Freedom Coming, Freedom For All
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer
Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: In observance of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 1865 passage of the 13th Amendment, visitors can see an exhibit of informational panels outlining the struggle of enslaved people in North Carolina and the nation. Exhibit is in conjunction with the replica Lincoln Funeral Train and Leviathan locomotive tour stop. Tickets $14 children, $20 adults; Leviathan train rides $20 children, $25 adults. Tickets ordered at www.nctrans.org or 704-636-2889, Ext. 224.
Family Creative Bash
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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road
Sunday, 2-5 p.m.: Q4KIDZ, a free service that sends parents a daily creative question to stimulate interesting conversations and promote bonding, will help engage kids in activities at this event while connecting Charlotte parents who value creativity and imagination. Free event, but space is limited. RSVP at q4kidz.ticketleap.com.
Summer Recital Series
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 110 S. Main St., Mt. Holly
Sunday, 7 p.m.: Organists John Apple and Karen Jacob present a varied program on the pipe organ. Concert is free, but donations support the Stigall Scholarships, which provide organ lessons to qualified high school students. www.charlotteago.org.
The Monday Night All-Stars
Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Monday, 10 p.m.: Every Monday, band members offer their take on cover songs. Tickets $5, www.doubledoorinn.com.
Free Museum Wednesday
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.; Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road.
Wednesday, 5-9 p.m.: Enjoy free admission at both Mint Museum locations.