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This may be the biggest week of free vents yet for the Charlotte area. So far it s an even 100 free events taking place Monday, June 9th, through Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Some highlights are the the Juneteenth Celebration, the kickoff events for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library s Summer Reading Program, Charlotte Folk Society s monthly concert, the last week of Charlotte Shakespeare Festival, and Gaston County Museum s Blues Out Back.Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event. And please share with friends!

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Monday

7:30am: Tai Chi at Romare Bearden Park

5:00pm: Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm: Free Yoga at The Pizza Peel on Central

6:30pm: Crown Station Pub: Trivia and Karaoke

7:30pm: Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm: Live music at Amelie s

Tuesday

6:00am: Boot Camp fitness class at Romare Bearden Park

12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park: Caution! Blind Driver

4:00pm: Schiele Museum admission

5:30pm: Zumba at Romare Bearden Park

6:00pm: Sounds at Six music series at Westin Hotel: Matt Stratford

8:00pm:Trivia night at Petra s, with prizes

10:00pm: Tuesday Night Mic Fights at Crown Station Pub

Wednesday

8:30am: Child car seat check at Matthews Police Station

1:00pm: Class for kids on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to garden

2:00pm: Mad Science at North County Regional Library

2:00pm: African drumming at South County Regional Library

2:00pm: Summer reading kickoff event at Mint Hill Library

2:45pm: Summer reading kickoff at North County Regional Library

3:00pm: Summer reading kickoff event at Morrison Library

5:00pm: Mint Museums free admission

5:00pm: Wine on Wednesdays at Mint Museum Uptown music by Sai the Violinist

5:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Skunk Daze

5:30pm: Live music at Romare Bearden Park: Too Much Sylvia

7:00pm: Workshop at Guitar Center: Dialing in your Amp

7:00pm: Singer/songwriter open mic at Sam Ash Music. Perform and get a $10 gift card

8:30pm: Outdoor movie at Kenton Place in Cornelius: Here Comes the Boom

8:30pm: Comedy Showdown at Crown Station Pub

9:00pm: Bluegrass music at Puckett s Farm Equipment: Dixie Moon

10:00pm: Residency at Snug Harbor: Melt w/ Tyler Brown, Wunderbeast

Thursday

6:00am: Boot Camp fitness class at Romare Bearden Park

8:30am: Free loaves of La Brea bread at North Tryon & 5th Street

10:00am:17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration of the Carolinas

10:30am:Drop-in day camp at Gaston County Museum

11:30am: Lunchtime Music Series in Kannapolis: Sound Barrier

12:15pm: Tai Chi at Romare Bearden Park

2:00pm: Summer reading kickoff event at University City Library

2:00pm: Workshop at Reedy Creek Nature Center: Modern Survival Skills Keeping Yourself Alive

5:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Michael Hammond

5:00pm: Alive After Five concerts at EpiCentre: Breakfast Club and the Chris Sanchez Band

5:30pm: Zumba at Romare Bearden Park

6:00pm: Book celebration for There Was a Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte and NC at Charlotte Museum of History

6:00pm: Thursdays on Main in Kannapolis: Live music by Coconut Groove Band

6:30pm: Open swim at U.S. National Whitewater Center

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jon Caneda

7:00pm: Whitewater River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Earphunk

7:30pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love s Labor s Lost

8:00pm: Live music at Summit Coffee: The Vel-Crows

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Slam Duncan and friends

Friday

10:00am: 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration of the Carolinas

10:00am: Summer reading kickoff event outside Davidson Library, featuring kids rock band Lunch Money

10:30am: Summer reading kickoff event at Sugar Creek Library

10:45am:Professor Whizzpop at Sugar Creek Library

11:15am:Free loaves of La Brea bread at North Davidson & 36th Street

12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park: John Franklin

2:00pm: Summer reading kickoff event with Professor Whizzpop at Myers Park Library

5:00pm: Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Queen City Dub

6:00pm: Free martinis and film screening at UNC Charlotte Center City

6:00pm: Can A de Arte Latino art and culture event at Mint Museum Uptown

6:30pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Ghost Town Revelry

6:30pm: Blues Out Back at Gaston County Museum: Jon Shain

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jason Marcum

7:00pm: Live music in Birkdale Village: Tim Cook Band

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Franklin Street Band

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: DJ Chuck (Fun Fest Event)

7:30pm: Charlotte Folk Society concert and gathering: Members Showcase

8:00pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love s Labor s Lost

8:45pm: Movies in the Park in Kannspolis: Catching Fire

Saturday

9:00am: Free pickles at Atherton Market

10:00am: 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration of the Carolinas

10:00am: Guitar Center workshop: Recording for Pro Tools

10:00am: Lowes Build and Grow Clinic for Kids: Toothless

10:15am: Guitar Center: group guitar lesson

10:30am: Paws To Read at Mint Hill Library

11:00am: Drum Circle at Guitar Center

11:00am: Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning: Father s Day Pencil Holder

11:00am: Action Reaction with Discovery Place at Hickory Grove Library

11:15am: Free loaves of La Brea bread at Central and Pecan Avenues

5:00pm: Charlotte Symphony Pops concert at Romare Bearden Park, plus Star Trek movie

6:00pm: Downtown Davidson Art Crawl

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Arsena

7:00pm: Live music at Birkdale Village: The Low Counts

7:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Kate and Corey

7:00pm: Whitewater River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: TBA

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Chris Sanchez Band

7:00pm:Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Franklin Street Band and Kristi Ormand

8:00pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love s Labor s Lost

8:00pm: Live music at Summit Coffee: Davidson Local

Sunday

Free mini-golf for dads at Adventure Landing

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people

10:00am: 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration of the Carolinas

1:00pm: Dads get into Ray s Splash Planet for free

2:30pm: Reedy Creek Eco Race

3:00pm: Play pickleball for free

4:00pm: Live music at Birkdale Village: Dukes & Smith

5:00pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: workshop

5:00pm:Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

6:00pm: Karaoke at Snug Harbor

6:30pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love s Labor s Lost

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