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With most weekend daddy-daughter dances and events sold out, families can still find worthwhile events to bond at this weekend.

Sports fans interested in taking a short road trip will find plenty to do in nearby Charlotte this weekend. An NBA All-Star at Epicentre kicks things off Friday through Sunday at Epicentre in Charlotte. This free fan event features NBA players and talent appearances, virtual reality demonstrations, art and memorabilia experiences and more. Fans must pre-register at nbaevents.com for access. An NBA All-Star Celebrity Game follows at 7 p.m. Friday at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte while an NBA Mountain Dew Ice Rising Stars games is at 9 p.m. Friday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Saturday’s events include an JR. NBA at Charlotte Convention Center, which includes various youth basketball events, including a National Skills Challenge, 3v3 tournament and Her Time to Play panel session. For tickets and details, visit nbaevents.com. For tickets and details, visit nbaevents.com.

“Seussical Jr.” will be presented this weekend by The Spartanburg Youth Theatre, with shows at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 each for ages 18 and younger. For tickets, visit chapmanculturalcenter.org.

“Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!,” a free Lollipops Concert presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, will be performed at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Simpsonville Branch Library. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

Saturday Safari: Below Your Feet for ages 4 – 6 is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.

“Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” a South Carolina Children’s Theatre 2ND Stage Production, is at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at The Kroc Center. Meet Lilly, “Queen of the World” and lover of everything. She loves cheese snacks, her bff’s Wilson and Chester and especially her brand new purse that plays music whenever it’s opened. It gets her in a little trouble. However, she learns that making mistakes is all part of growing up. This play is best for ages 4 and older. For tickets and details, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.

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A free book discussion of “Brown Girl Dreaming” is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Center. The book is the winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Newbery Honor, and it recounts author Jacqueline Woodson’s childhood in the 1960s and 70s. In vivid poetry, Woodson describes her experience growing up in both South Carolina and New York, with remnants of Jim Crow and a growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. The author will not make an appearance, but participants can explore the story, characters, and themes in honor of Black History Month. For details and tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.

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