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. 30

Food for Fines: Cabarrus County Public Library:

The Cabarrus County Public Library will be offering Food for Fines through Dec. 12. Each non-perishable (canned or packaged) food item in good condition and not out-of-date is worth $2. Donated items cover fines only; they do not cover lost or damaged items. Items can be dropped off at each Cabarrus County Public Library branch. 9 a.m. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Carolina Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Charlotte Motor Speedway brings you a spectacular drive-through Christmas light park and village located at the legendary superspeedway. Carolina Christmas is one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring more than 600 LED light displays boasting 3 million lights. Carolina Christmas also offers a Christmas Village with a realistic Bethlehem-themed village, a Festival of Trees, photos with Santa and areas with food and music. 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or at the gate. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pky S, Concord. 704-455-3267.

Homecoming and Revival:

Price Memorial AME Zion Church 2011 Homecoming and Revival Services. 7 p.m. Free. Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 192 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-786-8616. pricememorialamez.com.

Dec. 1

"A Broadway Christmas Musical":

Dickens' classic is brought to life by three actors, one piano player, many witty song parodies, split second costume changes and a breakneck pace. 8 p.m. Dec. 1; 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 8 p.m. Dec. 3; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4; 8 p.m. Dec. 9; 8 p.m. Dec. 10; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11; 8 p.m. Dec. 16; 8 p.m. Dec. 17; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18. $15 / $ 12 / $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Food for Fines:

Each non-perishable (canned or packaged) food item in good condition and not out-of-date is worth $2. Donated items cover fines only; they do not cover lost or damaged items. Items can be dropped off at each Cabarrus County Public Library branch through Dec. 12. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Movie at Concord Library:

The Concord Book Club will be showing the film version of one of their recent selections by Ayn Rand and stars Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. This is free and open to the public. 5 p.m. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Dec. 2

"A Broadway Christmas Musical":

8 p.m. $15 / $ 12 / $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 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 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.

Dec. 3

Marathon Money Movement:

10 a.m. Embassy Suites Hotel, Off Speedway Blvd., Harrisburg.

Nature Walk:

Guided nature walk through the trails. Discover all the beauty Mother Nature provides. Walk begins at 10 a.m. Meet at Helms Hall. 10 a.m. Free. Camp T. N. Spencer Park, 3155 Foxford Drive, Concord. 704-795-4492. www.cabarruscounty.us/Parks/CampSpencer/campspencerpark.html.

The Metropolitan Opera: Rodelinda - Live:

Grimoaldo gives up everything to be with Eduige. 12:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Dec. 4

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Live:

More than 500 musicians perform a Christmas concert on the campus of Minnesota's St. Olaf College. 3:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Pet Night with Santa:

Animal-lovers will have the opportunity to bring their furry family members for a chance to meet Santa and get a picture on his lap. 5 p.m. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com.

Dec. 5

Beginning Archery Days:

Bring your bows, old and new, and experience the fun and fellowship of indoor archery. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365. www.bossproshops.com.

Auditions for "To Kill A Mockingbird":

Auditions: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 for "To Kill A Mockingbird," about a 1960 lawyer, Atticus Finch, in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. Show dates: Feb 9-26. Character descriptions on website. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Dec. 6

Planning Your First Christmas After the Loss of a Loved One:

If a loved one in your family has died this year, you may be wondering what you should do this Christmas. If you decide to remember your loved one, you can get some ideas here. Please call 704-819-2808 or email silverbirches@windstream.net to register. Not handicap accessible. 6:30 p.m. Free. Silver Birches Counseling and Consulting, 250 Branchview Drive, N.E., Concord.

Embroiderers' Guild of America Meeting:

Come stitch with us. 10 a.m. First two meetings are free. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord.

Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits:

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

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