Join the city of North Branch for Concerts in the Park: a Hometown Celebration, in North Branch Central Park 6:45 p.m. Aug. 1. Enjoy story time; the first 50 families to come will receive their own copy of the book being read. This week the reader will be Jessica Keeney with Lakes Regions EMS sharing “Splat the Cat Sings Flat.” Following at 7 p.m., “13 Billion Pennies” take the stage. Join Tanner, Josh and Eli as they play a mix of alternative rock, as well as several of their own compositions. Enjoy an exciting performance from these talented young adults. It’s a smoke and alcohol free, family-friendly event, so bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a friend or neighbor to enjoy the evening’s entertainment. The North Branch Area Lioness will provide concessions.