Cabarrus

Family Rail Days Festival, graduations and more!

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June 9

Concord Downtown Farmers Market:

Local produce. 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8. Concord Farmers Market, 24 Market St., Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

New Art Exhibition "Through the Rabbit Hole":

Group exhibition runs through July 29, sponsored by Cabarrus Arts Council. Artwork features whimsy, fantasy, creative imagery. Paintings, bronze and clay sculptures and photo illustrations by 15 artists. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and on June 12. Group tours by appointment. The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord, in the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse. 704-920-2787 (704-920-ARTS). www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

June 10

White Wine Tasting at The Wine Room:

Sample white wines and maybe one rosé. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Artist's Free Gallery Talk:

Roger Martin, whose bronze sculptures are in the new Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries exhibition "Through the Rabbit Hole," to discuss his work. 7 p.m. Free. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Talk co-sponsored by Cabarrus Art Guild. 704-920-2787 (704-920-ARTS). www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

June 11

Humane Society Spay-Ghetti Dinner:

Proceeds go to Humane Society of Iredell and SNIP Clinic to benefit spay and neuter program. $8 per plate for spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, tea. Serving begins 4:30 p.m. SNIP Clinic, 131 Crosslake Park Drive, Mooresville, in Lakeside Park. For tickets call 704-663-3330. www.iredellhumane.org.

Moms Night Out:

Parents and other adults sample free wines served by wine specialists. Sneak peek at trunk show featuring Tea collection's fall fashions kids apparel. Sponsored by Milk Money and Rocky River Vineyards. 6 p.m. Free. Milk Money Children's Boutique, 9601 Brookdale Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte. 704-598-0001. www.milkmoneyboutique.com.

The Black Warrior Martial Arts Seminar:

Training by masters. Register online at www.theblackwarrior.net. $50 at the door for five hours of seminars. Check in at reception for seminars and times. Registered guests must have tickets for entry. 10 a.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.theblackwarrior.net.

The Black Warrior Martial Arts Hall of Honors Awards Banquet:

Advance tickets required. Formal dress. Ballot at www.theblackwarrior.net. 10 p.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.theblackwarrior.net.

Free Live Music by Dallas Reese:

High-energy singer-songwriter who grew up in Concord plays keyboard statewide alone, in duos and with a larger band. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

June 12

Family Rail Days Festival:

N.C. Transportation Museum event June 12-13 celebrates golden age of railroading. Historic steam and diesel locomotives and rail cars; modern rail equipment; train rides; music and storytelling; model train layouts; model train expo; children's activities; food vendors. June 12 only: Chili cook-off; art for sale. $12 per person. N.C. Transportation Museum, historic Spencer Shops, I-85 Exit 79, Spencer. 704-636-2889. www.nctrans.org.

Antique Appraisal Fair:

Old Courthouse Theatre to host fundraiser similar to "Antiques Roadshow" with antiques appraisals expert Michael Hansen volunteering his time. No more than two items per person. No fine art, fine jewelry or large pieces. No offers will be made for items. Donation of $5 per item requested. 11 a.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Tracks & Traces:

All ages learn to identify common animals by signs they leave; create your own animal track to take home. Meet ranger at park office. $5. Registration deadline June 9: www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 11 a.m.-noon. Pharr Mill Road Park, 6775 Pharr Mill Road, Harrisburg. 704-920-3351. www.cabarruscounty.us/Parks/PharrMill/pharrmillpark.html.

Tea for Tea Party:

New line of fall apparel from Tea Collection introduced in trunk show. Teas served warm or cold for adults and children; crafts; results of Cutest Kid Search announced. Free. 1p.m. Milk Money Children's Boutique, 9601 Brookdale Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte. 704-598-0001. www.milkmoneyboutique.com.

Saturday Piedmont Farmers Market:

Local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs; homemade cakes, breads, pastries; artisans and crafters. Activities for kids of all ages. Free educational events, culinary demonstrations, horticultural speakers and demonstrations, more than 80 vendors. 8 a.m. Saturdays through the growing season. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Rd., Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Free Live Music by Angie Medlin:

Self-taught singer puts on a diverse show. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Cabarrus County High School Graduations:

9 a.m., Central Cabarrus High School; 12:30 p.m., Concord High; 4 p.m., Northwest Cabarrus High; 7:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant High. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

June 13

All-British Car and Motorcycle Show:

Gathering of British cars and motorcycles. Registration 9 a.m. Awards 3 p.m. All British-made automobiles and motorcycles welcome. Hosted by Carolinas Austin-Healey Club. Vendors and food available. Registration $20 for first car, $15 for second. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-843-5821. www.cabarruscounty.us/Parks/FrankLiske/frankliskepark.html.

Cabarrus County High School Graduations:

2:30 p.m., Jay M. Robinson High School; 6 p.m., Hickory Ridge High. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

June 14

Concord Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament:

Fundraiser for Concord High School athletics. Captain's choice format. $100 per golfer or $400 per foursome. $200 for hole sponsorship. Lunch provided. Auction and raffle items available. 9 a.m., Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Road N.W., Concord. George Walker, 704-720-7455.

"Make A Splash - Read!" Reading Program Kickoff:

Program kickoff with crafts and refreshments. 10 a.m. Register and receive free ticket to Kannapolis Intimidators baseball game. Puppets, magicians, nature programs, movies, more planned at library this summer. Register anytime before Aug. 11. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Harrisburg Farmers Market:

Local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs; homemade cakes, breads, pastries; artisans and crafters. Ride mini-rail train free. 4 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 13. Harrisburg Farmers Market, 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Crafty Tuesdays:

Summer crafts for children ages 3 and up. Parents welcome to come and help. 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Lincoln County Archaeology Camp:

Learn about archaeology from a professional archaeologist through hands-on archaeological methods, testing and techniques. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays. Session 1, June 14-18 (includes field trip to Native American site and remnants of Spanish fort in Morganton). Session 2, June 21-25. $60 includes snacks, equipment and activities. Space for nine eighth- and ninth-graders per session. Lincoln County Historical Association, 403 E. Main St., Lincolnton. 704-748-9090. www.lincolncountyhistory.com.

Tuesday Piedmont Farmers Market:

Local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free-range eggs; homemade cakes, breads, pastries; artisans and crafters. Activities for kids of all ages. Free educational events, culinary demonstrations, horticultural speakers and demonstrations, more than 80 vendors. 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 21. Free. The Winecoff Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Special Tuesday Wine Tasting:

Featuring high-end wines June 15. 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 mixed or solid case purchase. Appetizer menu available. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $20 June 15. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

June 15

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce:

Parenting seminar by United Family Services of Concord focuses on healthy parenting through separation and divorce. Open to the public. $25. 6-7:30 p.m. UFS office, 952 Copperfield Blvd., Concord. 704-786-7918.

June 16

MOMS Club of Concord Open House:

Open house for prospective members. Nondenominational, nonprofit support group for stay-at-home moms. Meet other moms and their kids; stay for face painting, games, door prizes, fun. Kids welcome. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. concordmomsclub.weebly.com.

Concord Downtown Farmers Market:

Local produce. 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8. Concord Farmers Market, 24 Market St., Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Summer Movies at the Library:

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through July 28. Free. June 16: "Finding Nemo." July 7: "Muppet Treasure Island" (4 p.m. only). July 14: "The Little Mermaid." July 21: "The Rescuers." July 28: "Swimmy" (4 p.m. only). Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

"Healthy Cooking on a Budget":

Free series of nine food preparation classes for income-eligible parents. How to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for families while stretching food dollars. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 16-Aug. 25. Concord Housing Center, 285 Salem St., Concord. Registration isn't required. Adults only. Hands-on instruction in food safety and preparation; recipe taste-testing. Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension's Cabarrus County Center. Se habla Español. 704-920-3310.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: "Aida":

Egyptian commander struggles between his love for enslaved princess and loyalty to Pharaoh. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

June 17

Flow Circus presents Paul Miller:

Variety artist promotes lifelong learning and play through juggling, magic and improv. 6 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

"Oklahoma!" at Davidson:

Famed musical love story set against a background of rivalry between cattlemen and farmers. $15-$22. 8 p.m. June 17-19 and 24-26; 2 p.m. June 20 and 26. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

June 18

USA vs. Egypt in Men's Volleyball :

FIVB World League consists of 16 teams competing for seven weeks. Total prize purse more than $20 million; overall winner receives $1million. 7 p.m. June 18-19. $10-$25. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. usavolleyball.org.

Free Live Music by Kevin Brawley:

Soulful approach to musicianship and voice. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

June 19

Hot Dog Eating Contest:

State qualifying round for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. Winner becomes N.C. Hot Dog Eating Champion, will compete in Coney Island at nationally televised annual international contest. 1 p.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.

Harrisburg Summer Festival on Main Street:

Live music, food, games, children's activities, prizes and giveaways. Hosted by local Harrisburg businesses and the Harrisburg Business Advocacy Group. 5 p.m. Free. Harrisburg Town Center, Main Street, Harrisburg.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bret Michaels and .38 Special:

Gods & Guns Tour. 7 p.m. $31-$65.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Free Live Music by Vince Koob:

Acoustic music initially influenced by Jim Croce and James Taylor and expanded into many other genres. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

June 22

Crafty Tuesdays:

Summer crafts for children ages 3 and up. Parents welcome to come and help. 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Tuesday Wine Tasting:

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 mixed or solid case purchase. Appetizer menu available. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $10 June 15. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

June 23

Burns and Company:

The ventriloquist character, Leroy Snodgrass, learns interesting facts about underwater creatures. Volunteers help Leroy with a new illusion and meet Ralph the Shark, along with other surprises. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: "Romeo et Juliette":

A young man falls in love with a girl from a rival family with tragic results. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Old Courthouse Theater's "Snow White and Friends":

Summer Youth Show offer modern version of beloved fairy tale. In spite of a huntsman and a wicked queen dressed as a hag (but with a Girl Scout candy bar), her friends (seven dwarfs, woodland creatures and rowdy gargoyles), calls to 911 and a Prince who uses breath freshener, the beautiful princess is awakened.

Hour-long comedy.

Adapted by Craig Sodaro. Directed by Andy Rassler. 7:30 p.m. June 23-26, 2:30 p.m. June 27. $10 for adults; $5 for children. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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