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Thursday, July 20

The Locust Library will hold a Nature Story Time program at 10 a.m. for children of all ages.



The Albemarle Main Library will host a Teen Duct Tape Contest at 2 p.m.

Children can strengthen reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog during the Read to the Dogs program at the Locust Library. Registration is required. Time slots are available from 4-5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 21

The Oakboro Library will hold a preschool story time program at 8:45 a.m. and a grades K-5 story time program at 9:30 a.m.

The Albemarle Main Library will show the movie The BFG at 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 22

Bring the family to Concord Mills Mall from 12-2 p.m. for Safety Day. During the event, families will have the opportunity to meet with Public Safety Officials and participate in the American Red Cross pillowcase activity. Children will receive a safety kit and a snow cone. The event is free and will be held near entry 7.

The Big Lick Mud Race and Grudge Pull will be held at 7 p.m. at Big Lick Festival Park on Hwy. 205. The cost is $15 for adults and free for children under 12. Parking is free.

Head to the ballpark in Kannapolis for Star Wars Night with the Intimidators. The Intimidators will take on Columbia at 7:05 p.m. The evening will feature special jerseys and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show following the game.

Sunday, July 23

Visit Discovery Place Science in Charlotte for Shark Week July 23-30. The daily activity schedule includes a shark-themed craft, fossil dig and the opportunity to observe a real shark dissection. Shark Week activities will be held daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and are included with museum admission. For more information, including an activity schedule, visit science.discoveryplace.org.

Wear your cowboy boots to the ballpark in Kannapolis for Country Night with the Intimidators. The Intimidators will take on Columbia at 5:05 p.m. Come early to receive autographs from your favorite players and plan to stay after the game for the kids to run the bases.

Tuesday, July 25

The Albemarle Main Library will host a Teach Kids to Save program at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26

Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library.

Thursday, July 27

The Locust Library will hold a Nature Story Time program at 10 a.m. for children of all ages.

Bouncing Babies Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library. The 20 minute program features stories, songs and rhymes for babies birth through 24 months.

To submit local family events, email natalie@weeklypostnc.com.

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