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Thursday, October 12

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.



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

Every Thursday in October, the Stanly County History Center will host a 45 minute ghost walk in downtown Albemarle led by veteran storytellers. Two of the Thursdays will be family friendly ghost walks. For more information or to register, call 704-986-3777.

Friday, October 13

Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakboro Library. The theme for this week’s program is “Fall Leaves are Dancing Down.”

The Charlotte Hornets will play a preseason home game at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The Hornets will take on the Dallas Mavericks at 6 p.m. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule and ticket information.

Hockey season opens at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte as the Charlotte Checkers take on Bridgeport at 7:15 p.m.

Matthews Playhouse will present the play, Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, October 13-22. Show dates and times are: Fridays October 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays October 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit matthewsplayhouse.com.

Saturday, October 14

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Bridgeport at 6 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Discounted tickets for kids ages 12 and under can be purchased for $5.50 each. The first 1,500 kids will receive a free jersey.

Monday, October 16

Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Locust Library. Call or visit the library to register.

Wednesday, October 18

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

Thursday, October 19

Every Thursday in October, the Stanly County History Center will host a 45 minute ghost walk in downtown Albemarle led by veteran storytellers. Two of the Thursdays will be family friendly ghost walks. For more information or to register, call 704-986-3777.

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

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