Things to do With Kids in Charlotte This Week
This week's must-do fun for the family (Oct. 21-24).
Let the Mint Museum's exhibits amaze and inspire you!
Photo: Studio Drift. Fragile Future 3.5, 2019, installation at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Feeling spooky? Find family-friendly Halloween events in our calendar. This week might be a wet one, so be sure to check out indoor places to play and this month's family-friendly performances for indoor entertainment.
Come out for appearances by Carolina Panthers players and cheerleaders, ribbon cutting, and on-field activities for kids. The drumline from the Sun Valley High School Marching Band will also perform. Free. All ages. 7-9 p.m. Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy., Indian Trail.
Wear your pajamas for a family story time that is perfect for bedtime. The whole family is welcome. Caregiver participation is encouraged. Free. All ages. 7-7:30 p.m. Plaza Midwood Library, 1623 Central Ave.
Homeschool students create functional, seasonally themed projects in this workshop. In this session, create a "funny face pot" that is microwave and dishwasher safe. $15. Ages 6 and older. 9:30-10:30 a.m. McDowell Arts Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews.
JazzArts Charlotte will present WeBop, an award-winning early-childhood jazz education program. Children and their parents or caregivers sing, move and play with the soulful rhythms and melodies of great jazz. Registration is required. Free. Ages 3-5. 3-3:45 p.m. Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church, 6740 Albemarle Road.
SEE ALSO: Choo Choo: A Guide to N.C. Train Rides
Little ones have fun while learning! Toddlers identify words through interactive games and letter recognition. Free. Ages 2-4. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuckaseegee Recreation Center, 4820 Tuckaseegee Road.
Explore the Mint Museum's exhibitions free of charge. Visit the Randolph location to check out the Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi exhibit, or take in the beauty of the Immersed in Light exhibit at the Uptown location. Free. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road and Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Enjoy a hands-on morning learning about simple machines and how they allow people to do many things quicker and with less effort. Join the education staff at six stations set up throughout the Garden to learn about simple machines. Register and find the schedule online. $6-$12. Grades K-5. 10:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 New Hope Road, Belmont.
Get a head start on trick-or-treating! Dress in your Halloween best, and trick-or-treat at The Village at Byers Creek. There will be face painters and balloon artists. Free. All ages. 4-6 p.m. The Village at Byers Creek, 106 Argus Ln., Mooresville.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor of Charlotte Parent magazine and mom to two active boys.