The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C., will end its visit to Cabarrus County today at Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord.
The wall tours communities nationwide. Its Traveling Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and its Information Center allows people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war.
The exhibit is part of the Cabarrus Library's "One Book, One Community" program on Tim O'Brien's book "The Things They Carried."
For a full schedule of events call JoAnn Gresham at 704-920-2062.
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Harrisburg's first art walk will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Town Center.
It will include stops at the vacant Hewitt Tax Services building, Frankie and Louie's, Main Street Deli, Rocky River Coffee Co., Studio 7, Three Monkeys, Empowerment Personal Training Studio and Town Hall.
For information about the event or about participating as an artist, contact Teresa Stern at email@example.com or 704-458-0362.
Tim O'Brien, author of the book "The Things They Carried," which follows a platoon during the Vietnam War, will give a talk at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's building on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis 3-5 p.m. Friday.
The book is the selected text for the Cabarrus County Public Library's "One Book, One Community" reading program.
The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Call Amelia Likin at 704-216-3548 or email Amelia.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Singer-songwriter and national recording artist Carrie Newcomer will give a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Newcomer, an Indiana native, is "one of the defining voices of the Heartland, (who) sings of the small joys and pains in life, emphasizing the little moments that are often taken for granted ..., " according to a news release from the Cabarrus Arts Council.
The concert is part of the arts Council's "On Stage at the Davis" series of professional arts performances.
Tickets are $32. For tickets or information call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Local artists are invited to a group discussion of the book "The Heart of the Artist," by Rory Nolan. The group will meet 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays this week through June 21.
The discussion will be led by Vic Daniel, worship leader at Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, and is sponsored by the church. Advance registration is requested; call 704-935-4266 or visit www.thepark.cc/#/grow.
The Old Courthouse Theatre will continue performances this week of the musical "Honk!" the award-winning adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale "The Ugly Duckling."
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 15-16; and at 2:30 p.m. today, next Sunday and April 16 and 17.
All performances are at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior adults and students with ID and $10 for children. For reservations, call 704-788-2405.
For details, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Monday-evening dance classes now offered at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Concord cost $10 per person.
Participants learn and dance during the two 45-minute sessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. each Monday. Partners are not required. Beginning to advanced dancers are welcome.
A professional dance instructor from the Havanna Banquet and Ballroom in Cornelius will teach rumba, swing, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, tango, samba and other popular dances.
The classes are open to the public. The church is at 525 Lake Concord Road. Details: 704-782-2024 daytime.
At the next free Art Walk 6-9 p.m. April 15 in downtown Concord, galleries and shops all over Concord will have visual art displays, refreshments and entertainment.
Maps listing all the participants and artists will be available April 8 at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. For information call 704-920-2787 (704-920-ARTS).
Kannapolis pastel painter Walter Stanford will be the guest speaker at the Cabarrus Art Guild's meeting at 2 p.m. next Sunday.
The free, public meeting will be at the Brick Wall Gallery in Concord's Gibson Mill Depot.
For more information visit www.walterstanford.com/artist.php. Joe Marusak and Scott Verner