Family fun around town

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Saturday, April 22

Reed Gold Mine in Midland will host a 40th anniversary event to celebrate the 1977 opening of the historic site. The event will feature living history demonstrations, hands-on mining activities and mining related vendors. Visitors can pan for gold, try a cradle rocker and take a guided underground tour. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Panning cost is $3.21.


Monday, April 24

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, April 26

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


Thursday, April 27

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.

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