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Imprints, Impressions, Improvisations:
Group invitational exhibition featuring impressed designs, traditional impressionistic approaches and the marvel of improvisation. Works by Dann Allegrucci, Clark Whittington's Art-O-Mat, Ben Betsalel, Elizabeth Bradford, Mary Farmer, David Fesperman, Ann Gleason, Mary Kudlak, Marygrace Perkins, John Ransmeier, Stuart Roper, Amy Sanders, Mary Thomas, Justin Turcotte, Janet Warner, Julie Wiggins, R. Wayne Wrights and Darren Young. Free. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
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Charlotte Artery Presents "8!":
With the recent addition of Sharon Dowell, Charlotte ARTery is now "8!" The eight members of Charlotte ARTery will exhibit new work through May 13 at the Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery. Free admission. 704-596-1286. www.charlotteartery.com. Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery, 21 Union S. S., Concord. 704-788-2326. www.thearmgallery.com.
The Grateful Dead Movie Event:
The 1977 film, plus never-before-seen interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir conducted during the film's production. 7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Aging, Cabarrus Council on Aging and Cabarrus Senior Games. Event includes activities and lunch. $5 for lunch. To RSVP: 704-920-3484. Les Myers Park, 338 Lawndale Ave. S.W., Concord.
At the Kannapolis Library is open to all third through fifth graders. 4:30-5:30 p.m. through May 18. Space is limited. Register online or visit the children's room at the Kannapolis Library. Details: 704-920-1180. 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis.
Easter Egg Hunt
Caldwell Park for pre-school and elementary ages. 5 p.m. 362 Georgia St. S.W., Concord.
Concord Opry Jam
Musicians, music lovers and singers are welcome to share music. Free. 6-9 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. S.E., Concord.
Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band:
8 p.m. $35-$135. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555.
Memory Care Support Group
Join Horizon Bay at Concord for a support group for families dealing with Alzheimer's or other dementias. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. For details or to RSVP: 704-782-1100. Horizon Bay Assisted Living, 1501 Zion Church Road E., Concord 28025
Spring Plant Sale:
Blooming shrubs, wildflowers, perennials, unique tropicals and annuals, carnivorous plants, even succulents. Our selection of native plants is unsurpassed in the region, plus expert advice on-site. All proceeds go to continued operations of greenhouse and gardens. Cash and Checks accepted. 8 a.m. through April 23. Free. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-2364. gardens.uncc.edu.
Imprints, Impressions, Improvisations:
Group invitational exhibition featuring impressed designs, traditional impressionistic approaches and the marvel of improvisation. Free. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Arts, crafts, bunny trail, egg hunts, games prizes and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m, egg hunt starts at noon. Remote parking at Central Cabarrus High School with shuttles. W.W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive, Concord.
Bunny Run 5K:
Annual 5K race and fun run begins at Les Myers park along a certified course on the McEachern Greenway and the Downtown Connector Greenway. Awards given to overall male and female to the top three finishes in each age group. The race is also the event for the Cabarrus Senior Games. Race-day registration is 7-8:15 a.m. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. $15. 338 Lawndale Place, Concord.
The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio:
Strauss's wise and worldly meditation on art and life. 1 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.
Hike, Wildflowers in the Preserve:
Take a hike through the preserve to look for spring wildflowers, through two to three miles of beautiful forest and try to identify the flowers. Ages 6 and up. Free. Please call to register 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. bit.ly/reedycreekpark.
Build a Bluebird House:
Build a birdhouse to put up in your yard for the bluebirds. Simple enough for children to make, but fully functional and properly proportioned for bluebirds. Ages 8 and up $5. Please call to register: 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. bit.ly/reedycreekpark.
Spring Break Activities at Concord Mills:
Concord Mills is inviting local children to enjoy a variety of fun and exciting free family-friendly events during its Kidgits Spring Break, through April 28. Events will take place from 10-11 a.m. For a complete schedule visit www.concordmills.com. Free. 704-979-3000. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
Home School: Fishy Subjects:
How much do you really know about fish? We will study the anatomy and adaptations of fish and learn a little about our native fish. Stick around afterwards if you wish and put your knowledge to the test with a hook and line. Ages 12 and up. $5. Please call to register: 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. bit.ly/reedycreekpark.
Spring Break Camp
Camp TN Spencer Park for ages 6-9. Attend Spring Break Camp and explore the world of plants and animals through activities, hikes, crafts, stories and games. Snacks provided each day. 9 a.m.-noon. $45. Details: 704-795-4492 or www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. Spencer Park, 3155 Foxford Road, Concord.
Cabarrus Republican Women April Meeting:
Special guest speaker will be Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. Come and enjoy some coffee and desserts prior to the program. 6 p.m. 704-621-6984. The Village Church, 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord.
Home School Special: Fantastic Fish:
Fins and gills make fish so fantastic. We will read a fishy story, make a fish print, and try our hand at fishing in Dragonfly Pond. Fee includes craft and supplies. Ages 5-7. $5. Please call to register: 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. bit.ly/reedycreekpark.
Home School: Flower ID:
This hands-on hike and identification class will continue our investigation into the wonderful world of wildflowers. Let's see what's blooming. Ages 8-12 $5. Please call to register: 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. bit.ly/reedycreekpark.
The Great Books Discussion Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Concord Library. They discuss "The Prologue," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," and "The Clerk's Tale" from Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales." Registration requested: 704-920-2054.
Features impressed designs, impressionistic approaches and improvisation. Free. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.