Family fun around town


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Friday, November 17
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.

Holiday on Ice, Charlotte’s only outdoor ice skating rink, will open from 5-10 p.m. Bring your own skates for $10 or admission plus skate rental is $14. The skating rink is located at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza at 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Charlotte.



Saturday, November 18
The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Clippers at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, November 20
Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Locust Library. Call or visit the library to register.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Tuesday, November 21
The Charlotte Checkers will take on Belleville at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Wednesday, November 22
Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Belleville at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Teachers and school staff will receive discounted tickets for Teacher Appreciation Night. The Checkers will also be holding a holiday toy drive. Bring a toy to receive a free Chuck-a-Puck. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Thursday, November 23
Happy Thanksgiving!

The Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. The parade will march north on Tryon Street from Stonewall Street to 9th Street. If you can’t make it to the parade in person, the parade will be broadcast on WBTV at 1 p.m. For more parade info, visit novanthealththanksgivingparade.com.

Saturday, November 25
The annual Locust Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. The parade route will begin at Carolina Presbyterian Church on Renee Ford Road, to Hwy. 24-27, to Ray Kennedy Drive and will end on Market Street in the Town Center.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the San Antonio Spurs at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The first 7,500 fans will receive a Dwight Howard bobblehead. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Providence at 6 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. The Checkers will offer a Family Night discount of $45 (40 percent) on groups of four tickets purchased online. Stick around after the game to take a shot on the ice for Slap Shot Saturday. The Checkers will also be holding a holiday toy drive. Bring a toy to receive a free Chuck-a-Puck. The first 40 people to donate a checkers board game for Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital will also receive an autographed Checkers item. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Sunday, November 26
The Charlotte Checkers will take on Providence at 1 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Bring a stuffed animal to throw on the ice after the Checkers’ first goal. The players will deliver the donated stuffed animals to charity. The game will also feature superhero appearances. Fans will meet and get pictures taken with their favorite superhero characters. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, November 27
Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Locust Library. Call or visit the library to register.

Wednesday, November 29
Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library.

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. children can learn about history through games, stories, crafts and activities during the History Hunters program at the Stanly County Museum. This week’s theme will be apples. Children will learn about apples, how the fruit helped our ancestors and will make apple artwork. Call 704-986-3777 or email msullivan@stanlycountylibrary.org for more information.

Thursday, November 30
The annual Oakboro Christmas Festivities will be held Thursday, November 30. Fun activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and end with a parade at 7 p.m. Children will enjoy antique fire engine rides from 4:30-6:30 p.m. loading on Main Street across from the Memorial Park, train rides from 5-7 p.m. in the former Suntrust parking lot and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a children’s Christmas tree exhibit and free hot chocolate from 5-7 p.m. in the First Baptist Youth Center. The Oakboro Museum will be open from 5-7 p.m. featuring a Unique Family Heirlooms Exhibit. Uwharrie Bank will serve free chili from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m. followed by the Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. For a full schedule of events, visit the Oakboro Regional Museum of History Facebook page.

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