Bakersville potter Gay Smith will discuss her wood-fired porcelain artworks in a free gallery talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord, in the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse. 704-920-2787;
The John Brown Quintet will give a jazz concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Tickets are $34. 704-920-2753;
The EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station invites students to submit nature-themed artwork by April 16 as part of its monthlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Details: www.duke-energy.com/ energyexplorium .
Lake Norman Senior Fun & Fitness Day will have 12 fitness stations, blood pressure checks, a healthy lunch and a fitness walk, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20 at Jetton Park. Register at 704-892-4041.
The Project for Innovation, Energy & Sustainability will host free seminars April 21 on making commercial buildings more energy-efficient. The seminars will be at 9 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. at The Business Center @ South Main Square, 442 S. Main St. To register call 704-896-0094 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help raise money for five local charities at the black-tie Great Gatsby Wine Event, 7 p.m. April 17 at Hilton Garden Inn. $75 per ticket. Contact Linda Valentine D. Trolio at 732-690-3830 or
email@example.com. Local Rotary clubs, the Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Garden Inn and Le Reve La Fete host the event, which also has a Mooresville Artist Guild art auction.
A free forum for candidates in the May primaries will be at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Unity Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 8210 Unity Church Road. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for a barbecue dinner. The East Lincoln Betterment Association and Denver Area Business Association are sponsors.
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