Cabarrus County Concord
Raleigh photographer Alison Overton will give a free talk about her work at 7 p.m. Thursday in The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord.
Overton's work centers on architectural landscape with a sense of history. Her talk is co-sponsored by Cabarrus Art Guild. Details: 704-920-2787. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
The Cabarrus Antique Designer Showcase - formerly known as the Greater Charlotte Antique Collectibles Show - is Friday-Sunday at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord.
Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. Parking is free. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The arena is at 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. Details: 704-920-3976; www.CabarrusArena.com; www.CharlotteAntiqueShow.com.
Cabarrus County Parks and Recreation will have two park programs Saturday:
Nature Walk: Guided walk through trails at North Cabarrus Park. Free. 10 a.m., 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603; www.cabarruscounty.us.
"Sounds of Nature:" Kids can recreate activities that children on the frontier found, creating instruments to mimic sounds and folk tunes . Materials provided. The cost is $5. Meet at 11 a.m. in the lower level of the barn, Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2700. Parents with middle-school-aged children are invited to a free "Successful College Planning" session Thursday offering advice on preparing middle school children for college and beyond.
The session is at 7 p.m. at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Details: 704-721-7199; www.cannonschool.org.