Dec. 28

• KWANZAA CELEBRATION: Children learn about Kwanzaa celebrations through hands-on activities at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org.

IMPROV SHOW: The Chuckleheads perform the “What’d Santa Bring Ya Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza” at 6 p.m. for families and 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 online at www.planetimprov.com or by calling 704-301-1564 or $15 at the door.

 

Dec. 29

• KWANZAA CELEBRATION: Children learn about Kwanzaa celebrations through hands-on activities at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org.

 

Jan. 1

• FIRST FOOTIN’: First Footin' starts at 11 a.m. at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. The free event starts with a walk around the farm, then a gathering for a common meal and the telling of the parable, "Stone Soup,” and a time of fellowship. Participants are asked only to bring something to contribute to the meal. Details: www.ruralhill.net.

 

Jan. 3

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 learn language and reading skills through stories and songs at 10:15 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TODDLER STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through music and activities at 11 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TECHNOLOGY TUTORING: Adults get one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor at 1:30 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 

Jan. 4

• CIVIL WAR: Learn how Civil War soldiers survived harsh winters 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors ands students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

• WINTER BIRD: The Carolina Raptor Center visits Discovery Place KIDS for Winter Bird Weekend at 11 a.m. at the children’s museum, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org.

• SCIENCE SATURDAY: The Science Saturday Book Club for Kids discuss books and do science activities based on crime scene investigation at 2 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 

Jan. 5

• CIVIL WAR: Learn how Civil War soldiers survived harsh winters 1-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors ands students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

• WINTER BIRD: Learn bird facts at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org.

 

Jan. 6

• BABY STORYTIME: Babies become engaged with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes at 10:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• BABY STORYTIME: Babies become engaged with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org  or 704-416-6000.

 TINY TOTS STORYTIME: North County Regional offers storytime for ages 18-35 months at 11 a.m. at the library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 TINY TOTS STORYTIME: Cornelius Public Library offers storytime for ages 18-35 months at 11:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• PAWS TO READ: Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog at 4 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• VIDEO GAMES: Ages 12-18 develop literacy, critical-thinking and teamwork skills at 5 p.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

Jan. 11

• CYCLING:  The Rocky River Road Club sponsors the 16th annual Polar Bear Ride, a half- and full-metric century bicycle ride, at 10 a.m. at Ingersoll-Rand on Beaty Street in Davidson. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.  Registration costs $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the ride. Minors ride free with a parent. Details: www.RockyRiverRoadClub.org.

 

Ongoing:

• ART EXHIBIT: Davidson College holds an art exhibition, titled “State of Emergency,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends, Jan. 16-Feb. 28, in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The exhibition features the work of contemporary artists in visualizing disasters, ranging from hurricanes to financial crises. Details: 704-894-2519.

• ART PARTY: Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture hosts a New Year Art Party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3 at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Unit 1, Cornelius. Drop in and enjoy a variety of art projects centered on the New Year's theme. Registration costs $5 per child per hour. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Register in advance. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-892-6031, ext. 160.