All ages, Free
Junie B. Jones the Musical
100 McDowell Street East, Matthews, NC
March 4-5, See website for times, All ages, $10-$12
Summary: A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life in a genuinely comical, and not strictly-for-kids musical awaken a young person’s desire to read.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC
March 4-6, See website for times, All ages, $11
Summary: The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show Garden celebrates 56 years of ushering in spring. Experience gardens filled with flowers, chic designer rooms and exhibits focusing on the best in landscaping, building, remodeling and decorating, all located under one roof.
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.
Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.
Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has grown to become one of the top theatre and education organizations for young people in the United States. Nationally recognized for the breadth and strength of its programs, the Theatre provides over 250,000 experiences for children and families a year with technically imaginative productions and wide-ranging education programs for young people.
The Journey of Oz
February 19 – March 6, See website for schedule, Ages 6-8, $12 and up
Summary: Experience the wonder of The Wizard of Oz with your family in this immersive experience in which you or your child may be pick to help tell the story. The audience will join the cast on stage as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion and others to help our intrepid actors complete the story!
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.