United Way fundraisers: The city of Concord’s employee-led campaign to benefit the United Way of Central Carolinas will include two events open to the community.
A Pancake Breakfast will be held 6-9:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Brown Operations Center, 850 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. in Concord. Each $5 plate includes two pancakes and a sausage patty. Dine-in and to-go options are available. For more information, contact Rita Ellison at 704-920-5265.
The fourth annual United Way Kickball Tournament returns Nov. 14-15 at WW Flowe Park. Registration is $110 per team and is available through Nov. 6. All teams will be co-ed and open to ages 16 and older. To register, visit www.concordparksandrec.org or visit the Academy Recreation Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Details: www.concordparksandrec.org or 704-920-5618.
Last year, the city of Concord’s United Way campaign raised more than $26,000 for local agencies.
Fall art show: The Cabarrus Arts Guild will present its Annual Fall Judged Art Show with a reception 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Guild Gallery and Gift Shop at 11 Union St. in Concord. The art will be displayed until January in the Street Level Gallery.
Featured artwork includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual art, photography, digitally altered photography and fiber art. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, along with four honorable mention awards.
For more information, visit www.cabarrusartguild.org or 704-795-1901.
Youth painting: Local children are invited to participate in Youth Painting 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 21 at Village Park.
Cost is $25 per person. For information, contact the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department at 704-920-4343, email email@example.com or visit www.kannapolisnc.gov.
Church barbecue: The Youth Ministry at St. Stephens Wesleyan Church at Georgeville, 7601 Brusharbor Road in Concord, will hold its Annual Barbecue Sale 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
Dine-in and take-out is available. Plates include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips, bread, dessert and a drink for $8 adults, $6 children. Sandwiches only are $4 and barbecue by the pound is $9. Homemade baked goods will be for sale.
For information, call 704-782-6677 before the sale or 704-723-1143 the day of the sale.
Library events: The Concord Library at 27 Union St. will offer several events in November.
▪ The DIBS Book Discussion will talk about “Bluebeard’s Egg: Stories by Margaret Atwood,” at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Meeting Room. Details: 704-920-2053.
▪ A Teen Writing Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 10 in the Meeting Room. Bring in your NaNoWriMo project or start one with the group’s plot generator. Details: 704-920-2054.
▪ Start Your Own Virtual Family Tree will be offered at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Meeting Room. Participants will learn to create, edit and share family trees via the Internet. Details: 704-920-2061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Children are invited to attend “So You Think You Could Be a Brave Viking?” story time at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Children’s Program Room. Kids will read “How to Be a Viking” by Cressida Cowell, listen to other Viking stories and make their own Viking cuff. Details: 704-920-2058.
▪ Drop-in Tech Time will be offered 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 in the Meeting Room. Learn to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop and get answers to specific questions. Details: 704-920-2054.
▪ An “Alice in Wonderland” celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Auditorium with activities, crafts and a tea party. Details: 704-920-2058.
▪ Learn to Homebrew Day will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 in the Auditorium. Learn to brew craft beer with the Cabarrus Homebrewers Society. Details: 704-920-2054.
▪ “Solve the Mystery with DNA” will be presented at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Auditorium. Katherine Benbow will discuss the three types of DNA tests used in genealogy and will demonstrate how DNA testing can help adoptees find their biological families. A question-and-answer session will follow. Details: 704-920-2061, email@example.com.
▪ The “What Happened? Historical Book Discussion” will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Meeting Room. This month’s discussion will focus on “The Concise History of The Crusades” by Thomas Madden about the meaning of the medieval religious wars and their contemporary relevance. Registration is required by calling 704-920-2054.
▪ Cabarrus County SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) will hold a Medicare Open Enrollment and Information Program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Auditorium. The program will offer free, objective information about Medicare and other plans, counseling appointments for Medicare beneficiaries and medication reviews by Cannon Pharmacists. Appointments are required by calling 704-920-1400 (option 7, then option 2).
▪ Kids ages 7-12 are invited to attend Creators of Cool – Native American Pouch Necklaces at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Children’s Program Room. Learn about Native American culture and design a pouch necklace to hold your treasures. Details: 704-920-2058.
▪ The Otaku Club will discuss Japanese anime and manga at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Auditorium. Watch your favorite anime and learn about Japanese culture, history and mythology. Details: 704-920-2055.
▪ Preschool Story Time will discuss “The Pigeon Takes Over!” at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 in the Children’s Program Room. Kids can enjoy story time, activities and a fun craft. Details: 704-920-2058.
▪ “I Survived!” for ages 5-12 will explore “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” by Lauren Tarshis at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Children’s Program Room. Children will learn about shipwrecks and the Titanic and test their ocean survival skills. Details: 704-920-2058.
▪ Teen Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Meeting Room. Teens can make their voices heard in the community, develop leadership skills and make new friends. Details: 704-920-2055.
▪ Movies at the Library will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Auditorium to view “Inside Out,” a 2015 animated film about a young girl’s emotions including joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness. Details: 704-920-2054.
▪ Crafting for a Cause will meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Meeting Room. Teens will make holiday cards for library patrons who are unable to leave their homes and who rely on monthly deliveries by library staff. Details: 704-920-2055.
Black and white photography exhibit: The Cabarrus Art Guild will display a Black and White Photography Exhibit through November in its Street Level Gallery, 11 Union St. in Concord.
Photographs are black and white, with a maximum of 10 percent color, and were taken by Art Guild members.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, visit www.cabarrusartguild.org or call 704-795-1901.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley