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. 18

Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Spring Sports:

Spring 2012 Youth Sports Registration Dates for baseball, soccer and softball: Jan. 17-Feb. 3. Late registration: Feb. 6-10 (with $25 late fee). Fees for resident/non-resident: Age 3-4, PeeWee: $50/$60; Ages 15-16 $90/$100. Registration can be completed in person 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the office or online at www.harrisburgnc.org. Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Office, 4088 Stallings Road, Harrisburg. 704-455-7275. www.harrisburgnc.org.

Historic Land Research Class:

The Local History Department of the Concord Library will present a class in Historical Land Research with Dr. Mitch Simpson. Simpson has written a book on the land records of Cabarrus County and is an expert on historical land research. This program is free and open to the public. For details, call the Local History Department at 704-920-2061. 5:30 p.m. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Jan. 19

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Open House:

For prospective students on 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Registration begins at 4 p.m. A general information session begins at 4:30 p.m. Learn more about our degree programs and talk with faculty, staff and students. Free. 704-403-1555. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, 401 Medical Park Dr. NE, Concord. 704-783-1556. www.cabarruscollege.edu.

Film screening

"Artois the Goat" is about a felonious German baker, a grave-digging hermit and a tiny white goat in a journey of love, destiny and dairy products. Free. Presented by the Modern Film Festival at the Davis. 7 p.m. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S, Concord. www.CarabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Jan. 21

Nature Walk:

Guided nature walk through our trails, weather permitting. Ciscover all the beauty Mother Nature provides. Walk begins at 10 a.m. Meet in front of the office/restrooms at North Cabarrus Park. Registration is not required. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Rd., 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.

Jan. 22

Mike Minter former Carolina Panther:

Metrolina Church is honored to have Mike Minter as our guest speaker. He'll share his God-size story of doing the right thing and trusting God. He will also sign books afterward. 11 a.m. Free. Harris Road Middle School, 1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd., Concord. 704-995-0823. www.MetrolinaChurch.org.

Jan. 23

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.

Jan.26

Geektastic Dog/Cat Toy Craft:

Calling all geeks with pets. Do you believe your cat or dog needs a geeky toy? Love doing crafty things? Join the second installment of our geeky crafts series and make cat and dog toys inspired by Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, etc. While the pets are cooped up inside during the cold months, give them something better to chew on than your furniture! This event is free and no registration is required. Kannapolis Branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library, 850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis. 704-920-2304.

Jan. 27

Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show:

Save Time, Money and Have Fun as you learn about new ideas for your home and outdoor living spaces all under one roof. Get inspired about updating a room in your home or designing a new landscape. Roger Hazard, host of "Sell This House" on A&E will conduct seminars, along with other experts. There will be cooking and pottery demonstrations, art and gift gourmet center, regional artists, a kids zone, wine tastings and more. Innovation and inspiration for your home. 2 p.m.; 10 a.m. Jan. 28; 11 a.m. Jan. 29. $7 (16 and under FREE) $1 off admission for military and seniors. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.showtechnology.com.

Jan. 28

Groundhogs, Whistle Pigs, & Woodchucks! OH, My!:

Are they called Groundhogs or Woodchucks; Land Beavers or Whistle Pigs? We will make our version of the most famous member of the squirrel family and learn what makes them so unique! Hot Chocolate provided. Registration is required by Jan. 26 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10 a.m. $2. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.

Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show:

Save Time, Money and Have Fun as you learn about new ideas for your home and outdoor living spaces all under one roof. Get inspired about updating a room in your home or designing a new landscape. Roger Hazard, host of "Sell This House" on A&E will conduct seminars, along with other experts. There will be cooking and pottery demonstrations, art and gift gourmet center, regional artists, a kids zone, wine tastings and more. Innovation and inspiration for your home. 2 p.m.; 10 a.m. Jan. 28; 11 a.m. Jan. 29. $7 (16 and under FREE) $1 off admission for military and seniors. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.showtechnology.com.

Jan. 29

Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show:

Save Time, Money and Have Fun as you learn about new ideas for your home and outdoor living spaces all under one roof. 2 p.m.$7 (16 and under FREE) $1 off admission for military and seniors. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.showtechnology.com.

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