"Countergirls" at Old Courthouse Theatre:
Comedy by Michael Russell, set at a small-town Southern lunch counter in 1990. Free. 4 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
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Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast:
Speaker: Judge Milton Frederick "Toby" Fitch Jr. 7 a.m. Free. Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St. 704-873-1011, ext. 392. www.ci.statesville.nc.us.
Martin Luther King Celebration - Make a Difference Day:
Volunteers help nonprofit organizations. 9:45 a.m. Priority House, 117 McElwee St., Statesville. 704-873-1011, ext 392.
American Red Cross blood drive:
2:30-7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 69 Church St. N., Concord. 800-448-3543. www.RedCrossBlood.org.
New Art Exhibition:
"All in the Approach: Abstract, Allegorical, Analytical." Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and second Saturday of each month through March 11. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Organ at Davisdon - Jacqueline Yost:
Free, public concert by lecturer in music theory at UNCCharlotte. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. Public reception afterward.
"Career Development That Works!" workshop:
Workshop for job seekers. Free. Optional $5 manual. 6:30 p.m. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. Jan. 19. Register in advance. 704-467-6044. www.L3learningacademy.com.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Open House:
For prospective students. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Applications due March 1 to ensure consideration for fall 2010 semester. Application forms: www.cabarruscollege.edu. 704-403-1556.
Escher Trio Amsterdam concert:
7:30 p.m. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St. $20; $15 senior adults; $5 ages 18 and younger. 704-894-2848. www.davidson.edu.
American Red Cross Blood Drive:
1 p.m. Wal-Mart, 1116 Crossroads Drive, Statesville.
Concert in "Jeff Whittington Presents" Series:
Singer/songwriter David Domingo, singers/instrumentalists Mike and Gaynell Lambert. 7:30 p.m. Davis Theatre, second floor, Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $10. 704-920-2753 www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge:
12-week class. 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through April 1. Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. $35. Register at www.lakenormanwlc.com; or by phone, 704-896-7750.
Bedtime Stories Under the Stars:
Ages 4-9. Registration required. Free. 6:30 p.m. Kannapolis branch library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
Home Buyers Seminar:
Expert panel guides you through home buying process. Free. 6:30 p.m. Mitchell Community College Continuing Education, 701 W. Front St., Statesville. Register in advance: www.IredellHomeBuyersSeminar.com. 800-922-3948.
Selling Your Home Seminar:
Free. Local experts guide you through home selling process. 6:30 p.m. Mitchell Community College Continuing Education, 701 W. Front St., Statesville. Register in advance: www.Iredellhomeeducationseminars.com. 800-922-3948.
Public Forum on Jobs and the Economy in Lincoln County:
East Lincoln Betterment Association. 7 p.m. Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. 704-489-0011. www.elbanc.org.
Children's Theater in Davidson:
"Annavel and the Funny Little Man: A Rumpelstiltskin Tale." $7. Performed by The Connie Company. 4:30, 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 p.m. next Sunday. Cunningham Theatre Center, Davidson College, 310 N. Main St. 704-892-7918.
American Red Cross blood drive:
12:30-5 p.m., Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. Details: 800-448-3543; www.RedCrossBlood.org.