Out & about: January 19 - 24

Tuesday, January 19

Don’t forge that Queen’s Feast continues this week. This is your chance to take the kids out to a fancy restaurant or head out for a quiet date night with your spouse. See restaurant list and more information here.

Wednesday, January 20

It takes just 20 minutes to ensure the safety of your child’s car seat & today’s the day to do it! Certified technicians will be available 8-11:30 am at the Matthews Police Dept. 1201 Crews Rd Matthews NC 28105. For safety checks in Huntersville and Mint Hill, check the Safe Kids website.

Friday, January 22

Pump up yourself & the city at the Panthers Pride Rally at Romare Bearden Park (300 South Church Street) from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect to see Panthers players, Sir Purr, the TopCats, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew.

Hit the ice and cheer on the Charlotte Checkers hockey team as they take on the Chicago Wolves at 7pm. Tickets start at just $13.

Saturday, January 23

Ever dream of taking a road trip in an RV? Check out all the options at the NC RV Dealers’ Association RV Show at the Park Expo & Conference Center (2500 East Independence Blvd.) from 10am - 8pm. $10 for adults, kids 12 & under free. $5 tickets after 5pm. No one will ever ask “Are we there yet?”!

Downward dog anyone? Family Yoga at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens (6500 S. New Hope Road Belmont) from 11am - 12pm.

Sunday, January 24

Build your own Fairy & Gnome home at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve from 3-4pm using natural materials. Free but you must register in advance 980-314-1119. Ages 5 and up

Get your mini-Panthers fans ready by heading to Freedom Park for some outdoor fun at the Play 60 KidZone then hunker down to cheer on the Panthers with fun football-themed snacks for the game.