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.

Nov. 9

Ancestry 101 Class:

Participants in a class on Ancestry 101 will learn how to use the Ancestry Library database to do genealogical research. Registration is required: 704-920-2061. 5:30 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Nov. 10

University City Women's Group Monthly Meeting:

Monthly meeting of the University City Women's group. 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. 9:45 a.m. Oasis Shrine Temple, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte.

Book Discussion:

The "Let's Talk About It" Reading & Discussion Series on Explorations of Faith in Literature will discuss "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving; discussion will be led by Dr. Roxanne Newton. Registration required: 704-920-2050. 10 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Santa Claus:

Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa Claus in his special home at Concord Mills from Nov. 10 - Dec. 24. Price will vary based on photo package. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.

Cannon Family History Lecture:

The Cabarrus County Public Library will present "A Look at the Cannon Family," a lecture by historian Gary Freeze of Catawba College. Freeze will discuss the history of the Cannon family, their business and cultural legacies and their contributions to the community. Free. Open to the public. 704-920-2054. 5:30 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Nov. 11

Junior Charity League of Concord Golf Tournament:

Golf tournament sponsored by the Junior Charity League of Concord to benefit programs that assist local children and families. Foursome's Captain's Choice format. Prizes and raffle prize. Box lunch included. 11:30 a.m. $90 per golfer; $325 for foursome. 704-652-0669. www.jclofconcord.com. Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Road, Concord. 704-786-3104.

Old Courthouse Theatre Presents "Paying Tribute":

Back by popular demand, "Paying Tribute" is a theatrical and musical celebration about and for our very own heroes; our veterans. This is all our story; told from the remembrances of the men and women who returned from duty to help build Cabarrus County as we know it today. Retold through music, dialogue, and movement. 8 p.m. $10 Adults, $5 Veterans/Children. 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.

Nov. 12

Photography Workshop:

You know you have a really great camera that is capable of beautiful photographs but they just don't look the way they are suppose to. In order to get the best use of your new camera you need to go back to the basics. After this workshop and a little practice you will be able to: Take your camera out of auot and turn your everyday snapshots into a work of art. To register contact Amber at 704-426-0496. 9 a.m. $150. 704-426-0496. www.amberherlocker.com. The Loft at 14th, 14 Cabarrus Ave. W, Concord.

Geocaching:

Learn about this high-tech scavenger hunt. We will take you on various trips through Frank Liske to find our caches, or registered caches from www.geocaching.com. Registration is required by Nov. 11 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10 a.m. $3. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2701.

Highland Creek Holiday Bazaar:s

Shop the creek with more than 60 vendors selling Arts & Crafts, direct sales items, etc. Get a jump on holiday shopping. 11 a.m. 704-948-5475. www.highlandcreek.com. Cox Mill Elementary School, 1450 Cox Mill Road, Concord.

Dear Deer, Why Are They Here?:

Come learn about deer biology, habitat, signs, and find out how we impact their lives. Registration is required by Nov. 1 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 4 p.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.

"Paying Tribute":

8 p.m. $10 Adults, $5 Veterans/Children. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Nov. 13

Hymn Sing - Piedmont Choral Society:

A program of older, beloved hymns and anthems will be presented by the 50 voice Piedmont Choral Society. Congregational singing along with solos and small vocal groups will be featured. Bring canned goods to be given to the Cooperative Christian Ministry. For information or to request a favorite hymn, call Kay Yates at 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com. 3 p.m. Free. 704-699-6053. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-1109. foresthillumc.org.

Nov. 15

Twilight Saga Tuesdays: "Eclipse":

Introductions, film clips and interviews with the stars, plus a screening of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." 7:30 p.m. Regal Starlight Cinema 14, 11240 US 29, Charlotte. 704-503-0070.

Nov. 16

The Metropolitan Opera: "Don Giovanni" - Encore:

Kwiecien's interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Nov. 17

Story Hour Comes to Concord Mills:

Story Hour, sponsored by Kidsville News, will take place at the Play Area in Neighborhood 2 and give children the chance to enjoy captivating stories, participate in fun activities and win exciting prizes. 10:30 a.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.

Annual Deana Irvin Author's Symposium:

North Carolina author Lynne Hinton will speak at the Deana Irvin Symposium sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library, Inc. Hinton is the author of 14 books, including the New York Times bestseller "Friendship Cake." Reservations: 704-7822-1698. 11:30 a.m. $15 includes luncheon buffet. 704-782-1698. Union Street Bistro, 48 Union St. S., Concord.

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