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July’s five essential dates. 1 Start your Independence Day celebrations early with the Charlotte Symphony’s “Celebrating America” concert, part of the annual Summer Pops series, featuring popular patriotic songs. The performance ends with a bang, as fireworks go off after dark. Cost is $16 for adults, $5 for ages 13 to 18, and free for children ages 12 and under.…

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This month’s five essential dates. 9 Fight like a girl with the Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure comedy night at McGlohon Theater. Comedians, including Bobby Collins, will be performing all evening, and food and drink will be provided. Tickets are $65 and VIP packages are available. www.komencharlotte.org/laugh. 10-19 Bring your little ones and your imagination for a magical…

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February’s five essential dates.   4 Help fight heart disease by joining Novant Health and TIAA for the 59th Annual Greater Charlotte Heart Ball. There will be entertainment, auctions, and fine dining at the black-tie affair. The event takes place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. 500 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, www.charlottencheartball.org.   8 Enjoy a night of art…