Create your own characters and stories as you write your own comic strip. Campers will learn techniques using colored pencils, markers, and pens to develop their unique style. All supplies included. Certificate presented last day of camp. Time: Monday-Friday, August 12-16 Ages 7-9: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., $90 Ages 10-12: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $110 To register, call or visit the gallery, or send an email with questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery Hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun & Mon. See listing.
KIDS BOWL FREE! Monday-Friday from 11a-6p this summer. Give the kids something fun and exciting to do during the summer break. Valid for kids ages 13 and under. There is a $5 minimum food/beverage purchase. FREE
Don’t miss the red-carpet worthy, star-studded coming attraction at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” illustrates the tremendous appeal NASCAR holds both on the track and the big screen. Glitz and glamour await as you explore NASCAR’s legacy in Hollywood from the promotion of blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” to starring roles in smash hits like “Days of Thunder.” Artifacts are ready for their close-ups and include items like the Doc Hudson car from “CARS,” the Wonder Bread car from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and dozens of other artifacts straight from the set. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
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
Charlotte Arborist's Assoc & Husqvarna sponsor annual Tree Climbing Competition where more than 50 tree climbing professionals will compete in 5 events on Saturday, with top scorers advancing to the Master's Challenge on Sunday. Free Fun Climb for anyone on Saturday 10-4. free
Learn about Charlotte's more than 250 years of history, as well as current and future plans for the city. This 2 ¼ hour guided and motorized tour includes more than 100 sites in Uptown (including the historic district), and two old South Charlotte suburbs (Dilworth and Myers Park) that include Bungalow, Colonial, Queen Anne, Victorian, and Tudor style homes. There is a 25 minute mid-tour stop for bathroom break, snacks, and/or souvenirs. For more information, visit www.charlottedailycitytour.com. $6-$27 (plus, pick up/drop off fees)