Family fun around town

Thursday, September 20

Sea Life Aquarium in Concord will offer Creatures of the Deep Homeschool Week September 17-21. There will be daily activities from 12-4 p.m. and when students complete the Deep Sea Lab worksheet, they will receive a Deep Sea Explorer badge. All students and parents will receive the $7.50+ tax Homeschool Ticket rate with a valid homeschool ID. For more information, visit www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Saturday, September 22

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:



Family Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m.

The Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Discovery Place Science in Charlotte will celebrate science, teamwork and STEM in the second annual Family Science Olympiad event. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to try science challenges such as solving a crime using science clues, exploring prehistoric fossils, predicting weather patterns and unearthing facts about earthquakes and volcanoes. As part of Educator Saturdays, all educators who present their school ID or NCDNPE homeschool certificate will receive free admission to the museum for themselves plus one guest.

The Independence High School football team will play a home game against Hickory Ridge at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 23

Join American Girl® for an afternoon at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte. Attendees will enjoy lunch at the Bistro at the Charlotte American Girl store in SouthPark Mall before driving to Discovery Place Science for a class inspired by Luciana, the Girl of the Year 2018. Girls will participate in experiments and art activities, such as designing a rocket or spaceship. Afterward, enjoy a treat of space ice cream. Transportation is not included. The event will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $45 per person. For more information, call the Charlotte American Girl Store reservations team at 877-247-5223 or visit online at www.americangirl.com.

Monday, September 24

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Families with babies and toddlers can visit the library at 9:30 a.m. for Family Story Time: 0-2. The program will include stories, songs and movement.

Children will enjoy stories, songs and activities in both English and Spanish during the Stories in 2 Languages: Spanish program at 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, September 25

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Baby Story Time for babies birth through 17 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Tiny Tots Story Time for toddlers ages 18 to 23 months will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, September 26

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Two Time Story Time for toddlers age 24 to 36 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time for children age 3 to 5 will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Active Reading Workshop Part 2 will be held at 5 p.m. Parents and children ages 3-5 can learn fun ideas and activities to support early literacy at home. Registration is required for this workshop series.