The Greater Greenwood Community Band and The Festival Singers will help kick off Greenwood’s annual Freedom Festival at 7 p.m. Friday with a concert of patriotic music at Surina Park Amphitheater, just south of Main and Meridian streets and behind the fire station. The band will be joined by The Summer Singers in celebrating Independence Day with a similar performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at McAllister Center for the Performing Arts at Garfield Park, 2450 Shelby St. A fireworks show follows the concert.
Fourth of July Parade, Festival in Southport
Southport’s annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival gets under way at 10:30 a.m. Independence Day with the parade stepping off at Southport Elementary, 261 Anniston Drive. The procession will head north on Walnut Street to Southport Park, 6901 Derbyshire Road, where there will be complimentary hot dogs, chips and drinks at noon. There will also be music, games and vendors such as Mrs. Curls and Kona Ice. Info: 786-5489.
Manual’s Class of 1965 Is Planning Reunion
Manual High School’s Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50th reunion April 30, 2015, at Primo Banquet Hall & Conference Center. Alumni are asked to update their addresses and phone numbers by calling Sandy Drexler at 784-3455. Info: www.Manualclass1965.
Computers Can Be Recycled
Unwanted computers will be recycled when dropped off between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at CDM Computers, 7340 E. Washington St., where families can learn environmentally safe ways to dispose of electronics. There will also be treats and entertainment.
‘Young Frankenstein’ Featured in Free Movie Series
Garfield Park’s free outdoor movie series continues at dusk (around 9:15 p.m.) Saturday with Mel Brooks’ classic “Young Frankenstein.” The film will be shown behind the Arts Center, 2450 Shelby St. Moviegoers can bring snacks or purchase them from vendors. Info: 327-7135.
YMCA Launches Synchronized Swimming Program
Baxter YMCA is registering 6- to 17-year-olds for its synchronized swimming program. Participants will use a combination of swim, dance and gymnastic skills to create water performances accompanied by music. Info: Jillian Guthrie 865-6470.