Dino Safari: A Prehistoric Adventure

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

September 21, 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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Tinkergarten- Free Trial!

Squirrel Lake Park

September 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Kristin Rastogi, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Registration is required. Sign up at...

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Special Display: Answering the Call

Billy Graham Library

September 21, 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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Fall AutoFair

Charlotte Motor Speedway

September 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

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

Car lovers won't want to miss thousands of hot rods, muscle cars, exotic sports cars and classic automobiles. You’ll also experience a collector car auction, over 10,000 automotive vendor displays, a massive manufacturers’ midway, a kids’ Play Zone, fun fair food and more. 

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Great Gatsby: Cleveland County in the Roaring Twenties

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

September 21, 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 21, 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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Sloane Siobhan: Archetypes of the Subconscious

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

September 21, 2017 - January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

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

Both mesmerizing and mysterious, Siobhan’s works represent the interactions, and sometimes conflicts, of her conscious and subconscious minds. These thoughts are characterized by stunning power animals – pandas, tigers and grizzly bears – and antagonists, such as bees.  Each animal battles with the emotional struggles of the inner-self. Pain, suffering, acceptance and the...

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James H. Lynn Science Center presents Faster Than Light

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

September 21, 2017 - October 31, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

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

The impulse to explore the unknown is as old as humanity itself, and today, a new frontier of solar systems, stars and galaxies beckons us.  What rocket designs might one day carry  humanity on future explorations? Enjoy dazzling virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future, based on ultra-high speeds, exotic fules, and breakthrough concepts in physics. Mon-Fri., 4pm; Sat.,...

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