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Three N.C. artists who create in more than one medium will talk about and demonstrate their work at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. They're part of the current exhibit, "Multi-Tasking." It's free. 704-920-2787.
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, will host a living history day for homeschoolers and their families 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. $5 per person, free for ages 4 and under. www.lattaplantation.org.
Enter your pooch in the town's 10th annual All American Dog Show 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road. Forms are at www.corneliuspr.org and at the Cornelius PARC Department, 21445 Catawba Ave.
The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Duke Family Performance Hall. Pianist Ruskin Cooper will perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. 704-894-2848.
Register and book a cabin by Wednesday for a five-night benefit "Fun with Friends" cruise in February. It will depart from Charleston and visit Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas. It will benefit Serenity House, an end-of-life comfort care home on Centre Church Road. To register visit www.desiresofmyheartravel.com and click on "Fun With Friends," or call 704-746-3665.
Traffic on Main Street and Old Mountain Road will be diverted Wednesday for South Iredell High School's Homecoming Parade, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
Cooper Street will be closed to all traffic 4-9:30 p.m. Friday for the American Renaissance School's Fall Festival.
The Denver Days festival will have rides, crafts, vendors, food, music, entertainment and a talent show Wednesday-Saturday on Triangle Circle, off N.C. 16 behind the Hotsy Co. General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board will be perform at 8p.m. Saturday. www.denverdays.com.