By Michelle Lloyd, MomsCharlotte.com
Family fun the week of May 24:
Food Lion Speed Street: In between the All Star race and the 600 is the Food Lion Speed Street, block after block of bands, food, games and Nascar craziness. One block is devoted to kids stuff. Go early when the crowds aren't so rowdy. Ends Saturday night.
Cavalia: Visual effects, live music, dance and acrobatics with the bold presence of over 60 magnificent horses. Tickets range from $34.50 – $99. 8 p.m. at Under the Big White Top.
Grease: Masterworks School of the Arts does “Grease.” 1:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Adults $11 and children 12 and under $9 (prices will go up at the door).
A Reedy Creek Campfire: Join Reedy Creek around the campfire as you roast marshmallows and tell stories, 6:30-8 p.m. Must call 704-598-8857 to register and pay in advance. $3 per person/children 3 and under are free.
The Science Reach Team: ScienceReach is Discovery Place’s museum-on-wheels, bringing educational science programs at 2 p.m. to Joseph Beth Booksellers. ScienceReach has customized activities provide your child with a fun and educational interaction with science.
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Tech Net Auto Service 300, powered By Carquest, 1 p.m. at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Tickets $17 - $61.
A Tree, a Book and Me: Join Reedy Creek at 3:30 p.m. for a reading of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. Weather permitting; you will enjoy this story under the trees in the fresh spring air. A short tree gratitude hike will follow. Must call 704-598-8857 to register in advance. Free for all ages.
Dan Nicholas Park: At this amazing park in Rowan County, about 45 minutes from uptown, your kids can ride an old-fashioned carrousel and train, play mini-golf, climb on cool playgrounds, splash in the water play area, ride the paddleboats, pet farm animals and more.
Carolina Raptor Center: The center rehabilitates injured and orphaned raptors. The center also has programs on strange bird behavior and a behind-the-scenes tour that includes the bird hospital.