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UNC Charlotte GMAT Exam Prep:
Course provides 24 instructional hours covering reading comprehension, critical reasoning, sentence correction, problem-solving, data sufficiency, analytical writing and a comprehensive review of the mathematical concepts. 6:30 p.m.; schedule online. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte.
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The Metropolitan Opera:
Susan Graham and Placido Domingo perform an encore of Christoph Willibald Gluck's interpretation of Greek myth in "Iphigénie en Tauride." 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.
Trivia Night at The Wine Room:
Every Wednesday 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.
Bring the kids to play the natural way. Adults must remain with children at all times. We will read stories, dance to the music, go for a hike and play outdoors. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the preserve after the class. Dress for the weather. For children to 5 years; $2 per child. Call to register: 704-598-8857. 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.
Photographs by Vietnam Veterans:
As part of the One Book One Community-Cabarrus Reads program, the traveling photography exhibit "A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans" will be on display at the Carolina Mall through today. This exhibit contains reproductions of 60 photos taken by North Carolina Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty and a PowerPoint presentation with additional photos and quotes from the veterans. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Carolina Mall, 1480 Concord Pkwy. N., Concord. 704-786-1185. www.carolinamall.com.
TOTEM by Cirque Du Soleil:
TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. 8 p.m. March 16-19; 1 p.m. March 20. $55 - $225. 1-866-624-7783. www.cirquedusoleil.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.
Every Wednesday 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. NW, Concord. www.wine-room.net.
Nature Preserve Walk:
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve on easy trails. Look for wildflowers and wildlife along the way. No more than a mile in length. All ages. Free. Call to register: 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. March 17, 24 and 31. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.
Living Room Reading Series
The Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Paying Tribute" 8 p.m. through March 19; 2:30 p.m. March 20. In collaboration with area veterans, Historic Cabarrus Association, the Cabarrus County Veterans Museum and One Book One Community. Paying Tribute is a theatrical and musical celebration about and for our very own heroes; our veterans. 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Images of America: Concord, a 128-page softcover book containing 200 black-and-white photographs from Concord's past to present, written by Concord native Michael Eury, executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association and the Concord Museum. 7-8 p.m. The Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.
GRE General Exam Prep:
8 a.m. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte.
Singing Competition at Concord Mills:
The Kannapolis Intimidators will host an open tryout for game-day National Anthem singers at Concord Mills. Participants can select any song for their audition. Team mascot Tim E. Gator and Intimidators staff will look for talented vocalists and musicians to perform during the 2011 season. The Kannapolis Intimidators home opener is 7 p.m. April 15. 12 p.m. Free. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.
The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor:
1 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.
Third Annual Spring Basket Bingo
Benefiting The Junior Charity League of Concord and the Mariam C. Schramm Clothing Room at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, 247 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Doors open at 4 p.m.; first game at 5 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door, includes six bingo cards per game for a total of 15 games and buffet dinner at intermission. Raffle tickets for basket valued at more than $350, $5 each or 3 for $10 Tickets: 704-652-0669, any JCL member or www.jclofconcord.com.
Open Test and Tune
Dial in your ride at the Bellagio of drag strips during the Open Test and tune sessions. Tickets and registration available on the event day at the zMAX Dragway. Gates and tech inspection opens at 10 a.m. Racing is scheduled 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $5 at the gate only; $30 registration fee per vehicle. www.zmaxdragway.com.
Global Warming and Pollution
Learn about pollution through a series of experiments and the effect it has on global warming. Pre-registration required by March 15. Ages 5 and up. $5. 10-11 a.m. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord.
Concord Civic Garden Council Annual Garden Symposium:
"Southern Spring Flower Arrangements for Your Home," featuring floral designer, Pat McCall of the Blossom Shop in Charlotte. Silent auction, program and lunch. Price $25. Reservations required by March 17. Call 704-782-5790, or send check, payable to Concord Civic Garden Council, to Betty Sides, 463 Brook Valley Court N.E., Concord 28025. Public is invited. 10:30 a.m. March 22. 25.00. 704-782-5790. Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Road N.W., Concord. 704-786-3104.
Tuesday Wine Tastings:
7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.