Cabarrus

Drag racing, film screening and more!

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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. 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. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Central Cabarrus Baseball Camp:

Central Cabarrus baseball players and coaches will run the camp on age appropriate fields. For details and a registration form, visit www.ccvikingsbaseball.com or email coach Jim Knight at jim.knight@cabarrus.k12.nc.us. 9 a.m. June 22; 9 a.m. June 23. 704-701-2795. Bethel Elementary School, 2425 Midland Road, Midland.

Free Summer Camp Activites:

Fun and exciting free family-friendly events through July 14. Events will take place Monday through Thursday each week from 10-11 a.m. and will include fun indoor activities like crafts, miniature golf, movies and live music with Mr. Nigel, the popular children's performer. For a complete list of dates and events, visit www.concordmills.com or on Facebook. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.

"35 Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre":

"35 Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre," a special exhibit celebrating nearly four decades of community theater, will be on display through Sept. 2. Featured are costumes, props, playbills, posters, photographs and other items. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Group tours by appointment. 704-782-3688. Free. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. South Suite 104, Concord. www.historiccabarrus.net.

June 23

Piedmont Choral Society:

The Piedmont Choral Society will present an all patriotic music benefit concert for Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities. Area singers are invited to participate. There is no audition or cost to sing. Info: kayy2000@gmail.com or 704-699-6053. 7 p.m. June 20, 23, 26. 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. Many locations have refreshments and entertainment, and artists are on hand to talk about their work. Maps available 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, from preacher to living homeless, to being committed to a mental institution, to finally dancing with Tarahurma Indians in Mexico's Sierra Madre. 9 p.m. Free. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. South, Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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." 704-920-4343.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales:

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hot dogs, drinks, deserts. Take-out, eat-in and deliver available for orders larger than $10 www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

"Comedy of Errors":

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

June 25

Faith, Family and Freedom Celebration Concert:

Radio Station New Life 91.9 WRCM presents the Faith, Family and Freedom Celebration with Kutless, Britt Nicole, Echoing Angels and Caleb at 6 p.m. at zMAX Dragway. Fans can enjoy a special pre-party concert at 4 p.m. with Abandon, Finding Favour, Heather Williams, Know Hope Collective and the Advice. All general admission seats are free, but a ticket is required for entry. Special, limited priority seating is available for $10. zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord. 1-800-455-FANS. www.newlife919.com.

Caleb The Band:

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

"Comedy of Errors":

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

Swamp Loggers

Find out what a vernal pond is how it plays a role in the ecosystem and the environment. For children 5 and older. Study the vernal ponds in the park and discover plant and animal life that rely on the ponds for survival. 10 a.m. North Cabarrus Park. Registration required by June 23 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner.

Stories Under the Stars

Co-sponsored by the Library and Kannapolis Parks and Recreation, enjoy an evening of stories with David Novak. The performance will be held on the patio (unless it rains) with free popcorn. Bring a chair, some beverages and a blanket to the free event. 7 p.m. Cabarrus County Public Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis.

June 26

Patriotic Benefit Concert:

The Piedmont Choral Society will present an all patriotic music benefit concert for Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities at Forest Hill UMC. Area singers are invited to participate. 7 p.m. Free. 704-699-6053. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-1109. foresthillumc.org.

June 27

Harrisburg Farmers Market

Visit the Harrisburg Farmers Market every Monday through September for fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, pork, beef and more, including hand-crafted items and baked goods. For details, visit www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. 6960 Robinson Church Road.

June 28

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.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Educational program designed to provide caregivers to a relative or friend older than 60. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through June 30. The program is designed to provide participants with tools they need to take care of themself and loved ones. Free for Cabarrus Count Family Caregivers. For details or to register, call 704-920-3484. Concord Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave., S.E.

June 29

2011 Drag and Brag Series:

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

June 30

Teen Summer Reading Program

Plaster Painting in the auditorium. Participants will paint a plaster figure to take home. The activity will be conducted by Plaster Creations. Spaces are limited and registration is required. 2-4 p.m. Concord Library, 27 Union St., N. 704-920-2054.

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