Memorial Day Hike

McDowell Nature Center

May 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Join a McDowell Naturalist on a 2-3 mile guided hike to discover the natural flora and fauna that McDowell Nature Preserve offers. Registration required. Wear sturdy, waterproof closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. 

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Memorial Day Service

Gethsemane Memorial Gardens/ Lake area

May 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Help honor to those who gave their lives while serving our country in the armed forces with special music by: John Leon Lewis, Buglers Across America, H.I.S. (stringed instruments) and Cassion by Happy Trails. Chairs are available But you're welcomed to bring your lawn chair; free lunch provided following.

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The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Discovery Place Science

May 29, 2017 - September 4, 2017

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable. Crawl through a life-size model of the prehistoric snake, Titanoboa, and revel at its incredible size. Measure up against Robert...

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Special Display: Time Is Near

The Billy Graham Library

May 29, 2017 - May 31, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

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

Explore a collection of the Reverend Billy Graham;s personal timepieces—from the hourglass he kept on his desk to distinctive gifts from heads of state—all symbolizing the Christ-centered passion that marked his preaching and defines the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association today. Located in The Journey of Faith tour now through the end of May.

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Budding Adventures

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs every 2 week(s) on Monday.

Children and their parents can learn about plant life, animals, their homes, and the weather with hands-on activities, crafts, games, and hikes. Register online.

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Monkey Joe's $5 Mondays

Monkey Joe's-University City, Pineville, Matthews and Gastonia

May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday.

Monkey Joe’s University is celebrating Monday’s in May with $5 admission every Monday starting Monday May 1st! In addition, half priced admission is offered every Wednesday.

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K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace

Levine Museum of the New South

May 29, 2017 - October 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace is a community-created exhibit about police-involved shootings throughout the nation and here in Charlotte. Co-created with activists and law enforcement, the media, students, clergy and civic leaders, K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace explores the historical roots of the profound distrust between police and community, tells the human stories beyond the headlines, and...

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