Cabarrus

Polaroid art, Party On The Plaza! and more!

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Aug. 4

Show of Hand-Manipulated Polaroids:

Concord resident John Dunlap's photo art will be featured at The Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery, 21 Union St., Suite 200, Concord, with an exhibition through Aug. 21. Dunlap is a nationally known photo artist who will exhibit his hand-manipulated Polaroid art, as well as selected digital and slide images. Contact: Adam Miller, 704-788-2326.

Choral Academy auditions:

The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth (ages 7-20) to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals for fall semester begin on Sept.7. New singers will be accepted through the month of September. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. Each choir meets weekly on Tuesdays through mid-May at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord, to study and perform a broad range of choral literature. Choirs are directed by Gary Shive and accompanied by Lynnette Novobilski. To schedule an audition or for more information: Gary Shive at 704-786-7447 or www.choralacademy.org

Summer Readers' Festival:

Games, inflatables, trackless train, Concord Fire Department Smoke House, DARE officers from Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department and more. Opens at 10 a.m. but school or day-care groups should arrive after 11 a.m. Free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Go Green with Dennis Testerman:

As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, Dennis Testerman with the Soil & Water Conservation District, will present "Green Gold: Caring for Cabarrus County's Natural Resources." This interactive program will explore everyone's role as stewards of the land and the natural resources that improve our quality of life in Cabarrus County. 5:30 p.m. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library

Cabarrus Creamery Criterium Bicycle races:

Fast, exciting racing around the block of Union, Cabarrus, Market and Barbrick streets. Enjoy the competition and restaurants in downtown Concord. 6:15 p.m. Downtown Concord, Union Street, Concord. www.crossroadscyclingclassic.com.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings:

Free blood pressure screenings will be administered by Gentiva Home Health onsite at Horizon Bay Assisted Living. 1 p.m. . Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord, 1501 Zion Church Road E., Concord. www.horizonbay.com

Concord Farmers Market:

11 a.m. Wednesdays. Concord Farmers Market, 24 Market St., Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. Make A Splash Read! Summer Reading Program 2010:

When you register for the program you will receive a free ticket to the Kannapolis Intimidators Baseball game. Puppets, Magicians, nature programs, movies and much more are all available at your library this summer. 9 a.m. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Aug. 5

Summer Reading Program Ends!:

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., Concordwww.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. Participants will also be entered into a special drawing to be held at the end of the summer and will receive prizes supplied by The Friends of the Library. 7 p.m. 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. Two fraudsters living on the French Riviera agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from the young Christine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser gets to leave. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. 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. . www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Recycled Book Craft, Part 2:

Participants will make a cuff bracelet from an old book cover. Space is limited. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N. Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library

Tot Trade Children's Consignment Sale:

Children's clothing size infant thorough teen, accessories, toys, equipment, strollers, furniture and maternity. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5; 9 a.m. Aug. 6; 9 a.m. Aug. 7; 10 a.m. Aug. 8. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.tottradecharlotte.com.

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. Free. www.wine-room.net. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. www.wine-room.net.

Tot Trade Children's Consignment Sale:

Children's clothing size infant thorough teen, accessories, toys, equipment, strollers, furniture and maternity. 9 a.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.tottradecharlotte.com.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

The comedy-musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" based on the popular 1988 film. 8 p.m. . $15 adults; $12 seniors and students; $10 children under 12. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. . www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Aug. 7

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. Stop by and visit our artisans and crafters. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

The comedy-musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" based on the popular 1988 film. 8 p.m. . $15 adults; $12 seniors and students; $10 children under 12. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Harrisburg Town Center Criterium:

Amateur and pro cycling teams competing for prizes around the Town Center streets. Free kids race between the Women's open and the Men's Pro race. 8 a.m. Free to spectators. Harrisburg Town Center, Main Street. www.crossroadscyclingclassis.com.

MDA Fill-the-Boot:

Members of the Concord Fire Department will fan out across the city every Saturday in August with boots in hand 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to raise money for the MDA Fill-the-Boot campaign for children and adults with neuromuscular diseases. www.mda.org.

Stephen Jacobs & Maydele Jorge Live In Concert!:

$8 cover charge at door. 8 p.m. Diversity Den, 160 Concord Commons, Concord. www.diversityden.com.

Tot Trade Children's Consignment Sale:

Children's clothing size infant through teen, accessories, toys, equipment, furniture and maternity. 9 a.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.tottradecharlotte.com.

Aug. 8

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

The comedy-musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" based on the popular 1988 film. 8 p.m. 2:30 p.m. . $15 adults; $12 seniors and students; $10 children under 12. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Tot Trade Children's Consignment Sale:

Children's clothing size infant through teen, accessories, toys, equipment. 10 a.m. . Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.tottradecharlotte.com.

Aug. 9

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 Road, Harrisburg.

Aug. 10

Crafty Tuesdays:

Summer crafts for children ages 3 and up. 2 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Tuesday Piedmont Farmers Market:

4 p.m. Free. The Winecoff Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord.

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