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The Cabarrus Art Guild is seeking high school artists to submit works for its juried Cabarrus County Student Art Show, Oct. 9-28 at the Guild's Brick Wall Gallery at the Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., suite 250, Concord.

Each school may enter up to 10 original artworks from 11th- or 12th-graders. Artworks must be delivered to the gallery by Oct. 1.

For details contact Leigh Williams, 704-877-0252 or; or Jennie Tomlin, 704-455-2020 or

Get on the bus, Gus: Concord-Kannapolis Area Transit, or Rider, reported record ridership of 40,411 for August. That's the system's second-highest monthly total ever.


Wags & Whiskers: A fundraiser for Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County, the Wags & Whiskers Charity Silent Auction, will be 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Harrisburg Lions Club, with a dessert and coffee buffet. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Buy tickets at the society's new shelter, 2010 Wilshire Court, Concord. Details: 704-784-7387.

Satiric comedy: The Old Courthouse Theatre will perform Clare Booth Luce's "The Women" starting Sept. 29 at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1-2, 7-8, and 14-15; and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 and 16. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior adults and students, and $10 for children. Details/reservations: 704-788-2405;