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. 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. 7:30 p.m. 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:

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.

Hike for your Health

Medium to fast pace walk for ages 12 and up. Call 704-598-8857 to register. 7 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. www.parkandrec.com.

Jan 18

"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.

UNCC Men's basketball

Versus Kennesaw State. 1 p.m. UNCC Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte. sac.uncc.edu.

Jan. 21

Nature Walk:

Nature Walk at North Cabarrus Park. Free. Weather permitting. 10 a.m. Meet in front of the office/restrooms at North Cabarrus Park. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.

The Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island:

The lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on The Tempest, an other-worldly island. 12:55 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

"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.

Jan. 22

Mike Minter:

Metrolina Church is hosting former Carolina Panther Mike Minter as guest speaker. 11 a.m. Harris Road Middle School, 1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd., Concord. 704-995-0823. www.MetrolinaChurch.org.

Jan. 23

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 25

"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.

UNCC v. Temple

UNCC Men's 49ers take on Temple. 1 p.m. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte. sac.uncc.edu.

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