Family fun around town


Friday, November 2

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

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Providence at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Purchase online to receive a Dia de los Muertos shirt and ticket for $25. Also, bring in four or more canned food items for the Loaves and Fishes canned food drive to receive a free ticket to the Sunday, November 25 game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Saturday, November 3

The Stanly County History Center will offer a free STEM program at 10 a.m. for K-5th grade students. Registration is required. Call 704-986-3777 to register.



EpicFest will be held at ImaginOn in Charlotte from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EpicFest is a free literary festival that connects families with authors, illustrators and books. The Family Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring appearances by award-winning authors and illustrators, group art, early learning stations, gaming, family snacks, music mixing with a DJ, book giveaways, signings and a musical performance by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. A YA author panel for teens and fans of young adult literature will be held from 4-6:30 p.m.  For more information including a schedule of events, visit www.cmlibrary.org/epicfest2018.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers 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 Providence at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Today is Slap Shot Saturday. Stick around after the game to take a shot on the ice. Members of the military can purchase discounted tickets (call 704-342-4423) for Military Appreciation Night and the team will wear special military warm-up jerseys that will be available for auction near the end of the season. Also, bring in four or more canned food items for the Loaves and Fishes canned food drive to receive a free ticket to the Sunday, November 25 game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, November 5

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

Tuesday, November 6

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

Wednesday, November 7

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 History Center. The program is designed for children ages 3-6. Call 704-986-3777 or email msullivan@stanlycountylibrary.org for more information.

Thursday, November 8

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.