Mount PleasantLove a parade? Mount Pleasant native Austin Porter, 15, will perform June 29 at the Mount Pleasant Independence Day celebration. Austin is striving to become a pop artist and is working on his first CD. Watch his music video for “Don’t Stop Da Music” at http:// bit.ly/100e51f or learn more at www. raterbug.com/users/austinporter. For details on the three-day event, visit http:// bit.ly/15g9qqH. Highlights include the Miss Mount Pleasant Pageant at 6 p.m. June 27 and Shag Night at 6 p.m. June 28. The June 29 celebration will include a parade, a football game between the semi-professional Carolina Eagles and Carolina Patriots, a car show, live music and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Cabarrus County Volunteer on the Fourth: Want to do something patriotic this Independence Day? A Rose of Thanks – a local nonprofit that sends personalized greeting cards to U.S. troops overseas – needs one or two people to help run and take down a booth 4-11:30 p.m. during the Harrisburg 4th of July Festival on July 4. Details: 704-754-2943.
Concord Hot dog, a festival: July is National Hot Dog Month, and Roberta United Methodist Church will celebrate 51 years of selling hot dogs. Its second annual Cabarrus Hot Dog Festival will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13 at the church, 3925 Cochran Road. Visitors are asked to donate gently used clothing or money. A dog water-and-snack station will be provided by Cabarrus Animal Rescue. Pets must be on leashes. Details: 704-574-3977. Lukas Johnson