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Art Exhibition "Through the Rabbit Hole":
Group exhibition runs through July 29, sponsored by Cabarrus Arts Council. Artwork features whimsy, fantasy, creative imagery. Paintings, bronze and clay sculptures and photo illustrations by 15 artists. Also in conjunction with exhibition: Art Walk 6-9 p.m. June 25, featuring visual art at 20 downtown Concord locations. Group tours by appointment. The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord, in the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse. 704-920-2787 (704-920-ARTS). www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. "Make A Splash - Read!" Summer Reading Program:
Register for program that rewards reading with prizes and entertainment. Register and get free ticket to a Kannapolis Intimidators baseball game. Puppets, magicians, nature programs, movies, more all summer. Library opens 9 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays. Register anytime before July 31; program ends Aug. 4. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Tuesday Piedmont Farmers Market:
Local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs; homemade cakes, breads, pastries; artisans and crafters. Activities for kids of all ages. 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 21. Free. The Winecoff Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.
David Claunch, Storyteller:
David Claunch, storyteller, clown, fool, balloon artist and bubble aficionado, shares enthusiasm, humor and stories. 11 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library, Kannapolis branch, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Burns and Company at the Library:
Their ventriloquist character, Leroy Snodgrass, learns interesting facts about underwater creatures. Volunteers help Leroy with a new illusion and meet Ralph the Shark, along with other surprises. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Old Courthouse Theater's "Snow White and Friends":
Summer Youth Show offers modern version of beloved fairy tale. Hour-long comedy. Directed by Andy Rassler. 7:30 p.m. June 23-26, 2:30 p.m. June 27. $10 for adults; $5 for children. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. Concord Downtown Farmers Market:
Local produce. 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8. Concord Farmers Market, 24 Market St., Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: "Romeo et Juliette":
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rival family with tragic results. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.
Children create race cars from zucchini, compete in prize categories, such as most nutritious, best NASCAR theme and fastest car. Coordinated by Armor Insurance Services Inc. North Carolina Research Campus Farmers Market, Main and West B streets. Market open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30. Creative Writing Workshop: Ideas and Suggestions with Melinda Metz:
Part of library's Teen Summer Reading Program. Published author Melinda Metz leads creative writing workshop for teens. Ideas, suggestions and tips to craft and improve your writing. 2 p.m. Free. Space limited. Call to register. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St., N, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Veterans Appreciation
Home Instead Senior Care to host veterans appreciation event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., company office, 904 Copperfield Blvd. N.E., Concord. Veterans and families invited. Exhibits from Cabarrus County Veterans Museum; presentations on veterans benefits at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details: 704-788-3399. Thursdays on Main - Lunchtime Music Series:
Live music. Bring lunch or buy it on site from local vendors. 11:30 a.m. Free. Veterans Park, North Main & East First streets, Kannapolis. 704-920-4343. www.cityofkannapolis.com. Midland Farmers Market:
Local produce for sale 4 p.m. Thursdays. Midland Farmers Market, 11777 U.S. 601 S., Midland. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.
Downtown Concord galleries and shops to display variety of visual art. Refreshments and entertainment at many locations. Artists on hand. Map listing all stops at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. 6 p.m. Free. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. "Painting from Life" workshop:
Mark Stephenson to lead three-day Cabarrus Art Guild workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25-26 and 1-5 p.m. June 27. Workshop intended for oil colors but also can include work in different mediums. $90 for Cabarrus Art Guild members, $130 for others. Fire Station No. 8, 1485 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. To register call Margaret Troxler, 704-782-0556, or Jutta Vest, 704-788-3989. www.markstephensonpainting.com. Outdoor movies:
Concord Parks and Recreation Department to show free movies at James L. Dorton Park, 5790 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. June 25: "Where the Wild Things Are." July 23: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Aug. 27: "Up." Games and activities on ballfield at 7:30 p.m. Movie at 8:45 p.m. or dusk. Concessions available. Concert and a Movie:
Kannapolis Parks and Recreation presents "A Concert and a Movie." Patriotic, jazz and movie music by Piedmont Prime Time Community Band. Movie after concert: "Monsters vs. Aliens." Bring blanket or lawn chair. Free. Food concessions available. 7:30 p.m. Village Park Amphitheatre, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. Gas Cap Check & Free Replacements:
Center for the Environment at Catawba College to check for leaking gas caps and offer free replacements for those that fail the test. Mecklenburg Air Quality Program & Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are co-sponsors. RCCC's automotive department also will check emissions systems on vehicles made after 1996. Free. Open to individuals and fleet owners. 4 p.m. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, 2888 Moose Road., Kannapolis. 704-637-4727. www.centerfortheenvironment.org.
Tar Heel Cat Fancier's cat show:
Author Michele Manderine to sign copies of her new children's book, "Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat." 9 a.m. June 26-27. Adults $5, ages 10 and under $3. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com. Stories Under the Stars - Charles Pette:
Live performance on library patio by Charles Pette. Blend of original and traditional American folk, bluegrass and Celtic music. Bring lawn chair or blanket and beverage; popcorn provided courtesy of Gem Theatre. 7 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library, Kannapolis branch, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Saturday Piedmont Farmers Market:
Local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs; homemade cakes, breads, pastries; artisans and crafters. Activities for kids of all ages. 8 a.m. Saturdays through the growing season. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Rd., Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler, Chris Young:
7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com. The Blues Providers:
Classic original Chicago and jump blues. 9:03 p.m. Free. Amici's Pizza Sports Bar and Grill, 929 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-793-1463. thebluesproviders.weebly.com.
Wendy's Summer Classic Baseball/Softball Camp:
Hosted by Kannapolis Police Department. Instruction by area high school and college coaches. Speakers on positive life choices, consequences of poor choices. Free. Ages 8-13. Register at Kannapolis Police Department. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 28-July 1. Northwest Cabarrus High School baseball field. Lt. Bret Johnson, Kannapolis Police Department, 704-920-4016. Cabarrus CARES Summer Camps:
Animal rescue and education organization will host summer camps for ages 6-18. Instructed by volunteers from education, arts, animal rescue, veterinary medicine, nutrition and computer skills. Campers learn about pet care and training, then write stories and work on laptop computers to produce newsletters and presentations. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. $125 per week includes T-shirt, lunch, snacks. Schedules and registration forms at www.cabarruscares.org, at area veterinary clinics or at Kitty City. June 28-30: ages 10-14. July 12-15: rising first- through second-graders. July 19-22: rising third- through sixth-graders. July 26-28: ages14-18. Kitty City, 30 Union St. S., Concord. 704-795-5219. www.cabarruscares.org; www.kittycityconcord.org.