Community calendar

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Sept. 14

Homeschool Fall Celebration Meet & Greet:

Enrich, a homeschool support organization, invites area homeschoolers to a Fall Celebration Meet and Greet at the Barn Shelter. This is an opportunity for homeschoolers to meet and network with other homeschoolers featuring an open grill (bring your own meats or veggie burgers to grill; charcoal provided), a curriculum "petting zoo," curriculum swap/share. 12 p.m. Free. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2701.

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 always 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. 1-800-455-FANS (3267). zMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord.

Sept. 16

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

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


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 at 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.

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.

The Blues Providers:

Classic/Original Chicago and Jump Blues.Ted Dillard,Guitar/Vocals; Shannon Hill, Blues Harp/Vocals; Mike Herman, Bass/Vocals; David Scercy, Drums. 9 p.m. Free. The Speakeasy Alehouse, 9 Union St. N., Concord.

Sept. 17

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

The Full Throttle Drag Racing Series returns for a NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff battle in the traditional side-by-side format. 8 a.m. zMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord. 1-800-455-3267.

Photography Workshop:

Take your camera out of auto and discover the hidden wonders of manual mode.Turn your everyday snapshots into a work of art. 9 a.m. The Loft at 14th, 14 Cabarrus Ave. W, Concord.

Mayweather vs. Ortiz Fight Live:

9 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200.

Concord Walk:

The trail is mostly flat with a short uphill near the start and a long downhill portion in the middle. The event is a 10K. 9 a.m. Les Myers Park, Lawndale Ave. S.E., Concord. 704-920-5601.

SOE Live! for Kids:

SOE and QDMA will use the backdrop of fishing, hunting and the outdoors to teach students lessons related to character, integrity and vision. Students age 10-17 can enjoy celebrity staff, leadership experts, a bow shoot, hunting/fishing clinics and laser shot. Every student receives outdoor items and prize. An iPod and a new bow to be given away at the event. Registration is required as seats are limited. Both families and youth groups may attend. 1 p.m. Free. 800-291-5264. Bass Pro Shops, 8181 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-2200.

Mayweather vs. Ortiz:

Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. "Vicious" Victor Ortiz; Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez; Erik "El Terrible" Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse. From Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 9 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200.

Sept. 18

NHRA 60th Anniversary Special:

9 a.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267.

Sept. 20

Cabarrus Republican Women Event

The Cabarrus Republican Women will host N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis at at The Village Church, 9280 Davidson Hwy. (U.S. 73 just West of Odell School Road) in Concord. Registration and social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments. Program begins at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and all interested women and men are invited. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling 704-621-6984.

Sept. 23

Bunco party and auction

Bunco Party and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, which is tax-deductible. RSVP by Sept. 16 at 704-788-1215. Event includes door prizes and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Coltrane LIFE Center, 321 Corban Ave. S.E., Concord. 704-788-1215.

Sept. 24

Wheels For Forest 5k Walk/Run:

Check-in and race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fundraiser is for Forest, a 15-year-old who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at birth. For details, visit or call 704-804-4671. Les Myers Park, Lawndale Ave. S.E., Concord.