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"Cabarrus County During Wartime: The War Between the States":
Special exhibit commemorating 150th anniversary of Civil War. Confederate battle flags hand-sewn by Concord women; oil paintings; weapons; vintage photographs; other artifacts. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 14. Free. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org. Winter Walk and Plant Sale:
UNCCharlotte Botanical Gardens staff leads stroll through Susie Harwood Garden. Learn about plants for your winter garden; choose from a prime selection of winter plants for sale. Short slide presentation before walk. 1 p.m. Free admission. UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-2364. gardens.uncc.edu. Piedmont Horticultural Society Speaker:
Program by Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D., executive director of new Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, set to open in Kernersville this year. 2:30 p.m. Free. McMillan Greenhouse, UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-2364. gardens.uncc.edu.
"One Book, One Community - Cabarrus Reads" Book Discussion:
Cabarrus County Public Library's communitywide reading program. Discussion of Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried." Led by Mike Stubbs, other members of Wounded Warriors, Chapter 34, Military Order of the Purple Heart. 7 p.m. Free. Details: Terry Prather, 704-920-1180. Fellowship hall, Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 7940 Rocky River Road, Concord. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. March 1
"One Book, One Community - Cabarrus Reads" Photography Exhibit:
Cabarrus County Public Library's communitywide reading program to host traveling photography exhibit "A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans." Contains reproductions of 60 photos taken by N.C. Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty; PowerPoint presentation with additional photos and quotes from the veterans. Free. 10 a.m. March 1-16. Carolina Mall, 1480-120 Concord Parkway N. (U.S. 29), Concord. 704-786-1185. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. "One Book, One Community - Cabarrus Reads" Concord Book Club Discussion:
Part of Cabarrus County Public Library's communitywide reading program. Discussion of "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien. Led by Col. Quincy Collins (Ret.), a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war. Registration requested; call 704-920-2053 to register or for information. 5:30 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Appetite for Life Seminar Series:
UNCChapel Hill's seminar series continues, designed to help you eat better and live longer. Topics: March 1, "Eating Just Right," about personal nutrition; March 8, "Obesity and Inflammation in Diabetes"; and March 15, "Latest Update on Childhood Diabetes Research." Registration required: www.uncNRI.org. 7 p.m. Free. North Carolina Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis. 704-250-5008. www.uncnri.org.
"Totem" by Cirque Du Soleil:
Show traces journey of human species from its original amphibian state to its desire to fly. 8 p.m. March 3-5, 8-12 and 15; 4 p.m. March 5 and 12; 1 and 5 p.m. March 6 and 13. $55-$225. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 866-624-7783. www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Combining acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. Images range from the ridiculous to the sublime. 8 p.m. $33. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.