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"Humpy Hour at the Hooker" will be 6-8 p.m. at the Galway Hooker in Kenton Place, off West Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. H.A. Humpy Wheeler of Huntersville will be on hand to sign books and tell stories. His book, "Growing Up NASCAR" will be on sale for $27. Wheeler retired as president from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord in 2008.
"Ultimate Speed - Dare to Race Jeff Gordon":
Jeff Gordon Foundation hosts sponsored guests at Victory Lane Karting to benefit Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord. Guests race four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon at the indoor karting facility. Catered lunch, live auction. To participate email email@example.com or call 704-455-0616. www.jeffgordonfoundation.org.
2010 Country Megaticket:
7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.
Windstream Pole Night:
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers compete for starting positions in 43-car lineup for Coca-Cola 600. Adult tickets $12 in advance; $1 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger. 7:10 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3205. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.
Country Throwdown Tour:
Featuring Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson. 1 p.m. May 27. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.
2010 County Mega:
1 p.m. May 27. $179-$729. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.
Craft Class Day for Adults:
Cabarrus County Extension and Community Association sponsoring various craft classes 10 a.m.-noon. Light refreshments served. Classes offered: Cro-Hook Knitting ($6); Garden Hats ($6); Chicken Scratch Embroidery ($6); Crocheting ($2). Register online at www.cabarruscounty.us/ReservePartner/?c=Common/Home; or call 704-920-3310. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus Center, 715 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord.
Inkfest Live - Urban Tattoo Expo:
Showcase of artists who are the new face of urban tattoo culture and lifestyle. Entertainment May 29 by Three 6 Mafia. Also, graffiti demonstrations, vendors, custom cars and bikes. Tickets $20 for May 28; $25 for May 29; $20 for May 30. Three-day access pass $50. Tickets available at www.inkfestlive.com, at Cabarrus Arena box office and at the door. 3 p.m. May 28; 11 a.m. May 29-30. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.inkfestlive.com.
Music by John Woodall:
Soul rock with infusion of blues and jazz. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.
World Of Outlaws May Showdown:
Autographs 4:30 p.m. Heat races start 7:25 p.m., The Dirt Track @ Charlotte, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3205. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Tech Net Auto Service 300 Powered By Carquest:
1 p.m. $17-$61. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3205. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Carquest Auto Parts 300:
2 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3205. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Music by Andy Vaught:
8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.
Weekly Farmers Market:
Fresh local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs, homemade cakes, breads, pastries. Visit artisans and crafters. 8 a.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 4. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.
Elite Championship Cage Fighting XII:
Mixed martial arts. Featuring the Elite Cage Girls and The KnockOuts Dance Team. 6 p.m. Tickets: 704-596-1607. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-405-2232. elitechampionshipcagefighting.com.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600:
5:30 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3205. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Harrisburg Farmers Market:
Local produce, beef, pork, chicken, free-range eggs, homemade breads. Visit artisans and crafters; ride mini-rail train free. 4 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 6. Harrisburg Farmers Market, 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.
Tuesday Wine Tastings:
Casual wine tasting; five different wines each week, mostly reds. All wines are priced by the bottle; 10 percent off if purchased that night, 15 percent for a mixed or solid case purchase. Appetizer menu available. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.
Introduction to Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Status:
Training 2-4 p.m., N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord. Delois Jennings, instructor, Soteria Educational Development Resource Center of N.C., to review IRS 1023 application line by line, helping participants complete it. $25. Register online: www.cabarruscounty.us/ReservePartner. Create log-on profile, select N.C. Cooperative Extension 2010, Community & Rural Development, then Class No. 6003. For assistance contact extension agent Minnie Mitchell, 704-920-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Investing in Your Business, Investing in You":
Greater Charlotte Region Chapter of eWomenNetwork hosts speaker Nakeita Norman, global wealth adviser with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Charlotte. "Accelerated" networking, program and lunch. Tickets $35 for members and $45 through May 29, $55 for all after that. Open to the public. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Speedway Club, Charlotte Motor Speedway, U.S. 29, Concord. Lori Dvorak, 704-947-8476. www.eWomenNetwork.com, Greater Charlotte Regional Chapter.
Cabarrus Antique and Designer Showcase:
Professional jewelry repair; Southern pottery by Claude Miller, Larry Wilson and others; vintage toys; mahogany home furnishings; political memorabilia; estate silver and jewelry; Southern decoys; classic clocks. Hands-on spinning wheel classes throughout. Adults $5; senior adults $4. Free parking. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4-5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. cabarrusantiqueshowcase.com/.
Party On The Plaza!:
Concord band Exit 54 plays classic rock covers. Free. 6:30 p.m. first Friday of each month May through October. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.
Brooks & Dunn: Last Rodeo Tour: