Cabarrus

Calendar

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." E-mail photos to northneighbors@charlotteobserver.com. Print deadline is two weeks before event date.

May 29

Wright Flyer Artifacts:

"The World Aloft, 1908: The Year the Airplane Went Public" showcases Wright brothers' efforts to make powered flight known worldwide. Full-size replica Wright Flyer; pieces of the original Wright Flyer; artifacts on display for the first time. 1 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. weekdays. Free admission. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-636-2889. www.nctrans.org. Coca-Cola 600:

NASCAR s only 600-mile event, with pre-race salute to U.S. armed forces. 5:45 p.m. $49-$135. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

May 30

Summer Art Exhibition - "In The Details":

Five artists: Dan Abernathy's detailed hand-painted sculptures of birds; Nancy Cook's hand-stitched quilts; Michelle Heinz's series of painted phrases and poetic utterances; Holden McCurry's functional and sculptural clay art; Trena McNabb's transparent collage landscapes. 10 a.m. May 30; 10 a.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. July 4. Free. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.

June 1

The Metropolitan Opera: "Die Walküre" Encore:

Encore performance of second opera Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung" series. 6:30 p.m. June 1. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

June 2

Free Diabetes Screening:

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. No appointment necessary. Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. Details: call Cholestcheck, 800-713-3301. "Uncork Myths of Wine & Investing":

Improve your investing experience and enhance your wine drinking enjoyment. Followed by a themed wine tasting. RSVP required: 704-782-9064 or www.fwpconcord.com. 5:30 p.m. Free admission. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net; 704-782-9064. www.fwpconcord.com.

June 4

Ducktona Dash:

Second annual fundraiser for Cabarrus Meals on Wheels and Community Free Clinic. 4,000 rubber ducks race; food, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities. Cash prizes for winning ducks. Cost: $5 for one duck; $20 for five. Visit websites to "adopt" ducks. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Camp T.N. Spencer Park, 3155 Foxford Road, Concord. 704-932-3412. www.cabarrusmow.org or www.communityfreeclinic.org. Junior Charity League Spring Garden Tour:

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

Music show at Onemor Restaurant Bar & Grill. 9:45 p.m. Onemor Restaurant Bar & Grill, 846 Union St. South, Concord. 704-788-8874. www.superglideband.com.

June 5

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Dudamel Conducts Brahms:

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

June 6

Piedmont Choral Society Patriotic Benefit Concert:

Area singers invited to rehearse for all-patriotic music benefit concert for nonprofit Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays, Forest Hill United Methodist Church, Concord. No audition or cost to sing. Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities teaches life skills and offers job training to disabled adults. Details: Free. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. kayy2000@gmail.com or 704-699-6053.

June 7

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Golden Needles Chapter programs teach art of hand embroidery. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m. first Tuesday. First two meetings are free. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-650-9223. www.egausa.org.

June 11

Metro Dash:

Action-packed event designed by Navy SEALs to unleash the best in you. Competitors will climb, crawl, jump, swing, scale their way through 30 obstacles. Post-event party with beer, food, music. 8 a.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. www.metrodash.com.

June 12

Art Talk:

Paul Keysar (www.PaulKeysar.com) to do oil painting/still life demonstration at Cabarrus Art Guild meeting. Open to the public. Free. 2 p.m. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-787-9351. www.depotgibsonmill.com.

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