First Footin’ at Rural Hill
11 a.m. Tuesday. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113 ruralhill.net/FirstFootin.asp.
Experience the Scottish New Year tradition of First Footin’, where participants walk the borders of Rural Hill and listen to stories of history and folklore. The walk is 2-3 miles, so dress comfortably. A dramatic reading of the story “Stone Soup” and a luncheon will follow. The event is free; bring something to share at the luncheon. Visit the website for schedule and suggestions of what to bring.
7 p.m. Friday. Caribou Coffee, 1920 Sardis Road North. lovinlindy.com/classes-events/dances/.
Lovin’ Lindy presents Jumpin’ Java, a free swing dance class followed by an open dance held the last Friday of the month. The beginners’ lesson starts at 7; the open dance runs 8-9 p.m.
Kids eat free at IKEA
11 a.m.-closing, through Tuesday. IKEA, 8300 IKEA Blvd. ikea.com/ms/en_US/special_offers.html.
Kids 12 and under can eat a free combo meal (value $2.49) at IKEA through Tuesday. You do not have to buy an adult meal to get the free kid’s meal, so this is truly a freebie. Choices include macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, and, of course, Swedish meatballs.
Puppet show at McDowell Nature Center
1 p.m. Sunday. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. 704-588-5226. parkandrec.com.
Kids ages 2-8 are invited to this free puppet show, which will explore ideas about conservation. Call the nature center for info/registration.
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’
2 p.m. Saturday. University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-416-7200. cmlibrary.org.
University City Regional Library invites teens ages 12-18 to this free movie showing. There will be snacks as well.