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Spring is here: Charlotte Knights to have baseball fan day, Alive After Five begins again in uptown Charlotte

By Jody Mace
Jody Mace
Jody Mace is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a dog, Shaggy.

Baseball

Knights Fest

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr, Fort Mill. 704-357-8071. charlotteknights.com

The Charlotte Knights’ annual festival will include National Anthem auditions, fan batting practice in the team’s batting cages, behind-the-scenes guided tours of the stadium and a media softball game. Kids can enjoy inflatable games and the Knights Carousel. The 2013 season is the last one in which the Knights will play at Knights Stadium.

Games

First Annual Tabletop Game Celebration

6-9 p.m. Saturday. The Last Word, 230 East W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-966-9673. thelastwordcharlotte.com

Bring the whole family to celebrate traditional and non-traditional games. The Last Word will supply the games and instruction on how to play them. Try out a game you’ve always heard about, but never had a chance to try.

Hula

Family Fun Day

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Carolina Place, 11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville. carolinaplace.com/events

Carolina Place offers Family Fun Days for preschool-age kids and their parents on certain Tuesdays at its Center Court. This Tuesday, Hula Hoop artist Cara Zara will entertain. In addition, kids can try crafts from Small Hands, Big Art.

Music

Alive After Five

5-10 p.m. Thursday. Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 South Tryon St. aliveafterfives.com

Charlotte’s Alive After Five kicks off this Thursday with the Voltage Brothers. The weekly after work concert series will be at Wells Fargo every Thursday through April 25, and then moves to the EpiCentre.

History

LATIBAH Collard Green Museum program

11 a.m. Tuesday. Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 Sugar Creek Road West. meckdec.org/about/upcoming-events

LATIBAH (Life and Times in Black American History) Collard Green Museum is the brainchild of its director T’Afo Feimster, who will speak about the rebirth of this museum. The museum was once located in NoDa but was lost in a flood in 2011. Fortunately nearly all of the exhibits were rescued and a new location on Tuckaseegee Road should be open soon. The museum’s exhibits include a powerful representation of the middle passage, a sharecropper’s cabin with many of its accoutrements and items from the civil rights struggle.

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