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.

Oct. 12

World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown:

4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and children's admission is $10. The Dirt Track at Charlotte, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3200. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Howl-O-Ween:

Pumpkin painting and witchy crafts, nightly Trick-or-Treat Trail, costume parades and Spooktacular Story Time. Visit greatwolf.com to reserve a spot. 7 p.m. Overnight stays start at $189/night. 704-549-8206. Great Wolf Lodge Concord, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 866-925-9653. www.greatwolf.com

Oct. 13

University City Women's Group Monthly Meeting:

Meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. with social time followed by business meeting, program and lunch. Cost for lunch is $12. Contact Susan Zongker for reservations at luncheon.ucwg@gmail.com. Newcomers welcome. Oasis Shrine Temple, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte.

Bojangles Pole Night:

7:10 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Oct. 14

Dollar General 300:

9 a.m. Frontstretch adult tickets start at just $17 and children's admission is just $1. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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

Oct. 15

Craft Show:

The Harrisburg Historical Society presents its Fall Craft Show to raise money for restoration projects. Venders needed. Call town hall for application at 704-455-5416. 9 a.m. Free admission. Harrisburg Historical Society Craft Show, 6960 Robinson Church Road, Harrisburg.

Photography Workshop:

After this workshop and a little practice you will be able to take your camera out of auto and turn your everyday snapshots into a work of art. To Register contact Amber at 704-426-0496. 9 a.m. $150. www.amberherlocker.com. The Loft at 14th, 14 Cabarrus Ave. W, Concord.

Charity Craft Show and Silent Auction:

Raise money for Jackson' Laskowski's medical bills as he fights hepatoblastoma. All vendors and donations are welcome. Please contact Danielle Matteson at 704-743-5180 or Brenda Goodman at 704-455-2533 with any questions. 9 a.m. Free. 704-455-2533. Ruckus House Learning Center, 3650 Ruckus Road, Harrisburg. on.fb.me/LaskowskiBenefit.

Why Do Leaves Change Color?:

We'll read "Why Do Leaves Change Color?," play fall games and make some colorful leaves of our own. Registration is required by Oct. 13 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.

Advance Care Planning Workshop:

Living Will/Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop. Notaries public will be present and no fee will be charged for anyone wishing to prepare a Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney. Registration required. Call 704-935-9434. 10:30 a.m. Free. Harrisburg United Methodist Church, 4560 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg. www.hpccc.org.

Harrisburg Elementary Fall Festival:

Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy games, inflatables, food, basket auction, bake sale, music, special appearances and local vendor tables. Mark your calendars and come out and support Harrisburg Elementary. Free to get in. Cheap tickets for inflatables/activities. Harrisburg Elementary School, 3900 Stallings Road, Harrisburg. 704-455-5118. harrisburgpta.blogspot.com.

The Metropolitan Opera: Anna Bolena Live:

An ill-fated queen is driven mad by her unfaithful king. 12:55 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com

Coltrane Webb Elementary School Fall Festival:

Fall festival 2-6 p.m. at the school (61 Spring St N.W. There will be games, a silent auction with amazing items, fantastic vendors and more). Free plus the cost of tickets. . Coltrane Webb Elementary, 61 Spring St, Concord. on.fb.me/CW_FallFestival.

Creatures of the Night:

The Park Ranger is going to take you on a journey through the trails to show you all the night time animals. Meet the Ranger at the Park Office. Registration is required by Oct. 13 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 7 p.m. Free. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2701.bit.ly/frankliskepark

Bank Of America 500:

7:30 p.m. Four-pack adult tickets with hot dogs and Coca-Colas start at $39.75 per person. Children's admission starts at $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

"The Women":

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

Oct. 17

So You Want to Start a Business?:

Seminar available to anyone thinking about starting a business. The panel will be local experts from government, chamber, RCCC, and seasoned business owners.. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Town Hall, 8590 Park Drive, Mount Pleasant. 704-436-9803. www.townofmountpleasantnc.org.

Oct. 18

Women's Annual Awards Dinner:

Event will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. The Woman of the Year and Employer of the Year will be named. For reservation, call Carolyn Williams at 704-782-2243. 7 p.m. $12. Epworth United Methodist Church, 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord.

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