Cabarrus

Home and landscape show, Charlotte basketball and more!

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Jan. 26

La Fanciulla del West Encore:

The encore performance of Puccini's wild-west opera. 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:

The winning team gets a free appetizer. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan. 27

Concert

The Carolina Gator Gumbo will play festive Cajun and Creole music at the Davis Theatre in the historic Cabarrus County courthouse. The band will perform as part of the Cabarrus Arts Council's Footlights series. $10. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.com.

Chamber Music Festival

The final day of the Chamber Music Festival at UNCC will feature Schubert's "Trout" Quintet. 8 p.m. Robinson Hall, Belk Theatre. $9 Public; $7 Seniors, faculty and staff; $6 students. UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. performances.uncc.edu.

Jan. 28

Home and landscape show:

The 7th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show will showcase the best home improvement experts and the latest trends for your home and outdoor living spaces. Celebrity guests include: Brian Santos, better known as "The Wall Wizard" on HGTV, will present seminars on painting, faux finishing and unique wall covering techniques. Paul James, "The Gardening Guy" on HGTV, host of "Gardening by the Yard," show will present gardening tips on the expert stage. Inspire your taste buds with cooking demonstrations and beer tastings by Old Mecklenburg Brewery and wine tastings in Winery Row 2-7 p.m. today; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Jan. 29; 11a.m. -5 p.m. Jan. 30. $7; $6 for military and seniors; $5, 65-plus. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751, Hwy. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com. Visit www.showtechnology.com for discount coupons.

Jan. 29

Totally Tubular :

Totally Tubular '11 will be an amazing weekend of thrills and spills. Winter tubing never felt this good as we enjoy the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. As available registration deadline: Jan. 23, $134.99. Details: Annie, 864-234-7033, ext. 1245; Vaporline, 864-234-7033 x1495. Great Wolf Lodge, Concord, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 866-925-9653. www.greatwolf.com.

Winter Author Event & Volunteer Recognition:

The Concord Friends of the Library Winter Author Event & Volunteer Recognition will feature North Carolina mystery writer Mark De Castrique, author of "Dangerous Undertaking" and "Blackman's Coffin." De Castrique, a Hendersonville native, will entertain you with stories of his characters, the North Carolina mountains and his life in the broadcasting business. Volunteers of the library for this past year will be honored. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord Branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

UNCC men's basketball vs. LaSalle:

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

Jan. 30

Home and landscape show:

The 7th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show will showcase the best home improvement experts and the latest trends for your home and outdoor living spaces. Celebrity guests include: Brian Santos, better known as "The Wall Wizard" on HGTV, will present seminars on painting, faux finishing and unique wall covering techniques. Paul James, "The Gardening Guy" on HGTV, host of "Gardening by the Yard," show will present gardening tips on the expert stage. Inspire your taste buds with cooking demonstrations and beer tastings by Old Mecklenburg Brewery and wine tastings in Winery Row 2-7 p.m. today; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Jan. 29; 11a.m. -5 p.m. Jan. 30. $7; $6 for military and seniors; $5, 65-plus. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751, Hwy. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com. Visit www.showtechnology.com for discount coupons.

Jan. 31

Faculty and Friends Concert Series

UNCC Department of Music presents the Faculty and Friends Concert Series: A Tribute to Joe Henderson. Dr. Will Campbell will lead a concert tribute to the jazz legend Joe Henderson. $9 Public; $7 Seniors, faculty and staff; $6 students. Robinson Hall, Belk Theater.

Feb. 1

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Golden Needles Chapter programs teaches you the art of hand embroidery. We offer Group Correspondence Courses from the national organization, programs on various forms of embroidery, expertise and support for all levels of ability. We participate in the annual Carolinas Region Seminar and our organization also offers a national seminar in a different location each year. Come stitch with us. We love visitors. 10 a.m.; 10 a.m. March 1; 10 a.m. April 5; 10 a.m. May 3; 10 a.m. June 7; 10 a.m. Aug. 2; 10 a.m. Sep. 6; 10 a.m. Oct. 4; 10 a.m. Nov. 1; 10 a.m. Dec. 6. First two meetings are free. 704-650-9223. www.egausa.org. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord. 704-782-2024. www.allsaintsconcord.org.

Hike for your Health:

Get outside, get moving, get healthy. Fresh air, sunshine, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people are included. This is a medium to fast pace walk. Ages 12 & older. Please call to register. 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 22. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Yoga in the Preserve:

Enjoy gentle flow style yoga surrounded by nature. The sights and sounds will set the mood for you to unwind and breathe. Classes will be inside during winter. Ages 16 and older. Please call to register. 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 22. $8 drop in or $25 a month. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a fun, casual wine tasting. All the wines are fairly priced by the bottle. Appetizer menu available for noshes. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Feb. 2

Ground Hog Day:

Will he see his shadow? Come celebrate Groundhog Day with us and find out. We will make a craft, play games, read stories and have a snack. Please call to register. 10 a.m. and Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2. Free. 704-598-8857. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Charlotte Basketball vs. Xavier:

7:30 p.m. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu.

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 beverage. The winning team gets a free appetizer. Relax while giving your noggin a workout. 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 7:30 p.m. March 2; 7:30 p.m. March 9; 7:30 p.m. March 16; 7:30 p.m. March 23; 7:30 p.m. March 30. Free. Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Feb. 3

'Divorce Southern Style'

The Old Courthouse Theatre presents "Divorce Southern Style." 8 p.m. Ticket $10-15. 704-788-2405. The Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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