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Feb. 1

Meet ‘The Octonauts’:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of “The Octonauts,” a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium through Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Feb. 2

Meet ‘The Octonauts’:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium through Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Trivia:

Every Monday at CJ’s Pub. 7-9 p.m. 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Home-school elementary PE:

The home-school physical education class is a planned instructional program that provides participants physical education lessons that focus on health related physical fitness, skill development, safety, lifetime fitness and positive social interaction. $50. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Basketball: Senior Open Play:

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Piedmont Progressive Preschool open house:

Tour our classrooms, meet our teachers, explore our wooded setting and see how play, nature and creativity come together for a unique experience. Our program is nonsectarian, and children of all faiths are welcome. 7-9 p.m., Piedmont Progressive Preschool, 9704 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-510-1022. www.progressivepreschool.org.

Feb. 3

Community Bible study:

“Contend for the Faith.” Learn more about the day of judgment in this five-week study in the book of Jude using Kay Arthur’s “Precept upon Precept” inductive study workbook. For questions, call Debbie Kiefer, precept leader. $11.25. 7-8:30 p.m., Hope City Church, 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. 980-258-8049; www.hopecityonline.net.

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; www.charmeck.org.

Little Tykes Painting:

Let your child’s inner artist come to life while painting a variety of crafts each class. Children will read a book, then paint theme-related projects. This class will enhance your child’s socialization skills, cultivate their imagination and develop their eye for detail in a fun environment. $2. 10-10:45 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Feb. 4

Apriendo Espanol (Learning Spanish):

This program is designed to provide 3- to 5-year olds with early exposure to a foreign language (Spanish) through listening and speaking the language. $10. 10-10:45 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Karaoke:

Karaoke every Monday. Presented by RK Entertainment. 9 p.m. CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Feb. 5

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Mommy & Me Exercise:

Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured actvities to help mom work out. 9-9:45 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Young at Heart Club:

This club offers opportunities for senior adults to socialize, stay active and gain information on topics of interest. Members also learn leadership and get an opportunity to plan trips and activities for the rest of the group. Age 55 or older. 11 a.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Vintage & Antiques Show:

One-of-a-kind fine jewelry, unique vintage décor, design classics and antique treasures. More than 100 acres of outdoor and indoor heated shopping full of home décor, vintage décor and memorabilia, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, repurposed items, outdoor décor and more. $5. Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte.

Feb. 6

Little Tykes Theme Parties:

Children come dressed as their favorite character for these themed parties. Each class will feature a different theme. Kids will make crafts and “party” in a theme-decorated room. $3. 10-11 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Indoor Baseball Clinic:

Indoor baseball clinic serves as a skill building and introductory clinic for male and female youth baseball/softball participants ages 8-11. Participants will learn and build on the fundamentals of the game, such as catching, throwing, defense and hitting. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869. charmeck.org.

Feb. 7

Goldmine Toastmasters Meeting:

Goldmine Toastmasters Club meets 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays. It gives members a chance to enhance speaking communication and leadership skills to grow personally and professionally in a pleasant and nonclassroom atmosphere. Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-788-6315. www.goldminetoastmasters.com

Youth Basketball Mallard 14U:

This is recreational league play in which age-appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. Age 14 and younger. $65. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Feb. 8

Meet ‘The Octonauts’:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium through Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Feb. 9

Meet ‘The Octonauts’:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium through Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Trivia:

Every Monday at CJ’s Pub. 7-9 p.m. 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Basketball: Senior Open Play:

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Home School PE: Elementary:

The home-school physical education class is a planned instructional program that provides participants physical education lessons that focus on health related physical fitness, skill development, safety, lifetime fitness and positive social interaction. $50. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.Kids will cut, glue, color, draw and more to make a variety of crafts. This class provides the opportunity to have fun with friends while making crafts. $3. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Little Tykes Art:

Kids will cut, glue, color, draw and more to make a variety of crafts. This class provides the opportunity to have fun with friends while making crafts. $3. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Feb. 10

Princeton Review SAT Prep:

This well-known SAT workshop helps students prepare for the upcoming SATs. The class is open to private-, public- and home-schooled students. The Winter Course runs Jan. 31-March 7. $450. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Ray Fit Play:

Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured activities to enhance motor skills and balance while participating in a fun, kid-friendly workout. 9-9:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; www.charmeck.org.

Community Bible study:

“Contend for the Faith.” Learn more about the day of judgment in this five-week study in the book of Jude using Kay Arthur’s “Precept upon Precept” inductive study workbook. For questions, call Debbie Kiefer, precept leader. $11.25. 7-8:30 p.m., Hope City Church, 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. 980-258-8049; www.hopecityonline.net.

Feb. 11

Karaoke:

Karaoke every Monday. Presented by RK Entertainment. 9 p.m. CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Apriendo Espanol (Learning Spanish):

This program is designed to provide 3- to 5-year olds with early exposure to a foreign language (Spanish) through listening and speaking the language. $10. 10-10:45 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Cocktails of Seduction and Aphrodisiacs:

Five cocktails of seduction and aphrodisiac appetizers. $20. 7-9 p.m., CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Feb. 12

Princeton Review SAT Prep:

This well-known SAT workshop helps students prepare for the upcoming SATs. The class is open to private-, public- and home-schooled students. The Winter Course runs Jan. 31-March 7. $450. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Mini Chefs:

Children will become budding young chefs as they have fun while following recipes and creating healthy foods. They will be exposed to new foods and food combinations. $4. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

University City Women’s Group:

Monthly meeting of the University City Women’s Group begins at 9:45 a.m. with social time, followed by business meeting, program and lunch. Join us for friendship and fellowship. $14. 9:45 a.m.-noon. Oasis Shriner’s Masonic Lodge, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte. 704-549-9600. www.oasisshriners.org.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Feb. 13

Indoor Baseball Clinic:

Indoor baseball clinic serves as a skill building and introductory clinic for male and female youth baseball/softball participants ages 8-11. Participants will learn and build on the fundamentals of the game, such as catching, throwing, defense and hitting. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869. charmeck.org.

Heart Day Celebration:

Children will celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying a heart-healthy snack, making a Valentine craft and exchanging Valentines with each other. $3. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

School Is Out, Fun Is In:

This series offers a variety of activities on Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools out-of-school days to keep children moving and engaged. Activities include games, exercise, social time, sports, arts and crafts, and field trips. Bring a lunch and two snacks. $20. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Little Tykes Nature:

This class offers kids a variety of activities, including learning about their favorite animals, space, the ocean, plant life, nature and more. Uses pictures, posters and other cool visual aids to help enhance the children’s learning experience. $2. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Feb. 14

Little Tykes Experimenters:

If you are looking to build and erupt volcanoes, make lego creations and more, this is class for you. Each class will focus on one experiment. Children will have a blast watching their inventions come to life before their eyes. $3. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Park, 3001 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte.

Goldmine Toastmasters meeting:

Goldmine Toastmasters Club meets 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays. It gives members a chance to enhance speaking communication and leadership skills to grow personally and professionally in a pleasant and nonclassroom atmosphere. Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-788-6315. www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Youth Basketball Mallard 14U:

This is recreational league play in which age-appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. Age 14 and younger. $65. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Sexy Singles Party:

Single & Sexy As I Want To Be Dance Party with DJ. 9 p.m., CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Feb. 15

Meet ‘The Octonauts’:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium through Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

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