Cabarrus

Summer movies at the library, bridal show and more!

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July 14

"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.

Summer Movies at the Library:

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

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.

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: "La Boheme":

A seamstress falls in love with a poet. 6:30 p.m. July 14. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

VolleyKidz:

Introduces ages 5-10 to volleyball. Taught by experienced clinicians. 4:30 p.m. July 14-15. $75 per session for Sportscenter members; $100 per session for others. 704-726-4335. Sportscenter Health and Athletic Club, 233 Country Club Drive, Concord.

July 15

The Shakers Live on Union Street:

The Shakers perform as part of Union Street Live! series. Free. 6-9 p.m. Union Street and Means Avenue, downtown Concord.

Carrot-Raisin Salad Taste Test:

Elena Papadatos, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus County, to prepare fresh carrot and raisin salad, offer samples and share recipe for all. N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market summer events series. 4-7 p.m. Main and West B streets, Kannapolis. Market open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays this summer. www.ncmarketready.org.

Greeting Card and Craft Workshop with Linda Brown:

Concord main library to host this workshop with Linda Brown as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Brown will show how to make homemade greeting cards. Space is limited. Call to register. 2 p.m. July 15. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library

July 16

John Mayer 2010 Summer Tour:

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter tours in support of studio album "Battle Studies." 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Live Music by Rock 'N' Roll Noel:

Eclectic "Rock 'n' Roll Noel" performs music from classic rock to The Police, The Replacements, The Clash and more. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

July 17

Live Music by John Woodall:

Singer/songwriter's style is soul rock, with a heavy infusion of blues and jazz. Original songs and music of Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Dan Powter, James Taylor, many others. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

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.

July 18

Vintage Summer Soiree - Charlotte Bridal Shows:

Fashion shows, cakes, food, prizes, top wedding professionals under one roof. Parade of tables for brides to judge. Grand prize to present after last fashion show. Presented by The SHA Group; sponsored by Classic Party Rentals. Free to all brides registered in advance; $5 for guests. 1-5 p.m. Vintage Motor Club, 25 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-287-6073. www.vintagesummersoiree.blogspot.com.

July 19

BEE Creative Arts Camp:

"Adventures on the High Seas of Creativity," two weeks of creative arts camps for rising first- through sixth-graders. Explore art, photography, drama, dance, music, writing, more. 9 a.m. July 19-23 and Aug. 9-13, The Refuge, 1030 Central Drive, Concord. $130 for the week. To register call Dar Draper, 704-699-6368; or visit www.beecreativeco.com. www.beecreativeco.com.

Snakes Alive:

Participants learn about characteristics of poisonous snakes; feed an iguana; experience a snake's ability to swallow a fish. "Hands-on" session offers opportunity to hold two dozen tamed snakes. Concludes with a giant python available for holding and petting. Free. 11 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 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. 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

July 20

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. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

July 21

Summer Movies at the Library:

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through July 28. Free. July 21: "The Rescuers." July 28: "Swimmy" (4 p.m. only). Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Concord Downtown Farmers Market:

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

Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: "Turandot":

An unknown prince wins the affection of a ruthless princess after he solves her riddle. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

Dave Matthews Band:

7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.allgoodseats.com/ResultsTicket.php?evtid=1291269&event=Dave+Matthews+Band. www.livenation.com.

July 22

Craft Make & Take: Color Your World!:

Concord main library offers this workshop as part of Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens will be able to make a stained-glass window or a kaleidoscope and take it home. Space limited; call to register. 2 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Vans Warped Tour 2010:

Music in many styles: Punk, alternative, hip-hop, ska, pop punk, electronica, alternative rock, emo, hardcore and more. 11 a.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. www.vanswarpedtour.com.

July 23

Tim McGraw "Southern Voice" Tour with Lady Antebellum:

Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors. McGraw to donate part of cost of each ticket sold to The Neighbor's Keeper Fund, which supports children's initiatives. 7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. www.timmcgraw.com.

July 24

Home Decor Consultations:

Home design expert Tanya Broun to show how to update your décor on a budget. 1-4 p.m. July 24-25. Bring swatches, photos and questions. Free. Kirkland's, Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.kirklands.com.

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