Dino Safari: A Prehistoric Adventure

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

September 20, 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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Special Display: Answering the Call

Billy Graham Library

September 20, 2017 - October 2, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

When Billy Graham answered God’s call toevangelism, he had no idea what lay ahead—but he committed to honoring Christ every step of the way. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Billy Graham’s first citywide campaign, the Library’s “Answering the Call” special display tells the story of a global ministry’s foundations,...

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Art in the Book: Artists as Illustrators

Mint Museum Randolph

September 20, 2017 - January 21, 2018

The work of artists on display includes that of Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, and Salvador Dali among others. "Art in the Book" provides a glimpse into the wide variety of illustrative styles and techniques used in books and into the rich holdings of The Mint Museum Library. Wed., 11am-9pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

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John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels

Mint Museum Uptown

September 20, 2017 - November 5, 2017

This exhibition, featuring 12 important paintings, drawings and prints, as well as a rare example of the artist's sculpture, will give them the opportunity to do so. Through the use of a rich symbolic language and beautiful craftsmanship, Gastonia native John Biggers found connections between personal, familial, and regional histories, traditions, symbols, which he wove together to...

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Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

Matthews Police Department

September 20, 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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Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

September 20, 2017 - December 20, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the first and third Wednesday of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

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

Levine Museum of the New South

September 20, 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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Great Gatsby: Cleveland County in the Roaring Twenties

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

September 20, 2017 - October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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

In the 1920s, Cleveland County experienced an economic boom and bust, the heyday of the textile mills, the birth of the political engine known as the Shelby Dynasty, and improved education, healthcare, technology, and transportation systems. This area also saw violent disputes over labor rights and the racial inequity of the Jim Crow system in that decade. Visitors will be able to see the...

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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

September 20, 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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