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Holiday weekend

Next weekend you'll find plenty of July Fourth fun for free.

On July 1, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will give a free performance at Pineville's Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, 7 p.m., as part of the town's Rockin'N'Reelin' summer movie and concert series.

For information, call Pineville Park and Recreation Department at 704-889-2400.

On July 3, Mint Hill will wrap up June Tunes concert series with a free patriotic performance by the Queen City Brass Band. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Mint Hill Town Hall, 7151 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. For more information, call 704-545-9726.


Second Saturday: Families can pack a lunch and spend time at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site on July 9 during the second installment of "2nd Saturdays." This free event is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For a complete schedule of events, go to

For information call 919-807-7389 or 704-889-7145.


Sculptors needed: The town is accepting applications from sculptors who would like to participate in the new public art project.

Art will be selected by Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Committee. Sculptures will be placed in five locations around town and be changed out every six months.

The sculptures must be able to rest on a base, be "touchable" by the public. For information or an application, visit

Tournament: For the fifth year in a row, local law enforcement officers, along with numerous other supporters, will compete in a two-day softball tournament to benefit the families of police Officers Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark.

Shelton and Clark were killed in the line of duty March 31, 2007.

The tournament will be at Idlewild Road Park, 10512 Idlewild Road. Play starts at 8 a.m. July 2. For information, contact Detective Darryl Seegars, 704-847-4069 or 704-241-8343.