Cabarrus

Healthy summer cooking, TNA Wrestling and more!

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July 28

Make A Splash Read! Summer Reading Program 2010:

Puppets, magicians, nature programs, movies and much more. Through Aug. 5. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Through the Rabbit Hole:

Group exhibition looks at the art of exaggeration and whimsy via paintings, bronze sculpture, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. Through July 30. Free. 704-920-2787. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

VolleyKidz:

VolleyKidz teaches youngsters ages 5-10 how to play the game. Call for schedule. $60, Sportscenter members; $70 non-members. 704-726-4335. Sportscenter Fitness and Athletic Club, 233 Country Club Drive, Concord.

Pop Art with the Balloon Lady:

Donna Pruett's show will feature jokes and recorded music as she makes balloon creations such as hats, flowers and animals. 11 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Concord Farmers Market:

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

Summer Movies:

"Swimmy," 4 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

MET Summer Encore: Carmen:

Based on the opera by Bizet. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

July 29

Recycled Book Craft Part 1:

Participants will be making a purse from an old book. Spaces are limited. 2 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Healthy Summer Cooking:

Featuring Gina Guthrie of Bocca Felice catering. She will be demonstrating healthy ways of preparing the summer's bounty and emphasize eating locally from our area's farmers. Samples will be provided. Spaces are limited. 5:30 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration:

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, featuring previously unseen film footage. 7 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

July 31

Saturday Weekly Farmers Market:

Join us for the best fresh local produce, beef, chicken, pork, free range eggs and delicious homemade cakes, breads and pastries. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Atomic Bully Expo:

ABKC sanctioned American Bully Expo. Hosted by Atomic Dogg Magazine & The Franchise Bullies. Sponsored by Eukanuba. 11 a.m. $12. www.thebullytour.com. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Marquez vs. Diaz II Fight Live:

9 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Aug. 1

TNA Wrestling:

7 p.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Aug. 2

Harrisburg Farmers Market:

4 p.m. Mondays with local produce, beef, pork, chicken, free range eggs and homemade breads. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. Harrisburg Farmers Market, 6960 Robinson Church Rd., Harrisburg. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com

Aug. 3

Crafty Tuesdays:

Summer crafts for children ages 3 and up. Parents are welcome to help. 2 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Tuesday Piedmont Farmers Market:

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

Aug. 4

Summer Readers' Festival:

Games, inflatables, crawl throughs, trackless train, Concord Fire Department Smoke House, DARE officers from Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department and more. Opens at 10 a.m. Free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com

Concord Farmers Market:

4 p.m. Wednesdays. Concord Farmers Market, 24 Market St., Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Aug. 5

End of Summer Reading Program:

All reading records must be turned in by this date to receive prizes. Free. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

2010 Adult Summer Reading Program:

The theme for this year is "Soak Up a Good Read at Your Library." Adult participants record five books into a reading log and then turn in the log and receive a free gift. 7 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

The comedy-musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" based on the popular 1988 film. 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 15, 22. $15 adults; $12 seniors and students; $10 children under 12. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Aug. 6

Party On The Plaza:

Features live music by Concord's own Exit 54, a classic rock cover band. Bring a lawn chair. No outside drinks or food permitted. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. www.wine-room.net.

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