Cabarrus

RenFest, Bank of America 500 and more!

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." E-mail photos to stories@newsofcabarrus.com. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Oct. 13

World of Outlaws Showdown:

7:30 p.m. $25. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Oct. 14

Bojangles Pole Night:

7:10 p.m. $12. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Oct. 15

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Dollar General 300:

NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers return to Charlotte Motor Speedway to battle NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars for 300 miles in the Dollar General 300. 12 p.m. $17 - $66. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Concord Mills Hosts "Small Business Heroes" Tour:

The last stop in Deluxe Business Services' national tour. Topics include email marketing, branding, web presence, social media, public relations, online optimization and the customer experience. 10 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.deluxe.com. www.simon.com.

"Salute to Broadway"

Old Courthouse Theatre.

8 p.m., $10. Reservations: 704-788-2405.

Live Music Featuring Kevin Brawley:

8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net.

Oct. 16

Carolina Renaissance Festival:

The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held weekends, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Opens 10 a.m. Advance discount tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide. Children under 5 are free. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. Poplar Tent Road and N.C. 73, Huntersville.

Weekly Farmers Market:

8 a.m. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Concord Mills Hosts "Small Business Heroes" Tour:

The last stop in Deluxe Business Services' national tour. Topics include e-mail marketing, branding, web presence, social media, public relations, online optimization and the customer experience. 10 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.deluxe.com. www.simon.com.

"Salute to Broadway"

Old Courthouse Theatre.

8 p.m., $10. Reservations: 704-788-2405.

How To Deal With Your Fear of Public Speaking:

Gold Mine Toast Masters Club, Fairfield Inn, Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup:

7:30 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Live Music Featuring Billy Jones:

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

Fight the Flu at Concord Mills:

Nurses administering the flu shot; educators will also be available to answer flu-related questions. Visit www.wellcheck.com to reserve and pay for your flu shot in advance. Walk-ins welcome. Cash, credit, debit cards & Simon giftcards accepted. Government-issued Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket costs. 10 a.m. $28. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

Oct. 17

Kyle Petty's Ride to Victory VIII:

Country music singers and songwriters, fans, family and friends will partner to pay tribute to Click Baldwin while raising money for Victory Junction on the 8th Annual Ride to Victory. Riders will leave from zMAX Dragway, parade through Victory Junction, and end the day-long ride with "Kyle Petty & Friends: A Songwriters' Jam" at Kyle and Pattie Petty's Adaumont Farms. 10 a.m. $40 in advance, $50 day of event. zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Boulevard, Concord. 704-714-4545. www.kylepettycharityride.com/ride-to-victory.php.

"Salute to Broadway"

Old Courthouse Theatre.

2:30 p.m., $10. Reservations: 704-788-2405.

Deanna Irvin Author Symposium:

N.C. author Jill McCorkle will be the speaker at the Annual Deanna Irvin Symposium sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library Inc. Tickets are $25 and include a dinner buffet. Registration forms are available at all branches of the Cabarrus County Library or call 704-782-1698. 5 p.m. Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Road. N.W., Concord.

Fight the Flu at Concord Mills:

Nurses administering the flu shot; educators will also be available to answer flu-related questions. Visit www.wellcheck.com to reserve and pay for your flu shot in advance. Walk-ins welcome. Cash, credit, debit cards & Simon giftcards accepted. Government-issued Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket costs. 12 p.m. $28. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

Carolina Renaissance Festival:

The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held weekends, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Opens 10 a.m. Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores. Children under 5 are free. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. Poplar Tent Road and N.C. 73, Huntersville.

Oct. 19

The Sound of Music Sing-Along Event:

6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Oct. 21

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor - Live:

The radio host brings his show to the big screen for the second time. 8 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

Live Music Featuring Mike Zinna:

8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net.

Hospice Dinner Group:

The Hospice Dinner Group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.6 p.m. Cost of your own meal. www.hpccc.org. O'Charley's, 1389 Concord Pkwy. N., Concord.

Oct. 22

Christmas Made In The South:

Arts and crafts festival with artists and craftsmen, with emphasis on Christmas and gift buying. Parking fee of $3 to $5 may be charged. 10 a.m. $6. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com. www.madeinthesouthshows.com.

Oct. 23

The Metropolitan Opera: Boris Godunov:

The Russian ruler has bad relations with subjects. 12 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

Carolina Renaissance Festival:

Weekends, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Opens 10 a.m. Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores. Children under 5 are free. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. Poplar Tent Road and N.C. 73, Huntersville.

How To Deal With Your Fear of Public Speaking:

Gold Mine Toast Masters Club, Fairfield Inn, Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. www.goldminetoastmasters.com. Weekly Farmers Market:

8 a.m. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez:

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

Fight the Flu at Concord Mills:

Nurses administering the flu shot; educators will also be available to answer flu-related questions. Visit www.wellcheck.com to reserve and pay for your flu shot in advance. Walk-ins welcome. Cash, credit, debit cards & Simon giftcards accepted. Government-issued Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket costs. 10 a.m. $28. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

Oct. 24

Carolina Renaissance Festival:

The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held weekends, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Opens 10 a.m. Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide. Children under 5 are free. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. Poplar Tent Road and N.C. 73, Huntersville.

Fight the Flu at Concord Mills:

Visit www.wellcheck.com to reserve and pay for your flu shot in advance. Walk-ins welcome. Cash, credit, debit cards and Simon giftcards accepted. Government-issued Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket costs. 12 p.m. $28. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

Oct. 25

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove includes functional items and unique works of art. Potteries featured include Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and King's Pottery. 10 a.m. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Black, White and Easily Red:

Exhibition includes printmaking, sculpture, painting, scherenschnitte, ceramics and drawings in the limited palette of black, white and red. 10 a.m. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Oct. 26

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove includes functional items and unique works of art. Potteries featured include Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and King's Pottery. 10 a.m. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Black, White and Easily Red:

Exhibition includes printmaking, sculpture, painting, scherenschnitte, ceramics and drawings in the limited palette of black, white and red. 10 a.m. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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