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May 1

"Images of America: Concord" Book Signing:

Michael Eury, executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association, signs and answers questions about his new book. 1 p.m. $21.99 retail. Books-A-Million, Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-8300.

May 2

Imprints, Impressions, Improvisations:

Exhibition featuring impressed designs, impressionistic approaches, improvisation. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787.

May 3

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Golden Needles Chapter programs teach you the art of hand embroidery. 10 a.m. first Tuesdays. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Rd. N.E., Concord. 704-650-9223. Charlotte ARTery Presents "8!":

The eight members of Charlotte ARTery exhibit new work through May 13. Several pieces inspired by city of Concord. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. 704-788-2326. May Concord Book Club - "The Glass Castle":

Discussion of Jeannette Wall's book. Reservations requested: 704-920-2053. 5:30 p.m. Free. Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

May 6

Party on the Plaza:

Classic rock by Exit 54. Afton Village's main plaza, in front of The Wine Room. 6:30 p.m. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. "Blood Done Sign My Name":

Theatrical adaptation of book about 1970 murder of a young black man in Oxford, N.C. Performed by playwright/actor Mike Wiley, accompanied by gospel singer Mary D. Williams. 8 p.m. $30. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2753. John Laing acoustic set:

John Laing has performed all over the world. 8 p.m. Free. Oak Tree Coffee Co., 221 West A St., Kannapolis. 704-493-6970.

May 7

Pink Ribbon Luncheon:

Benefit for Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. Ticket information: email Noon. $10. Cabarrus Shrine Club, 1460 Oakwood Ave., Kannapolis. 609-835-4335. Dance for the :

Hosted by Audey Balknight Allison. Net proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. Hors d'oeuvres, setups; BYOB. Dance contest. Music by DJ Melvin Miller. 6 p.m. $10. Cabarrus Shrine Club, 1460 Oakwood Ave., Kannapolis. 609-835-4335.