Family fun around town

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Thursday, May 11

During the month of May, Monkey Joe’s in Matthews will offer several promotions. May Mondays will be $5 admission. May “Toddler Tuesdays” will be $5 admission for children ages four and under. May Wednesdays will be half price admission. May Thursdays will be Pay Your Age day. For more info, visit,

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.

Friday, May 12

The Oakboro Library will hold a special Mother’s Day story time program for preschoolers at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 13

The City of Locust will host a free movie night in the backyard of city hall. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch Finding Dory on a large inflatable movie screen. The movie will begin at sundown with pre-movie activities beforehand. The movie night is sponsored by Jason Martin, DDS.

Sunday, May 14

Happy Mother’s Day!

Monday, May 15

Preschool Story Time and Activities will be held at the Locust Library at 10:30 a.m. The fun includes stories, games and crafts for children age two to five. Call or visit the library to register. The program follows the Stanly County Schools calendar and does not meet when school is out.

Wednesday, May 17

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

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