Family campfire at Latta
Fri 8.28 6-9 p.m. Friday. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. bit.ly/lattacampfire
Bring your chairs or blankets, sit around the campfire, roast marshmallows and enjoy a late summer evening. There will be field games to play, stories to listen to and songs to sing. Registration is not required.
Plaza Midwood Library’s 20th Anniversary
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Sat 8.29 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1623 Central Avenue. cmlib.org
Celebrate all day with Plaza Midwood Library with free programs and refreshments. The Plaza Family Band will perform kid-friendly tunes at 11:30 a.m. The library will close as usual at 5 p.m. but will reopen at 5:45 for the second live musical performance, this one for adults, by The Mike Strauss Band.
Sat 8.29 1-3 p.m. Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive. shopnorthlake.com/events/back-school-block-party
Aimed at teens, this event focuses on anti-bullying. Teens who take a pledge against bullying will have a chance to win four concert tickets. iHeartRadio DJ Boomer will play the latest hits. Other fun: food from Northlake restaurants, Coke samples, Charlotte Hornets Honeybees, mini-makeovers by Clinique, a performance by Carolina Renaissance Festival and a selfie station. Donations of school supplies will go to Classroom Central.
‘The Hand That Feeds’
Thur 9.3 5:30 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East Seventh Street. museumofthenewsouth.org
Watch “The Hand That Feeds,” a documentary about undocumented immigrant workers in a café in New York’s Upper East Side who fought in 2012 for a living wage. The film won awards in multiple film festivals. Following the film there will be a discussion on immigrant workers and the fight to raise the minimum wage. You’ll find a link to register on the website.
Sat 8.29 Thurs 9.3 7 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. usnwc.org/category/riverjam
There’s no place quite like the Whitewater Center to take in an evening concert. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and listen to the tunes as the rafters fight the rapids and the zip-liners soar overhead. On Saturday, Asheville’s Appalachian folk/bluegrass band, Tellico, will perform and on Thursday, Charlotte’s own Sinners & Saints will take the stage.