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Art Exhibition "All in the Approach: Abstract, Allegorical, Analytical":
Artists Raed Al-Rawi, Susan Brenner, Alex Clark, Chris Craft, Courtney Dodd, Clark Hawgood, Chris Horney, Jennifer Kincaid, Kenn Kotara, Libby and Jim Mijanovich, Alison Overton, Mary-Ann Prack, Tom Stanley, Billie Ruth Sudduth and Tim Turner use a variety of media in one or more of these approaches. On display through March 11, The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and second Saturday of each month. 704-920-2787. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
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Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings:
Free cholesterol and diabetes screenings offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. No appointment necessary. Details: Cholestcheck, 800-713-3301.
Bookworks: Art by Janet Williams:
Features the work of Janet Williams, assistant professor of ceramics at UNCCharlotte. Bookworks uses connections between ceramics and "the book" to explore ideas of memory, heritage and loss. The books are porcelain-coated and kiln-fired, leaving text impressions and coloration in the clay and sometimes carbonized residues. 10 a.m. weekdays through Feb. 8. Free. UNCC Rowe Arts Galleries, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-0208. www.art.uncc.edu.
Jackson Training School: A Centennial Celebration:
Special exhibit to examine the local juvenile rehabilitation center. Items on display include crafts made by JTS schoolboys, print-making materials from school's former print shop, founder portraits and photos. Group tours available by appointment. 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 30. Free. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org.
Jeff Whittington Presents:
Singer/songwriter David Domingo plays a blend of acoustic, pop and new wave covers and original tunes. Singers/instrumentalists Mike and Gaynell Lambert perform vocals with piano, guitar, autoharp, Native American flute and other instruments. 7:30 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $10. Buy tickets in person or by telephone 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Davis Theatre box office, 704-920-2753, or online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Health Care Event:
Sean Keyser of Novant Health to deliver keynote address; health care service providers to be available. 5 p.m. $25 for ACHE members; $45 for others. Speedway Club, Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-358-3777.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, 401 Medical Park Drive, Concord; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Rowan Cabarrus Community College, South Campus, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Kannapolis. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Where did all the animals go? Find out the many different ways animals adapt to frigid winter weather. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Kannapolis Wesleyan Church, 314 W. 12th St., Kannapolis; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Boger United Church of Christ, 7313 Gold Hill Road, Concord. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
SAT Tutorials at Concord Public Library:
Dr. Ravi Prakash leads small study group for analytical portions of SAT exam. Particpants must have completed algebra and geometry courses. Class size limited. Advance registration required. Must attend all sessions. 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 9 (except no class Feb. 16). Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
The Metropolitan Opera: "Der Rosenkavalier" Encore:
6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.
6th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show:
Show to feature ideas and expertise for the home and outdoors. Includes seminars, trends in decorating, cooking and pottery demonstrations, landscaping displays, pet adoptions, wine tastings, celebrity guests. 2 p.m. Jan. 29; 10 a.m. Jan. 30; 11 a.m. Jan. 31. $7; ages 16 and younger free. Military and senior discounts available online. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976; 877-663-6186. www.cabarrusarena.com; www.showtechnology.com.
John Brown Quintet Concert:
Award-winning jazz quintet specializes in music from bebop and hardbop eras of jazz; interprets some of the best-known classics in the Great American Songbook; introduces its original music. 8 p.m. $34. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2753. www.cabarrusartscouncil.tix.com.
Free presentation on some nature nonsense uncovers the truth behind the stories. Advance registration required. 1:30 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.
Free event to create crafts with garbage and recyclables. Advance registration required. 3:30 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.
Celebrate Groundhog Day; see if he'll see his shadow. Crafts, games, stories, "groundhog" snack. $3 per child. Two sessions for different age groups: Ages 3-5, 9:30-11 a.m.; ages 6-8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.