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@newsofcabarrus.com. The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Sept. 29

"The Women":

"The Women" is an acidic, comedic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. Tickets are $10-$15. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Teen Book Club Kickoff:

The Concord Library Teen Book Club will hold a kick-off meeting 5:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. The book club schedule will be organized and participants will make a recycled book craft. For details, call Kris Benshoff at 704-920-2053. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Sept. 30

"The Women":

8 p.m. Tickets are $15/$12/$10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

Oct. 1

Respect Me Women's Conference:

An innovative, groundbreaking conference that will educate, cultivate and empower women to live fulfilling lives. 9 a.m. Tickets are $29-$49. www.respectmeconference.com. Embassy Suites Charlotte, 5400 N.W. John Q Hammons Drive, Concord. 704-455-8200.

21st Annual Harvestfest:

21st annual Harrisburg United Methodist Church Harvestfest Craft Show, Bake Sale and Barbeque9 a.m. -3 p.m. Craft show features more than 50 exhibitors displaying a variety of crafts; homemade baked goods, pick-a-prize booth, quilt auction; also serving breakfast and a barbeque lunch. Pumpkin patch will be open. Free. Harrisburg United Methodist Church, 4560 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg.

Belly dance classes in Concord:

Belly Dance 101- designed for beginners. Saturdays at 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 1.$55 for 6-week session or $10 drop-in.

Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. damhsagasra.weebly.com.

Oct. 2

"Phantom of the Opera" at the Albert Hall - Encore:

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

Belly dance meet, greet and movie:

Instructors Lori and Wendy from Damhsa Gasra will host an evening of belly dance fun for those curious about this ancient art form. The event will include info about classes, workshops, and performances, a short demo and a screening of the documentary "American Belly Dancer." Everyone is welcome 1 p.m. Free. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. damhsagasra.weebly.com.

Wags & Whiskers Charity Auction:

Charity Auction to benefit the Humane Society of Concord featuring sweet desserts and confections. Great items to bid on. 2 p.m. $18. Harrisburg Lions Club, 507 Patricia Ave., Harrisburg. 704-784-7387. www.cabarrushumanesociety.org.

Oct. 3

Auditions for "A Broadway Christmas Musical":

Auditions: 7-9 p.m. through Oct. 4. Dickens' classic is brought to life by three actors, one piano player, many witty song parodies, split second costume changes and a breakneck pace. Show dates are: Dec. 1-18. Character descriptions on website. 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Oct. 4

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Golden Needles Chapter programs teach you the art of hand embroidery. 10 a.m. First two meetings are free. 704-650-9223. www.egausa.org. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-782-2024. www.allsaintsconcord.org.

Investing Education:

Learn: What you should do during a market crash; how your actions affect your investments; What has occurred after market crashes historically and how to prepare and protect yourself during a tough economy. 5:30 p.m. Free. RSVP: 704-782-9064. www.fwpevents.com. Texas Land & Cattle, 7779 Lyles Lane N.W., Concord. 704-510-0021. www.texaslandandcattle.com.

Auditions for "A Broadway Christmas Musical":

7-9 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Coping with Caregivers' Rollercoaster of Emotions:

This workshop is provided to all caregivers, whether you are taking care of someone with Alzheimer's disease, cancer or something else. Kathleen E. Turner, MA, LPCC, will offer you options for finding help and inexpensive ways to care for yourself. If possible, please call 704-819-2808 to register. 6:30 p.m. Free. Silver Birches Counseling and Consulting, 250 Branchview Drive N.E., Concord. 704-819-2808.

Belly dance classes in Concord:

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 4. $55 for 6-week session or $10 drop-in. Details online. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. 704-936-8159. damhsagasra.weebly.com.

Oct. 5

St. James Catholic Church 57th Annual BBQ:

All are invited to St. James Catholic Church's annual barbecue. Dine in or pick up takeout orders. One platter or three sandwiches is $8. Call 704-720-0600, ext. 24, for details or to or to place orders for pick up or delivery. Delivery is a 10-order minimum; 10-mile radius only. 10 a.m. St. James the Great Catholic Church, 139 Manor Ave. SW, Concord. 704-720-0600 ext. 24. www.saintjamescatholic.com.

"Phantom of the Opera" at the Albert Hall - Encore:

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

Oct. 7

Fiber Art & Quilt Show:

See 30,000 square feet of quilts under one roof. Judged Show with ribbons and cash prizes. Entries include: quilts and wearable arts, raffle quilt, Pfaff Hobby GrandQuilter Raffle, bed turning, vendors, door prizes, white elephant sale, demonstrations and silent auction. 10 a.m. One-day pass $5, two-day pass $8. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com. www.cabarrusquiltersguild.org.

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