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OWLS-Organization for Wildlife & Land Stewardship:
Join N.C. Wildlife Federation chapter for monthly program about wild things and wild places. 7 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.
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Christian Cheerleading Nationals:
Christian Cheerleaders of America National Championships. 8:30 a.m. March 4-6. Phil Stacey, top 24 in sixth season of "American Idol," to appear March 5. Adults $12; children $6. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cheercca.com.
Reading and Discussion Series on American West Literature:
Reading and discussion series "Exploring the West - Whose West?" Limited number of books available. Everyone welcome for discussion. Registration required. Schedule: March 4: "Angle of Repose," by Wallace Stegner. March 18: "Reservation Blues," by Sherman Alexie. April 1: "Last Refuge," by Jim Robbins. April 15: "On Gold Mountain," by Lisa See. 7 p.m. every other Thursday through April 15. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/Library.
"Half the Sky":
Celebration of International Women's Day. Musical performances; celebrity commentary. 7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.
Old Courthouse Theatre's Cabarrus County Pretenders in "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie":
Concord theater group's children's theater company perform play based on Laura Joffe Numeroff book. 7 p.m. March 5; 2:30 p.m. March 6-7. $5. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
An Evening with Billy D. Washington:
Stand-up comedian also incorporates keyboard playing into his act. Opened all of Aretha Franklin's shows 2003-06 at her request and appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and BET. 8 p.m. $32. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2753. www.cabarrusartscouncil.tix.com.
Northwest Cabarrus Golf Classic:
Northwest Cabarrus High School Booster Club invites golfers to tournament presented by Providence Construction Services. Registration 11 a.m.; play begins noon, Crescent Golf Club, Salisbury. Proceeds support school's athletics. $55 per player or $210 per foursome. Sponsorships available. Reservations: Kevin Bryant, 704-239-6492; www.northwestcabarrusgolf.com.
2010 Best Picture Showcase:
10:30 a.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.
Simon Kidgits Club "Book Blast":
Children of all ages invited to Simon Kidgits Club "Book Blast." Reading activities, giveaways. Lauren Martz, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2010, and Charlotte Bobcats' LadyCats dance team members. Bring new or gently used books to donate to Spencer's Kids Club. 11 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.
Volunteer at Therapeutic Riding Center:
Wings of Eagles Therapeutic Riding Center for special-needs children and adults needs volunteers for spring session. Training session 9 a.m.-noon, Wings of Eagles Ranch, 4800 Faith Trails Road, Concord. Spring session March 23-May 13. Volunteer for any number of hours per week. Horse experience not needed. 704-784-3147. www.wingsofeaglesranch.org.
Auditions for "The Boys Next Door":
Tom Griffin play deals with four intellectually disabled men who live in a group home. Roles available for men and women ages 21-75. Role descriptions online. Performances scheduled April 29-May 9. Directed by Phil Taylor. Auditions 7 p.m. March 8- 9. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
March 10 "70 Years of Batman":
Multimedia presentation observing 70th anniversary of the iconic comic character. Local writer Michael Eury, executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association and author of "The Batcave Companion," to show and discuss development of Batman over the years and his impact on popular culture. 5:30 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
Senior Health and Wellness Day:
Health Expo for older adults, baby boomers, their families/caregivers. Health screenings, information, entertainment. Breakfast and lunch provided. Free. Sponsor/exhibitor opportunities available. Sponsored by Cabarrus County Senior Centers. 8:30 a.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3484. www.cabarruscounty.us/aging.
"The Boondock Saints" 10th Anniversary Event:
Director and stars of ''The Boondock Saints'' celebrate cult classic's 10th anniversary with retrospective and interviews. 7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.
N.C. AAU Wrestling State Championship:
Doors open 7:30 a.m. March 13. Opening ceremonies 8:15 a.m. Tots through juniors begin wrestling 9 a.m. Schoolboys through open division begin at 2:30 p.m. $6; age 5 and younger free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.
Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society event. New equipment dealers; indoor flea market; VE testing, QSL card checking, bingo, forums. 8:30 a.m. March 13; 9 a.m. March 14. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.w4bfb.org.
Winter Tailgate Market:
Local farmers and producers sell fresh seasonal produce, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, free-range eggs. Local artisans and specialty food vendors. 9 a.m. March 13, March 27, April 10. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-425-5559. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.
Habitrot 5K Road Race Fundraiser:
Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County. Registration 7:45 a.m.; race start 9 a.m. Les Myers Park, Lawndale Avenue at Branchview Drive, Concord. Participant drawings for prizes. Sponsorships available. Registration $17 by March 2, $17 after that. Register at Habitat office, 8 Church St. S.E., Concord, or online. www.habitatcabarrus.org. 704-786-4001.