Cabarrus

Community calendar

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

July 20

"35 Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre":

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Group tours by appointment. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. South Suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688.

2011 Drag and Brag Series:

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

Free Make & Take Classes Every Wednesday:

Every Wednesday through Aug. 25, kids ages four and up can visit any A.C. Moore from 3- 5 p.m. and make their own cool, age-appropriate craft and take it home. Free, while supplies last. 3 p.m. July 20; 3 p.m. July 27; 3 p.m. Aug. 3; 3 p.m. Aug. 10; 3 p.m. Aug. 17; 3 p.m. Aug. 24; 3 p.m. Aug. 31. Free. 704-979-3200. www.acmoore.com. A.C. Moore, 8161 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

Cinema on the Lawn:

Showing "Despicable Me." Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or use one of ours, and enjoy a family-friendly and fun evening. Free popcorn, cotton candy, admission and lemonade. Details about The Village Church: www.thevillagechurch.us or call 704-701-0995. 8 p.m. The Village Church, 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-621-6984.

July 21

"35 Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre":

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Group tours by appointment. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. South Suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688.

Make & Take:

Craft event in auditorium is part of library's Teen Summer Reading Program. Participants make their choice of a goth or a punk sock puppet. Materials provided. Space limited; call to register. 2 p.m. Free. 704-920-2054. www.cabarruscounty.us/library. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord.

Communication with your aging parent:

This workshop is offered free of charge to adult children of one or both aging parents. Others who provide care for an older adult might also find this material useful. The workshop will offer insights and tips on how to approach and communicate with an older adult more effectively. Email silverbirches@windstream.net or call 704-819-2808 to register, as space is limited. The workshop will be in the second floor conference room, which is not handicap accessible. 6:30 p.m. Free. Silver Birches Counseling and Consulting, 250 Branchview Drive, N.E., Concord.

July 22

Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal:

Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal at the Concord Museum. Discover the values of your keepsakes (no jewelry, please). $5 per item appraised. You must be able to carry your own items. Appraisals by longtime antique dealer Michael Hansen. Joint benefit for the Concord Museum and Old Courthouse Theatre. 10 a.m-4 p.m. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. South Suite 104, Concord.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, Concord:

Hot dogs, drinks and desserts. Take out, eat in or delivery available for orders larger than $10. 10 a.m. - 2p.m. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

TORC Off-Road Championship Series:

The TORC Off-Road Series makes its debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with spectacular off-road racing July 22-23. TORC bridges the gap between extreme sports and traditional racing. 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under each day. 800-455-FANS. The Dirt Track at Charlotte, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. 704-455-3200.

9 Years Later, Can You Dig It?:

About Town and WFAE will celebrate About Town Tours' 9th Anniversary of touring and performing murder mystery shows. Proceeds will be donated to WFAE. Cash bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and music followed by an original murder mystery. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Speedway Club, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. Tickets: www.Carolinatix.org. $70. Details: Della Freedman 704-650-2799 or info@abouttowntours.com.

Stars in the Park:

Movies and more at Dorton Park on the fourth Friday of June, July and August. The outdoor movies have been edited for family viewing. Games, activities and inflatable amusements will begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. Screening "The Goonies" Free. James L. Dorton Park, 5790 Poplar Tent Road., Concord. 704-920-5600. www.concordparksandrec.org.

July 23

Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal:

Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal at the Concord Museum. Discover the values of your keepsakes (no jewelry, please). $5 per item appraised. You must be able to carry your own items. Appraisals by longtime antique dealer Michael Hansen. Joint benefit for the Concord Museum and Old Courthouse Theatre. 10 a.m-4 p.m. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.org. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. South Suite 104, Concord. .

Belly Dance classes:

Lotus Living Arts Studio (upstairs at the red door between TiSun and the Bistro). Belly Dance 101- Saturdays at 10 a.m. Tribal Level I - Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Tribal Level II - Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Go to damhsagasra.weebly.com for details. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord.

TORC Off-Road Championship Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte:

3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under each day. 800-455-FANS. The Dirt Track at Charlotte, 5555 Concord Parkway. South, Concord. 704-455-3200.

July 24

Concord Mills Hosts We the Kings:

Pop rock quartet, We the Kings, will headline the Concord Mills leg of Simon dTOUR Live! Guests will enjoy an afternoon of live music and have the chance to meet members of We the Kings in person and get autographs after the show. The band was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and has a new album slated for release this summer. 12 p.m. Free. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.www.simon.com.

July 25

Treasure Hunter's Roadshow:

Free antiques event connects locals with collectors all over the world. Search your attics for buried treasure. SpringHill Suites Charlotte - Concord Mills - Speedway, 7811 Gateway Lane N.W., Concord. 704-979-2500.

Summer Shootout Series:

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for kids 6-12, and free kids 5 and under. 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Communication with Your Aging Parent:

This free workshop is offered free of charge to adult children of one or both aging parents. The workshop will offer insights and tips on how to approach and communicate with an older adult more effectively. Email silverbirches@windstream.net or call 704-819-2808 to register, as space is limited. 6:30 p.m. No charge. 704-819-2808. Silver Birches Counseling and Consulting, 250 Branchview Drive, N.E., Concord. 704-819-2808.

July 26

Summer Shootout Series:

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. ETickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids 6 -12 and free for kids 5 and under. 1-800-455-FANS (3267). www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267.

Belly Dance classes:

Lotus Living Arts Studio (Upstairs at the red door between TiSun and the Bistro). 6:30 p.m. Go to damhsagasra.weebly.com for details. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord.

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.

July 28

Renee Fleming Live with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra:

A tribute to American tenor Richard Tucker. Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Jerusalem, with soprano Renee Fleming and tenor Joseph Calleja. 7 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200.www.amctheatres.com.

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