Cabarrus

Snowland, women's basketball and more!

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Dec. 22

Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge:

Through Dec. 25, Great Wolf Lodge will transform into Snowland, with daily snow sprinkles. Daily snow show in the Grand Lobby, includes nightly story time with Rowdy the Reindeer. The Cub Club transforms into Santa's workshop with special appearances by Santa. Includes access to the indoor waterpark. Swim as early as 1 p.m., check-in begins at 4 p.m. Nightly pajama story time in the lobby following the Great Clock Tower Show. Rates from $189 on select dates. Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 866-925-9653. www.greatwolf.com.

Trivia Night:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net.

Last day for The Galleries' exhibits

Today is the last day to shop Seagrove Pottery and see Figuratively Speaking on exhibit at The Galleries in downtown Concord. Today a 15 percent discount will be available on all items in the Shop Seagrove and Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree shows. Shop Seagrove includes pieces from Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Dirtworks Pottery, Chris Luther Pottery, Crystal Kind Pottery and King's Pottery. 65 Union Street S., Concord. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

"A Christmas Wish List: Antique Dolls and Retro Toys"

Through Dec. 23, the Concord Museum will showcase toys handmade and manufactured dolls from the 19th century through 1960s, including Barbies, Batman, Captain Action figures, View-Masters, photos and a remembrance of Blackwelder's toyland. Concord Museum, 11 Union Street South, Suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org.

Out-of-School Special Green Gifts:

Participants in the session will create handmade gifts for their loved ones using biodegradable and organic materials. For more information, contact Nicole_Sanders@ncsu.edu or 704-336-2082. Held at Armory Training Facility. Ages 6-13 yrs. Please call to register. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $3. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd., Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Cage Fitness Cardio/Endurance Workout Classes:

Offered by Harrisburg Martial Arts Family Training Center, Cage Fitness is a complete total body workout in just 30 minutes. Classes are designed for men and women of all ages and all fitness levels. An individual can customize their workout by adjusting their intensity level to best suit their personal fitness goals. Each five-minute round incorporates both aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will help maximize the ability to burn fat but also gain muscle. 8:15 p.m. 704-455-1155. www.hmati.com. Martial Arts Training International, 4553 Rte 49, Harrisburg. 704-455-1155. www.hmati.com

Charlotte 49ers women's basketball

Experience Halton Arena when the Charlotte 49ers face the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks in non-conference action. 12 p.m. Adults $5; Youth $2. www.Charlotte49ers.com. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu.

Charlotte 49Ers Men's Basketball vs. Wright State:

Make your way to Halton Arena to watch the Charlotte 49ers battle the Wright State Raiders. 7:30 p.m. Adults $15; Youth $10. www.Charlotte49ers.com. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu

Dec. 25

Christmas Day at Great Wolf Lodge

Enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet at Great Wolf Lodge. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 adults, $15 children, free for children 4 and under. Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 704-549-8206. www.greatwold.com.

Dec. 28

Tuesday Wine Tasting Featuring Napa Cellars:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a fun, casual wine tasting. This week we have a special presentation of the wines of Napa Cellars, a fantastic quality producer from Napa Valley. All the wines are 10 percent off if purchased that night, 15 percent for a mixed or solid case purchase. Appetizer menu available for noshes. We have a great group of regulars and are always looking to add more.7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Dec. 29

Trivia Night:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord.

Marty DeJarnette at Old Stone Vino

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Marty DeJarnette will appear at the Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar every Tuesday and Wednesday night from 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy great food and music in a unique atmosphere. No cover charge. Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar, 515 S. Main Street, Kannapolis. 704-938-2337. www.oldstonevino.com.

Dec. 31

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre:

Old Courthouse Theatre holds its 20th annual New Year's Eve murder mystery dinner theater, 8 p.m. to midnight, fifth floor ballroom, Smith Tower, Charlotte Motor Speedway. The evening includes appetizers, salad, entrée, dessert, served with wine, tea, soft drink, coffee, champagne and party favors. Tables can seat eight to 10. Call for reservations $75 per person and $150 per couple. 704-788-2405 or e-mail info@oldcourthousetheatre.org. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 29.

Logan Ministerial Alliance Watch Night Service:

A New Year's Eve watch night service will be held at the Barber Scotia College Chapel. Rev. J. Ruth Davis will be messenger for this event. Community church choirs will also participate. Come and enjoy a night in the Logan community. 7 p.m. Free. 704-786-6818. Barber Scotia College, 145 Cabarrus Ave. W, Concord. 704-789-2900. barberscotia.college-lnfo.com

Swingin the New Year 2011

The "Party Band of the South," the Swingin' Medallions, will ring in the new year at the Swingin the New Year 2011 at Embassy Suites, Concord. Two packages are available for guests, which includes buffets and overnight stay. Embassy Suites, 54 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW, Concord. 704-455-8200 ext. 2080. nye2010reservations@gmail.com or contact www.embassysuitesconcord.com.

New Years at Great Wolf Lodge

Ring in the New Year with activities from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Events include magic show, balloon artist, face painting, crafts, music, dancing, balloon drops and more. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. A New Year's Eve Duck race will begin at 10 p.m. in the waterpark with great prizes including night stays. Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 704-549-8206. www.greatwolf.com.

Jan. 2

Carolina Christmas Tour:

6 p.m. $20. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3205. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com

Charlotte 49ers women's basketball vs. Virginia Tech:

3 p.m. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu

Jan. 4

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a fun, casual wine tasting. Five different wines are selected each week, predominantly red wines with a few white or sparkling curveballs thrown in now and then. Appetizer menu available for noshes. 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net

Jan. 5

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo Encore:

Don Carlo falls in love with Elisabeth. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. Test your knowledge of trivia while sipping your favorite wine or cold beer in a casual and fun atmosphere. The winning team gets a free appetizer. 7:30 p.m. ; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net

Jan. 8

Repticon

Thousands of reptiles and exotic animals from around the world will be at the Cabarrus Arena 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 9. Discount prices available on pets and pet products. Show includes hands-on seminars. Free raffles every hour. Free samples and shopping bag with VIP ticket purchase online. Adults $10, Children $5, two-day VIP tickets available $12 online or $15 at the door. Educators free with ID. www.repticon.com

Jan.14

Kart Show and Championship Race

Largest all-karting trade show in North America will be at the Cabarrus Arena. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. with special concert featuring Laura Dodd. Tickets on sale now. $10 adults, free for children under 7 and those with valid military I.D. Visit the Cabarrus Arena box office for tickets or email onsite1@mindspring.com.

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