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Monday, June 25th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Kids, Charlotte summer camps, Harry Potter, Charlotte, NC, Matthews
    - After the Sorting Hat determines each camper’s house, we will embark upon a magical time of creating artistic masterpieces inspired by the amazing world of Harry Potter. Maurauder’s maps, wands, potions, remembralls, Cornish pixies and more will fill our week with magical fun!
    Charlotte Academy of Music
    15040 Idlewild Rd Matthews NC 28104
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Blood Drive
    - Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit click for details to make an appointment at any location.

    More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website click for details. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (click for details/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours).
    ResCare HomeCare Rock Hill
    430 S. Herlong Ave. Ste 102 Rock Hill SC 29732
    Jessica Jankowski 704.877.9878 jjankowski@cbcc.us
  • | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    The Art of Nature: What on Earth? -- 9am - 12:30pm
    Learn yarn weaving on branches, explore fiber art, French knitting, collage, weave baskets from recycled bags, newspaper and magazines, and create fairy house sculptures. Learn to appreciate how Nature inspires ART! Drawing, painting, chalk pastels, cray-pas and more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Monroe, NC, 2018, Whisper Creek Farm
    - THREE 5-Day Sessions available this Summer!

    Camp Farm Life is hosted by Whisper Creek Farm, located on 11 acres in rural Monroe, North Carolina, and it is a farm life-themed, free-range, nature-oriented, 5-day summer camp, taking place Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily. Sessions are open for children ages 6-12. $179.00 per camper for the week (sibling discount available if you want to register more than one of your children) $50.00 non-refundable deposit holds their spot.

    Camp Farm Life is a co-ed farm experience on a real working farm, surrounded by woods, creeks, fields, and farms where kids WILL get dirty and learn about where their food comes from, and how it gets from the field or pasture to their table. The campers will learn what it takes to produce the food that they see in the grocery stores, but on a much smaller scale than larger, commercial farms.

    Whisper Creek Farm’s produce is grown using organic practices on about three acres of land, and we are home to a variety of animals, including chickens, ducks, pigs, quail, and a rabbit. We only keep animals on our farm that contribute to the farm in some way, but sometimes, we may “borrow” a goat, horse, or other animals to broaden the campers’ exposure to other farm animals (depending on the availability of the animal).
    Whisper Creek Farm
    3919 Sincerity Rd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 10:00am - | Kids, baby story time, Monroe, NC, Monroe library
    - Baby lapsit time every Monday. Event does not occur if library closed.
    6-18 months
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 10:30am - | Kids, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC, story time
    - 0-5 Years
    Storytime every Monday
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, Family Fun, Kids Bowl Free, Free Kid Activity, Summer Kids Program, Family Time
    - Go to KidsBowlFree.com and register kids 15 and younger for 2 free games Monday-Friday from March-September! Family passes available too! Just make sure to choose Fox's Alley when signing up! We will see you soon! Our website has more info at foxsalley.com. See you soon!
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, kids free summer activities, free bowling, Charlotte, NC, Strike City
    - Summer break is here and the kids are back home. Spend some quality time with your kids with us during Kids Bowl Free!

    June 1st through August 31st from 11 am until 5 pm, kids bowl free!!!
    Details: 11A-5P Monday through Friday only. Valid for children ages 10 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no more than 4 children per adult. $5 per person minimum spend on food and drink. Adults must pay to bowl. No reservations.
    Strike City
    210 E. Trade St. Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Special Interest, Barre Thirty, Concord, NC
    - This class will alternate Essentrics, Barre Basics, and Energy Barre. We will finish class at 12:50 to give you time to get back to work!
    Barre Thirty
    52 Union St. Suite 28 Concord NC 28025
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    Out of this World: Space Art! -- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    As NASA astronauts, you will encounter rockets and spacecrafts to construct, aliens and monsters behind every corner and discover new planets using mediums such as chalk, cray-pas, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic painting. This fun camp adds science to art as we explore the unknown area called SPACE!


    Price: $185.00 (Resident)
    $195.00 (Non-resident)
    Ages: At least 6 but less than 12
    Gender: Coed
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    Out of this World: Space Art! -- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    As NASA astronauts, you will encounter rockets and spacecrafts to construct, aliens and monsters behind every corner and discover new planets using mediums such as chalk, cray-pas, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic painting. This fun camp adds science to art as we explore the unknown area called SPACE!

    Price: $185.00 (Resident)
    $195.00 (Non-resident)
    Ages: At least 6 but less than 12
    Gender: Coed
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Local Events, Dance, Zumba, Fitness, Health
    - Come & join the Fun! Every Monday & Wednesday, join us at SPCC for Zumba Fitness at 5:30 p.m. In one hour you will make friends & get fit. Who says getting fit had to be hard?!
    Old Charlotte Highway
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
    Tara Moss 704.290.5212 tmoss@spcc.edu
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, pub runs, Charlotte, SouthEnd, Ultra Running Company
    - Join Ultra Running Company, Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop and Blaze Pizza for a first-of-its-kind collaboration!

    Our three runs leave at 6:30pm. Our guided 1 & 5 mile runs bookend a very special 3.5 mile route hosted by our friends from Black Men Run! All routes incorporate the SouthEnd Light Rail Trail and well lit roads, with no major street crossings. All skill levels and paces are welcome!!

    Folks finishing ANY distance run will receive a P.U.B. Run punch card that gives access to special gifts from the run sponsors: we'll pay for your first beer, and another every 4th time you join us! We'll also be giving out free pizzas from Blaze for our guests, and Monday is now Runner's Night at PTP, with bar specials each week!
    Ultra Running Company
    110 West Blvd. Charlotte NC 28203
  • | Kids, Infant & parent music and movement classes through preschool age
    - Fantastic early music training for the youngest through to preschool age. Imagine the advantages in brain development gained by early music training. 1st Steps in Music is an award winning curriculum that guides the parent and infant or parent and preschooler to develop awareness and skills in listening, matching pitch, moving to the beat and mimicking skills that aid in language development.
    Havilah Dance Company
    10058 E Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | Kids, Acting and Broadway recreational training classes, singing, dancing, acting
    - Foundations in Acting (ages 5-8, 9-13, 14-adult)
    Kids on Broadway (ages 5-8)
    Tweens on Broadway (ages 9-13)

    Small, age appropriate classes prompt your child to explore and develop skills in an upbeat and thoughtful setting. Come Soar with Eagles' Wings
    Hope Church
    2020-C Independence Commerce Drive Matthews NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea.
    The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China, with assistance from the Soviet Union, came to the aid of North Korea. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the First Amendment's separation of Church and state.
     
           

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Kids, Charlotte summer camps, Harry Potter, Charlotte, NC, Matthews
    - After the Sorting Hat determines each camper’s house, we will embark upon a magical time of creating artistic masterpieces inspired by the amazing world of Harry Potter. Maurauder’s maps, wands, potions, remembralls, Cornish pixies and more will fill our week with magical fun!
    Charlotte Academy of Music
    15040 Idlewild Rd Matthews NC 28104
  • | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    The Art of Nature: What on Earth? -- 9am - 12:30pm
    Learn yarn weaving on branches, explore fiber art, French knitting, collage, weave baskets from recycled bags, newspaper and magazines, and create fairy house sculptures. Learn to appreciate how Nature inspires ART! Drawing, painting, chalk pastels, cray-pas and more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, kids activities, summer reading, mobile book mobile, East Elementary, Monroe, NC
    - The Eagle Book mobile will be providing FREE books to our students during the summer months. The Eagle Book mobile will be operating every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m.until noon making stops in several East Elementary School communities.

    9:00 EES Parking Lot
    9:30 Shute Center
    10:00 Oakland Church
    10:30 Don Griffin Park
    on Ceder street
    11:00 Creft Park on
    Burke St.
    11:30 Compare Foods
    East Elememtary
    515 Elizabeth Ave Monroe NC 28112
  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Monroe, NC, 2018, Whisper Creek Farm
    - THREE 5-Day Sessions available this Summer!

    Camp Farm Life is hosted by Whisper Creek Farm, located on 11 acres in rural Monroe, North Carolina, and it is a farm life-themed, free-range, nature-oriented, 5-day summer camp, taking place Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily. Sessions are open for children ages 6-12. $179.00 per camper for the week (sibling discount available if you want to register more than one of your children) $50.00 non-refundable deposit holds their spot.

    Camp Farm Life is a co-ed farm experience on a real working farm, surrounded by woods, creeks, fields, and farms where kids WILL get dirty and learn about where their food comes from, and how it gets from the field or pasture to their table. The campers will learn what it takes to produce the food that they see in the grocery stores, but on a much smaller scale than larger, commercial farms.

    Whisper Creek Farm’s produce is grown using organic practices on about three acres of land, and we are home to a variety of animals, including chickens, ducks, pigs, quail, and a rabbit. We only keep animals on our farm that contribute to the farm in some way, but sometimes, we may “borrow” a goat, horse, or other animals to broaden the campers’ exposure to other farm animals (depending on the availability of the animal).
    Whisper Creek Farm
    3919 Sincerity Rd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Kids, Sea Life Aquarium, Concord, Concord Mills, Charlotte, Toddler Tuesday
    - Take advantage of a great deal for parents with young children each Tuesday at SEA LIFE! One FREE Child with the purchase of an adult ticket.

    Adult ticket only $15. Additional children ages 3-12 are $5 each (up to 5 additional children only).
    Sea Life Aquarium
    8111 Concord Mills Boulevard Concord NC 28027
    866.229.1573
  • | 10:00am - | Kids, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC, Story time
    - Stories and songs for Preschoolers ages 3-5 years.
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 10:00am - | Kids, $1 kids movies, Regal Starlight Stadium 14, Charlotte, Concord, NC
    - Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies in most locations start at 10:00 am. Check with your theatre for exact showtimes. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
    Regal Starlight Stadium 14
    11240 US Highway 29 Charlotte NC
  • | 10:30am - | Kids, toddler story time, Monroe, NC, Monroe library
    - Stories, songs, finger plays and more.
    Toddlers 12-36 months
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, Family Fun, Kids Bowl Free, Free Kid Activity, Summer Kids Program, Family Time
    - Go to KidsBowlFree.com and register kids 15 and younger for 2 free games Monday-Friday from March-September! Family passes available too! Just make sure to choose Fox's Alley when signing up! We will see you soon! Our website has more info at foxsalley.com. See you soon!
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, kids free summer activities, free bowling, Charlotte, NC, Strike City
    - Summer break is here and the kids are back home. Spend some quality time with your kids with us during Kids Bowl Free!

    June 1st through August 31st from 11 am until 5 pm, kids bowl free!!!
    Details: 11A-5P Monday through Friday only. Valid for children ages 10 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no more than 4 children per adult. $5 per person minimum spend on food and drink. Adults must pay to bowl. No reservations.
    Strike City
    210 E. Trade St. Charlotte NC 28202
  • | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Special Interest, Barre Thirty, Concord, NC
    - This class will alternate Essentrics, Barre Basics, and Energy Barre. We will finish class at 12:50 to give you time to get back to work!
    Barre Thirty
    52 Union St. Suite 28 Concord NC 28025
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    Out of this World: Space Art! -- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    As NASA astronauts, you will encounter rockets and spacecrafts to construct, aliens and monsters behind every corner and discover new planets using mediums such as chalk, cray-pas, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic painting. This fun camp adds science to art as we explore the unknown area called SPACE!


    Price: $185.00 (Resident)
    $195.00 (Non-resident)
    Ages: At least 6 but less than 12
    Gender: Coed
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    Out of this World: Space Art! -- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    As NASA astronauts, you will encounter rockets and spacecrafts to construct, aliens and monsters behind every corner and discover new planets using mediums such as chalk, cray-pas, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic painting. This fun camp adds science to art as we explore the unknown area called SPACE!

    Price: $185.00 (Resident)
    $195.00 (Non-resident)
    Ages: At least 6 but less than 12
    Gender: Coed
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Indian Trail, NC
    - Who: For all High School students

    What: Adulting 101

    Where: Art of Motion Mixed Martial Arts - 4400 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079

    When: Every Tuesday starting June 19

    th from 6-7:30p. Classes start June 19 and end July 31.

    Why: For students to learn and understand the basic skills they will need after graduating high school.

    Price: $20/child (-$5 for each additional child)
    *Members of AoM receive a 15% discount

    Class dates & curriculum being taught:
    June 19: College 101 (dorms, books, classes, etc..)
    June 26: Real Life Finances (buying a car/home)
    July 3: Choosing a career
    July 10: Jobs - resume/interviewing
    July 17: College/Trade school
    July 24: Cooking 101/basic meals/grocery shopping
    July 31: Everyday life - laundry, groceries, shopping, meals, budgeting

    *Students will be required to bring some kind of device to each class to do research and look up information that will be covered. It can be a phone, tablet, computer, etc...

    I am an Art teacher in CMS and will be incorporating the arts into each lesson to make it hopefully a little more enjoyable.. I know it's summer and they just want to have a good time! ;)
    Thank you for your support!!

    **If you would like to sign up for a class please download the MINDBODY App on your cell phone and find AOM (located at the top under 'search for businesses'. Next click - View Pricing - Art & Adulting 101. From there you may 1) Purchase class passes 2) Book classes and pay later under 'View Classes' at the top.
    *Classes limited to 10 students
    Art of Motion Mixed Martial Arts
    4400 Indian Trail Fairview Road Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, The Trail House, Indian Trail, NC, live music, trivia
    - BIG POP TRIVIA LIVE!
    TUESDAYS @ THE TRAIL HOUSE
    Have a great night out with friends or colleagues playing VIDEO TRIVIA! Enjoy good times, great food & drink and WIN PRIZES every Tuesday at The Trail House! PRIZES include 2 TICKETS to the Carolina Renaissance Festival, Charlotte Hornets tickets, Fillmore Charlotte tickets and MUCH MORE!
    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 8:00pm - 12:00am | Sports and Recreation, pool tournaments, Charlotte, Indian Trail, Indian Trail, Jukebox Pub
    - Come show your skills around a billiards table as the Jukebox Pub hosts a weekly Pool Tournament every Tuesday night!
    It will be a double-elimination tournament. Prizes to the winner!
    Entrants and patrons can also enjoy 1/2 price wines and $1 off local craft beers!
    Jukebox Pub
    5801 W Highway 74 Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | Local Events, art, paint, watercolor, acrylic,
    - Under the direction of Artist, Mila Antonyuk, learn how to draw & paint objects found in the everyday environment using watercolors & Acrylic paint. Students will receive knowledge about very important elements of art such as composition, building principles, proportions, & much more. Beginner to intermediate level. All are welcome.
    Old Charlotte Highway
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
    Tara Moss 704.290.5212 tmoss@spcc.edu
  • | Kids, kids summer movies, kids activities, Sun Valley 14, Indian Trail, NC
    - Affordable fun for the entire family. The Summer Movie Magic program is a collection of family and kid films (typically rated PG). The programming runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00am throughout the summer. The program is perfect for groups, families and others looking for an easy and affordable way to see movies.

    Large groups should call ahead or plan ahead with the theatre management teams. Plan to arrive early. Seating is limited and is not guaranteed. This is one of our most popular programs and seats do fill up quickly on these dates.

    ADMISSION: $1.00 (Group leaders and adults free)

    $1 Kid Drink & $1 Kid Popcorn

    Discount Concessions are available until 10:20am

    Schedule is subject to change without notice based on availability.
    Sun Valley 14
    6449 Old Monroe Rd. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | Kids, Infant & parent music and movement classes through preschool age
    - Fantastic early music training for the youngest through to preschool age. Imagine the advantages in brain development gained by early music training. 1st Steps in Music is an award winning curriculum that guides the parent and infant or parent and preschooler to develop awareness and skills in listening, matching pitch, moving to the beat and mimicking skills that aid in language development.
    Havilah Dance Company
    10058 E Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com
  • | Kids, Acting and Broadway recreational training classes, singing, dancing, acting
    - Foundations in Acting (ages 5-8, 9-13, 14-adult)
    Kids on Broadway (ages 5-8)
    Tweens on Broadway (ages 9-13)

    Small, age appropriate classes prompt your child to explore and develop skills in an upbeat and thoughtful setting. Come Soar with Eagles' Wings
    Hope Church
    2020-C Independence Commerce Drive Matthews NC 28105
    Gwen Berger 704.890.4799 info@eagleswingsstudio.com

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Kids, Charlotte summer camps, Harry Potter, Charlotte, NC, Matthews
    - After the Sorting Hat determines each camper’s house, we will embark upon a magical time of creating artistic masterpieces inspired by the amazing world of Harry Potter. Maurauder’s maps, wands, potions, remembralls, Cornish pixies and more will fill our week with magical fun!
    Charlotte Academy of Music
    15040 Idlewild Rd Matthews NC 28104
  • | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Kids, summer camps, Matthews, NC, 2018
    - Every KidzArt Camp is POWER PACKED with learning and creativity!

    Sign up for both half day camps for the week and get free pre/post care from 8:00am until 5:30pm, with a supervised lunch in between camps.

    The Art of Nature: What on Earth? -- 9am - 12:30pm
    Learn yarn weaving on branches, explore fiber art, French knitting, collage, weave baskets from recycled bags, newspaper and magazines, and create fairy house sculptures. Learn to appreciate how Nature inspires ART! Drawing, painting, chalk pastels, cray-pas and more!
    McDowell Art Center
    123 McDowell Street East Matthews NC
  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, summer camps, Monroe, NC, 2018, Whisper Creek Farm
    - THREE 5-Day Sessions available this Summer!

    Camp Farm Life is hosted by Whisper Creek Farm, located on 11 acres in rural Monroe, North Carolina, and it is a farm life-themed, free-range, nature-oriented, 5-day summer camp, taking place Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily. Sessions are open for children ages 6-12. $179.00 per camper for the week (sibling discount available if you want to register more than one of your children) $50.00 non-refundable deposit holds their spot.

    Camp Farm Life is a co-ed farm experience on a real working farm, surrounded by woods, creeks, fields, and farms where kids WILL get dirty and learn about where their food comes from, and how it gets from the field or pasture to their table. The campers will learn what it takes to produce the food that they see in the grocery stores, but on a much smaller scale than larger, commercial farms.

    Whisper Creek Farm’s produce is grown using organic practices on about three acres of land, and we are home to a variety of animals, including chickens, ducks, pigs, quail, and a rabbit. We only keep animals on our farm that contribute to the farm in some way, but sometimes, we may “borrow” a goat, horse, or other animals to broaden the campers’ exposure to other farm animals (depending on the availability of the animal).
    Whisper Creek Farm
    3919 Sincerity Rd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Religious Events, Billy Graham; museum; exhibit
    - Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year
    For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, we are taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.
    Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.
    The schedule for the displays is:
    • January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s
    • March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s
    • May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s
    • July–August: “Reflections”—2000s
    • September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s
    • November–December: “Then and Now”—Today
    Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
    Billy Graham Library
    4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte NC 28217
    Sonya Johnson 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@bgea.org
  • | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Special Interest, Billy Graham, Billy Graham library, special event; exhibit; tour
    - Special Exhibit: Billy Graham – An Extraordinary Journey
    On February 21, 2018, Billy Graham’s hope and greatest longing was realized as he entered heaven. Today, he is in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God worked through Mr. Graham’s death much like He did through his life, using the events surrounding his passing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel. This special exhibit shares the remarkable impact of the events commemorating Billy Graham’s life and ministry – and demonstrates how God is continuing this legacy of evangelism to “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47).
    Browse fascinating photos, never-before-seen memorabilia, and testimonies from those who have been impacted since Billy Graham’s passing.
    Located in the lobby of the Billy Graham Library, this exhibit is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.

    4330 Westmont Drive Charlottte NC 28217
    Communications Department 704.401.3200 LibraryEvents@BGEA.org
  • | 10:00am - | Kids, $1 kids movies, Regal Starlight Stadium 14, Charlotte, Concord, NC
    - Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies in most locations start at 10:00 am. Check with your theatre for exact showtimes. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
    Regal Starlight Stadium 14
    11240 US Highway 29 Charlotte NC
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, Family Fun, Kids Bowl Free, Free Kid Activity, Summer Kids Program, Family Time
    - Go to KidsBowlFree.com and register kids 15 and younger for 2 free games Monday-Friday from March-September! Family passes available too! Just make sure to choose Fox's Alley when signing up! We will see you soon! Our website has more info at foxsalley.com. See you soon!
    Fox's Alley Bowling, Bar, & Grill
    1901 Skyway Dr Monroe NC 28110
    Fox's Alley Bowling Center 704.776.9518 foxsalleymonroenc@gmail.com
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Special Interest, James K Polk Historic Site, Charlotte, NC
    - Join us at the site as Laura Bain of Phun Knits leads a weekly get-together of fiber lovers of all sorts. Our site has been home to lots of fiber artists over the years and we want to keep some of the historic traditions alive, right alongside the modern skills. Those interested in either modern or historic fiber arts are welcome!

    Whether you knit or crochet; spend hours pouring over the many gorgeous yarn choices or hours spinning the wheel as your create your own yarn; follow a carefully laid-out cross stitch design or free hand an embroidery creation all your own, all fiber lovers are welcome!

    Members interested in historic spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, etc. will be encouraged to join Laura and staff members as they share their knowledge with school groups visiting the site. Period-appropriate clothing (1790s-1810) may be provided to those interested in the educational aspirations of the group.
    President James K. Polk Historic Site
    12031 Lancaster Hwy Pineville NC 28134
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, kids free summer activities, free bowling, Charlotte, NC, Strike City
    - Summer break is here and the kids are back home. Spend some quality time with your kids with us during Kids Bowl Free!

    June 1st through August 31st from 11 am until 5 pm, kids bowl free!!!
    Details: 11A-5P Monday through Friday only. Valid for children ages 10 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no more than 4 children per adult. $5 per person minimum spend on food and drink. Adults must pay to bowl. No reservations.
    Strike City
    210 E. Trade St. Charlotte NC 28202

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