Family fun around town

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Thursday, September 21

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.

Friday, September 22

Head out to Oakboro from 5-9:30 p.m. for some free family fun during the Oakboro Cruise-In. The event is held the fourth Friday of each month, weather permitting. For more information, visit the Oakboro Cruise-In Facebook page.

Saturday, September 23

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 25

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

Tuesday, September 26

The Stanly County Fair will be held Tuesday, September 26 through Saturday, September 30. The fair features children’s activities, competitions, entertainment, music, rides, vendors, agricultural exhibits, food and attractions. Gates are open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 27

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 how town centers and roadways were designed. For more information, call 704-986-3777 or email

Thursday, September 28

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.

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