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.

Sept. 7

Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues:

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

Sept. 8

University City Women's Group Monthly Meeting:

The monthly meeting of the University City Women's Group begins at 9:45 a.m. for social time followed by business meeting, program and lunch. For reservations contact Susan Zongker at luncheon.ucwg@gmail.com. www.ucwg.org. Oasis Shrine Temple, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte.

Book Disscusion:

The Let's Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series on "Explorations of Faith in Literature" will discuss "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving; led by Dr. Roxanne Newton. Registration is required, call 704-920-2050. 10 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Sept. 9

Laugh at My Pain:

12:01 a.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, Concord:

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

Sept. 10

Yoga Jam North:

Event draws different studios and different types of yoga to one location. The proceeds collected will benefit a local charity. 7 a.m. $40. Junior Charity League of Concord, Locke Mill Plaza, 1 Buffalo Avenue, Concord. www.jclofconcord.com. 704-765-0974. www.yogajamnorth.com.

Gelato & Yard Sale benefit:

PreGel AMERICA's Yard Sale will benefit Carolina Breast Friends. Taste fresh-made, artisanal gelato. Cash only. No early birds. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. $1 or $3 cups of gelato. PreGel AMERICA & Professional Training Center, 4450 Fortune Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-707-0300. www.pregelamerica.com.

Belly Dance classes in Concord:

No experience necessary. Belly Dance 101 begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Designed for beginners, you will learn basic belly dance moves, posture, terminology and history. Four week session is $40. Drop-in rate is $10 per class. 10 a.m. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. 704-936-8159. damhsagasra.weebly.com.

Laugh at My Pain:

10:45 a.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Sept. 11

Cabarrus Art Guild Reception:

Artist reception in the Brick Wall Gallery. Open to everyone and is free of charge. Meet the artists and enjoy juice, soft drinks and goodies. Awards will be presented at the reception. 2 p.m. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-787-9351. www.depotgibsonmill.com.

Art Talk with Carmella Jarvi:

Carmella will talk about her pastel painting and give tips on painting water. Ask the artist about pastel, painting water and figure study. See her work at www.carmellajarvi.com. 2 p.m. Free. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-787-9351. www.depotgibsonmill.com.

Living Room Reading Series, "The Portraits":

Six vibrant characters come to life in an artist's studio in lower Manhattan, each a witness to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Details available online. 4 p.m. Free Admission. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Sept. 13

American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523:

American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523 of Harrisburg meet 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. 7 p.m. American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg.

Sept. 15

Cabarrus Newcomers and Friends

Meeting at 10 a.m. at Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant, 7779 Lyles Lane, Concord (near Great Wolf Lodge). A business meeting and speaker will be followed by a luncheon. For details, call: Jane Visconti, 704-455-1366. Guests are welcome.

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

The fastest accelerating machines on the planet return to zMax Dragway for the first race in NHRA's Countdown to the Championship. See the stars of drag racing compete side-by-side at speeds more than 300 mph. Every ticket is a pit pass. 9 a.m. Adult tickets start at $20 Friday, $40 Saturday-Sunday. Kids 12 and under $5. zMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 1-800-455-FANS (3267). www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Sept. 16

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

8 a.m. zMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 1-800-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Golf4Hospice:

Golf4Hospice is a community fundraising event to benefit Wings2Soar. The program assists young people by providing resources directly to them during the grieving process. $100 per player / $400 per foursome. Golfers should register online. Wings2Soar is a grief counseling program of Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, a subsidiary of CMC-Northeast. 8 a.m. 704-935-9434. Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Road, Concord. 704-786-3104. Golf4Hospice.org.

The Blues Providers:

9 p.m. Free. thebluesproviders.weebly.com. The Speakeasy Alehouse, 9 Union St. N., Concord.

Sept. 17

NHRA Nationals:

Full Throttle Drag Racing Series returns for a NHRA countdown to the championship. 8 a.m. zMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 1-800-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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