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National Donut Day

Fri Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme

National Donut Day is always the first Friday in June. Celebrate by getting free doughnuts. At participating Dunkin’ Donuts, get a free doughnuts when you purchase a beverage. Participating Krispy Kreme locations are giving away one free doughnut, of any variety, with no purchase required.

Rock History

There Was a Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina

Thurs 6 p.m. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. 704-568-1774. charlottemuseum.org.

Charlotte author and prolific photographer Daniel Coston is celebrating the second edition of his book with co-author Jake Berger. Coston will talk about Charlotte’s role in the music of this influential era, playing records and showing never-before-seen photos. Then Berger and The Mannish Boys will play a short set.

Nature

Explore the Outdoors

Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Energy Explorium, McGuire Nuclear Station, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. 980-875-5600. duke-energy.com/visitor-centers/energyexplorium.asp.

Learn about the outdoors at this fun festival. Activities include cornhole, races, dodgeball, a casting contest and tug-of-war. Inside the center, watch movies about moths and butterflies, water safety and bicycle safety.

Dance

Silent Disco

Fri 8 p.m. Rooftop 210, EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. rooftop210.com.

Rooftop 210 is hosting a different kind of dance party: The music will be picked up by specially designed wireless headphones, rather than being broadcast through the air. Kyle Biddy and Boy Beats World will be the DJs for the event.

Cooking

Super Duper Lil Chefs

Sat 11 a.m. Concord Mills Food Court, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. simon.com.

Restaurants in the mall are joining together to offer kids food-focused fun, ranging from cooking demonstrations to etiquette lessons. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank. Members of Kidgit Club, which costs $5 a year, will receive a free pizza plate and pizza cutter, while supplies last.

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