Community calendar

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Oct. 26

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge:

Pumpkin painting and witchy crafts, nightly Trick-or-Treat Trail, costume parades and Spooktacular Story Time. To reserve your spot in the pumpkin patch, visit 7 p.m. through Oct. 31. Starting at $189/night. 704-549-8206. Great Wolf Lodge Concord, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. 866-925-9653.

Oct. 27

Jack the Ripper and Butterfinger the 13th:

A thriller double-feature: 8:15 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200.

Oct. 28

18th Southeastern Nationals:

Giant outdoor car show featuring more than 2,500 hot rods, customs and classics through 1972 vintage sprawled throughout the infield. 8 a.m. through Oct. 30. OAdults $18, Kids 7-12 $6. 925-838-9876. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267.

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.

"Poe's Midnight Dreary":

Edgar Allen Poe, on his deathbed and in a delirium, relives a series of dramatizations of his famous works: "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Premature Burial" and "The Poetic Principle." Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert and wine tasting. (Wine tasting for Friday and Saturday evening performances only). No Discounts. 7 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $20. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405.

Scary Dairy Haunted Hayrides:

Located on the historic Harris Farm in Harrisburg. routing through the old dairy barnyard, Reedy Creek and pastures of goats and beef cattle. The hayride is approximately 20 minutes. 7 p.m. through Oct. 30. $10/per person. Harris Farms, 1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg.

Oct. 29

18th Southeastern Nationals:

8 a.m. Adults $18, Kids 7-12 $6. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267.

West Cabarrus YMCA 5K/Fall Festival:

Second Annual Pumpkin Roll 5K at the West Cabarrus Y. 5K starts at 8 a.m. with a 1-mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. Register at any Cabarrus County YMCA location or online at or $25. 704-795-9622. West Cabarrus Branch YMCA, 5325 Langford Ave., Concord.

Celebration of Flight:

Features several activities and events including a fly-in pancake breakfast hosted by EAA 309, Young eagles flights, Runway Fun Run 5k, Large Static Aircraft Displays, Race car static display, aircraft fly-by demonstrations, vendors, food, activities and a helicopter golf ball drop. 9 a.m. Oct. 29; 11 a.m. Oct. 30. Free admission. $5 for parking. Concord Regional Airport, 9000 Aviation Blvd. NW, Concord. 704-920-5900.

Fall Foliage Walk:

While on the stroll, our Ranger will talk about why this happens every year and why some are red or some are orange. Afterwards we will make our own fall leaves. Registration is required by Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. $2. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603.

Blood Drive:

Contact Virginia Halter at 704-979-7037 or go to to make an appointment for the Blood-sucking Realtors Community Blood Drive. 9 a.m. Gateway Plaza, 7752 Gateway Lane, Concord.

Music, Meditation, Transformation:

Meditative, auditory event that provides intuitively guided soundscapes. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and pillow. Proceeds go to Off The Mat, a foundation that aids the people of Haiti. For more information, contact Denise at 6:30 p.m. $10 donation. Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord. 310-721-9818.

Oct. 30

Celebration of Flight presented by Toyota Scion of Concord:

10 a.m. Free (parking $5). Concord Regional Airport, 9000 Aviation Blvd. NW, Concord. 704-920-5910.

Oct. 31

Halloween Festivities at Concord Mills:

Mall wide trick-or-treating. Retailers will participate by placing a pumpkin sticker in their window. 6 p.m. Free. 704-979-3000. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.

Nov. 1

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Golden Needles Chapter programs teach you the art of hand embroidery. 10 a.m. First two meetings are free. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Rd. NE, Concord. 704-650-9223.

Twilight Saga Tuesdays: Twilight:

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

How to Improve Communication with Your Aging Parent/Partner:

Workshop for adult children, other caregivers or partners of one or more aging adults. Please call 704-819-2808 or to register. Thank you. 6:30 p.m. Free. Silver Birches Counseling and Consulting, 250 Branchview Drive, NE, Concord.

Belly dance classes in Concord:

Tribal Level I, open to beginners 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $55 for 6-week session or $10 drop-in. Details online at Lotus Living Arts Studio, 52 Union St. S., Concord.