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.

Jan. 4

The Metropolitan Opera: "Rodelinda" Encore:

Grimoaldo gives up everything to be with Eduige. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com

Jan. 7

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show:

Repticon Charlotte is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars and children's activities. 10 a.m. Jan. 7; 10 a.m. Jan. 8; 10 a.m. Aug. 25; 10 a.m. Aug. 26. Adults - $10, children (5-12) $5, children 4 and younger are free. 863-268-4273. www.repticon.com. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 Nc-49 N, Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Admission Open House:

Cannon School open house. 1 p.m. Jan. 7; 1 p.m. Feb. 25. 704-721-7199. www.cannonschool.org. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

2 p.m. Free. BJ's Membership Club, 7905 Lyles Lane N.W., Concord.

Literacy Tutor Training

The training will be given by Donna Wilson and Susan Suarez Webster. Participants will be instructed on the adult learner, the Laubach Way of Reading and tutor resources and procedures. A 30-minute lunch break will be offered; bring a bag lunch and water will be provided. To register or for details, email the Cabarrus Literacy Council at literacy@cabarruscounty.us or call Susan at 704-920-ABCD.

Jan. 8

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show:

10 a.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 Nc-49 N, Concord. 704-920-3976. www.repticon.com.

Jan. 9

Beginning Archery Days:

Have you always wanted to shoot a bow but never been able to? Do you have a bow but its been collecting dust for years? Do you want to try indoor archery? Try BOSS Archery's 20 lane/20 yard indoor archery range for everyone. Bring your bows, old and new, and experience the fun and fellowship of indoor archery. Church groups are welcome. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365. www.bossproshops.com.

Auditions for "Broadway Babies":

For ages 10-18. Registration is 7-8 p.m. each evening. Those auditioning need to come one night. Details available online. Performances dates are 7:30 p.m. March 7-10 and 2:30 p.m. March 11. Old Courthouse theatre, 49 Springs St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Jan. 10

American Legion Post & Auxiliary No. 523:

American Legion Post & Auxiliary No. 523 of Harrisburg meet the second Tuesday of each month. Separate meetings are at The Carillon Assisted Living Center, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg. Visitors are welcome. 7 p.m. American Legion Post & Auxiliary No. 523, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg.

Auditions for "Broadway Babies":

For ages 10-18. Registration is 7-8 p.m. each evening. Those auditioning need to come one night. Details available online. Performances dates are 7:30 p.m. March 7-10 and 2:30 p.m. March 11. Old Courthouse theatre, 49 Springs St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Jan. 11

The Metropolitan Opera: "Faust" Encore:

6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Jan. 12

University City Women's Group:

Group's monthly meeting. Social time begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by business meeting, program and lunch. Lunch $14. For reservations email Susan Zongker at luncheon.ucwg@gmail.com. All are welcome. Oasis Shrine Temple, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte.

Brand New Opry

Kick off 2012 with bluegrass classics hosted by Jeff Whittington, featuring the Brand New Bluegrass Boys: Whittington, John Clubreath, Tom Isenhour, Pete Corum and Ben Watlington. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord.

Autism, Asperger's Support Meeting:

Support meetings for families, caregivers, professionals, and anyone affected by autism, Asperger's or PDD-NOS. Meetings are held 6:30-8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord. Network with others who understand. Participants do not need to be a resident of Cabarrus County to attend events. www.AutisumCabarrus.com.

Jan. 15

"The Grapes of Wrath":

The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Despite the anguish and suffering which it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit, and of the essential goodness and strength which then as now resides in the hearts and minds of the "common man." 4 p.m. Jan. 15. Free. Reader's theater at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Jan. 16

Beginning Archery Days:

Have you always wanted to shoot a bow but never been able to? Do you have a bow but its been collecting dust for years? Do you want to try indoor archery? Try BOSS Archery's 20-lane, 20-yard indoor archery range for everyone. Bring your bows, old and new, and experience the fun and fellowship of indoor archery. Church groups are welcome. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365. www.bossproshops.com.

Jan 17

"In and Out" Exhibition

The "In and Out" exhibition is a multi-media show based on opposites, including interiors and exteriors, inner thoughts and outward expressions, and the artists' choices of methods and media. Exhibition is on view through March 8. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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