Cabarrus

Library night at Intimidators game, American Idol and more!

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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. 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.

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. 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. 704-699-6368. www.beecreativeco.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: "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. 704-643-4262. 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. 704-920-2050. 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. 704-549-5555. 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. 704-549-5555. www.timmcgraw.com.

July 24

Cabarrus County Library Night at Kannapolis Intimidators Game:

Each child or teen who signs up for the library's summer reading program gets a free ticket to this game. Fireworks afterward. 7:05 p.m. Free. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, off Lane Street, I-85 Exit 63, Kannapolis. Sign up at Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Concord Gun and Knife Show:

Free parking courtesy of C&E Gun Shows. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25. Adults $8, ages 12 and under free with paying adult. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cegunshows.com.

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. 704-979-3000. www.kirklands.com.

Boot Camp Fundraiser:

Ninety-minute military-style fitness training sponsored by Empowered Personal Training Studio as fundraiser for family of Jackson Laskowski, 3. Jackson was diagnosed in January with stage IV Hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer; he is on the waiting list for a liver transplant. 8-9:30 a.m. Free; donations accepted toward Laskowski family's uninsured medical expenses. 4250 Main St., Suite 105, Harrisburg. 704-455-1980.

Carolina Renaissance Festival Auditions:

Festival is combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, with jousting tournament and feast. Open auditions for street characters, musicians, dancers and variety acts 9 a.m.-noon July 24 and 6:30-9 p.m. July 28. Also seeking adult male actors for the roles of The Town Crier and Royal Guard, and adult female actors to fill the role of Mother Goose. Professional and amateur opportunities available. Prepared material isn't required. Head shot and résumé appreciated but not required. See www.renfestinfo.com for audition location and festival information. Under age 12 must participate with a parent. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 9-Nov. 21.at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road. 704-896-5555 or email Vreanie@royalfaires.com to schedule audition appointment.

"Carnival of Madness":

Live performance by Shinedown, Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust. 5 p.m. $20-$42.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.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 Road, Concord. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

July 25

American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010:

Top 10 finalists from the TV show - Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Lee DeWyze, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Tim Urban. 7:30 p.m. $32 to $76.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.americanidol.com.

July 26

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.

British Soccer Camp:

Players of all ages and abilities receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, daily tournament. 9 a.m. July 26-30. $70-$110. Mount Pleasant Middle School, 8325 N.C. 49 N., Mount Pleasant. 877-263-7909. www.challengersports.com.

VolleyKidz Camp Sessions:

Ages 5-10. Hands-on instruction and player interaction teach fundamentals; game-like play and skill stations. Third session: 10:45-11:45 a.m. July 26-29. Fourth session: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 2-5. $75 per session for Sportscenter members; $100 per session for others. Registration required: Email Leah Bennett, leah@sharkvb.com. Sportscenter Health and Fitness Athletic Club, 233 Country Club Drive, Concord. 704-726-4335.

July 27

Crafty Tuesdays:

Summer crafts for ages 3 and up. Parents welcome to help. 2 p.m. July 27 and 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.

Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010:

Highlights of Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. Scheduled performers include Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top. 7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

July 28

Pop Art with the Balloon Lady:

Donna Pruett's high-energy show features jokes and recorded music as she makes balloon creations such as hats, flowers and animals. 11 a.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

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