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Kannapolis to host events for science festival

Kannapolis is hosting a number of events during the statewide North Carolina Science Festival, which highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Here are events coming up in Kannapolis:
• Today, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — State of the Studies, N.C. Research Campus Core Lab — An open house about the value of clinical studies and research with information on studies recruiting participants. There will be displays and interactive activities.
• Wednesday, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. — Rookie Science, Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St. Experiments using air and some things found around the house, including a hover craft that actually hovers, and a balloon race car that will be raced. Registration is required and sign up is limited to 20 participants. Call the Kannapolis Library at 704-920-1180 for registration and more information.
• Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — STEM in the City, Gem Theatre Special Events Room, 111 W. First St., City Public Works Department explains how it keeps the “guts” of the city — the storm water system and other infrastructure — monitored and running. Pre-register by calling 704-920-4343.
• Thursday, 4:30 p.m. — Go Local with Your Library Downtown, Farmers Market, 120 West Ave. Kannapolis Library employees will be at the Farmers Market to explain where local food comes from.
• Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Zucchini 500 Vegetable Race, Stewart Haas Racing, 6001 Haas Way. Build your own pinewood derby-style race car made entirely out of vegetables.
• April 24, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — STEM in the City, Gem Theatre Special Events Room. The police department will explain topics like crime scene technology, accident reconstruction, and patrol car technology. Pre-register by calling 704-920-4343.
• April 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — STEM in the City, Gem Theatre Special Events Room. The fire department will talk about basic fire science, calculations and consideration in public safety and how citizens can apply this at home. Pre-register by calling 704-920-4343.
• April 28, 2 p.m. — Nutribrain Sing-a-Long with Roger Day, University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute, 500 Laureate Way. A free concert featuring Roger Day and his new album “Why Does Gray Matter?”

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