Cabarrus

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Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to stories@newsofcabarrus.com. The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

June 8

Blood Drive

Harrisburg YMCA, 4100 Main St., Harrisburg. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

June 9

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Featuring Movin' on Bluegrass. Concerts are every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Events start at 11:30 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. movinonbluegrass.com.

June 10

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, Concord:

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hotdogs, desserts, drinks. Takeout available for order larger than $10. 704-782-8846. Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

Blood Drive

C. C. Griffin Middle School, 7650 Griffins Gate Drive S.W., Concord. 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

June 11

Triad Live Steamers

Triad Live Steamers is a nonprofit model railroading club. The club will conduct public train rides the second Saturday each month 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The organization utilizes the track at the Harrisburg Central RailRoad, 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg. All ages are welcome to ride.

Metro Dash:

Metro Dash is an action-packed event designed by Navy SEALs to unleash the best in you. Competitors will climb, crawl, jump, swing and scale their way through 30 challenging obstacles in premier metropolitan locations across the country. Revel in victory at the Metro Dash post-event party with beer, food and music. 8 a.m. www.metrodash.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

National "Get Outdoors Day"

Dress for water play and wade in sections of the park's creek to explore insects, turtles, fish, frogs and even macro invertebrates. Registration required by June 9. www.cabarruscounty.us.reservepartner. $2. 1-2 p.m. at Frank Liske Park.

June 12

Art Talk:

Cabarrus Art Guild meeting will feature guest speaker Paul Keysar, who will do an oil painting/still life demo. Visit his website at www.PaulKeysar.com. The meeting is for members and nonmembers and free to the public. 2 p.m. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-787-9351. www.depotgibsonmill.com.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 5 p.m. Details: bit.ly/intimidators.

Blood Drive

Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St., Kannapolis, 12-3 p.m. Also at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 216 Rice St., Kannapolis, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

June 13

Summer Shootout Series:

Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Summer Shootout Series beginning June 13. In addition to a full program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, the series includes school bus racing and a Fireworks Extravaganza Night. Games for the kids and Lug Nut, the World's Fastest Mascot. Racing action takes on the quarter-mile oval located on the speedway's front stretch. 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $7, children 6 to 12 are $3 and children 5 and under are free. 800-455-FANS(3267). Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Auditions for "On Golden Pond":

7-9 p.m. June 13-14. Tony Award-winning play explores the relationship between older couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, and their daughter, Chelsea. Performance dates: Aug. 11-28. Character descriptions are available online. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Piedmont Choral Society:

The Piedmont Choral Society will present an all patriotic music benefit concert for Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities 3 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC. Area singers are invited to participate. There is no audition or cost to sing. Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities teaches life skills and offers job training to disabled adults. Details: kayy2000@gmail.com or 704-699-6053. 7 p.m. June 13, 20, 23, and 26. Free. 704-699-6053. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-1109. foresthillumc.org.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 7 p.m. Details: bit.ly/intimidators.

Blood Drive

Harris Road Middle School, 1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd., Concord. 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

June 14

Summer Shootout Series:

NASCAR's future stars show their skills in a full program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing along with special attractions such as fireworks, school bus racing and mascot mania. 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $7 and children ages 6-12 are $3. Season pass for adults is $50. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 7 p.m. Details: bit.ly/intimidators.

American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 523:

American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 523 of Harrisburg meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.. Separate meetings are held at The Carillon Assisted Living Center, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg. Visitors are welcomed. American Legion Post and Auxiliary No. 523, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg.

Auditions for "On Golden Pond":

Auditions 7-9 p.m. Performance dates: Aug. 11- 28. Character descriptions on website. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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 15

2011 Drag and Brag Series: Week 1:

12 p.m. $5. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Summer Drag & Brag Series:

A six-week series of street drags gives every thrill-seeker a chance to floor it on the four-lane quarter-mile. You can also display your hot rods in a cruise-in or watch drifting demonstrations. 4 p.m. Grandstand admission $5 or race for $20 per car. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 7 p.m. Details: bit.ly/intimidators.

Blood drive

Cameron Gulledge Student Drive, 108 Fellowship Ave., Kannapolis. 3-7 p.m.

June 16

Old Courthouse Theatre Presents "Comedy of Errors":

This season's Summer Youth Production will feature Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." Come enjoy some great theater 8 p.m. June 16; 8 p.m. June 17; 8 p.m. June 18; 2:30 p.m. June 19; 8 p.m. June 24; 8 p.m. June 25; 2:30 p.m. June 26. See website. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 7 p.m. Details: bit.ly/intimidators.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Featuring Naked Blue and Ellen Cherry. Concerts are every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Events start at 11:30 a.m. and run through 1 p.m. nakedblue.com. ellencherry.com.

Blood drive

Katilyn Smith Student Drive, 1069 Central Drive N.W., Concord. 3-7:30 p.m.

June 17

A night in the 20's

Break out your Zoot Suits and Flapper Dresses for dinner and dancing at the Senior Center in Concord. Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased by June 11. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with dancing to follow. The Hi-Liters will provide music.

Movies in the Park

Free Friday night movies at Harrisburg Park. 8 p.m. Screening "Despicable Me." Free popcorn and soft drinks. Bring blankets and beach chairs. The park will close when it reaches maximum capacity. Details: www.moviesintheparkharrisburg.com.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium at 7 p.m. Details: bit.ly/intimidators.

Blood Drive

Carson Stewart Student Drive, 101 YMCA Drive, Kannapolis. 3-7 p.m.

Old Courthouse Theatre Presents "Comedy of Errors":

This season's Summer Youth Production will feature Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." 8 p.m. June 17; 8 p.m. June 18; 2:30 p.m. June 19; 8 p.m. June 24; 8 p.m. June 25; 2:30 p.m. June 26. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

June 18

Nathan's Qualifier:

Concord Mills will host the state's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier and name the male and female North Carolina Hot Dog Eating Champions who will have the chance to compete in Coney Island, N.Y. at the ESPN-televised main event on July 4. Applicants must be 18 years old and fully understand the risks associated with eating contests. 1 p.m. Free. 704-979-3000. ifoce.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.www.simon.com.

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