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. 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

Read, Play Shop! 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 be the featured speaker at the Deana Irvin Symposium sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library, Inc. Hinton is the author of 14 books, including the NY Times Bestseller, "Friendship Cake." In 2010, she was the recipient of a Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Grant for her latest novel, "Pie Town." She is also a regular guest columnist in the Faith and Values Section for the Charlotte Observer. Reservations: 704-7822-1698. 11:30 a.m. $15 includes luncheon buffet. 704-782-1698. Union Street Bistro, 48 Union St. South, Concord. 704-788-1507.

"Twilight" Saga: Breaking Dawn Sequel Event:

9:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Resume 101 Class:

A class on Resumes 101 will be offered on in the Meeting Room at the Concord Library. This class will demonstrate the different types of resumes and various ways to compose attention grabbing resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets. Spaces are limited; to register and for more information please call 704-920-2054. 5 p.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Nov. 18

Heavenly Hot Dog Sales:

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. 19

All Saints Arts & Crafts and Bake Sale:

Homemade crafts and baked goods in addition to local vendors selling pottery, baskets, crochet, jewelry, mosaics, embossed boxes, talking tiles, soap, candles, home sewn goods, gourmet food, and plants. Local miniaturist will also display dollhouses and room boxes with some items for sell. All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 8 a.m. Free. 704-948-1838. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord. 704-782-2024. www.allsaintsconcord.org.

Fall Fables:

Read the book "NUTS to You" and learn a little about those fuzzy creatures that are always living in our trees. We'll make our own squirrel puppets and meet some furry friends along the way. Registration is required by Nov. 17 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.

Nature Walk:

Guided nature walk through the trails. Meet in front of the office/restrooms at North Cabarrus Park. Registration is not required. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.

The Metropolitan Opera: "Satyagraha" Live:

Richard Croft returns as Gandhi in Philip Glass's opera. 12:55 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Recycled Crafts:

We are going to learn about and make fun crafts from everyday recyclable materials. Meet the Ranger at the Park Office. Registration is required Nov. 17 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 1 p.m. $2. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2701. bit.ly/frankliskepark.

NCHS Class of 2001 Ten-Year Reunion:

It's been ten years since we graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School. Purchase your tickets here for the Class of 2001 reunion at the Vintage Motor Club. Visit facebook.com/NCHS2001 for updates. Classmate only $35. 8 p.m. Vintage Motor Club, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord. www.vintagemotorclubnc.com.

Nov. 20

Bolshoi Ballet Presents "Sleeping Beauty":

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

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play":

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Details: www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405. 4 p.m. Free. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.

Nov. 21

Carolina Christmas Light Show:

The speedway transforms into one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in the country with nearly 500 colorful displays. Attractions include a skating rink, festival of trees, Bethlehem village and carnival rides. 6 p.m. through Jan. 2. $20 per vehicle. Group discounts available. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour:

Lady Gaga performs in a concert taped at New York's Madison Square Garden in February, 2011. Includes behind-the-scenes footage. 7 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Nov. 22

Carolina Christmas Light Show:

6 p.m. through Jan. 2.$20 per vehicle. Group discounts available. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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