By Michelle Lloyd, MomsCharlotte.com
Things to do for Sept. 7-13
SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure: Families navigating through the interactive, multi-media exhibit can pilot a robot submersible, discover what it takes to be a deep-ocean explorer, learn about the research, technology, archaeological recovery and conservation involved in the quest for deep-sea knowledge and treasures, walk the plank to get an up-close look at the world of pirates and battle the forces of nature in a 75-mph hurricane tube and much more. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Discovery Place. Adults $10, Children 2-13 $8
Mini Chefs: Children will have fun getting messy while following recipes and creating healthy foods. Each child will receive a recipe card and get hands-on experience cooking. 9-10 a.m. at Mallard Creek Recreational Center. $4 per person, for ages 3 Yrs. to 6 Yrs.
Seussical: A musical extravaganza bringing to life many of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville. The score ranges from Latin to pop, swing to gospel and R&B to funk. Recommended for the entire family. Tickets are $7-$24, 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Charlotte. There are 13 performances until Sept. 27.
Charlotte Remembers Service: Our Children's Memorial Walkway Inc. will host a memorial service for 9/11 victims at 8:30 a.m. at Frazier Park. There will be a bagpipe player and a bugler taking part in the service. The service will be at the Our Children's Memorial Walkway in the park.
History with Flavor Day: Levine Museum of the New South's community day festival to include food-themed tours of the "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers" and "Changing Places" exhibits, cooking demonstrations and other family activities. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Levine Museum of the New South. Free for all ages.
Kids Cooking at The Tailgate: Dream Dinners is sponsoring Britt Tuite for a morning of hands-on cooking demonstrations with kids at the Charlotte Tailgate Farmers Market. Inspired by questions about healthful but easy lunch options, Britt will be featured from 10:30 am until noon to offer suggestions and help your kids prepare tasty “dishes” with local ingredients.
While your kids cook, you can shop fabulous vendors with seasonal offerings ranging from eggs to beef to late summer and early fall produce. The Tailgate is located at 100 West Park Avenue in SouthEnd, and is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm and Tuesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Garden Art: Bring your family, 2-3:30 p.m., to Latta Plantation Nature Preserve to learn ways to create art in the garden. Adults $4, children $3.