ConcordScrabble for literacy: The Cabarrus Literacy Council and the Rotary Club-Afton Sunset will host an evening to play Scrabble and raise awareness about literacy in the community at 6 p.m. March 26. Donate $10 to the Cabarrus Literacy Council and have dinner (cost not included in the $10 donation) at Afton Tavern , 355 John Galt Way N.W., Concord. Details: Susan, 704-920-2223. Lupus services expanding: The Lupus Foundation of America’s North Carolina Chapter will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 28 to discuss its expanded lupus support services for Cabarrus County and surrounding areas. The meeting will be at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, 401 Medical Park Drive, Concord. Free. RSVP at http://lupusnc-townhalltour-concord.eventbrite.com/. For information email email@example.com or call 877-849-8271. Republicans to meet: The Cabarrus County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. April 4 at Paramount Catering, 9 Union St. N., above Speakeasy Ale House in Concord. Kurt Naas, spokesman for Widen I-77, a citizens’ group dedicated to widening Interstate 77 with general purpose lanes, will speak on issues surrounding the High Occupancy Toll lanes planned for I-77. Scott Cumbie, chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party, also will speak. Buffet at 6:30 p.m., $10 per person; reservations due March 30. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kannapolis Driver softball, country concert: Drivers from NASCAR and the National Hot Rod Association will face off in a charity softball game at 7 p.m. April 17 at CMC-NorthEast Stadium, home of the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. An autograph session begins at 5 p.m. After the game, country recording artist Darrell Harwood will perform. Tickets are $20 and $15, available at IntimidatorsBaseball.com/nhra. Proceeds will be donated to charities selected by each team.