Cabarrus

Community Calendar

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Cabarrus County

Nov. 8

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove - functional items and unique works of artAvery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery, King's Pottery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays Nov. 8-Dec. 3 (closed Nov. 20-28). Admission free; pottery as priced. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Free Diabetes Screenings:

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. Details: Cholestcheck, 800-713-3301. No appointment necessary. Free. 800-713-3301. cholestcheck.com. "Black, White and Easily Red":

Free exhibition. Printmaking, sculpture, painting, scherenschnitte, ceramics and drawings in limited palette of black, white and red. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays Nov. 8-Dec. 7 (closed Nov. 20-30). Free. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Nov. 9

Great Books Discussion - Mill's "On Liberty":

Great Books Discussion Group, Concord main library. Discuss "On Liberty," by John Stuart Mill. Registration requested. 5:30 p.m. Free. 704-920-2054. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2054. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Nov. 10

Metropolitan Opera: "Boris Godunov" Encore:

Encore performance of Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov." 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24 Theatres, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Nov. 11

Cabarrus County Veterans' Day Program:

Guest speaker Col. (Ret.) Quincy Collins. Veterans and the public welcome. Free. 11 a.m. Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, 247 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-721-2582. www.bgclubcab.org.

Nov. 12

Antiques & Collectibles Auction & Appraisal Fair:

Fundraiser for OCT and Concord, Kannapolis and Mount Pleasant Friends of the Library. Appraiser: Michael Hansen. View auction items/bring in items for appraisal Nov. 12 ($5 donation per item requested). Appraisal/viewing, food, wine, auction Nov. 13. Details: www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. Donate an antique or collectible: 704-788-2405; info@oldcourthousetheatre.org. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. malicjewels jewelry Gift Show:

Loose diamonds, colored gemstones, finished pieces in contemporary to antique, estate, costume, custom-designed, gold, silver, titanium, finished beaded jewelry or beading supplies. Noon Nov. 12; 10 a.m. Nov. 13; 11 a.m. Nov. 14. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.malicjewels.com. Piedmont Players' "Ramona Quimby":

Family comedy based on the Beverly Cleary novels. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $10 adults, $8 students and senior adults. Piedmont Players Theatre, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com. Live Music Featuring Kevin Brawley:

Genuine, heartfelt songs of singer-songwriter Kevin Brawley. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net. Pianafiddle Performance:

Violinist/fiddler Adam DeGraff and pianist Randy Morris improvise as they go, blending the traditional, the unwritten and the spontaneous, ranging from Bach to bluegrass. 8 p.m. $35. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Nov. 13

Pancake Breakfast with Santa:

Boy Scout Troop 222 hosts annual pancake breakfast. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice. Bring children or grandchildren to have breakfast and meet Santa. 7:30 a.m. Adults $5, ages 3-10 $4, younger than 3 free. Harrisburg United Methodist Church, 4560 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. 704-786-0247. Fall Craft Bazaar:

Hickory Ridge High School's math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, hosts annual event. Pick up holiday gifts and something for yourself. 9 a.m. Hickory Ridge High School, 7321 Raging Ridge Road, Harrisburg. Memory Drive to End Alzheimer's:

Poker rally to benefit Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter. Rally will start in conjunction with Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. Drivers show off their cars before departing on 65-mile poker rally; stops at Willow Grove Retirement Living, North Carolina Research Campus and VA Medical Center. Finish at N.C. Transportation Museum for lunch, prizes, train rides, showing off cars. All types of cars welcome. 9 a.m. $40 per car; includes two lunches. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-941-9937. www.alz.org. Special Needs Storytime:

Songs, puppets, stories, finger plays, more for children with developmental level up to third grade. Family members welcome. 11 a.m. second Saturday of each month. Free. Kannapolis branch library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. 704-920-1180. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. XTREME Monster Truck and Motorcycle Thrill Show:

Action-packed family show to feature world record holders, monster truck action, motorcycle stunts. Show is loud; ear protection recommended. 1:30 p.m. (doors open at noon) and 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Adults $25; children $20 (does not include pit party). Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.ksr-motorsports.com.

Nov. 14

"Over the River and Through the Woods":

Old Courthouse Theatre "Living Room Reading" readers theater performance. Single, Italian-American man from New Jersey sees grandparents daily, then gets a job offer in Seattle. To persuade him to stay, grandparents invite single woman to dinner. By Joe DiPietro. 4 p.m. Free. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Nov. 19

Art Walk:

Visual art on display at galleries and shops throughout downtown Concord. Refreshments and entertainment at many locations. Artists on hand to talk about their work. Maps available one week before event at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. 6-9 p.m. Free. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. "Tearing Down the Tent":

Documentary film reveals Jamie Reel's experiences traveling with a circus: helping with camels, riding an elephant, working as a clown, standing in the "Moto-Globe of Death." Music from N.C. bands Bombadil, Sirius B and Hellblinki Sextet. Director Michael Knox, who spent part of his childhood with the Cole Brothers Circus, on hand to talk about the film, answer questions. 9 p.m. Free. Davis Theatre, Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787 (704-920-ARTS). www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

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