Cabarrus

Dog agility competition, Farmer Jason and more!

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June 30

Magician at the Library:

Magician and illusionist Jeff Jones plans voyage to bottom of the ocean in search of "The Hidden City of Atlantis." 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

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

Register for program that rewards reading with prizes and entertainment. Those who register get free ticket to a Kannapolis Intimidators baseball game. Puppets, magicians, nature programs, movies, more throughout the summer. Library opens 9 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays. Register anytime before July 31; program ends Aug. 4. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

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.

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: Linda Luise Brown, Marilee Hall, Jayne Harris, Duy Huynh, Nan Jacobsohn, Murray Johnston, Lesley Keeble, Ruth Ava Lyons, Roger Martin, Pat Pilchard, Linda Plaisted, Peggy Rivers, Wanda Steppe, Cynthia Tollefsrud and Ginger J. Williamson. Also in conjunction with exhibition: Art Walk 6-9 p.m. June 25, featuring visual art at 20 downtown Concord locations. Group tours by appointment. The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord, in the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

"Starting a Business" Workshop:

Hosted by Working Hands Ministry Small Business Association of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Huntersville. 6-8:30 p.m. Tips on writing an effective business plan, financing, legal issues, marketing, insurance. Moore Creative Inc., 9820 Northcross Road (across from Chick-fil-A at I-77 Exit 25.) Directions: www.9820northcross.com/directions.aspx. Space limited. Reservations: Matt Burkinshaw, 704-399-8708 or mburkinshaw@synergybusinesscoach.com.

Cabarrus CARES Summer Camps:

Animal rescue and education organization will host summer camps for ages 6-18. Instructed by volunteers from education, arts, animal rescue, veterinary medicine, nutrition and computer skills. Campers learn about pet care and training, then write stories and work on laptop computers to produce newsletters and presentations. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. $125 per week includes T-shirt, lunch, snacks. Schedules and registration forms at www.cabarruscares.org, at area veterinary clinics or at Kitty City. July 12-15: rising first- through second-graders. July 19-22: rising third- through sixth-graders. July 26-28: ages14-18. Kitty City, 30 Union St. S., Concord. 704-795-5219. www.cabarruscares.org; www.kittycityconcord.org.

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.

Kidgits Summer Camp:

Family-friendly events for children at fifth annual camp. Crafts, bowling, miniature golf, movies, live music, more. Sign up any day during summer camp. For a list of dates and activities, call Concord Mills Guest Services, visit www.concordmills.com or find us on Facebook. Free. 10-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday each week. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.

July 1

Movie Matinee: "Avatar":

As part of its Teen Summer Reading Program, Concord main library to show "Avatar" in auditorium. Popcorn provided. 2 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St., N, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

July 2

Party on the Plaza:

Concord band Exit 54 plays classic rock covers first Friday of each month May-October outdoors. Feel free to bring a lawn chair and to dance. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

VIP Party Box: Phish:

7 p.m. July 2. $175. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

July 3

Dog Agility Competitions:

Watch dogs race through obstacle courses made up of jumps, seesaws, ramps, weavepoles, tunnels, more. Free. Family friendly. 8 a.m. July 3-4. Charlotte Sports Center, 8626 Hankins Road, Charlotte (near Harris Boulevard and I-77). 828-275-8010. www.carolinapiedmontagility.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.

July 5

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.

July 6

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 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.

Lady Bulldog Basketball Skills Camp:

Led by Lady Bulldogs coaching staff and players. Four days of instruction for $55. Nonrefundable deposit of $20 will ensure spot at camp. Applications and deposit due in school office by July 1; balance due July 6. Rising third- through sixth-graders 9 a.m.-noon; rising seventh- through ninth-graders 1-4 p.m. Campers may sign up at door July 6 for $65.Gyms open 30 minutes before scheduled camp time. No lunch served. Drinks and snacks available for purchase during breaks. July 6-9, Jay M. Robinson High School , 300 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. Details/questions: Coach Lin Smithson, linda.smithso@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.

July 7

Singer/Songwriter at the Library:

Farmer Jason, Emmy- & Parents-Award -winning internationally acclaimed children's singer/songwriter. 11 a.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Summer Movies at the Library:

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through July 28. Free. 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.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: "Eugene Onegin":

A dandy bored with life causes an uproar in the countryside. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

July 8

Emergency Services Appreciation Breakfast:

Those serving in emergency services (police, fire, EMS, rescue squad, etc.) invited for pancakes, bacon, fruit, and beverages. 8:30-10 a.m. Horizon Bay Assisted Living, 1501 Zion Church Road E., Concord. RSVP by July 4; call 704-782-1100.

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