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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

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Cabarrus County

Schools budget hearing: The Cabarrus County Board of Education will have a work session and budget public hearing at 6 p.m. March 3 in the board room at the Education Center, 4401 Old Airport Road, Concord. The agenda is online at www.boarddocs.com/nc/cabcs/Board.nsf/public.


Concord

Audition for ‘Tintypes:’ Auditions for the musical will be 7-9 p.m. March 9-10 at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. The growing pains of a pre-World War I America are told in the words and music of the day. Music by George M. Cohan, John Philip Sousa, Joseph E. Howard, Scott Joplin, and Victor Herbert, among others. Ensemble cast of three women and two men. For detailed character descriptions, visit the audition page at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. May 1-3, 9-10 and 16-17 and 2:30 p.m. May 4, 11 and 18. 704-788-2405.

Women’s rights: A historical book discussion of “Seneca Falls & the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement,” by Sally G. McMillen, will be 6 p.m. March 10 in the meeting room of the Concord library, 27 Union St. N. Registration is requested; call 704-920-2054.

Community Read event: Based on the events of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” go on a mystery hunt and tour with the Concord Parks and Recreation Department March 11. Using today’s technology (geocaching, letterboxing and other navigational tools), participants will uncover hidden messages of treasures of years past. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from The Village at First Assembly, 280 Concord Parkway S., and return by 4:30 p.m. Cost is $13 plus the price of a meal. 704-920-5600.

Practice your English: Practice speaking English with the Cabarrus Literacy Council’s Conversation Group at 10 a.m. March 12 in the meeting room of the Concord library, 27 Union St. N. Questions? Call 704-920-2223.

Family fun music matinee: The Davis Theatre’s first family matinee will feature a Grammy-nominated musical duo March 15. Trout Fishing in America (whose program has nothing to do with fishing) will perform at 3 p.m. in the theater in the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The duo plays children’s and family music, including “My Hair Had a Party Last Night,” “Hello, My Chicken Thinks He’s a Dog” and “When I Was a Dinosaur.” Tickets are $12 for ages 12 and younger and $14 for adults. Tickets are available at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in person or by phone at 704-920-2753.


Kannapolis

Community read event: As part of the 411 Community Read of Robin Sloan’s “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” a Minecraft session for ages 13-17 is set for 3 p.m. March 12 at the Kannapolis Library, 811 Mountain St. Drop in to build computer models with Minecraft. It’s open to the public. Details: 704-920-2053.


Harrisburg

Explore blogging: As part of the 411 Community Read of Robin Sloan’s “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” everyone is invited to explore blogging at 5 p.m. March 10 at the Harrisburg Library, 201 Sims Parkway. Learn how to share anything and create a blog using Blogger and other blog-building sites. Details: 704-920-2081.

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