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53. Marvel at new life at Renfrow's Hardware.

The old-timey Renfrow Hardware has been a part of the Main Street landscape for 107 years. Opened by gold mining engineer Jefferson "Captain" Renfrow, the store is now known for its extensive organic gardening supplies. In the winter time, owner David Blackley (a family friend of the Renfrows who took ownership in 1984) fires up the iron pot-bellied stove and roasts local peanuts for a soul-warming snack. In the springtime, Renfrow's is the place to be for an annual dose of cute: The store receives an influx of baby chicks for sale. Homesteaders and onlookers alike can stop in for a peep. 188 N. Trade St. 704-847-4088.

54. Ring in local food at the Matthews Community Farmers' Market.

Every Saturday, the market bell rings at 8 a.m. to signify the start of this hyperlocal "growers only" market. Chefs, local citizens and locavores flood the popular market to score produce grown within 50 miles of the square. Don't miss the incredible lineup of chefs who bring mad skills to market to demo the endless possibilities for farmers market groceries and your plate.

55. Pay homage to the gods of craft beer at the Carolina Beer Temple.

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Fullwood Theatre @ Matthews Community Center
Fri., July 12, 7:30-10 p.m., Sat., July 13, 2-10 p.m., Sun., July 14, 2-4:30 p.m., Fri., July 19, 7:30-10 p.m., Sat., July 20, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m., Sun., July 21, 2-4:30 p.m., Fri., July 26, 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 27, 2-10 p.m. and Sun., July 28, 2-4:30 p.m.

Coach Conroy's All-Sports Camp

Chestnut Square Park
Mon., July 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tue., July 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Wed., July 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thu., July 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Visual Arts summer camps

McDowell Arts Center
Mon., June 10, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., June 17, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., June 24, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., July 8, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., July 15, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., July 22, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., July 29, 12:30-4 p.m., Mon., Aug. 12, 12:30-4 p.m. and Mon., Aug. 19, 12:30-4 p.m.

Mac's Speed Shop - Kids Eat Free

Mac's Speed Shop

Clogging Classes

Indian Trail United Methodist Church - Rec Hall
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Coach Conroy's INDOOR All Sports Camp

Crews Recreation Center
Mon., July 29, 4 p.m., Tue., July 30, 1-4 p.m., Wed., July 31, 1-4 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 1, 1-4 p.m.

Open Mic with Lisa De Novo

Temple Mojo Growler Shop
First Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m.

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