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By Jody Mace
Jody Mace
Jody Mace is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a dog, Shaggy.


Chocolate Festival

Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 West Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-8877.

Kids can decorate and eat cupcakes for free, and there’s a free bounce house. Free chocolate coffee will be available. Chocolate baked goods, fried candy bars, Nutella crepes, fruit kabobs and pretzels to dip in a chocolate fountain, PW’s Gourmet Ice Cream’s Death by Chocolate sundae, and chocolate chili will be for sale. Take goodies home, or stay and enjoy live music.


Concord Art Walk

Fri 6-9 p.m. Downtown Concord. 704-920-2787.

Art galleries in downtown Concord will stay open late on Friday for live entertainment while you check out the art. At 9 p.m., two documentaries, “Firewall of Sound” and “The Projection Room,” will be shown at Davis Theatre in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse, 65 Union St. South. The screenings are part of Modern Film Fest.


Davidson College Jazz Ensemble

Fri 7:30 p.m. Tyler-Tallman Hall in Sloan Music Center, Davidson College.

This free event is the ensemble’s first concert back home after a winter tour of the Southeast. Davidson’s jazz guitar instructor, Dustin Hofsess, will join the group.


Disappearing Frogs Project

Fri Various times. Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road.

Through a multimedia art installation, The Disappearing Frogs Project examines threats to frog populations. This exhibit will be at Charlotte Art League from Feb. 1-25. At 3:45 p.m. Saturday, there will be a puppet show, “Green Heaven,” for kids. At 5 p.m., biologist Monica Pearson will speak.


‘It Happened One Year’

Sat 2 p.m. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is offering a free film series called “It Happened One Year.” The featured films were all made in 1934. The next in the series, “Tarzan and His Mate,” will be presented by Sam Shapiro. The event is intended for teens and adults.

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