Half Price Books welcomes local poets to open mike night Friday at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, there are parades in Lakewood and Little Forest Hills. The Hillside Independence Day Breakfast and Parade starts at 9 a.m. (an hour before Lakewood’s) at 6463 Lange Circle, and will feature coffee from White Rock Coffee.

The Lakewood Country Club has a fireworks show this year, as usual, on Sunday, July 4.

The city’s fireworks show was almost canceled and then changed to Monday, July 5 at Fair Park.

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