Friday June 14th
Juneteenth Festival (Bessemer City)
Bessemer City will have its inaugural Juneteenth Festival beginning at 5 PM Friday at Centennial Park. Live entertainment, history lessons, food trucks, games & more are a part of this event.
Food Truck Friday (Mt. Holly)
Enjoy a variety of food trucks and the music of the Legacy of Motown Friday evening 6-10 in downtown Mt. Holly.
Denver Movie Night
A free movie, drinks & popcorn. Grab your lawn chair and head to Rescue Squad Park on Galway Lane for Denver Movie Night starting at dusk Friday night.
Hard Hat Happy Hour (Hickory)
Moon Pie is the band for this week's Hard Hat Happy Hour in the large lower parking lot beside Olde Hickory Station in downtown Hickory. The show begins at 6:30.
Summer Concert (Gastonia)
Natucket is the band for this Friday night's Summer Concert at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Gastonia. Their performance begins at 7 PM.
Josh Hudson @ Crafted Southern Speakeasy
Josh Hudson plays his blend of country music Friday evening beginning at 8 PM at Crafted Southern Speakeasy on E. Main St. in Lincolnton.
Taco Mobile at Untapped Territory
The Taco Mobile food truck will be at Untapped Territory on E. Water St. in Lincolnton beginning at 5 PM Friday.
Charlotte Symphony Concert
The Charlotte Symphony will offer a FREE concert with classical, pops, and patriotic favorites this Friday evening at the McGuire Nuclear Station on Highway 73. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8:15.
Briarhoppers 85th Birthday Concert (Charlotte)
The Legendary Briarhoppers, that folk and bluegrass band that has survived many changes in members while keeping alive a tradition, will hold their 85th Birthday Concert at Charlotte's Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. in Charlotte, Friday June 14th 7:30 - 9:30 PM.
Saturday June 15th
Adult Summer Learning (Hickory)
The excitement for summer learning has expanded to include adults June 15th – August 24th. “A Universe of Stories” encourages adults to experience the joy of learning and reading with astronomical influences. Adult summer readers have the opportunity to win prizes. Visit the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block, or Ridgeview Library, 706 1st Street SW, and pick up a bingo form to complete. All participants will receive a small prize when they turn in a completed bingo form and be entered in a drawing for several prizes the week of August 26th.
Suah African Dance Theatre (Hickory)
The Suah African Dance Theatre will perform music & dancing from West African culture Saturday June 15th in the Drendel Auditorium at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in Hickory. The event is free and open to the public.
Fly-In & Open House (Shelby)
The Shelby-Cleveland County Airport will have a Fly-In & Open House saturday 10 - 2.
Hot Dog & Ice Cream Fundraiser
The Denver Fire Dept. will have a Hot Dog & Ice Cream Fundraiser Saturday 11 - 2 at the main fire station on Highway 16-business in Denver.
Juneteenth Celebration (Belmont)
The 2019 Juneteenth Celebration happens Saturday 2 - 9:30 at Stowe Park in downtown Belmont. Arts & crafts, music, food and more...
Music in the Park
The Denver/LKN Rotary Club brings another free show to Rescue Squad Park on Galway Lane Saturday evening beginning at 6 PM. Maple & Pine is the group for this month's performance.
Breeze Cable @ Crafted
Crafted Southern Speakeasy will feature music by Breeze Cable Saturday evening beginning at 8 PM.
Cameron Matthews @ Untapped Territory
Untapped Territory will present Cameron Matthews Saturday evening 7:30 - 11:30.
Monday June 17th
Email Basics (Hickory)
The Patrick Beaver Memorial Library at 375 3rd Street NE in Hickory will offer one-on-one sessions for those interested in learning the basics of using email 1 - 4 PM Monday June 17th. Topics to be covered include setting up a web-based email account, sending and receiving emails and attaching files to email messages. To set up an appointment or for more information, call 828-304-0500, Ext. 7235.
Tuesday June 18th
The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will hold two dementia-related workshops at Carillon Assisted Living, 440 Salem Church Road--one in June and the other in July.
“10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” will be the program Tuesday June 18th 6:30-8:00 PM. Those attending will learn how to recognize the common signs of the disease, how to approach someone about memory concerns and the importance of early detection.
“Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be presented Tuesday July 16th 6:30-8:00 PM. Attendees will learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; available research and treatments; and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Both sessions are free and open to the public. These programs will be of particular valuable to caregivers supporting an individual with a possible or confirmed dementia diagnosis. Registration is strongly suggested. For more information, call 800-272-3900.
Saturday June 22nd
Summer Concert (Bessemer City)
Bessemer City's Summer Concert series continues at Centennial Park with Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot plus a classic car show.
Wednesday June 26th
Living Healthy With Diabetes (Lowell)
The Gaston County Cooperative Extension office will sponsor a six-session program Wednesday mornings 9:30 until noon at the Lowell Community Center, 501 W. First St. in Lowell. The sessions begin June 26th and continue through August 7th. To pre-register, call 704-824-0099 no later than June 19th. The program is free and is recommended for anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes.
Food Preservation Classes
Join Lincoln County Cooperative Extension for a series on various methods of preserving food. Each session will have a hands-on demonstration.
Water-bath Canning: Strawberry Jam -- 6/26/19 --10 am - 1:00 pm
Fermentation: Sauerkraut -- 7/3/19 -- 10 am - 1:00 pm
Pressure Canning: Green Beans -- 7/10/19 -- 10 am - 1:00 pm
Dehydration: 7/17/19 -- 10 am - 1:00 pm
All the classes will be held in the kitchen on the first floor of the Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. You must pre-register. Cost is $5 per class or $20 for all four classes. For more information, call Zach Troutman at 704-736-8461.
Similar programs are being held at the Lucille Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St. in Gastonia. For more information about those sessions including the schedule, call Linda Minges at the Gaston County Cooperative Extension office at 704-922-2127.
Thursday June 27th
Alive After Five
Lincolnton's second 2019 Alive After Five Concert will feature Too Much Sylvia (others this year include Jim Quick & Coastline July 25th, the Entertainers August 29th, and the Band of Oz September 12th).
Shelby will present its monthly Shelby Alive! Concert with the Java Band (R&B and Motown) playing at the park in downtown Shelby.
Saturday June 29th
DABA Fireworks & Music Festival
DABA (Denver Area Business Association) will present its annual Fireworks & Music Festival at East Lincoln High School 4 - 10 PM featuring Parmalee, Jeff Bates and Kelby Costner--plus the area's biggest fireworks show.
Thursday July 4th
Independence Day Holiday
Independence Day parades will be held at Crouse, Westport, Maiden and Lincolnton; there'll be a big Fireworks Show at Lincolnton High School Stadium. Other fireworks shows are planned in Dallas, Kings Mountain and other area towns as well as some other events (more details in later articles).
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