Jellybeanstreet- Club Gymboree Ballantyne

Club Gymboree- Ballantyne

February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Get your little one out of the house for a unique finger painting workshop at Club Gymboree- Ballantyne. Jellybeanstreet is filled with music, movement, and messy fun! After the workshop, you have the option to have their paintings transformed into fine art on stretched canvas by our graphic artist. The paintings are placed on our website and resold in support of a children's...

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Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

Matthews Police Department

February 21, 2018 - July 4, 2018 @ 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 Check

Freedom Division office of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police

February 21, 2018 - June 6, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the first and third Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, June and July.

A technician will help you learn how to install your seat correctly in your vehicle. Bring your child, seat, and vehicle and plan to spend at least 20 minutes. No appointment required.  

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Mini-Masters Workshop: Under the Sea

Mint Museum Randolph

February 21, 2018 - February 24, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday and Saturday.

Children accompanied by an adult can dive into the American Art Glass gallery to find fishy friends, and use cardboard, yarn, and more to make a sea creature sculpture. Register online. 

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Cultural Dance Program presented by Charlotte Ballet

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

February 21, 2018 - May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

This dance class is drop-in, open to all ages and free of charge for participants. It also includes live accompaniment and a “Children’s Corner,” providing supervision and fun hands-on activities for children attending with their parent/guardian.

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Reveal and Detonate (Develar y Detonar): Contemporary Mexican Photography

Mint Museum Uptown

February 21, 2018 - June 17, 2018

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

This exhibit features more than 40 of Mexico's leading photographers. The photographs in the museum, ranging from just a few inches to floor-to-ceiling murals, explore an assortment of subjects. Some are about personal histories and relationships to their country's diverse landscape; others deal with social and political issues like the drug trade, sexuality and gender. 

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The Long Christmas Ride Home

Black Box Theater

February 21, 2018 - February 25, 2018

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

Past, present and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves together a powerful family story with Japanese Bunraku puppetry, music and dance.  Wed.-Sat. at 7:30pm. Sun. at 2pm.

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Homeschool Day: Waste not, Want not

Historic Latta Plantation

February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This homeschool day is covering the idea of how people during the Latta's era would reduce, reuse, and recycle everyday materials to fill a need. Topics may be covered including: Reusing spent candle wax to make a new batch of candles. Using corn husk to make brooms, fill tick mattresses, make dolls for children, and even prepare in a way to feed livestock. Fruit peels could be candied,...

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