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Get out your dancing shoes: It’s National Dance Day

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.


National Dance Day

Sat 1-4 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 North Tryon St.

Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” created National Dance Day to promote health and self-esteem. At Charlotte’s celebration, hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts, participants will learn two dance routines.


NoDa Roxx

Sat Noon-8 p.m. Cullman Avenue Park, 3100 Cullman Ave.

NoDa Roxx is a new festival from NoDaRioty, the arts committee of NoDa. The festival features family activities, live music, vendors, food and beer. Bands include Juicebox, Butter, Bums Lie, STAMPER and Asleep in the Weeds. Participate in an obstacle course, hula-hoop contest, musical chairs, tug-of-war, volleyball and other games. There will also be water gun fights, caricatures and a live art project.

Food Trucks

Rural Hill Food Truck Rally

Fri 5:30-9:30 p.m. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

Historic Rural Hill is hosting a Food Truck Rally. Admission is free, but bring cash for food and hayrides. Enjoy live music by The Moonshine Racers, a Kid’s Zone, corn hole, hiking, local merchants and living history experiences.


Comedy Improv Workshop

Wed 11 a.m. West Boulevard library branch, 2157 West Blvd. 704-416-7400

Paul Marks, from Over the Counter Improv, will teach comedy improvisation to kids ages 5-11. Participants will gain confidence with public speaking, learn to think quickly, cooperate and listen to others. Space is limited, and you must register online:


National Chicken Wing Day

Mon Quaker Steak & Lube, 7731 Gateway Lane NW, Concord. 704-979-5823

Quaker Steak & Lube is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day by giving every customer who donates a nonperishable food item six free chicken wings. The donations, which will go to Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry, can be dropped off any time through Monday. Customers will receive a voucher for the six wings, which can be redeemed on Monday.

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