Cabarrus

Theater, hot dogs and more!

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June 15

2011 Drag and Brag Series: Week 1:

12 p.m. $5. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. 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.

"35 Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre":

A special exhibit celebrating nearly four decades of quality community theater, will be on display through Sept. 2 at the Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, downtown Concord. Featured are costumes, props, playbills, posters, photographs and other items. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Group tours by appointment. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688.

Teen Games Day

As part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, the Concord Library will be have a Teen Games Day in the Auditorium from 2-4pm. Wii and board games will be provided. For details, call the Concord Library at 704-920-2054. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N.

Location, Location, Location

A group exhibit that focuses on the North Carolina mountains, piedmont and coastal plains. The exhibit features artists who have been named "North Carolina Living Treasures." The exhibit includes paintings, drawings and photographs by 13 artists in addition to crafts by five "Living Treasures." The exhibit runs through July 28 at The Galleries. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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 theatre. 8 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Stephen Sondheim's Company:

7:30 p.m. and 12 p.m. June 19. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Thursdays on Main are concerts featured every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Concerts begin at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Details: 704-920-4343. Naked Blue and Ellen Cherry will perform.

June 17

Old Courthouse Theatre Presents "Comedy of Errors":

8 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, Concord:

Hot dogs, desserts and drinks. Take out available for order larger than $10. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

Senior Center Anniversary

The Senior center is celebrating 20 years of programs and services in Cabarrus County. Enjoy punch, cookies, door prizes and fun. A park dedication will be held at 3 p.m. Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave., S.E., Concord.

Movies in the Park - Harrisburg

Free movie night at Harrisburg Park featuring "Despicable Me" starring Steve Carell. The animated comedy is about a criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as a pawn for a grand scheme and later finds their love changes him for the better. Event includes free popcorn and soft drinks. Bring blankets and beach chairs.

Location, Location, Location

The exhibit includes paintings, drawings and photographs by 13 artists in addition to crafts by five "North Carolina Living Treasures." The exhibit runs through July 28 at The Galleries. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

June 18

Super Duper Mini Chefs:

Budding young chefs are invited to the Super Duper Mini Chefs event at Concord Mills, providing kids a fun opportunity to roll up their sleeves and play with their food. Enjoy a variety of food-related activities, giveaways and much more. Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. 11 a.m. Free. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.simon.com.

Nathan's Qualifier at Concord Mills:

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 main event on July 4th. Applicants must be 18 years of age and fully acknowledge and 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.

We Will Raq You:

We Will Raq You features more than 40 belly dancers from across the Carolinas. 7 p.m. June 18. $8 online, $12 at the door. damhsagasra.weebly.com/we-will-raq-you, wewillraqyou.eventbrite.com. The Old Creamery at Church and Peachtree, 363 Church St. N., Concord. 704-786-6666. www.thecreameryconcord.com.

Cabarrus County Gold Rush

Cabarrus County was home to the nation's first gold rush. Relive the excitement of the Cabarrus County Gold Rush and carefully search for tiny bits of shiny gold. Class sizes are limited and registration is required by June 17. Register online at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10-11 a.m. $3. North Cabarrus Park. For ages 5-13.

Summer Concert - Kannapolis

The Summer Concert Series will be held in Village Park in Kannapolis 7 p.m. June 18, featuring Blues Night with performances by The Skydog Woody Project and Part-Time Blues Band.

June 20

Summer Camps:

Summer Camps offered at Trashed, A Creative Recycling Studio. June 20-24 for rising kindergarten through fourth-graders. June 27-July 1 for rising fifth- through ninth-graders. July 18-22 for 4-5 year olds. Aug. 1-5 for rising high schoolers. Aug. 8-12 for rising first- through fourth-graders. 9:30 a.m. $150/week includes materials and snack. 704-791-7447. Trashed, 38 Union St. S,, Concord. www.trashedstudio.com.

Free Summer Camp Activities at Concord Mills:

Concord Mills will host its sixth Annual Kidgits Summer Camp giving children a chance to enjoy a variety of fun and exciting free family-friendly events. 10 a.m. June 20-July 14. Free. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.www.simon.com.

DCI 2011 Tour Premiere:

Highlights from the Drum Corps International World Championships. From Round Rock, Texas. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Farmers Market - Harrisburg

The Harrisburg Famers Market is open Mondays through September. The market features fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats and hand-crafted items and baked goods. For details about the Famers market, visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. The market is held at 6960 Robinson Church Road.

Piedmont Choral Society:

The Piedmont Choral Society will present an all patriotic music benefit concert for Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities 3 p.m. June 26 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Area singers are invited to participate. 7 p.m. Free. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-782-1109. foresthillumc.org.

June 21

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 Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Tuesday Wine Tastings at The Wine Room:

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 22

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. Cruise-in and drifting demonstrations. 4 p.m. Grandstand admission $5 or race for $20 per car. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord.

June 23

Piedmont Choral Society:

The Piedmont Choral Society will present an all patriotic music benefit concert for Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities 7 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union Street North, Concord. Info: kayy2000@gmail.com or 704-699-6053. Free. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-1109.foresthillumc.org.

Kannapolis Thursdays on Main

Thursdays on Main are concerts featured every Thursday in Veterans Park through June 30. Concerts begin at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Details: 704-920-4343. SoundBarrier will perform.

June 24

Art Walk:

Visual art will be on display at galleries and shops all over downtown Concord. Maps will be available one week before the event at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. 7 p.m. Free. 704-920-2787. The Galleries, 65 Union St. South, Concord. 704-920-2787.

Free Film Screening:

Free screening of "Being the Diablo" presented by Modern Film Fest at the Davis Theatre. The film chronicles Mickey McHaffey's search for himself in Mexico's Sierra Madre. 9 p.m. Free. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park takes place two Fridays each month in Kannapolis' Village Park at 8:45 p.m. The June 24 Screening is "Jaws." Details: 704-920-4343.

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