Free music, kids activities, movies downtown this summer

Published 9:41 am Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mocksville is gearing up for a busy summer with downtown activities, at Junker’s Mill and the new Main Street Park.

It starts Saturday, when the “Summer Beach Days” concert will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill. Tess and the Black and Blues open the show at 6, followed by Silk Groove and it’s 10-piece band at 8.

The concert is free, but patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food items for A Storehouse for Jesus, spsonsored by the Mocksville Rotary Club. There will be food, drinks, beer and wine for sale. Bring a chair for seating.

Movies will be shown at Main Street Park starting at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, June 22 with “Sing,” a 108-minute PG rated movie. Other movies will include “A Dog’s Purpose” on Friday, July 20, and “Black Panther” on Friday, Aug. 17. The movies are sponsored by the town and the Davie County Public Library. Bring a chair or blanket for seating, and food if you desire. A parent or guardian is required to stay with their children during the movies.

There is no admission fee.

Free concerts on the Square kick off Friday, June 28 from 7-10 p.m. with Pound Cake; and continue on Saturdays, July 14 with music from Tess and the Black & Blues; July 28 with Mel Jones & His Bag O’ Bones; Aug. 11 with 60 Watt Combo; and Aug. 25 with Brad Ratledge & The Happy Ones.

Three children’s events have also been planned for the Main Street Park.

On Friday, July 20 from noon-1:30 p.m., a progressive storybook will be held. Follow the book “The Bear Ate My Sandwich” through Main Street, followed by cold refreshments. The library and town are sponsoring this event.

On Thursday, July 26 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., there will be a Kids Art Crawl for $5. Children will visit five stations featuring clay, string, squirt gun abstract penants, artificial stained glass and painting. Bring a lunch, cold refreshments will be provided. Bruce White of Wild Mountain Design and the Davie Arts Council will be the host.

On Thursday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “Games On” will feature board games, hop scotch, cornhole, Hula Hoop pass, wheelbarrow race and more.