Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." E-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.
Free Diabetes Screening:
Offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (no appointment necessary). Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. www.cholestcheck.com.
Susan Werner concert:
Folk songwriter and performer includes elements of folk, jazz, pop and wit. Classically trained; alternates between playing guitar and piano. Has produced nine CDs. 8 p.m. $30. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.tix.com.
Spring Author Event:
Featuring Erica Eisdorfer, a Washington Post Top 10 Historical Fiction 2009 writer for "Wet Nurse's Tale 4 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Concord Friends of the Library. Concord main library, 27 Union St. North, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
"Beauty and the Beast" Musical:
Theater and choral departments at Jay M. Robinson High School present musical 7 p.m. May 6-8, auditorium. Admission $5 for adults and students, free for ages 5 and younger. Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord.
Art Exhibition: "A Time and Place":
Group show of 19 artists. Free gallery talk 7 p.m. May 13 by painter Stanford of Kannapolis. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and second Saturday of each month through May 20. The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Women's Empowerment Event and Business Expo:
All-day regional event hosted by Greater Charlotte Region Chapter of eWomenNetwork. Theme: "Spring into Smart Success." 8 a.m. $85 for members; $95 for others through May 2; after that, $105 for all. Registration includes VIP "Women Rock" preliminary event 6-8 p.m. May 5. Speedway Club, Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. www.eWomenNetwork.com.
Deadline for EDC Stakeholder Summit:
Reservation deadline for summit on theme "Sustainable Cabarrus." 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon with food grown or manufactured in Cabarrus County. $10. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N. Carolina 49, Concord. email@example.com.
"The Boys Next Door":
Earnest but burned-out social worker supervises four men with intellectual disabilities or mental illness. 8 p.m. May 7-8; 2:30 p.m. May 9. Adults $15; senior adults and students $12; ages 12 and under $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. . www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Arts Festival to Fight Homelessness:
Presented by Cooperative Christian Ministry and A.L. Brown High School. 5-8 p.m. Free. Donations requested; proceeds go toward fight against homelessness in Cabarrus and southern Rowan counties. Stay for concert by the Bowling Family 8-10 p.m. Cannon Village, West Avenue, Kannapolis.
Used Home School Curriculum Sale:
Wide variety of curriculum items, learning tools for all ages and approaches. Middle shelters between pond and park office. No fee for sellers. 9 a.m. For information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date May 14. Free. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. www.enrichnc.org. 704-920-2701.
Charlotte Pet Expo, Cabarrus Arena:
Trainers, groomers, rescues, shelters, vets, clinics, pet stores, retailers, societies to educate, demonstrate and perform for pet lovers. Demonstrations, special guests, agility trials, adoptions, pet fashion show. 10 a.m. Free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. www.charlottepetexpo.com.
STAR 5K Road Race and Fun Run:
Proceeds go to Haiti relief. $25 for 5K; $15 for Fun Run. Register on site on event day. Hosted by C.C. Griffin and Hickory Ridge middle schools and Central Cabarrus and Hickory Ridge high schools. 7:30 a.m. Sign up at the event at 7:30 a.m. C.C. Griffin Middle School, 7650 Griffin Gate Drive S.W., Concord.
Choral Academy Spring Concert:
Fourth annual event features three children's choirs made up of about 45 area youth ages 7-19. 11 a.m. Free. Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord. 704-786-7447.
Community Band Spring Concert and Dinner:
50-member Piedmont Prime Time Community Band to perform "Music Americana" Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. Music from America's history with special guest singer Kevin Harris. Dinner buffet 6 p.m. by Bistro Catering. Concert 7 p.m. Must buy or reserve tickets in advance; call 704-467-3039. Tickets $15 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger; or $5 for all for concert without dinner.
A Ride From the Heart:
Motorcycle poker run to benefit family of Gracie Ruth O'Neal, who was born with a heart defect. Starts and ends at Pat Rogers Harley Davidson, 10049 Weddington Road Ext., Concord. Food, music, prizes. Registration 8:30 a.m.; riders out 9:30-10 a.m.; all riders in 12:30 p.m. Donations $20 per rider, $10 per passenger. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil War Program:
Tim Auten, author of "The Battle of Wyse Fork: North Carolina's Neglected Civil War Engagement," to present program about the Battle of Wyse Fork and participation of a unit from Cabarrus County. 2 p.m. Free. Concord Main Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
Coltrane LIFE Center Golf Fundraiser:
Tenth annual golf tournament benefit for Coltrane LIFE Center. Registration 11 a.m.; $100 per player; $400 per team. Play starts at noon. The Club at Irish Creek (formerly Kannapolis Country Club), 1196 Fairway Drive, Kannapolis. email@example.com; www.coltranelifecenter.org.
Weekly Farmers Market:
Fresh local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs; homemade cakes, breads and pastries; arts and crafts. 8 a.m. Saturdays. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.
Introduction to Tennis:
Ages 5-8. Boys and girls to the basics of tennis. Participants must provide own tennis racquet. Limit 12 participants per class. Advance registration required: www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. $40. 9-9:45 a.m. Saturdays through May 22. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/parks.
Ages 9-12. Those with no previous experience learn strokes, grips, basic knowledge of the game. Participants must provide tennis racquet. Limit 12 participants per class. Advance registration required: www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. $40. 10-11 a.m. Saturdays through May 22. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. . www.cabarruscounty.us/parks.
Hardest-Working Moms Honored:
Recognition/fashion presentation to honor 10 women selected by community-based committee. 11 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.
Ages 13 and up. Serves, lobs, volleys, net play and rules of the game. Participants must provide tennis racquet. Limit 12. Advance registration required: www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. $40. 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays through May 22. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. .
Ages 9-12. Those with no previous experience learn strokes, grips, basic knowledge of the game. Participants must provide tennis racquet. Limit 12. Advance registration required: www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. $40. 6-7 p.m. Mondays through May 24. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord.
Seminars at Research Campus:
Faculty from N.C. State University and Cooperative Extension Service lead weekly seminars on Plants for Human Health Institute and N.C. MarketReady programs. PHHI_info@ncsu.edu. 704-250-5400.