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May 22

Old Courthouse Theatre's Living Room Reading Series: "Rabbit Hole":

Winner of 2007 Pulitzer Prize; now 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. Directed by Jonathan Ewart. 4 p.m. Free. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405.

May 23

Community Singers Wanted for Patriotic Benefit Concert:

The Piedmont Choral Society to present all-patriotic music benefit concert for nonprofit Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities at 3 p.m. June 26 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Area singers invited to participate. Rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays beginning this week at the church. No audition or cost to sing. Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities teaches life skills and offers job training to disabled adults. Free. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Details: or 704-699-6053.

May 26


Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Amelie's French Bakery and Acting Up Children's Theatre present musical adapted from children's book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. Original songs and whimsical choreography. 7 p.m. May 26-27; 2:30 p.m. May 28. $5 in advance; $7 at door. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. N.E., Concord. 704-699-8642.

May 28

Flapjack Fundraiser for Cabarrus Cares/Kitty City:

Benefit breakfast at Applebee's, 1240 Concord Parkway N., Concord. Cabarrus CARES/Kitty City is a nonprofit animal education, pet rescue and adoption center. Proceeds will go to help spay and neuter cats and dogs. $7. For tickets call 704-795-5219 or stop by Kitty City, 30 Union St. S., Concord . 7-10 a.m. Applebee's, 1240 Concord Parkway N., Concord. 704-795-5219. Top Gear 300:

5:45 p.m. $17-$61. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3267. Frankie & Louie's:

The Blues Providers (classic/original Chicago and Jump blues). 7 p.m. Free. Frankie & Louie's, 4351 Main St., Harrisburg. 704-455-0005.

May 29

Coca-Cola 600:

NASCAR Sprint Cup 600-mile event. Pre-race patriotic salute to U.S. armed forces. 5:45 p.m. $49-$135. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3267.

June 4

Ducktona Dash:

Benefit event for Cabarrus Meals on Wheels and Community Free Clinic. 4,000 rubber ducks to race; also, food, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities. Prizes for winning ducks include three cash prizes (first place $750, second $500, third $250). Ducks $5 for one or $20 for five. To "adopt" ducks visit or Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Camp T.N. Spencer Park, 3155 Foxford Drive, Concord. 704-932-3412. Junior Charity League of Concord Spring Garden Tour:

Self-guided tour through private gardens of five homes in downtown Concord. Sample offerings from local restaurants, recipes from League's new cookbook. 10 a.m. $20 in advance; $25 day of tour; $18 per person for groups of 15 or more. Union Street, downtown Concord. 704-652-0669.

June 5

L.A. Philharmonic Live: Dudamel Conducts Brahms:

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Brahms' Fourth Symphony. 5 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200.