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The Charlotte Concert Band ends its 50th anniversary season this weekend.
The Charlotte Concert Band ends its 50th anniversary season this weekend. mhames@charlotteobserver.com

Bechtler at Night

Fri 4.15 5-9 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. bechtler.org.

The third Friday of every month, admission is free. Enjoy special tours, scavenger hunts and art-making activities.

Annual Earth Day Celebration

Sat 4.16 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Anne Springs Close Greenway, 288 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill, S.C. ascgreenway.org

This is one of the biggest and best Earth Day celebrations in the region. Enjoy horse rides, canoeing, kayaking, cane-pole fishing, border collie demonstrations, guided nature and history hikes, a kids’ zone, farm animals, geocaching and more. New this year is a Dog Park Open House.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Magic Kite Fly-In

Sat 4.16 Noon. First Ward Park, 301 E. Seventh St. bit.ly/magickite.

The event is a celebration of the strength of families and of Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Magic Kite,” which runs April 22-May 1. Kites and art supplies provided.

Art on the Green

Sat 4.16 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also noon-4 p.m. Sunday). Davidson’s Main Street and Town Green. ci.davidson.nc.us.

Enjoy live music, food and art at this annual event in Davidson. More than 50 artists from the Lake Norman region and beyond will show their work at this juried art festival. Expect to see creations in all types of media: sculpture, watercolor, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and more.

Charlotte Concert Band

Sat 4.16 7 p.m. Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. charlotteconcertband.org.

The Charlotte Concert Band ends its 50th anniversary concert season with a tribute to heroes past and present. It includes “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” (“The Navy Hymn”), a 9/11 memoriam titled “A Hymn for the Lost and the Living” and a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute, “Homage to the Dream.”

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