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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Community calendar

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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.

Reading and discussion series:

This season's theme is "Picturing America: Places in the Heart." It will look at the ways human experience is shaped and defined by place. among the titles that discussed are "Empire Falls," "A River Runs Through It," and "Gilead." Books will be provided. To register, call Kris at 704-920-2053. 9 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Ancestry 102 Class:

Participants will learn tips on using the Ancestry Library database to do genealogical research. Spaces are limited and registration and a Cabarrus County Public Library card are required; please call the Local History Room at 704-920-2061 to register. 5:30 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

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.

Reading and discussion series:

This season's theme is "Picturing America: Places in the Heart." It will look at the ways human experience is shaped and defined by place. among the titles that discussed are "Empire Falls," "A River Runs Through It," and "Gilead." Books will be provided. To register, call Kris at 704-920-2053. 9 a.m. various dates through Feb. 23. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Cabarrus Newcomers and Friends Monthly Meeting:

Cabarrus A business meeting and speaker will followed by a luncheon. For details, call Jane Visconti at 704-455-1366. 10 a.m. Texas Land & Cattle, 7779 Lyles Lane N.W., Concord. 704-510-0021. www.texaslandandcattle.com.

Facebook & Computer Security Class:

A class on Social Networking and Security will be offered on Thursday, February 16 at 5pm in the Meeting Room of the Concord Library. IT consultant Nick Reale will talk about the basics of Facebook and how to use it safely and securely. No registration is required but space is limited. For more information, call 704.920.2054. 5 p.m. Feb. 16. Free. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library

Feb. 17

"To Kill A Mockingbird":

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s, defends a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book "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. 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.

2012 Best Picture Showcase:

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

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

Concord Teen book club

The Concord Teen Book Club will meet in the Teen Area of the library. The group will discuss "Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater. Registration is requested. 5:30 p.m. For details, or to register, call 704-920-2053. Concord branch library, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

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. foresthillumc.org.

Feb. 23

Reading and discussion series

The Let's Talk About it Reading & Discussion Series on "Picturing America: Places in the Heart" will meet at the Concord Library. The group will discuss "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo. Registration required. To register, call 704-920-2050. Concord Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

Resume building class

The Concord library will offer a class on the Cypress Resume program, an online resume-builder that create professional-quality and attention grabbing resumes by entering formatted information. Participants must have a library card. Spaces are limited and registration is required. TO register, call 704-920-2054. Concord Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

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