Family fun around town


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Saturday, November 4

On the first Saturday of each month, the Stanly County Museum will offer a free STEM program for children in K-5th grade. This month, children will learn about the history of our favorite Thanksgiving foods, learn about living in colonial times, build and race their own “turkeys” and make corn “dance.” The museum is located at 157 North 2nd Street, Albemarle. To register for the program, call 704-986-3777 or email msullivan@stanlycountylibrary.org.



Sunday, November 5

The Morrow Mountain Old Fashioned Day Festival will be held at Morrow Mountain State Park from 1-5 p.m. Attendees will enjoy gold panning, “old fashioned” children’s games, storytelling, an interactive archeological display, live entertainment, a Civil War re-enactment and arts and crafts such as pottery, flintknapping and wood carving, The event is sponsored by the Friends of Morrow Mountain State Park.

Monday, November 6

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

Wednesday, November 8

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

Thursday, November 9

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, November 11

Stanfield Elementary School will host the 36th annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12 from 12-4:30 p.m. The event will include over 100 vendors, sweet shop, food trucks and raffle baskets.

The Talent Company will present “Honk! Jr.” at Albemarle High School. Attendees will enjoy the story of the ugly duckling performed by young actors. Show dates and times are as follows: November 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. Cost is $5 for general admission seating.

Reed Gold Mine in Midland will offer a guided talking rocks tour at 1 p.m. The tour will discuss the various rocks along the Reed Talking Rocks Trail, which includes 12 stops along Little Meadow Creek, the Stamp Mill and Lower Hill. The event is free.

Monday, November 13

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

Wednesday, November 15

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

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