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"Open Your Heart" Open House:
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Open house at Princeton's Meow, cage-free cat adoption facility operated by Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County. Free food, giveaways, kids' activities, raffles, baked goods, cats and kittens for adoption. 29 Brookwood Ave. N.E., Concord. 704-721-6369. www.cabarrushumanesociety.org.
Art Exhibition: "All in the Approach: Abstract, Allegorical, Analytical":
Works of 17 artists. 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.
K-O Kudzu! N.C. Native Plant Society Charlotte Chapter:
KO Kudzu and Kudzu Kollege founder Newt Hardie to show how one volunteer group took on the kudzu beast without chemicals. 2:30 p.m. McMillan Greenhouse classroom, Craver and Mary Alexander roads. UNCCharlotte Botanical Gardens, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. Free. 704-687-2870. www.ncwildflower.org.
Carolina Alpaca Celebration:
Suri and Huacaya alpacas in competition from across the Southeast and elsewhere. Classes, demonstrations. Vendors offer pottery, jewelry, gifts, alpaca products. 8 a.m. Free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.carolinaalpacafarms.org.
Speedway job fair:
Charlotte Motor Speedway, 2-7 p.m., Time Warner Media Center, main track infield. Opportunities for seasonal hospitality and security workers, ushers, ticket scanners, campground attendants. No full- or part-time work. Bring résume, driver's license, social security card. 704-454-4718.
Frontiers in Nutrition Lecture Series:
Sponsored by UNC Nutrition Research Institute. Learn about future of nutrition and health as scientists share their research. Free and public. Seating limited; registration required. Register online. 7 p.m. North Carolina Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis. 704-250-5008. www.uncnri.org.
Hike for Your Health:
Hike through park's nature preserve. Must be able to walk 2-3 miles. Wear comfortable shoes; bring water. 5 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.
Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings:
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. Free. No appointment needed. Details: 800-713-3301.
South Piedmont Conference Basketball Tournament:
Boys and girls semifinals. 5:15 p.m. Feb. 17-18. $6. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.
Buffalo Creek String Band:
Jackie Burgess, Scott Dixon, Annie Griffey and Joy Moser play fiddle tunes, ballads, hillbilly blues. Part of "Jeff Whittington Presents..." concert series. 7:30 p.m. Davis Theatre, Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $10; all seats reserved. For tickets call 704-920-2753 weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Nunsense":
Musical depicts fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. 8 p.m. Feb. 18-20, 27-28; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28. Adults $15; senior adults and students with ID $12; ages 12 and younger $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Tour Latta home and hear sweetheart stories from the past. Tours every hour. Free with regular site admission. 1 p.m. $6. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
"The Last of The Red Hot Lovers":
Comedy of mid-life woes and failed seductions. 2:30 p.m. $15. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. www.warehousepac.com.
Kids Out Fun Day:
Lunch provided. 8 a.m. $20 for Huntersville residents; $35 for others. David B. Waymer Center, 14200 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Gentle yoga for beginners and others. 6 p.m. Mondays through March 15. $52 Huntersville residents; $62 others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Panel discussion, "Interdisciplinary Responses to Margaret Atwood's 'The Year of the Flood.'" Led by Annie Ingram, Davidson's Thomson Professor of Environmental Studies. 7:30 p.m. Free. Lilly Family Gallery, Davidson College, 320 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2254.
Chamber Music Recital:
Contralto Diane Thornton, cellist Alan Black, pianist Ruskin Cooper give free, public concert of classical chamber music. Works by Brahms and Vaughan Williams, plus "Crossing Rivers IV," composed by music professor Jennifer Stasack with text by English professor Alan Michael Parker. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2848. www.davidson.edu.
"Guilty Until Pardoned: The Griffin Brothers and South Carolina's First Posthumous Capital Murder Pardon," by American legal history specialist Paul Finkelman. 7:30 p.m. Free. Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2074.
"A Historical Look at Selma":
Black History Month program presented by K.C. Caldwell and Dr. Gloria Rembert. 12:15 p.m. Free; open to public. Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad St., Statesville. 704-878-4321. www.mitchellcc.edu.
Homeschool Program: "Calling All Birds":
Learn songs and calls birds use to communicate; how to identify a bird without seeing it. 9:30 a.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.