Family fun around town

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Friday, September 21

Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakboro Library.

Sea Life Aquarium in Concord will offer Creatures of the Deep Homeschool Week September 17-21. There will be daily activities from 12-4 p.m. and when students complete the Deep Sea Lab worksheet, they will receive a Deep Sea Explorer badge. All students and parents will receive the $7.50+ tax Homeschool Ticket rate with a valid homeschool ID. For more information, visit

Saturday, September 22

The VFW Post 6365 Auxiliary in Locust will host a Family Fun Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Locust Town Center. The public is invited to attend. The event will feature local vendors, food, crafts, music, games and entertainment for all ages. For more information, contact Bev Staples at 704-486-0263.

Discovery Place Science in Charlotte will celebrate science, teamwork and STEM in the second annual Family Science Olympiad event. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to try science challenges such as solving a crime using science clues, exploring prehistoric fossils, predicting weather patterns and unearthing facts about earthquakes and volcanoes. As part of Educator Saturdays, all educators who present their school ID or NCDNPE homeschool certificate will receive free admission to the museum for themselves plus one guest.

Sunday, September 23

Join American Girl® for an afternoon at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte. Attendees will enjoy lunch at the Bistro at the Charlotte American Girl store in SouthPark Mall before driving to Discovery Place Science for a class inspired by Luciana, the Girl of the Year 2018. Girls will participate in experiments and art activities, such as designing a rocket or spaceship. Afterward, enjoy a treat of space ice cream. Transportation is not included. The event will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $45 per person. For more information, call the Charlotte American Girl Store reservations team at 877-247-5223 or visit online at

Monday, September 24

Preschool Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Locust Library.

Wednesday, September 26

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. The program is designed for children ages 3-6. Call 704-986-3777 or email for more information.

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