Cabarrus

Summer movies, free live music and more!

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July 7

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. 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.

"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.

Singer/Songwriter at the Library:

Farmer Jason, Emmy- and 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.

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 through July 15. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.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.

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

Plaster Painting at the Library:

Part of Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens can paint their own plaster sea creature and take it home. 2 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

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.

Tomato Taste Test:

Compare flavors of locally grown tomatoes as Toi Degree of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rowan County discusses qualities and health benefits of this nutritious fruit. 4-7 p.m. North Carolina Research Campus Farmers Market, Main and West B streets, Kannapolis.

Free Diabetes Screening:

No appointment necessary. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. For information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301.

July 9

Vegan Dining Evening:

Find out how this way of eating can support your yoga practice. Increase your awareness of how your diet affects yourself and others; treat your taste buds to a delicious multi-course dinner. Dress for comfort; light yoga practice and meditation included. 7 p.m. $40. Balance Wellness Center, 2353 Concord Lake Road, Suite 110, Concord. 704-721-5976. www.balancewellnesscenter.com.

Live Music by Dallas Reese:

Singer-songwriter grew up in Concord, plays all around North Carolina with a larger band as well as solo and duos; plays keyboards and guitar. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

July 10

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 Road, Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Free Live Music Featuring Mike Zinna:

Mike Zinna and the Protocol Jazz Duo provide music from modern straight-ahead jazz to blues and R&B, from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

July 11

Toby Keith:

Part of the Myrtle Beach Concert Series. 7 p.m. July 11. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

July 12

The Amazing Al Yountz:

"Amazing Al" combines humor, education, interaction, positive messages and a few surprises in his one-man performance. Al Yountz's Motivational Magic Show leaves children motivated and feeling better about themselves. 11 a.m. July 12. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Create a Quilt Pattern from your Photograph:

Cathy Wiggins to give lecture for Cabarrus Quilt Guild, showing her award-winning photo quilts and conducting a workshop. On July 17. If you would like to sign up for the workshop please contact Rebecca via the website. Nonmembers welcome to attend workshops and 2 free meetings. 7 p.m. Workshop $45 plus optional $25 kit fee. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-455-5236. www.cabarrusquiltersguild.org.

Youth Volleyball Clinics:

Four sessions of multi-day VolleyKidz clinic sessions for ages 5-10. Open to the public. Hands-on instruction, player interaction, game-like play, skill stations. Session schedule: 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 12-15; 10:45-11:45 a.m. July 19-22; 10:45-11:45 a.m. July 26-29; or 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 2-5. $75 per session for Sportscenter club members; $100 per session for others. Sportscenter Health and Fitness Athletic Club, 233 Country Club Drive, Concord. Registration required: E-mail Leah Bennett, head clinician, at leah@sharkvb.com.

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 13

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.

Tips on Managing Your MS Symptoms:

Interactive group session. MS expert discusses "real life" strategies for how to stay on top of your MS symptoms and live a healthier lifestyle. 6 p.m. Free. Embassy Suites Charlotte, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive N.W., Concord. Information or registration: 877-329-8327.

Piedmont Farmers Market:

4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 21. Free. The Winecoff Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

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