Cabarrus

Community calendar

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Feb. 22

Reading & Discussion Series:

The Let's Talk About It reading and discussion series, sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council theme this season is "Picturing America: Places in the Heart." It will look at the ways human experience is shaped and defined by place. Among the titles discussed are "Empire Falls," "A River Runs Through It" and "Gilead." Books will be provided. To register, call Kris at 704-920-2053. 9 a.m. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Feb. 23

Reading and discussion series

The Let's Talk About it Reading & Discussion Series on "Picturing America: Places in the Heart" will meet at the Concord Library. The group will discuss "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo. Registration required. 9 a.m. To register, call 704-920-2050. Cabarrus County Public Library-Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Résumé building class

The Concord library will offer a class on the Cypress Resume program, an online resume-builder that creates professional-quality and attention-grabbing resumes by entering formatted information. Participants must have a library card. Spaces are limited and registration is required. To register, call 704-920-2054. Concord Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

Feb. 24

"Kisses and Cupcakes" - Piedmont Choral Society:

A Valentine-themed program, "Kisses and Cupcakes" will be presented by the Piedmont Choral Society in the fellowship hall of Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union Street North, Concord. The free program will feature favorite popular love songs for your Valentine as well as homemade desserts. A love offering will be taken. For details, call 704-699-6053 or email kayy2000@gmail.com. 7 p.m. Free. 704-699-6053. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-1109. foresthillumc.org.

"To Kill a Mockingbird":

Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. Based on Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "To Kill A Mockingbird." $15/ $12/ $10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.old courthouse theatre. org .

Feb. 25

Cupid Classic Cheer and Dance Competition:

Spirit Solutions will host the annual Cupid Classic Cheer and Dance Competition. See more than 100 teams compete. 8 a.m. www.spiritsolutions.com. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N, Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrus arena.com .

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 75 Anniversary:

This whimsical trip through Seussville will include story time, Dr. Seuss-themed crafts, festive goodie bags and more. 11 a.m. Free. 704-979-3000. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

The Metropolitan Opera: "Ernani" Live:

Tragic lovers Elvira and Ernani battle fate to be together. 12:55 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amc theatres.com .

NRA fundraising banquet:

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 or $40 at the door. Call 704-786-2922 for tickets or visit www.nrafoundation.com. 704-786-2922. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Harrisburg.

Old Courthouse Theatre Presents "To Kill a Mockingbird":

Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. 8 p.m. Feb. 25; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $15/$12/$10. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.old courthouse theatre.org .

Feb. 27

Beginning Archery Days:

BOSS Archery is running Beginning Archery days at their 20 lane/20 yard indoor archery range for everyone. 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.boss proshops.com .

Feb. 28

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies":

In Webber's sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," the Phantom lures Christine and her family to New York, where he hopes to win back her love. 7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amc theatres.com.

Cooperative Christian Ministry Expo:

For minister leaders, business associates, church groups, families and friends. Meet the staff and tour exhibits of CCM's ministry programs. Find out how your support is impacting families and how you can get involved. Crisis assistance, food, shelter, housing and more. 4 p.m. Free. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-782-2024. www.cooperativeministry .com .

March 5

Beginning Archery Days:

20 lane/20 yard indoor archery range. Bring your bows, old and new. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365. www.boss proshops.com .

March 6

Embroiderers Guild of America Meeting:

Learn the art of hand embroidery with this friendly group. 10 a.m. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Rd. NE, Concord. 704-650-9223. www.egausa.org.

March 7

"Broadway Babies":

Come enjoy some great Broadway tunes presented by our future stars! Visit the website for more details. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.old courthouse theatre.org .

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