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Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge:
Enjoy thrills and chills and celebrate Howl-O-Ween. Pumpkin painting, witchy crafts, nightly Trick-or-Treat Trail, costume parades and Spook-tacular Story Time. To reserve your spot in the pumpkin patch, visit greatwolf.com today. Starting at $189/night. Great Wolf Lodge Concord, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 704-549-8206. www.greatwolf.com
Cabarrus Newcomers and Friends Monthly Meeting:
For information about the luncheon, call Jane Visconti 704-455-1366. Guests are welcome. 10 a.m. Texas Land & Cattle, 7779 Lyles Lane N.W., Concord. 704-510-0021. www.texaslandandcattle.com
Read, Play Shop! Story Hour Comes to Concord Mills:
The Simon Kidgits Club and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing will present Story Hour for families and children at Concord Mills once a month beginning this September. Story Hour, will take place at the Play Area in Neighborhood 2. 10:30 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.
The Let's Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series on "Explorations of Faith in Literature" will discuss "Traveling Mercies" by Anne Lamont. Discussion led by Dr. Roxanne Newton. Registration is required:704-920-2050. 10 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
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.
Party in Pink Zumba-thon:
Zumba Fitness has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. 9:30 a.m. $10 in advance; $15 day of event. 704-526-8845. www.queencitydanceout.com. Harrisburg Town Hall, Main St, Harrisburg.
Belly dance classes in Concord:
Belly Dance 101, Saturdays at 10 a.m. Tribal Level I, 11 a.m. $55 for 6-week session or $10 drop-in.
Tribal Level I - Open to beginners. Saturdays at 11 am beginning Oct. 1 or Tuesdays at 6:30 beginning Oct. 4. $55 for 6-week session or $10 drop-in. 704-936-8159. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. damhsagasra.weebly.com
Wear your costume and we'll decorate cupcakes and learn some creepy facts about some scary creatures. Registration required by Oct. 20 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10 a.m. $3. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603.
Halloween Festivities at Concord Mills:
Kidgits Club hosts spook-tacular arts and crafts, Halloween-themed music, giveaways and candy during the annual Boo Bash in the food court. Families will be invited back to Concord Mills on Halloween for mall wide trick-or-treating. Retailers will participate in this safe and convenient holiday activity by placing a pumpkin sticker in their window. 11 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.
Dogs' Day Out:
Outdoor dog festival includes off-leash Doggie Fun Zone on the ball field, talent, obedience and costume contests with prizes. Hot dogs and refreshments will be offered by Concord Youth Council. 11 a.m. Free. 704-920-5600. www.concordparksandrec.org. Les Myers Park, Lawndale Ave. S.E., Concord. 704-920-5601.
Matt Minchew performing at Dilworth Coffee (Concord):
Matt Minchew will perform at Dilworth Coffee 6-9pm. No cover, all ages welcome. Information available online. Free. Dilworth Coffee Concord, 350 George W Liles Pky NW, Ste 110, Concord. 704-788-8870. www.mattminchew.com.
The Power of a Woman Charity Fashion Show:
The Power of a Woman at the Embassy Suites Concord Convention Center at 6 p.m. This event will be a mother/daughter and father/son fashion show in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Help raise money to support the North Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence and Anitra Allen Coburn Emergency Fund. 5 p.m. fashion show. Limited advance tickets. $20 (online only). General admission $25. 5 p.m. Embassy Suites Hotel, Off Speedway Blvd., Harrisburg.
A Women's Goal Group:
Women's networking group focused on goal setting, accountability, and making positive life changes. No charge to attend but reservations required. Cabarruskitchencabinet@gmail.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. 704-792-1212. Adult and Adolescent Counseling Connection, 2613 S. Main St., Concord.
Belly dance classes in Concord:
Always wanted to try belly dance? Tribal Level I is open to beginners. 6:30 p.m. $55 for 6-week session or $10 drop-in. 704-936-8159. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. damhsagasra.weebly.com.
Jack the Ripper and Butterfinger the 13th:
A thriller double-feature: "Butterfinger the 13th," followed by "Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story." 8:15 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.
18th Southeastern Nationals:
Outdoor car show featuring more than over 2,500 hot rods, customs and classics through 1972 vintage sprawled throughout the infield. Show and shine shows, vendor exhibits, swap meet, car corral, live music, autocross road course, track cruise and more family fun. 8 a.m. through Oct. 30. Adults $18, Kids 7-12 $6. 925-838-9876. www.southeasternnats.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. 925-838-9876. www.southeasternnats.com.