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Cabarrus County

Aug. 8

Old Courthouse Theatre's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

Comedy-musical based on popular 1988 film. Two fraudsters living on the French Riviera agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from the young Chistine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser gets to leave. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 15 and 22; 8 p.m. Aug. 13-14 and 20-21. $15 adults; $12 senior adults and students with ID; $10 age 12 and younger. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. Tot Trade Childrens Consignment Sale:

Children's clothing sizes infant thorough teen, accessories, toys, equipment, strollers, furniture, maternity. 10 a.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. www.tottradecharlotte.com. Show of Hand-Manipulated Polaroids:

Concord resident John Dunlap's hand-manipulated Polaroid photo art and selected digital and slide images on exhibit through Aug. 21. The Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Suite 200, Concord. Contact: Details: Adam Miller, 704-788-2326.

Golf Tournament:

Deadline to register for Rocky River High School Athletic Booster Club's inaugural golf tournament. Proceeds support all athletic programs at Rocky River. Corporate and personal sponsorship opportunities available. Play begins 7 a.m. Aug. 21. $75 per golfer. Larkhaven Golf Course, 4801 Camp Stewart Road, Charlotte. 980-343-1461. pages.cms.k12.nc.us/rockyriver/. Choral Academy auditions:

Auditions/vocal placement interviews being scheduled for ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation necessary. Rehearsals for fall semester begin Sept.7. New singers will be accepted through September. All youths in Cabarrus and surrounding counties 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 selected with age and vocal capabilities in mind. For audition time or more information call Gary Shive, 704-786-7447, or visit www.choralacademy.org.

Aug. 9

BEE Creative Arts Camp:

"Adventures on the High Seas of Creativity," creative arts camp for rising first- through sixth-graders offered Aug. 9-13 at The Refuge in Concord. Children explore art, photography, drama, dance, music, writing. $130. Registration: 704-699-6368. www.beecreativeco.com. The Refuge, 1030 Central Drive, Concord.

Harrisburg Farmers Market:

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

Aug. 10

Crafty Tuesdays:

Summer crafts for children ages 3 and up. Parents welcome to help. 2 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2058. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Tuesday Piedmont Farmers Market:

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

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. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.

Concord Farmers Market:

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

Aug. 12

Summer Agility Extravaganza:

Dog agility trials. 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Aug. 12-15. Judging begins 8 a.m. daily. Spectators admitted free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N. Carolina 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.greatermonroekc.org; www.GoneDogginAgility.com. DCI 2010: Big, Loud & Live 7:

6:30 p.m. Aug. 12. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com. Christopher the Poet Live:

S.C. poet to perform his newest spoken-word pieces. For preview, visit www.reverbnation.com. 7:30 p.m. $5. Diversity Den Café, 160 Concord Commons D1, Concord. 704-792-2233. www.diversityden.com. "The Health Effects of Ozone and Asthma":

Lunchtime discussion by Dr. David Peden, professor of pediatrics, medicine and microbiology/immunology and toxicology at UNCChapel Hill, on "The Health Effects of Ozone and Asthma." Peden is principal investigator for ongoing study, "Human Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants." Free. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. Center for the Environment, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury. Register at www.centerfortheenvironment.org/registration-form.html. 800-228-2922.

Aug. 13

Old Courthouse Theatre's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

Comedy-musical based on popular 1988 film. Two fraudsters living on the French Riviera agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from the young Chistine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser gets to leave. 8 p.m. Aug. 13-14 and 20-21; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. $15 adults; $12 senior adults and students with ID; $10 age 12 and younger. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. "Anne of Avonlea":

Play set in town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Anne Shirley of Green Gables discovers new bends in the road. She will find joy, sorrow, old and new friendships and maybe even wedding bells. The Light Theater is dedicated to bringing a quality theater experience to homeschooled teens in the Concord area. 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 Road S.W., Concord. Live Music by Alan Barrington:

8 p.m. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Aug. 14

Exploration at Reed Gold Mine:

Explore historic Reed Gold Mine at free second-Saturday event near Midland. Theme: "When Nature and Man Collide." 10 a.m. Aug. 14. Free. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-721-4653. www.reedmine.com. Family Health and Safety Fair:

Cabarrus Family Medicine's fourth annual Cabarrus Family Health & Safety Day. Fire safety house, free secure child ID checks, stranger awareness, hoop magicians, giant slip-n-slide, moonbounce, prizes, free immunizations. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 270 Copperfield Blvd., Concord. Details: Lyn Metzger, 704-721-2099. www.cabarrusfamily.com. The Dichotomy:

Original acoustic music by musician/songwriter Randy Smith, formerly of the band 8084, and Chicago-transplant guitarist/vocalist Curt Busse. 6:30 p.m. $5. thedichotomy.com. Diversity Den Café, 160 Concord Commons No. D1, Concord. 704-792-2233. www.diversityden.com. Colonial-era Transportation, Arts and Crafts:

"Back Country Roads of the Colonial Period." Program looks back to an earlier time before planes, trains and automobiles. Combines with arts and crafts unique to N.C. heritage; features artists James E. Taylor and Joanne French and photographer Vaughan Earle Justice. 10 a.m. Free. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-636-2889. www.nctrans.org. Live Music by Billy Jones:

Billy Jones' songs reflect the deep musical roots of the South and beyond. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net. Back-to-School Monster Bash:

7:30 p.m. $20. Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3205. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

Aug. 15

Improve Your Public Speaking:

Improve your communication skills and get your point across more concisely. Gold Mine Toastmasters Club. 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Fairfield Inn, 3033 Cloverleaf Parkway, Kannapolis. 704-649-9633. www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Aug. 17

Fall Planting with David Goforth:

Goforth, Cabarrus County Extension agent, discusses what types of plants and vegetables work best in this region; how to get your garden ready for autumn. Free. 5:30 p.m. Auditorium, Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Grief Counseling with Food, Fellowship, Information:

Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County meeting open to anyone who has experienced a loss. Noon Aug. 17. Only charge is cost of restaurant meal. Bob Evans Farms Restaurant, 1170 Copperfield Blvd. N.E., Concord. www.hpccc.org.

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