Cabarrus County Fair:
Daily through Sept. 18. Free parking. Rides $1 per ticket or $20 for wristbands for unlimited mechanical rides for one day. Some rides may require extra tickets in addition to wristband, so check with ticket agent on midway before purchasing for specifics. 1 p.m. Admission $7 adults; $5 senior adults; $3 ages 6-11; free for ages 5 and under. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Readers Theater: "Dividing the Estate":
Comedy by Horton Foote. Part of Old Courthouse Theatre's Living Room Reading Series. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members of dysfunctional Texas family struggle over inheritance. Free. 4 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. Community Days:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte's Community Days with Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. Tickets valid 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for purchased date. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. 9 a.m. Sept. 12-19, Sept. 23-26, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. $30; free for children under 2. Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Road Ext., Concord. 704-910-1301 ext. 1024. www.bigsplashcharlotte.org. "Multi-Tasking" Art Exhibition:
Features six artists who create in more than one medium weekdays through Sept. 28. The "Cabarrus Art Guild Juried Exhibition" also is on display. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
New History Exhibits:
"Cabarrus Creamery History" and "Cabarrus County Boy Scouts History," two special exhibits through Nov. 24. Rare collection of milk bottles and dairy packages, vintage Creamery utensils and ads, scouting equipment and merit badges, scout uniforms, photos, more. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, Concord. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Free admission. Group tours by appointment. 704-782-3688.
Kannapolis Library Clubs for Kids:
Book Club, grades 4-5, first Tuesday of each month, 4:30 p.m. Writing Club, grades 3-5, third Wednesday of each month, 4:30 p.m. Al's SLAM Club, grades 2-5 learn about science, language, art and math, second Wednesday of each month, 4 p.m. Registration required for all clubs. Free. 704-920-1180. Kannapolis branch library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
Beach Music Concert:
Free. Band of Oz plays beach music 6-9 p.m. beside Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. BRAKES Benefit Dinner:
6 p.m., The Speedway Club, Charlotte Motor Speedway. Inspirational stories; live auction sponsored by IRWIN Tools; Silent auction; entertainment by comedian Killer Beaz. Proceeds go toward Speedway Children's Charities and the BRAKES Teen Pro-Active Driving School. Tickets and sponsorships: Sara Fensterer, 704-732-8950, or www.putonthebrakes.org. NHRA Carolinas Nationals:
9 a.m. Sept. 16-17, zMax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Cabarrus Newcomers & Friends:
Women new to Cabarrus County and nearby communities invited to Cabarrus Newcomers & Friends. 10 a.m. Luncheon after meeting; order lunch from menu. Texas Land & Cattle, 7779 Lyles Lane N.W., Concord. Details: Carol, 704-784-0762, or Jane, 704-455-1366. www.texaslandandcattle.com.
Music by Dallas Reese:
8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net.
Longaberger Basket Bingo
Junior Charity of League of Concord hosts eighth annual Longaberger Basket Bingo. Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, 247 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Doors open 4 p.m.; first game at 5 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Ticket includes six bingo cards per game, buffet meal. Raffle for basket assortment valued at $500; raffle tickets $5 each or three for $10. Proceeds benefit Mariam C. Schramm Clothing Room, which distributes new clothes to low-income children in the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems. Tickets: 704-652-0669; www.jclofconcord.com. O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:
8:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 11 a.m. Sept. 19, zMax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Music by Alan Barrington:
8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net. Humane Society "Cause for Paws" Auction:
Silent and live auction benefitting Humane Society of Concord. Among auction items: Beach house and condo for a week, mountain bike, wall tapesty, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, more. Advance tickets available at main shelter on N.C. 49, at Princeton's Meow on Brookwood Avenue or at Cabarrus Spay-Neuter Clinic; or mail request to P.O. Box 5347, Concord, NC 28027. Make checks payable to HSOC. 10 a.m. $30 per person. 704-784-1066. www.cabarrushumanesociety.org. Embassy Suites Hotel, off Speedway Boulevard, Harrisburg. Steve Meckfessel With Peter Andrews:
$5. 7 p.m. Diversity Den, 160 Concord Commons, Concord. 704-792-2233 (704-792-CAFÉ). www.diversityden.com. Special Needs Storytime:
Songs, puppets, stories, finger plays, more for children with developmental levels up to third grade. Family members welcome. 11 a.m. every other Saturday Sept. 18-Dec. 11. Free. 704-920-1180. Kannapolis branch library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Hospice Volunteer Training:
Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County offers 12-hour patient care volunteer training program 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept.18 and Oct. 2. McKinnon Hospice Center, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis. Light meal served at each meeting. 704-935-9452. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers:
7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. www.livenation.com.
Community Forum on NASCAR History:
Session will delve into history of stock car racing, examine connection between the "business" of illegal whiskey making and birth of NASCAR. 7:30 p.m., Tom Smith Auditorium, Ralph W. Ketner Hall. Free. Keynote speaker: Dan Pierce, professor of history and chair of department of history, UNCAsheville. Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury. 704-637-4393. Grief Counseling with Food, Fellowship, Information:
Open to anyone who has experienced a loss. Join grief counselors for food, fellowship and information. Noon. You pay for your own meal. Bob Evans Farms Restaurant, 1170 Copperfield Blvd. N.E., Concord.
"Harvey" at Old Courthouse Theatre:
Pulitzer Prize-winning play in which Elwood P. Dowd acknowledges an imaginary friend named Harvey, an invisible rabbit 61/2 feet tall. Family friendly. Directed by Heather Wilson. Performances scheduled 8 p.m. Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1- 2, 8- 9; matinees 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and 10. Tickets $15 adults, $12 senior adults and students with ID, $10 children. 704 788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
"Splash of Color" Quilt Show:
More than 200 quilts; 35-plus vendors; exhibit of 60 miniature patriotic quilts. 10 a.m. Sept. 24-25. $4.Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com. Unwanted Horse Symposium:
Part of Extension Horse Short Course & Clinic Series. Iredell County Cooperative Extension, Statesville. Details: Mike Yoder, 919-515-5784. Other course dates: www.cals.ncsu.edu/horse-husbandry or 704-920-3310. Music by Rock 'n' Roll Noel:
8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net.
"It Takes Two: An Evening with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell":
Broadway revue performed by two critically acclaimed Broadway, film and television stars. 8 p.m. Sept. 25. $42. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic:
Food, bands, games to celebrate lives of Central Cabarrus Soccer players who died in a 2005 auto wreck. 2-7 p.m. 2000 Parks Lafferty Road, Concord. Bands include Good Day Reflections; special guests Bryan Bielanski of Angwish; The Light in the Dark. All contributions tax-deductible. www.michaelsmoon.com. Tourism Fair:
Local hotels, attractions, tourism-related agencies provide information about what to see and do in Charlotte and Cabarrus County. Browse local and regional vendors. Free. Participating organizations include Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Billy Graham Library, Carolina Aviation Museum, Ovens Auditorium, several hotel chains. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Food Court, Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com. Music by Angie Medlin:
8 p.m. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net. "Let's Make a Match" Blood and Marrow Drive:
American Red Cross blood drive and Be The Match marrow registry. Give blood and/or be added to marrow registry. Sponsored by Concord Chapter, Lambda Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Door prizes. Details/signup: Shauna or Christy via email, email@example.com. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds especially needed. 1-5:30 p.m. Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 192 Spring St. S.W., Concord. 704-786-8616. pricememorialamez.com. "Stories Under the Stars":
Kinetic Works to share stories through movement. Season finale of "Stories Under the Stars" series of special performances on library patio. 7 p.m. Bring lawn chair, blanket and beverages. Popcorn provided by the Gem Theatre. In case of bad weather, event will move inside. Free. Kannapolis branch library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. "It Takes Two: An Evening with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell":
Opening night at the Davis Theatre: Broadway revue of songs performed by two critically acclaimed Broadway, film and television stars. Evening of music includes showstoppers from Broadway, standards from the Great American Songbook, swing numbers, country classics, rock 'n' roll. 8 p.m. $42. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.