Cabarrus

Coca-Cola 600 and more!

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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 June30. 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. N.E., 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. 4:30p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. Details or to register, call the Kannapolis Library branch at 704-920-1180.

Hometown Book Club

Your Hometown Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month from noon - 2 p.m. with a brown bag lunch or pot luck lunch. The May book selection is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life" By Barbara Kingslover to celebrate local farmers.

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 battle in this open-wheeled spectacular. 4:30 p.m. 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.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, Concord:

Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

"Madeline":

Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Amelie's French Bakeryand 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. $5 in advance; $7 at door. 704-699-8642. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. N.E., Concord. www.actingupdrama.com.

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.

Wine Tasting:

Tasting of the wines of Adobe Road from Sonoma, Calif. Owner Kevin Buckler will present the wines. This utasting will feature five special wines for a tasting fee of $25. 6 p.m. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Frankie & Louie's:

The Blues Providers Classic/Original Chicago, and Jump Blues. 7 p.m. Free. thebluesproviders.weebly.com. Frankie & Louie's, 4351 Main St., Harrisburg. 704-455-0005.

"Madeline":

Adapted from the well-loved children's book series by Ludwig Bemelmans, with original songs and whimsical choreography. For children of all ages. 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.

May 29

Turtles Turtles Everywhere

For all ages. Come out to see how many turtles you can count and learn about the lives of turtles. Meet staff at the park office. Pre-registration is required by May 25. 10-11 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-795-4492. www.cabarrscounty.us/reservepartner.

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. 11 a.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 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.

May 31

Tuesday Wine Tastings at The Wine Room:

Every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

June 1

The Metropolitan Opera:

An encore performance of the second opera in The Ring of the Nibelung series. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

June 2

Summer Concert Series - Kannapolis

Charlotte Symphony Stars & Stripes Salute, with fireworks. 7 p.m. Village Park, 740 West C St., Kannapolis.

Uncork The Myths of Wine & Investing:

A brief, fun, and informative talk about four of the myths that are commonly accepted about wine and investing. Followed by a themed wine tasting. RSVP is required. Call 704-782-9064 or visit www.fwpconcord.com. 5:30 p.m. No cost to attend. 704-782-9064. www.fwpconcord.com. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Featuring Little Johnny Trailer Trash. Concerts are every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Events start at 11:30 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. www.littlejohnnytrailertrash.com.

June 4

Ducktona Dash:

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels and the Community Free Clinic will hold the second annual Cabarrus Ducktona Dash 10 a.m.-2pm at Camp Spencer Park, 3155 Foxford Road in Concord. Watch 4,000 rubber ducks race, with food, arts and crafts vendors and children's activities. Prizes for the winning ducks include three cash prizes. Duck adoptions are $5 for one Lucky Duck or $20 for a Quack Pack of Five Lucky Ducks. Visit our websites, www.cabarrusmow.org or www.communityfreeclinic.org to adopt your ducks today. Free admission. 704-795-4492.

Heritage Craft Show

Semi-annual craft show will raise funds for the ongoing Harrisburg restoration projects. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Old Post Office, 6960 Robinson Church Road, beside the railroad tracks.

Summer Concert Series - Kannapolis

7 p.m. at Village Park with fireworks. Featuring country artist Jason Michael Carroll. Village Park, 740 West C St., Kannapolis.

Junior Charity League of Concord Spring Garden Tour:

Enjoy a self-guided tour through the private gardens of five homes in downtown Concord. Sample delicious offerings from local restaurants and recipes from the League's new cookbook. 10 a.m. $20 advance; $25 day of tour; $18 per person for groups of 15 or more. 704-652-0669. www.jclofconcord.com. Downtown Concord, Union Street, Concord. 704-784-4208. www.concorddowntown.com.

June 5

LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Brahms:

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Brahms' Fourth Symphony. From the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. 5 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

June 6

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.

June 7

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Golden Needles Chapter programs teach you the art of hand embroidery. The chapgter offers Group Correspondence Courses from the national organization on various forms of embroidery, expertise and support for all levelseach year. Come stitch with us. 10 a.m. First two meetings are free. 704-650-9223. www.egausa.org. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-782-2024. www.allsaintsconcord.org.

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