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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Arts calendar

Community reads: Beginning March 1, the Cabarrus County Public Library’s four branches are hosting events in conjunction with the four-county “Community Reads” program. The program centers on the book “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore.” Included in the program are activities for all ages, including book discussions, art and Lego contests, movies and talks by author Robin Sloan. For information visit 411communityreads.wordpress.com.

Song Writers Circle: 6-8 p.m. March 3, Music N’ More, 706 Church St. N., Concord. Family-friendly and fun for all ages, the Song Writers Circle is an open-mike night for all types of musicians. Enjoy local music and free coffee. For information, email caleb@mnmshop.com or call 704-782-6013.

‘Human Nature’ Exhibition: Through March 13, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Group invitational exhibition featuring works that depict figures and landscapes in a variety of media by 13 artists: Byron Baldwin, Regina Burchett, James Daniel, Carolyn DeMeritt, Holly Fischer, Isabel Forbes, Tim Ford, Harriet Goode, Paul Keysar, Gayle Stott Lowry, Beth Tarkington, Kelly Thiel and Karen Reese Tunnell. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. For information, call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

‘Blackbeard’s Queen Ann’s Revenge’ Exhibition: Through April 5, Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. Pirate Blackbeard’s famed ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, ran aground near Beaufort in 1718. Only in the past few years have these artifacts been raised from the depths of the ocean. They are now traveling the state, on loan from the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge” displays artifacts that represent weaponry, nautical tools and personal items. It offers viewers the opportunity to learn about pirates and about everyday life in colonial times. Students also can enjoy hands-on learning experiences in maritime history, archeology and preservation. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. For information, call Reed Gold Mine at 704-721-4653 or visit www.nchistoricsites.org/reed.

Sundae Art Gallery Exhibition: Thursday and Friday, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Sundae Art Gallery, upstairs, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Show featuring works by 16 local artists including oil, acrylic, photography, pastel, ceramics and sculpture. For information, call 704-651-4683 or visit www.sundaeartgallery.com.

The Guild Gallery and Gift Shop Exhibition: 11 Union St. S., Concord. The Cabarrus Art Guild’s new studio and exhibition space for local artists features works in a variety of media and a gift shop containing pottery, baskets, jewelry, small paintings and stained glass. Visit www.cabarrusartguild.org for information.

Cabarrus Art Guild Exhibition: Brick Wall Gallery, The Depot, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. The Cabarrus Art Guild is displaying artwork by the alphabet in “Pick a Letter .” All works have letter themes, such as “A Is for Amaryllis,” “B Is for Blue Bird” and “Z Is for Zebra.” The exhibition will be up until March. Visit www.cabarrusartguild.org for information.

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