Things to do With Kids in Charlotte This Week
This week's must-do fun for the family (Jan. 27-30).
Find winter fun for the entire family!
Find winter fun in Charlotte all season long! Keep kids out of the cold with these yoga classes for children, and warm up at one of these cozy coffee shops. Before the family comes down with cabin fever, consider checking out one of these three must-visit North Carolina mountian towns.
Teens are invited to get in shape with Mecklenburg County Park and Rec! Come to increase your strength, endurance and agility for sports. Free. Ages 13-17. 4-5 p.m. Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St.
Come support the students of the Youth Orchestra of Charlotte (YOC) as they prepare for their appearance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The orchestra was invited to be one of four select orchestras to perform at the historic John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This concert will feature the YOC’s tour program and will also showcase the Flute Choir. $6-$10. All ages. 7:30-9 p.m. Dale F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Introducing Morning Lift, a monthly event series designed to help you become your best self. Each month will feature different themes and speakers with a focus on wellness topics from motherhood to meditation and more. RSVP to secure your spot. Free. 9-11 a.m. Adults. Optimist Hall, 1115 N. Brevard St.
Preschoolers hear stories and sing songs without a parent or caregiver present in order to foster independence and growth every Tuesday. Free. Ages 3-5. 11-11:45 a.m. North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville.
Wildlife photographer, Brian Skerry has spent more than four decades exploring the world’s oceans. Skerry often dives in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects. Tickets include access to the Explorer Pre-Show party at Discovery Place Science. $19.50+. All ages. 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
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Practice fire safety and fire building techniques while enjoying hot cocoa. Register online for Jan. 8 or Jan. 29 session. Free. All ages. 6-7:30 p.m. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 S. York Road.
Live at the Mint celebrates Charlotte’s dynamic arts community. Enjoy a performance by a quartet of musicians from the Charlotte Symphony at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Visitors can also visit the museum's exhibits without charge because of the ongoing Free Wednesday Evening special from 5 to 9 p.m. Free. All ages. 6:30-9 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Watch a King Vulture play on a playground in the Vulture Culture exhibit. $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail. All ages. 11-11:30 a.m. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville.
The weather is cold outside, but the competition is hot inside the rec center! Teens are invited to come out and play competitive video games. Free. Ages 12-16. 5-6 p.m. Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor of Charlotte Parent magazine and mom to two active boys.