Hickory – Hickory Parks and Recreation invites the entire community to come rock the block and stop the stigma of mental health issues at the inaugural Ridgeview Summer Jam. This free community event will take place on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Samuel William Davis, Sr. Multipurpose Field, located across from Brown Penn Recreation Center.

Enjoy live music and entertainment, games, activities, bounce house, and food, all for free! Attendees can take advantage of a youth and family resource fair with over 40 vendors and an exclusive mental health panel.

Do you sing in a choir, or have a special talent to share? Please sign up by Friday, July 5, to participate in the “Talent Show” or “Lifted Voices” performance by contacting Regina Mason at (919) 335-3267. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Brown Penn Recreation Center is located at 735 3rd Street SW in Hickory. For more information about this event, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Andrea Nixon at (828) 324-8007.