Out & about: October 19 - 26

Queen City Buzz keeps Charlotte families in the know and in the fun each week.
Queen City Buzz keeps Charlotte families in the know and in the fun each week.

Hope you've enjoyed a wonderful fall week. Pumpkin patches have been open for a few weeks now, but this is the week when the Halloween events start popping up all over the place. Dress up your little ghouls and goblins and have a great time this week!!


The Buzz

Monday, October 19

Ages 3 to 6 are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures.

Head to Ray's Splash Planet for some indoor water fun during their Parent & Tot Meet and Greet today, 10am-3pm.

Don't miss Spanish Now! Introduction to Spanish for Preschoolers this morning at 11:30am at the Independence library.

Tuesday, October 20

Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday),

The Plaza Midwood library hosts Sensory Storytime this afternoon at 1:30pm.

Don't miss Sensory Concoctions today (and Thursday) at Discovery Place Kids at 11am and 2pm.

Wednesday, October 21

Atherton Market hosts Tot Time at The Market this morning (and every Wednesday) at 10am.

Wee Wednesdays continue today at the Main Street Children's Museum at 10:30am.

The Mint Museum Randolph hosts a Mini Masters Art Workshop: Pattern Play this morning at 10:30am.

Discovery Place Kids hosts Bubble Time today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm.

Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.

Don't miss the Charlotte Nature Museum's Wild Wednesday: Plant Parade today at 12:30pm.

Today is a Homeschool Wednesday at the York County Museum this afternoon, 1-3pm.

Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm.

Thursday, October 22

The Mint Museum Randolph hosts a Mini Masters Art Workshop: Pattern Play this afternoon at 1:30pm.

Head to the shops at Morrison this afternoon/evening for Spooktacular at Morrison. 4:30-7pm.

Check out the Fall Concert Series at the Shoppes at University Place this evening at 6pm.

Friday, October 23

No School for CMS - Teacher Workday

3rd through 5th graders can head to the McDowell Nature Center for their School's Out Nature Day today, 9am-4pm. Please register.

The preschool set (ages 3 to 5) are invited to Atomz Lab this morning for Moms Morning Out. 10:30am-12noon. Please register.

Matthews Police Explorers and the Matthews/South Charlotte Key Club present their Haunted Trail this weekend and next behind the Matthews Community Center.

Ages 5 and up are invited to Atomz Lab for Parents Night Out tonight, 6-9pm. The theme is Spooky Science. Please register.

The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Creepy Crawly Critter-ween this evening, 6-9pm.

Saturday, October 24

Lace up your shoes for the Mummy Shuffle this morning at First Baptist Church in Clover, SC.

Today is Chemistry Day at Discovery Place. Enjoy special exhibits and activities all day long.

Enjoy Fall Frolic Weekends at the Anne Springs Close Greenway today and tomorrow (and weekends through November 1).

Historic Brattonsville is the place to be today and tomorrow for their Civil War Reenactment. 10am-4pm today and 10am-3pm tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Discovery Place Kids Huntersville. Today they turn 5 are celebrating all day long.

Rural Hill and the Town of Huntersville host Halloween Fun today 11am-2pm.

And Matthews hosts their Not-So-Spooky Halloween today, 11am-2pm at Stumptown Park.

Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Spooktacular Puppet. More info.

Bootanical happens today and tomorrow at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 11am-3pm.

Today is Spooky Science Saturday at the Museum of York County. 12-2pm.

Don't miss Spooktacular at Berewick this afternoon, 1-4pm.

Today is the day for the Belmont Boo Festival in downtown Belmont. 1-8pm.

Sunday, October 25

Don't miss the Great Pumpkin Fest today (and weekends through November 1) at Carowinds.

Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Plant Hike event today at 12:30pm.

Experience Autumn in Early Carolina this afternoon, 1-5pm at the Schiele Museum.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Pumpkin Play today at 2pm.

Check out the Roly Poly Races this afternoon at 2pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center.

Monday, October 26

Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Nature Story Corner.

The McDowell Nature Center hosts their Creature Feature program this morning at 10:30am.

The Independence library hosts Rookie Science for Preschoolers this morning at 11:30am for ages 3 to 5.

It's Pajama Movie Night tonight at 6pm at the Myers Park library. Enjoy a screening of Coraline.

Save The Date:

October 30: GUTS Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 30: Costume Campfire

October 31: Halloween on the Square

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