Cheap and free stuff for kids, shoppers and art lovers!
Summer Tent Tales: Storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin shares creative stories on Wednesday at South County Regional Library and on Thursday at University City Regional Library. Both events begin at 7PM.
Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic: On Saturday at 10AM kids can build toy wooden pirate ships.
REI's annual summer clearance sale is on Friday, June 26 at all REI stores and www.rei.com. If you're planning to go camping this summer, this is a good time to outfit yourself or upgrade your equipment.
Goodwill Store Grand Opening: The new Goodwill store at 5511 Poplar Tent Road in Concord is opening Saturday morning. The ribbon-cutting will be at 8:45AM, followed by giveaways, a moonbounce for the kids, and entertainment. The first 250 people to purchase something get a free Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone.
Downtown Concord Art Walk: On Friday from 6PM to 9PM, stroll downtown Concord and enjoy the visual art, which will be at various locations, as well as the shops and refreshments.
Open Studio Saturday: Visit the McColl Center for Visual Art and see the artists at work.
Jody Mace is a Cheap and Free contributor on WCNC.com. To read more of Jody's blog posts, check out her web site Charlotte on the Cheap.