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Thursday, September 14

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.

Saturday, September 16

The City of Locust will host their summer concert finale at 6 p.m. in the backyard of city hall. The free outdoor concert will feature The Fantastic Shakers. Vendors will include Rocky River Vineyards, Stovalls Dawg Hut, Lil Orbits Donuts, J & M Icecream and Scentsy, Erica Summers. There will also be a free kid zone with an inflatable slide and face painting sponsored by Locust Pediatric Dentistry. The concert will be followed by a fireworks show around 9 p.m.

On Saturdays in September, Discovery Place will offer free admission to educators and one guest. Free admission is available at any of the Discovery Place museums including Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham. To receive free admission, educators must present a valid school ID or NCDNPE homeschool certificate.

Monday, September 18

Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:15 a.m. at the Locust Library. Call or visit the library to register.

Sea Life Aquarium in Concord will host Homeschool Week September 18-22. Homeschoolers can purchase tickets for a discounted rate of $7.50 per person. The aquarium will also offer learning activities from 12-4:30 p.m. for a variety of ages. Families must present proof of homeschooling to receive the discounted price at admissions. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, September 20

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

A children’s history program will be held at 11 a.m. at the Stanly County Museum. This week, children will learn about the history of Native Americans in North Carolina. For more information, call 704-986-3777 or email

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