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Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2012

Community calendar

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Feb. 8

The Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island Encore:

The lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on The Tempest, an other-worldly island. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Feb. 9

Autism, Asperger's Support Meeting:

Support meetings for families, caregivers, professionals, and anyone affected by Autism, Asperger's, or PDD-NOS. Meetings are held 6:30 -8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concordwww.AutismCabarrus.com

"To Kill A Mockingbird":

Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out; will it change any of the racial tension in the town?

Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book, To Kill A Mockingbird, of 196.0 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11,17,18, 24, 25. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 19. $15 / $12 / $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Black History Month lecture

Cabarrus County Public Library will present "A Look at African American History in Cabarrus County," a lecture by the Rev. Harold Robinson. Robinson is the author of "A History of African Americans in Cabarrus County." Free and open to the public. 5:30 p.m. Details: 704-920-2054.

Feb. 10

Lucky in Love:

Lucky In Love - a Valentine event to raise funds for Cabarrus CARES/Kitty City - a non-profit group educating the public and rescuing animals. Enjoy hors d'oevres, music, wine bar and both silent and live auctions. 6 p.m. $25 per person. 704-795-5219. www.kittycityconcord.org. Historic Hotel Concord, 14 Union St. North, Concord.

"To Kill A Mockingbird":

8 p.m. $15 / $12 / $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Feb. 11

The Metropolitan Opera:

Star-crossed lovers are doomed by fate. 12 p.m. Feb. 11. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Nature Walk

Enjoy a guided nature walk through the trails at Camp TN Spencer Park. Walk begins at 10 a.m. Meet the park granger at Helms Hall. Registration is not required. Camp TN Spencer Park, 3135 Foxford Drive, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us.

Valentines Venture

Search the park with a GPS for pieces and parts to complete a craft to give to your sweetheart. Meet the ranger at the park office. Registration is required by Feb. 9 at www.cabaruscounty.us/reservepartner. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord.

Feb. 13

Beginning Archery Days:

BOSS Archery is running Beginning Archery days at their 20 lane/20 yard indoor archery range for everyone. Bring your bows, old and new, and experience the fun and fellowship of indoor archery. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365. www.bossproshops.com.

Feb. 14

American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523:

American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523 of Harrisburg meet the second Tuesday of each month. Separate meetings are held at The Carillon Assisted Living Center, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg. Visitors are welcomed. 7 p.m. American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523, 6200 Roberta Rd., Harrisburg.

Feb. 15

College Admissions Professionals Panel Discussion:

Parents of Charlotte-area high school students in grades 9-11 are invited to learn how they can help their child conduct a successful college search that leads to a college choice that fits their child's goals. 7 p.m. Free. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Feb. 16

The National Gallery: Leonardo Live:

7 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Feb. 18

Great Backyard Bird Count

Have an "early bird' breakfast and help count the birds for the national Great Backyard Bird Count. Learn the basics of birding and why the count is important. The event is happening at all three parks in Cabarrus County: North Cabarrus Park, Camp TN Spencer Park and Frank Liske Park. Registration is required by Feb. 16 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. Meet the ranger at the park office.

Carolina Alpaca Celebration

This certified celebration will feature a halter and fleece show, handcrafting spinoff, a cottage fleece competition, fiber arts, performances, educational classes, vendors and a silent auction. Admission is free, $5 parking at the entrance. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cabarrus County Arena & Event Center. CarolinaAlpacaFarms.org.

Feb. 20

Beginning Archery Days:

BOSS Archery is running Beginning Archery days at their 20 lane/20 yard indoor archery range for everyone. Bring your bows, old and new, and experience the fun and fellowship of indoor archery. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365. www.bossproshops.com.

Feb. 21

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary & Shoe Show:

Souper Bowl & Bake Sale. 11 a.m. $10 per ticket. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-7822.

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