Out & About: October 26-November 2

It's Halloween week and that means LOTS of family fun happening all over town. Lots of opportunities to dress up and have a great time. Don't forget that the time changes this weekend...set those clocks BACK an hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Maybe the trick-or-treating and excitement of Halloween will wear the kids out enough to actually get that extra hour of can always hope!


The Buzz

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.

Tuesday, October 27

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

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

Bass Pro Shops at Concord Mills hosts FREE Halloween Activities all week long.

Wednesday, October 28

Ages 2 to 3 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for Young Explorers: Itsy-Bitsy Spiders this morning at 10:15.

Wee Wednesdays continue today at the Main Street Children's Museum 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: Leaves, Branches, Trunks & Roots today at 12:30pm.

The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Nature Detectives: Spider Adventures this afternoon at 1:30 for ages 4 to 6.

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

Thursday, October 29

The South County library hosts a Children's Fall Festival this morning at 10am.

Don't miss a Puppet Show this morning at 11:30am at Imaginon.

The Morrison library hosts their Fall Festival for preschoolers this afternoon at 2pm.

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

Friday, October 30

Head to the NC Music Factory this afternoon at 4pm for the GUTS Charlotte pumpkin carving contest benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Check out the Annual Halloween March on Main Street in Davidson this evening at 5pm.

Carmel Presbyterian Church is hosting their Trunk or Treat this evening, 6-8pm.

Don't miss the Costume Campfire this evening at the Latta Plantation Nature Center.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History hosts their Schiele Trail-O-Treats this evening, 6-8pm.

Ray's Splash Planet hosts Halloween Carnival & Haunted Tour today at 6:30pm.

Coraline has its last two performances at Children's Theatre of Charlotte tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Best for ages 8 and up.

Saturday, October 31 - Happy Halloween!

Enjoy the last of the Fall Frolic Weekends at the Anne Springs Close Greenway today and tomorrow.

Latta Plantation hosts their All Hallows Eve Family Day today, 10am-2pm.

Don't miss Spinning Spiders & Creepy Crawlers today at the Charlotte Nature Museum. 10am-1pm.

Discovery Place Kids celebrates all things Halloween today with their Happy Halloween! event at 11am.

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

Head to Discovery Place for their Halloween Birthday Bash beginning this morning at 11am.

Concord Mills is the place to be for their Kidgits Boo Bash & Halloween Party w/ Mr. Nigel today at noon.

The town of Dallas hosts Halloween on the Square this evening, 5-9pm with the Gaston County Museum.

Don't forget to FALL BACK tonight...set clocks back one hour (and cross your fingers that the kids sleep).

Sunday, November 1

Don't miss the Great Pumpkin Fest for the final day today at Carowinds.

Head to the Levine Museum of the New South for Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos today 12-4pm.

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

Monday, November 2

Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Budding Adventures for ages 3 to 5.

Ages 5 to 11 are invited to the McDowell Nature Center for Beginner's Firebuilding at 10:30am.

Grab the little ones and the stroller and enjoy a fall hike during Babes in the Woods today at 1:30pm at the McDowell Nature Center. More info..

Save The Date:

November 7: EpicFest @ Imaginon

November 7: Backcountry Explorers: Cooking @ Charlotte Museum of History

November 14: Backcountry Beer Fest @ Charlotte Museum of History

December 5: Christ Church Christmas Bazaar @ Christ Episcopal Church

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