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Concord Opry, NASCAR and more!

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May 18

Concord Opry Jam

Musicians, music lovers and singers are encouraged to share music. 6-9 p.m. Senior Center in Concord. Free. 704-920-3484. 321 Corban Ave., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us.

Spirituality & End of Life Care Workshop:

Spirituality & End of Life Care is part of the Living with Grief Series. The program will be useful to a wide range of professionals such as psychologists, counselors, clergy, social workers, nurses, teachers and other healthcare workers. Also helpful to individuals who offer education on loss, grief, dying or death. Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast, Hamrick Theatre. Continuing Education Credits available. 1 p.m. 704-935-9434. Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, 920 Church St. N., Concord. 704-403-3000. www.cmc-northeast.org.

The Metropolitan Opera: II Trovatore Encore:

6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Imprints, Impressions, Improvisations:

Group invitational exhibition featuring impressed designs, traditional impressionistic approaches and the marvel of improvisation. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Job Search Help

Learn job searching skills including applications, resumes and interviewing skills. 2-3 p.m. Kannapolis Library, Fiction Room. 850 Mountain St. 704-920-1180.

May 19

Imprints, Impressions, Improvisations:

Free. 7The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Featuring the Acoustic Super Show (Superglide Unplugged). Concerts are every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Events start at 11:30 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. superglideband.com/news.

Writing Club

For children ages 8 and up. 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Harrisburg Library Branch conference room. 704-920-2080. 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg.

Pit Crew Challenge

A competition between top-24 NASCAR Spring Cup Series pit crews at Time Warner Cable Arena. 7 p.m. Details: www.pitcrewchallenge.com.

Coupon Clipping Club

Coupon clipping, swapping and tips. Bring your own coupons to clip and swap. Coupon experts and newcomers welcome. 4:30-5:30p.m. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St. 704-920-1180.

"Madeline":

Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Amelie's French Bakery and Acting Up Children's Theatre present "Madeline." Adapted from the well-loved children's book series by Ludwig Bemelmans, with original songs and whimsical choreography. For children of all ages. 7 p.m. May 19, 20, 26 and 27; 2:30 p.m. May 21 and 28. $5 in advance; $7 at door. 704-699-8642. www.actingupdrama.com. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. N.E., Concord.

May 20

NC Education Lottery 200:

NASCAR Camping World Trucks in a bumper-to-tailgate tussle. Plus, qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race. 8 p.m. $20-$30. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, Concord:

Deserts, drinks. take-out, eat-in and delivery for orders larger than $10. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Home Game at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium against Delmarva Shorebirds. bit.ly/intimidators.

"Madeline":

7 p.m. 704-699-8642. www.actingupdrama.com. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. NE, Concord.

May 21

Spring Into Arts Festival:

The sixith Annual Spring Into Arts Festival is a day-long arts event in Concord that provides local and regional performing and visual artists an opportunity to show, share knowledge, demonstrate, sell their work and perform. There will be children's art activities, musical performances, a display of fine art for sale, and food offered for sale by food vendors and local restaurants. The event is free to the public and will be centered in downtown Concord on Union Street. 10 a.m. Free. 704-784-4208. www.springintoarts.com. Historic Downtown Concord, Union Street, Concord.

"Madeline":

2:30 p.m. . $5 in advance; $7 at door. 704-699-8642. www.actingupdrama.com. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. N.E., Concord.

Stories Under the Stars

The Blue moon Puppets will perform Folktales from a Global Village. bluemoonpuppets.com. Stories under the Stars are live art, music and story-telling programs each Saturday evening at the Cabarrus County Library Kannapolis Branch. www.cityofkannapolis.com.

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race:

The Saturday night shootout for bragging rights and a $1 million paycheck. 2 p.m. Four-pack adult tickets with hot dogs and Coca-Colas $29.75 per person. Children's admission starts at $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Tai Chi in the Park

Kannapolis Veterans Park 10a.m. Introductory classes are once a week on Wednesaday or Saturday. Details: www.cabarruschinese.org. $10 per class. To register: 704-920-4343.

Nature Walk

Walk the North Cabarrus park the third Saturdy of each month for a guided nature walk through the trails. 10 a.m. Meet in front of the park office, pre-registration not required. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/parks.

Consignment Sale

New Beginnings Preschool will have their Spring and Summer Consignment Sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Buy or sell finfant, children, teen and adult clothing as well as maternity items. Other items include furniture, baby equipment, household items, toys, books and more. The half-price sale begins from noon-1 p.m. Consignor's sneak peak sale 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 20. Details: www.SaintJamesCatholic.com or 704-262-3498. The event will take place in the St. James the Greater Catholic Church Parish Hall, 139 Manor Ave., Concord.

Yoga in the Park

Mixed level class for ages 11 and up. Bring a yoga mat or a towel to protect the mat. $5 per class. 9 a.m. in Veterans Park. Details: 704-232-5014 or 704-920-4343.

May 22

"Rabbit Hole":

Presented by Old Courthouse Theatre. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize and now an Oscar nominated movie, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. For details, visit: www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. 4 p.m. Free Admission. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Home Game at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium against Delmarva Shorebirds. bit.ly/intimidators.

May 23

Farmers Market

The Harrisburg Famers Market is open every Monday through September with fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats and more. Hand crafted items and baked goods are also available. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Home Game at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium against Delmarva Shorebirds. bit.ly/intimidators.

May 26

Windstream Pole Night:

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600. 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and $1 for children. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Featuring White Chocolate. Concerts are every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Events start at 11:30 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. www.whitechocolate.org.

"Madeline":

Adapted from the well-loved children's book series by Ludwig Bemelmans, with original songs and whimsical choreography. For children of all ages. 7 p.m. $5 in advance; $7 at door. 704-699-8642. www.actingupdrama.com. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. NE, Concord.

May 24

Saving for Children

Children will learn about money management and how to save. For children ages Kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents. Space is limited and registration is required. Details or to register, call the Kannapolis Library branch at 704-920-1180. 4:30 p.m.

May 27

Circle K Outlaws Showdown:

Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Jason Meyers and Joey Saldana are among the warriors of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series who do battle in this open-wheeled spectacular. 4:30 p.m. May 27. Tickets are $25 and children's admission is $10. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. The Dirt Track at Charlotte, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3200.

Track Walk and Cookout

Following a walk around the track, families can enjoy games, music, racing simulators and a question-answer session with drivers. A picnic-style lunch is free and open to all ticket and annual credential holders for the Coca-Cola 600. 11 a.m.

May 28

Top Gear 300:

Saturday afternoon NASCAR Nationwide Series race is perfect for first-time families. 9 a.m. Front-stretch adult tickets start at just $17 and children's admission is just $1. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

May 29

Coca-Cola 600:

Let Freedom Race at NASCAR's only 600-mile event and patriotic salute to the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day Weekend. 11a.m. Four-pack adult tickets with hot dogs and Coca-Colas start at $39.75 per person. Children's admission starts at $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

May 30

Farmers Market

The Harrisburg Famers Market is open Monday every Monday through September with fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats and more. Hand crafted items and baked goods are also available. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg.

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