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Sunday, January 6, 2019

GREAT WOLF LODGE 2019 HOMESCHOOL DISCOUNT CODES!




Homeschool Spring Fling
May 12-17, 2019 (weekdays)
Standard Suite:  $109.99
Kid-Themed Suite:  $159.99
Premium Suite:  $209.99
Booking Code:  1905FLING


Homeschool Christmas Corral
December 1-6, 2019 (weekdays)
Standard Suite:  $109.99
Kid-Themed Suite:  $159.99
Premium Suite:  $209.99
Booking Code:  1912CORRAL

Valid:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights

*** ALL WATER PARK PASSES INCLUDED ***

Thank you Theresa Mintz, Guest Services Manager!

Great Wolf Lodge Charlotte/Concord

10175 Weddington Rd. Extn. NW | Concord, NC 28027

Office: 704.549.8206 x 4940| Fax: 704-549-8207

CLICK HERE FOR MORE HOMESCHOOL DAYS AND DISCOUNTS!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

FREE ASC Culture Blocks Events throughout Charlotte!


Culture Blocks celebrates the cultural life and desires of Mecklenburg County resident by partnering with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to provide cultural experiences closer to where people live.  Click here to find what's happening in your neighborhood.

Here's a sample:

At Mallard Creek/University City North Block
Mallard Creek and University City North area bordered by Ridge Road, I-85, W. Mallard Creek Church Road, N. Tryon St., W.T. Harris Boulevard and Mallard Creek and Prosperity Church roads

Hands-on Clay presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Mallard Creek Recreation Center (2530 Johnston Oehler Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 980-314-1121.

Tuesday, January 8 – Preschool Workshop (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Saturday, January 12 – Family Workshop (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Saturday, February 9 – Family Workshop (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 12 – Preschool Workshop (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Thursday, February 28 – Senior Workshop (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Tuesday, March 12 – Preschool Workshop (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Saturday, March 16 – Family Workshop (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Thursday, March 28 – Senior Workshop (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Tuesday, April 9 – Preschool Workshop (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Saturday, April 13 – Family Workshop (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Thursday, April 25 – Senior Workshop (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Saturday, May 11 – Family Workshop (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 14 – Preschool Workshop (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Thursday, May 23 – Senior Workshop (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Saturday, June 8 – Family Workshop (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 11 – Preschool Workshop (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Thursday, June 27 – Senior Workshop (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

Odd Tales by Cartage Theatre
When: February 7, 2019 (10:45 a.m.)
Where: Mallard Creek Recreation Center (2530 Johnston Oehler Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269)

Join Cartage Theatre for this live performance. Odd Tales is a performance of live original Audio drama’s, with live Sound Effects. Audio dramas are a dramatized, purely acoustic performance. With no visual component, radio drama depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story. Odd Tales is written by Charlotte Authors, and performed by Charlotte Actors, plus special musical guests.

At the East Charlotte Block
East Charlotte along the Central Avenue corridor, Independence Boulevard and Hickory Grove Road (this is just a sampling...many more programs can be found here.)

Hands-on Clay presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Independence Regional Library (6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 704-416-4800.

Tuesday, January 15 – Youth/Teen Workshop (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 19 – Youth/Teen Workshop (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, March 19 – Youth/Teen Workshop (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 23 – Youth/Teen Workshop (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 21 – Youth/Teen Workshop (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Hands-on Clay presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Hickory Grove Library (5935 Hickory Grove Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 704-416-4400.

Thursday, January 10 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Friday, January 18 – Special Needs Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Saturday, January 26 – Family Workshop (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 5 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Saturday, February 23 – Family Workshop (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Tuesday, March 5 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Saturday, March 9 – Family Workshop (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Friday, March 15 – Special Needs Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 3 – Youth/Teen Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, April 11 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 23 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Thursday, May 16 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Saturday, June 1 – Family Workshop (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 5 – Youth/Teen Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 25 – Senior Workshop (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Thursday, August 1 – Youth/Teen Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, December 5 – Youth/Teen Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

At the West Block
West of uptown between South End and the airport

Hands-on Clay  presented by Clayworks
When: Various dates. See below.
Where: Scaleybark Library (101 Scaleybark Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209)

Join Clayworks for our monthly Hands on Clay workshop series. Our teaching artists will teach different clay techniques to create your own pottery that will last a lifetime. Lean how to roll, pinch, texturize, slip and score clay while creating different project each workshop. Each workshop is a different project, so you can come back again and again. Projects range from pitchers to mugs to wall hangings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Projects will be taken back to Clayworks to be glazed and fired before being returned to the rec center for pickup.  Please allow one month for delivery. Free but you must pre-register by calling 980-498-1487.

Thursday, January 17 – Family Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, February 21 – Senior Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, March 21 – Family Workshop in Spanish (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, April 18 – Family Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, May 16 – Youth/Teen Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Thursday, June 20 – Family Workshop (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

2nd Tuesdays are FREE at The Schiele Museum during 2019!


Duke Energy has sponsored FREE TUESDAY at The Schiele Museum for all during 2019!

The 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM during 2019!

Planetarium programs are available for purchase for $5 at 4 PM, 6 PM and 7 PM on Free Tuesdays!

So let's plan some field trips!!


Great gift idea for homeschoolers!

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