Cabarrus

Christopher The Poet, art exhibits and more!

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Aug. 11

Traveling "Fun Factory":

The Simon Kidgits Club's new Kidgits Fun Factory tour invites families for free entertainment. 11 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.concordmills.com.

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels needs volunteers:

Volunteers needed to deliver meals to homebound residents of Cabarrus County. Drivers are needed 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Schedules are one day a week or twice a month. Training is provided with detailed delivery instructions. Details: 704-932-3412.

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, exhibition through Aug. 21. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Dunlap will exhibit his hand-manipulated Polaroid art, as well as selected digital and slide images. Details: Adam Miller, 704-788-2326.

Concord Farmers Market:

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

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 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.

Aug. 12

DCI 2010: Big, Loud & Live 7:

6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com

Christopher The Poet LIVE:

7:30 p.m. $5. Diversity Den Cafe, 160 Concord Commons Drive, Concord. 704-792-2233. www.diversityden.com.

Summer Agility Extravaganza:

Summer Agility Extravaganza Times: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 15. Judging of dogs begins at 8 a.m. daily. Parking: $3- $5. Free for spectators. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.greatermonroekc.org; www.GoneDogginAgility.com.

Aug. 13

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

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

"Anne of Avonlea:"

The play is set in the little town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Anne Shirley of Green Gables discovers new bends in the road. The Light Theater is dedicated to bringing a theater experiences to homeschooled teens. 7 p.m. Aug. 13-14. $7 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under. www.thelighttheater.org. Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Rd. S.W., Concord.

Summer Agility Extravaganza:

Summer Agility Extravaganza Times: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 15. Judging of dogs begins at 8 a.m. daily. Parking: $3- $5. Free for spectators. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.greatermonroekc.org; www.GoneDogginAgility.com.

Aug. 14

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

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

Family Health and Safety Fair:

Cabarrus Family Medicine will hold its fourth annual Cabarrus Family Health & Safety Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 270 Copperfield Blvd., Concord. Activities include a fire safety house, free secure child ID checks, stranger awareness, hoop magicians, giant Slip-n-Slide, bounce house, prizes/giveaways, free immunizations. Details: Lyn Metzger, 704-721-2099.

"Anne of Avonlea:"

The play is set in the little town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Anne Shirley of Green Gables discovers new bends in the road. The Light Theater is dedicated to bringing a theater experiences to homeschooled teens. 7 p.m. $7 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under. www.thelighttheater.org. Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Rd. S.W., Concord.

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. 704-920-3310. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

MDA Fill-the-Boot:

Members of the Concord Fire Department will be out 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 in the local community.www.mda.org.

Back-to-School Monster Bash:

7:30 p.m. $20. Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

Dichotomy:

Dichotomy features Billboard and international award winning musician/songwriter Randy Smith, formerly of the band 8084, and guitarist/vocalist Curt Busse. 6:30 p.m. $5. Diversity Den Cafe, 160 Concord Commons Drive, Concord. www.diversityden.com.

Summer Agility Extravaganza:

Summer Agility Extravaganza Times: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 15. Judging for dogs begins at 8 a.m. daily. Parking: $3-$5. Free for spectators. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.greatermonroekc.org; www.GoneDogginAgility.com.

How To Deal With Your Fear of Public Speaking:

Gold Mine Toastmasters Club helps improve communication skills. 8:30 a.m. at Fairfield Inn, Cloverleaf Plaza, 3033 Cloverleaf Pkwy., Kannapolis. Details: Matthew Charity, 704-649-9633 or www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Aug. 15

Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

The comedy-musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" based on the popular 1988 film. 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.

Summer Agility Extravaganza:

Summer Agility Extravaganza Times: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Judging begins at 8 a.m. daily. Parking: $3- $5. Free for spectators. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N. Carolina 49, Concord. www.greatermonroekc.org; www.GoneDogginAgility.com.

Aug. 16

Multi-Tasking:

Art exhibition features six artists who create in more than one medium. The "Cabarrus Art Guild Juried Exhibition" also is on display. 10 a.m. Aug. 16-20, 23-27, 30-31, Sept. 1-3. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

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. 17

Tuesday Piedmont Farmers Market:

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

Lunch with grief counselors:

The Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County invites you to meet with grief counselors for food, fellowship and information. Noon-12:30 p.m. at Bob Evans, 1170 Copperfield Blvd., Concord. Anyone who has experienced a loss is welcome; each participant is responsible for his meal.

Aug. 18

Free Blood Pressure Screenings:

Free blood pressure screenings 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. 704-782-1100. www.horizonbay.com.

Aug. 22

Jack Johnson:

7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

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