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Carolina Alpaca Celebration:
Certified alpaca show with more than 400 animals from across the U.S. Educational classes for public, vendors with gift items, fiber use demonstrations, interactive welcome center. Sponsored by Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners. 8 a.m. Free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.carolinaalpacafarms.org. Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Divorce Southern Style":
Fast-paced farce by Jennifer Jarrett centers on zany schemes of a middle-aged 15-year divorcee running low on cash, who decides her best hope is to get back together with her ex-husband. 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 senior adults and students, $10 ages 12 and under. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Owls for Home School Students:
Learn about the variety of owls that inhabit Mecklenburg County, their natural history, current research; sort through some owl pellets. Ages 8-12. Call to register. 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. $5. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.
Tot Trade Childrens Consignment Sale:
Spring and summer clothes, more. Public sale 6:30-9 p.m.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 26; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27 Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.
Equestrian Tack Consignment Sale:
Equestrian Exchange is an opportunity to buy and consign anything related to equestrian sport. All riding disciplines represented for all levels of experience. Saddles, tack, show clothing, boots, helmets, carts, bits, more. 9 a.m. Feb. 25-27. Free admission. wwwequestrianexchange.com. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.
AMC 2011 Best Picture Showcase:
Academy Award nominees shown. 11 a.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com. Southern Piedmont Friends of NRA banquet:
Fundraiser to benefit youth hunting, shooting, gun safety programs. Exclusive, limited-edition merchandise, firearms, knives, art. more. Live and silent auctions; many gaming opportunities. All proceeds go to organizations such as FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts and school shooting teams. 5 p.m. $35 in advance; $45 at the door. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-786-2922; 704-792-1554; 704-782-2336. www.nrafoundation.com.
Winter Walk and Plant Sale:
Informative stroll through the Susie Harwood Garden at UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden. Learn about some plants to add to your winter garden; choose from prime selection of winter plants for sale. Short slide presentation before garden walk. 1 p.m. Free admission. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-2364. gardens.uncc.edu.
Embroiderers' Guild of America:
Golden Needles Chapter programs teach the art of hand embroidery. Group correspondence courses from national organization; programs on various forms of embroidery; expertise and support for all levels of ability. Visitors welcome; first two meetings free. 10 a.m. first Tuesday of each month. . All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-650-9223. www.egausa.org.
Rock with the Docs:
Local physicians play their favorite musical instruments in an evening of music and fun in support of N.C. Medical Society Alliance health promotion programs with a specific focus on combating child and adolescent obesity in NC communities. Featured doctor bands include Skin Deep, Wanderlust and 200 Joules. Light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, cash bar. 7 p.m. $30. Copperfield Room, 270 Copperfield Blvd., Suite 203, Concord. 800-722-1350 ext. 124. ncmsalliance.org. Galumpha Performance:
Combining acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. 8 p.m. $33. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org