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Rediscovering the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at the Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina - Presented by Mike Baxter

Wed., March 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
phone 704-739-1019
director@kingsmountainmuseum.org
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Mike Baxter, History Professor at Central Piedmont Community College and Belmont Abbey College, will discuss recent archaeological excavations at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp at the South Carolina Kings Mountain State Park and efforts made by his students to understand the importance of the CCC’s work in this area. This subject will be featured in an upcoming documentary on WTVI PBS Charlotte, and plans are in place to complete a hiking trail with interpretive signage that will lead people through the remains of the CCC Camp. FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/639089016263043/
Kings Mountain Historical Museum (map)
100 East Mountain St.
Gastonia
phone director@kingsmountainmuseum.org
director@kingsmountainmuseum.org
Rediscovering the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at the Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina - Presented by Mike Baxter

First Peoples: Catawba and Cherokee Nations

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through May 20
phone 704-739-1019
director@kingsmountainmuseum.org
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This original exhibit features archaeological and historical collections on loan from the Schiele Museum of Natural History, the Inn of the Patriots, and several private collectors. The display includes stone and bone tools, ceramics, basketry, weaponry, and other artifacts that provide insight into how Native Americans utilized natural resources to meet their needs for millennia prior to European contact, and how the clash of the Old World with the New forever changed local Native American cultures. ADMISSION IS FREE! FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/185470511935846/
Kings Mountain Historical Museum (map)
100 East Mountain St.
Gastonia
phone director@kingsmountainmuseum.org
director@kingsmountainmuseum.org
First Peoples: Catawba and Cherokee Nations

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Thu., March 30, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
phone 704-547-3700
info@ganttcenter.org

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Gantt Center will host an evening celebrating the life and work of the legendary artist and activist, Dr. Maya Angelou. Guests will be encouraged to explore the exhibitions in each of our galleries, including a special pop-up exhibit of artwork from students of Northwest School of the Arts. $10

http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/maya-angelou-and-still-i-rise/
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Wild for Wildflowers – Family Event

Sat., April 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 704-687-0719
pmgross@uncc.edu

It’s April 1st and we’re not foolin’ – the woodlands are waking up and native wildflowers are blooming! Join us for a journey of discovery through the Van Landingham Glen where you will explore the secret lives of six native wildflowers, up close and personal. Crafts, games, and all about wildflowers and woodlands. Celebrate spring at the botanical gardens, naturally! Ages 5-11. Adult(s) must accompany children. Rain date - April 8. $6.00per child (accompanying adult, free)

https://gardens.uncc.edu/
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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens (map)
9090 Craver Road
University
phone 704-687-0721
Wild for Wildflowers – Family Event

KidScience

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
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Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Sunday Brunch at Rodi-Gastonia

Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 704-864-7634
tina@stellarplatinumevents.com
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Sundays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Breakfast Display * Omelet Station * Carving Station Waffles & Pancakes Made to Order * Salad Display Lunch Buffet * Seasonal Cocktails Homemade Pastries & Breads 245 West Garrison Blvd, Gastonia NC 28052 704-864-RODI (7634) $14 adults/ $7 children / FREE 5 yrs and under

https://www.facebook.com/rodigastonia
Rodi (map)
245 W. Garrison Blvd.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-864-7634
Sunday Brunch at Rodi-Gastonia

Caroline Calouche & Co. Summer Dance Camps

Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 704-844-0449
classes@carolinecalouche.org
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Aerial and Dance Youth Camps June 19 – 23 & July 17 – 21 Ages 6 – 11 Dance your heart out this summer on the floor and in the air. Cirque Youth Camps June 26 – 30 & July 31 – Aug. 4 Ages 6 – 11 Run away to the circus this summer with us. Learn skills in the aerial sling, trapeze and acrobatics. Teen Camps July 10 – 14 & July 17 – 21 Ages 12 – 18 In a fun and supportive environment, learn dance skills Visit our website for info. 1 week $275.00 2 weeks $450.00 3 weeks $675.00 4 weeks $900.00

http://carolinecalouche.org/camps/
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Caroline Calouche & Co. Studios (map)
9129 Monroe Rd., Suite 150
Matthews
phone 704-804-2731
classes@carolinecalouche.org
Caroline Calouche & Co. Summer Dance Camps

All You Can Bowl

Mondays, 11 a.m.
phone (704)716-9300
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All You Can Bowl at StrikeCity! Everyday we offer you unlimited lane time and shoe rentals! All day, everyday each Monday you can take advantage of this special from 11am all the way until 2am. No reservations required. It is a first come, first serve basis. This special only costs $15 per person. We are 18+ every Monday night. $15

Strike City (map)
210 E. Trade St.
Uptown
phone 704-716-9300
All You Can Bowl

Victorian Lawn Party

Sat., April 8, 12-4 p.m.
phone 704-708-4996
info@matthewsheritagemuseum.org
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You are invited to Dr. and Mrs. Reid’s Lawn Party on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 12 – 4 p.m. at their home at 134 John Street. Join us as we celebrate the turn-of-the-century activities including games, demonstrations and crafts. Join us in makings note cards and ring catchers. Gather around the Maypole, or compete in the cakewalk. Four antique cars from the 1920s and 1930s will be on display. free

http://www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org
Matthews Heritage Museum (map)
232 N. Trade Street
Matthews
phone 704-708-4996
info@matthewsheritagemuseum.org
Victorian Lawn Party

#STEAMSaturdays

Sat., April 1, 9-10:30 a.m. and Sat., April 8, 9-10:30 a.m.
phone 704-412-9147 ext 703
kelly@digi-bridge.org

Come check out our #STEAMSaturdays 5 week course! Offered to children K-8 who have an interest in exploring technology through STEAM learning. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Your scholar will explore technology through hands on activities and through our online portal. Grab your spot now! $125 per scholar for 5 week series

http://www.digi-bridge.org/courses
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Advent Coworking (map)
933 Louise Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 3303910207
info@adventcoworking.com
#STEAMSaturdays

Open House/Networking

Third Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
phone 980-949-8605
tara@pawswhiskersandwags.com

Come Meet the team at Paws Whiskers and Wags where tours are always welcome. Mingle with other pet passionate people and enjoy some free refreshments and snacks. Get to know us before you need us Free

Paws Whiskers and Wags (map)
2511 South Tryon St
South End
phone tara@pawswhiskersandwags.com
tara@pawswhiskersandwags.com

Star Gazer: A Trek Into Outer Space

Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 22, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., April 23, 2 & 7 p.m.
phone 704.372.1000
info@carolinecalouche.org
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Star Gazer: A Trek Into Outer Space blends 3D mapping with dance and circus arts to fly you through our solar system. Stella is a young and curious girl who gazes out her bedroom window one night wondering what it would be like to visit the other planets. Join Stella on an adventure through our Milky Way with this fun and exciting performance. Calouche’s creativity is at its best in Star Gazer with whirling dancers on rope and harness as Jupiter’s Red Eye and billowing white silks with swirling contemporary dancers as Neptune’s gusty winds. $25-30

http://carolinecalouche.org/stargazer/
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Booth Playhouse (map)
130 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000

Pet Loss Support Group

Last Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m.
phone 980-949-8605
tara@pawswhiskersandwags.com

The heart knows no difference between losing an animal companion and losing a human loved one.There are many resources for people suffering from pet loss bereavement. the more you share your grief with others the stronger you will become. Take charge of your grief and your grief work will help you grow in ways you never thought possible Free

Paws Whiskers and Wags (map)
2511 South Tryon St
South End
phone tara@pawswhiskersandwags.com
tara@pawswhiskersandwags.com

Free Comic Book Day

Sat., May 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 704-416-3000

Come by the Beatties Ford Road Regional Library on May 6th for our 4th Annual Free Comic Book Day. Pick up some Free New/Used Comics, watch our Superhero movie marathon, participate in our prize giveaways, take pictures at our superhero photobooth and more. Superhero costumes encouraged. Free

https://www.cmlibrary.org/event/47062-free-comic-book-day
Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (map)
2412 Beatties Ford Road
Beatties Ford Road Corridor
phone 704-416-3004
Dsharp@cmlibrary.org
Free Comic Book Day

MuckFest MS Mud Run 2017

Sat., May 6, 9 a.m.
phone 1-800-344-4867
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MuckFest MS is the mud run everyone can have the best time with the best obstacles. This obstacle course is built for some muddy family fun but also to support people living with multiple sclerosis.100% of the fundraiser dollars will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event is all ages but unfortunately to compete in the obstacle course, you must be at least 12 years old (more info for your 'lil muckers on the website). Head over to the website to check out the courses, donate some money or register for the run in a city near you! $105

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_MUCK_homepage
Concord Speedway (map)
7940 U.S. Hwy 601
MuckFest MS Mud Run 2017
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