Carolinas Aviation Museum Community Appreciation Day
Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carolinas Aviation Museum, 4672 First Flight Dr. 704-997-3770. carolinasaviation.org
Get into the museum for free and meet a passenger from Flight 1549, AKA the Miracle on the Hudson. Paint your handprints on a plane, sit in an actual F4 cockpit, listen to guest speakers from the aviation field, paint t-shirts, build and fly aviation crafts and enter a raffle for free travel from US Airways.
Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-432-6459. charmeck.org
Celebrate these tiny birds before they begin their annual southward migration. Watch bird banding and enjoy storytelling, crafts, face painting, nature hikes, geocaching and more. Food vendors will be on site. This is one of Park and Rec’s most popular events. Park for free off-site and catch a shuttle.
Back to Cool
Sat Noon-1:30 p.m. Extreme Ice Center, 4705 Indian Trail – Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1830. xicenter.com
Skating and equipment rental is free at this open house. Stop by and learn about the clubs and programs offered by the center.
Between 2 Rivers Music Festival
Sat 2-10 p.m. Glenway St., Belmont. b2rmusicfest.com
In addition to the music, the festival features a kids’ zone with inflatables and games, beer garden, food vendors, a half and half raffle and a silent auction. The festival benefits Levine Children’s Hospital. Musical performers include Chuck Johnson & Charleyhorse, Corey Hunt Band, 20 Ride, The Backsliders, Benton Blount, Rachel’s Ransom, Scoot Pittman and Piedmont Boys.
Fri 8 p.m. Rooftop 210, Epicentre, 210 East Trade St. pavilionatepicentre.com
At the Silent Disco, the music will be picked up by specially designed wireless headphones, rather than broadcast through the air. Drex Radio-Charlotte and Wiggz & Wonz will be the DJs. Age 21 plus.