Apr 082012
 April 8, 2012  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on Free kids activities at Concord Mills during Cabarrus County Spring Break 4/9/12 – 4/12/12

Cabarrus County parents: Bring the kids to Concord Mills during spring break for fun activities. They have to be Kidgits members, but that costs just $5 for the entire year. After joining, all the activities are free. The events are usually at the Food Court unless otherwise specified and take place from 10am to 11am.

Monday, April 9th: Music with Mr. Nigel
Tuesday, April 10th: Putt putt at NASCAR SpeedPark
Wednesday, April 11th: A Matter of Science with Discovery Place
Thursday: Art projects with Romp & Roll

Apr 032012
 April 3, 2012  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on Free spring break activities for kids at Concord Mills

Kidgits members are invited to free activities during Spring Break at Concord Mills. It costs just $5 to join for the whole year, and that will gain your child access to many free activities. The activities are intended for kids age 3 through 8, and you can sign up at the event. The activities will be held from 10am to 11am.

The remaining schedule:

• Wednesday, April 11 – “A Matter of Science” Event with Discovery Place in the food court
• Thursday, April 12 – Art and crafts with Romp N Roll in the food court

Apr 012012
 April 1, 2012  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on Free spring break activity for teens at Mountain Island Library – Settlers of Catan 4/4/12

Teens age 12 to 18 are invited to play Settlers of Catan at Mountain Island Library on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, from 1pm to 4pm.

Teamwork, critical thinking and learning have never been so much fun. Settlers of Catan is a strategy board game based on economics and diplomacy. Players can adapt their game play with every roll of the dice to sabotage or cooperate with others.

Registration is required.

Apr 012012
 April 1, 2012  Posted by  Expired 2 Responses »

The North Carolina Dance Theatre presents an interactive workshop for children 5-8 years old using the story “Sleeping Beauty” at Matthews Library on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, from 2pm to 2:45pm. You need to register in advance and you can do so at this link. Other sessions of this activity have filled up quickly, but at the time of this posting there are 15 spots available for this one.

Apr 012012
 April 1, 2012  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on Creative Clothing – program for teens 4/2/12

Teens age 12-18 looking for a free spring break activity are invited to create clothing out of recycled material and other fun items at Creative Clothing at University City Regional Library, on Monday April 2nd, 2012, from 2pm to 4pm. This is a free program.

Apr 182011
 April 18, 2011  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on Two shopping deals (Concord Mills and Discovery Place) this week

Here are two deals that can help you save money (or spend money, if you’re a glass-half-empty kind of person) this week, starting today, April 18th, 2011.

Shop Science, the Discovery Place gift shop, is offering a 10% discount during Spring Break April 18-29, 2011. From Discovery Place’s Facebook page.

Old Navy at Concord Mills has 40% off the entire store all week. From Concord Mills Facebook Page.

Apr 182011
 April 18, 2011  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on FREE spring break activities at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 4/18/11 – 4/22/11

Looking for something for the kids to do this week? The library has plenty to offer. The activities below are just a few of the many free events. I didn’t even start to list the multitude of storytimes for preschool and younger kids. There are more choices, too, for school aged and teenaged kids. To see everything available for spring break, take a look at this list. And for the below events, click on the links for more information. Some require registration.

Stories on Stage – Come celebrate the creative writing of young people performed live on stage
University City Regional
Monday, April 18th, 5pm to 6pm
Ages 5-11

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros – Celebrate children, literature and culture. Activities include stories, Quinceanera demonstrations and crafts to enhance literacy.
Independence Regional
Monday, April 18th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

One hour session of KidzArt, an international drawing based art-enriched experience
Tuesday, April 19th, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Ages 5-11

Paws to Read – read to a dog
Tuesday, April 19th, 4pm to 5pm
Ages 3-11

Cold-Blooded Encounter with Reptiles

Tuesday, April 19th, 2pm to 4pm
Ages 5-11
(note: Registration is required for this event. Spaces are limited and might not be available.)

Write On! Celebrate National Poetry Month

Get creative and learn how to express yourself in verse! Read and discuss examples of haiku poetry, concrete poetry, free verse poetry and other contemporary forms. You’ll also have the chance to write and share of poem of your own.
Tuesday, April 19th, 11am to 2pm (repeats Wed through Fri)
Ages 12-18

Your Stories on Stage: Come celebrate the creative writing of young people, performed LIVE on stage.
Wednesday, April 20th, 5pm to 5:30pm
Ages 3-11

DIY Eco-crafting Fest for teens
ImaginOn – The Loft
Thursday, April 21st, 11am to 12pm
Ages 12-18

Contemporary Dance Workshop – Learn contemporary dance moves and watch a brief performance.
Thursday, April 21st, 11:30am to 12:15pm
Ages 5-11

School’s Out Hangout for teens. Teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking have never been so much fun.
West Boulevard Library
Friday, April 22nd, 2pm to 4pm
Ages 12-18

Apr 112011
 April 11, 2011  Posted by  Expired Comments Off on Spring break activities at NASCAR Hall of Fame 4/16/11 – 4/30/11

NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Boulevard
April 16th, 2011 – April 30th, 2011

NASCAR Hall of Fame has some activities planned to give kids a “break from the ordinary” during their spring break.

Each student who visits receives a coupon for a free child’s ticket (valued at $12.95) good for a return visit between June 1 – Aug. 31, 2011. Each child also receives a coupon for a free birthday cake with the purchase of a NASCAR Hall of Fame birthday party.

Activities include:
• Pit Crew Challenge: Students can compete as a member of a real pit crew racing to jack a car, change a tire and add fuel.
• Hard Card Challenge: Visitors can see if they can make the grade by answering trivia and earning points at eight different interactive stations.
• Qualifier Challenge: Rookie racers get behind the wheel to test their driving skills.
• Scavenger Hunt: Guests navigate through the Hall using clues to uncover a secret message and relay the message at the end of their visit for a special prize.

Students can compete for a variety of prizes in each challenge and then check-in at the prize redemption booth to collect their winnings. Winners from the Spring Break From the Ordinary challenges will be posted on NASCARHall.com.