Dino Safari: A Prehistoric Adventure

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

November 22, 2017 - December 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Travel back in time on a journey through the Mesozoic Era-the Age of Dinosaurs.  See full-bodied models of incredible creatures that time forgot. Observe predators stalking an armored Stegosaurus and her calf, get eye-to-eye with a 15 foot tall Brachiosaurus, and stand in the path of a charging Triceratops.  See dinosaurs fossil specimens, enjoy hands-on exploration in the Dino Safari...

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Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

Matthews Police Department

November 22, 2017 - December 27, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

Certified technicians will check and help families install carseats. No appointment necessary. Bring your vehicle, seat and if possible the child for the most assistance. 

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Toys, Games & TRAINS

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

November 22, 2017 - January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This annually recurring exhibit fills the museum with model train displays, railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks, and discover the interactive features. 

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Instill and Inspire: The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

November 22, 2017 - January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Selections from one of the nation's most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art. This collection features a number of images from the fifty-eight-piece collection of two-dimensional works by Charlotte-born Romare Bearden and other master artists including Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

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