Cabarrus

New Year's Day, Repticon and more!

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Dec. 29

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Free. 704-782-9463. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

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 his or her workout by adjusting the intensity level to best suit personal fitness goals. Each five-minute round incorporates aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will help maximize the ability to burn fat but also gain muscle. 8:15 p.m. Free trial. Martial Arts Training International, 4553 Rte 49, Harrisburg. 704-455-1155. www.hmati.com.

Marty DeJarnette at Old Stone Vino

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

Dec. 31

Logan Ministerial Alliance Watch Night Service:

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

Old Courthouse Theatre 20th Annual New Year's Eve Dinner Theatre:

Welcome in the New Year at OCT's 20th annual event featuring fine dining, champagne, dancing and a murder mystery. Come join Madam Zelda Von Schpookum as she hosts a convention for BOO (Boogeyman Outreach Organization) at the Mouldering Pines Inn. The fun starts at 8 p.m. in the 5th Floor Ballroom at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Invite friends/family to join you as tables can seat eight to 10. Details are on our website. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

NXL21 Charlotte Presents:

NXL21 Charlotte Presents Forever Young 2010 New Years Eve event. The 2011 countdown has begun. We have provided an exclusive atmosphere for the well-educated, fashion-forward, media-savvy young professional. 23+ Preferred, 21 and up. Exclusive VIP section with finger foods and complimentary champagne toast. Covered and heated patio with lake view. Presale tickets and VIP packages will be sold on first come, first serve basis. 10 p.m. Lava Bistro, 8708 J W Clay Blvd., Charlotte. For tickets call 704-549-0050. www.lavabistro.com. www.nxlevelent.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 Drive NW, Concord. 704-455-8200 ext. 2080. nye2010reservations@gmail.com or contact keri.cross@jgh.com.

New Year's 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. Jan. 2. $20. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., 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

Concord Library Book Club

The Concord Book Club will meet at 5:30pm in the Auditorium at the Concord Library. They will discuss "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. Registration is requested. 704-920-2053 to register and for information. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo Encore:

Enjoy an encore performance of Verdi's Don Carlo in select theaters. Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Met debut this new production of Verdi's most ambitious opera. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

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.. 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 Drive NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Marty DeJarnette at Old Stone Vino

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Marty DeJarnette will appear at the Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. No cover. Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis. 704-938-2337. www.oldstonevino.com.

Jan. 5

Marty DeJarnette at Old Stone Vino

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Marty DeJarnette will appear at the Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. No cover charge. Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis. 704-938-2337. www.oldstonevino.com.

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo Encore:

Enjoy an encore performance of Verdi's Don Carlo in select theaters. Director Nicholas Hytner makes his Met debut with this new production. 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. 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 Drive NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan. 8

The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West:

A centennial performance of Puccini's wild-west opera. 1 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

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 and live animal shows. 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.

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